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The Fibre Processing and Manufacturing (FP&M) SETA was established by the Honourable Minister of Higher Education and Training on 1 April 2011 after government took a decision to cluster sectors in order to strengthen value-chain linkages between related industries.

The FP&M SETA consist of 13 sub-sectors namely the clothing, footwear, forestry, furniture, general goods, leather, packaging, printing, print media, publishing, pulp and paper, textiles and wood products sectors. Although classified individually, the sub-sectors are closely integrated. Together they create tremendous value in the lives of consumers, by converting lumber, pulp, natural or synthetic fibres, animal skins/hides into finished products such as furniture, clothing, shoes, protective equipment, paper and paper board, printing (books, magazines, etc), industrial fabrics and extending into high-tech applications in many different industries (automotive, health and building construction to name a few). If you think about it, you can't go through a day without using one or more of the products manufactured in the fibre processing and manufacturing sector.


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Toll free facsimile: 086 726 1681
E-mail: fpmseta@thehotline.co.za
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Postal Address: PO Box 21029, Valhalla, 0137


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AGM Date is Confirmed – SAVE THE DATE 26 OCTOBER 2018

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OCTO Provincial Roadshows Update and dates.

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The OFO Guideline and OFO V17 Stakeholders to forward their Comments by or on the 28th September 2018

To all FP&M Seta Stakeholders,

The OFO Guideline and OFO V17 Stakeholders to forward their Comments by or on the 28th September 2018

FP&M Seta stakeholders please find attached the OFO codes version 17 and guidelines for comments to be send to the FP&M Seta, for your occupations which might not have been included in the OFO Version 17; - OFO Guidelines
- OFO V17

For the FP&M SETA to fully execute its mandate: “To provide skills development” and “increase access to training skills development opportunities” in terms of the NSDS III and promote a credible skills development. The FP&M Seta mandate to share and capacitate our stakeholders on the use of OFO Codes V17 supported by the OFO Guideline document, workshops will be arranged soon.

Please sent your comments and inputs to: Sylviat@fpmseta.org.za or Ansien@fpmseta.org.za on Tel. (011) 403-1700.

To whom it may concern,

Following the QCTO Circular released on the 26 June of 2018 titled “clarification on way forward regarding the quality assurance of qualifications registered on the occupational qualifications sub-framework” refers.:

To apply for accreditation for occupational qualifications, please visit www.qcto.org.za go to Accreditation, look for Accreditation Guidelines and Accreditation forms and follow the instructions according to the guidelines and the forms.

Forms can be accessed from this link: http://www.qcto.org.za/index.php/skills-development-provider-accreditation-form?layout=table

You do not need the Letter of Intent to apply for any Occupational qualification.
The Letter of Intent is only for historically registered qualifications, that is the unit standard based qualifications and not for unit standards and/or skills programmes.

P.S: Please share with stakeholders across the FP&M SETA sectors

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Kindly note the cancellation of venues in the following areas including East London.

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Confirmation of Venues for the Proposed SETA Landscape Post 2020.

11 September 2018 - Southern Sun Elangeni, 63 Snell Parade, North Beach, Durban, 4001
14 September 2018 – Fountains Hotel – 1st Saint Georges Mall, City Centre, Cape town
17 September 2018 – Premier Hotel - 187 3rd Rd, Midrand, Johannesburg, 1682

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AGM scheduled for 28 September 2018 has now been postponed

Dear Stakeholders
Please note that the AGM scheduled for 28 September 2018 has now been postponed.
We will communicate a new date shortly.
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The FP&M SETA is deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague and staff member Mr Bongani Kunene.

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Sincerely Management of the FP&M Seta.

Dates for the Stakeholder Engagement Sessions on the Proposed SETA landscape Post 2020.

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We look forward to your valuable input at these sessions.
Thanking you in advance
FP&M SETA Management
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Call for Comments - Proposed new SETA landscape Post 31 March 2020

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Pls note deadline for submission: 19 September 2018.

FP&MSETA 2018 AGM Notice

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Skills & Career Summit 2018 postponement

The FP&M SETA Skills Career & Development Summit Expo 2018 has been moved from 28 & 29 August to 29 & 30 October 2018 at Gallagher Convention Centre in order to align it more with the learners academic schedules. The postponement could also facilitate greater government involvement, which we feel will be to the benefit of everyone in attendance at the Summit.

The summit will be providing different funding opportunities and learnerships, as funding is one of the obstacles that many young people face when it comes to higher learning, education and training. A series of Focus sessions in partnership with government and the private sector will be hosted; giving these young people a platform to interact with established individuals. This is the perfect opportunity for colleges, companies and business schools to, not only market their brands but, also to showcase what they offer in terms of learnerships, internships and bursary funding to an audience of 800 school learners.

Date: 29 & 30 October 2018
Venue: Gallagher Convention Centre

For more information about marketing opportunities or attending the event, please contact Beverley Stone on 021 681 7000 or beverley@capemedia.co.za

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