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Welcome to the ETDP SETA

The SETA is mandated to promote and facilitate the delivery of education, training and development in order to enhance the skills profile of the Education, Training and Development (ETD) sector and contribute to the creation of employment opportunities especially for those previously disadvantaged.

Out of the 21 SETAs, the ETDP SETA is one of 18 SETAs that have been re-established with no changes for the period 2011 – 2016 (Certificate no. 07/ETDP/01/04/11) by the Minister of Higher Education and Training (DHET), Dr Blade Nzimande.

In terms of the new constitution as gazetted in the government gazette notice no. 34202 of 08 April 2011, the following members have been appointed as members of the ETDP SETA Accounting Authority with effect from 01 April 2011.

Schedule 4 of the ETDP SETA constitution show member representation on the Accounting Authority. Click here to access it

Strategic Objectives

strategic objectivesThe strategic objectives of the ETDP SETA are to:

  • the identification of skills shortages and training needs in the sector
  • the development of qualifications and learning pathways for education, training and development practitioners
  • an increase in the levels of investment in education, training and development in the sector and to improve the return on that investment
  • the development of the skills of workers in the sector at all levels, through
  • a better quality of life for workers, employment prospects for those previously disadvantaged and labor mobility
  • productivity in the workplace and healthy competition among employers
  • self employment and
  • redressing imbalances caused by a separate and unequal education and training system


Please call the ETDP SETA's Tip-offs Anonymous and confidential whistle-blowing hotline to report dishonesty, fraud, and other inappropriate behaviour.

0800 204 937 or