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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.


CALL FOR SUBMISSION OF RESEARCH THEMES: W&RSETA RESEARCH AGENDA UPDATE

Stakeholders are invited to participate in the development of the W&RSETA Research Agenda by submitting research themes/ topics that can be included in the agenda. Submissions are due by 31 January 2019

The notice is available here


ORGANISING FRAMEWORK FOR OCCUPATIONS (OFO): SUBMISSION FOR NEW OCCUPATIONS AND AMENDMENTS

Stakeholders are kindly invited to submit the OFO Codes for new Sector Occupations and amendments of existing occupations. OFO is a skills-based coded classification system that captures all jobs in the form of occupations and provides a framework for the identification, articulation, reporting and monitoring of skills demand and supply in the South African labour market; provides a common language when talking about occupations and captures jobs in the form of occupations.

The deadline for submission is 28 February 2019.

Click here to access the advert and submission template and the 2017 OFO codes


W&RSETA BURSARY SCHEME – 2019 ACADEMIC YEAR

Prospective applicants for the W&RSETA Bursary Scheme are informed tha thte SETA will not provide bursaries for the 2019 academic year due to budget constraints. Click here for the full notice.


INDICIUM SYSTEM IS LIVE 

The Indicium System is now open for stakeholders to upload data in preparation for the 2019/20 WSP/ATR/PIVOTAL submissions.


2019 GRADUATE PLACEMENT PROGRAMME Applications for the W&RSETA Graduate Placement Programme for TVET College and HETI graduates and students are now open

W&RSETA companies must submit letters of intent to participate in this programme by 25 January 2019. Click here for the advert and letter of intent template


2018/19 SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES DISCRETIONARY GRANTS

W&RSETA registered Small and Medium Levy-Paying companies (employing less than 50 and 150 employees, respectively) as well as Small and Medium companies that are exempted from paying the Skills Development Levy are invited to apply for grant funding for training interventions.

Applications must be submitted (submission of signed Application/ Acceptance Forms and signed Contracts) by 31 January 2019.

Click here for the full advert
Click here for full documentation.


SECTOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING AUTHORITY (SETA) WORKPLACE BASED LEARNING PROGRAMMES AGREEMENT

The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Ms Naledi Pandor, has approved the SETA Workplace Based Learning Programmes Agreement in terms of section 36 (b) (g), (h) and (s) read with sections 10, 16 and 17 of the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act 97 of 1998) for implementation.

Click here for the Gazette


2017/18 ANNUAL REPORT

The W&RSETA 2017/18 Annual Report was tabled and accepted at the Annual General Meeting on 22 November 2018. The Report should be read with the 2016/17 Annual Report. Click here for the Reports


CENTRAL QUERY EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BURSARIES

Students are informed that all queries related to the W&RSETA Bursary Scheme should be addressed to bursaryqueries@wrseta.org.za The centralisation of communication will assist us to address queries more efficiently and to have a record of all related issues for continuous improvement.


UPDATE ON UNSIGNED CONTRACTS, UNPAID INVOICES AND 2018/19 PROGRAMMES

Please note the attached update regarding the following issues:
- 2017/18 unsigned contracts and unpaid programmes;
- 2018/19 additional PIVOTAL programmes; and
- RMDP and ILDP

Please click here to view attachment.


ALLOCATION CRITERIA FOR 2018/19 PIVOTAL PROGRAMMES

The W&RSETA has finalised the criteria for the 2018/19 allocations to small, medium and large companies in line with the applications that have been received with the WSP/ATR/PIVOTAL submissions.

Click here for the document.


TAXATION LAWS AMEDNMENT ACT

Stakeholders are informed of the amendment to the Unemployment Insurance (UIF) Act through the Taxation Laws Amendment Act, No. 17 of 2017 which now includes 18.2 (unemployed) learners on Learnership programmes in the UIF provision. Please refer to the communique that addresses this issues, particularly the impact on contracts in terms of Section 18(2) of the Skills Development Act, No. 9 of 1999 (“SDA Act”).

Click here for the communique


MANDATORY GRANTS PAYMENT DATES

Mandatory Grants payment dates Mandatory Grants payment dates Kindly be informed that Mandatory Grant payments for the 2018/19 Financial Year will be processed on the following dates:

  • Quarter 1 – 2018/19 – on or before 30 September 2018
  • Quarter 2 – 2018/19 – on or before 31 December 2018
  • Quarter 3 – 2018/19 – on or before 31 March 2019
  • Quarter 4 – 2018/19 – on or before 30 June 2019


     
     
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