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The Learning Organisation delivers learnerships and internships on-site for companies who wish to develop their own staff and also offers off-site public learnerships and internships to companies who have small groups but wish to benefit from the tax rebates and SETA grants.

The Learning Organisation offers a fully expansive range of 50+ accredited qualifications which are SAQA (and soon to be QCTO) registered.

Our diverse learning approach to guided learning has been proven highly successful. Learners enrolled in these qualifications gain both theoretical and practical knowledge within the chosen field of learning and their developed skills sets ensures above average retention of knowledge and skill.

The Learning Organisations off-site Learnership programmes are designed to meet the needs of employers who want to benefit from the B-BBEE legislation and tax rebates, but who cannot enroll their own staff on a learnership due to the specialist nature of their industry.

With such a Learnership, The Learning Organisation will recruit the unemployed learners, facilitate the delivery of learning through a suitable TLO methodology, place them at suitable host employers and manage the full project end-to-end. The employer gains B-BBEE points for training unemployed people on a learnership.


A learnership is a structured training programme that combines workplace experience and classroom training to develop job-relevant skills and knowledge and leads to a national qualification.

Learnerships are SETA registered and Client or SETA sponsored learning programmes in which a stakeholder looks at sponsoring either an employed learner or an unemployed learner through a workplace-based learning process to obtain a full qualification

Each learnership is delivered in line with a specified qualification and consists of a minimum amount of credits required in line with the SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority) NQF (National Qualifications Framework) requirements.

Qualifications can be completed in skills programmes or individual unit standards however the qualification will only be deemed as completed if a learner has met the minimum rules of combination and workplace experience within the prescribed time frame (Generally 12months but subject to the industry and qualification).

Learnership competency or completion is signed off from a dual perspective in that delegates must have met both the qualification and workplace requirements in order to be deemed competent.

Learnership Tax Rebates Explained

Tax rebates for learnerships sponsors are available. To qualify for this, an accredited training provider must be used, the learning must take place in both the workplace and classroom and a learnership contract must be signed and registered with the SETA to which the employer pays its levy.

The Income Tax Act allows additional deductions from taxable income of up to R80 000 per learner who completes the full learnership. The tax savings from these deductions are usually enough to cover the costs of training and mentoring a learner. Learners with disabilities on learnerships have a higher tax deduction of R 100 000.

The Learning Organisation provides an additional service as part of its unique value proposition to its clientele that not only assists in maximizing the access to Tax Rebates but also in reducing the administrative task of completing the required documentation.

Learnerships, Internships and B-BBEE

Under the present B-BBEE scorecard, large companies can earn maximum skills development points if they spend 6% of their annual payroll on training their staff or the community around them. In addition, if employees are enrolled on a learnership or internship there are additional B-BBEE points to be claimed.

The Learning Organisation offers an end-to-end consultancy service which can assist you in not only identify your spend targets in line with the B-BBEE requirements but also provide custom solutions to maximise your skills development spend to create an increased return on investment across multiple compliance components and needs.


Our dedicated and passionate team is ready to help you begin your learning and transformation journey.

The Learning Organisation,
Ground Floor,
Glenfiddich Building,
Kildrummy Office Park
1 Umhlanga Avenue,
South Africa

+27 10 612 0679