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 PSETA ETQA Workshops June/July 2014

The PSETA ETQA will be conducting workshops in all the provinces . The aim of the workshop is to inform stakeholders in all provinces about the business/functions/role of the ETQA as delegated by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupation (QCTO) . The workshop will also empower prospective Public Service Sector training providers with accreditation requirements.  

Stakeholders from government departments, Provincial Academies, FET Colleges and private providers are encouraged to participate. The workshops will also serve as discussion platform and an information sharing session and will be conducted as per the schedule below:-

ETQA Workshops Schedule June- July 2014

 Enquiries may be directed to

Mapontsho Ntoule

Tel No: 012 423 5739 


WSP/ ATR & PIVOTAL Training Plans submission 2014/2015

The PSETA would like to thank all employers who submitted their signed WSPs/ATRs and PIVOTAL Training Plans by the prescribed closing date of 30 April 2014.

Your commitment to Cutting Edge Skills for Quality Public Services is greatly appreciated

Youth Unemployment

The recently released results of the Census 2011 present a very interesting demographic distribution of South Africa’s population, that we are a youthful and vibrant country. This is what the NDP terms an arrival at a “sweet-spot” in our demographic transition. We have a proportionally high number of “working-age” population and low numbers of the young and old. Ideally, this should present a perfect window for the country’s economic growth.

On the contrary, this presents both an opportunity on the one hand and an enormous challenge on the other as the majority of these young South Africans are unemployed. This scenario is compounded by acute shortage of skills and is threatening economic growth and employment creation. The situation is reminiscent of a paradox: skills shortage amidst high levels of unemployment. The NDP, which makes some very important observations about the country’s 2030 path, also notes that South Africans between the ages 15 and 29 will make up more than a quarter of the population in 2020.

To mitigate these challenges, a business as unusual approach to Skills Development is required, some rigorous and concrete strategies needs to be carefully implemented. more


Learner intake increases across government departments

The PSETA Learning Programmes Department is responsible for raising the qualifications bar for underqualified Public Service sector employees, encouraging Workplace Based Skills Development , advocating and implementing PIVOTAL programmes within the Public Services sector for the unemployed, increasing the number of employed and unemployed learners on Artisanship and Trades Learning Programmes as well as ensuring compliance with relevant Learnership regulations. more



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