People Learning is providing information regarding three of the major funding schemes available from the Government of Malta: 1. The Get Qualified Scheme & the 2. The Investing in Skills scheme Read on....
NB Legal Notice 283 of 2020 published on 07/07/2020 Extended the GET QUALIFIED SCHEME to December 2023 !
TIPS and Guidelines for Registering as a Student for the Get Qualified Scheme in Malta for Malta-based EU citizens:
Click on the below link:-
• Click on the Round Green Circle ‘Students’
• Check whether your course is Listed in the list of approved courses (See No. 1)
• If Listed, (See No. 2) and click on the ‘clicking here’ button
• Click on ‘Student Registration’ and insert all details in order to receive by email the link to activate your account
• Click on the link to activate your account and you will receive another email with the Username and Password
• Log into your account with your Username and Password
• Click on ‘Applicable Courses’ to choose the name of your course and click ‘Apply’
• Follow Step 1, 2 and 3 below
If the course is NOT Listed in the list of approved courses, you need to submit a different application form: Courses to be considered as eligible (See No. 4) and click on ‘application form’.
STEP 1 – to Submit Application
Kindly log into your account and:-
• Click on Applications
• Click on Pending
• Click the Middle Blue Box (to view application)
• Insert the Fees (approximate cost)
• Upload Acceptance Letter
(Please note that the PDF File need to be saved with ONE WORD and WITHOUT SPACING (example: acceptanceletter), otherwise the upload will not be successful.)
• Click the SUBMIT button
Once submitted, the application status will turn into ‘Accepted’
STEP 2 – to upload proof of payments
Kindly log into your account and:-
• Click on Applications
• Click on Accepted
• Click on the middle blue box
• A window will pop up to upload the Receipts and / or bank transaction report
(Please note that the PDF File need to be saved with ONE WORD and WITHOUT SPACING (example: bankstatements), otherwise the upload will not be successful.)
Once proof of payments are approved by the Get Qualified Scheme admins, they will send you a notification to upload the Final Certificate.
STEP 3 – How to download the Tax Credit Certificate from your portal
Finally all documents must be provided to the Revenue Department by not later than End of June each year.
What shall you do if you have terminated studies and did not receive the Tax Credit Certificate yet?
If you receive an Income Tax Return to fill in but you did not receive the Tax Credit Certificate, you should fill the Income Tax Return (Self Assessment Form) without claiming the tax credit.
This will ensure that you abide by the June deadline and hence avoid any penalties for late filing.
When the Tax Credit Certificate is received you should claim the tax credit by filing an Adjustment Form (AF1) and RA10 Form.
About the Investing in Skills Scheme:
Investing in Skills is a scheme co-financed by the European Social Fund+ (ESF+), the Maltese Government and the Employers and falls under Malta’s Operational Programme ‘Fostering the socioeconomic wellbeing of society through the creation of opportunities for all and investment in human resources and skills’ for the 2021-2027 Programming Period.
Accredited training between MQF/EQF Levels 1- 5.
Documents to be submitted at application stage:
Complete Application Form. Applicant entities must indicate if they have an economic activity or not);
b) Training Schedule Template duly filled in. In the case of E-Learning Online Training (Live Sessions) and E-Learning Online Training (Self-Led) it is the responsibility of the Applicant to provide the IB with the link to the training sessions. It is also the responsibility of the Applicant to ensure consent of the trainers and participants; a) In the case of Accredited Training, evidence of Accreditation/Recognition from MFHEA, ITS, UOM or MCAST must be presented; b) Training Programme Template with detailed course content which is to be filled in by the training service provider; and
c) In cases where the training service provider is not local, a link to the training programme or the training service provider’s website must be included.
d) Financial estimates/latest Tax Return Form and Income Statement (Profit and Loss Account) (where applicable). Please refer to Section 2.3.1.
Once training has been completed. The following documents are needed: (not later than 5 weeks after completion)
a) Request for Reimbursement
b) Complete, duly filled in and signed Financial Identification Form
c) Attendance Sheets for classroom training to fill in template A and for online training to fill in Template B. In the case of online learning, screen shots of the ongoing training session/s where trainees, dates and timings are clearly identifiable are to be presented together with declaration/endorsement of legal representative and trainer including grant number, title of training, date, times and participants details30
d) Certificates and/or result slips31
e) Copies of Boarding Passes in the case of Air Travel
f) Participants Report signed by the trainee/s
g) Common Immediate Result Indicator Report/s signed by the trainee/s
h) Photo/s of the IIS Publicity Poster, which was provided by the IB, affixed at a location readily visible to the public, such as the entrance area of a building. All necessary documents can be found and downloaded from the Jobsplus website: https://jobsplus.gov.mt/iis
All forms may be found on https://jobsplus.gov.mt/iis/iis-open-calls
Training Rate @ €28.25 Wage Rate @ €5.55. Air Travel costs will be based on the Erasmus Plus Grant Support rates
Information Sessions, Meetings, Conferences, Seminars, Team Building Events and any training that is mandatory by law.
Internal training and training that is delivered by entities where subcontracted trainees are deployed.