October 2014
Although the festive season and summer are just around the corner, it's still business as usual at Fasset. We've been hard at work with grant processing, Lifelong Learning events, tender evaluations as well as planning for the year ahead.

Due to the recent Post Office strike, the distribution of the Fasset newsletter, Facts, will be delayed. Please visit our website to download an electronic version or send an email to romaana.mckinnon@fasset.org.za to request hard copies to be couriered to you.

Please remember to diarise 15 February 2014 as the discretionary grant application deadline – it’ll be upon us before we know it!

To find out about what's happening at Fasset read below or visit: www.fasset.org.za

Kind Regards
Romaana McKinnon
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Fasset Incentives Event



To ensure that firms enjoy the benefits from being a member of the Seta, Fasset is hosting this half day event for the sector to communicate the 2014/2015 Fasset incentives and strategy. Click here to register.
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Emotional Intelligence, Personal Growth and Self-Esteem Workshop



Register here for Fasset's full day workshop on Emotional Intelligence and Personal Growth that will be held countrywide in November. It is accepted that an organisation cannot grow and flourish without a systemic understanding of the system and its environment, solid strategic leadership, and day-to-day management. It is also true that individuals will not achieve their full potential in terms of results, impact, influence and fulfilment without active leadership and management of their own lives.
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Revised Sector Skills Plan

The Sector Skills Plan (SSP) for the period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 has been revised to incorporate the Seta strategy for 2015/2016; the 30 September 2014 submission may be downloaded here.
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Fasset Incentives and Benefits 2015/2016

Click here for a summary of the Seta’s offerings for the 2015/2016 financial year.
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Grant deadlines

The 2014/2015 deadline for the following discretionary grants is 15 February 2015. Please note that no extensions will be granted.
  • Learnership Cash Grant;
  • National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Learner Repayment Grant;
  • Assessor and Moderator Grant; and
  • Pivotal Grant.
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Getting Started with Fasset

Click here for a guideline on how to get started with Fasset, and how to take advantage of the Seta’s offerings.
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Ethics, Risk Governance and Fraud



Fasset's Ethics, Risk, Governance and Fraud Workshops were held in October 2014 and covered the subject principles and provided practical tips. Final material from the workshop and a self-assessment is available for download on the Fasset website.
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Compliance with Changes in Legislation Update 2014



The Compliance with Changes in Legislation Update 2014 seminar was held in September 2014. Final material from the seminar and a self-assessment is available for download on the Fasset website.
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LL calendar of events

Check the Fasset Events Calendar to plan on events to attend for the year.
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Learnership Agreements

The various Fasset learnerships have unique requirements and processes for registration. For ease of understanding, please refer to the following summary per learnership. Employers should ensure that the latest Fasset learnership agreement is completed, and that two copies are submitted with the original.
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Fasset Annual Integrated Report

The Fasset 2013/2014 Annual Integrated Report was tabled in Parliament in September 2014 and is available on our website for download. Should you require a hard copy, please send an email to romaana.mckinnon@fasset.org.za.
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Fasset Success Stories

We always love to hear back from those who have completed Fasset-funded programmes and encourage these stories via email as well on our Facebook page. Click here to read a few comments of gratitude and success stories from the Fasset beneficiaries.
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Non-levy payers



Non-levy paying employers can register with Fasset, and enjoy Seta benefits and incentives, such as attending free training events. Click here to download the registration form.
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Career Guidance

To find out how to get Fasset material for your Career Guidance programme, send an email to romaana.mckinnon@fasset.org.za outlining your requirements.
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Do we have your correct details?

If any of your particulars have changed, please contact Fasset at 086 101 0001 or via email at fassetcallcentre@fasset.org.za, so that we can update your details on our database. You can also login to verify or update your details.
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Fasset Tender Bulletin

Fasset procures a number and variety of services in the course of achieving its objectives. All procurement at the relevant threshold according to supply chain regulations is advertised on our website and we advise prospective service providers to regularly check the Tender Bulletin section for new information relating to Fasset's service requirements.
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Fraud Prevention

In order to assist Fasset in giving effect to our Fraud Prevention Plan, we encourage all stakeholders to make use of the Fasset Tip Offs Hotline 0800 205 054 to notify Fasset of any suspected fraudulent activities impacting on Fasset.
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Win Win Win

Congratulations to Gaopalelwe Tiroyabone the winner of our website lucky draw competition for September 2014.