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SETA Accreditation for Science, Engineering and Technical Fields

Becoming accredited with CHIETA, MERSETA or the MQA


These three SETAs cover the following sectors:


  • Chemical Industries


  • Manufacturing, Engineering and related services


  • Mining

Why SETA Accreditation?

If you are an organisation that currently offers training and / or coaching services and you understand the relevance of delivering recognised occupational learning then SETA accreditation is a strategic move.

By conforming to legislated levels of compliancy, your learners can receive certificates of competence and organisations procuring accredited training can claim tax rebates and BEE points as reward for their contribution.

Accreditation Strategy Features


1. Preferred Training Target Markets

SETAs have a vested interest in organisations that train in the following markets:

  1. High school leavers market.
  2. 25-54 year old market.
  3. Business and industry training market.
  4. A vocational and lifelong learning market.

2. Scarce Skills

Many industries complain of skills shortages and voice concern over a lack of technical skills and expertise. Emerging and existing training organisations can identify business opportunities by linking their services to meeting scarce skill areas.

Articles below provide current information regarding training trends and priorities for the three SETAs this article explores.

3. Select Registered Qualifications or Skills Programs

You must select qualifications, skills programs or unit standards that are registered on the National Qualifications Framework.

CHIETA Qualifications for Chemical Industry Careers

210 Qualifications for Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services

4. Survey Your Competition

Identify existing training providers in your sector who are offering the same or similar qualifications.  Consider how you must differentiate yourself in order to compete in similar target markets.

5. Funding

It’s never a good idea to set up a business that will require funding efforts to deliver.  However as an accredited provider you do become legible to apply and compete for funding.

There really is NO reason why the SETA should entrust limited funds to new providers in the market. However, those new providers who are savvy enough to establish themselves correctly and target the right markets with required qualifications can access SETA support.

New providers are often high risk as they are inexperienced and still need to build an understanding of due diligence in this formal environment. If you can demonstrate this understanding then you could enter the market competitively.

Register for more than one workshop and receive discounted rates. All delegates are gifted with a presentation e-book containing resources, advice, and bullet proof instructions.
Register for more than one workshop and receive discounted rates. All delegates recieve a presentation e-book containing resources, advice, and bullet proof instructions.

Register Now & Pursue SETA Accreditation

Select from 10 workshops focusing on various aspects of education & training sector accreditation and business operations.

Attend a 3 hour workshop covering all the steps you need to take and all the information you must submit.

For emerging providers, the ‘Building Blocks for SETA Accreditation‘ is an excellent foundation seminar for those who want to build an understanding of the legislative context  and correctly frame their accreditation submission documents. This workshop helps you identify how to embark on a competitive market strategy in the training and development sector.

Building Blocks focuses on the accreditation criteria that must be met for full accreditation and not just ‘interim or preliminary’ accreditation. This means that whether you’re a current training provider or a new emerging one, you’ll leave this session knowing exactly what the SETA will expect of you.




10 Great Workshop Topics Available Here

Interested in Becoming SERVICES SETA Accredited ?



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