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.

 

PIVOTAL DISCRETIONARY GRANT FUNDING APPLICATION 2022/23

The W&RSETA invites suitably qualified and experienced, accredited skills development providers to apply for the 2022/23 PIVOTAL Discretionary Grant Funding to train career guidance information officers.

Applications close on 14 October 2022.

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VACANCY ADVERTISEMENTS

The W&RSETA invites suitably qualified and experienced candidates to apply for the following short-term appointments:

  • Finance Manager
  • Supervisor: Management Accountants 

Applications will close on 27 September 2022

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APPLICATIONS TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT AN ONLINE CAREER GUIDANCE TOOLKIT

Qualified and experienced service providers are invited to submit proposals to develop, implement, support, and administer an online Career Guidance Toolkit for the W&RSETA through the Non-PIVOTAL Discretionary Grant funding window.

Applications close on 07 October 2022

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION – 2022 OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS ROADSHOW

The W&RSETA thanks all stakeholders who participated in the 2022 Occupational Qualifications Roadshow. We appreciate the interaction and robust engagement as we prepare for the transition from legacy (unit-standard based) qualifications to occupational qualifications.

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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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DISCRETIONARY GRANT 2022/23 – MASTERS AND PHD BURSARIES

The W&RSETA invites wholesale and retail employers, individuals employed in W&R companies, institutions of higher learning and W&R Leadership Chairs to apply for the DG 2022/23 bursaries for Masters and PhD programmes related to wholesale and retail.

Applications are open until 30 September 2022.

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AUGUST WHOLESAY NEWSLETTER

The August issue of WholeSay is now available. In this edition, we pay tribute to women in the Wholesale and Retail Sector, this Women’s Month.

We have also included highlights from the Occupational Qualifications roadshow, the second phase graduation of the 2018/19 ILDP, the CEO’s stakeholder engagement programme, as well as the certificate handover for the HURP learnership project.

We trust you will find the updates informative.

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W&RSETA APPROVED STRATEGIES

The W&RSETA has reviewed and approved the Bursary and Graduate Placement, Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) and Entrepreneurship Support and the Disability Development Strategies on 20 July 2022. The review was done as part of the W&RSETA’s decentralisation model, which was approved in 2018

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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.

NOTIFICATION ON THE RELEASE OF THE UPDATED ORGANISING FRAMEWORK FOR OCCUPATIONS (OFO)

Skills Development Facilitators are hereby informed that the Department of Higher Education and Training has published the updated Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) for 2021. 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. 

The updated OFO is available here 

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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 new enrolments is 31 October 2022 

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