Opportunity Knocks!

Looking at the proverbial glass, so many people – especially after the SONA address last week look at the glass as half empty. We however prefer to remain optimistic given how many fabulous opportunities currently exist which we are aware of!

SETA have over 100 000 opportunities currently available! It’s staggering isn’t it?! The Department of Higher Education and Training announced that learners have access to a range of learning programme opportunities through any of the 21 SETAs. Prospects include bursaries, internships, learnerships, skills programmes, apprenticeships and work-integrated learning.

The diverse SETA training opportunities making up the 100 000 count is very encouraging and it provides hope for every person as it caters for strengths and interests in various different fields. Here are some industries and ideas of the training offered:

Agriseta – opportunities in Mechanics for vehicles, Animal & Plant Production, Veterinarian Biology, Food Safety and MANY MORE!

Bankseta- opportunities in Finance, IT, Accounting, Auditing, Credit and Risk Assessment and MANY MORE,

Cathsseta – opportunities in Generic Management, Sports Management, Catering and MANY MORE,

Ceta – Construction supervision, Plumbing, Civil Engineering, Property Management, Carpentry, Bricklaying, Road Works and MANY MORE!

Fasset – opportunities in Economy, Tax, Financial Investment and MANY MORE!

FP&Mseta – opportunities in Manufacturing Processes, Sewing, Photography and MANY MORE!

Merseta – opportunities in Engineering, Fitting, Automative Repair, Spray Painting, Turners and MANY MORE,

Mictseta – opportunities in Systems Support, Media, Advertising, Film and Media, IT, Telecommunications and MANY MORE!

We could go on and on and on; see our website for all the opportunities!
I couldn’t believe the 100 000 number – so here’s the breakdown that proves the number!

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Please note: SETAs do not provide learnerships directly to the public. They facilitate the creation of learnerships with employers. You can contact us to find out how you can become accredited with a SETA and offer learnerships as a business to cater for these needs!

See our website for the full list of the 100 000 opportunities – remember, we’re here to help you up-skill others!

Training Material at your fingertips

At the beginning of the year we made special mention of how one of our primary focuses of the year is to zero in on our Quality Management System (QMS) support, all whilst ensuring that our clients obtain their accreditation with minimal stress levels!

Contributing to assisting clients with minimum levels of stress is ensuing that they utilise training material which is SETA READY. We at JTandA have gone the whole hog in our drive of support and now have training material available as required by SETA in a ‘Ready to GO Pack’!

The pack includes the following:

  • Curriculum outlines / Learner induction guides / Programme overview.
    All the what / where / how / when / who with regards to what the learner can expect from the programme and the training roll out from beginning to end.
  • Alignment Matrix
    This backbone of the Providers Accreditation lists each SO and AC with their associated information and indicates the page numbers of formative and summative assessments.
  • Notional Hour Matrix
    This guide specifies the break down of the number of hours spent in the classroom / workplace / assessment and the outcomes to be covered
  • Facilitator Guides
    A complete overview of what is expected of the facilitator; includes lesson plans, model answers for the formatives and all the administration documents needed by the facilitator to conduct and complete the Programme successfully with Learners.
  • Learner Guides
    A guide detailing Unit Standard ID, Title and Credits, Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria.
  • Assessment Guide
    A guide detailing the planning, preparation, procedures for before and after for assessments for the Facilitator and Learner. Model answers, Learner & Third Party feedback templates and results administration are all accounted for
  • Learner Portfolio of Evidence (PoE)
    Specific guidelines of the preparation, requirements and procedure of the compilation of the PoE file; specifically, Learner background information, assessment declarations, declaration of authenticity, assessor declaration and full qualifications of Learner.
  • Moderation Guide
    – This detailed guide offers instruction on all aspects pertaining to Moderators, from characteristics to fundamental background knowledge, functions, roles and responsibilities and the process. Essential documentation templates to be completed by the moderator are also included.
  • Final Integrated Summative Assessment
    – This assessment is based on the overall ELO of the skills programme and contains the Final Judgement Recording Sheet, Final Summative Questionnaire, the Knowledge and Practical Component and Workplace Application Component of the Learner.

As you can see an enormous amount of thought, planning and effort has gone into providing you with quality training material and that which is SAQA Aligned and SETA ready. Let us help you in not only accrediting your business but thereafter to help you hit the ground running with all that required of you to assist your Learners qualify! For clients that have already paid a deposit, and we don’t have their required qualification, we assist with a list of GOOD QUALITY MATERIAL DEVELOPERS. Check out our website for training material offers or call us today on 0313095811

We’re here to help you accredit your Learners!

Take a ‘tax’ break!

2017 has brought more change than we’d expect from January with President Zuma signing off changes on the Tax Amendment Act. Now whilst we are no Tax experts, we thought it would be a good idea to give you a heads up on what is relevant to the majority of our clients. These changes have significant impact on every South African taxpayer; two changes in particular have bearing on many of the companies and individuals we engage with daily so therefore, we have included some changes to this month’s newsletter.

The Taxation Laws Amendment Bill; the Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill; and the Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Bill were introduced to rectify challenges with South Africa’s current tax law. The changes thankfully also offer positive incentives to current taxpayers – who doesn’t need a break?!

Amendments to the Taxation Laws Amendment Bill has brought about change in tax deductions available to businesses. Most notably, the value of the deduction for a person without disability but with qualifications from NQF (National Qualifications Framework) level 1 to NQF level 6 has increased from R30,000 to R40,000.
It has decreased for the same persons but with qualifications from NQF level 7 to NQF level 10 from R30,000 to R20,000.

The value of deductions for persons with disability and with qualifications from NQF level 1 to NQF level 6 has increased from R500,000 to R600,000. It remains unchanged for the same persons with qualifications from NQF level 7 to NQF level 10 at R50,000.
A R20 million cap on total claims per employer has now also been introduced.

The Unemployment Insurance Amendment Act has also experienced some changes. The main purpose of change to this legislation is to amend the Unemployment Insurance Act so as to provide for the extension of the unemployment insurance benefits to learners who are undergoing learnership training.

As I mentioned in my opening paragraph, we have no dexterity in Tax, but we see a number of benefits on offer to many of you! Should you require advice specifically to your Tax needs, please contact your own bookkeeper or Tax advisor.

How can we help you achieve your goals this year knowing what you do know now? Ensure that you’re ahead of the pack this year and maintain your accreditation. Please, let us know if you need any help!