Call for Expressions of Interest: Research Partnerships, TVET/CET Partnerships, Health and Safety Discretionary Grants for 2018-2019

The Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) is a Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) for the mining and minerals sector in terms of the Skills Development Act of 1998. The MQA would like to invite expressions of interest from suitable partners to participate in the MQA’s research projects during the 2018 – 2019 financial year:


The MQA invites public and private institutions to collaborate in the MQA’s research projects for 2018/19 focusing on the mining and minerals sector’s (MMS) skills development agenda.

Interested parties must submit a brief proposal indicating the background of their organisation, the research projects they were involved in within the MMS, staff capacity, co-funding costs and specific area(s) of interest for potential collaboration. This partnership is aimed at sharing resources as well as working to attain outcomes of mutual interest for both partners. 

Interested parties must submit a Research Partnership proposal to the MQA via email by no later than 23 July 2018. Hand delivered proposals will not be accepted.


The MQA invites all public Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) or Community Education and Training (CET) colleges registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training to submit their partnership proposals to the MQA for various projects, programmes or training interventions they would like to be funded for the 2018/19 financial year. The support to be granted by the MQA will be in the following areas: 

  • TVET college management and governance;
  • TVET college quality of teaching and learning;
  • TVET college responsiveness to local labour markets, and
  • TVET college student support services.

The key driving force of the National Skills Development Strategy III (NSDS) is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the skills development system placing emphasis on goal 4.3, “promoting the growth of public TVET/CET colleges that is responsive to the sector, local, regional and national skills needs and priorities”. This goal is achieved through SETAs forming partnerships with TVET/CET colleges to ensure the integration of education and training for all South Africans.

The proposals for TVET/CEP Partnership must clearly stipulate the budget and number of beneficiaries to be supported on the identified interventions.

Interested parties must submit TVET/CEP Partnership proposals to MQA via email by no later than 23 July 2018. Hand delivered proposals will not be accepted.

Please note: Terms and conditions will apply in accordance with the MQA Funding Policy for 2018 – 2019.


Please click here to download the Application Form including Grant Rules and Criteria. Specific project information can be accessed via hyperlinks on the application form.

Completed application form can be submitted via e-mail to by or no later than 06 August 2018.

Please note: Terms and conditions will apply in accordance with the MQA Funding Policy for 2018 – 2019.


For enquiries please contact the following persons:

  • Research Partnerships: Mr Joseph Komane on 011 547 2600
  • TVET/CET Partnerships: Ms Thembeka Makhoba on 011 547 2600    
  • Health and Safety Discretionary Grants: Ms Khensani Sihlangu on 011 547 2600
Thursday, July 5, 2018