SETA Training – Opportunities for youth

What is a SETA?

SETA stands for Sector Education and Training Authority. A SETA is a body that is responsible for overseeing skills development and training within a particular industry sector. Different SETAs were established for the different industry sectors in terms of the Skills Development Act 97 of 1998. A SETA can also be accredited by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as an Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), which allows the SETA to accredit training providers that provide education and training in its sector.

What is the role of a SETA?

The main purpose of a SETA is to improve and develop skills within its sector, to identify skills development needs, and to ensure that national standards are maintained. In order to achieve this purpose, a SETA will develop and implement a sector specific skills plan, and will monitor education and training within its sector.

Once a SETA has been accredited by SAQA as an ETQA, it also evaluates and accredits training providers within its sector.

SETAs also do the following:Administer the funds that are collected in terms  of the Skills Development Levy,Promote the creation of learnerships within the relevant sector, andPerform quality assurance functions in order to ensure that the applicable standards are being maintained,Aim to ensure that learners and members of the workforce have the skills that are required by the relevant industry sectors.

List of SETAs in South Africa:

AgriSETAAgricultural Sector Education and Training Authority
BANKSETABanking Sector Education and Training Authority
CETAConstruction Education and Training Authority
CHIETAChemical Industries Sector Education and Training Authority
CTFLClothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather Sector Education and Training Authority
ESETAEnergy Sector Education and Training Authority
ETDPEducation, Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority
FASSETFinancial and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority
FIETAForest Industry Sector Education and Training Authority
FOODBEVFood and Beverage Manufacturing Industry Sector Education and Training Authority
FP&MSETAFibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority
HWSETAHealth and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority
INSETAInsurance Sector Education and Training Authority
ISETTInformation Systems, Electronics and Telecommunications Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority
LGSETALocal Government Sector Education and Training Authority
MERSETAManufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority
MICTMedia, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority
MQAMining Qualifications Authority
PSETAPublic Service Sector Education and Training Authority
SASSETASafety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority
SERVICES SETAServices Sector Education and Training Authority
TETATransport Sector Education and Training Authority
W&RSETAWholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority

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