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


Constitution for the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA)

9. Functions and objects of the CETA


The functions and objects of the CETA shall be to:


9.1 Determine the qualitative and quantitative education and training needs of the construction sector by actively involving all stakeholders who are party to the CETA in the development and maintaining of a SSP, with special reference to the needs of infomal/emerging enterprises, within the framework of the national skills development strategy;


9.2 Implement the SSP by:
9.2.1 establishing learnerships;
9.2.2 approving WSPs;
9.2.3 allocating grants in the prescribed manner to employers, education and training providers and workers; and
9.2.4 monitoring education and training in the sector;
9.2.5 Approving and monitoring skills programmes;
9.2.6 Monitoring the demand for and the delivery of education and training in the sector;
9.2.7 Initiating and supporting standards generation;
9.2.8 Supporting further and higher education and training;


9.3 Promote learnerships and skills programmes by:
9.3.1 Identifying workplaces for practical work experience;
9.3.2 Supporting the development of learning materials;
9.3.3 Improving the facilitation of learning; and
9.3.4 Assisting in the conclusion of learnership agreements;


9.4 Register learnership agreements;


9.5 Promote education, training and career opportunities;


9.6 Promote and fund skills competitions in the prescribed manner;


9.7 Obtain accreditation from SAQA as the ETQA body for the construction sector and perform the functions arising from such accreditation;


9.8 Receive and disburse the skills development levies in the sector as approved by the Minister to carry out such a function as contemplated in section 7(1) of the Act;


9.9 Liaise with the National Skills Authority, the Construction Industry Development Board, and related SETAs on:
9.9.1 The national skills development policy;
9.9.2 The national skills development strategy; and
9.9.3 The CETAs SSP;


9.10 Report to the Director-General on:
9.10.1 Its income and expenditure; and
9.10.2 The implementation of its SSP;


9.11 Liaise with the employment services of the Department and any education and/or training body established to improve information—
9.11.1 About employment opportunities; and
9.11.2 between education and training providers and the labour market;


9.12 Appoint staff necessary for the performance of its functions;


9.13 Conduct research and development;


9.14 Raise donor and other funding;


9.15 Establish and maintain an efficient and effective administration;


9.16 Facilitate the involvement of relevant government departments in the activities of the CETA to:
9.16.1 Address the competency requirements for social delivery,
9.16.2 Address the learning needs of the most vulnerable segments of the sector.
9.16.3 Promote training of informal/emerging enterprises to enable them to qualify for public and private contracts and to comply with any registration requirements;


9.17 Liaise with relevant Government Departments, their nominated agencies or statutory bodies on matters of mutual interest;


9.18 Perform any other functions not specifically mentioned in order to fulfill the objectives of the CETA.