Welcome to W&RSETA | Vision & Mission
The Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&RSETA) was established in 2000 in terms of the Skills Development Act (as amended). The public entity aims to facilitate the skills development needs of the Wholesale and Retail (W&R) sector through the implementation of learning programmes, disbursement of grants and monitoring of education and training as outlined in the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS).
SETAs are entities of the Department of Higher Education and Training. There are 21 SETAs; each servicing a specific economic sector of the Country.
Proposal for the New National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) and Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) landscape
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The Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr. B.E Nzimande invites organisations, interested stakeholders, the public and the current SETAs to submit their comments on the document titled 'Proposal for the New National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) and Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) landscape within the context of an Integrated and Differentiated Post-School Education and Training System (NSLP-201 5), to the Department of Higher Education and Training.
2016/17 International Leadership Development Programme
Nominations are now open!
The W&RSETA hereby announces the commencement of the nomination process for the 2016/17 International Leadership Development Programme. The 2016 ILDP will commence in February 2016 up to January 2017. This Programme which is designed to accelerate the leadership development of the talent pool in the Wholesale and Retail Sector is open to Executive / Senior Managers from historically disadvantage groups as prescribed by the Employment Equity Act, who have been earmarked for the next level of leadership within their companies.
WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE PROGRAMME FOR HETI AND TVET COLLEGE GRADUATES
The Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&RSETA), invites companies within the Wholesale and Retail Sector to participate in the Graduate Placement Programme for HETI and TVET College graduates. Companies can source graduates that have completed Wholesale and Retail and related qualifications from ANY of the public Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Higher Education and Training (HET) institutions.
W&RSETA DISCRETIONARY GRANT 2015/16 FUNDING WINDOW
The Wholesale and Retail SETA invites applications from qualifying levy paying and exempted non-levy paying enterprises within the Wholesale and Retail Sector to apply for the 2015/16 Discretionary Grant Funding Window. Funding opportunities are available for Adult Education and Training and Artisan Learnerships for employed learners.
Applications will be processed and funded on a first-come first-served basis and therefore stakeholders are encouraged to apply timeously.
The Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr B.E Nzimande officially re-established all existing 21 Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) after consultation with the National Skills Authority, under section 9(1) (b) of the Skills Development Act, 1998 read with Government Gazette No. R.1055 of 11 November 2010, Government Gazette No. R.1057 of 11 November 2010 and Government Gazette No. R.9542 of 27 May 2011, as from 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2018.
Click here for a full Gazette.
W&RSETA 15-Year Key highlights
In 2015, the Wholesale and Retail SETA (W&RSETA) marks and celebrates 15 years of existence as a skills development authority in the Wholesale and Retail Sector. On the 7th October 2015, the W&RSETA convened on an Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Gauteng to report to its stakeholders and the country at large on its performance for 2014/15 and to highlight the 2016/17 priorities.
Attached is an advert that highlights Achievements over the 15-Years of Ground-breaking Skills Development in the Wholesale and Retail Sector.
W&RSETA 2015 National Stakeholder Roadshows
The Wholesale and Retail SETA (W&RSETA) will embark on national roadshows to engage all role players in the implementation of skills development in the Wholesale and Retail Sector on strategic priorities of the SETA. Click here for more information about the roadshows.
Graduate Placement Database
The W&RSETA invites university and TVET college graduates who require workplace experience to register on the Graduate Placement Database. The database will be provided to wholesale and retail companies that express interest to partner with the SETA to provide workplace experience to graduates.
Click here for the registration form
The Wholesale and Retail Leadership Chair has released the research reports on the following studies which were conducted in cognisance of the National Development Plan objectives focusing on areas that affect the Sector and opportunities to contribute to the country's economic growth. Research has been concluded on the following topics:
- e-Business Developments and Requirements in the Retail Sector;
- Strategy Alignment of the South African Wholesale and Retail Sector with the National Development Plan: Vision 2010; and
- Informal and SMME Retailers in South Africa
Click here for the summary and full reports