CATHSSETA invites all stakeholders, including levy-paying employers, non-levy-paying employers, labour organisations, training providers and Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) including Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Community Education and Training (CET) Colleges operating within CATHSSETA sub-sectors to an information-sharing session. The purpose of the workshops is to provide you with:
• Relevant information that will assist you when submitting your Discretionary Grant (DG) applications for the window that opened on 27th November 2023.
• ETQA information pertaining to training provider registration, and updates on occupational qualifications.

The workshops will be divided into 2 sessions, covering the following:

SESSION 1 – Discretionary Grant application process
• CATHSSETA organisation update
• Discretionary Grant application process and guidelines
• The supporting documents related to the funding
• Discretionary Grant application submission demonstration

SESSION 2 – Administration & Management and ETQA presentations
• Administration and Management process on what transpires once an applicant is awarded funding
• Training provider and occupational qualifications information

Dates for the workshops are as follows:

Province City Dates Due date for workshop registration
North West Rustenburg 08 January 2024 05 January 2024
Free State Bloemfontein 08 January 2024 05 January 2024
Limpopo Polokwane 10 January 2024 08 January 2024
Northern Cape Kimberley 10 January 2024 08 January 2024
Northern Cape Upington 12 January 2024 10 January 2024
Mpumalanga Nelspruit 12 January 2024 10 January 2024
Kwa-Zulu Natal Durban 15 January 2024 11 January 2024
Kwa-Zulu Natal Pietermaritzburg 16 January 2024 12 January 2024
Western Cape Cape Town 18 January 2024 17 January 2024
Western Cape George 19 January 2024 17 January 2024
Eastern Cape Gqeberha 22 January 2024 19 January 2024
Eastern Cape East London 23 January 2024 19 January 2024
Gauteng Johannesburg 25 January 2024 22 January 2024
Gauteng Pretoria 26 January 2024 22 January 2024

To secure your space virtually or in person by booking your seat, please complete the attached delegation registration form and email to the following CATHSSETA email address, Please note that due to venue limitations, there is limited space available for physical attendance.


The NAMB (Artisan Certification unit) wishes to inform its stakeholders about the following important dates:

  • Last submission of applications: 5 December 2023
  • Last day of collecting certificates by SETAs: 12 December 2023
  • First Submissions: 15 January 2024

For more information, please click here.


The Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA) hereby invites applications from stakeholders and legal entities who fall within its scope to apply for the 2024/25 CATHSSETA Discretionary Grants Applications.

Please use this link to register as an SDF and to submit your discretionary grant applications on the CATHSSETA Integrated Management System (CIMS).

National Stakeholder Workshop – Industry Funded Programme

Dear Valued Stakeholders

CATHSSETA would like to invite all stakeholders who implement the Industry Funded programmes to an information-sharing session. The purpose of the workshop will be to provide the stakeholders with relevant information that will assist during the planning, implementation and monitoring of the Industry Funded programmes.

Our Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) Unit will also be engaging stakeholders on matters relating to training on single unit standards, loading of assessments by training providers, the changes in terms of the legacy qualifications that have reached their registration end dates, and transition process towards the occupational qualifications.

Virtual meeting: Stakeholder Workshop – Industry Funded Programmes

Date: 06 December 2023

Time: 10h00 – 13h00

Kindly note that the MS Teams meeting link will be sent to those that have RSVPed.

To RSVP, please send an email to

Kind Regards,

CATHSSETA Learning Programmes

Invitation – Industry Funded workshop December

National Tourism Careers Expo 2023 Inspires Youth in Tourism Industry

From September 29th to October 1st, 2023, the Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA) played an active role in the esteemed National Tourism Careers Expo (NTCE) held at the NASREC exhibition center. The 2023 NTCE was a collaborative effort between the Department of Tourism, CATHSSETA, and the Gauteng Department of Economic Development, represented by the Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA).

Under the theme “Tourism Investments for People, Planet, and Prosperity,” the 2023 NTCE aimed to inspire and encourage young individuals to think innovatively and pursue sustainable livelihoods within the tourism industry through entrepreneurship and government-led programs.

The expo featured a diverse range of activities and events that engaged and educated attendees, making it a resounding success. Some of the notable highlights included motivational talks by prominent local figures in the tourism industry. These figures shared their experiences and insights with the audience, providing inspiration to the next generation of tourism professionals.

In addition to these motivational talks, NTCE 2023 hosted seminars aimed at educators specialising in tourism, ensuring that the knowledge and expertise are effectively passed down to future generations. This educational component contributed to the overarching goal of the expo – nurturing talent and providing learners with a clearer understanding of the potential career paths in tourism.

Exhibitions showcasing local tourism products and related services were another key feature of the event. This allowed attendees to explore and connect with various facets of the industry, further expanding their knowledge and potential career prospects.

Live sessions brought the expo to life, with specialised corners catering to different interests. The “Chef’s Corner” featured a cook-off by graduates of the National Youth Chefs Training Program, offering a glimpse into the world of culinary arts. The “Mixology Corner” demonstrated the art of delightful crafting beverages and cocktails, while the “Hospitality Corner” provided insights into diverse careers within the realm of hotel and event management.

The “Conservation Corner” highlighted the critical importance of nature conservation for the sustainability of tourism. Young individuals with a passion for nature and tourism gained valuable insights on how to join this industry and make a positive impact.

For job seekers and potential employers, the “Virtual Classroom & Recruitment Arena” provided a space to interact, exchange ideas, and discuss various aspects related to job hunting, crafting effective resumes (CVs), and preparing for interviews.

Moreover, the Educators’ Seminar served as a pivotal platform for educators to interact with speakers from a variety of institutions, industry bodies, and organisations.

