The ICB wishes to once again remind its accredited training providers that as Skills Development Providers (SDPs) you are required to register as private colleges with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). The due date for the submission of applications was extended from 30 June 2017 to 30 November 2018.
Providers must bear in mind that DHET is currently processing a lot of applications and it is therefore important to apply now to avoid delays and to ensure that you are at the top of the list when DHET starts communicating the outcome of the applications early 2019.
Providers are advised to ensure they follow the instructions of DHET to prevent having their applications returned by DHET, thus causing further delays.
The ICB is aware that DHET has many pending applications and as a result at current we are accepting Letters of Acknowledgement of Application on DHET letterheads as proof of application for registration and once DHET has communicated all the outcomes of the applications they received, we will then request providers to send us the actual proof of registration.
DHET should respond to each application with the said letter, however, it is the responsibility of the training provider to follow up with DHET and ensure that this letter is received and sent to ICB as your proof of application.
Public colleges are also requested to submit a letter indicating their status as registered public colleges with DHET, this letter should also be on a DHET letterhead.