What is SETAs?

Sector Education and Training Authority bodies (SETAs)

Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA), 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 programs, and apprenticeships within its jurisdiction.

Their roles include:

  • Develop a sector skills plan within the framework of the national skills development strategy
  • Implement its sector skills plan by:
    • Establishing learnerships
    • Approving Workplace Skills Plans (WSPs)
    • Allocating grants in the prescribed manner to employers, education, and training providers and workers
    • Monitoring education and training in the sector
    • Promote learnerships
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