A business case for accreditation with a SETA 4


“Prepare a business case (justification) for application for accreditation in terms of perceived benefits in growth
of training business in the South African market  if the company decide for SETA accreditation for their courses”- taking into consideration that this company already has international accreditation from another body. Could I have some input from the forum, please?

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4 thoughts on “A business case for accreditation with a SETA

  • Dr Jacqueline Baumgardt (Jax)

    This is what I have done for the several small organisations.  Do you have a business plan? Essentially this is what are they asking for.  They want to seeing whether your business is viable and sustainable for at least five years and that the company is committed to SA, not just establishing itself here to make a quick buck.

  • Sylvia F. Hammond

    Hi Andrea  If you are looking for the GG that Des refers to, you will find it if you go to the Group Skills Development Facilitators, and then click on the page for Reference documents

  • Des Squire

    Hi Andrea, I hope this helps???


    The Higher Education Laws Amendment Bill summary was published in the Government Gazette number 33393 dated 19th July 2010.

    The bill is intended to amend certain sections of the Skills Development Act of 1998 and the National Qualifications Framework Act of 2008 as well as sections of the Higher Education Act of 1997.

    More importantly it is intended to clarify issues related to Higher Education Programmes offered in South Africa by foreign juristic persons and the need for registration on the NQF.

    As has always been the case any training provider offering an NQF registered qualification, in excess of level 1 on the NQF must be registered with Umalusi and accredited by the relevant SETA.

    The new laws now state, that in addition, no person other than a public higher education institution or an organ of state may provide higher education unless that person

    • Is registered as a private higher education institution in terms of the act
    • Is registered as a juristic person in terms of the Companies Act (is a (Pty) Ltd Company) prior to 1 above
    • If a foreign juristic person then the qualifications offered in South Africa must be registered on the NQF

    In addition

    • No person may offer a degree, diploma or certificate unless such degrees, diplomas or qualifications are registered on the NQF
    • Public Higher Education Institutions wishing to offer any education programme or trade and occupational learning that leads to a qualification or part qualification may do so subject to the approval of the minister or compliance with any of the minister’s conditions.

    The new act once promulgated will apply to

    • All education and learning programmes that lead to qualifications or part qualifications within the Republic of SA and offered by any Educational Institution, Skills Development Provider or any other recognised provider
    • In addition every qualification or part qualification must be registered on the NQF

    Des Squire (Managing Member)


    +27 11 609 6745 or 082 800 9057