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					                        DISCRETIONARY GRANT GUIDELINE

                                       2007




                 For Implementation of Discretionary Grant Projects




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          CONTENTS                                                               Page




ONE – BACKGROUND



1.1. Introduction                                                                       3
1.2. What is a Discretionary Grant?                                                     3
1.3. Who may apply?                                                                     4
1.4. How to apply                                                                       4
1.5. When to apply                                                                      5


TWO - DISCRETIONARY GRANT CATEGORIES


2.1. Discretionary Grant Criteria                                                       6
2.2. Funding formulae                                                                   6
2.3. Items that will not be considered for Discretionary Grant funding                  7
2.4. Funding windows                                                                    7




THREE - THE DISCRETIONARY GRANT PROCEDURE




3.1. Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)                                                 13
3.2. Reporting and Monitoring                                                           14
3.3. Discretionary Grant Contacts                                                       14


APPENDICES
“A”:      Critical and Scarce Skills from SSP matched against programmes types          15
“B”       Glossary                                                                       21
“C”       Documents to support grant management SOP                                      22




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ONE                  BACKGROUND

1.1. Introduction

The purpose of this document is to provide a guideline and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the administration and
management of CHIETA Discretionary Grants. Discretionary Grants are intended to encourage employers and stakeholders to
contribute towards the achievement of the objectives of the Human Resources Development Strategy (HRDS), the National Skills
Development Strategy (NSDS) and the CHIETA‟s Sector Skills Plan (SSP). Discretionary grants are available to applicants who
engage in skills development practices that will lead to the achievement of these objectives and targets.


The CHIETA undertook an analysis of key challenges within the sector, by looking at the regulatory framework and transformation
imperatives, translating the Service Level Agreement (SLA) targets with the Department of Labour (DoL) to meet the challenges
faced in the Chemical Industries sector. Consultations were held nationally and regionally between May and June 2007 to solicit
inputs from stakeholders to assist in the formulation of the new Discretionary criteria 2007-2008. Against this backdrop the CHIETA
has prioritized the four funding windows for the financial year 2007-2008 (see section 2.4).


Since there are limited funds available, this guideline has been developed to manage the disbursement of these discretionary funds. It
provides detailed criteria for the purpose of making application and award decisions.



1.2.      What is a Discretionary Grant?

In terms of the Skills Development Regulations a discretionary grant is a grant paid to applicants, at the discretion of the CHIETA, for
skills development projects linked to scarce and or critical skills in the chemical industries sector. Levy-paying companies should
however note that they cannot claim for the same training activity from both mandatory grants and discretionary grants.


Discretionary Grants are made available for special skills development initiatives that take forward the goals of the Sector Skills Plan
(SSP), objectives of the NSDS II and the interventions as laid down in the Grant Regulations. A Discretionary Grant is therefore a
special skills initiative grant that is made available to stakeholders of the Chemical Industries sector for initiatives that take forward the
goals of the Sector Skills Plan (SSP), objectives of the NSDS II and interventions as laid down in Grant Regulations-2005 (Draft Grant
Regulations -2007 included) and Draft Department of Labour (DoL) Scorecard. In addition the Discretionary Criteria for 2007-2008
will promote the Government‟s ASGI-SA objectives as articulated by JIPSA.


                        See Appendix “A” Programme Types Linked to Critical and Scarce Skills from SSP


The CHIETA Governing Board has approved a R35 million for the funding of Discretionary Grant awards for the financial year 2007-
2008.




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1.3.        Who may apply?

The regulations allow for the following categories of organizations to apply for Discretionary Grants:
           an employer within the jurisdiction of CHIETA, including an employer who is not required to pay skills development levy in
            terms of the Skills Development Levies Act; and
           other associations or organizations that meet the criteria for the payment of such a grant (Regulations No 27801 18 July
            2005) including NGO‟s, CBO‟s, and Accredited Training Providers


                    See section 2. “Funding Windows” to see for which grant types your organisation is eligible.


1.4.        How to apply

Applicants are required to submit their Discretionary Grant proposal on the prescribed CHIETA Discretionary Grant application form
available on the CHIETA Website.


One application form is to be submitted per organisation. However where more than one DG category is being applied for, separate
project plans should be prepared to motivate the business case for funds to implement different projects, e.g. if applying to implement
the Chemical Operations NQF L2 Learnership, and ABET, two project plans are needed.

It is a condition of the grant that the applicant must have demonstrated that the projects applied for have been discussed and
negotiated with employees of the company site where implementation will take place. For that reason, the name and signature of
employer and (if applicable) employee are requested to ensure that application information is correct, and has been agreed to by both
employer and employee parties.


The CHIETA requests information regarding training and education programmers that the organization deems to be strategic. The
applicant is required to make a business case for the proposed intervention, using a project logic approach.




              Name of project                refers to the name of the proposed initiative that your organization is requesting funding
                                                                                         for
           Background / Rationale                 refers to a brief history of the need for the project, including how it meets the
                                                                organisation‟s and/or sector‟s strategic objectives
               Scope of Work                      refers to a detailed overview of the each aspect of the programmed, including
                                                                 specifications of each task or element of training



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        Required Deliverables                  refers to the specific outcomes that the project aims to achieve, including how these
                                                            outcomes will be determined and furnished to the CHIETA
         Project Management                  refers to how the project will be managed, including the tracking, monitoring, reporting of
                                                        each aspect of the project, as well as the accountability structures



1.5.      When to apply

Applications for Discretionary Grants must be made and approved by the CHIETA for any prioritized training or other activity taking
place in the current financial year (April 2007 to March 2008). In addition, given the nature of grant cycles, the Discretionary Grant will
only apply for the forthcoming year‟s activities. No retrospective funding will be considered. For projects that will not be completed by
March 2007 the application should indicate budget allocations and activities for different financial years. While in-principle approval
may be given to a multi-year project, e.g. Apprenticeships, the applicant will need to submit a report and budget motivation by April
2007 in order to access funds to complete the project in the next financial year.

