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


Constitution for the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA)

21. Skills Development Committee


21.1 Composition


21.1.1 Two established employer representatives
21.1.2 Two emerging civil and building employer representatives
21.1.3 Two emerging civil and building industry representatives;
21.1.4 Chairpersons for the three (3) National Committee for Sub Sectors namely: the Built Environment Professional Consultants, the National Committee for the Construction Sub Sector, the Construction Material Manufacturing Sub Sector
21.1.5 One (1) government representative
21.1.6 Four (4) trade union representatives
21.1.7 No more than four members co-opted by the CETA for their skills development expertise;
21.1.8 The Chief Executive Officer and the Training Operations Manager of the CETA in an ex officio capacity.


21.2 Powers and Duties of the Skills Development Committee


The Skills Development Committee shall generally:

21.2.1 Elect a Chairperson from its members;
21.2.2 Guide the CETA’s application to NSA for the funding of Strategic Funds;
21.2.3 Guide and support the drafting of a QMS relating to skills development in the workplace;
21.2.4 Review and maintain the effectiveness of the quality management system;


and in particular with regards to:



21.2.5 Revisit the SSP annually;
21.2.6 Prepare the main document;
21.2.7 Monitor compliance with objectives set against the NSDS; abbreviation;
21.2.8 Propose learnerships in terms of SSP requirements;
21.2.9 Identify weaknesses and problem areas in SSP implementation.


Learnerships and Skills Programmes

21.2.10 Identify learnerships needed;
21.2.11 Identify sources of funding;
21.2.12 Identify sources of learners;
21.2.13 Identify gaps;
21.2.14 Identify timings and priorities;
21.2.15 Monitor CETA funded projects;
21.2.16 Approve the content of learnerships and skills programmes;
21.2.17 Guide policies and procedures relating to implementation of skills programmes and learnerships;
21.2.18 Monitor the implementation of learnerships and skills programmes.



21.2.19 Identify SGB’s needed:
21.2.20 Guide the SGB process with respect to unit standards and qualifications for the sector;
21.2.21 Monitor progress;
21.2.22 Monitor CETA funded projects with respect to skills development;
21.2.23 Facilitate generation of learning material; and
21.2.24 Recommend policies and procedures and support the SGB’s


WSPs and ATR's

21.2.25 Review format;
21.2.26 Review information obtained therefrom;
21.2.27 Review and set criteria for size of enterprises for compulsory submission;


SMME support programmes


Quality control and promotion

21.2.28 Measure impact of training, through meeting skills needs, productivity and relevance and priorities;
21.2.29 Recommend capacity building for training providers;
21.2.30 Determine learning material for training, technical competence and new technical skills.



21.2.31 Consider and review relevant reports received from SAQA and the Department;
21.2.32 Assess the Quarterly Monitoring Report and sign off for Executive Committee’s approval.