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Allocation of Discretionary Grant

The allocation of discretionary grants is directly related to each SETA’s scarce skills plan and is guided by an approved Discretionary Grant Policy.

SETA’s have to ensure that the distribution of grants from applications and project proposals forms are done in a way to enable national access and to allow various individuals or institutions to be able to apply for them.

SETA’s are required to focus on addressing scarce skills and critical skills through programmes designed to address skills needs and would include integrated learning. In order to obtain discretionary funding for PIVOTAL programmes the employer or legal person must complete and submit a PIVOTAL training plan and report using the documents provided in the regulations published in December 2012.


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SERVICE SETA  Service Sector Education and Training Authority (SSETA)

The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SSETA) was established and registered in March 2000 in terms of the skills development Act of 1998 and is responsible for the disbursement of the training levies payable by all employers.

These levies are collected by the South African Revenue Service (SARS) via the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), and are to be disbursed through a management system motivated by skills requirement assessment and monitoring.
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SSETA will ensure that the skill requirements of the services sector are identified and that adequate and appropriate skills are readily available. The SSETA contributes to the improvement of sector skills through achieving a more favourable balance between demand and supply, and ensuring on education and training..


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The Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA)

The Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) was established in April 2000 after the promulgation of the Skills Development Act, 97 of 1998. Its primary objective is to influence the course of training and skills development in construction by ensuring that all training reflects the needs and requirement of the sector.

The
CETA initiates skills projects and learnerships aimed at improving and developing South Africa's human resources, including a construction workforce whose skills are recognised and valued in terms of the National

Qualifications Frameworks(NQF). Assurance (ETQA) body by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) on behalf of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO). The ETQA status authorises the CETA to accredit and monitor both training and training providers. To facilitate the provision of training the
CETA uses discretionary money at its disposal to fund projects whose aim is to achieve its qualitative and quantitative obligations in terms of the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS).


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LG SETA The Local Government, Water and Related Service (LGSETA)

The Local Government, Water and Related Service SETA was established in terms of the Skills Development Act (1998). In terms of the provisions of the Act, the SETA was first established in 2000 and was recertified by the Minister of Labour in March 2005, with a reduced scope of coverage that excluded the Water Sector. It was at this stage renamed The Local Government Sector Education & Training Authority (LGSETA). In 2011 responsibility for all SETAs was moved from the Department of Labour to the newly established Department of Higher Education and Training.

The
LGSETA was recertified by the Minister for the National Skills Development Strategy III period (2011-2016).
The
LGSETA has aligned its contributions to the implementation of National Skills Development Strategy III (NSDS III) primarily to support the achievement of OUTCOME 9 of the Cabinet Programme of Action, which aims to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of skills development system within the local government sector. The strategic outcome of the SETA will therefore produce a skilled and capable local government.


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Financial Accounting Service Sector Education and Training Authority

The Fasset Board may delegate any of the below mentioned functions to an appropriate service provider, in accordance with the Fasset procurement policy and to any other bodies, which may include ETQAs, professional bodies etc.

Fasset will serve to: Facilitate strategic human resource development planning within this sector; Propose education and training standards and qualifications to bodies registered with SAQA and be responsible for developing education and training standards; Monitor and audit achievements in terms of those standards and qualifications; Accredit providers, assessors and moderators of education and training in this sector; Assure the quality of education and training in this sector without itself being a provider of education and training; Analyse and prioritise education and training needs within this sector and develop skills development strategies to address identified priorities;


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Bank Sector Education and Training Authority (BANKSETA)

The banking and microfinance sector represents an important sector of the economy; and a leading participant in the Sector Education and Training Authorities programme to grow and protect the future of young people in our new democracy. And nowhere is this more important than in the development of skills in the post-school and post-tertiary environment. Employment and decent work is a constitutional right, something we South Africans are very conscious of.

Whilst we are all aware that education and training is critical to the government's number one priority of job creation, it is in the private sector that the real power to change exists. This is what drives the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS III) – a partnership in which the government and economic sectors in South Africa collaborate to implement workplace performance improvement programmes.

In this way the road to economic growth in all sectors is ensured by improving qualifications and supporting career progression (a vision enthusiastically supported by the BANKSETA). Skills development has been identified as key to economic growth in South Africa and the banking and microfinance sector has a pivotal role to play in creating a competent and capable workforce.



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The Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA)

The Chemical Industries Education & Training Authority (CHIETA) is a statutory body established by the Skills Development Act (1998). The Chemical SETA was established to facilitate skills development in the chemical industries sector and ensure that skills needs are identified and addressed through a number of initiatives by the SETA and the sector.
CHIETA contributes to sustainable development through facilitating the provision of skills for growth in the chemical industries sector and visions world-class education and training for the chemical industries sector.