Electronic applications
Last year, the CHIETA moved towards capturing applications on the Management Information System (MIS). This allowed for an
automated approach to categorizing application and proposal types against available funds. To improve the speed and accuracy of
the process, the CHIETA is introducing this year an electronic application form which will ensure the use of standard terminology and
completion of mandatory fields in a seamless link to the MIS. This will reduce risk, and enhance the ability to evaluate applications
and proposals for both short listing and general research purposes.


Applicants are thus strongly urged to utilize the electronic application process. Where computer and/or internet access is difficult, one
of the CHIETA‟s Regional Staff could be assigned to assist you.


The Application form for Discretionary Grant is available on the CHIETA‟s: website: www.chieta.org.za.


                                    Closing Date: 30 June 2007. Late Applications will not be considered




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TWO                    DISCRETIONARY GRANT CATEGORIES

2.1.       Discretionary Grant Criteria


Beyond the over-arching requirement of the grant proposal needing to support the critical and scarce skills and sector priorities of the
chemical industries sector, the criteria for Discretionary Grant Allocations and Applications are reviewed on an annual basis, linked to
the CHIETA‟s Service Level Agreement (SLA) with the Department of Labour and the objectives of the National Skills Development
Strategy (NSDS).


A further consideration is to ensure that any CHIETA strategic projects (either planned or in implementation) complement, and do not
overlap with the criteria for Discretionary Grant funding, so that resources are aligned to best achieve the skills development targets
and objectives for the chemical industries sector.

          The applicant must be up to date with levy contributions unless exempt from paying levies (proof of exemption must be
           submitted);
          The application for grants must be submitted on the prescribed application form;
          The applicant organisation must have made satisfactory progress with the projects awarded in the previous Discretionary
           Grant Cycle.
          The provider identified to deliver the training must be accredited with the relevant ETQA to deliver the applicable
           qualification;
          Only one application is submitted per SDL number;
          Provider applications for Learnerships should be accompanies by letters of endorsement from the company that will be
           providing the experiential component and should not duplicate the company‟s own application
          Applications must be for learners recruited and contracted during the current levy year;
          The Learnership for which the application for a grant is being made must address both business needs and scarce skills
           within the chemical industries sector;


2.2.       Funding Formulae


The unit costs and funding formulae are provided merely as a guide, and indicate the maximum amount available for different grant
categories. Applicants must provide a budget based on anticipated actual costs, since different initiatives and levels of programmes
carry varying costs.


No retrospective increases in grant awards will be made as this has budgetary and management implications for the CHIETA. All
funding will be paid on the basis three tranches, linked to a reporting cycle.




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Over and above the grant per learner indicated in section 2.4 below, it is important to note that for the first time, the grant regulations
provide for applicants to include project costs, to the maximum of 10% of the overall project costs to cover administrative
expenditure related to managing and implementing the project.


All budgets are to be inclusive of VAT.


Double-Dipping will not be accepted:
            All planned Training Interventions must be reflected in the WSP/ATR for 2007-2008;
            The same Training Interventions for the same person can only be claimed once;
            Some training Interventions could then be claimed in the ATR and others in the pre - approved Discretionary claim, and
            Training can not be claimed in both Mandatory Grants and Discretionary Grants claims.


2.3.         Items that will not be considered for Discretionary Grant funding


Applicants are requested not to apply for funding of the following:
            Any similar projects that are funded by the CHIETA, a government department, another SETA or any other establishment;
            Learners placed in workplaces outside the chemicals sector; and
            Employment and Skills Development Agencies outside the chemicals sector (excluding those specializing in New Venture
             Creation).


2.4.         Funding Windows
Four Funding Windows have been identified in for 2007-2008, within some of which different project types are possible. These are
summarized in the matrix below:
       FUNDING WINDOW       PROJECT TYPES              NSDS Indicator and       Explanatory comment
                                                      sector annual target
1      Scarce Skills        1. Learnerships           Indicators 2.8 & 4.1.    Learnerships, Skills Programmes, Apprenticeships and Bursaries are
       Programmes           2. Skills Programmes      1700 18.1.               all valid modes of achieving sector skills priorities for scarce and critical
                            3. Apprenticeships /      1000 18.2                skills. In particular, the CHIETA seeks to support ASGI-SA through a
                               Artisan Training                                range of Artisan development initiatives.

2      Employment           1. Workplace Experience    Indicator 4.2.        Grants for companies to take in learners in critical and scarce skills at
       Promotion                                                             Universities of Technology that need to complete practical training (P1
                                                      175 learners           & P2) before they can graduate.
                            2. Internships                                   Grants for unemployed learners who have completed CHIETA
                                                                             Learnerships addressing scarce/Priority Skills
                            3. Graduate Development                          Grants for projects that orientate unemployed graduates in critical and
                                                                             scarce skills to the world of work*
3      New Venture          Learnerships              Indicator 4.3.         These initiatives will link the training provided to a set of other factors
       Creation                                                              on which the success of New Ventures will depend: access to support,
                                                      50 learners            capital and markets. The major focus will be on synergies between
                                                                             new and existing businesses; and on developing and extending supply
                                                                             chains to and from businesses in the sector.
4      Sector Skills Plan   RPL                       Not referenced in NSDS Where individuals undertake a RPL assessment and are deemed not
       (SSP) Priorities                               but a sector priority. yet competent, the RPL initiative can serve to identify gaps in



