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                DISCRETIONARY GRANT GUIDELINES
                                                        AND
                         APPLICATION PROCEDURES




        FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MEMBER ORGANISATIONS




               BACKGROUND INFORMATION, IMPLEMENTATION PROCEDURES
                                      AND
                               APPLICATION GUIDE




                                                  Funding Period
                                                    2010 - 2011



Chief Executive Officer: Kelebogile Dilotsotlhe                       Chief Operations Officer: Fazel Ernest


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SECTION 1

BACKGROUND

In terms of the Skills Development Regulations a discretionary grant is a grant paid to applicants, at the
discretion of the Sector Education and Training Authority, for skills development projects linked to the
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 National Priorities as specified by
the Department of Higher Education and Training for 2010-2011.
 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 above objectives and which is also
included in the Service Level Agreement with Department of Higher Education and Training (DoHET). In
addition the Discretionary Criteria for 2010-2011 will promote and accelerate the 10 National Government
Priorities.

The bringing together of Higher Education Institutions, Further Education and Training (FET) Colleges,
Adult Education and Training and the Skills Development Sector into a single Department of Higher
Education and Training provides a powerful basis for addressing education and training in an integrated
way. We the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA) have merged into a
department that has the responsibility to develop the country's education and training institutional capacity
and resources into a coherent, diverse and differentiated post school learning system, serving adults and
youth within the framework of the Human Resource Development Strategy for South Africa.

The Minister Dr. Blade Nzimande of Higher Education and Training has gazetted the extension of the
National Skills Development strategy two and current SETA licence by one year, from March 2010 to
March 2011. This extension is important to ensure alignment of the national skills development strategy
with HRD-SA and to allow some deliberation on the way forward. Dr.Nzimande emphasized that there is a
need for an intensive assessment of the SETA‟s to ensure greater accountability, improved employment of
resources, better management of funds and streamlining and alignment of their operations in order that
they fulfill their role as a central cog of our skills training and job creation machinery.

The relocation of the skills development subsystem into the Ministry of Higher Education and Training thus
provides an opportunity for the CHIETA to reconceptualise its strategies for skills development within the
larger unified further and higher education and training system with potential positive impact on the post
school education and training system. The CHIETA has ensured alignment with government's strategic
priorities and will focus on the immediate priorities such as:


        The provision of opportunities for work-based learning to accompany formal learning in colleges
         and universities of technology
        Skills for rural development and cooperatives
        An intensified artisan training programme
        SETA / FET College partnership(particularly on training and placement)



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The government has adopted ten strategic priorities as a guide for SETA‟s to contribute in addressing
these National Priorities:

    1. Speeding up economic growth and transforming the economy to create decent work and
        sustainable livelihoods
    2. Massive programme to build economic and social infrastructure
    3. Comprehensive rural development strategy linked to land and agrarian reform and food security
    4. Strengthen our skills and human resources base
    5. Improve the health of all South Africans
    6. Intensify the fight against crime and corruption
    7. Build cohesive, caring and sustainable communities
    8. Pursuing African advancement and enhanced international co operation
    9. Sustainable Resource Management and use
    10. Building a Developmental State including improvement of public services and strengthening
        democratic institutions

In response to this, the CHIETA has reprioritized its targets so that we can work within the defined
areas of priority and stimulate meaningful participation within the Department of Higher Education
and Training.




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SECTION 2

PROFILE OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES SECTOR

The CHIETA currently incorporates the chemical and glass manufacturing sectors. The chemical industry
consists of various sub-sectors described below, while the glass industry consists of glass manufacturing
from chemical raw materials as well as glass conversion.

The Dti supported the development of an internet-based website for the Southern African Developing
Community chemical sector, namely www.chemissa.co.za. The classification of the chemical sector used in
this website is based upon 9 strategic sub-sectors, which delineates the 5 chambers of the CHIETA as
follows:


                        CHIETA Chambers                               CHIETA Sub-Sectors


                                                                            Petroleum

                Petroleum and Base Chemicals
                                                                         Base Chemicals



                                                                   Fast Moving Consumer Goods
             Fast Moving Consumer Goods and
                     Pharmaceuticals
                                                                        Pharmaceuticals


                                                                           Explosives
                    Explosives and Fertilisers
                                                                            Fertilisers


                                                                       Speciality Chemicals
       Speciality Chemicals and Surface Coatings
                                                                        Surface Coatings


                                   Glass                                      Glass




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The CHIETA has approximately 1539 levy-paying member companies as of April 2009. The largest three
sub sectors in terms of levy paying companies are: Base chemicals with 476 followed by speciality with 313
and glass with 187. The three provinces with the most amounts of levy paying companies are Gauteng
(644), Kwazulu Natal (254) and Western Cape (216).

The population group distribution of employees‟ shows an inverted pattern across the sub-sectors, where
whites predominate in the top-level jobs, while it is mainly black workers that are employed in the positions
at the lower end of the scale.

The current workforce is predominantly male, except for clerical and sales personnel that are evenly
divided. Sub-sectors that showed a different breakdown in the overall figures include Fast Moving
Consumer Goods and Pharmaceuticals that employ around 15% more women than the other sectors, and
Petroleum and Base Chemicals that employ around 8% less women.


SKILLS PROFILE OF THE SECTOR

The overall broad occupational breakdown of employees is as follows:


                                                                               Managers
                                             E lementary                         7.0%
                                                15.0%                                     P rofessionals
                                                                                               7.0%


                                                                                                      Tech/A ss
                                                                                                       14.0%




                           Operators
                            29.0%

                                                                                            Clerks/S ales
                                                                                               20.0%
                                                           A rtisans
                                                            8.0%



Core functions such as manufacturing and administration are generally fulltime, while services such as IT,
catering, security, as well as logistics are often outsourced on a contract basis.
The educational levels of workers vary from highly qualified engineers, scientists, technologists and
technicians, mid-level qualified artisans and clerical & sales workers, to lower qualified process operators
and general workers.




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SECTION 3

INTRODUCTION

    The purpose of the “Guide to Funding Opportunities” is to provide member organisations with a
    comprehensive overview of the requirements for funding and also to provide guidelines on the Standard
    Operating Procedures for the administration and management of CHIETA Discretionary Grants. In
    order to ensure that applications for funding are properly focussed, background, contextual and
    procedural information are provided to clearly present the focus and boundaries of the Funding
    Programme. Since the allocation of funds for the programme is constituted of multiple sources (surplus
    funds, interest, discretionary funds, the sweeping of Discretionary Grants un-utilised from 2005-2008
    and unclaimed levies) with each having separate but similar restrictions, it is necessary to highlight the
    framework for the legitimate use of these financial resources. The remainder of the Funding Guide is
    divided into relevant sections each seeking to clarify and provide guidance.

    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). These are all under
    pinned by the 10 strategic government priorities as a guide for SETA‟s to contribute to National
    Priorities.

    Towards this end, the following guidelines outline the focal areas within NSDS II to be highlighted in the
    transitional year 2010 -2011.This will be explained in more detail in the section “Areas of Priority”.


Each of these sections is identified and described below:

  1.Use of the Funding Guide
  2. Purpose of the Funding Guide
  3. The Funding Strategy
  4. Areas of Priority
  5. Eligibility Criteria
  6. Application Guidelines
  7. Implementation and Monitoring
  8. Project Completions and Payments
  9. Obligations and Responsibilities
 10. Forms and Instructions




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SECTION 3.1

USE OF THE FUNDING GUIDE

  This booklet is provided as a manner for understanding and focussing applications and proposals for
  funding. While the Guide cannot provide answers to all the questions that will arise, it seeks to provide a
  framework for understanding the intended purposes of Funding within the new landscape of the
  Department of Higher Education and Training. Its intent is to provide enough clarity so that applicants
  can target their proposals to the intention of the Funding. Some aspects of the Guide may also be
  applicable throughout the process of implementing projects and programmes that are funded, especially
  to monitoring and evaluation and making payments upon the completion of programmes.




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PURPOSE OF FUNDING

  The overall purpose of the Funding Programme is to shape the foundation of Skills Development in
  organisations according to the 10 Strategic Areas of National Government and stimulate meaningful
  participation in the skills development process especially within the guidelines of The Department of
  Higher Education and Training (DoHET).At the core of the Programme is the creation of more
  opportunities for Skills Development as stipulated by Government. The vision of the Discretionary
  Grants for 2010 – 2011 is not only to align the CHIETA‟s priorities with that of the Department of Higher
  Education and Training but through the implementation of such programmes enhance the efficiency,
  productivity and performance of the sector as a whole. But any investment in Skills Development could
  be worthwhile only if a proper understanding of the Skills Development Processes is created in the
  organisations and if an adequate infrastructure is built within organisations so that Skills Development
  efforts could be converted into true measures to enhance productivity. The funding, therefore seeks to
  explore alternative measures for enhancing the burning priorities of our National Government. An
  example of this is that the majority of the unemployed youth who are not in education or training come
  from the poorest communities in South Africa. They live in rural areas, informal settlements and poor
  townships. Their developmental challenges are to a great extent also South Africa‟s challenges.



Specific objectives to be achieved are presented below.

  A. Technical and Skills Development Objectives
  1. To increase the number of individuals and organisations participating in and benefiting from Skills
      Development opportunities. Investment into the development of identified scarce and critical skills,
      needed to implement the various priorities listed as per governments 10 strategic priorities, are to be
      prioritised, whether these skills relate to students, workers or the unemployed.
  2. Promote ABET and Adult Education. Emphasis must be placed on the poor and vulnerable to be
      assisted in a more focused manner – whether they are workers or unemployed people requiring
      adult education. Foundational Learning is optional in addressing this initiative.

