The Minister of Labour in accordance with the Skills Development Act, Act No 97 of 1998 formally established the Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA) on 20th March 2000.
It was formed on the backbone of five former Industry Training Boards namely, Aerospace, Maritime, Road Freight, Road Passenger and Transnet Training Boards. These ITB’s were dissolved at the same time as the establishment of the Sector Education and Training Authorities.
Demarcation of Transport Sector
The Transport Sector has been demarcated into eight sub-sectors / industries and encompasses the Aerospace, Forwarding & Clearing, Freight Handling, Maritime, Rail, Road Freight, Road Passenger and Taxi Sub Sectors / Industries.
At present there are 8000 + companies registered with TETA.
Functions of TETA
- The development of a Sector Skills Plan (SSP) for the Transport Sector
- The implementation of the Sector Skills Plan through Learnership Implementation; Approval of Workplace Skills Plans; Allocation of Levy Grants; and the Monitoring of ETD activities in the Transport Sector
- Quality Assurance of ETD interventions
- The disbursement of Levy Grants
TETA is governed by the following Acts of Parliament.
- Skills Development Act No 97 of 1998
- Skills Development Levy Act No 9 of 1999
- The South African Qualifications Act No 58 of 1995
- The Public Finance Management Act No 1 of 1999