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                                                                                   knowledge or skills. The gaps can then be addressed through targeted
                                                                                   learning interventions. In this way, RPL is seen as an important
                                                                                   enabling tool to facilitate equity, redress and life-long learning, as well
                                                                                   as to ensure that individuals can participate productively in all aspects
                                                                                   of the economy and society.
                             BEE Grants                  Indicator 2.5. But not in Skills Development and Employment Equity are cornerstones of BEE
                                                         SLA and subject to        credentials. The CHIETA‟s mandate allows it to engage in these
                                                         availability of funds     spheres of human resource development, more readily than in areas
                                                                                   related to preferential procurement, ownership and control, etc. With
                                                                                   regard to HRD for BEE, the CHIETA‟s policy objective is to ensure a
                                                                                   significant increase in the number of black people in executive and
                                                                                   senior management of enterprises in the chemical sector.
                             Other (specify, e.g. OHS, ABET)



         The CHIETA will consider incentivising registered employers who offer a fixed term contract of employment to learners for a minimum of 12 months. Such
          Partnership/Collaboration will comprise of the CHIETA contributing a salary for a period of 6 months to the value of R2 500.00 per learner per month
          (Inclusive of all costs), the organization committing to contribute at least the same salary for the next six months.


 NOTE ON SPECIAL PROJECTS


     1.   Provider Support and Development: Support and development provided to potential or CHIETA providers who wish to
          be accredited or extend their accreditation scope within the scarce skills areas falling within the primary focus of the
          CHIETA.

          The grant amount is R30 000 per new provider requiring accreditation on full qualifications and R15 000 for providers
          requiring extension of scope on reviewed qualifications and R10 000 for providers requiring accreditation on critical single
          unit standards

          Education, Training and Development (ETD) Training: Practitioners/Facilitators, Assessors and Moderators. This will be
          a special project run along the lines of the SME Voucher Project, by the ETDQA Division. The amount for assessor
          moderator will remain at R4000 per assessor/moderator and R5000 for ETD Practitioners.

     2.   Implementation of Institute of Sectoral Occupational Excellence (ISOE)
          Support and development of two providers or workplaces that wish to become ISOE within the chemical sector. The grant
          amount is up to R350 000 per provider.

     3.   Skills Development Facilitator, Skills Development Committee and Union Training
          This is a special project under the auspices of the Constituency Support Division and its regional offices.

     4.   SME Training
          This is undertaken through the SME Training Voucher Project, through which a broad range of accredited training in the
          form of short courses may be accessed. See www.chietavoucher.org.za or e-mail: smetrainingvouchers@chieta.org.za


GRANTS AVAILABLE PER FUNDING WINDOW




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1    SCARCE SKILLS      GET LEARNERSHIPS                                                         The grant amount is R12 000 for
     PROGRAMMES         The achievement of a GETC qualification allows employees access          employed learners and R24 000
                        to Learnership programmes in the chemical industries sector and          for unemployed learners.
                        other sectors. The CHIETA provides grants towards the funding of
                        the implementation of the Chemical Operations Learnership at
                        NQF L1.
                        For who is it intended?
                        Employees wishing to obtain the NQF Level 1 qualification.
                        Employees wishing to progress on the National Qualifications
                        Framework
                        Who may apply?
                        Companies registered with the CHIETA
                        CHIETA accredited training providers (Conditions apply).
                        FET LEARNERSHIPS                                                         The grant amount for an
                        The CHIETA provides grants towards the funding of the                    employed person is R18 000 per
                        implementation of DoL registered Learnerships, which integrate           Learner per Learnership.
                        institutional training by accredited providers and workplace training
                        at companies, and which are occupationally based programmes              The grant amount for an
                        that lead to qualifications registered on the NQF. (Applicants may       unemployed person is R30 000
                        also claim CHIETA grants for Learnerships registered by other            per Learner per Learnership.
                        SETAs.)
                        For who is it intended?
                        Employees in the chemical industries sector
                        Unemployed learners (potential employees)
                        Who may apply?
                        Companies registered with the CHIETA
                        Accredited training providers (Conditions apply)
                        HET LEARNERSHIPS                                                         The grant amount for an
                        The CHIETA provides grants towards the funding of the                    employed person is R18 000 per
                        implementation of DoL registered Learnerships, which combine             Learner per year.
                        training by Accredited Providers with workplace training, will lead to
                        qualifications registered on the NQF. (Applicants may also claim         The grant amount for an
                        CHIETA grants for Learnerships registered by other SETAs.)               unemployed person is R36 000
                        NB: Applications for Learnerships that address critical or scarce        per Learner per year.
                        skills in the chemical industries sector, or New Venture Creation
                        will receive preferential scoring.
                        For who is it intended?
                        Employees in this Sector who want to achieve qualifications using
                        workplace based training; Employees in this Sector who are
                        selected by their employers to participate in Learnerships outside
                        this Sector.
                        Who may apply?
                        Levy-paying companies in the chemical industries sector
                        Higher Education Accredited Institutions.




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                        SKILLS PROGRAMMES                                                     Grant amount is R1 000 per
                        The CHIETA funds the implementation of selected skills                Learner on completion of the
                        programmes in the chemical industries sector.                         programme, or R140 per credit
                                                                                              per learner (whichever is the
                        NB: Skill programmes must address critical or scarce skills in the
                                                                                              highest).
                        chemical industries sector.

                        For who is it intended?
                        Employees who are selected by companies in this Sector to
                        participate in the programmes.