  B. Infrastructure Development Objectives
  1. To assist organisations in building institutional capacity and establishing the infrastructure for
      implementing Learnerships, Internships, Bursary‟s and an Intensified Artisan Development
      Programme.
  2. To support organisational development processes that help to align skills development to the
      strategic goals of National Government.
  3. To build capacity of SDF‟s within the sector to implement meaningful programmes of Workplace
      Skills Development.
  4. To enhance the infrastructure and support systems for providing, implementing and reporting on
      WSP‟s and ATR‟s.




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 C. Sector Development Objectives
1. To enhance the availability of research information that will aid in programming strategic interventions
    to support National and Sector priorities.
2. To promote collaborative ties and joint action within the sector as a means of developing a cadre of
    dynamic emergent poor and vulnerable organisations.

D .Social Development Objectives
   1. To assist people engaged in or seeking to work in the informal economy or small, emerging
      enterprises or cooperatives.
   2. To promote Community Development Projects and practice and support projects related to Youth
      Work so that CBO‟s and NGO‟s could expand and enhance their delivery of services.
   3. To promote measures in our member companies that would enable people with disabilities to
      participate in Skills Programmes, etc.
   4. To promote RPL as a principle and practice for enabling adults to earn formal qualifications.
   5. Support Rural and Economic Development. Amongst a list of factors that government perceive as
      drawbacks to Economic Growth and Development is the shortage of skilled people. The scarce
      skills list therefore plays a large role in not only filling current skills gaps in our industry, but in
      producing a pool of skilled young people to replace the ageing workforce in the future.




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          THE FUNDING STRATEGY

The approach to funding is to use the available funds to achieve maximum impact on strengthening Skills
Development in the sector. The funding strategy, therefore, seeks to distribute resources within the sector
so that as many organisations as possible can benefit. The core elements of the funding strategy are
described below.

         Geographic Design
It is intended that a wide base of organisations should participate in the programme. Efforts will be made to
ensure a reasonable geographic distribution of participating organisations – rural and urban; township and
suburban; privileged and disadvantaged communities.

       Chamber / Sub-Sector Allocation
While most funding categories are open to all member organisations in the sector, the funding strategy is to
include all chambers & sub-sectors. This is to ensure that all constituencies benefit from the programme
according to their need and in response to the circumstances of their sub-sector.

            Working through Professional Structures

Investment into the strengthening of the state‟s system of colleges, universities of technology and
universities must be fore grounded so that the capacity to deliver services to an increasing number of
learners in future is grown. The consolidation of the institutional base for FET colleges in partnership with
the skills development system will improve responsiveness to the needs of the economy. Programme
offerings will be expanded, training partnerships with industry will be funded through CHIETA, partnerships
with employers will be established and a work-placement programme for graduates of FET colleges will be
set up. We will also expand workplace training opportunities for students. All these initiatives will make FET
Colleges more attractive and institutions of choice. Quality interventions also include initiatives to improve
management capacity, materials development and the introduction of formal qualifications for lecturers and
teacher development initiatives.

           Priority given to SMME’s

 The majority of organisations in The Chemical Industries Sector could be classified as small and micro
 enterprises. These enterprises face unique challenges in development and service delivery. The funding
 strategy seeks to promote and support SMMEs that are suitably qualified. Rural organisations and
 enterprises that work in difficult and generally hard to access areas should be rendered special support
 and assistance. Priority will be given to SMME‟s and the new emerging organisations within the sector.
 Efforts will be made to mobilize these organisations and promote their active participation in the
 Workplace Skills Movement. Incentives will be provided through Discretionary Funds that will create
 opportunities for services and support. This is one of the primary objectives of the funding programme to
 support entrepreneurial development and skills development support.




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         Support to HET Institutions

Firstly, the higher education institutions can assist by increasing access to an increasing number of
young people - including those who may not find their way to university by the conventional route but who
have the potential to succeed. It must be admitted, though that increasing access to higher education,
while it may make a big difference in the lives of some students and help to increase the skilled labour
pool somewhat, will not make an enormous impact on expanding the opportunities of the underprivileged.
The large expansion of opportunities for the youth will clearly have to come from elsewhere, particularly
the college sector.

Apart from increasing access, the universities also have an important role to play in improving the quality
of the learning experience that it provides its students. They must help orientate new students to
university life, providing study skills and helping new students to understand what university is all about
and what is expected of them. It is likely that much of the failure rate among first year students can be
attributed to young people entering the unfamiliar world of the university in which learning demands are
quite different to those which faced them at school where there was - or should have been - a much
closer supervision of learners than is possible at university. Many new students struggle to cope with a
new social environment and an institutional culture that is totally new to them, a place where increased
freedoms go hand in hand with increasing demands for self discipline.

Another area of support to HET Institutions is material development and qualifications design.

         Support to FET Institutions

Another blind spot of our teacher education efforts is the little attention that we have given to the training
of FET college lecturers and it now poses a major educational challenge to our higher education
institutions. It is to these colleges that we, as a country, must look to absorb an increasing number of the
youth who currently do not have education and training opportunities. It is a serious anomaly that we
have a vocational training system that is only half the size of the higher education system and it must be
expanded rapidly while at the same time ensuring that its quality is also improved. This is particularly
important now that the numbers of artisans in SA has been declining at the same time that the need for
skilled workers has in fact been increasing.

Many FET College lecturers have little formal training as educators. They are mainly trained, skilled
workers who have become teachers. Strengthening the training of college lecturers and managers should
also begin to stimulate more research on the entire college sector.

     Avoiding Duplication
All funding programmes are co-ordinated in an integrated manner so that the best use is made of the
funds that are available. In order to avoid duplication between programmes, effort will be made to ensure
that similar programmes are well co-ordinated and properly integrated. Inter chamber cooperation is
encouraged.




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             Beneficiary Framework
In all funding provided by The CHIETA, preference will be given to applications prioritizing the previously
disadvantaged beneficiaries using the percentages below;

           85% - Black
           54% - Women
           4% - People with Disabilities
           The placements and provision of employment strategies embarked by the Employer.


           Impact on Performance and Productivity
Skills development is not the end, but the means through which the performance and productivity of the
organisations is enhanced. Efforts must be made to ensure that training is planned and followed up in a
manner that will enhance job performance and increase organizational productivity.


           Ensuring Quality

    One aspect of the transformational agenda is the quality in the delivery of services. This programme
    seeks to ensure quality. Training and Skills Development must conform to the highest standards of
    quality. But forms of services must also meet acceptable standards of service provision. Research
    projects, development initiatives and other forms of infrastructure development must be well done and
    must be sustainable. In general, Skills Development programmes must be approved by the relevant
    ETQA, and service providers must demonstrate an acceptable level of competence in order to deliver a
    high standard of service. Because of the shortage of accredited service providers in the field for some
    programmes, allowance will be made by The CHIETA so that member organisations are not
    disadvantaged and the quality of service and provision are not compromised. Accredited providers will
    be afforded first priority in providing training and where deemed necessary and appropriate, The
    CHIETA will consider other options to ensure service provision. A particular focus will be on the
    outcomes and whether they are evaluated as achieving the Unit Standards registered on the NQF.

           Promoting Accountability
    Applicants must be held accountable for the success of funded programmes. Ability to effectively
    manage projects within the respective organisations is a basic requirement. Accountability here refers
    to planning, monitoring, filing, and reporting, assessing and generally managing processes to ensure a
    high quality output.




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      Transfer of Skills
  When work is undertaken by external service providers, it is expected that skills will be transferred to
  personnel within organisations and that capacity is created within organisations to undertake the
  responsibility in the future.Therfore all projects provided by external providers are expected to have a
  skills development component.




      Supporting National Policy Agenda’s and Programmes
  This programme is intended to support National policy initiatives. While the priorities and targets of the
  National Skills Development Strategy serve as a critical guide, the policy and programme initiatives of
  the appropriate National bodies are essential. The National Policy agendas represented in the HRD
  Strategy, Transformation of the Public Service and Affirmative Action through equity planning, speeding
  up economic growth and transforming the economy to create decent work and sustainable livelihoods
  and a massive programme to build economic and social infrastructure are among the key policy thrusts
  that should inform projects and programme initiatives.




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    AREAS OF PRIORITY
Areas of priority specified in the table below (table 1). All the areas of priority are intended to contribute to
the new Department of Higher Education and Training Skills Development priorities. These areas of priority
cover a wide scope of possible training and development initiatives. These priority areas should be used as
the topics or as areas of focus for making applications and submitting grant proposals. These areas of
priority are enfolded into Funding Programmes.Reference must be made to the alignment to the ten
strategic priorities.

Towards this end, the following guidelines outline the focal areas within NSDS II to be highlighted in the
transitional year.

Firstly, investment into the development of identified scarce and critical skills, needed to implement the
various priorities listed above, are to be prioritised, whether these skills are learnt by students, workers or
the unemployed. Priority to be given to registered learnerships, including apprenticeship, and internship
programmes. This means that the Success Indicators 2.8, 4.1 and 4.2 are to be given special emphasis.

