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


Constitution of the Information Systems (IT), Electronics and Telecommunications Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (ISETT SETA)

Chapter Nine

9. Functions and Duties of the Authority


9.1 The Authority must in terms of Section 10 of the Act:
10.1 Develop a sector skills plan within the framework of the national skills development strategy;
9.1.1 Implement its sector skills plan by -
Establishing Leanerships;
Approving workplace skills plans;
Allocating grants in the prescribed manner to employers, education and training providers and workers, and
Monitoring education and training in the sector;
Promote Leanerships by -
Identifying workplaces for practical work experience;
Supporting the development of learning materials;
Improving the facilitation of learning; and
Assisting in the conclusion of Learnership agreements;
9.2.1 Register Leanership agreements;
9.2.2 Within a week from its establishment, apply to the South African Qualifications Authority for accreditation as a body contemplated in section 5(1)(a)(ii)(bb) and must, within 18 months from the date of that application, be so accredited;
9.2.3 If required to do so by the Skills Development Levies Act, collect and disburse the skills development levies in its sector;
9.2.4 Liaise with the National Skills Authority on:
The national skills development policy;
The national skills development strategy; and
Its sector skills plan.
9.2.5 Report to the Director General -
Its income and expenditure; and
The implementation of its sector skills plan;
9.2.6 Liaise with the employment services of the Department and any education body established under any law regulating education in the Republic to improve information:
About employment opportunities; and
Between education and training providers and the labour market
9.2.7 Appoint staff necessary for the performance of its functions;
9.2.8 Perform any other duties imposed by this Act, or consistent with the purposes of this Act.


9.3 The Authority has:
9.3.1 All such powers as are necessary to enable it to perform its duties referred to in subsection (8.1); and the other powers conferred on the Authority by this Act.


9.4 The Authority must perform its functions in accordance with this Act and its Constitution.