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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.


SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR PARTICPATION IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ASSESSMENT CENTRES

The W&RSETA hereby invites private providers and public TVET colleges to submit letters of intent for application as an assessment centre for Occupational Qualification: Retail Store Manager – SAQA ID 91789 and Occupational Qualification: Dispatching and Receiving Clerk – SAQA ID 99446.

Applications must be submitted on Friday, 15 February 2019 by 14:00 PM.

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W&RSETA 2018/19 FINANCIAL YEAR-END ARRANGEMENTS - SUBMISSION OF INVOICES

The W&RSETA is currently preparing to close off the 2018/19 financial year which ends on 31 March 2019. Stakeholders are requested to ensure that valid invoices are submitted to the W&RSETA by 15 March 2019 to invoiceadmin@wrseta.org.za


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.


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.

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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.


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.

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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”).

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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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