The Best AGRISETA Funding Application Assistance

Need help with your AgriSETA funding application? AgriSETA stakeholders can submit applications for skills development training in the Agricultural Sector.

Assistance for your AgriSETA funding application.

AgriSETA invites all AgriSETA STAKEHOLDERS to submit applications for skills development training in the Agricultural Sector.

One AGRISETA Funding Application Window

Guidelines and application forms are made available during the application window period.

The AGRISETA Funding Application Window: 01 August to 15 September

Prioritise the identified SECTOR SCARCE AND CRITICAL SKILLS when submitting applications.

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AGRISETA Funding Application Focus

AgriSETA does not fund individuals

The SETA does not accept applications from individuals, this must be done through an accredited training provider, who will be providing the training or qualification.

Therefore, a recipient or learner must apply through the relevant employer or training provider.

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For further enquiries, contact AgriSETA on 012 – 301 5607

AGRISETA Funding Application Contacts:

Physical Address
AgriSETA House, 529 Belvedere St, Arcadia, 0083

Postal Address
Box 23378, Gezina, 0031

Telephone + 27 (0) 12 301 5600
Fax + 27 (0) 12 325 1677/325 1624

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Guidelines for AgriSETA Funding Applications

  • Discretionary Grants are made available to employees in support of workplace skills development as well as to unemployed learners to assist them to gain access to skills development and improve their employment opportunities and/ or to support entrepreneurship.
  • Preference will be given to applications that support the Agricultural Sector Scarce and Critical Skills reflected in the AgriSETA Sector Skills Plan (SSP). A comprehensive list of Scarce and Critical Skills is available on our website under Skills Planning.
  • Applications should be properly completed and all required supporting documents must be attached. Incomplete applications and the use of wrong application forms will not be considered.
  • Applications should reach AgriSETA not later than Tuesday 31 January 2017, 16h30. No late applications will be considered.
  • Application forms are available on the AgriSETA website under the Skills Delivery Learning Programmes menu (
  • There is no separate application form for Support to Rural Structures (Mentorship and non-credit bearing programmes). Stakeholders should submit proposals to AgriSETA outlining the details of the project e.g. what will be achieved and how it will be done, how many learners will benefit as well as a cost breakdown. Due to high volume of applications received in the past, special project applications are limited to R400 000.00 per proposal.
  • Past experience has  shown that the total value of applications each year, exceeds the available discretionary funds by far. Stakeholders are therefore encouraged to focus on actual needs when preparing applications. AgriSETA reserves the right to lower the limit depending on the availability of funds.
  • All discretionary grants are VAT zero rated.


The allocation of funds will be aligned to the AgriSETA strategic objectives with emphasis on the Sector Scarce and Critical Skills.

Some of the training interventions that preference will be given to are amongst others, but not limited to, the following occupations/interventions:

  • Occupational Based Foundational Learning Programs (Farm Maintenance & Repair Worker)
  • Farm Manager NQF 4-5
  • Food Technician NQF 5
  • Food, Health, Safety and Quality occupations (Livestock Inspector, HACCP/Export Readiness)
  • Veterinary and related occupations
  • Support to Rural Structures (e.g. Mentorships, FarmTogether, Corporate Governance, Business Management )
  • Farm Equipment/Machinery Operator
  • Landscape Gardner NQF 3
  • Forklift Driver NQF 2.
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Click on the relevant programme name to download the application form.

  • The value of the Grant for both employed and unemployed learners is R182.00 per credit per learner.
  • Applications should preferably not exceed 25 learners and 24 credits per application.


  • The value of the Grant is R4 246.00 per learner per level for numeracy and literacy.
  • UMALUSI-accredited Service Providers shall conduct placement assessment through the IEB.


  • The value of the Grant is R45 000.00 (maximum of 12 months) for unemployed learners who have completed their studies in a defined scarce skill in the Agri Sector and who needs workplace exposure to improve their employment opportunities.


  • Training interventions in this category refer to training not covered in the above-mentioned categories. It can include but is not limited to support to Mentorships, non-credit bearing training to rural communities like Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Community Based Organisations / Agricultural Co-operatives (CBOs / CBCs) and support to SMMEs.
  • There is no specific Grant value in this category. You are therefore advised to submit a detailed proposal with a clear indication of unit costs for every expense item in the proposal. Each proposal shall be evaluated on the value it will add to the Sector and a Grant amount will be determined accordingly, taking into account the amount applied for and AgriSETA’s limited financial resources. Due to high volume of applications received in the past, special project applications are limited to R400 000.00 per proposal.
  •  Proposals should not exceed 10 pages.


  • Commodity Organisations serving the Agricultural Sector are invited to submit a funding application. There is no specific form for Commodity Organizations.
  • The training interventions applied for, may include the funding categories already mentioned in which instance the applicable Grant values will apply.
  • The total value of applications per organization, should preferably not exceed R500 000.00.

Below are relevant information and documents for the various applicable learning programmes


  1. I hope this massage find you in good spirit.
    I am a 32 years old entrepreneur and I have been facilitating lot of agricultural skills development, know I apply for becoming service provider

    Makobetsa Azaih Kgati

  2. We have a corporative and would like to receive training. And we for rural development, and we targeted women and youth. We would like to bring skills that are scarces, in the rural areas especially agricultural skills. This is also help in job creation.

  3. Asking for funding in crop and livestock farming. I have identified a farm. The farm is for sale not for leasing. Please help me buying the farm

  4. Hi AgriSeta, I am Chairpson of Mandulo Ndlela Okuphila Youth Development(NPO) with the registered number 122-398,we are are a Mixed-Farming mainly objective, so I would like to know whether we can apply for skills development for youth which we project that might be our future employees? IF so how/ may please send us an application form via the email stated above.
    DANIEL MAJOLA at Harry Gwala District under Umzimkhulu Municipality.

  5. Storm&sons general trading is looking to developing the skills in rural areas i work at the farm from 1991 till 2013 livestock, crops, grain, poultry, animal feed, chemical and protect all disease in the farm now i whant open agricultural training centre in qwaqwa phuthaditjhaba

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