CATHSSETA DISCRETIONARY GRANTS 2018/19 APPLICATIONS are now open Opening date: 27 November 2017. Closing date: 26 January 2018 at 23H59

CATHSSETA hereby invites applications for Discretionary Grant funding from stakeholders and entities that fall within the CATHSSETA scope. Applications should reach CATHSSETA no later than 26 January 2018. The online portal will be closed at 23h59. No applications will be accepted after the deadline.

Please refer to the following documents before submitting your applications online.

  1. Acknowledgement of DG policy
  2. Asset – Register
  3. CATHSSETA DG Training Manual
  4. Declaration of Authorised Person
  5. Declaration of Interests
  6. DG Advert 2017/2018
  7. Discretionary Grant Application Guidelines
  8. Host employer confirmation
  9. Final 2018-19 DG Policy Governance board  (No sign page)

For more information on how to submit your application, please email Ms Tebogo Mohulatsi at or call 087 287 9004.

Registration of Private Education Providers offering Qualifications and Part-Qualifications on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework

The Department of Higher Education and Training has extended the deadline for Skills Development Providers (SDPs) to submit applications to register as private colleges.

Please refer to the circular for more details.

Join CATHSSETA at the National Tourism Careers Expo in Bloemfontein from 28 – 30 September 2017.

CATHSSETA is proud to present this year’s edition of the National Tourism Careers Expo (NTCE), which will be held from 28 – 30 September 2017 at the Performing Arts Centre of the Free State (PACOFS) in Bloemfontein. Hosted in partnership with the National Department of Tourism (NDT) and the Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (DESTEA). NTCE is targeted at learners, unemployed graduates and educators. NTCE showcases career opportunities in travel and tourism and related sectors.

Come and join us at the city of roses and get more information about our offerings.

To find out more about the event, please click on the link

Updating of training provider contact details on the SETA Management system

Dear Training Provider

Please click below for a notice regarding the updating of contact details on the Seta Management System.  This will ensure that the ETQA office has the updated contact details of all providers and that the correct details are migrated to the new system

Click here for Letter to providers re. contact details
Click here to download Contact Details Update Form


System Migration from current SMS to the new Indicium system – ETQA Module

Please be aware that the CATHSSETA is in the ETQA & learnerships module in the process of migrating from the current Seta Management System (SMS) to the new Indicium system.

To read more about this, please click here to refer to the memo

Call for nominations to serve on the CATHSSETA BOARD (from April 2018 – March 2020)

Persons to be appointed by the Minister of Higher Education and Training as members of the Accounting Authority of the Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sports Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA)

The CATHSSETA is a Schedule 3 public entity established in terms of Section 9(1) of the Skills Development Act (SDA), No 97 of 1998. The Mandate of the CATHSSETA is to facilitate skills development in the following subsectors: Culture, Arts and Heritage; Tourism and Travel Services; Hospitality; