Compensation Fund Bursary Programme 2022

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Bursary Details

Are you a(n) unemployed person who suffered an occupational injury or disease, and as a result, acquired a permanent disablement?

Do you wish to improve your skills to return to work or be self-employed?

Are you a Dependant of a COID pensioner/Dependant of a COID client with a permanent disablement wanting to further your studies at a Public Post School Education and Training (PSET) Institution?

The Compensation Fund is inviting previously employed persons who suffered occupational injuries or diseases, and as a result, acquired a permanent disablement, as well as dependants of COID pensioners/dependants of COID clients with a permanent disablement, to apply to the Social Welfare and Vocational Rehabilitation Bursary Scheme for 2022 academic year.

The applicants must have been accepted at a recognised Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College, Community Education and Training (CET) College or Higher Education Institution (HEI).

Preference will be given to the unemployed personnel who have acquired a permanent disablement due to occupational injuries/ diseases, not in Employment, Education and Training (NEETs) and the dependants of COID pensioners/dependants of COID beneficiaries with a permanent disablement who excel in their studies and/or demonstrate potential.

If you do not receive any response from the Compensation Fund within two months after the phase 2 closing date, consider your application (as likely) unsuccessful.

The bursary is open throughout the year; however, applicants are encouraged to send their 2022 Academic Year applications on/before the following dates

Phase 1: 30 November 2021

Phase 2: 29 January 2022

Candidate Requirements

  •  Unemployed Persons who have acquired permanent disablement due to occupational injuries/diseases, dependants of COID pensioners/dependants of COID beneficiaries with a permanent disablement

  • South African citizens

  • Fully completed application form

  • Proof of residence

  • COID Pension number/Claim number

  • Certified copies of Identity document of the applicant, parent(s) or guardians’ Identity document/death certificate (COID pensioner/COID beneficiaries with a permanent disablement not (yet) classified as COID Pensioners)

  • Grade 12 June results/highest school grade or qualification

  • Proof of acceptance/preliminary acceptance letter from public Post School Education and Training (PSET)

  • Students must be enrolled to study on a full-time basis, and only under exceptional circumstances students with disabilities shall be allowed to study part-time

  • Proof of income

  • Proof of unemployment letter from Department of Employment and Labour/or Affidavit

  • Certification and verification of physical disability by a Health Care Professional or Disability Support Office/WCL forms (Applicable to COID clients/ beneficiaries with a permanent disablement not (yet) classified as COID Pensioners)

  • Applicants may be subjected to a psychometric assessment.

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Bursary Enquiries

For further enquiries, assistance and advice, please contact Mr Ntsodi Mafa/Mr Luyolo Fani on 012 319 9264 or send an email to cfexternalbursaries@labour.gov.za, send WhatsApp to 082 937 2062 .

Targeted beneficiaries struggling to gain access to the training institutions due to the level of education and other barriers can contact our offices for advice / further assistance / organised Vocational Training

Conditions of Bursary

Preference will be given to applicants who excel in their studies and/or demonstrate potential.

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How to Apply

  • Ensure that you also acquire proof of acceptance or preliminary acceptance from a recognised public training institution/Vocational Training college.

  • Download and complete the respective bursary application form with a full list of the study fields to be funded 

  • Unemployed Persons who have acquired permanent disablement due to occupational injuries/diseases are not restricted on the qualifications to enrol for.

  • Ensure that you also acquire proof of acceptance or preliminary acceptance from a recognised public training institution/Vocational Training college.

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