                        Who may apply?
                        SP‟s up to Level 4: companies registered with the CHIETA.
                        SPs above Level 4: levy paying companies in the chemical
                        industries. CHIETA Accredited Training Providers (Conditions
                        Apply)
                        APPRENTICESHIPS                                                       The grant amount for an
                        Apprenticeships remain a viable and respected mechanism for           employed person is R18 000 per
                        skills development, and the CHIETA has systems in place to            Learner per year.
                        support Apprenticeships.
                        For who is it intended?                                               The grant amount for an
                        Employees and unemployed persons who are selected by                  unemployed person is R30 000
                        companies in the Sector to participate in the Apprenticeship          per Learner per year
                        programmes.
                        Who may apply?
                        Companies registered with the CHIETA
                        Accredited training providers (conditions apply)
2    EMPLOYMENT         WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE                                                  A grant of R3 000 per month per
     PROMOTION          Grants are paid to companies that provide experiential training for   Learner for a period of up to 12
                        students needing to complete their HET qualification in fields of     months, depending on the
                        study linked to critical or scarce skills for the sector.             requirements of the qualification.
                        Note: while not strictly enforceable, the NSDS places a
                        requirement on the CHIETA to demonstrate 70% placement rates
                        Who may apply?
                        Companies registered with the CHIETA
                        INTERNSHIPS                                                           A grant of R3 000 per month per
                        The CHIETA supports the provision of practical training for           intern for a period of up to 12
                        qualified, unemployed graduates.                                      months.
                        Note: while not strictly enforceable, the NSDS places a
                        requirement on the CHIETA to demonstrate 70% placement rates
                        Who may apply?
                        Companies registered with the CHIETA




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                         GRADUATE DEVELOPMENT                                                       Depends on nature of project
                         Grants for projects that orientate unemployed graduates in critical
                         and scarce skills to the world of work
                         Who may apply?
                         Companies registered with the CHIETA
                         Accredited providers


3    NEW VENTURE         a) Grants are provided for the two providers accredited by the
     CREATION            CHIETA (primary ETQA) and learning programme approved                      Grant amount to any first two
                         (secondary ETQA) by SERVICES SETA to implement the New                     providers who meet the
                         Venture Creation qualifications as required by NSDS 11                     application requirements @ R30
                                                                                                    000 per learner on a NVC
                         Who may apply?                                                             Learnership for a period of up to
                                                                                                    12 months.
                         CHIETA Providers already fully accredited for any of the full
                         qualifications from the CHIETA‟s primary focus
                                                                                                    FUNDS PERMITTING
                           b) A FET Learnership (as registered and quality assured by
                           Services SETA) that equips an unemployed learner to establish a
                           new venture. It is deemed important that the Learnership is
                           contextualized to the chemical industries sector.
                           For who is it intended?
                           Unemployed learners up to the age of 35.
                           Who may apply?
                           Companies registered with the CHIETA
                           Services SETA accredited providers
4    SECTOR SKILLS      BEE GRANTS                                                                 Grant amount
     PLAN PRIORITIES    Grants are made available for the management development of                 Up to R45 000 per person per
                        middle and senior black managers in chemical sector enterprises             annum (funds permitting).
                        (limited to 5 candidates per enterprise per annum). Conditional on
                        submission of annual skills plans, and training reports, irrespective of
                        size of enterprise. The grants are directly linked to improvements in
                        participation of BEE firms, as well as firms wishing to improve their
                        BEE credentials.
                        Who may apply?
                        Professionals
                        BEE entrepreneurs
                        Large and SME enterprises
                        Co-operatives.
                        Who provides training?
                        Accredited HET / FET providers
                        Company based preparation programmes, or companies that have
                        gained programme approval.




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                        RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)                            Grant amount
                        Grants are provided to source ETD expertise to implement       Up to R3000 p/day to a maximum
                        workplace RPL initiative in the following categories:          of 20 days.
                               Strategy Development
                               Design and Development (e.g. assessment guides and
                                instruments for RPL)
                            Assessment (external RPL of learners)
                        (RPL Guideline and Implementation Manual is available on the
                        CHIETA website.)
                        Who may apply?
                        Companies registered with the CHIETA




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    THREE               DISCRETIONARY GRANT PROCEDURES
    3.1. Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
    There are six SOP stages in the DG Process:

         1. Requests for proposals and concept development
         2. Proposal submission
         3. Technical Review and Award
         4. Negotiation and Contracting
         5. Post-Award Management and Monitoring
         6. Close-out.
           The CHIETA will only seek to obtain Governing Board approval for an exception to grant regulations, policies, or
         procedures when the deviation is demonstrated to be highly beneficial to either the sector strategic goals or to the
                                                 fiscal stewardship of the project.


    Further to the provisions outlined in sections 1 and 2, the following outlines the Discretionary Grant procedure:
Stage   MILESTONE                                                              DURATION                            DATES
1       Annual Guideline developed, consulted and approved                     35 work days                        April - May 07
        Publish and Distribute Guideline and Call for Applications             40 work days                        June – July 07
2       Project Proposals received, assigned tracking numbers                  7 work days                         1-10 August 07
        Receipt acknowledged                                                   7 days                              7 September 07
3       Project evaluated against criteria and budget                          5 days                              13-17 August 07
        (and where necessary, initial site visits conducted)
        Shortlist of Recommendations prepared for DGRC                         10 days                             20-31 August 07
        DGRC Meeting for approval of grants and projects                       1 day                               17 September 07
4       Letters of notification and contracts sent to applicants. Note         9 days                              18-28 September 07
        clause 5.3 of the contract: “Failure to sign this Agreement within
        thirty days of the recorded date of postage shall mean that the
        grant award is automatically cancelled and shall be made
        available for re-allocation.”
        Award queries are responded to and resolved                            Within 30 days                      -
5       Approved projects uploaded onto MIS                                    After 30 day period as per          01 October – 17
                                                                               clause 5.2 of contract.             November 2007
                                                                               34 work days
        1st tranche disbursement made (if previous cycle completed)            Within 10 work days of receipt      01 October 07 to 10
                                                                               of contract                         April 08
        Mid term project progress report received and evaluated                Before or on 31 March 08            Varies according to
        2nd tranche disbursement made                                          Within 10 work days of receipt      different contracts,
                                                                               of report. Before or on 31          projects, and
                                                                               March 08                            organisational
        Monitoring site visit conducted                                        Before or on 31 March 08            progress.
        Report prepared and submitted to grantee and DG Unit                   5 work days
6       Project Closure Report received                                        10 work days after receipt of
                                                                               monitoring site visit report
        Third tranche disbursement made.                                       Within 10 work days.




