Central Application Service Draft Bill, 2019

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Higher Education and Training

The Department of Higher Education and Training has published the Draft Central Application Service Bill, 2019 to enable the establishment of a Post -School Education and Training Central Application Service, and is asking you to comment.

The Bill seeks to:
▪ provide for the establishment of a Central Application Service for the public post-school education sector so as to create a central application access point to all public post-school education and training institutions;
▪ provide for the object and functions of the Central Application Service;
▪ provide for the manner in which it is to be managed and governed;
▪ provide for the regulation of its staff matters and financial affairs.

The Draft Central Application Service Bill, 2019 should be read in conjunction with other policy documents affecting Post -School Education and Training (PSET) institutions in South Africa and is part of a broader focus on building the capacity of the post -school system.

The Central Application Service is a crucial service supporting students to access post- school opportunities and make informed choices. The primary aim of the service is to offer advice and serve as an application channel for students applying for PSET opportunities. The service allows students to apply for study places, pay a single application fee, and facilitate their applications to more than one institution if necessary. In so doing, it will ensure an effective and efficient placement of students across the system.

Comments can be emailed to CAS Project Manager at psetcasbill@dhet.gov.za by no later than Sunday, 19 May 2019.