* Updated 24.07.2014 All the training incentives currently available can be obtained from the HRDC website at: http://www.hrdc.mu/index.php/training-grant-system/levy-grant-incentive-schemes
The training may either be run in-house or externally by training institutions registered with the Mauritius Qualifications Authority, (MQA). Grants awarded by the HRDC are based on a cost-sharing principle, i.e., grants will meet only part of the costs incurred for training by employers since they are not intended to be a subsidy.
IN HOUSE TRAINING
Invoice and receipts of fees paid.
Evidence of Salaries paid to trainers.
Invoice and receipts of
» For In House and Overseas Training,in addition to the above, individual certificate of attendance to the course including MQA /TEC approval must be provided.
The National Identity Card Number of all participants must be provided on Form G3, otherwise application will not be considered
For in-house and institutional-based training courses, the HRDC training grant will depend on the employer’s tax rate as follows:-
% EMPLOYER’S TAX RATE
% HRDC GRANT REFUND
Annual Levy paid
Maximum Grant Refund per year
(i) Up to Rs20,000
10 times levy paid
(ii) Above Rs20,000 and up to Rs100,000
5 times levy paid subject to a maximum limit of Rs300,000 (however for the first Rs20,000, the grand paid will be as per above)
(iii) Above Rs100,000
Twice levy paid (however for the first Rs100,000 the grant paid will be as per above)
Examples of Grant Ceiling per financial year
Examples ( Annual Levy paid and Grant ceiling computation)
Maximum grant refund per year
(1) Levy contribution of Rs 15,000/-
( Rs 15,000/- X 10 =Rs 150,000/- )
(2) Levy contribution of Rs 50,000/-
First Rs20,000 X 10 = Rs 200,000/-
Balance Rs 30,000 X 5 = Rs 150,000/-
Total = Rs 350,000/-
Grant refund limited to Rs 300,000/-
(3) Levy contribution of Rs 500,000/-
First Rs100,000 = Rs 300,000/-
Balance Rs 400,000 X 2 = Rs 800,000/-
Total = Rs 1,100,000/-
(4) Levy contribution of Rs 1,500,000/-
First Rs100,000 = Rs 300,000/-
Balance Rs 1,400,000 X 2 = Rs 2,800,000/-
Total = Rs 3,100,000/-
Firms conducting TNAs will receive a refund of an amount equivalent to 20% of their eligible Grant Refund subject to a ceiling of :
Such refund will be subject to the following:
Registered training centres having their own/rented building, infrastructure and training facilities will be eligible for refund of 50% of the cost on purchase of new multimedia equipment. The refund will be subject to a maximum total limit of Rs 200,000/- per training centre. The support will cover, amongst others, purchase of the following equipment:
Such support will be subject to the following:
Registered training centres can claim up to a ceiling of Rs100,000 per week for a maximum period of 2 weeks in case they bring in foreign resource persons in scarcity and/or priority areas to conduct training in Mauritius subject to the following:
HRDC refunds 50% of the cost of air fare excluding tax,up to a maximum of Rs20,000 per trainee for an approved course for a maximum period of two weeks.The course fees are refunded as per grant formula.
The number of trainees who will benefit from the scheme will be as follows:
A new scheme is being proposed for refund to be made on training conducted In-house. Any course conducted solely for the employees of an Organisation or within the Group irrespective of the venue is considered as In House Course and therefore falls under the In House Training Incentive Scheme. The proposed eligibility for grant refund will be as follows:
NOTE: In relation to (i), (ii) and (iii) above cases of firms having less than 10 trainees in a batch will exceptionally be treated on a case to case basis by the HRDC and will be subject to the prior approval of the HRDC.
The training course should cover a minimum of 5 contact hours per day or else the refund will be prorated except in the case of courses conducted by foreign trainers. Furthermore, all such training courses should have received the prior approval of the MQA/TEC.
The Pre Operational Training Incentive scheme is a programme under which an advance is offered as incentive to attract investment in emerging sectors which require a relatively high level of initial skills.
Under this scheme the HRDC provides an advance equivalent to 50% of the estimated qualifying training costs during the first year of operation of firms which are in the process of being set up.
To qualify for such a scheme:
* Updated 24.07.2014
HRDC’s postgraduate financial incentive scheme was discontinued since May 2012. All the training incentives currently available can be obtained from the HRDC website at: http://www.hrdc.mu/index.php/training-grant-system/levy-grant-incentive-schemes
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