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Discretionary Grants

Discretionary Grants

Discretionary Grants Policy


Discretionary Grants Criteria, Guidelines and Funding Framework



The Public Service Sector Education and Training Authority (PSETA) Discretionary Grants are available for qualifying organisations. The grants are targeted to address national priorities as set out in the National Skills Development Plan (NSDP) and sectoral priorities as identified in the PSETA Sector Skills Plan (SSP) and the Annual Performance Plan (APP).

PSETA hereby invites applications from constituent organisations as per the programmes listed below for Discretionary Grant funding for the 2022-23 financial year.

Programme Targeted number of beneficiaries Constituency
Bursaries (Unemployed) 50 Public Universities and Universities of Technology
TVET WIL 100 Public TVET Colleges
HET WIL 200 Public Universities of Technology
Internships 50 Government Departments/ Public Entities with an MoU with PSETA
Learnerships (Employed) 100 PSETA Accredited Skills Development Providers
Recognition of Prior Learning 300 PSETA Accredited Skills Development Providers
Skills Programmes 1 100 Accredited Skills Development Providers

The Discretionary Grant Policy, Criteria and Guidelines, Funding Framework, Application forms and Specifications can be obtained from the PSETA website at Applications must be submitted on the dedicated email address (NB: No applications will be accepted if received through any other means).

For enquiries, please contact the following persons:

Mr. Sibusiso Ndaba: Projects
Ms. Nthabiseng Khota: Projects


CLOSING DATE: 15 December 2021, 16h00

The allocation of a Grant is dependent on the availability of funds and is at the discretion of the PSETA Accounting Authority. The ultimate objective is to meet the targets as determined in the NSDP and PSETA APP.

Late applications will not be accepted.

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Public Service Education and Training Authority

The Public Service Education and Training Authority (PSETA) is one of the 21 Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) established in accordance with the Skills Development Act No. 97 of 1998 (SDA). Between the year 2000 and 2009, the PSETA reported to the Department of Labour but has since been transferred to the new Department of Higher Education and Training.