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 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.

 

SME DISCRETIONARY GRANT 2020/21 FUNDING WINDOW

Eligible wholesale and retail small and medium companies are invited to apply for the 2020/21 Discretionary Grants to implement non-PIVOTAL training programmes (non-credit bearing interventions). Funding is available only to companies that are registered with the Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission (CIPC) and operate in the Wholesale and Retail Sector irrespective of whether they have the SDL Number or not.

The closing date for application is 31 August 2020.

Click here for the advert and relevant submission templates

 

RE: W&RSETA COVID-19 ECONOMIC SURVEY FOR SMALL MEDIUM ENTERPRISE

Small and Medium Enterprises within the Wholesale and Retail Sector are invited to participate in the W&RSETA COVID-19 economic survey. SMEs are kindly requested to complete 7-minute survey which focuses on questions related to the economic, labour market and skills development impact of COVID-19.

It is critical for the W&RSETA to obtain input on the impact of COVID-19 from employers in order to inform skills development priorities in response to the pandemic.

Click here to complete the survey

W&RSETA BURSARY SCHEME 2021

The W&RSETA invites public and private TVET and HET institutions to apply for the W&RSETA Bursary Scheme to be offered on undergraduate programmes for the 2021 academic year. Applications will close on 31 August 2020 and must be submitted to the SETA’s provincial offices.

Click here for the advert and application form

 

MEASURES TO ADDRESS DELAYS IN PAYMENT OF CLAIMS FROM THE DG 19/20 PROJECT

Participating companies in the SME DG 19/20 project are hereby informed about the measures that the W&RSETA has implemented to expedite the payment of claims from the project.

 

Click here to access the notice 

DIRECTIONS FOR REOPENING OF INSTITUTIONS OFFERING OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Nzimande has gazetted the regulations on the reopening of institutions offering qualifications registered on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework as part of government’s Risk-adjusted Strategy to deal with COVID-19. 

The notice provides directives for the gradual reopening of learning institutions to address, prevent and combat the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Click here for the government gazette

INVITATION: 2020/2021 ONLINE SECTOR SKILLS PLAN (SSP) ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS

Wholesale and retail employers are invited to participate in the 2020/2021 annual SSP engagement sessions. The purpose of these sessions is to solicit inputs on critical areas around skills development, economic and labour market to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.

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W&RSETA RESPONSE TO RETURN OF PHYSICAL CLASSROOM TRAINING IN THE WORKPLACE AND TRAINING PROVIDER SITES ON 01 JUNE 2020

W&RSETA-accredited Skills Development Providers (SPDs) are informed of the measures for the phasing-in of learners for physical classroom training in the workplace or provider training sites in in line with government’s risk adjusted strategy for the COVID-19 lockdown.

Click here for notice.