Welcome to W&RSETA

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 Plan (NSDP).

SETAs are entities of the Department of Higher Education and Training. There are 21 SETAs; each servicing a specific economic sector of the Country.

 

JUNE WHOLESAY NEWSLETTER

The June issue of WholeSay is now available. Highlights in this issue include the Fuel Retailers Association Conference, the CEO’s stakeholder engagement and an update on the International Leadership Development Programme. You can also read about the relaunch of the KwaZulu-Natal Advisory Committee. 

We trust you will find the updates informative.

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IMPORTANT STAKEHOLDER NOTICE - SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROVIDERS

The W&RSETA would like to provide clarity and guidance to skills development providers regarding the issue of credit value achievement for learnership certification and enrollment. 

Click here for the circular with further details. 

CALL FOR TVET AND HET INSTITUTIONS TO APPLY FOR THE 2022/23 BURSARY SCHEME 

Public and private institutions of learning, bursary administrators and retail chairs are invited to apply for the 2022/23 Bursary Scheme for undergraduate students who are pursuing qualifications related to the W&RSETA's Hard-to-Fill Vacancies

Applications close on 31 July 2022

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VACANCY ADVERTISEMENTS

The W&RSETA seeks to employ suitable candidates for the following vacancies:

  • Project Administrator – FS
  • Project Administrator – NW
  • Project Administrator – KZN
  • Project Administrator – WC

Closing date: 4 July 2022

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PIVOTAL DISCRETIONARY GRANT 2022/23 FUNDING WINDOW

The W&RSETA hereby invites SAQA-registered business schools or universities to apply for the International Leadership Development Programme.

Applications must be submitted by 05 July 2022. No late applications will be considered.

Click here for the advert and application form 

PIVOTAL DISCRETIONARY GRANT 2022/23 FUNDING WINDOW

The W&RSETA hereby invites SAQA-registered business schools or universities to apply for the Retail Management Development Programme.

Applications must be submitted by 05 July 2022. No late applications will be considered

Click here for the advert and application form

STAKEHOLDER NOTICE: EXPIRY OF GENERAL EDUCATION TRAINING CERTIFICATE: WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ADULT EDUCATION AND TRAINING QUALIFICATION

Stakeholders are informed that General Education Training Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Adult Education and TrainingSAQA ID: 71750/71751 qualification expired on 16 September 2020. Only learners that were registered on the qualification prior to the registration end date will be able to continue with the training. As a result, the W&RSETA will not register new learners on this qualification.

Related queries should be directed to the relevant provincial offices.

CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS: W&RSETA RESEARCH CONFERENCE 2022

Stakeholders (academics, employers and trade unions) are invited to submit  research papers for presentation and discussion at the inaugural Wholesale and Retail SETA Research Conference on 5 October 2022. The conference supports the W&RSETA’s role in conducting labour market research in the Wholesale and Retail Sector and disseminate key outcomes, findings, and recommendations of research studies.

Proposals should be submitted to Mxolisi Maphakela at mmaphakela@wrseta.org.za by 15 July 2022.

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NOTIFICATION ON THE RELEASE OF THE UPDATED ORGANISING FRAMEWORK FOR OCCUPATIONS (OFO)

Skills Development Facilitators are hereby informed that the Department of Higher Education and Training has published the updated Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) for 2021. The purpose of the OFO is to enable a coordinated sector-wide response to labour market trends based on a common language or classification of occupations. 

The updated OFO is available here 

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W&RSETA WHOLESALE AND RETAIL LEADERSHIP CHAIR BURSARIES 

The W&RSETA’s  Retail Leadership Chair at University of Johannesburg is inviting candidates to apply for Masters and PhD bursaries in the  fields of retail and marketing. 

Application deadline for current students is 31 October 2021 and 31 October 2022 for new enrollments.  

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