Opening of DG Second Window

The 2021-2022 Fasset Digital Skills Training grant is now open for applications. All applicants are required to be Microsoft accredited and are encouraged to apply by no later than 20 October 2021.

The 2021-2022 Discretionary Grants window for Bursary Scheme and Lifelong Learning are now open for applications. Stakeholders are encouraged to apply by no later 18 October 2021

Discretionary Grants for 2021/2022 Financial Year

Please note that the funding window for the following Discretionary Grants has been re-opened due to website downtime; submissions close on the 23 August 2021:

The deadline for the following grants has been extended to 10 August 2021 due to website downtime. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this has caused.

2020-2021 Employer Placement Programmes Applications Re-Opened

2020-2021 Special Programmes Applications Re-Opened

2020-2021 Discretionary Grant Requirements

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Fasset Trends Report

The report presents an analysis of information collected from 2001 to 2015 (mostly through the Mandatory Grant applications submitted to Fasset by employers), which includes organisations’ participation in the levy-grant system, employment trends and skills shortages in the Fasset sector


Training Benchmarks for the Finance and Accounting Services Sector

The report shows the Fasset sector trends in the area of transformation and levels of workplace training.


Trade Union Membership in the Fasset Sector

Survey of Trade Union Membership among Organisations in the Finance and Accounting Services Sector – 2015


Need for a Learnership in Taxation

Research into the need for learnerships in the field of taxation.


Need for a Learnership in Financial Markets

Research into the need for learnerships in the financial markets sector.


Need for Strategic Learnerships in the Fasset Sector (2003)

This study sought to:

  1. To conduct a demand analysis to establish the need for learnerships in the sector.

  2. To conduct a supply survey in order to establish the nature and magnitude of the current provision of learnerships and to identify education and training programmes that may be converted into learnerships or that may be used in the development of learnerships.

  3. To compare demand and supply in order to determine the extent to which supply meets demand, identify areas in which new developments or special support is needed, and identify specific risks related to the development of strategic new learnerships.


Need for Strategic Learnerships in the Fasset Sector (2003) - Annexures

The Annexures to the Need for Strategic Learnerships in the Fasset Sector (2003) have been made available to stakeholders.

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Implementation Period


2009/2010 financial year

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2008/2009 financial year

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Implementation Period


2016 - 2017 Update

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2015 - 2016 Update

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2014 - 2015 Update

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2013 - 2014 Update

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2012 - 2013 Update

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2011 - 2016 (5-Year)

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2010 - 2011 Update

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2009 - 2010 Update

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2008 - 2009 Update

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2007 - 2008 Update

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2006 - 2007 Update

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2005 - 2011 (5-Year)

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2000 - 2005 (5-Year)

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2020-2021 Projects Discretionary Grants

Dear Valued Stakeholder,

Please Click here to access the presentation that was shared at the Discretionary Grants Information Sharing session held on the 10th December 2020.

Budget and Tax2019/2020 Learner Employment Grant Requirements

In light of the President address to the nation on the night of 15 March 2020 regarding the spread of the COVID-19, gathering of 100 or more are now prohibited. The annual Budget and Tax update remains one of our prominent training workshops we offer to our sector and attract large crowds, and to this effect are directly affected by this prohibition. As result, we would be providing our Budget and Tax update 2020 via LIVE webinars.

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2019/2020 Learner Employment Grant Requirements

Discretionary Grants application opening on the 15 November 2019 to 14 February 2020

Learner Employment Grant for (EMPLOYED LEARNERS)
Non-PIVOTAL Learner Employment Grant
NSFAS Loan Repayment Grant
Bursary Grant

2019/2020 Discretionary Grant Guidelines and Manuals (Employer Grant)

Discretionary Grant (Projects) window has opened for 2019/2020.

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