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.

 

2022/23 INTERNATIONATIONAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (ILDP) NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

W&RSETA stakeholder companies are invited to submit nominations of suitably qualified and experienced senior managers for the highly acclaimed ILDP. This executive development programme exposes senior leaders who are earmarked for the next level of leadership in their companies to local and international best practice in wholesale and retail. The 2022/23 ILDP will be implemented in partnership with the Gordon Institute for Business Science.

Nominations must be submitted by 13 December 2022.

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EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR LEARNING PROGRAMME EVALUATION

The W&RSETA invites suitably qualified and experience evaluators express intent for application as learning programme evaluators for various W&RSETA quality assured qualifications, skills programmes and unit standards.

Applications must be submitted to the W&RSETA head office in Centurion on or before 18 November 2022.

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NOTICE OF 2022 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 

W&RSETA constituent business and labour organisations, wholesale and retail companies, and other interested stakeholders including institutions of learning and training providers are invited to the 2022 Annual General Meeting on 5 December 2022 at Mittah Siperepere Convention Centre in Kimberley, Northern Cape and virtual. 

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OCTOBER WHOLESAY NEWSLETTER

The October issue of WholeSay is now available. In this edition, our main focus is our Inaugural Research Conference held on 5 October 2022.

We have also included highlights from the CGCSA Summit, the Northern Cape PSET seminar, and our Board’s strategic project visits to Limpopo and Mpumalanga.

We trust you will find the updates informative.

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CALL FOR RESEARCH THEMES OR TOPICS: W&RSETA RESEARCH AGENDA UPDATE

Stakeholders in the Wholesale and Retail Sector are invited to submit proposals for themes or topics for the W&RSETA’s Sector Skills Plan and sector priorities that will contribute to the W&RSETA Research Agenda. The aim of the Research Agenda provides is to improve the quality of labour market data and information relevant to strategic interventions that will enable effective and responsive implementation of skills development programmes in the Wholesale and Retail Sector.

Proposals should be submitted to Reagalaletsa Matlhoahela at RMatlhoahela@wrseta.org.za by 30 April 2023.

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STAKEHOLDER NOTICE: DISCONTINUATION OF PPE GRANTS FOR DG22/23 PROJECTS

Stakeholders participating in the DG22/23 projects are informed that contracts for the various programmes will not include Protective Personal Equipment (PPE) grants following the repeal of the COVID-19 regulations by government. The W&RSETA will, however, honour contracts for DG20/21 and DG21/22 which included grants where deliverables stipulated for this grant are met.

Queries related to this notice should be directed to the relevant Provincial Managers.

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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. 

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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.