• Relevant SETA and NAMB workplace approval for the particular trade is required for a SETA learner agreement to be registered. Without this approval, the student’s practical time is technically not counting.

Classic Example

XYZ Employer is accredited by the merSETA. Blake Ronalds has studied Millwright at a merSETA accredited training provider.  XYZ Employer must have SETA and NAMB workplace approval for Millwright for a learner agreement to be registered. That means XYZ Employer has all the tools, equipment and qualified millwrights on-site to provide Blake Ronalds on-the-job training according to the SETA/NAMB curriculum.

 

Important to know

  • According to the merSETA a learner agreement may be backdated for 6 months only. That means your SETA learner agreement must be registered within this time frame.
  • If a learner works at an employer who has applied for the required SETA and NAMB workplace approval, should the start date of the contract only be determined once the approval has been issued. The contract should also only be backdated once the workplace has been approved.
  • A registered NAMB/SETA learner agreement equal to 12 months is a prerequisite to write a trade test.
  • If a learner is transferred to another employer, he/she is responsible for transferring the agreement. A NAMB/SETA learner agreement can only be transferred within the same SETA. The new employer must have the required SETA and NAMB workplace approval in place. A learner may not start working at Employer B if the transfer hasn’t been registered at the relevant SETA.
  • If a learner changes from employers, he/she is responsible for transferring the NAMB/SETA learner agreement to the next employer. A NAMB/SETA learner agreement can only be transferred within the same SETA. Employer B must have the required SETA and NAMB workplace approval in place. The transfer must first be registered at the SETA before a learner can start working at Employer B.
  • Ajani must be notified of such transfer.