Secondly, the poor and vulnerable are to be assisted in a more focused manner – whether they are
workers or unemployed people requiring adult education (see Success indicators 2.7) or are people
engaged in or seeking to work in the informal economy or small, emerging enterprises or cooperatives (see
Success Indicators 2.5, 3.2 and 4.3). Foundational learning is an option under Success Indicator 2.7.

And thirdly, investment into the strengthening of the state‟s system of colleges, universities of technology
and universities must be fore grounded so that the capacity to deliver services to an increasing number of
learners in future is grown. Hence all the Success Indicators listed under Objective 5 of NSDS II are
important in the year ahead.
The Service Level Agreement to be submitted by the CHIETA to the Department of Higher Education and
Training is expected to be structured so that:

    –    At least 50 % of all SETA discretionary grants are to be allocated to scarce and critical skills (i.e. to
         Success Indicators 2.8, 4.1 and 4.2). The prioritisation between 2.8, 4.1 and 4.2 is at SETA
         discretion, although the importance of 4.2 for government should be borne in mind. The CHIETA will
         be challenged to motivate low targets in this area.

    –    At least 10% of all SETA discretionary grants are to be allocated to programmes which serve the
         poor and vulnerable, especially the young unemployed. However, for this priority, CHIETA may
         select to deliver to all of the identified Success Indicators (i.e. 2.7, 2.5 and 3.2) or select from these
         one or more which best suits the sector. The selection made will need to be motivated in the SLA
         submitted.

    –    Surplus allocated to discretionary reserve is to be invested in the achievement of Objective Five.




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  TABLE 1: AREAS OF PRIORITY
   Number                                              Funding Priorities
         1             Increase participation in Skills Development Opportunities
         2             ABET & ABET Practitioner Training / Adult Education
         3             IT Training
         4             Management & Leadership Training
         5             Support to strengthen HR Systems as a context for developing HR Resources Base
         6             Research for Development of the Sector
         7             Collaborative ties to develop emergent organisations
         8             Impact studies on Programmes and Initiatives related to Skills Development
         9             Systems for Tracking & Tracing Graduates
        10             Community Development Projects
        11             Youth work
        12             Outreach Strategies for small and micro enterprises
        13             Rural Development Strategy for CHIETA
        14             Intensified Artisan Development Programme
                       Development of Skills Programmes for the young unemployed in the scarce and
        15
                       critical areas
                       Training programmes that would speed up economic growth and transform the
        16
                        economy to create decent work and sustainable livelihoods
        17             Programmes that would assist in building economic and social infrastructure
        18             Recognition of Prior Learning
        19             Establishing Infrastructure for implementing Internships,Learnerships & bursary‟s
                       Collaboration with The Chemical Sector Employers to develop a programme of
        20
                       placements of Graduates.
        21             Strategies addressing sustainable employment




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  CRITERIA FOR FUNDING


  Consistent with the priorities presented in the last section, the following are to be noted as the basis
  upon which funding decisions will be made.
  1. Grants will be allocated to the priority areas for funding that are enumerated above. These priorities
     are consistent with the circumstances and needs expressed by The Department of Higher
     Education and Training and are aligned to the strategic vision of established priorities of National
     Government.
  2. Application proposals should be submitted according to the format and guidelines provided in this
     document.
  3. Proposals must be seen to have impact on the effective planning and implementation of Skills
     Development. All proposals must clearly indicate and substantiate the potential contribution to
     Workplace Skills Development and in terms of the „Areas of Priority‟.
  4. All funding applications must demonstrate capacity to successfully implement the proposed project
     proposed. In cases where a large amount of funds is requested, the CHIETA will seek to verify that
     the organisation has the capacity to deliver effectively, efficiently and in a timely manner.
  5. The funding programme for the respective organisations should have one designated coordinator.
     Information of the coordinator should be provided on the first page of the application as requested.
     The coordinator will generally be the contact person with whom the CHIETA will communicate.
  6. Services and forms of assistance will be undertaken by the Regional Skills Advisors.
  7. Where there are similar programmes funded by the CHIETA from which member organisations can
     benefit, the CHIETA reserves the right to allocate funding from appropriate sources and the right to
     limit the number of Grant applications or proposals that will be supported with available funds.
  8. Should applicants not receive feedback after one month of their application please consider your
     application as unsuccessful.




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   TABLE 2:SUMMARY OF CRITERIA FOR EVALUATING APPLICATIONS



Category of Funding                                        Criteria for Assessing Applications


                                            1. Training must be accredited
                                            2. There must be a clear statement of who will benefit from training(based
                                               on the areas of priority above)
          Training
                                            3. Beneficiary forms must be submitted before funds are allocated
             and
                                            4. All requirements must be in place for implementing
  Skills Development                           Learnerships,Internships,Apprenticeships
                                            5. Cost of Training should not exceed the allocated amounts


                                            1. Service Providers must demonstrate capacity in the area of research or
                                               project related programmes
                                            2. Must have the necessary Project Management Skills
         Research
                                            3. Must be able to demonstrate industry expertise
             and
                                            4. Must demonstrate subject matter expertise
           Project
                                            5. Must have the potential for enhancing the Workplace Place
 Related Programmes
                                            6. Must provide information on performance and achievements
                                            7. Must be reasonable in terms of the allocation of time for completion
                                            8. Methodology must have potential for generating acceptable results
                                            1. Applications must indicate specific focus on the priority areas
Systems, Processes and                      2. Effort must be reasonable in terms of time, readiness for implantation
     Organisational                            and capacity of Organisational Service Provision
     Infra-Structure                        3. Systems must conform with established and accepted practices
                                            4. Intervention must have potential of being sustainable




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      FUNDING PROGRAMMES
      Because of the variety of opportunities that are being made available for funding, the critical information
      pertaining to preparation of proposals or the submission of applications is divided into Funding
      Programmes.Each funding programme has a different focus in content, focus and eligibility
      requirements. Each proposal should therefore fit into one of the funding programmes.
      Table 3 records a list of the Funding Programmes presented with information on the level of funding
      allocated. Table 4 presents a summary of the content that is presented for each Funding Programme.


      TABLE 3:FUNDING PROGRAMMES



No                                                          Programme Title

1
                                                       Research and Impact Studies

2
                                               Accelerated Artisan Development Programme

3
                                          Strategy to reach and support Small Rural Organisations

4           Learning Programmes for Enterprises to support a programme for Workplace Experience and the
                        Unemployed in scarce and critical areas e.g. Learnerships & Internships

5              Programme to address the strengthening of training delivery in the public and private training
                                                     institutions

6
                                                    Tracking and Tracing of Graduates

7
                                          Supporting & Sustaining New Venture Creation Initiatives

8
                                      Programme of Placements of Learners / Employment Creation
9
                                               Strategies addressing sustainable employment




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                                              FUNDING PROGRAMME 1


                                           RESEARCH AND IMPACT STUDIES


  OBJECTIVES
  The purpose of this programme is to generate a body of information that would provide the base of data
  to either assess or enhance the relevance of services and support in Workplace Skills Development.
  Through research, the CHIETA hopes to develop a better understanding of the variables which affect
  the performance of the Chemical Sector. Research will also provide the information to advise the
  CHIETA:
            On the direction that should be taken,
            The issues to be confronted
            The effectiveness of the CHIETA in seeking to engender change
  The funding programme is seeking assistance from those in the sector who are suitably qualified to
  embark on research initiatives that will, in the end, accrue benefits to the Chemical Sector. This
  programme will also assist the CHIETA to measure the impact of all training interventions in the sector.
  Another objective of this particular programme is to guide the CHIETA to embark on specific
  programmes and projects that will contribute to the 10 Strategic Priorities of National Government as
  specified in the section, „Areas of Priority‟.


  TYPES OF INITIATIVES FUNDED
  The initiatives that are funded under this programme must, in some way, contribute to the priorities of
  the sector and the actual Workplace Skills Development Process. There are many areas of interest.
  Impact studies on all previous funded interventions on employer and employee productivity are critical.
  The actual impact of CHIETA projects and programmes in the Chemical Sector and the possibility of
  developing a DVD to show case the CHIETA‟s return on investment. Every training effort should have
  some statement of results or impact. Our Grants Practitioners and Projects Administrators will assist in
  providing necessary background information that will assist with this indicator.
  Research relating to the Labour Market Dynamics of the 9 sub-sectors, research on blockages in the
  supply and unmet demands in the Chemical sector and efforts that will clarify flows of skills and
  qualifications in each sub-sector are critical.
  Specific projects and programmes that will address the 10 National Strategic Priorities Areas.




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                                               FUNDING PROGRAMME 2


                               ACCELERATED ARTISAN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME


    OBJECTIVES
One of the key objectives of this programme is to assist designated groups including new entrants to
participate in accredited work, labour integrated learning and work-based programmes to acquire critical
skills to enter the market and self-employment. One of the priority areas identified in the Government
Human Resource Development Strategy is to improve the supply of high quality skills (particularly scarce
skills) which are responsive to societal and economic needs. This funding window of the CHIETA intends to
contribute towards the achievement of the Human Resource Development Strategy (HRD) and the
National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS). The proposal should demonstrate a strategic contribution to
government‟s ASGI-SA initiative and social development action plans. It should further demonstrate
relevance to government‟s national priority issues such as the national HRD Strategy; NSDS; Growth,
Employment and Investment strategies; Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment and Social
Development priorities. Our main aim of this programme is to address this shortage of skilled artisans in the
Chemical Sector and to advice stakeholders that Section 28 of the Manpower Training Act is a viable route
to fast track people with the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to artisan status and so support
the JIPSA target of recognising experienced artisans.

