The National Tourism Careers Expo (NTCE) 2022

The 2022 National Tourism Careers Expo (NTCE) is a collaborative effort between the Department of Tourism, the Culture Arts, Tourism, Hospitality & Sport Education Training Authority (CATHSSETA), and the Gauteng Department of Economic Development that is represented by the Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA).

Aimed at grade 9 – 12 learners, TVET and University Student, and unemployed graduates, the NTCE provides an opportunity for information sharing among tourism curricula experts and stakeholders – with educators and learners on the diverse careers available in the sector.

Since inception in 2008, the NTCE continues to draw thousands of learners and educators from across the country to a three-day showcase of tourism careers and opportunities. The 2022 event will take place at the Johannesburg Expo centre in Nasrec from 30 September to 02 October.

Themed – Rethink Tourism: Career Opportunities Await, the expo will seek to inspire and uplift young people to think outside the box and pursue sustainable livelihoods in tourism through innovation, entrepreneurship and government led programmes.


The 2022 NTCE will include motivational talks by leading local tourism entrepreneurs and personalities, tourism educator seminars, exhibitions by local tourism products and related services. It will also feature the following live engagements:

  • The Chef’s Corner: youth interested in a culinary career will be enthralled by a cook-off by graduates of the National Youth Chefs Training Programme facilitated by the South African Chefs Association (SA Chefs).
  • Mixology Corner: The Mixology Corner will bring the art of creating fun, enjoyable beverages to life. Mixology, the skill of mixing various drinks and ingredients to create cocktails, is a special craft that is growing in popularity worldwide.
  • Hospitality Corner: The Hospitality Corner will offer insight into the diverse range of careers from hotel and event management, to casino directors.
  • Conservation Corner: Nature conservation has a direct impact on the future sustainability of tourism. Youth interested in nature and tourism will gain insight on how to join this industry.
  • Virtual Classroom & Recruitment Arena: Job seekers and potential employers can meet and engage on aspects that relate to Job hunting, the crafting of Curriculum Vitae (CV), and top tips to prepare for interviews.
  • Educators’ Seminar: This segment will bring educators together to interact with speakers from various institutions, industry bodies, and organisations.

Visit ​ to register to attend the 2022 NTCE

CATHSSETA career guidance

Final Gaming Manager Documents for Final Verification

Dear Valued Stakeholders

CATHSSETA would like to request subject matter experts and other affected stakeholders in the Gaming & Lotteries sub-sector to send their comments on the following draft occupational qualifications:

  1. Final Qualification-Higher Occupational Certificate Tables Specialist NQF Level 5
  2. Final EAS-Higher Occupational Certificate-Tables Specialist NQF Level 5
  3. Final Curriculum-Higher Occupational Certificate-Tables Specialist NQF Level 5
  4. Final Qualification-Higher Occupational Certificate Slots Specialist NQF Level 5
  5. Final EAS-Higher Occupational Certificate-Slots Specialist NQF Level 5
  6. Final Curriculum-Higher Occupational Certificate-Slots Specialist NQF Level 5
  7. Final Qualification-Higher Occupational Certificate Gaming Manager NQF Level 5
  8. Final EAS-Higher Occupational Certificate-Gaming Manager NQF Level 5
  9. Final Curriculum-Higher Occupational Certificate-Gaming Manager NQF Level 5

Comments should be captured on the attached comments form and submitted no later than 26 September 2022.

Final Higher Occupation Certificate-Betting Qualification

Dear Valued Stakeholders

CATHSSETA would like to request subject matter experts and other affected stakeholders in the Gaming & Lotteries sub-sector to send their comments on the following draft occupational qualifications:

Comments should be captured on the comments form.

CATHSSETA hosts Heritage Careers Expo: Arts Day

The Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality & Sport Sector Education & Training Authority (CATHSSETA), together with the Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation (DHET), and partnering SETAs hosted the Heritage Careers Expo: Arts Day 2022 at the University of Mpumalanga, Nelspruit, Mbombela Campus on 26 July 2022.

