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Which bodies could become national Assessment Quality Partners

The need to establish an AQP arises from the development of an occupational qualification. A body that has the necessary credibility in the relevant constituency (industry/sector/profession) must be identified to manage External Integrated Summative Assessment by conducting the AQP functions listed above. Depending on their current functions and areas of expertise any of the following existing bodies may  be  appointed  as  Assessment  Quality  Partners  for  specific  occupations  or groups of occupations: Moderating Bodies Examining Bodies Professional Bodies Legislated Boards Occupational Associations Note: If there are no such bodies with a specific interest in the relevant occupation, a SETA o[...]


How are learnerships financed

Under the Skills Development Act, Setas have an obligation to disburse grants. Currently, one Seta provides grants of around R50.00 per credit (R6000.00 per learnership) with an additional R4000.00 grant upon successful completion of the learnership.

Other Setas have slightly different ways of funding their learnerships. These grants are paid to employers.
Employers currently receive a further incentive to implement learnerships via tax relief for each learnership agreement entered. In terms of Act 30 of 2002, by entering a learnership agreement with an employee, an employer may deduct 70% of annual wages paid to the leaner up to a maximum of R17500.00 from their Tax.
By entering a learnership agreement with an unemployed person, employers may deduct 100% of the learnership allowance paid to the learner up to a maximum of R25000.00.