    TYPES OF INITIATIVES FUNDED
         Geographic spread must reflect both employment and unemployment; rural dynamics as far
         as possible but primary consideration must be given to those locations that exhibit:
         1.         Economic needs for any of the priority scarce and critical skill artisan trades within the
                    Chemical Industries Sector.
         2.         Large pools of unemployed learners that qualify to enter priority scarce skill artisan
                    trades learning programmes.
         3.         Large numbers of employers that have adequate infrastructure to support as many
                    priority scarce skill artisan trades as possible.



    PERIOD OF FUNDING
              Period of funding is from 01 April 2010 to 31 March 2011
              This must include the Section 13 Learners whose Training Programme is between 3-5 years


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               Allowances will be considered for RPL candidates




    PROPOSAL EVALUATION CRITERIA
The Providers must have sufficient and ready infrastructure to roll out project with minimum effort. This
relates to:
      1.          ETQA function in place.
      2.          Registered Assessors and Moderators.
      3.          Mentors identified.
      4.          Training materials developed and approved.
      5.          Assessment materials developed and approved.
      6.          Sufficient Accredited Service providers/workplace mentors.
      7.          Monitoring and evaluation system in place.
      8.          Computerised learning programme recording system in place.
      9.          Required workplaces secured (attach proof/evidence)
      10.         Institutions must be able to accelerate the Trade Tests for learners


      The project must contribute to the extension of the NSDS 2 targets especially those
      relating to:
      1.          Equity
      2.          Sectoral Learning programme targets
      3.          National Artisan targets – Specific to the CHIETA‟s SSP
      4.          Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment and Employment Equity
                  Employment creation and poverty eradication
    ANTICAPATED OUTCOMES AND DELIVERABLES


      The project deliverables can be summarised as follows:

               1. The number of employed and unemployed learners enrolling and successfully completing the
                  respective artisan training in the priority scarce and critical skills artisan trades in the Chemical
                  Industries Sector.
               2. The number of trade tests completed
               3. The number of placements of these artisans in the sector.



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                                           FUNDING PROGRAMME 3


               STRATEGY TO REACH AND SUPPORT SMALL RURAL ORGANISATIONS


  OBJECTIVES
  A large majority of small and micro organisations in the sector are not represented in the fold of
  organisations that are currently participating in Workplace Skills Development. There is a variety of
  issues that prevent or limit their participation in Workplace Skills Development to receive support and
  services.
  There are many communities‟ especially rural and informal settlements that are severely stressed by a
  variety of social and economic hardships. The objective here is to provide a variety of support services
  in Skills Development to these communities. We seek to relieve some of the stresses in these
  communities and build support structures to enhance the communities‟ welfare. In many of these
  cases, some form of training and skills development can make a measurable difference.SMME‟s are
  very predominant in these communities. One area that the CHIETA will be focusing on is a programme
  of supporting New Venture Creations and then a follow up programme to sustain these small
  organisations after the first year. This programme is intended to support these organisations. This
  programme addresses the following Strategic National Priorities:
            Speeding up economic growth and transforming the economy to create decent work and
             sustainable livelihoods
            Massive programme to build economic and social infrastructure
            Comprehensive rural development strategy linked to land and agrarian reform and food security
            Improve the health of all South Africans
            Build cohesive, caring and sustainable communities
            Sustainable Resource Management and use

  TYPES OF INITIATIVES FUNDED
       1. Training of youth work professionals and volunteers in areas of need for community
          development
       2. Training of individuals within the Chemical Sector in areas that would enhance their
          effectiveness
       3.     Soliciting technical assistance from qualified Service Providers who can add value to projects
              that are currently in operation or are being proposed
       4. Support to New Venture Creation Projects
       5. Projects that can support the sustainability of these Ventures
       6. Programmes and Projects that will support Civil Society, eg; NGOs, CBOs, Cooperatives.
       7. Various strategies to support rural enterprises development within the Chemical Sector
       8. Research efforts to study the issues that prevent small and micro enterprises especially in rural
          areas from participating in a Workplace Skills Development processes



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       9. Support and technical assistance to enable SMME‟s to prepare and implement WSPs
       10. Support for the mobilisation and recruitment of SMME‟s to register and benefit from the
          services and support from the CHIETA.
       11. The poor and vulnerable are to be assisted in a more focused manner – whether they are
           workers or unemployed people requiring adult education or are people engaged in or seeking to
           work in the informal economy or small, emerging enterprises or cooperatives
       12. Foundational learning is an option



  A large majority of the small and micro organisations in the Chemical Sector are not fully represented in
  fold of organisations that are currently participating in Workplace Skills Development.
  Specialty Chemicals is the largest of CHIETA‟s sub-sectors, and this is also reflected in the number of
  small businesses within the sector. Small business and entrepreneurial opportunities within the
  chemical sector are mainly within downstream operations, as upstream chemical operations are
  typically complex and capital intensive. Various new ventures across sub-sectors appear to provide
  future entrepreneurial opportunities. These include sales representative businesses for end products
  (e.g. liquid fuels, surface coatings, fertilizers or FMCG), culleting within the glass sub-sector as well as
  potential for bio-diesel production from plant waste materials within the liquid fuels sub-sector.

  CHIETA re-launched the third phase of its SME Training Voucher project in December 2009 through
  the Discretionary Grants. This is a supplementary programme to reach these small Chemical
  enterprises especially in the rural and informal locations. This programme is specific to addressing the
  challenges and creating support structures for these small Chemical operations or enterprises that are
  found in rural areas. The following government priorities addresses this programme:
          Speeding up economic growth and transforming the economy to create decent work and
           sustainable livelihoods
          Massive programme to build economic and social infrastructure
          Comprehensive rural development strategy linked to land and agrarian reform and food security

  Possible initiatives that could be funded under this programme are as follows:


  PERIOD OF FUNDING
  •    Period of funding is from 01 August 2010 to 31 March 2011




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  PROPOSAL EVALUATION CRITERIA
       1. Proposals must benefit SMME‟s and Civil Society in the long term
       2. Preference will be given to proposals which will result in expanding the network of participating
          organisations in the respective sub-sectors
       3. A rural development strategy for the Chemical Industries Sector
       4. Service Providers must have capacity to deliver the services proposed
       5. Must be reasonable in terms of content
       6. Must be feasible in terms of time frames
       7. Reasonable cost for project implementation
       8. Suitably qualified personnel to work on the project
       9. Preference will be given to proposals which will result in expanding the network of participating
          organisations in the respective sub-sectors within the Chemical Industries Sector.
       10. Proposals must be specific to the National Priorities
       11. Projects that are intended to contribute to infra-structure development must clearly indicate
           elements of sustainability


  ANTICAPATED OUTCOMES AND DELIVERABLES
       1. An increase in the number of organisations that participate in and from WSP processes
       2. Sub-Sectoral plans for service provision to SMME‟s in rural and informal settlements
       3. Report on the particular development needs of CHIETA SMME‟s in the respective sub-sectors
       4. Increase in the number of Implementation Reports submitted by SMME‟s
       5. Technical assistance for community – based organisations
       6. Training that will enhance the welfare of the community and add value to organisations
       7. Reports on exemplary ideas and practices in Skills Development for building communities




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                                           FUNDING PROGRAMME 4


               LEARNING PROGRAMMES FOR ENTERPRISES AND THE UNEMPLOYED
  OBJECTIVES
  Currently, organisations plan learning programmes for staff using their mandatory grants allocations
  under the Workplace Skills Planning process. In spite of this, the training provided within the Chemical
  Industries Sector continues to be insufficient. In many cases SMME‟s are unable to afford the full cost
  of training needed by their staff. This programme will be implemented especially in the rural areas that
  serve the poor and vulnerable organisations.
  While the CHIETA has made significant progress in terms of opening the doors of learning through
  increased access to previously disadvantaged students into the whole education system, the
  challenges     remain     immense,       particularly    regarding     post-school     education.
  Many young people do not complete high school, and of those who do, many cannot proceed with their
  studies because of the poor quality of their achievements, lack of resources or the lack of job
  opportunities.
  It is estimated that of the approximately 2.8 million of 18 to 24 year olds are neither in employment, nor
  education or training. This implies that over 40% of our youth are not productively engaged. Therefore
  one of our immediate tasks is to provide a diverse range of learning opportunities and learning
  programmes for youth and adults. There is a need therefore to expand training opportunities in these
  previously disadvantaged areas and assist the unemployed to benefit from discretionary grant provision
  for training.
  The objective of this funding programme is to redistribute training resources so that training is provided
  in training areas of high priority within the scarce and critical areas to individuals that are least able to
  afford and through delivery mechanisms which generate the highest impact of the Sector.