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3.3. Reporting and Monitoring


It is a condition of the contract that applicants forward project progress reports, completed in standard CHIETA templates
(which will also be available electronically for automated transfer into the CHIETA MIS).


     1)    A Mid-term Progress Report on the utilization of the grant upon reaching 50% of the MoA “deliverables” or 31
           March 2008, whichever date is earlier. To be completed in the standard format provided by the CHIETA Projects
           Division, and accompanied by a Financial Report.


     2)    A Projects Closure Report within 30 days of completion of the MoA deliverables.          To be completed in the
           standard format provided by the CHIETA Projects Division, and accompanied by a Financial Report (Income
           and expenditure statement).


          In addition, a monitoring site visit by CHIETA officials takes place upon submission of the project
                            closure report, as a form of verification and quality assurance.


3.4. Discretionary Grant Contacts


National Office Call Centre: 0860 244 382.


Discretionary Grants Practitioner                             Happiness Mlambo              hmlambo@chieta.org.za
Projects Manager                                              Romiela Pillay                rpillay@chieta.org.org.za
Projects Administrator                                        Thando Veyi                   tveyi@chieta.org.za

Regional Offices

     Address                                  Regions served                                             Contact details
Gauteng                  Gauteng, Free State, North West, Mpumalanga, Northern              Tel: 011 805 6743/4
                         Province                                                           e-mail: nmaebela@eta.org.za
Western Cape             Western and Northern Cape                                          Tel: 021-551 113
                                                                                            e-mail: anceke@chieta.org.za
KwaZulu Natal            KwaZulu Natal and Eastern Cape                                     Tel: 031-368 4040
                                                                                            e-mail: ujakalase@chieta.org.za




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APPENDIX “A”: Critical and Scarce Skills from SSP matched against programmes types

  OFO             Occupation             SS       Type of Intervention          Available qualification addressing Scarce         Accredited Education & Training Providers
  Code                                                                                              Skill                                   offering qualification
  1112          General Managers         Yes        Degree/ diploma                                                    Degree/ diploma
  1322          Finance Managers         Yes            Degree                                                         Degree/ diploma
 132401    Policy and Planning Manager   Yes            Degree                                                         Degree/ diploma
 132501    Research and Development      Yes            Degree                 Master of Science or PhD Chemistry or related                      Universities
                     Manager                                                                      science
  1332        Engineering Managers       Yes             Degree               B.Eng (chem/mech) & Professional Registration                       Universities

 133502        Production Manager        Yes        Degree/ diploma                   B.Eng (chem/mech); Btech(Eng);
                 (Manufacturing)
   135           Information and         Yes        Diploma/ degree                   Btech (IT); Bcomm(IT); BSc (IS)                  Universities & Univ. of Technology
            Communication Technology
                 (ICT) Managers
 136101    Programme / Project Manager   Yes       LS or Short course
 139903        Laboratory Manager        Yes                                      Btech (Analytical Chemistry), BSc (Hons)             Universities & Univ. of Technology
                                                                                                 Chemistry
 221101       Chartered accountant       Yes    Degree and professional                                   Degree/ diploma & Professional Registration
                                               qualification and experience
 221204          Internal Auditor        Yes             Degree                                                          Degree/ diploma
  2254        Technical Sales Rep        Yes               LS                       Certificate in Sales Management (5)                  Wholesale & Retail SETA Providers
 225402       Sales Rep (Medical &       Yes               LS                      Certificate: Medical Representative (5)               Wholesale & Retail SETA Providers
                     Pharma)
 233101        Chemical Engineer         Yes       Degree or diploma /         Bachelor of Engineering: Chemical Engineering          Universities; Univ. of Technology All
                                                learnership depending on       (7); BSc Engineering: Chemical Engineering (7)         universities do not produce engineers
                                                   required NQF level          National Higher Diploma: Chemical Engineering
                                               learnerships cannot lead to                           (7)
                                                        engineers
 233201           Civil Engineer         Yes       BSc in Construction         Bachelor of Engineering: Civil Engineering (7);          Universities; Univ. of Technology
                                                 Management or B. Tech         BSc Engineering: Civil engineering (7) Diploma:
                                                       Architecture            Construction technology: civil engineering (5/6)




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 OFO             Occupation             SS      Type of Intervention        Available qualification addressing Scarce        Accredited Education & Training Providers
 Code                                                                                           Skill                                  offering qualification
233301        Electrical Engineer       Yes       Degree / diploma        Bachelor of Engineering: Electrical Engineering         Universities; Univ. of Technology
                                                                          (7); BSc Engineering: Electrical Engineering (7)
                                                                                 Diploma: Electrical Engineering (5)


233502      Mechanical Engineer         Yes           Degree                  Bachelor of Engineering: Mechanical                 Universities; Univ. of Technology
                                                                          Engineering (7); BSc Engineering: Mechanical
                                                                          Engineering (7); Certificate: Basic Mechanical
                                                                             Engineering (4); Diploma: Mechanical
                                                                                         Engineering (5)
233503   Production or Plant Engineer   Yes           Diploma                Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (7);              Universities; Univ. of Technology

233602        Mining Engineers          Yes       Degree/diploma         Bachelor of Engineering: Mining Engineering (7);         Universities; Univ. of Technology
                                                                         Bachelor of Technology: Mining Engineering (7);


 234     Natural and Physical Science   Yes       Diploma/ degree            Bachelor of Science (hons)(7); Master of             Universities; Univ. of Technology
                 Professional                                                    Science (7); PhD (Science)(8)


234201             Chemist              Yes   Degree (BSc or BSc hons)    Bachelor of Science: Chemistry (6); Bachelor of         Universities; Univ. of Technology
                                                                             Science (hons, Chemistry) (7); Diploma:
                                                                                      Analytical Chemistry (5)


