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


Constitution of the Agriculture Sector Education and Training Authority (AgriSETA)

Chapter Two : Objectives of AgriSETA

11. Functions of AgriSETA


AgriSETA must in accordance with any requirements that may be prescribed:


11.1 develop a sector skills plan within the framework of the national skills development strategy;


11.2 implement its sector skills by -
11.2.1 establishing learnerships;
11.2.2 approving work-place skills plans;
11.2.3 allocating grants in the prescribed manner and in accordance with any prescribed standards and criteria to employers, education and training providers and workers,
11.2.4 monitoring education and training provision in .the sector;


11.3 promote learnerships by -
11.3.1 identifying workplaces in the sector for practical work experience;
11.3.2 supporting the development of teaming materials;
11.3.3 improving the facilitation of learning; and
11.3.4 assisting in the conclusion of learnership agreements;


11.4 register learnership agreements;


11.5 perform the functions of an education and training quality assurance body as provided in the South Aftican Qualifications Authority Act and relevant regulations;


11.6 when required to do so collect the skills development levies disburse the levies allocated to it in terms of sections 8(3)(b) and 9(b) of the Skills Development Levies Act;


11.7 liase with the National Skills Authority on-
11.7.1 the national skills development policy;
11.7.2 the national skills development strategy; and
11.7.3 AgriSETAs sector skills plan;


11.8 submit to the Director-General:
11.8.1 any budgets, reports and financial statements on AgriSETA's income and expenditure that it is required to prepare in terms of the Public Finance Management Act; and
11.8.2 plans and reports on the implementation of AgriSETA's sector skills plan and service level agreement;


11.9 liase with the employment services of the Department and any education body established under any law regulating education in the Republic to improve information-
11.9.1 about employment opportunities; and
11.9.2 between education and training providers and the labour market;


11.10 subject to section 14 of the Act, appoint staff necessary for the performance of its functions;


11.11 promote the national standard established in terms of section 30B of the Act;


11.12 conclude a service level agreements for each financial year, with the Director-General concerning:
11.12.1 AgriSETA's performance of its functions in terms of the Act and the national skills development strategy;
11.12.2 AgriSETA's annual strategic plan; and
11.12.3 any assistance that the Director-General is to provide to AgriSETA in order to enable it to perform its functions;


11.13 perform any other duties imposed by the Act or the Skills Development Levies Act or consistent with the purposes of the Act and this constitution;


11.14 perform its functions in accordance with the Act, the Skills Development Levies Act and this constitution.