  TYPES OF INITIATIVES FUNDED
  Funds are provided for training in areas of high priority as follows:
            The CHIETA scarce and critical skills
            Management and Leadership Training
            IT Training
            Adult Education and ABET Practitioner Training
            Training of Assessors, Mentors and Moderators for implementing Learnerships
            RPL Interventions for FET and HET lectures within critical areas in the Chemical Sector
            Specific learning programmes for New Ventures
            Training interventions that will assist the poor and the vulnerable in rural and informal
             settlements
            Specific programmes that will enhance productivity and performance for
             Co-operatives,NGOs,CBOs and NPOs


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  PERIOD OF FUNDING
  •    Period of funding is from 01 August 2010 to 31 March 2011


  PROPOSAL EVALUATION CRITERIA
       1. Accredited training
       2. Beneficiaries must be clearly noted on the form provided
       3. Training is proposed in an established area of priority
       4. Cost of training must be reasonable
       5. Clear justification for training within the framework of the organisation
       6. Clear justification for training within the National Priorities
  Allocations will be made on a proportional basis on the relative size of the sub-sector, based on the
  sub-sector development needs and circumstances; the estimated number of SMME‟s that are in need
  of support; the relative contribution in terms of levy payments; and the degree to which the sub-sector is
  affected by circumstances related to the established areas of priority. Within this framework, funds will
  be allocated to all training priorities within the Chemical Sector.


  ANTICAPATED OUTCOMES AND DELIVERABLES
       1. 95% success rate in the training proposed
       2. Appropriately certified personnel who are able to undertake responsibilities associated with the
             training they have received




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                                           FUNDING PROGRAMME 5


        INFRA-STRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES FOR STRENGTHENING THE
          STATE’S SYSTEM OF FET COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES OF TECHNOLOGY AND
                                   UNIVERSITIES


  OBJECTIVES
  The bringing together of Higher Education Institutions, Further Education and Training (FET) Colleges,
  Adult Education and Training and the Skills Development Sector into a single Department of Higher
  Education and Training provides a powerful basis for addressing education and training in an integrated
  way. Our department has the responsibility to develop the country's education and training institutional
  capacity and resources into a coherent but diverse and differentiated post school learning system,
  serving adults and youth within the framework of the Human Resource Development Strategy for South
  Africa (HRD-SA).
  The goal is to increase the number of young people and adults accessing continuing education at these
  technical and vocational centers, in a way that supports an inclusive growth path.
  We will consolidate the institutional base for FET colleges in partnership with the skills development
  system and improve responsiveness to the needs of the economy. Programme offerings will be
  expanded, training partnerships with industry will be funded through The CHIETA, partnerships with
  employers will be established and a work-placement programme for graduates of FET colleges will be
  set up. We will also expand workplace training opportunities for students. All these initiatives will make
  FET colleges more attractive and institutions of choice. Quality interventions also include initiatives to
  improve management capacity, materials development and the introduction of formal qualifications for
  lecturers.
  FET Colleges offer a variety of courses still known by most people as N1 to N6 courses. They operate
  within levels 2 to 4 of the NQF. The vocational fields and sub-fields of FET colleges can be seen in
  Annexure P.
  Further research needs to be done to update the skills supply from FET colleges. CHIETA has plans to
  conduct a Scarce & Critical Skills Impact Study, to track the training interventions in place to address
  Scarce & Critical Skills. This will include programmes on offer by FET colleges.

  With regards to higher education, we need to consolidate and deepen the transformation gains made
  over the last fifteen years, while continuously improving the access and success, particularly of black
  students at all levels of the system. Of great concern is the low level of participation and success of
  black students in particular fields of study like accounting, natural sciences, engineering and in
  research and postgraduate studies. This is particularly important as we must urgently develop the next
  generation of academics and researchers.
  Fields of study specific to the Chemical Industries Sector (chemical sciences) provided by universities
  of technology and universities on NQF levels 5-8 include the following:
   Chemical Engineering and Technology
   Chemistry
   Pharmaceutical Science (including Pharmacy)




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  Other fields of study - also related to the core business of the chemical and glass industries - provided
  by universities of technology and universities on NQF levels 5-8, include the following:
   Agriculture & Renewable Natural Resources
   Industrial Arts, Trade & Technology
   Management e.g. Business, Commerce, Management Science, Economics, Computer                      Science,
  Data Processing
   Mathematical Sciences
   Other Engineering and Engineering Technology
   Other Health Care & Health Sciences
   Other Life Sciences and Physical Sciences

  Cooperation with Industry:

     a)      Universities
  In general, universities do not have formalised programmes in place for students to get practical
  experience in the work place, as the B.Sc. degree is broadly based and not industry-specific. However,
  some universities do have a close relationship with some companies (e.g. Sasol), especially with
  regard to bursary students and postgraduate students.

  Chemical Engineering students are expected to acquire two years practical experience before they
  obtain a qualification. Some Chemical Engineering faculties do arrange experiential training with
  companies (e.g. with Eskom, Sasol, and gold and platinum mining companies).

  Students who study Pharmaceutical Sciences (including Pharmacy) are exposed to the industry to a
  greater extent from their second year of study onwards, but they usually arrange the experiential
  training themselves. Faculties at some universities do arrange placements of students, mainly at
  hospitals and clinics, although some also get an opportunity to work in pharmacies. Most
  Pharmaceutical Sciences students do check and control work during their experiential training; very few
  get experience in manufacturing.

      b)       Universities of Technology
  Universities of technology are generally better aligned with industry than universities. Some universities
  of technology have placement programmes in order for students to get experiential training. Others
  facilitate interviews for the students with industry role-players. Peninsula University of Technology‟s
  Department of Physical Science indicated that their curriculum is changed every 5 years or so
  according to needs of the industry, while Pretoria University of Technology‟s Analytical Sciences
  Department said they have an advisory committee that meets three to four times a year to discuss the
  curriculum.
  With regard to access, it is imperative that poor students should not be denied the opportunity to quality
  higher education. In addition to access, particular attention will be paid to improving success,
  throughput rates and the quality of higher education experiences, particularly for black students.




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  TYPES OF INITIATIVES FUNDED

      Infrastructure
      Acquisition of equipment
      Development of a new curriculum and skilling of human resources
      Support to the lecturing staff and to ensure throughput of the students
      RPL Programmes for FET & HET Lecturers




  PERIOD OF FUNDING
      Period of funding is from 01 August 2010 to 31 March 2011
      An extension may be granted depending on the programme time frames eg,an RPL Programme for
       lectures might go beyond one year


  PROPOSAL EVALUATION CRITERIA
      Accredited Providers
      Providers must show capacity of previous projects within the FET and HET Sector
      CV s of facilitators must be provided
      Providers must have national presence
  A major source of skills development in and for the chemical industries sector is the formal education
  provided by HET institutions, such as universities, universities of technology, and other registered
  private higher education institutions. Further Education and Training (FET) institutions and private
  colleges also contribute to skills development in this sector.
  The education and training provided by HET and FET institutions is augmented by formal education
  and training provided by CHIETA-accredited training providers, and in-service training provided by
  employers and other public and private training providers contracted by employers. There is a need to
  develop a strategy through which HETs can align with industries in order to provide the industry with
  the relevant skills.




  ANTICAPATED OUTCOMES AND DELIVERABLES
            Research Reports and trend analysis within the FET & HET of the Chemical Sector
            90% completion of all PoEs
            Must be ETD Providers




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                                              FUNDING PROGRAMME 6


                                       TRACKING AND TRACING FOR GRADUATES


  OBJECTIVES
  The complexity of learning Programmes as a mode of training requires a system for keeping
  programme and project manager‟s current on the status of learners during and after training. No system
  is in place, and the potential exists for critical shortfalls to go unnoticed. Even after graduation, there is
  a need to be aware of the placement, performance and career movements of graduates.
  Comprehensive systems to provide up-dated information must be developed.


  TYPES OF INITIATIVES FUNDED
  This programme seeks to develop a comprehensive and a computerised system, and an effective
  management process for keeping track of graduates within the Chemical Sector. The system must be
  adaptable, and it must be applicable to all forms of Learnerships, Apprenticeships, Bursary‟s,
  Internships, etc.


  PERIOD OF FUNDING
  Initial period of funding begins in August 2010 and ends in April 2011, or beyond as appropriate.


  PROPOSAL EVALUATION CRITERIA
       1. Capacity to deliver services proposed
       2. Capacity to provide support and services to CHIETA and member organisations after system is
          developed
       3. Potential of proposal to accomplish task within the allotted timeframe and cost structure
  ANTICAPATED OUTCOMES AND DELIVERABLES
            A comprehensive and computerised system for tracking and tracing learners during and after
             completion of all Learning Programmes
            System must be accompanied by manuals and guidebooks for proper use
            Successful pilot of systems at two Learning Programme sites
            Recommendations on systems and structures which must be in place in order to implement the
             tracking and tracing system




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                                             FUNDING PROGRAMME 7


                    SUPPORTING & SUSTAINING NEW VENTURE CREATION INITIATIVES


    OBJECTIVES
The purpose of this programme is to make markets work for the poor and the vulnerable. The aim of the
programme is to:
      Increase the extent to which the poor and the vulnerable are able to participate in existing markets

           Engage with the private sector so as to reinforce the strengths of the market systems of which
            they are a part

           Support SMME‟s in the private sector to ensure sustainability

           Engage with government and the Chemical Industries Sector in order to ensure that the
            environment is created that supports the integration of the poor and the vulnerable into existing
            markets by:

          1. Strengthening of pro-market institutions, i.e. the creation, improvement and promotion of legal
          systems that facilitate market transactions

          2. Encouraging the Chemical Industries Sector to move in a pro-poor direction so as to assist in
          making markets accessible to the poor and in so doing ensure their bottom line growth while
          providing tangible opportunities for them to engage in and so improve their economic sustainability

          3. Transforming malfunctioning markets i.e. reducing public and private barriers to entry

          4. Encouraging and strengthening effective markets i.e. encouraging and growing those markets
          where sellers and consumers engage with each other