234503           Biochemist             Yes           Degree               Bachelor of Science (hons Biochemistry) (7)                      Universities
                                                                            Master of Science: Biochemistry (7); BSc
                                                                                 Agriculture: Biochemistry (7);


234504         Biotechnologist          Yes           Degree              Master of Science: Applied Biotechnology (7);           Universities; Univ. of Technology
                                                                         Master of Science: Biotechnology (7); Master of
                                                                             Technology: Biotechnology (7); National
                                                                         Diploma: Biotechnology (6); National Certificate:
                                                                          Biotechnology (5); National Higher Certificate:
                                                                                        Biotechnology (5)




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 OFO            Occupation              SS    Type of Intervention     Available qualification addressing Scarce          Accredited Education & Training Providers
 Code                                                                                       Skill                                   offering qualification
234507          Microbiologist          Yes         Degree           BSc(hons Industrial Microbiology) (7); BSc (hons
                                                                      Microbiology) (7); BSc (microbiology) (7); MSc
                                                                        (Microbiology) (8); PhD (Microbiology) (8);



234601   Medical Laboratory Scientist   Yes         Degree             PhD Chemistry (organic); Master of Medical                        Universities
                                                                     Pharmacology (8); Master of Medical Science (8)


234902           Metallurgist           Yes   Diploma/learnership       Btech: Engineering: Metallurgy (7); Btech:             Universities; Univ. of Technology
                                                                      Extraction Metallurgy (7); Dtech: Engineering:
                                                                      Metallurgy (8); Mtech: Engineering: Metallurgy
                                                                      (8); Mtech: Extraction: Metallurgy (8); National
                                                                     Certificate: Engineering: Metallurgy (5); National
                                                                           diploma: Engineering: Metallurgy (6);
234905       Materials Scientist        Yes   Degree/ postgraduate        BSc (hons Materials Science) (7); BSc:                         Universities
                                                                          Engineering: Materials Engineering (7);
251302    Occupational Health and       Yes     Degree/ diploma        Btech: nursing (occupational health) (7); Post             Universities of Technology
              Safety Adviser                                            graduate diploma (occupational health) (7);
                                                                        Advanced university diploma (occupational
                                                                         health) (7)Btech: Safety Management (7);
                                                                       National Certificate: Safety Management (5);
                                                                     National Higher Certificate: Safety Management
                                                                      (7); Btech (Environmental health) (7); National
                                                                             Diploma: Environmental Health (6);
                                                                     Postgraduate diploma: Environmental Health (7);
                                                                     Bachelor of Environmental Management (hons)
                                                                      (7); Bachelor of Environmental Technology (7);
                                                                       BSc (Hons: Applied Environmental Sciences)
                                                                        (7); BSc (hons: Environmental Science) (7).
251502      Industrial Pharmacist       Yes   Degree & internship          Bachelor of Pharmacy (6); Bachelor of                         Universities
                                                                                        Pharmacy (7)
251504      Pharmacist Assistant        Yes           LS             Certificate: Basic Level Pharmacists' Assistants:        Pharmaceutical Education (Pty) Ltd
                                                                                   Community Pharmacy;




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 OFO             Occupation             SS        Type of Intervention          Available qualification addressing Scarce         Accredited Education & Training Providers
 Code                                                                                                Skill                                  offering qualification
251901     Health Promotion Officer     Yes                                     Advanced certificate: education: life skills &         Universities; Univ. of Technology
                                                                                     health promotion (6); Btech: nursing
                                                                              (occupational health) (7); Post graduate diploma
                                                                               (occupational health) (7); Advanced university
                                                                                       diploma (occupational health) (7)
253399   Clinical Research Associates   Yes             Degree                      Btech: Clinical Technology (7); PhD:               Universities; Univ. of Technology
                                                                                     Pharmacology (Analytical & Clinical
                                                                               Pharmacology) (8); Dtech (clinical technology)
                                                                                                     (8);
  26          ICT Professionals         Yes         Degree/ diploma           Advanced diploma: management IT (6); Bcomm               Universities; Univ. of Technology
                                                                                 (IT) (6); Bcomm (hons IT) (7) ; Bachelor of
                                                                                           Business Science (IS) (7);
   3      Technicians (not specified)   Yes           Learnership
  31        Instrument Technician       Yes    Apprenticeship/ learnership       Electrics: chemical instrumentation (2-4);      CHIETA providers: AEL, PetroSA, SAJ, SASOL
                                                                                                                                     Synfuels, SASOL Skilltech, Trainrite
311230       Medical Laboratory         Yes           Learnership             ND Analytical chemistry (5), Medical engineering                  Intec College
                Technician                                                                      technician;
311401      Chemistry Technicians       Yes                LS                      ND Analytical chemistry (5), ND Chem                          Intec College
                                                                                               Engineering
312302      Electrical Engineering      Yes    Learnership/ apprenticeship             ND Electrical Engineering (5)                             Intec College
                  Technician
 3125      Mechanical Engineering       Yes    Learnership/ apprenticeship              ND Mechanical Engineering                                Intec College
             Draftspersons and
                Technicians
 3126        Safety Inspectors          Yes                LS                    Btech: Safety Management (7); National                   Universities of Technology
                                                                                Certificate: Safety Management (5); National
                                                                                Higher Certificate: Safety Management (7);
312901      Maintenance Planner         Yes           Learnership               Technical Certificate: Plant Maintenance (3);              Denel Training Academy

312905        Design Draftsman          Yes           Learnership

  314        Process Technicians        Yes          Apprenticeship                     ND Chemical Engineering                         Committee of Technikon Principals
322301          Boiler Makers           Yes   Learnership/ apprenticeship &      National Certificate: Boiler making; Trade      Athol Munday Training Center; PetroSA, SASOL
                                                       trade tests                       certificate: boiler making                        Synfuels, SASOL Skilltech;




