MQA

Mine Community/TVET and Get Support Programs

  • Mine Community Support Project
  • This project aims to facilitate and support the training of unemployed persons on skills to render mine communities sustainable. A maximum amount of R15 000 is paid per learner inclusive of R1 500 monthly stipend equivalent to the training duration. The duration of the program may not be more than 12 months. The training programme should be a recognised skill programme registered with MQA or other SETAs or NQF Registered programmes. All proposals must indicate an alignment to an opportunity post training (the program must take into account economic activities in the area). Proposals will be considered on price competitiveness in relation to the MQA grant levels for programmes of a similar duration, the quality and duration of the training intervention to be delivered as stipulated in the proposal.

    Project Manager: Nomaswazi Malinga
    E:
    nomaswazim@mqa.org.za
    T: 083 234 4623

  • Youth Development Support Project
  • This project aims to facilitate and support the training of unemployed youth (persons between the ages of 18 and 35 years) on skills to render mine communities sustainable as well as support unemployed youth to gain skills. A maximum amount of R15 000 is paid per learner inclusive of R1 500 monthly stipend paid to the learner. Recognised skill programme registered with MQA or other SETAs or NQF Registered programmes. These programs should be offered up to 12 months. All submissions of proposals must indicate an alignment to an opportunity post training (the program must take into account economic activities in the area).Proposals will be considered on price competitiveness in relation to the MQA grant levels for programmes of a similar duration, the quality and duration of the training
    intervention to be delivered as stipulated in the proposal.

    Project Manager: Tommy Boikhutso
    E: tommyb@mqa.org.za
    T: 073 043 8868

  • Small Scale Mining Support Project
  • The project aims to facilitate and support the training of Small Scale Miners through a recognised skills programme registered with MQA. Grants will be allocated to employers/ organisations who meet the MQA Grant Allocation requirements.The training provider must be duly accredited/approved for the learning programmes to be implemented. All proposals submitted to the MQA must indicate an alignment to employment or business opportunities which post training which the training beneficiaries will be assisted with. A maximum grant amount of R15 000 is paid per learner, which is inclusive of R1 500 monthly stipend paid to each learner. Beneficiaries living in Mine communities and labour sending areas, including employees facing retrenchments or employees already retrenched/laid-off are targeted as beneficiaries in this project.

    Project Manager: Tshepo Tsotetsi
    E: tshepot@mqa.org.za
    T: 083 607 1702

  • Small Businesses/ Cooperatives Support Project
  • This project aims to support small business and cooperatives with relevant and required training and or financial support. A maximum of R20 000 is payable per business and or cooperative for training on any of these themes/topics:

    • Business planning/goal setting.
    • Opportunities for growth and market positioning for SSMEs.
    • Practical legal requirements for SMMEs.
    • Marketing and sales.
    • Financing and funding
    • Financial management for growth.
    • HR and people management.
    • Focusing on the future growth and growing your businesses.

    The business must have been registered with CIPC by at least 28 February 2020 and qualify as follows:

    • Company must be 100% owned by South African Citizens;
    • Employees must be 90% South Africans;
    • Priority will be given to businesses owned by Women, Youth and People with Disabilities;
    • Be registered and compliant with SARS and UIF;
    • Priority also will be given to requests by MMS employers who are supporting SMMEs that conduct business with them. An MQA accredited provider/employer who wishes to participate in this project will contract with the MQA on details relating to the rollout of the project.
    • Accredited Training Providers who will be selected through the MQA’s Supply Chain Processes.

    SMMEs support will primarily be within mining and labour sending areas. Priority will be offered to those entities that have conducted business with the MQA on any of its discretionary projects. All SMMEs that have provided other goods and services will be supported.

    Project Manager: Tommy Boikhutso
    E: tommyb@mqa.org.za
    T: 073 043 8868

  • TVET/CET Colleges Support Program
  • This program has the following projects:

    • TVET College Support: NCV, Level 4 Graduates to achieve artisan status
      • A total maximum amount of R 206 290 is payable per learner.
      • Employers should be MQA registered and paying levies or be levy exempt as well as employers outside the mining and minerals sector.
      • Employer party who will implement WIL must be workplace approved by the relevant SETA.
      • The duration of the programme is minimum of three (3) years as per the trade requirements.
      • Minimum Stipends must be paid as per the National Minimum Wage Act Number 9 of 2018 for Learners in Learnerships and Apprenticeships.
      • A list of all trades supported in this project is found in the MQA’s Funding Policy as reviewed.