          5. Enhancing the capacity of the poor and the vulnerable to participate in markets and to
          understand the dynamics of the market so as not to disrupt it with ill-advised interventions




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  To provide the skills required by the economy, build capacity and provide resources across society to
  encourage self-employment with an education system that is geared to productive work, good
  citizenship and caring society by:
          Enabling & empowering individuals through the acquisition of competencies that are in demand
          Equipping individuals to execute roles and functions productively
          Create opportunities for those :
              In work
              Unemployed
              New entrants specifically the poor and the vulnerable
              Woman, disabled and older people
      Prioritizing and communicating critical skills for sustainable growth, development and equity
      Promoting and accelerating quality training for all in the workplace
      Promoting employability and sustainable livelihoods through skills development
      Assisting designated groups, including new entrants to participate and enter the labour market and
       self-employment
      Improving the quality and relevance of provision
  TYPES OF INITIATIVES FUNDED
            Specific to the rural development sector
            Include SMMEs,Co-operatives,NGOs,CBOs and NPOs
      PERIOD OF FUNDING
  Initial period of funding begins in August 2010 and ends in April 2011, or beyond as appropriate.
  PROPOSAL EVALUATION CRITERIA
                 Capacity to deliver services proposed
                 Capacity to provide support and services to CHIETA
                 Potential of proposal to accomplish task within the allotted timeframe and cost structure
                 Accreditation with the appropriate SETA
  ANTICAPATED OUTCOMES AND DELIVERABLES
            80% success rates in training proposed (in the case of skills programmes and accredited
             training)
            Appropriately certified personnel who are able to undertake responsibilities associated with the
             training received
            High learner retention rate to be evaluated every quarter
            Sample copy of all documents and materials associated with the Training and Learnership
             including Learner assessment records
            Coaching, mentorship, guidance and support for learners until the establishment of the venture.



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                                               FUNDING PROGRAMME 8


                                      Strategies addressing sustainable employment


  OBJECTIVES
  The objective of this programme is to encourage employers and organisations to place both graduates
  and 18.2 learners in employment. We have about 3 million South Africans between 18 and 24 years of
  age who are not in employment, education or training. The main aim of this programme is to provide an
  incentive for the employer to cerate employment opportunities for the unemployed.


  TYPES OF INITIATIVES FUNDED
            A minimum period of one year employment / work experience


  PERIOD OF FUNDING
  Initial period of funding begins in August 2010 and ends in April 2011, or beyond as appropriate.


  ANTICAPATED OUTCOMES AND DELIVERABLES
            Coaching, mentorship, guidance and support for 18.2 learners




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  SECTION 5
  APPLICATION GUIDELINES AND PROCESSES
  The application for funds is a statement to justify how the allocated funds will be expended. In making
  application, applicants should note the following:
       1. Applications are to be submitted to the Regional Offices of The CHIETA:
            KZN –
            Cape Town –
            Gauteng –
            Head Office – Johannesburg
       2. All application forms must be complete with the necessary attachments. However, it will not be
          necessary to submit Service Provider information and beneficiary forms at the time of
          application if such information is not available. Please note, however, that all necessary
          information must be submitted before funds are disbursed.
       3. All change requests will have no cost implications to the CHIETA.
       4. Services must be sought consistent with the procurement policy of the CHIETA.
       5. Applications will be processed upon receipt. A letter notifying receipt of application will be sent
          to the contact person in the respective organisations.Funding awards will be made after the
          Governance Structure of the CHIETA has ratified the recommendations of the Discretionary
          Grants Committee.
       6. Technical assistance will be provided in the preparation of applications.SDF‟s are advised to
          contact the Grants Management Office of the CHIETA for their respective Consistuencies to
          solicit assistance if necessary.
       7. Organisations must apply on behalf of their staff. Applications will not be accepted from
          individuals.
       8. Service Provider Applications must be endorsed by member organisations
       9. Organisations are encouraged to include a 10% Project Administration Fee in their proposal.
       10. Should organisations not receive the status of their application please consider as unsuccessful.




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  CONTENT OF APPLICATIONS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
  Applications for proposals are presented in the „Form and Instructions‟ section of this booklet. Each
  form is explained in detail to minimize the burden of the application process. Applicants will note that
  more information is required than that which is normally requested. This is done in order to ensure the
  integrity of the process, to comply with the regulatory framework which governs the funding and to
  create the foundation for accountability in project management. The CHIETA is willing to provide
  support in completing these applications where and when necessary. The critical items for supportive
  documentation are itemized below.


  1.Training and Skills Development Information
            Budget
  Detailed budget indicating all costs. The CHIETA has allocated a 10% Project Management Cost for
  the administration and project management costs of the programme or project. This must be stipulated
  in the proposal.
            Provider Information
  Information about the service provider to verify capacity to undertake the responsibility. Accreditation of
  service providers must also be provided in the application. This will include institutional and programme
  accreditation.
            Rationale for Training
  Justification for training in order to ensure that training is programmed as part of a larger framework for
  enhancing organisational performance and productivity.
            How the content of training will be used on the job
  Focus on the practical utility of training in the context of the work group
            Expected Impact of Training
  Anticipated improvements in the job performance of the individual and improvement of productivity of
  the organisation as a whole.




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2.Research and Project Related Programmes
             Budget
   Detailed budget indicating all costs. The CHIETA has allocated a 10% Project Management Cost for
   the administration and project management costs of the programme or project. This must be stipulated
   in the proposal.
             Rationale or Justification for Research
   Information to verify the relevance and importance of the research topic
             Problems or Issues being addressed
   Brief statement of the problem or issues that can be resolved by the research.
             Critical Objectives and Related Products
   Statement of the objectives that will focus the research and the products that will be generated through
   each research objective.


             Anticipated Impact on WSP Process
   Contributions that will be made to WSP processes


             Implementation Plan
   A roll-out plan that is chronologically sequenced to demonstrate how the project will be implemented


             Service Provider’s Endorsement Letter
   This is required of service providers in order to verify that they are willing to undertake the
   responsibility. Information about the service provider to verify capacity to undertake the responsibility.
   Accreditation of service providers must also be provided in the application. This will include institutional
   and programme accreditation.




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3. Systems, Processes and Organisational Infra-Structure
             Service Provider Capacity Statement
   This is required of service providers in order to verify that they are willing to undertake the
   responsibility. Information about the service provider to verify capacity to undertake the responsibility.
   Accreditation of service providers must also be provided in the application. This will include institutional
   and programme accreditation.


             Implementation Plan for Project
   A roll-out plan that is chronologically sequenced to demonstrate how the project will be implemented
             Service Provider’s Endorsement Letter
   This is required of service providers in order to verify that they are willing to undertake the responsibility
             Project Summary
   The project summary is a brief statement of the reason for the project and a description of what will be
   accomplished in the project and in what manner it will be accomplished.
             Detailed Budget
   Detailed budget indicating all costs. The CHIETA has allocated a 10% Project Management Cost for
   the administration and project management costs of the programme or project. This must be stipulated
   in the proposal.




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  SECTION 6
  IMPLEMENTATION AND MONITORING


  All projects will be monitored by The CHIETA.Occasional visits will be made to ensure that progress is
  consistent with the planned schedule of activities and that costs are consistent to effort and output.
  In some cases, the CHIETA will conduct a pre-assessment of capacity before funds are disbursed. This
  will also include a due diligence process by the CHIETA.In all cases where the level of funding is
  beyond an established limit, a pre-assessment visit will be conducted. The pre-assessment visit will
  establish that, in respect to the organisation.The context, the capacity and the potential for successful
  implementation and completion meet all expected standards.
  A monitoring and tracking process will be put in place to check the progress of projects and to render
  support and assistance where necessary.


  SECTION 7
  CONDITIONS AND TERMS OF PAYMENT
  Understanding the terms and conditions of payment is critical before applications are completed and
  before making commitments or scheduling services. Terms and conditions are enumerated briefly
  below. They are set out to ensure accountability, to speed up the implementation of projects and the
  disbursement of funds, to enable cash flow planning and to ensure that all expectations are clearly
  communicated.
  The conditions are noted below:
       1. Payments will be made in tranches as outlined in the table below:




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SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS                        AMOUNT                 REQUIREMENTS AND DELIVERABLES



          First Tranche                                           Signed contract received    within 30 working
                                              R
                                                                                      days
  (A third of total amount)
                                                                  Completed Beneficiary Forms for all intended
                                                                   participants in the programme with copies of
                                                                                         ID‟s



       Second Tranche
                                                                   Progress Report
  (a third of total amount)                   R
                                                                   Response to any deficiency or shortcoming
                                                                   On Completion per programme
                  Or
                                                                   Submission of Attendance Registers

                                              R                    Certifications
       Interim Payments

                                                                   Project Closure Report
                                                                   Report must comment on the extent to which
                                                                    the objectives of the programme have been
                                                                    achieved and the value of the project
         Third Tranche                                              outcomes to the organisation and the
                                              R                     Chemical Industries Sector
        (Final amount)
                                                                   Compulsory        Annual      Implementation
                                                                    Statement
                                                                   Certification of which participants have
                                                                    successfully completed the programme


        2. Invoices must be prepared by the Service Provider, but must be submitted through the recipient
           organisation that is responsible for managing the funded project. Payment will be made directly
           to the Service Provider and the recipient organisation will be informed accordingly. However,
           payments will be made only with the signed endorsement of the organisation that received the
           service.
        3. Proper documentation must accompany each invoice for payment. Documentation differs with
           the nature of the project.
        4. The contact person for the organisation must be aware of all details related to payment. The
           CHIETA staff will seek verification for payment from the assigned contact person in member
           organisations



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       5. Funds cannot be disbursed unless procurement guidelines are followed. Financial procedures
          and procurement requirements must be verified by member organisations before binding
          commitments are made.
       6. All accounts will be settled within 30 working days of submission of invoices provided the
          invoices are submitted with the required and appropriate deliverables and documentation.
       7. To avoid delays, all invoices must be submitted for processing to the Grants Management Office
          of the CHIETA. Our Regional Skills Advisors will conduct monitoring visits to verify completion of
          each project.