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Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authoriy (FM&P SETA)

The Fibre Processing and Manufacturing (FP&M) SETA was established by the Honourable Minister of Higher Education and Training on 1 April 2011 after government took a decision to cluster sectors in order to strengthen value-chain linkages between related industries.

The FP&M SETA consist of 13 sub-sectors namely the clothing, footwear, forestry, furniture, general goods, leather, packaging, printing, print media, publishing, pulp and paper, textiles and wood products sectors. Although classified individually, the sub-sectors are closely integrated.

Together they create tremendous value in the lives of consumers, by converting lumber, pulp, natural or synthetic fibres, animal skins/hides into finished products such as furniture, clothing, shoes, protective equipment, paper and paper board, printing (books, magazines, etc), industrial fabrics and extending into high-tech applications in many different industries (automotive, health and building construction to name a few). If you think about it, you can't go through a day without using one or more of the products manufactured in the fibre processing and manufacturing sector.



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The Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority (EDTP SETA)

The SETA is mandated to promote and facilitate the delivery of education, training and development in order to enhance the skills profile of the Education, Training and Development (ETD) sector and contribute to the creation of employment opportunities especially for those previously disadvantaged.

The vision of the ETDP SETA is to be a promoter and facilitator in the development and improvement of the skills profile of the sector's workforce in order to benefit employers, workers and employees in the sector.

The ETDP SETA holds as its mission, the promotion, facilitation and development of an education, training and development sector in which: the skill levels of employees and workers are raised, there is a healthy balance between supply and demand in the labour market, there are diverse, flexible routes for initial and in-service education and training, a variety of career paths are available, the quality of education and training provision is improved, the levy grant scheme is efficiently administered, there is regular liaison with providers, other SETAs, the Department of Labour, the Department of Education, the National Skills Authority (NSA) and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and its structures, internal and external communication is effective in order to advance national human resource and skills development, dialogue and interaction between public and private entities in the sector with regard to skills transfer and training delivery is encouraged, and employers, workers and employees in the sector benefit from quality training, higher productivity and harmonious mutual dependencies.



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LG SETA The Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA)

The Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA) is a skills development authority serving the energy and water sectors. It is one of 21 Sector Education and Training Authorities SETAs established in South Africa in terms of the Skills Development Act of 1998 - amended.

It plays a crucial function in ensuring that the National Skills and Development Strategy is executed within the energy and water sectors. The main areas of focus of the EWSETA is energy, renewable energy, gas and water services sector.

EWSETA's responsibility is to manage the skills development through strategic sector skills planning within the framework of the National Skills Development Strategy III. This includes developing a sector skills plan and implementing the sector skills plan.

The role of EWSETA also includes facilitating the creation of learnerships with employers in the sector via the following: Finding workplaces where learners can do practical work; Supporting people who create learning material; Helping to wrap up learnership agreements; Registering learnership agreements.



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Food and Beverages Manufacturing Industry Sector Education and Training Authority (FOODBEV SETA)

FoodBev SETA’s function is to promote, facilitate and incentivise skills development in the food and beverages manufacturing sector. FoodBev SETA is one of 23 sector education and training authorities (SETAs) across the economy mandated to put the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) into practice.

The purpose of the SETAs is described in the Skills Development Act (SDA) which aims to:
- develop the skills of the South African workforce;
- improve the quality of life of workers and their prospects of work;
- improve productivity in the workplace and the competitiveness of employers; and
- promote self-employment.

FoodBev SETA has an Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) department dedicated to ensuring the quality of training material, training providers and assessment and moderation of training programmes.



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HW SETA Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA)

TThe HWSETA exists to achieve the following within the health, social development and veterinary sectors: Develop and implement the Sector Skills Plan,
Skills development planning, programmes and initiatives Monitoring of education and training, Identification of workplaces for practical work experience, Support and facilitate the development of the National Skills Development Strategy, Disbursement of levies collected, Forge links with all stakeholders and relevant bodies, Account for the effective and efficient use of public monies in line with the provisions of the Public Finance Management Act, Promotion of the employment of disabled persons

The HWSETA espouses the philosophy of a better life for all through people development.



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The Insurance Education and Training Authority (INSETA)

INSETA’s purpose is to grow the pool and quality of scarce and critical skills in the insurance sector, enhancing the sector and supporting the country’s transformation.

