MerSETA confirms that the National Skills Development Management System (NSDMS), implemented from 1 February 2018, has been assisting stakeholders in Skills Development, to “become more efficient and effective” to “implement and facilitate access to skills development opportunities in our sector.” MerSETA announced on 21 June 2019, that they wish to extend their appreciation to all stakeholders for all of their support and the feedback which they have received so far, stating that “without you, we would not have achieved what we have to date.”
Here are some of the stats published by MerSETA
- Over 3,850 active users and nearly 5,700 active employers/organisations
- Nearly 9,000 Grant applications have been initiated with just over 1,9m reported training interventions
- Nearly 1,600 MOAs in the region of R850m were generated electronically in 2018
- Nearly 80,000 tasks have been completed with over 500,000 emails sent
Development on the NSDMS has not yet stopped and effective from 1 July 2019, MerSETA announced the launch of the remaining functionality of the system, meaning that stakeholders will from July, be able to:
- Apply/register as a Skills Development Provider
- Apply/register as an Assessor/Moderator
- Manage and process learner related activities including registration, transfers, trade tests, verifications and certification, etc.
- Apply for workplace approval, courseware, skills programme or skills sets
- Apply for recognition of prior learning
- Manage MOAs
- Access reports
MerSETA announces “Over the next few weeks, we will be rolling out our stakeholder capacity building interventions at each of our Regions, so look out for capacity building dates to prepare yourself to utilise the NSDMS and its features to the max.”
Stating their commitment to assisting stakeholders with the new system and walking beside them in their Skills Development jouney and promises that all data will be migrated across to the NSDMS, leaving no data behind.