    The business must have been registered with CIPC by at least 28 February 2020 and qualify as follows:

        • Company must be 100% owned by South African Citizens;
        • Employees must be 90% South Africans;
        • Priority will be given to businesses owned by Women, Youth and People with Disabilities;
        • Be registered and compliant with SARS and UIF;
        • Priority also will be given to requests by MMS employers who are supporting SMMEs that conduct business with them. An MQA accredited provider/employer who wishes to participate in this project will contract with the MQA on details relating to the rollout of the project.
        • Accredited Training Providers who will be selected through the MQA’s Supply Chain Processes.

    SMMEs support will primarily be within mining and labour sending areas. Priority will be offered to those entities that have conducted business with the MQA on any of its discretionary projects. All SMMEs that have provided other goods and services will be supported.

    Project Manager: Tommy Boikhutso
    E: tommyb@mqa.org.za
    T: 073 043 8868

  • TVET/CET Colleges Support Program
  • This program has the following projects:

    • TVET College Support: NCV, Level 4 Graduates to achieve artisan status
      • A total maximum amount of R 206 290 is payable per learner.
      • Employers should be MQA registered and paying levies or be levy exempt as well as employers outside the mining and minerals sector.
      • Employer party who will implement WIL must be workplace approved by the relevant SETA.
      • The duration of the programme is minimum of three (3) years as per the trade requirements.
      • Minimum Stipends must be paid as per the National Minimum Wage Act Number 9 of 2018 for Learners in Learnerships and Apprenticeships.
      • A list of all trades supported in this project is found in the MQA’s Funding Policy as reviewed.

    The business must have been registered with CIPC by at least 28 February 2020 and qualify as follows:

        • Company must be 100% owned by South African Citizens;
        • Employees must be 90% South Africans;
        • Priority will be given to businesses owned by Women, Youth and People with Disabilities;
        • Be registered and compliant with SARS and UIF;
        • Priority also will be given to requests by MMS employers who are supporting SMMEs that conduct business with them. An MQA accredited provider/employer who wishes to participate in this project will contract with the MQA on details relating to the rollout of the project.
        • Accredited Training Providers who will be selected through the MQA’s Supply Chain Processes.

    SMMEs support will primarily be within mining and labour sending areas. Priority will be offered to those entities that have conducted business with the MQA on any of its discretionary projects. All SMMEs that have provided other goods and services will be supported.

    Project Manager: Tommy Boikhutso
    E: tommyb@mqa.org.za
    T: 073 043 8868

  • Support for Worker Initiated Training Intervention (Trade Unions)
  • The programme aims funding only the trade unions and federations that are in the mining and minerals sector for their members and officials to be upskilled. A standard grant amount per learner as approved by the MQA will be made available in line with the MQA funding policy grant amount for similar Programmes. For Non- accredited/ (In-House) programmes the MQA will pay for the actual cost of training to a maximum amount of R2 500.00 per learner per programme. Trade unions and federations are to submit applications as well as a proposals as part of the application, outlining the training Programmes to be implemented for their members. Upon approving the proposal, the MQA will enter into partnership agreement with allocated trade unions to implement the training interventions.

    • TVET College Support: NCV, Level 4 Graduates to achieve artisan status
      • A total maximum amount of R 206 290 is payable per learner.
      • Employers should be MQA registered and paying levies or be levy exempt as well as employers outside the mining and minerals sector.
      • Employer party who will implement WIL must be workplace approved by the relevant SETA.
      • The duration of the programme is minimum of three (3) years as per the trade requirements.
      • Minimum Stipends must be paid as per the National Minimum Wage Act Number 9 of 2018 for Learners in Learnerships and Apprenticeships.
      • A list of all trades supported in this project is found in the MQA’s Funding Policy as reviewed.

      Project Manager: Tommy Boikhutso
      E: tshepot@mqa.org.za
      T: 083 607 1702

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