How much does INSETA learnership pay?

The amount that learners are paid during an INSETA learnership program can vary depending on several factors, including the specific learnership program, the employer, and the level of education and experience of the learner.

In general, learners on an INSETA learnership program can expect to receive a stipend or allowance to cover their living expenses and transportation costs. This stipend is intended to support learners while they gain the necessary skills and experience to become fully qualified in their chosen field.

The amount of the stipend can vary but it is generally set at a minimum level to ensure that learners are able to support themselves during the learnership program. The stipend is usually lower than the minimum wage for full-time employment, as learners are not considered to be employees but rather trainees.

It’s important to note that learners on an INSETA learnership program are not entitled to employee benefits such as medical aid, pension, or bonuses. The focus of the learnership program is on providing learners with the skills and experience needed to enter the workforce and become productive members of the industry.

The programme runs for 3, 6 or 12 consecutive months through an employment contract between the employer or host organisation and the beneficiary. Beneficiaries with a matric plus qualification receive a stipend of R4 500; those with a degree receive R6 500.

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