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.

 

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – WORKPLACE EXPOSURE FOR HET LECTURERS ON THE RETAIL STORE MANAGER OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATION

Retail companies are invited to express interest to host HET lecturers for practical retail exposure on the Retail Store Occupation Qualification.

Applications close on 13 August 2021.

Click here for the advert and application form

WHOLESAY JULY 2021

The July edition of the monthly WholeSay newsletter is now available.

This month’s issue focuses on the 2021/22 Sector Skills Plan consultations and profiles a success story from our collaborative project with the CGCSA to prepare SMME manufacturers for the retail market.

Please also take time to engage with us through the WBL (internship) and quality service assessment surveys.

Click here to access the newsletter

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

The W&RSETA invites public TVET colleges to submit expressions of interest for accreditation as assessment centres for one of the following occupational qualifications:

  • Sales Assistant – Retail Sales
  • Service Station Attendant
  • Store Person
  • Bicycle Mechanic

Applications close on 30 July 2021.

Click here for the notice and template

W&RSETA EMPLOYER WORKPLACE-BASED LEARNING (WBL) TRACER STUDY: INTERNSHIPS

Wholesale and retail companies are invited to participate in a tracer and tracking study aimed at determining the impact of WBL programmes in the sector. The study also seeks to obtain feedback from employers on the implementation of the W&RSETA-funded internships.

Click here for detailed information and on this link to complete the survey

STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT THROUGH PROVINCIAL FORUMS

W&RSETA stakeholders are invited to participate in the provincial Stakeholder Forum meetings within their respective provinces. These forum discuss and address topical issues in the implementation of skills development programmes in the Wholesale and Retail Sector. Invitations are emailed to stakeholders on the databases of our provincial offices. Stakeholders are welcome to send an email to wrseta@wrseta.org.za should they wish to receive invitations to these meetings and other activities at the provincial level.

Please refer to the Calendar webpage for the dates of upcoming meetings