Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs)

Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs), established in terms of the section 9(1) of the Skills Development Act of 1998 have become a major feature of South Africa’s educational landscape. SETAs form part of a larger strategy that has the following aims:

  • Developing the skills of the South African workforce
  • Increasing levels of investment in training and education
  • Encouraging employers to, among other things, use the workplace as an active learning environment and to provide employees with opportunities to acquire new skills
  • Encouraging workers to participate in learnership and other training programmes
  • Redressing the disadvantages brought about by unfair discrimination through training and education
  • Ensuring the quality of education and training in and for the workplace
  • Assisting work-seekers to find work, retrenched workers to re-enter the marketplace and employers to find quality employees
  • Providing and regulating employment services

Mindful of the importance of this national strategy, False Bay TVET College has forged ties with numerous SETAs across the full spectrum, including the following:

  • Bank SETA
  • Construction SETA (CETA)
  • Education, Training and Development Practices SETA (ETDP SETA)
  • Energy and Water SETA (EWSETA)
  • Financial and Accounting Services SETA (FASSET)
  • Food and Beverage Manufacturing Industry SETA (Foodbev SETA)
  • Health and Welfare SETA (HW SETA)
  • Insurance SETA (INSETA)
  • Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services SETA (MERSETA)
  • Services SETA
  • Tourism and Hospitality SETA (CATHSETA)
  • Wholesale and Retail SETA (W&R SETA)
  • Chemical Industries SETA (CHIETA)
  • Safety and Security SETA (SASSETA)
  • Fibre Processing and Manufacturing SETA (FP&M SETA)