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.

 

JULY WHOLESAY NEWSLETTER

The July issue of WholeSay is now available. This edition covers highlights from the official launch of the W&RSETA’s third Wholesale and Retail Leadership Chair, CEO’s stakeholder engagement programme in Gauteng and Limpopo and the certification handover for our Small Scale Farming Market Access project. 

Kindly diarise dates for upcoming important stakeholder sessions and events which are included in the newsletter. 

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OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS STAKEHOLDER ROADSHOWS: AUGUST – SEPTEMBER 2022

Stakeholder companies, training providers and institutions of training are invited to the Occupational Qualifications Stakeholder Roadshows which aims to engage stakeholders on the implementation of occupational qualifications in the sector. The SETA will interact with stakeholders to advise and guide on the transitional activities and processes as we move from legacy qualifications to occupational qualifications.

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2022/23 NON-PIVOTAL DISCRETIONARY GRANT FUNDING WINDOW – SME, INFORMAL TRADERS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMMES

The W&RSETA invites registered small and micro companies, informal traders, co-operatives, NPO/NGO/CBOs and entrepreneurs in the Wholesale and Retail Sector to apply for the  2022/23 Discretionary Grant Funding Window for the Small and Micro Enterprise support, Informal Traders and Entrepreneurship Development Programme. W&RSETA-accredited training providers and providers with W&RSETA scope may also apply for this funding window.

Applications must be submitted online to the relevant provincial offices by 12 August  2022 and no late submissions will be considered. 

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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. 

Click here for the circular with further details. 

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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