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Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act No. 97 of 1998)


Constitution of the Energy Sector Education & Training Education (ESETA)

9. Functions and Duties of the Authority


9.1 The Authority must perform its functions in accordance with the Act, and this constitution;


9.2 The Authority, in terms of section 10 of the Act must:
(a) Develop a sector skills plan within the framework of the national skills development strategy;
(b) Implement the sector skills plan by:
(i) Establishing learnerships;
(ii) Approving workplace skills plans;
(iii) Allocating grants in the prescribed manner to employers, education and training providers and workers; and
(iv) Monitoring education and training in the sector.
(c) Promote learnerships by:
(i) Identifying workplaces for practical work experience;
(ii) Supporting the development of learning materials;
(iii) Improving the facilitation of learning; and
(iv) Assisting in the conclusion of learnership agreements.
(d) Register learnership agreements;
(e) Perform the functions of an Education and Training Quality Assurance body in terms of the SAQA Act;
(f) Liaise with the National Skills Authority on:
(i) The national skills development strategy;
(ii) The national skills development policy; and
(ii) The sector skills plan of the ESETA.
(g) Report to the Director-General on:
(i) The income and expenditure of the ESETA; and
(ii) The implementation of the skills plan of the ESETA;
(h) Liaise with the Employment Services of the Department and any education body established under any law regulating education in the Republic to improve information:
(i) About employment opportunities; and
(ii) Between education and training providers and the Labour Market.


9.3 Facilitate the involvement of the relevant government departments in the activities of the ESETA to:
(i) Address competency requirements for social delivery;
(ii) Address the learning needs of the most vulnerable segments of the sector; and
(iii) Promote training in Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises and, inter alia, to enable them to qualify for public contracts.


9.4 It is the duty of the Authority to consider and/or approve (or otherwise) the "limits of delegation of authority" requested by the relevant committees.


9.5 The Authority must perform any other duties imposed by the Act or any other functions not specifically mentioned, in order to fulfill the objectives of the ESETA.