PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION & TRAINING PRESENTATION BY DHET. 21 April 2010 09h30 – 12h30. REQUEST FROM THE COMMITTEE. LETTER OF INVITATION BY THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION & TRAINING
21 April 201009h30 – 12h30
Established & mandated by the following acts:
Director-General: DHET is the accounting authority of the NSF and must
1.Control the fund
2. keep proper records (financial, assets & liabilities)
3. prepare annual financial statements
4. Appoint executive officer who is in the public service
Informed by MTSF PRIORITY NO 4 namely
STRENGHEN THE SKILLS AND HUMAN RESORUCE BASE
DHET Seeks to
NSDS INFORMS THE NSF
Objective 1: Prioritising and communicating critical skills for sustainable growth, development and equity.
Objective 2: Promoting and accelerating quality training for all in the workplace.
Objective 3: Promoting employability and sustainable livelihoods through skills development.
Objective 4: Assisting designated groups, including new entrants to participate in accredited work, integrated learning and work-based programmes to acquire critical skills to enter the labour market and self-employment.
Objective 5: Improving the quality and relevance of provision.
The NSF will focus and respond to the following Challenges
(a) to advise the Minister on –(i) a national skills development policy; (ii) a national skills development strategy;(iii) guidelines on the implementation of the national skills strategy; (iv) the strategic framework and criteria for allocation of subsidies funds from the National Skills Fund; and(v) any regulations to be made;
(b) to liaise with SETAs on –(i) the national skills development policy;(ii) the national skills development strategy; and(iii) sector skills plans;
(c) to report to the Minister on the progress made in the implementation of the national skills development strategy;
(d) to conduct investigations on any matter arising out of the application of this Act;
(d) to liaise with the QCTO on occupational standards and qualifications; and
(e) to exercise any other powers and perform any other duties conferred or imposed on the Authority by this Act.
(2) For the purposes of investigations referred to in subsection (1) (d), the Authority has the prescribed powers of entry and to question and inspect.
(3) The Authority must perform its functions in accordance with this Act and its constitution.