In light of the COVID-19 lockdown, CATHSSETA has extended the submission deadline for Mandatory Grant submission to 31 May 2020.
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For more information on how to submit your application, please email, and/or

Technical system support is integrated within the system, alternatively, contact 0101300600

Public Comments on Occupational Certificate: Park Ranger Curriculum Documents

Dear Valuable Stakeholder

CATHSSETA has developed the Park Ranger qualification together with the assistance of industry experts. The qualification was pitched at NQF Level 5 with 527 credits.  The credits are made up of the following:

  • Knowledge Modules – 127 credits
  • Practical Modules – 250 credits
  • Workplaces – 150 credits

In order to keep the industry abreast with this initiative and to seek participation in the project processes, we are informing our stakeholders about the public comment on Curriculum Document and also to ensure that the qualification will reflect Industry needs and demands.

We therefore request that your comments be noted on the attached template and as per sections highlighted.

The closing dates for comments must be on or before the 18th March 2020.

Please click here to download the Final Draft Ranger Curriculum and Public Comment Document-Park Ranger.




CATHSSETA hereby invites applications for Discretionary Grant funding from stakeholders and legal entities that fall within the CATHSSETA scope. Applications should reach CATHSSETA no later than 13 March 2020 at 16h00.
Applications should be submitted manually at the CATHSSETA Regional Offices.

For more information on how to submit your application, please email and/or

Request for Expression of Interest

CATHSSETA invites Public Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) that offer Labour Programmes (Law and Human Rights) that will empower trade union representatives from six unions within the CATHSSETA sub-sectors with the essential tools, skills and knowledge to meet a constantly evolving legal and economic system, while facing the effects of the Fourth Industrial Revolution heads-on to apply for funding.


Target Beneficiaries: Maximum Thirty Five (35) candidates from six Trade Unions within the CATHSSETA sub-sectors.


In the Expression of Interest, HEIs should outline their proposed programmes at a Certificate, Diploma, Honors and Masters Levels with the type of support in that the beneficiaries are employed.

Interested Public HEIs should complete and send the Expression of Interest form via email to:


For Hand Deliveries CATHSSETA Head Office

1 Newtown Avenue

Killarney, Johannesburg



Enquiries must be directed to Ms Veronica Jiyane.

Last date of submission:  Friday, 13 March 2020, 16H00

Please note that no late submissions will be accepted, after the due date and time.


CATHSSETA hereby invites applications for Discretionary Grant funding from stakeholders and legal entities that fall within the CATHSSETA scope. Applications should reach CATHSSETA no later than 28 February 2020 at 16h00.
The submission of applications will be submitted manually at the CATHSSETA regional offices.

For more information on how to submit your application, please email and/or


Persons to be appointed by the Minister of Higher Education Science and Technology to serve on the Accounting Authority of the Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sports Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA) for the period 1 April 2020 up to 31 March 2025.

Please refer to the following documents:

  1. CATHSSETA Board Nomination 2020-25 advert;
  2. The Nomination Form
  3. The MIE Consent Form
  4. The Declaration of Interest Form

In line with the Board gender balance representation requirements, nominations for women candidates are strongly encouraged.

People that have previously responded to this advert in 2019 need not apply again.

Please send your nominations by no later than Friday, 31 January 2020 at 16:30.  Nominations received after the closing date will not be considered.

Nominations to serve as an additional member of CATHSSETA Board should be forwarded to PO Box 1329, Rivonia, 2128, South Africa. The nominations can also be hand-delivered at the CATHSSETA reception situated at 01 Newtown Avenue, Killarney, Johannesburg, 2193, for the attention of Mr Jeremiah Sikhosana, CATHSSETA Board Nominations, Office of the CEO or alternatively send nominations via email on

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only.

All enquiries must be addressed in writing to Mr Jeremiah Sikhosana at


Dear Valued Stakeholders

CATHSSETA is committed to making payments within the 30 days of receiving invoices as per the signed contracts, however, supporting documents should be valid before we process any payments.

Some of the issues we keep encountering is that some stakeholders submit payment packs with either missing or incorrect information. For an example one would submit an outdated tax certificate or incorrect invoice amount, or submit invoices without deliverables and when these get to us we are forced to send them back to stakeholders in order to ensure that the invoice speaks to the deliverables.

For more information, please speak to your regional managers:

Region Manager Contact details
Eastern Cape Nelisa Pambo
Free State and Northern Cape Makhotso Seekoei
Gauteng & North West Sharon Mukhola
KwaZulu-Natal Zandile Ntshangase
Limpopo & Mpumalanga Phamela Khosa
Western Cape Regional Coordinator: Jeroldine Edwards


Support for British Council I-Work Project

Dear Stakeholders please refer to the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) communique about I-Work Project. DHET seeks the input of Skills Development Facilitators on A21 Digital Guidelines which can be accessed on the following platforms:

I-Work Project

Dear Stakeholder

Please note that the Occupational Certificate: Cook qualification has been registered. The qualification has two (2) part qualifications i.e. Kitchen hand  and Food Handler

The qualification replaces the following unit standard based qualifications;

Qual ID Qualification Title Min Credits
73296 Certificate: Culinary Arts 120
73289 Certificate: Food Preparation and Cooking (Culinary Arts) 120
73295 Certificate: Food Preparation and Cooking 120
14111 National Certificate: Professional Cookery 145
14112 National Diploma: Professional Cookery 267


The qualification can be viewed on the link below

We urge all training providers to check the last date for enrolment and achievement for the abovementioned qualifications.