SETA

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SETA, or Sector Education and Training Authority, is a vocational skills training organization in South Africa. As of March 2011, there are 21 SETAs . Each SETA is responsible for managing and creating learnerships, internships, unit-based skills programmes, and apprenticeships within its jurisdiction. Every industry and occupation in South Africa is covered by one of the 21 SETAs.[1]

History[edit]

In 1996 experts agreed that South Africa required little short of a skills revolution to survive in a highly competitive global marketplace.[2] Thus, in 1998 the South African Parliament ratified the Skills Development Act. The act defined a new Sector Training and Education Authority (SETA) system. The goal was to develop a series of sector skills plans within a clearly defined framework of the National Skills Development Strategy.[3]

April 29, 2010, Higher Education and Training Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, gave a statement detailing the public release of the proposed new SETA landscape. This new landscape reduced the then current 23 SETAs down to 21 SETAs.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Skills Education Training Authorities. SETA Offices in South Africa". Vocational.co.za. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  2. ^ Erasmus, Barney; Van Wyk, Marius; Schenk, Hans (2004). South African Human Resource Management: Theory & Practice, p. 443. Juta Academic, Cape Town. ISBN 0702158453.
  3. ^ "Skills Education Training Authorities. SETA Offices in South Africa". Vocational.co.za. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  4. ^ "Page redirection". Info.gov.za. 2012-09-18. Retrieved 2014-02-08.