  GRANTS MANAGEMENT PROCESSES AND GUIDELINES
       1. All grants will be received through the CHIETA Regional Offices or through the Grants
          Management Department at Head Office. Receipt will be acknowledged and any missing
          information or documentation will be communicated to the contact person. Key information from
          the application will then be placed on the Grants Management Database.
       2. The Grants Discretionary Grants Committee will review and make recommendations to the
          CHIETA Board for approval. Applications will also be reviewed by pertinent sections of the
          CHIETA when applicable-e.g., ETQA will review applications for quality assurance purposes
          and the Learnerships Specialists will review the learnership and Artisan type applications.
       3. Organisations will be informed of approval and with proper documentation, contract or MoA‟s
          will be set in place. Disbursements will be made according to the schedule appended to the
          contract.
       4. All projects will be monitored by both the Grants Manager and the Strategic Projects Manager.
          Projects will be tracked and support will be provided where necessary.


  COMMUNICATION GUIDELINES AND PROCESSES
       1. Information on procedures and related technical advice and support will be available from:
             The Regional Skills Advisors and the Grants Management Team at the CHIETA
       2. Invoices for payment should be submitted to :
             Grants Management
             P O Box 961
             Auckland Park 2006
             2 Clamart Road
             Richmond
             2092
             Johannesburg
       3. All questions and queries should be directed to the Grants Division or the respective Regional
          Offices of the CHIETA.



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       4. When making enquiries, please have details on your organisation ready. Co-ordinators will seek
          information on the following:
            Name of Organisation
            Address
            Telephone numbers
            SDL Number(if any)




  FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL
  The responsible person in the organisation that has been awarded a grant is advised to track costs and
  expenditure on the projects being undertaken. Expenditures must be reasonable in terms of market
  rates and values. Funds must be expended in a timely manner, and in a manner consistent with
  projections and expectations. Expenditures must consistent with the contractual agreements and
  obligations.
  The contact people in organisations are expected to take responsibility for the verification of claims and
  for monitoring the work of consultants. They are expected also to intervene to take corrective action
  when necessary or seek the assistance of the CHIETA in difficult cases. These efforts are intended to
  ensure that projects keep on track.
  Contact persons are expected to take the responsibility for ensuring that funds are spent wisely to
  attain the highest impact possible.


  IMPACT EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT

  In the end the impact of investment must be substantiated. Individuals and organizations participating
  are therefore encouraged to embark on measures that will establish the relative impact of interventions.
  Here all projects may have an evaluation component. Alternatively, a specially designed evaluation
  effort may be put in place. The overall purpose here is to conduct a study at the end of this programme
  to determine the impact of productivity and performance of this initiative in the sector. The secondary
  objective of this study is to review the enabling processes in order to measure the effectiveness and
  efficiency of service delivery.




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The CHIETA requests information regarding training programmes and projects 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.
                                             refers to the name of the proposed initiative that your organization
        Name of project
                                             is requesting funding for
                                             refers to a brief history of the need for the project, including how it
  Background / Rationale
                                             meets the Organisation‟s and/or sector‟s strategic objectives
                                             refers to a detailed overview of the each aspect of the
         Scope of Work                       programmed, including specifications of each task or element of
                                             training
                                             refers to the specific outcomes that the project aims to achieve,
   Required Deliverables                     including how these outcomes will be determined and furnished to
                                             the CHIETA
                                             refers to how the project will be managed, including the tracking,
    Project Management                       monitoring, reporting of each aspect of the project, as well as the
                                             accountability structures




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NB: ALL DISCRETIONARY GRANT AWARDS ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS

         FUNDING WINDOW                            PROJECT TYPES                        EXPLANATORY COMMENT

                                                                                     Learnerships, Skills Programmes,
                                                      1. Learnerships
                                                                                 Apprenticeships and Bursaries are all valid
                                                   2. Skills Programmes
                                                                                modes of achieving sector skills priorities for
1     Scarce Skills Programmes                 3. Apprenticeships / Artisan
                                                                                  scarce and critical skills. In particular, the
                                                           Training
                                                                                CHIETA seeks to support ASGI-SA through a
                                                                                  range of Artisan development initiatives.


                                                                                 Grants for companies to take in learners in
                                                                                  critical and scarce skills at Universities of
                                                                                 Technology that need to complete practical
                                                                                training (P1 & P2) before they can graduate.
                                                  Workplace Experience
2       Employment Promotion                                                      Grants for unemployed learners who have
                                                                                completed CHIETA Learnerships addressing
                                                                                              scarce/Priority Skills
                                                                                Grants for projects that orientate unemployed
                                                                                 graduates in critical and scarce skills to the
                                                                                                 world of work*

                                                                               These initiatives will link the training provided to
                                                                                a set of other factors on which the success of
                                                                                New Ventures will depend: access to support,
3       New Venture Creation                          Learnerships             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.

                                                                               Where individuals undertake a RPL assessment
                                                                                  and are deemed not yet competent, the RPL
                                                                               initiative can serve to identify gaps in knowledge
                                                                                    or skills. The gaps can then be addressed
       Sector Skills Plan (SSP)                           RPL                    through targeted learning interventions. In this
4
              Priorities                                                        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.




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GRANTS AVAILABLE PER FUNDING WINDOW
                                               GET LEARNERSHIPS                                       The grant amount for an
                                               The achievement of a GETC qualification allows         employed person is
                                               employees access to Learnership programmes in          R12 000 per learner per
                                               the chemical industries sector and other sectors.      learnership.
                                               The CHIETA provides grants towards the funding of
                                               the implementation of the Chemical Operations
                                                                                                      The grant amount for
                                               Learnership at NQF L1.
                                                                                                      an unemployed person
                                               For who is it intended?                                is R18000 per learner
                                               Employees wishing to obtain the NQF Level 1            per learnership
                                               qualification. Employees wishing to progress on the
                                               National Qualifications Framework
                                               Who may apply?
                                               Companies registered with the CHIETA
                                               CHIETA accredited training providers (Conditions
              SCARCE SKILLS                    apply).
1
               PROGRAMMES                      FET LEARNERSHIPS                                       The grant amount for an
                                               The CHIETA provides grants towards the funding of      employed person is
                                               the implementation of DoL registered Learnerships,     R18 000 per Learner per
                                               which integrate institutional training by accredited   Learnership.
                                               providers and workplace training at companies, and
                                               which are occupationally based programmes that
                                                                                                      The grant amount for an
                                               lead to qualifications registered on the NQF.
                                                                                                      unemployed person is
                                               (Applicants may also claim CHIETA grants for
                                                                                                      R30 000 per Learner per
                                               Learnerships registered by other SETAs.)
                                                                                                      Learnership.
                                               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)




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                                           HET LEARNERSHIPS                                       The grant amount for an
                                           The CHIETA provides grants towards the funding of      employed person is R18
                                           the implementation of DoL registered Learnerships,     000 per Learner per
                                           which combine training by Accredited Providers         year.
                                           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     unemployed person is
                                           SETAs.)                                                R36 000 per Learner per
                                           NB: Applications for Learnerships that address         year.
                                           critical or scarce 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.
                                           SKILLS PROGRAMMES                                      The Grant amount
                                           The CHIETA funds the implementation of selected        allocated for Skills
                                           skills programmes in the chemical industries sector.   Programmes will be
                                                                                                  determined by the
                                           NB: Skill programmes must address critical or
                                                                                                  CHIETA. Applicants
                                           scarce skills in the chemical industries sector.
                                                                                                  should however stipulate
                                                                                                  and motivate their
                                           For who is it intended?                                requests per learner.
                                           Employees who are selected by companies in this
                                           Sector to participate in the programmes.               A minimum of
                                                                                                  R 1 250.00 Learner is
                                           Who may apply?                                         allocated.
                                           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)




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                                               APPRENTICESHIPS                                        The grant amount for an
                                               Apprenticeships remain a viable and respected          employed person is
                                               mechanism for skills development, and the CHIETA       R18 000 per Learner per
                                               has systems in place to support Apprenticeships.       year.
                                               For who is it intended?
                                               Employees and unemployed persons who are               The grant amount for an
                                               selected by companies in the Sector to participate     unemployed person is
                                               in the Apprenticeship programmes.                      R30 000 per Learner per
                                               Who may apply?                                         year
                                               Companies registered with the CHIETA
                                               Accredited training providers (conditions apply)
                                               GRADUATE WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE                          A grant of R3 000 per
                                               Grants are paid to companies that provide              month per Learner for a
                                               experiential training for students needing to          period of up to 12
                EMPLOYMENT                                                                            months, depending on
                 PROMOTION                     complete their HET qualification in fields of study
                                               linked to critical or scarce skills for the sector.    the requirements of the
2                                                                                                     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
                                               a) Grants are provided for service providers           R30 000 per learner on a
                                               accredited by the CHIETA (primary ETQA) and            NVC Learnership for a
                                               learning programme approved (secondary ETQA)           period of up to 12
                                               by SERVICES SETA to implement the New                  months is allocated.
                                               Venture Creation qualifications.
                                               Who may apply?                                         FUNDS PERMITTING
                                               CHIETA Providers already fully accredited for any
                                               of the full qualifications from the CHIETA‟s primary
                                               focus
               NEW VENTURE
3                                              b) A FET Learnership (as registered and quality
                 CREATION
                                               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




