What is a SETA? 2


A Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) is a body established under the Skills Development Act (RSA, 1998c) whose main purpose is to contribute to the improvement of skills in South Africa through achieving a more favourable balance between demand and supply, and by ensuring that education and training

  • acknowledges and enhances the skills of the current work force, (in addition to ensuring that new entrants to the labour market are adequately trained)
  • meets agreed standards within a national framework
  • is provided subject to validation and quality assurance; and
  • where appropriate, is benchmarked against international standards (NTB, 1999).

The full list of SETA functions is contained in the Skills Development Act (RSA, 1998c).

  • monitor education and training in the sector.

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  • sylvia hammond

    Hi Linda, We do also have a group called SETA Issues – if you’d like to join that group to ask questions there, just go to Groups, then in the search box enter SETA and the group will come up.  Click there to open the group  and then click on Join the Group.  You’re a member.  Then look just below the discussion for “add” a discussion.  Click on add & when it opens give your discussion a title & then in the body enter your question.  You’ll find lots of knowledgeable members here to answer your questions.  Let us know if you have any problems.