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PSiRA invites South African learners to apply for the External Bursary Programme 2024

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BURSARY OVERVIEW

The Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSiRA) invites applications for the External Bursary Programme 2024.

Closing date: 31 January 2024

ABOUT PSiRA

The Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSiRA) was established in 2002 in terms of Section 2 of the Private Security Industry Regulation Act (Act No 56 of 2001).

The primary objectives of the Authority are to regulate the private security industry and to exercise effective control over the practice of the occupation of security service provider in the public and national interest and the interest of the private security industry itself.

VISION:
South Africans have confidence in the legitimacy, occupational practices and transformation of the Private Security Industry.

MISSION:Effective regulation of the Private Security Industry to enable professional and respected
security service providers.

ABOUT THE PSiRA BURSARY 2024

PSiRA invites qualifying learners to apply for Financial Aid towards the study fees of security officers legal children that are accepted to study at institutions accredited and registered with the Department of Higher Education across South Africa.

The Financial Aid is for the 2024 Academic year and is part of the PSiRA Corporate Social Investment (CSI) in the Security Sector.

WHAT THE BURSARY COVERS

PSiRA will pay study fees for successful applicants with a legal parent who is registered with PSiRA as a security officer. Financial Aid will be awarded to learners who reside within the following regions:

REGIONNUMBER OF LEARNERS TO BE FUNDED
Gauteng5
KwaZulu Natal3
Western Cape3
Limpopo3
Port Elizabeth2
Free State2
Mpumalanga2
TOTAL20

ELIGIBILITY/ REQUIREMENTS

The application must be submitted by the learner’s legal parent, making reference to their PSiRA registration number. • Certified ID copies of the legal parent and learner must be submitted with the application.

Certificates should have been certified within a period of 3 months. • The parent and learner must be South African. • The learner must be 18 to 35 years old. • Learners must have completed Grade 12 and be enrolled with the institution.

Financial aid is offered for the duration of 12 months full-time. • The maximum cost per learner is up to R15 000 (Vat Incl.) per year for learners pursuing certificate courses at TVET institutions.

The maximum cost per learner is up to R40 000 (Vat Incl.) per year for learners pursuing undergraduate diplomas and degrees. • The PSiRA will not fund postgraduate studies.

Previously funded learners must submit academic results and a statement reflecting outstanding amount for the new year. • The financial aid will only cover the tuition fees for the academic year 2024. • Funding is strictly for children of security officers and not security officers.

The implementation of this financial aid will enable PSiRA to continue supporting access to higher education and training for the children of security officers.

HOW TO APPLY

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION: Interested Applicants are encouraged to send their fully completed application forms (attached) by email to [email protected] for the attention of the Senior Manager: Human Capital Management.

The closing date for applications is January 31, 2024.


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