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.

 

VACANCY – INDUSTRY LIAISON OFFICER AT THE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL LEADERSHIP CHAIR AT UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG

A vacancy exists within the W&RSETA’s Leadership Chair at the University of Johannesburg for an Industry Liaison Officer.

Suitable candidates are invited to apply for this position 30 April 2021.

Click here for the advert.  

REMINDER: WORKPLACE BASED LEARNING TRACER STUDY – INTERNSHIPS

W&RSETA employers are reminded and encouraged to participate in the tracer study for internship programmes. The study is conducted by InSurvey and stakeholders may contact them on enquiries@insurvey.co.za to receive the link for the study.

Closing date: 30 April 2021

MARCH NEWSLETTER

The March issue of WholeSay is now available with updates on recent developments within the W&RSETA.

The main highlight of this issue is the construction of the W&RSETA’s first Skills Development Centre. Stakeholders are also reminded about the looming deadline for the submission of Annexure II documents on 30 April 2021.

Click here to read about these and other stories and information of interest.

NON-PIVOTAL DISCRETIONARY GRANT 2021/22 FUNDING WINDOW

W&RSETA stakeholders are invited to apply for Discretionary Grant funding for non-PIVOTAL programmes which include SMME support, informal traders Development, entrepreneurship, NGO/NPO/CBO and co-operatives support.

Applications are open until 30 April 2021.

Click here for the advert and relevant application forms.

DISCRETIONARY GRANT PIVOTAL PROGRAMMES 2021/22 FUNDING WINDOWS

W&RSETA stakeholders are invited to apply for Discretionary Grant funding for PIVOTAL programmes on learnerships, skills programmes, programmes for CET colleges, artisans, workplace-based learning, internships, candidacy programmes and bursaries.

Applications are open until 16 April 2021.

Click here for the advert and application form.

COMMUNICATION FROM THE QCTO

Stakeholders are informed of the communication from the QCTO regarding the extension of accreditation of Assessment Centres/Trade Test Centres and Skills Development Providers.

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W&RSETA ETQA MODULE ON LEARNER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM / MIS

The W&RSETA apologises for the inconvenience caused to stakeholders as a result of the delays in implementing the ETQA Module that has impacted on certification and related functions.

Stakeholders are informed that the system will be functional from 23 April 2021 following all the necessary testing processes.

Click here for the update

Please contact Nthate Mokgele, IT Manager: Applications on nmokgele@wrseta.org.za for issues of clarity. 

2021/22 GRANT SEASON: HARD-TO-FILL, SKILLS GAPS AND SECTORAL PRIORITY OCCUPATIONS

As part of the 2021/22 Annexure II submissions, the W&RSETA is availing the Hard-to-Fill, Skills Gaps and Sectoral Priority Occupations for the 2019/20 list for reference for the preparation of the WSP and PIVOTAL Plans.

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STAKEHOLDER NOTICE: DG20/21 FUNDING WINDOW PHASE 1

W&RSETA companies that are participating in the DG20/21 Funding Window are alerted to the update on various aspects of the implementation of phase 1 of the project following finalisation of contracting.

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REVIEWED AND ADJUSTED OF THE NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE 2021

The Minister of Employment and Labour has amended the National Minimum Wage in terms of Schedule 1 and 2 of the National Minimum Wage Act of 2018. The adjusted minimum wages also include increases to learnership allowances.

The amendments were published on 8 February 2021 and will be affective from 1 March 2021

Click here for the Gazette

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

MANDATORY GRANT APPLICATIONS – 2021/22

Eligible W&RSETA levy-paying wholesale and retail companies are invited to submit the Annexure II (Workplace Skills Plan / Annual Training Report / PIVOTAL Plan) documents for the 2021/22 financial year.

Submissions must be made on the Management Information System which is accessible from www.wrseta.org.za

Applications must be submitted by 30 April 2021, midnight.

Click here for the advert

Provincial offices will assist stakeholders with assistance to access the system or any other related queries.

W&RSETA CELEBRATES 20-YEAR MILESTONE WITH SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN PERFORMANCE AND AN UNQUALIFIED AUDIT

The W&RSETA has recorded a four-year high in its performance during the 2019/20 financial year which was announced at the Annual General Meeting. The main highlights was the improvement in performance from 31% in 2018/19 to 67% as well as an unqualified audit report from the Auditor-General South Africa.

We invite you to share these milestones and highlights from the W&RSETA’s 20-year history.

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COVID-19 SUPPORT GRANT FOR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) AND DATA FOR 18.2 LEARNERS ON LEARNERSHIPS AND SKILLS PROGRAMMES

W&RSETA stakeholder companies are invited to apply for the COVID-19 Support Grant for PPE and data for unemployed learners who are currently enrolled on the SETA’s programmes. The Support Grant is aimed at supporting learners who were enrolled on the W&RSETA-funded learnerships and skills programmes in the 2018/19 and 2019/20 financial years, to return to the classroom or resume learning through online platforms.  

Click here for the advert.

Click here for the Covid-19 Support Grant Procedure

Click here for the Application Form

STAKEHOLDER NOTICE - OFFICE RELOCATIONS

The W&RSETA  informs stakeholders of the relocation of some of its provincial offices during September 2020. Stakeholders are welcome to contact the respective Provincial Managers on the contact list attached should the need arise.

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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.

 

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