About Learnerships

Since the beginning of 2010 Casinos have become more tuned in to the benefits of being a host employer for gaming specific learnerships. Not only does the learners earn a National Qualification, but the general skills base of gaming employees improve with every learnership successfully completed.

The 1 year programme is structured to enable the learners to experience a classroom and practical learning environment. Learners who successfully complete the programme will receive a Further Education and Training Certificate: Gaming. This certificate is registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on an NQF Level 3 and is accredited by the Culture Arts Tourism, Hospitality and Sports Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA). The qualification enjoys recognition throughout the Gaming Industry on our continent.

Through its partnership with HRG, SACA can now also offer learnerships in the Security field. Security personnel employed at casinos can undergo a 1 year learnership accredited with the Safety and Security SETA (SASSETA). On successful completion of this learnership, the learner will obtain a NQF Level 3 qualification, National Certificate: General Security Practices

Tax Incentives

Host employers can earn tax exemptions for registering and for completing learnerships.

  • For the employer hosting employed learners, 70% of annual remuneration or R20 000,00 (previously R17 500) will be exempted on registration of an agreement.
  • For the employer hosting unemployed learners,70% of annual remuneration or R30 000,00 (previously R25 000).
  • On completion - R30 000,00 for both (employed & unemployed, previously R25 000).

That means an employer hosting employed learner may have a total tax break of up to      R50 000, 00 per annum per learner and an employer hosting unemployed learner may have a total tax break of up to R60 000,00 per learner, per annum.

EXAMPLE:  5 learners (3 unemployed, 2 employed)
Upon registration: R100 000.00 tax exemption
Upon completion: R150 000.00 tax exemption
Total: R250 000.00 tax exemption


B-BBEE Benefits

SACA and its partners are fully B-BBEE compliant and any spend with our companies will earn you points for the Preferential Procurement section of your B-BBEE scorecard.

Further points can be earned for the Skills Development section of your B-BBEE scorecard. Maximum points can be earned for registering learnerships.