The commitment demonstrated by the host province in bringing in experts from the tourism and hospitality sectors elevated the NTCE 2023 to a new level of excellence. The event not only inspired the youth but also reinforced the importance of a sustainable and innovative approach to the tourism industry, ultimately benefiting both people and the planet.

The NTCE 2023 successfully ignited a passion for tourism careers and provided a platform for young people to explore the industry’s diverse opportunities, promoting the growth and sustainability of the tourism sector in South Africa.

Please click here for NTCE photos


Dear Valued Stakeholder


1. The above subject refers.

2. The Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA) vision of Skills needs met in each sub-sector to drive economic growth by 2030 through the promotion of CATHSSETA offerings which requires the exploration of partnership opportunities to position the SETA as a reputable brand.

3. This serves to provide CATHSSETA stakeholders including legal entities, public institutions, employers or enterprises within CATHSSETA sectors, including an employer or enterprise not required to pay a skills development levy in terms of the Skills Development Levies Act No.9 of 1999 (i.e. levy-paying and non-levy paying employer on the process of submitting strategic proposals where cooperation and partnership are encouraged for the purpose of advancing national goals in line with the CATHSSETA sector priorities.

4. A project/proposal/partnership can be submitted to addressing a strategic need as determined by CATHSSETA Sector Skills Plan (SSP) that promotes diversity, equal opportunities and create an enabling environment for positive change and impact. For example, skills development related proposals to the mandate of CATHSSETA and not related, nor responding to Annual Performance Plan (APP) advertisements.

5. We invite you to submit a comprehensive project proposal to CATHSSETA. Proposals will be evaluated against the Strategic Projects and Partnership Policy and Strategic Projects and Partnership Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).

6. Considering our present priorities and resources, please understand that the CATHSSETA awards Strategic Projects and Partnerships funding at its discretion for the purposes of attaining its strategic objectives (covering Pivotal and Non-Pivotal aspects) as outlined in the Strategic Plan and the development of skills as articulated in its Sector Skills Plan.

Use the links below to access the documents:


CATHSSETA joins Netball World Cup Trophy Tour in the Western Cape!

CATHSSETA joined the exhilarating and vibrant netball trophy tour with the President of Netball South Africa, Ms. Cecilia Molokwane, the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Ms. Anroux Marais, the netball mascot Letsatsi; and local community leaders as they paraded the Netball world cup trophy to the communities of the Western Cape province.

The primary goal of this epic trophy tour was to celebrate the exceptional talent and unwavering dedication of our incredible young players, inspiring them to dream big and believe in their limitless potential. Minister Anroux Marais reiterated this message of self-belief and aspirations each time she graced the podium, igniting a flame of determination among all. Minister Marais couldn’t contain her enthusiasm, expressing, “The Western Cape Government is overflowing with joy and deep honor to receive this prestigious trophy and embark on an exhilarating tour throughout our province, sparking an uncontainable wildfire of excitement for the Netball World Cup!”

The trophy tour ignited electric excitement as it brought together people from every corner of the province, rallying behind our national netball team, The Spar Proteas. The resounding support and unity were truly awe-inspiring, reinforcing the power of sport to unite communities and ignite passion.

The President of Netball South Africa, Ms Cecelia Molokwane who is passionate about the sport has been instrumental in driving the growth and development of netball in South Africa. During the tour, she influenced everyone in attendance with her infectious energy and unwavering commitment.

Cape Town, with its vibrant energy, is buzzing with anticipation as it eagerly prepares to host the Netball World Cup for the very first time on African soil. While all the electrifying matches will take place in Cape Town itself, the organisers are determined to involve the entire province in the build-up and tournament. To achieve this, various municipalities have united to create sensational fan zones and viewing centers. These venues ensure that communities across the province can experience the live matches, completely free of charge, right in the comfort of their own neighborhoods.

But the excitement doesn’t stop there! CATHSSETA has dedicated itself to training an exceptional team of 300 volunteers who will play a vital support role during the World Cup. These remarkable individuals will be responsible for ensuring that the event is run smoothly, by assisting all delegates who will partake in the games.

Ms. Lebogang Mpye, Executive Manager for Learning Programmes, emphasises that training these volunteers for such an auspicious event under CATHSSETA aims to extend their professional development and empower them with invaluable skills that transcend beyond the Netball World Cup.

This initiative presents a unique opportunity for volunteers to gain hands-on experience in the volunteer skills programme. Through comprehensive training programs, immersive workshops, and practical exercises, CATHSSETA is determined to equip these individuals with transferable skills that will undoubtedly benefit them in their future endeavors.

CATHSSETA’s commitment to the development of these volunteers reflects our dedication to the growth and empowerment of individuals within our broader community. This initiative aligns with our new vision, “Skills needs met in each sub-sector to drive economic growth by 2030,” driving us to meet the skills needs within our subsectors and fostering sustainable economic growth.

As we eagerly anticipate the fierce competition and historic moments, we stand united in support of the Spar Proteas. The Netball World Cup on African soil is a milestone that we’re proud to witness, and we’re confident that our home team will make us all proud. Together, let’s rally behind our players, igniting the spirit of victory and bringing the trophy home!

Let the countdown begin!

#CATHSSETA #NetballWorldCup #TrophyTour #UnleashYourPotential #SupportSparProteas #PutYourHandsUp

Invitation for the Nomination of working group

CATHSSETA is currently remediating the below qualifications and we are inviting Stakeholders to be part of the working groups:

  1. Fast Food Services
  2. Food and Beverage Services
  3. Conservation Practitioner
  4. Wildlife Practitioner
  5. Gaming Worker

You can choose a qualification under your sub-sector.

Completed forms and Curriculum Vitae to be sent to:

Closing date: 14 July 2023
Click here to download Nomination form