The Roles Of a SETA for Skills Training

The roles of a SETA for skills training is empowerment based. As we know, our beautiful country is not equipped with skills required for employment and social development. South Africa lies at the bottom of a list of countries for eduction, unemployment, economic literacy and skilled workers. At Action we are bridging the lack of information technology skills.

 SETA stands for Sector Education and Training Authority.  This is a anitiative started by the National Skills Development strategy (NSDS). SETA’s facilitate training for the school leaver, people with disabilities or anyone that is disadvantaged.

The Roles of a SETA

  • Develop skills sector plan
  • Implementation of skills sector plan
  • Develop and instill learnerships
  • Support National Qualifications Framework implementation
  • Accredit education and training providers
  • Monitor provision so that programmes are adhered to
  • Register Assessors
  • Work hand-in-hand with training providers
  • Report back to South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) regarding adherence to training provider role
  • Disburse levies collected from employers in the sector

The main purpose of Skills Development Act is to develop the skills or human resource of the South African Workforce and improve the quality of life, employment opportunities and labour mobility. The Act aims to improve on delivery of social services by providing workers with new skills and empowerment through on the job training.

The Skills Developemnt Act made certain changes to the traditional types of skills development, by:

  • Creating new structures for training
  • Create new funding incentives to encourage more training
  • Creating new funding incentives that encourage further training
  • Creating new ways of learning and proposing new ways to assist helping people gain skills and employment.


For more information about training that we offer, please contact Elsie Botha on 011 763 3366 or and Stephen Bergers on 011 763 2429 or