The INSETA represents the following constituents within the insurance sector:
- Life insurance and Short term insurance
- Insurance and Pension Funding, Risk management and Health care benefits administration
- Unit trusts, Funeral Insurance, Reinsurance
- Pension Funding and Activities auxiliary to Financial Intermediation.



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MICT SETA The Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (MICTSETA)

The Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority, known as the [“MICT SETA”], was established in terms of the skills development act of 1998 and is responsible for skills development in the Advertising, Electronic Media and Film, Electronics, Information Technology and Telecommunications sectors and their subsectors.

The MICT sector comprises of 160 Large companies, 342 Medium companies and 2,785 Small levy-paying companies. The number of employees in the MICT Sector in 2011 was estimated at 182,433. Large companies employ 109,972, Medium companies employ 28,977 and small companies employ 43,484.
Our Sector Skills Plan (SSP) document indicates that by March 2014, there will be demand for some 6 281 potential vacancies in the MICT sector. The SSP document further indicates that the Advertising Subsector sees the route of continuing professional development (conferences, seminars, short courses) over and above the alternative options as the means to acquiring personnel with the required skills.



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The Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA)

The Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) is a Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) responsible for the administration of skills development programmes for the mining and minerals sector in South Africa.

It was first established under the Mine Health and Safety Act No.29 of 1996 and later registered as a SETA under the Skills Development Act No.97 of 1998.



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MER SETA Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (MER SETA)

The merSETA is one of the 21 Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) established to promote skills development in terms of the Skills Development Act of 1998 (as amended). The 21 SETAs broadly reflect different sectors of the South African economy. The merSETA encompasses Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services.

The merSETA like all other SETAs play a central role in making sure that the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) is fulfilled. MerSETA does not collect levies but instead receives collected levies from the Department of Higher Education and Training. Seventy percent of the levies are disbursed as grants and 10% is kept for administration. merSETA does not train, instead it facilitates the process of training by paying grants, registering moderators and assessors, identifying scarce skills, accrediting providers, monitoring the quality of training and implementing projects to close the skills gap.



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Safety and Security Sector Education & Training Authority (SASSETA)

SASSETA was formed as a result of the *POSLEC and *DIDTETA merging to develop an integrated education and training authority for the safety and security sector.

On 1 April 2011 the Department of HET re-certified SASSETA for the next 5 years. SASSETA promotes a culture of ongoing learning, which facilitates opportunities of skills transfer and development for all South Africans in the safety and security sector seeking recognised industry qualifications.

Our Vision is to be the leader in skills development and training for safety and security, followed by our Mission of having a Education and training authority that ensures quality provision of skills development and qualifications for South African citizens in the safety and security environment through effective and efficient partnerships.



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AGRI SETA Agriculture Sector Education and Training Authority (AGRISETA)

The Agricultural Sector Education and Training Authority (AgriSETA) will be a true and legitimate partner to the stakeholders that represent the agricultural sector. AgriSETA will be a recognised and much appreciated vehicle to speed up training and development in order to establish sustainable, prosperous enterprises, also within rural communities, and a competent workforce.

AgriSETA creates and promotes opportunities for social, economic and employment growth for agri enterprises, in conjunction with other stakeholders in agriculture, through relevant, quality and accessible education, training and development in both primary and secondary agriculture.



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Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA)

Cathsseta, the Culture Art Tourism Hospitality and Sports Sector Education and Training Authority established under the Skills Development Act (No 97 of 1998) [the Skills Act] for the Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Economic Sector.

A SETA’s main function is to contribute to the raising of skills – to bring skills to the employed, or those wanting to be employed, in their sector. They have to do this by ensuring that people learn skills that are needed by employers and communities. There is no value in training people if they cannot use the skills they have learnt. Training and skills development is not just for young people starting their first jobs though it is important for them too! The skills of people already in jobs must also be enhanced.



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TETA The Local Government, Water and Related Service (TETA)

The Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA) is tasked with the responsibility of education, training and skills development in the Transport Sector. Taking cognisance of the pivotal role transport plays in the economic and social development of the country as a whole and the changes that are happening globally, TETA has consciously set itself up to be at the forefront of innovation in training and human capital development.


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Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&R SETA)

The Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&RSETA) was established as a legal entity on 20 March 2000 in terms of the Skills Development Act, No. 97 of 1998. This public entity aims to provide for the skills development needs of the Wholesale and Retail (W&R) sector through the implementation of learnerships, disbursement of grants and monitoring of education and training.

The W&RSETA aims to increase the level of investment in education and training in the sector and to improve the return on that investment. It seeks to contribute to the socio-economic development and growth of the country by enabling education and training of the highest quality in the W&R sector, to the benefit of employers, employees and learners respectively.



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