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 OFO             Occupation               SS       Type of Intervention           Available qualification addressing Scarce              Accredited Education & Training Providers
 Code                                                                                                  Skill                                       offering qualification
323203             Welders                Yes       LS/ apprenticeship           National Certificate: Welding; Trade certificate:            SASOL Synfuels; SASOL Skilltech
                                                                                                   welding (2-4)
 323         Mechanical Artisans          Yes       LS/ apprenticeship                      NC Fitting and or Turning                    AEL, Athol Munday; Be-Tabs, PetroSA, SAJ;
         (Engineering trades workers)                                                                                                    SASOL Synfuels, SASOL Secunda, Trainrite;
323201         Fitter (General)           Yes   Learnership/ apprenticeship             National Certificate: Fitting (2-4)              AEL, Athol Munday; Be-Tabs, PetroSA, SAJ;
                                                                                                                                         SASOL Synfuels, SASOL Secunda, Trainrite
323202         Fitter And Turner          Yes       Apprenticeship/ LS                NC Fitting (2-4) or NC Turning (2-4)               AEL, Athol Munday; Be-Tabs, PetroSA, SAJ;
                                                                                                                                         SASOL Synfuels, SASOL Secunda, Trainrite;
313302       Instrument Mechanic          Yes           Learnership               Trade Certificate Instrumentation (Process               AEL, PetroSA, SASOL Synfuels, SASOL
                                                                                  control); NC Chemical instrumentation (2-4)                        Skilltech; Trainrite
323204              Turner                Yes           Learnership                       National Certificate: Turning                    SAJ; SASOL Synfuels, SASOL Secunda,
                                                                                                                                                        Trainrite
323402            Toolmaker               Yes         Apprenticeship             Trade Certificate Tool & dye making (2-4); NC:                   Denel Training Academy
                                                                                              Tool & Jig maker (5);
323501             Millwright             Yes   Apprenticeship/ learnership      Trade Certificate Millwright (2-4); NC: Machine                  Denel Training Academy
                                                                                                Tool Millwright (5)
323502       Mechanician (glass)          Yes           Learnership                       NC: Glass mechanician (2-4)                                   Consol Glass
  33     Construction Trades Workers      Yes           learnership                                                           Construction SETA
          (incl. glaziers & safety film
                   application)
341101       Electrician (General)        Yes   Learnership/ apprenticeship               Trade Certificate: Electrician                 AEL, PetroSA, SAJ; SASOL Synfuels, SASOL
                                                   (or ND for high tension                                                                           Skilltech, Trainrite
                                                electrician); instrumentation
                                                         experience
399201    Chemical Plant Operators        Yes                  LS                        NC: Chemical Operations (2-4)                       Aventis, Afrox, Be-tabs, Natref, NCP
                                                                                                                                        Chloorchem; Palmsprings, Phakamani, PetroSA,
                                                                                                                                         Sapref, SASOL Polymers, Scientec; Setpoint
399201     Glass forming Operators        Yes           Learnership                      NC: Glass mechanician (2-4)                                     Consol Glass
611399            Sales Rep               Yes           Learnership                   Certificate in Sales Management (5)                     Wholesale & Retail SETA Providers

 7112               Tinters               Yes           Learnership                  Unit standards only in paint sub sector

711901   Chemical Production Machine      Yes   Practical “apprentice” – type          NC: Chemical Manufacturing (2-3)                  Aventis, AEL, Afrox, Be-tabs, Engen, Foskor,
                  Operator                              short course                                                                       Karbochem, Natref, NCP, Palmsprings,



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OFO              Occupation              SS    Type of Intervention     Available qualification addressing Scarce      Accredited Education & Training Providers
Code                                                                                       Skill                                 offering qualification
                                                                                                                         Phakamani, PetroSA, SAPREF, SASOL
                                                                                                                              Polymers, Scientec, Setpoint

712902   Bulk Materials Handling Plant   Yes       Learnership         NC: Batch mixing (2); NC: Bulk liquid and gas    SASOL Synfuels; SASOL Skilltech; SASOL
             Operator / Tank farm                                                 transfer and storage                                Polymers
                   operator

721999    Mobile Plant Operators nec     Yes           LS                     NC: Mobile plant operations (3)
 7323          Fork Lift Drivers         Yes      Short Course
733101     Truck Driver (General)        Yes    LS, Short Course                 NC: Professional Driver

839902      Chemical Plant Worker        Yes       Learnership                 NC: Chemical Operations (1)             Aventis, AEL, Afrox, Be-tabs, Engen, Foskor,
                                                                                                                         Karbochem, Natref, NCP, Palmsprings,
                                                                                                                         Phakamani, PetroSA, SAPREF, SASOL
                                                                                                                               Polymers, Scientec, Setpoint




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       APPENDIX “B”         GLOSSARY

