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


Constitution of the Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Training Authority (THETA)

Chapter 3 : Functions and Duties

6. Functions and Duties of THETA


In accordance with any requirements that may be Prescribed, the functions and duties of THETA are to:


6.1 develop a skills plan for the Sector within the framework of the National Skills Development Strategy:


6.2 implement its Sector Skills Plan by:
6.2.1 establishing learnerships;
6.2.2 approving workplace skills plans;
6.2.3 allocating grants in the Prescribed manner and in accordance with any Prescribed standards and criteria to employers, education and training providers and Workers; and
6.2.4 monitoring education and training provision in the Sector;


6.3 promote learnerships by:
6.3.1 identifying workplaces in the Sector for practical work experience;
6.3.2 supporting the development of learning materials;
6.3.3 improving the facilitation of learning; and
6.3.4 assisting in the conclusion of learnership agreements;


6.4 register learnership agreements;


6.5 perform the functions of an education and training quality assurance body as provided in the South African Qualifications Authority Act, 1995 (Act No 58 of 1995) and other relevant legislation;


6.6 when required to do so as contemplated in section 7(1) of the Levies Act, collect the skills development levies, and disburse the levies, allocated to it in terms of sections 8(3)(b) and 9(b) of the Levies Act, in its sector;


6.7 submit to the Director General:
6.7.1 any budgets, reports and financial statements on its income and expenditure that it is required to prepare in terms of the Public Finance Management Act; and
6.7.2 plans and reports on the implementation of its sector skills plan and Service Level Agreement;


6.8 liaise with the National Skills Authority on:
6.8.1 the National Skills Development Policy;
6.8.2 the National Skills Development Strategy; and
6.8.3 its sector skills plan;


6.9 liaise with the employment services of the Department and any education body established under any law regulating education or training in the Republic to improve information:
6.9.1 about employment opportunities; and
6.9.2 between education and training providers and the labour market;


6.10 subject to section 14(3A)(b) of the Act, appoint staff necessary for the performance of its functions;


6.11 promote the national standard of good practice in skills development established in terms of section 30B of the Act; and


6.12 perform any other duties imposed by the Act or the Levies Act or consistent with the purposes of the Act;


6.13 In the performance of its functions and duties and in respect of each financial year THETA shall conclude with the Director-General a Service Level Agreement concerning:
6.13.1 THETA'S performance of its functions in terms of the Act and the National Skills Development Strategy;
6.13.2 the THETA'S annual business plan; and
6.13.3 any assistance that the Director-General is to provide to the THETA in order to enable it to perform its functions and duties.