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DHET Compulsory Application - Note 3 of 4

By lynelfarrell, 30 November, 2017

Note 3 of 4: Confusion with reading the Guide for completing the FPX-01 is explained as follows:

1. The application for registration (which is compulsory to complete and submit before 30 November 2018) speaks to a college or an institution. This wording should be ignored. The application must be completed by accredited training providers/skills development providers who are accredited with SETA(s)/QCTO.

2. Read page 10 of the Guideline, it clearly stipulates the consequences if this compulsory application for registration with the DHET is ignored and not adhered to. Thus, no matter how confusing the outdated guideline is, adhere to the requirements. Take cognisance of the new Acts in order to meet the requirements and work with the DHET.

3. The guidelines stipulates that: “an applicant must provide documentary proof that it is registered or recognised as a company in terms of the Companies Act, 1973”. We are all aware that we need to comply with the Companies Act of 2008! Thus, the Act that the Guideline is referring is old, read the Companies Act of 2008.

4. The Guide makes reference to the legal name of the company that is applying for registration must visit www.cipro.gov.za or contact the CIPRO contact centre. If you have a registered company, you will know that CIPRO does not exist anymore. Please get your registration documents from the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission: www.cipc.co.za or contact them on 086 100 2472.

5. Quality Assurance: “Private education institutions wishing to enquire about accreditation to offer FET qualifications should contact Umalusi”, “In making a determination on the application, the Registrar is required to consider, inter alia, the evidence provided in the application, as well as the report received from Umalusi on the applicant’s application for accreditation”. This should be ignored. Providers do not need to register with Umalusi. The accreditation and scope approval from SETA(s)/QCTO must be submitted.

6. An original Tax Clearance Certificate (IT50) issued by SARS must be submitted. According to my knowledge or lack thereof, Tax Clearance Certificates are now obtained via the SARS E-filing system. This is electronic. Gone are the days, where you had to find a spot for parking, sit in row (playing musical chairs for hours) with a little number, and waste the whole day to get this piece of paper.

7. There is a checklist on page 31 of the Guideline. Make use of it! Ensure that all supporting documents as per the requirements (taking into consideration the current Acts, rules and regulations) is adhered to.


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