The Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) is one of the 21 SETAs mandated to facilitate skills development and training in different economic sectors of South Africa. TETA’s areas of operation cut across rail, aerospace, maritime, road freight, road passenger, taxi, freight handling, and forwarding and clearing subsectors. The authority is committed to ensuring that through the implementation of the National Skills Development Plan (NSDP) a pool of highly skilled, competitive, and competent individuals is developed and functions effectively within the transport sector.
History and Background
TETA was established in terms of the Skills Development Act (No. 97 of 1998) (SDA). It is a public entity that reports to the Minister of Higher Education and Training and operates under the oversight of National Treasury in terms of performance management and financial administration. TETA is a Sector Education Training Authority (SETA) responsible for skills development in the transport sector.
The primary functions of TETA are:
- To develop a sector skills plan (SSP)
- To facilitate the development, registration and implementation of learnerships, skills programmes and strategic initiatives;
- To approve workplace skills plans (WSPs);
- To disburse grants to stakeholders; and
- To conduct quality assurance on education and training that falls within the scope of the sector.