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Learning Programmes

Learning Programmes

The primary purpose of the Learning Programmes Department is to facilitate the development of learning programmes that address specific sectoral needs as identified in the Sector Skills Plan. The Learning Programmes Department advises government departments on the implementation of the indicated learning programmes as well as to do the monitoring and evaluation thereof

The Department also reports on the performance of the government departments implementing the learning programmes on a quarterly basis (Quarterly Monitoring Report) to the Department of Higher Education and Training

A Learning programme is any other prescribed learning programme which includes a structured work experience component, this includes a Learnership, Apprenticeship, Skills Programme, Internship and any other prescribed set of learning offerings which include a structured work experience as indicated above.

Goals and Objectives

  • To establish the need for development of new learning programmes
  • Establish the availability of registered unit standards based qualifications which will address specific sectoral needs
  • Develop and register new learnerships and Skills Programmes in line with registered qualifications
  • Implement registered Learnerships in line with registered qualifications
  • Improving the facilitation of learning : Support learners and government departments by effectively handling all queries relating to learning programmes procedures
  • Market Learnerships and skills programme
  • Provide Guidance and Support to Workplaces on Development of Qualifications and their newly developed, registered learning programmes.
  • Track Learners in terms of attendance, retention, absconding, termination and placement.
  • Continuously monitor and evaluate the implementation of Learning Programmes
  • Report quarterly on stakeholders’ performanceSupport workplace providers by developing Mentors and Assessors

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Hillcrest Office Park177 Dyer Road
177 Dyer Road

Operating Hours:

Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Public Service Education and Training Authority

The Public Service Education and Training Authority (PSETA) is one of the 21 Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) established in accordance with the Skills Development Act No. 97 of 1998 (SDA). Between the year 2000 and 2009, the PSETA reported to the Department of Labour but has since been transferred to the new Department of Higher Education and Training.