Compensation Fund Bursary South Africa 2024

By | March 18, 2024

Compensation Fund Bursary South Africa 2024

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROVIDER – COMPENSATION FUND

Compensation Fund Bursary South Africa 2024 | The Compensation Fund, part of the Department of Labour in South Africa, provides compensation to workers injured, diseased or disabled while performing the duties of their employment, as well as for death from injuries or diseases contracted while working.

The Compensation Fund pays compensation to permanent workers, casual workers, apprentices and trainees who lose income after they are injured or contract a disease while carrying out their work.

ABOUT THE COMPENSATION FUND BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

The Compensation Fund is inviting students to apply for their Bursary Scheme, for 2024 academic year.

Bursaries will be awarded to 2 groups of people:
Group 1: unemployed COID beneficiaries with a permanent disablement (PWD) as a result of occupational injuries/ diseases. Bursaries will cover studies towards programmes that will enable beneficiaries to be (re)integrated into the workplace or be self-employed

Group 2: dependants of COID beneficiaries with a permanent disablement and dependants of
fatally injured employees (between ages 17 and 35 years).
 Bursaries will cover studies within the following fields (however, not restricted to the list):

  • Accounting Science
  • Actuarial Science
  • Aeronautical Engineering/ Aerospace Control/ Aviation
  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Culinary
  • Data Science
  • Economic Science
  • Engineering (including Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Design and Development, Production and Process)
  • Environmental Health
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Graphic Design/ Digital Marketing/ Brand Communication or Management/ Digital design/ Film and Production/ Animation
  • Health and Clinical Science
  • Information Technology / Computer Science (specialising with Informatics/ System Development/ Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning/ Data Science & Analytics/ Data Engineering/ Cyber Security/ Cloud Computing/ Internet of Things (IoT)/ Quantum Computing/ Robotics/ Software Engineering/ Computer Networks)
  • Mathematical Science/ Statistics
  • Risk Management and Forensic Science
  • Teaching (Mathematics, Science, Information Communications Technology and Early Childhood Development)
  • Apprenticeship Qualifications (for capable candidates who exited the mainstream schooling system at Grade 9, have a General Education Certificate (GEC) and have the potential to excel in this programme)
  • * Other qualifications may also be considered

 

MORE ABOUT THE COMPENSATION FUND BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE, RENEWABILITY & SELECTION

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: tuition fees, prescribed study materials, accommodation and a monthly stipend.

Bursaries are awarded for 1 academic year at a time and are renewable each year (for the entire duration of the qualification), depending on satisfactory academic performance and availability of funds.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted – if you do not receive any feedback within 2 months of the closing date, please regard your application was unsuccessful.

www.zabusaries.com is committed to keeping you up to date with the latest bursary opportunities, and this article covers all details about the COID Bursary.

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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COMPENSATION FUND BURSARY

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
Group 1:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be currently unemployed
  • You must be of working age
  • You must be a COID beneficiary with a permanent disablement (PWD) as a result of occupational injuries/ diseases
  • You must be studying intend on studying within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • You must have been accepted to study at a recognised Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College, Community Education and Training (CET) College or Higher Education Institution (HEl)
  • You must intend to improve your skills to return to the work force or become self-employed

Group 2:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be between 17 and 35 years old
  • You must be a dependant of a COID beneficiary with a permanent disablement or a dependant of a fatally injured employee
  • You must be studying or enrolled to study within one of the aforementioned fields of study (other qualifications may also be considered)
  • You must have been accepted to study at a recognised Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College, Community Education and Training (CET) College or Higher Education Institution (HEl)

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE COMPENSATION FUND BURSARY

Download and complete the Compensation Fund Bursary Application Form 2024 (.pdf)

Enter “www.zabusaries.com” in the field asking how you heard about the Compensation Fund Bursary.
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
Group 1:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • COID pension number or COID claim number
  • Latest academic transcript, if currently studying
  • Proof of acceptance from an approved institute
  • Tuition fees quotation, where applicable
  • Prescribed Learning Resources quotation, if available (on institutions letterhead)
  • Proof of residence
  • Proof of disability, if applicable (verification by a Health Care Professional or Disability Support Office)

Group 2:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • ID document / unabridged birth certificate showing details of the COID beneficiary (certified copy)
  • Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copy)/ death certificates if deceased (certified copy)
  • COID pension number or COID claim number
  • Matric June results, if currently in Matric
  • Latest academic transcript, if currently studying
  • Proof of acceptance from an approved institute
  • Tuition fees quotation, where applicable
  • Prescribed Learning Resources quotation, if available (on institutions letterhead)
  • Proof of residence
  • Proof of disability, if applicable (verification by a Health Care Professional or Disability Support Office)
  • Pre-entry assessment (if applying for the apprenticeship programme)
  • Proof of income (latest payslip if employed: certified copy, affidavit if unemployed or an informal worker, proof of SASSA grant if applicable, proof pension if applicable, or other proof of income)
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Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
– Email: CFexternalbursaries@labour.gov.za
(Insert the words “COID Bursary 2024” in the email subject line).

– Hand delivery:
Compensation Fund Head Building
167 Thabo Sehume & Madiba Street
Delta Heights Building
Pretoria
0002

– Post/ Courier:
The Sub-Directorate: Vocational Rehabilitation
Department of Employment and Labour, Compensation Fund,
Private Bag x 955
Pretoria
0001

CLOSING DATE FOR THE COMPENSATION FUND BURSARY

31 March 2024.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the Compensation Fund directly:
Tel: 012 319 9264 / 012 319 5774 / 012 319 9124 / 012 319 9264
Email: cfexternalbursaries@labour.gov.za

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