COMPENSATION FUND BURSARIES

Compensation Fund (COID): Bursaries 2022

Compensation Fund (COID) invites student to apply for Bursary Programme 2022 academic year.

Closing Date: 29 January 2022

The Compensation Fund are inviting candidates to apply for the Social Welfare and Vocational Rehabilitation Bursary Scheme, for 2022 academic year. Bursaries will be awarded to 2 groups of people, for studies towards the following qualifications:

1) Group 1: unemployed people, who are permanently disabled after suffering occupational injuries or diseases, and COID pensioners – can apply for studies towards the following fields (to increase chances of re-entry into the labour market):

Carpentry
Dressmaking
Electrical
Horticulture & Landscaping
Plumbing
Poultry Farming
Traditional & Hydroponic Vegetable Cultivation and Agro-processing
Upholstery and Furniture Making
Welding
Other Vocational Training

2) Group 2: dependants of COID (Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases) pensioners, or dependants of COID people who are permanently disabled after suffering occupational injuries or diseases – can apply for studies in:

Accounting Science
Accounting: BCom (Honours)
Actuarial Science
Aeronautical Engineering
Aerospace Control
Agriculture
Analytical Chemistry
Animation
Architecture
Aviation
Biochemistry
Biotechnology
Brand Communication or Management
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Clinical Psychology
Computer Science, System Development and Informatics/ Information Technology (specialising in Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Computer Networks, Cyber Security, Data Engineering, Data Science & Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning, Quantum Computing, Robotics, Software Engineering)
Construction Management
CTA
Culinary
Data Science
Design and Development Engineering
Design Graphic (Communication) Design
Digital Design
Digital Marketing
Economic Science
Electrical Engineering
Environmental Health
Film and Production
Financial Mathematics
Food and Beverage
Forensic Science
Geo-Informatics
Geology
Geophysics
Health and related clinical science (Advanced Paramedic, Audiology, Dentistry, MBCHB, Medical Orthotics, Medical Science, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Oncology, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Prosthetics, Radiography, Urology, Vascular Technology)
Hospitality
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Psychology
Marine
Maritime Studies
Mathematical Science
Mechanical Engineering
Mechatronics Engineering
Microbiology
Operations Management
Production and Process Engineering
Production Management
Quality Assurance and Regulatory
Quality Control and Planning
Quantity Surveying
Risk Management
Risk Management and Forensic Science
Statistics
Supply Chain Management
Teaching (Early Childhood Development, Information Communications Technology, Mathematics, Science)
Town Planning
Water Science and Technology
Apprenticeship full programme (available to candidates who ended mainstream schooling in Grade 9, with a General Education Certificate (GEC) and potential to succeed in the programme – candidates must submit pre-entry assessment outcomes)
The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: tuition fees, prescribed study materials, accommodation and a monthly stipend.

Bursaries are awarded for 1 academic year at a time and are renewable each year (for the entire duration of the qualification), depending on satisfactory academic performance and availability of funds.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted – if you do not receive any feedback within 2 months of the closing date, please regard your application was unsuccessful.

Requirements:

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
1) Group 1:

You must be a South African citizen

You must be currently unemployed

You must be of working age

You must have acquired a permanent disability due to occupational injuries or diseases
You must be studying intend on studying within one of the aforementioned fields of study (full-time if not disabled, part-time if disabled)

You must have been accepted or preliminary accepted to study at a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College, Community Education and Training (CET) or Higher Education Institution (HEI)

You must intend to improve your skills to return to the work force or become self-employed
2) Group 2:

You must be a South African citizen

You must be between 17 and 25 years old

You must be a dependant of a COID pension or a dependants of COID people who are permanently disabled after suffering occupational injuries or diseases

You must be studying intend on studying within one of the aforementioned fields of study (full-time if not disabled, part-time if disabled)

You must have been accepted or preliminary accepted to study at a Public Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College or Higher Education Institution (HEI)

How to apply:

Download and complete the Compensation Fund Bursary:

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

1) Group 1:

ID document (certified copy)
COID pension number or COID claim number
Latest academic transcript, if currently studying

Proof of acceptance or preliminary acceptance from an approved institute
Tuition fees quotation (on institutions letterhead)

Prescribed Learning Resources quotation, if available (on institutions letterhead)
Proof of residence
Proof of disability, if applicable (verification by a Health Care Professional or Disability Support Office)
2) Group 2:

ID document (certified copy)

Applicants unabridged birth certificate (certified copy)

Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copy)/ death certificates if deceased (certified copy)

COID pension number or COID claim number

Matric June results, if currrently in Matric
Latest academic transcript, if currently studying

Proof of acceptance or preliminary acceptance from an approved institute
Tuition fees quotation (on institutions letterhead)

Prescribed Learning Resources quotation, if available (on institutions letterhead)

Proof of residence
Proof of disability, if applicable (verification by a Health Care Professional or Disability Support Office)
Pre-entry assessment (if applying for the apprenticeship programme)
Proof of income (latest payslip if employed:

certified copy, affidavit if unemployed or an informal worker, proof of SASSA grant if applicable, proof pension if applicable, or other proof of income)
Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:

1) Email: CFexternalbursaries@labour.gov.za

2) Hand delivery:
Compensation Fund Head Building
167 Thabo Sehume & Madiba Street
Delta Heights Building
Pretoria
0002

3) Post/ Courier:
The Sub – Directorate: Vocational Rehabilitation
Department of Employment and Labour
Compensation Fund
Private Bag x 955
Pretoria
0001

(Please note: emailed and faxed applications will NOT be accepted).

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