as the Sector Education and Training Authority
for the economic sub-sectors that include primary and secondary agriculture
through the Skills Development Act of 1998.
ACADEMIC YEAR & 2018/2019 FINANCIAL YEAR
BURSARIES, INTERNSHIPS, LEARNERSHIPS AND ARTISAN
Learnerships 18.1 and 18.2
shall also be included in this window period, the rest of learning programmes
shall be during November to January application window period.
AgriSETA invites all
AgriSETA levy paying employers,Commodity Organizations, NGO’s, CBO’s, Community Based
Cooperatives and small BEE firms to forward applications for
Bursaries, Internships, Artisan Development
and Learnerships 18.1 and 18.2 and NVC.
PLEASE NOTE – DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS
RECEIVED BY AGRISETA IN THE PAST, STAKEHOLDERS ARE ADVISED TO LIMIT
APPLICATIONS TO ABSOLUTE SCARCE AND CRITICAL SKILLS AS PER NSDS III
attached application form will be accepted which can
be found under the Skills Delivery menu, AgriSETA
Learning Programmes. www.agriseta.co.za
are open from the 01 September 2017 to 31 October 2017.
Applicants will be informed of the outcomes during December 2017 /
properly completed and signed application forms
should be supported by Employers in the agricultural sector in completing the
(Employer section) of the application form.
required documentation with your application (not CV’s).
From 1 September 2017, AgriSETA will introduce
Online application system, please visit AgriSETA website, Home Page,
(Red) – SDF/USER LOGON,
Discretionary Grant Application.
Upload all signed documents when using online
No late application
NOTES FOR BURSARIES
that only agricultural related qualifications
for unemployed learners while ONLY levy paying companies can
apply for other qualifications supporting their enterprises.
learners may ONLY apply for funding limited to their actual expenses related to
the learning programme.
No funding shall be provided to students who receive funding from other
application, proof of academic record, certified ID copy and proof of admission
from the learning Institution are required.
is granted, proof of contract between the learner and
the employer (during contracting), proof of registration and fees breakdown
structure for unemployed learners.
shall be given to Scarce and Critical skills / Occupations in the agricultural
sector such as: (Please see a list of Scarce and Critical skills on www.agriseta.co.za),
provide the 2017 Examination results when applying for bursaries.
who have been funded the previous year and would like
to continue with the same qualification, are supposed to re-apply
Veterinary NQF 8
Agricultural Scientist NQF 8
Agricultural Farm Manager NQF 7 etc
Funding for Internships shall only be for learners
who require practical exposure in order to obtain a qualification in agriculture.
LEARNERSHIPS 18.1 & 18.2 & NVC
– PLEASE NOTE THAT
ALTHOUGH THE APPLICATION IS NOW, IMPLEMENTATION SHALL ONLY BE FROM 1 APRIL 2018.
The allocation of funds will be aligned to the AgriSETA
strategic objectives with
Sector Scarce and Critical
Some of the training interventions that preference will be given to
are amongst others, but not limited to, the following
Farm Equipment/Machinery Operator
Landscape Gardner NQF 3
Forklift Driver NQF 2
(Please see a list of Scarce and Critical skills on www.agriseta.co.za)
FUNDING CATEGORIES – Please
click on the relevant learning programme to downlaod the application form
The value of the Grant per learner for:
Employed learners (18.1)R19 292.00
Unemployed learners (18.2)R23 108.00
Allowance per learner(18.2)R9 624.00
The number of learners per
application should preferably
15 per application.
R37 500.00 (Under Graduate)
R60 000.00 (Post Graduate)
Discretionary Grants are made available to employers
in support of workplace skills development as well as to unemployed learners in
assisting them to gain access to skills development and improve their
employment opportunities and/ or to support entrepreneurship.
Preference will be given to applications that support
the Agricultural Sector Scarce and Critical Skills reflected in the
AgriSETA Sector Skills Plan (SSP). A comprehensive list of Scarce and Critical
Skills is available on our website under
Applications should be properly completed and all
required supporting documents must be attached. Incomplete applications and the
use of wrong application forms will not be considered.
Applications is viewed as coming from the employer NOTnecessarly from the Service
Tax Clearance Certificate and the Tax Compliance Status Pin.
Applications should reach
AgriSETA not later than 31 October 2017, 16h30. No late applications will be
Application forms are available on the AgriSETA
website (www.agriseta.co.za) and
obtainable by clicking a Learning Programmes indicated in GREEN.
Past experience has
shown that the total value of applications each year, exceeds the
available discretionary funds by far. Stakeholders are therefore encouraged to
focus on actual needs when preparing applications. AgriSETA reserves the right
to lower the limit depending on the availability of funds.
At its own discretion, AgriSETA may consider higher
NQF levels when approving Learnerships.
All discretionary grants are VAT
Application period: 01 September 2017 – 31 October 2017
For further enquiries, please contact Mr Gerard Mamabolo on 012- 301 5607
all correctly/ properly completed forms should be
529 Belvedere Road
(18.1 and 18.2): 2018-2019LSapplications@agriseta.co.za
Creation (NVC): 2018-2019NVCapplications@agriseta.co.za