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                                            RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)                                   Grant amount
                                            Grants are provided to source ETD expertise to                        Up to R3000 p/day to a
                                            implement workplace RPL initiative in the following                   maximum of 20 days.
                                            categories:
                                                    Strategy Development                                          (Limit of R60 000 per
                                                    Design and Development (e.g. assessment                       project)
4                                                    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


    Other                                   ABET                                                                   The following grants are paid
                                           ABET programmes are available to employees in the Sector                by CHIETA:
                                            who wish to acquire a formal basic education. Programmes
                                            are available at ABET Levels 1-4, however proposals for ABET           ABET 1 – R2 500
                                            Level 4 are particularly encouraged, in terms of the SLA
                                            targets with the Department of Labour.                                 ABET 2 – R3 500
                                                                                                                   ABET 3 – R4500
                                            For who is it intended?                                                ABET 4 – R5500
                                            Employees wishing to acquire a formal basic education and
                                            training certificate.

                                            Who may apply?
5                                           Companies registered with the CHIETA

                                              BEE                                                                 Up to R45 000 per person per
                                           Grants are made available for the management development of            annum (funds permitting).
                                           middle and senior black managers in chemical sector
                                           enterprises (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.


                                                                                                                     R 36 000.00 Per Annum
6      Employment Creation                                                18.2




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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.



Reporting and Monitoring


It is a condition of the contract that applicants forward project progress reports, completed in standard
CHIETA templates


    1) A Mid-term Progress Report on the utilization of the grant upon reaching 50% of the MoA
         “deliverables”. 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.




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Discretionary Grant Contacts
National Office - Head Office: Call Centre: 0860 244 382.


Discretionary Grants Practitioner                      Happiness Mlambo    hmlambo@chieta.org.za
Discretionary Grants Practitioner                      Wandile Dube        wdube@chieta.org.za
Discretionary Grants Manager                           Ronnie Naidoo       ronaidoo@chieta.org.za

Regional Offices


                                               Regional Administrators:

                                              Gauteng: 011 805 6743/4

                                             Kwa Zulu Natal:031368 4040

                                             Western Cape:021 551 1113




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                                   DISCRETIONARY GRANT APPLICATION
                                                         2010 - 2011

Registered Name


Trading Name


Skills Development Levy (SDL) Number: (If applicable)


Skills Development Levy (SDL) Numbers to be linked to main
                SDL number (if applicable):




                                                         Important Note:
                       This application form is to be used in conjunction with the CHIETA DG Guidelines.

                                                 Website: www.chieta.org.za
                                                 Call Centre 0860 244 382

                 For office use                                                                      For office use
      Date stamp                                                                   Received by:
                                                                                   Name: ............................................

                                                                                   Signature: .....................................

                                                                                   Date: .................................
      Reference / tracking #                                                       Checked by:
                                                                                   Name: ............................................

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                                                                                   Date: ..................................
                                           SECTION A: ADMINISTRATIVE DETAILS


A1.        Applicant details:

NAME OF ORGANIZATION

POSTAL ADDRESS:

                                                                                    CODE:
PHYSICAL ADDRESS:

                                                                                    CODE:

PROVIDER ACCREDITATION NUMBER AND RELEVANT ETQA (IF APPLICABLE)


SIZE OF THE ORGANISATION                         0- 0- 49           50 – 50-149             1 150 +



A2.        Contact details (for all correspondence related to this application)


SURNAME:                                                           FIRST NAME:

TELEPHONE NUMBER:                                                  FAX NUMBER:

CELL PHONE NUMBER:                                                 EMAIL ADDRESS:

A3.        Second contact (optional)


SURNAME:                                                           FIRST NAME:

TELEPHONE NUMBER:                                                  FAX NUMBER:

CELL PHONE NUMBER:                                                 EMAIL ADDRESS:


A4.        Organisation’s Banking Details:


ACCOUNT HOLDER:                                                      BANK:

BRANCH:                                                              BRANCH CODE:

ACCOUNT NUMBER:                                                      TYPE OF ACCOUNT:



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SECTION B: APPLICATION SUMMARY



                                                                                          No. of Learners
  Funding Window                                     Programmes                          18.1          18.2     Amount applied for

                             Learnerships (specify title and NQF Level)
                             1.
                             2. etc.
                             Skills Programmes (specify title and NQF Level)
1. Scarce and Critical       1.
        Skills
                             2. etc.
                             Apprenticeships (specify)
                             1.
                             2. etc.
TOTAL



  Funding Window                                      Project type                     No. of Learners (18.2)   Amount applied for

                             Workplace Experience (specify)

                             Internships (specify)
   2. Employment
      Promotion
                             Graduate Development

                             Employment Creation
TOTAL


                                                                                          No. of Learners
  Funding Window                                       Programme                                                Amount applied for
                                                                                         18.1         18.2
                             NVC Level 2 Learnership
   3. New Venture            NVC Level 4 Learnership
       Creation
                             Skills Programmes
TOTAL


  Funding Window                            Learning Programme Title & Level             No. of Learners        Amount applied for
                                                                                        18.1         18.2
                             Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)


 4.Sector Skills Plan        BEE
      Priorities
                             ABET


TOTAL




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                                                                                        No. of Learners (if
  Funding Window                           Learning Programme Title & Level                applicable)        Amount applied for
                                                                                        18.1          18.2
                              Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

                              BEE
 5.Sector Skills Plan
      Priorities
                              ABET


                              Other, specify



                                                                                        No. of Learners (if
  Funding Window                           Learning Programme / Name Project               applicable)        Amount applied for
                                                                                        18.1          18.2




 6.National Priorities




TOTAL




        TOTAL

 GRAND TOTAL




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                 SECTION C: PROJECT OUTLINES (PLEASE PREPARE ONE PLAN FOR EACH PROJECT APPLIED FOR)



NAME OF FUNDING WINDOW (Title)

                                                                                                               Number of
                                                                                  TITLE            NQF Level
 PROJECT ONE                                                                                                    Credits


                                                                     START DATE             END DATE


                                                              NAME OF TRAINING PROVIDER   PRIMARY ETQA



               BACKGROUND / RATIONALE

   (Provide a short history with a context of the proposed
  project, including why the project is necessary and what
          sector strategic objectives are being met)




                     SCOPE OF WORK

   (Provide detailed qualitative information on the entire
    project, with a breakdown of project tasks involved)




                REQUIRED DELIVERABLES

(Provide specific outcomes that the project aims to achieve
            and how these will be measured)




                 PROJECT MANAGEMENT

(Provide an indication of how the project will be managed,
    including reporting structures, accountability etc.)




                     PROJECT AUDIT
(Provide an indication of how and when the project will be
                         audited.)



                    (NB if insufficient space has been provided, please add additional sheets)
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SECTION D: BUDGET SUMMARY

                                                                      ADMINISTRATION
    PROJECT                      PROJECT TITLE          DIRECT COST                    TOTAL
                                                                           COST

1


2


3


4


5


6


7


8


9


10


GRAND TOTAL




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SECTION E:                    DECLARATION BY EMPLOYER

This confirms that Levy-Paying Organisations are up-to-date with levy payments to the Commissioner of the South African
Revenue Services (if applicable) and that the application is supported by management and employees, and that the
information presented in the application is accurate and true.




Employer Representative



FULL NAME:


POSITION IN ORGANISATION:


SIGNATURE:


DATE:


Employee Representative
(if employed 18.1. learners are to be trained)



FULL NAME:


POSITION IN EMPLOYEE ASSOCIATION/TRADE UNION:


NAME OF EMPLOYEE ASSOCIATION/TRADE UNION:


SIGNATURE:


DATE:




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                                  CHECKLIST BEFORE SENDING YOUR APPLICATION                                       YES               NO


 Does the application meet the Discretionary Grant criteria?
 Have I completed a separate project description (in section B of the application form) for each grant category
 applied for?
 Will it reach the CHIETA Regional Office in time to meet the submission deadline?
 Is the application a product of consultation with stakeholder parties?
 Have the parties signed section E of the application form (Appendix “A”) and has it been scanned in or a hard
 copy sent to the CHIETA?
 Have I supplied proof of banking details?
 Are there any unspent funds against completed projects from the previous financial year, and have these been
 refunded to the CHIETA, or reflected as committed funds, or deducted from the current project budget?
 Are the proposed education and training providers accredited to provide the service they have been earmarked
 for?
 Have I completed a separate project description (in section B of the application form) for each grant category
 applied for?
 Will it reach the CHIETA in time to meet the submission deadline?
 I acknowledge that I will submit only to the closest regional office and not the Head Office.




NB: Declaration: The CHIETA reserves the right to review the application, request further information, reject the
application, and/or award the grant as it deems fit. Please note that should you not have received approval of
your Discretionary Grants Application within one month; please consider your application as unsuccessful.




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