Apprenticeship                    A trade qualification, which was registered with an Industry Training Board in terms of the Manpower Training Act
                                                                                        of 1981
ASGI-SA                                                      The Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa
BBBEE                                                                  Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment
CHIETA                                                            Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority
CBOs                                                                         Community-based organisations
CISGB                             Chemical Industries Standards Generating Body, which develops unit standards and qualifications that fall within
                                                                                 the scope of the CHIETA.
Co-ops                                                                                  Co-operatives
Critical Skill                   A Critical Skill is defined as a trade, competency or technique which is indispensable and crucial to operations
                                 within the sector. In keeping with international trends is reserved for internal skills gaps:
                                                                     Key or generic skills / critical cross-field outcomes such as problem solving,
                                                                          learning to learn), language and literacy skill, mathematical skill, ICT skill)
                                                                     Technical (top-up) skill linked to occupational classification system.
                                                                     Firms or sectors experiencing productivity, service delivery, and quality
                                                                          (wastage) problems linked / related to skills deficits.
DGRC                                               Discretionary Grant Review Committee, appointed by the CHIETA Governing Board
Discretionary Grant                  Grants paid out in terms of Regulation 6(3) (a) and (b) of the Skills Development Levies Act No 9 of 1999. To
                                            access the grant an application on the prescribed form must be completed and a contact signed
Discretionary Grant Cycle           The discretionary grant cycle refers to the payment period from which the allocation to Discretionary Grants as
                                  well as unclaimed funds are „swept‟ into the following SETA cycle for project implementation in the latter cycle i.e.
                                  unclaimed funds from the Discretionary Grant cycle April 2003 to March 2004, are swept into the next SETA cycle
                                                 being April 2004 to March 2005, for projects that will be implemented in the latter cycle.
DoL                                                                                Department of Labour
Employer                                                   „Employer‟ as defined in the Fourth Schedule to the Income Tax Act
ETD                                                                        Education, Training and Development
ETQA                              Education and Training Quality Assurance body, within the CHIETA that quality assures learning programmes, as
                                                                                mandated by the SAQA Act
Funding Priorities                           The Discretionary Grant funding policy that gives priority to specific criteria, e.g. critical skills.
Further Education and Training                   Education and Training at Levels 2 to 4 of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF)
(FET)
General Education and Training             Education and Training towards Level 1 of the NQF (Level 1 being equivalent to Grade 9/Std 7)
(GET)
Grant Regulations                   Skills Development Grant Regulations No 27801of July 2005. Amended in February 2007. May be requested
                                                                               from the CHIETA
Higher Education and Training                                   Education and Training at Levels 5-9 of the NQF.
(HET)
ISOE                                                               Institutes of Sectoral and/or Occupational Excellence
JIPSA                                           The Joint Initiative for Priority Skills Acquisition, the implementation arm of ASGI-SA
Learnership                        A learning qualification that includes a practical work-based component. A Learnership has to be aligned with a
                                                                                 registered NQF qualification.

                                   (It is important to note that the CHIETA supports Discretionary Grant Applications for Learnerships registered by
                                                                                        other SETAs).
Lead Employer                      An employer who, in terms of Regulation 3(4) of the Learnership Regulations, 2002 is identified in a Learnership
                                   Agreement as a lead employer who undertakes to ensure compliance with the employer‟s duties in terms of the
                                                                                          agreement.
Learning Programme                             A set of learning activities intended to provide a learner with particular knowledge and skills
Level of programmes                                               Level of education and training programmes on the NQF
Mandatory Grant                       Grants paid out in terms of Regulation 6(1) (a) and (b) of the Skills Development Levies Act No 9 of 1999. In
                                    order to access these funds one must complete an annual Workplace Skills Programme (WSP) and Education
                                                                                  and Training Report (ETR)
NGOs                                                                           Non-governmental organisations
NQF                                                                        The National Qualifications Framework
NSDS II                               National Skills Development Strategy valid from 1 April 2005 to 31 March 2010. May be requested from the
                                                                                           CHIETA
NVC                                                                                New Venture Creation
Projects Division                        The Division within the CHIETA that administers Discretionary Grants for the chemical industries sector
QMS                                 The Quality Management System as defined by the CHIETA Education
                                    and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) Division
RPL                                    A process that enables a person to gain credits for unit standards or qualifications in recognition of the skills,
                                       knowledge and capabilities that they have gained through any combination of formal or informal training and
                                                      education, work experience, community engagement or general life experience.
SAQA                                  The South African Qualifications Authority established in terms of the South African Qualifications Authority Act,
                                                                                          No. 58 of 1995
SARS                                                                             South African Revenue Services
Scarce Skill                        A scarce skill is defined as a trade, competency or technique which is hard to find, or currently insufficient to meet
                                    its demand in the sector. It relates to Occupations in which there is a scarcity of qualified and experienced people
                                                                      – current or an anticipated – identified in respect of:
                                                                 Geographical location (Relative)
                                                                 Equity (Relative)
                                                                 A new or emerging occupation for which there are no programmes / qualifications
                                                                       (as yet) (Absolute)
                                                                 Firms, sectors and/or country experiencing economic blockage (can‟t grow) /
                                                                       lower productivity growth (Absolute)
                                                                 Replacement demand and supply indicators (Absolute &/or Relative)
SD Regulations                                                    Skills Development Regulations No 22398 of 22 June 2001
SDL number                                                         Skills Development Levy number, as allocated by SARS
SSP                                               Sector Skills Plan. May be downloaded from the CHIETA Website: www.chieta.org.za
Sector Strategic Initiatives                                Sector skills needs prioritised as criteria to determine eligibility for the
                                                          Discretionary Grant allocations. See also “Scarce Skill” and “ Critical Skill”
SETA                                                                        Sector Education and Training Authority
Skills Programme                     Occupationally based training programmes that are credit bearing delivered by accredited education and training
                                    providers. On successful completion learners could receive credits towards a qualification registered on the NQF

Skills Development Project                                   Any skills development project in line with the CHIETA criteria
SME                                                             Small and Micro Enterprise with less than 50 employees
Unemployed                               An individual who has no employment and has not entered into a contract of employment. This includes
                                      individuals who have been retrenched. As referred to in the Skills Development Act, unemployed learners are
                                               commonly referred to as 18.2 learners while employed learners are known as 18.1 learners.




 APPENDIX “C”: DOCUMENTS TO SUPPORT DISCRETIONARY GRANT MANAGEMENT SOP



                        1)      Application Form
                        2)      Acknowledgement of Receipt
                        3)      Notification of outcome
                        4)      Contract
                        5)      Change Request Template
                        6)      Mid-Term Progress Report
                        7)      Site Visit Report
                        8)      Project Closure Report
                        9)      Termination of Contract




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