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Learnerships
Learnerships are primarily workplace learning programmes, supported by structured institutional learning, which result in a qualification. It is one in a range of interventions aimed at transforming access to education.  Because  every learnership leads to a qualification, it must:
  1. Include the 3 component categories in a qualification- viz. Fundamental, core and elective
  2. Represent a planned and appropriate intervention shaped according to the purpose of the qualification, and the outcomes and assessment criteria in the unit standards.
  3. Include learning geared towards both the critical cross-field outcomes as well as the learning area outcomes.
  4. Provide learners with the opportunities to achieve applied competence and a basis for further learning.
  5. Address the transformative agenda enshrined in the SAQA Act, the Skills Development Act as well as in the Mine Health and Safety Act.  Every learnership must also: 
  6. Provide a structured learning experience (that is, institutional leaning), together with-
  7. Structured workplace learning both of which will be determined by the qualification and associated unit standards.
  8. Ensure that between 30% and 70% of the required credits are achieved through successful workplace performance.  Learnerships will be registered by the department of Department of Labour, if:
              The SETA indicates that there is an identified need for such a learnership
              A qualification and its associated unit standards are registered (or are being registered) SAQA
              The SETA has submitted an application for learnership registration.  In order to  enter into a learnership, the learner will need to sign a three-way agreement with a workplace provider and an education and training provider. If the learners is 
               unemployed, he or she will also need to sign a fixed-term employment contract with the workplace provider.
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