This is a flagship project of the office of the Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science, and Innovation, made possible by a collaborative partnership between CATHSSETA, Services SETA, FoodBev SETA, MICTSETA, TETA, AgriSETA, W&R SETA, InSTEA and FP&M SETA. The inaugural Heritage Careers Expo was first held in April 2019 at Constitution Hill, Gauteng Province which saw over 1500 learners, TVET and University Students attend the event

Themed “Unlocking the wealth in our heritage”, the 3rd Annual Heritage Career Expo aims to expose young people in the post-schooling education and training sector to the heritage industry, particularly those in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges and Universities. It also seeks to empower stakeholders such as artists, chefs, crafters, and poets by creating opportunities for skills development and career awareness among young people.

The expo activities are carried out through the master champion classes, roundtable discussions, and exhibitions, with the target audience being the TVET students and high school learners from Grade 9-11.

Our Master Class champions this year have been around the provinces sharing their wealth of knowledge in their respective fields.

Our masterclass champions consist of:

Zoe Modiga- Music
Gregory Maqoma – Dance
Napo Masheane – Poetry
Noria Mabasa- Visual Arts
Bongiwe Walaza – Fashion
Apiwe Mawela-Nxusani – Food

Some of the key activities that formed part of the Arts Day included exhibitions by the various institutions, career guidance, motivational talks, a Keynote address by the Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science, and a live visual arts masterclass with legendary sculpturist and ceramicist, Noria Mabasa.

One of our exciting activities was the Makhonjwa Mountain World Heritage site Excursion with learners from Bukhosibetfu Inclusive Primary School on 25 July 2022. Bukhosibetfu Inclusive Primary School caters to both abled and children with special education needs. For this cause, CATHSSETA took a journey with learners with hearing disabilities accompanied by a tour guide from Mpumalanga Tourism Parks Agency and a sign language translator to share information as shared by our tour guide. The purpose of the excursion was to view and learn about the Makhonjwa Mountain World Heritage site and learn about heritage studies and the careers associated with preserving heritage sites such as the Makhonjwa mountain.

The Heritage Careers Expo- Arts Day had great media coverage from SABC news and was also live streaming on YouTube page.

Please click here for the SABC news lick and click here for the YouTube live streaming.

Kind Regards

CATHSSETA Communications and Branding




Dear Valued Stakeholder

Please note that CATHSSETA has appointed a new service provider to host and maintain the Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP) which includes CATHSSETA integrated Management System (CIMS) as well as SAGE 200/300.

ERP is a system that CATHSSETA utilises for submission including current Mandatory Grant (WSP and ATR), evaluation and payments of Mandatory & Discretionary Grant platform, through CIMS.

CCG Systems has been appointed as the new service provider to host and maintain the ERP System taking over from DAJO Technologies. A handover process has commenced with the ERP system scheduled for switchover downtime on the 28 March 2022. CATHSSETA’s stakeholders are hereby notified of the change in service providers and requested to endure with the SETA to allow for the system migration

Please note that the handover process will not influence your stored information on CIMS, and the current process of SDF registration, Company management and submission of grant application forms.

Furthermore, please note that this does not change the submission deadline for mandatory grant which is 30 April 2022.

Mandatory Grants Workshops 2022/23

Dear Valued Stakeholder

CATHSSETA invites you to the virtual CIMS training workshops for Mandatory Grant submission period. The purpose of these workshops is to provide you with the relevant information and training that will assist you in submitting your application for 2022/23 Mandatory Grant. The window opened on 14 February 2022 and will close on 30 April 2022.

Dates for the training are as follows:

  Date Province Session
  2022/02/21 Gauteng
North West
09:00 – 12:00
13:00 – 16:00
  2022/02/22 KwaZulu Natal
Free State
09:00 – 12:00
13:00 – 16:00
  2022/02/23 Eastern Cape
Northern Cape
09:00 – 12:00
13:00 – 16:00
  2022/02/24 Western Cape 09:00 – 12:00
  2022/02/23 Limpopo
09:00 – 12:00
13:00 – 16:00

To secure your space, RSVP by completing the Delegation Registration Form and email to by no later than 18 February 2022.

For further queries, please email Ms Nomhle Shabangu on


The Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport, Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA) invites all CATHSSETA levy-paying employers to submit their 2022 Mandatory Grant applications. The Mandatory Grant application forms are now available on the CATHSSETA Integrated Management System (CIMS). Skills Development Facilitator’s (SDFs) may log onto CIMS to register and complete their application forms online.

The deadline for submission of Mandatory Grant applications is 30 April 2022 at 23h59.