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Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act No. 97 of 1998)


Constitution of the Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA)

5. Learnerships


5.1 Establishment of learnerships


The Authority may establish a learnership if:

5.1.1 The learnership consists of a structured learning component.
5.1.2 The learnership includes practical work experience of a specified nature and duration.
5.1.3 The learnership would lead to a qualification registered by the South African Qualifications Authority and related to an occupation and;
5.1.4 The intended learnership is registered with the Director-General in the prescribed manner.


5.2 Agreements of learnership


5.2.1 A learnership agreement must be in the prescribed form and registered with the Authority in the prescribed manner.
5.2.2 A learnership agreement may not be terminated before the expiry of the period of duration specified in the agreement unless— The learner meets the requirements for the successful completion of the learnership or; The Authority approves of this termination.
5.2.3 The employer or training provider that is a party to a learnership agreement may be substituted with— The consent of the learner and: The approval of the Authority.
5.2.4 The Authority must, in the prescribed manner, provide the Director-General with a record of learnership agreements registered by the Authority.