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.

 

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

Stakeholders are invited to make submissions on new occupations for the OFO review. 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.

Kindly contact Tshepiso Mnisi at tmnisi@wrseta.org.za / 012 622 9563 for related enquiries

Submissions must be submitted on or before 31 October 2021

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WHOLESALE AND RETAIL SETA LEADERSHIP CHAIR’S PODCAST

The Wholesale and Retail SETA Leadership Chair at University of Johannesburg has introduced podcasts to facilitate conversations with wholesalers, retailers as well as local and international industry experts to promote excellence in the retail sector.

The first three episodes of the podcasts on digital marketing in retail, career in retail and retail can be a rewarding career choice are now available.

Click here to listen to the podcasts

 

NOTICE OF THE W&RSETA 2021 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)

Constituent stakeholders of the W&RSETA (wholesale and retail companies, organised business, organised labour and community-based organisations) and other key stakeholders including training providers, institutions of learning and the general public are notified of the 2021 AGM that will be convened on 11 November in Gqeberha and virtually.

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STAKEHOLDER NOTICE - MIS OFFLINE – 08 October – 10 October 2021

Stakeholders are informed that the Management Information System (MIS) will be unavailable from 8–10 October 2021 for maintenance on the ETQA Module.

We apologise for the inconvenience that may result due to the unavailability of the system during this period.

WHOLESAY SEPTEMBER 2021 

The September issue of WholeSay is now available with updates on skills development matters for the month. Highlights the 2021/22  ITAMED training, W&RSETA CEO’s stakeholder engagements and the 2021/22 Research Agenda. Don't miss the success stories from the W&RSETA collaborative project with PetroConnect. 

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COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS – 2021 CGCSA VIRTUAL SUMMIT

The W&RSETA is a proud sponsor of the 2021 CGCSA Virtual Summit taking place on 14 October 2021. To allow our stakeholders to be part of this important gathering of role players and decision-makers in the FMCG sector, the W&RSETA is offering complimentary tickets to stakeholders to be part of the summit.

To book your seat, please send your full names, company name and email address to dmashao@wrseta.org.za before 4 October 2021.

Kindly note that seats are limited.

NOMINATIONS FOR THE W&RSETA’S PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (ILDP) ARE NOW OPEN

The W&RSETA will select 80 highly talented senior managers from wholesale and retail companies to participate in the highly acclaimed ILDP in 2022.

Companies are invited to submit nominations by 15 October 2021.

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PIVOTAL DISCRETIONARY GRANT FUNDING WINDOW -  2021/22 INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (ILDP)

The Wholesale and Retail SETA (W&RSETA) invites SAQA registered universities or business schools to apply for the 2021/22 International Leadership Development Programme (ILDP) Discretionary Grant Funding Window.

Applications must be submitted to ILDP@wrseta.org.za by 15 October 2021.

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2021/22 MANDATORY GRANT PAYMENTS

Stakeholders are informed of the amended disbursement dates for the 2021/22 financial as a result of migration of the W&RSETA’s Indicium to the Management Information System (MIS).

The new dates are as follows:

PERIOD PAYMENT DATE
Quarter 1 30 September 2021
Quarter 2 29 October 2021
Quarter 3 31 January 2022
Quarter 4 31 March 2022

Stakeholders are encouraged to verify banking details for their Mandatory Grants on the MIS on or before 14 September 2021.

We regret the inconvenience that may be caused as a result of the migration.

OFFICE RELOCATION – LIMPOPO

Stakeholders are informed that the W&RSETA Limpopo provincial office has relocated to 60 Schoeman St, Polokwane Central, Polokwane from 1 September 2021.

All other details remain the same.

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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