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.

 

CALL FOR RESEARCH THEMES OR TOPICS: W&RSETA 2021-2025 RESEARCH AGENDA UPDATE

You are invited to submit proposals for themes or topics that are important in the development of the W&RSETA’s Sector Skills Plan and sector priorities which will contribute to the SETA’s 2021-2025 Research Agenda. The Research Agenda provides an opportunity to improve the quality of labour market data and information that is relevant to strategic interventions that will enable effective and responsive implementation of skills development programmes in the Wholesale and Retail Sector.

Proposals should be submitted to Mxolisi Maphakela at mmaphakela@wrseta.org.za by 30 April 2022.

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NON-PIVOTAL DISCRETIONARY GRANT FUNDING WINDOW FOR 2021/22

The W&RSETA invites developers and external moderators to apply for the 2021/22  NON-PIVOTAL Discretionary Grant Funding Window that has been published to address skills development activities for the 2021/22 financial year.

Closing date for applications is 18 February 2022 at 16h00.

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W&RSETA WHOLESAY NEWSLETTER – JANUARY 2022

The first edition of the newsletter is now available.

This issue includes a New Year’s message from our CEO and recaps highlights from December 2021.

We look forward to your continued contribution to the content of this newsletter as we share the good story of skills development in the Wholesale and Retail Sector.

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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 COVID-19 OFFICE ARRANGEMENTS – HEAD OFFICE AND GAUTENG NORTH & SOUTH PROVINCIAL OFFICES

In light of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Gauteng, the W&RSETA head office, Gauteng North and Gauteng South provincial offices will operate at 50% capacity until further notice. 

Stakeholders are encouraged to interact with us  electronically via email or telephonically to manage the risk of infection

THANK YOU FOR CONTRIBUTING TO MOVING THE W&RSETA FROM GOOD TO GREAT, TOGETHER!

The W&RSETA thanks all stakeholders who attended the 2021 Annual General Meeting in Qheberha and virtual on 11 November 2021. Skills development in the Wholesale and Retail Sector would not be possible without your unwavering support. We look forward to your partnership and collaboration as we continue to implement our five-year Strategic Plan.

Click here for the 2020/21 Annual Report that was approved by the sector.

STAKEHOLDER NOTICE – WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ADULT EDUCATION AND TRAINING QUALIFICATION

Stakeholders are informed that the registration of the General Education Training Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Adult Education and Training, SAQA 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.

Enquiries should be directed to the respective provincial offices.

W&RSETA SUMMATIVE RESEARCH PUBLICATION

The W&RSETA has released a summative research publication with a comprehensive analysis of the findings and recommendations from studies conducted in the past five years.  There are 35 research reports aligned to seven themes from the SETA’s Research Agenda.

Click here to access the  publication

For more information, contact Mxolisi Maphakela on mmaphakela@wrseta.org.za

2021/22 MANDATORY GRANT PAYMENTS

Stakeholders are informed of the amended disbursement dates for the 2021/22 financial as a result of migration of the W&RSETA’s Indicium to the Management Information System (MIS).

The new dates are as follows:

PERIOD PAYMENT DATE
Quarter 1 30 September 2021
Quarter 2 29 October 2021
Quarter 3 31 January 2022
Quarter 4 31 March 2022

We regret the inconvenience that may be caused as a result of the migration.

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 current students is 31 October 2021 and 31 October 2022 for new enrollments.  

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