Compensation Fund Bursary South Africa 2021 – 2022

Compensation Fund Bursary South Africa 2021 – 2022

Compensation Fund Bursary South Africa

ABOUT THE COMPANY – COMPENSATION FUND

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.

ABOUT THE COMPENSATION FUND BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

The Compensation Fund is inviting candidates to apply for the Social Welfare and Vocational Rehabilitation Bursary Scheme, for the 2022 academic year. Bursaries will be awarded to 2 groups of people, for studies towards the following qualifications:

1) Group 1: unemployed people, who are permanently disabled after suffering occupational injuries or diseases, and COID pensioners – can apply for studies towards the following fields (to increase chances of re-entry into the labour market):

  • Carpentry
  • Dressmaking
  • Electrical
  • Horticulture & Landscaping
  • Plumbing
  • Poultry Farming
  • Traditional & Hydroponic Vegetable Cultivation and Agro-processing
  • Upholstery and Furniture Making
  • Welding
  • Other Vocational Training

2) Group 2: dependants of COID (Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases) pensioners, or dependants of COID people who are permanently disabled after suffering occupational injuries or diseases – can apply for studies in:

  • Accounting Science
  • Accounting: BCom (Honours)
  • Actuarial Science
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Aerospace Control
  • Agriculture
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Animation
  • Architecture
  • Aviation
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Brand Communication or Management
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Computer Science, System Development and Informatics/ Information Technology (specialising in Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Computer Networks, Cyber Security, Data Engineering, Data Science & Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning, Quantum Computing, Robotics, Software Engineering)
  • Construction Management
  • CTA
  • Culinary
  • Data Science
  • Design and Development Engineering
  • Design Graphic (Communication) Design
  • Digital Design
  • Digital Marketing
  • Economic Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Health
  • Film and Production
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Food and Beverage
  • Forensic Science
  • Geo-Informatics
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Health and related clinical science (Advanced Paramedic, Audiology, Dentistry, MBCHB, Medical Orthotics, Medical Science, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Oncology, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Prosthetics, Radiography, Urology, Vascular Technology)
  • Hospitality
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Marine
  • Maritime Studies
  • Mathematical Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Operations Management
  • Production and Process Engineering
  • Production Management
  • Quality Assurance and Regulatory
  • Quality Control and Planning
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Risk Management
  • Risk Management and Forensic Science
  • Statistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Teaching (Early Childhood Development, Information Communications Technology, Mathematics, Science)
  • Town Planning
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Apprenticeship full programme (available to candidates who ended mainstream schooling in Grade 9, with a General Education Certificate (GEC) and potential to succeed in the programme – candidates must submit pre-entry assessment outcomes)

 

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 as unsuccessful.

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):
1) Group 1:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be currently unemployed
  • You must be of working age
  • You must have acquired a permanent disability due to occupational injuries or diseases
  • You must be studying intend on studying within one of the aforementioned fields of study (full-time if not disabled, part-time if disabled)
  • You must have been accepted or preliminary accepted to study at a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College, Community Education and Training (CET) or Higher Education Institution (HEI)
  • You must intend to improve your skills to return to the workforce or become self-employed

2) Group 2:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be between 17 and 25 years old
  • You must be a dependant of a COID pension or dependants of COID people who are permanently disabled after suffering occupational injuries or diseases
  • You must be studying intend on studying within one of the aforementioned fields of study (full-time if not disabled, part-time if disabled)
  • You must have been accepted or preliminary accepted to study at a Public Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College or Higher Education Institution (HEI)

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

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

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):
1) Group 1:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • COID pension number or COID claim number
  • Latest academic transcript, if currently studying
  • Proof of acceptance or preliminary acceptance from an approved institute
  • Tuition fees quotation (on institutions letterhead)
  • 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)

2) Group 2:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Applicants unabridged birth certificate (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 or preliminary acceptance from an approved institute
  • Tuition fees quotation (on institutions letterhead)
  • 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, a proof pension if applicable, or other proof of income)

 

Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Email: CFexternalbursaries@labour.gov.za

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

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

(Please note: emailed and faxed applications will NOT be accepted).

CLOSING DATE FOR THE COMPENSATION FUND BURSARY

Phase 1: 30 November 2021.
Phase 2: 29 January 2022.
(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:
Contact People: Mr Ntsodi Mafa / Mr Luyolo Fani
Tel: 012 319 9264
WhatsApp: 082 937 2062
Email: cfexternalbursaries@labour.gov.za

Things To Note Before Applying For A Bursary

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