The Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority (ETDP SETA) is a vital link in terms of the various South African SETAs that were set up between 1998 when the Skills Development Act was first promulgated and the SETAs began operating in 2000. For this reason the declared vision of the ETDP SETA has been to promote and facilitate the development and improvement of the skills profile of the education, training and development sector so that it will benefit not only employers, but employees and the full range of workers as well.
Ultimately, this SETA is also a vital link for the economy in South Africa as a whole, because it will result in a better educated and informed workforce with valuable workplace experience and ethics.
While each individual Education and Training Authority (known more readily as a SETA) has a closely defined sector to focus on, the ETDP SETA has to focus on a much wider education and training base. So the challenges of this particular SETA have been immense.
In general, the ETDP SETA has had a mission to promote, facilitate and develop education, training and development as a whole. Their aims have been to:
Ultimately, the ETDP is also responsible for liaising regularly with all the other b, as well as the Departments of Education and Labour, the National Skills Authority (NSA) and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
The ETDP will continue to focus on education, training and development in all its guises from the simplest short course to college courses that continue for several years. Sub-sectors that currently relate to non-Governmental organisations (NGOs), labour unions, community development and political parties will no longer be a part of the ETDP. These organisations will be dealt with as part of a totally new Social Security and Development SET
The ETDP has committed to values that should be shared by all the SETAs in South Africa. These include a need for transparency and fair conduct; honesty and integrity; courteousness and caring; the ability to meet deadlines; the will and capability to promote equity amongst all its stakeholders; an ability to strive for continuous improvement; and the expertise for good, healthy co-operative governance.
The Education, Training and Development Practices SETA is based in Auckland Park, Johannesburg.
Telephone: (011) 628 5000 – Fax: (011) 482 6419
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – Website: http://www.etdpseta.org.za