The BOTI Guide to Applying for a SETA Mandatory or Discretionary Grant
Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETA’s) offer mandatory as well as discretionary grants.
When you apply to a SETA for a grant the process can be quite complex. Once you have decided what you would like to pursue, we will assist you with the application process and we will also help you complete the necessary documentation to ensure that the process is as seamless as possible.
Types of grants
Companies who are eligible to receive funding may apply for a mandatory grant. Mandatory grants are calculated at 20% of an employer’s 1% skills levy.
Employers need to submit a Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) and an Annual Training Report on around 30 April each year in order to claim back the 20% as a mandatory grant.
Payment of mandatory grants is made quarterly. However, an unclaimed mandatory grant will be transferred to the relevant SETA’s discretionary fund.
- How to apply for a mandatory grant
Applying for a mandatory grant can usually either be done online or manually. However, each SETA has its own individual governing policies and the relevant SETA will need to be contacted. The list below is a quick guideline in respect of each SETA’s policies.
A discretionary grant is awarded at the discretion of the particular SETA. Discretionary grants are awarded in respect of skills development projects that are linked to scarce and critical skills.
- PIVOTAL Programmes
It is a requirement for SETA’s to focus on funding in terms of Professional, Vocational, Technical and Academic Learning programmes, however, grants can nevertheless be awarded for PIVOTAL and non-PIVOTAL programmes alike in line with SETA policies.
Prior to any training or other activity related to a skills development project can commence, applications for Discretionary Grants should be made and approved.
To find out if you qualify for funding, contact the relevant SETA and we will assist you with the grant application process.
|SETA||Types of Grants||Training Programmes||Contact Details|
|AgriSETA||Mandatory/Discretionary||Bursaries, Internships, Learnerships, Artisan Development, Adult Education and Training Programme (AET), Skills Programmes and Land Reform and Mentoring Projects||www.agriseta.co.za
+ 27 (0) 12 301 5600
|BANKSETA||Mandatory/Discretionary||Bursaries, Internships, Learnerships, Letsema Post Matric Learnership and Kuyasa Post Graduation Learnerships||www.bankseta.org.za
+27 11 805 9661
|Construction Education and Training Authority SETA||Mandatory/Discretionary||Apprenticeships, short skills programmes and learnerships||www.ceta.org.za
+27 11 265 5900
|Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA)||Mandatory/Discretionary||Apprenticeships, Learnerships and Skills Programmes||
+27 11 726 4026
|Culture Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sports SETA (CATHSETA)||Mandatory/Discretionary||Learnerships, Internships, Work Integrated Learning Programmes, Apprenticeships, Skills Programmes and Bursaries||www.cathsseta.org.za
+27 11 217 0600
|Energy and Water SETA (EWSETA)||Mandatory/Discretionary||Apprenticeships, Learnerships, Bursaries and Internships||
+27 11 689 5300
|Education, Training and Development Practices SETA||Mandatory/Discretionary (Levy Grant Scheme)||Learnerships, Apprenticeships, Skills Programmes and any other prescribed learning programmes which includes a structured work experience component.||www.etdpseta.org.za
+27 31 304-5930
|Financial and Accounting Services SETA (FASSET)||Mandatory/Discretionary||Academic Bridging Programmes (PIVOTAL/Non-PIVOTAL, Bursaries and Student Loans||www.fasset.org.za
+27 11 476 8570
|Fibre Processing & Manufacturing SETA||Mandatory/Discretionary||Apprenticeships, Learnerships, and Skills Programmes||www.fpmseta.org.za
+27 11 234 2311
|Food and Beverage Manufacturing Industry SETA||Mandatory/Discretionary||AET Programmes, Apprenticeships, Learnerships, Bursaries, Unit Standard Based Skills Programmes and Work integrated Learning||www.foodbev.co.za
+27 11 253 7300
|Health and Welfare SETA||Mandatory/Discretionary||Learnerships, Skills Programmes, Internships and Bursaries||www.hwseta.org.za
+27 11 607 6900
|Insurance SETA||Mandatory/Discretionary||Learnerships, Internships, Bursaries and Skills Programmes||www.inseta.org.za
+27 11 544 2000
|Local Government SETA||Mandatory/Discretionary||Learning Programmes, Learnerships, Apprenticeships, Skills Programmes and structured work experience programmes||www.lgseta.org.za
+27 11 456 8579
|Media, Advertising, Information and Communication Technologies SETA||Mandatory/Discretionary||Learnerships, Internships and Short Courses||www.mict.org.za
+27 11 207 2600
|Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services SETA||Mandatory/Discretionary||Occupational Qualifications and Learning Programmes (including Learnerships and Skills Programmes)||www.merseta.org.za
+27 10 219 3000
|Mining Qualifications Authority SETA||Mandatory/Discretionary||Skills Programmes, Artisan Learnerships and Non-Artisan Learnerships||www.mqa.org.za
+27 11 630 3500
|Public Service SETA||Mandatory/Discretionary||Learnerships, Internships, Work Integrated Learning Programmes, Apprenticeships, Skills Programmes and Bursaries||www.pseta.org.za
+27 12 423 5700
|Safety and Security SETA||Mandatory/Discretionary||Skills Programmes, Bursaries, Internships, Apprenticeships and Learnerships
086 110 2477
|Services SETA||Mandatory/Discretionary||Learnerships, Internships, Recognition of Prior Learning, Adult Education and Training, Apprenticeships, Trade Tests, Skills Programmes and Bursaries||www.serviceseta.org.za
+27 11 276 9600
|Transport SETA||Mandatory/Discretionary||Learnerships, Apprenticeships, Skills Programmes, Recognition of Prior Learning and Internships||www.teta.org.za
+27 11 781 1280 / 0197
|Wholesale and Retail SETA||Mandatory/Discretionary||Qualifications, Learnerships and Bursaries||[email protected]
+27 12 430 4930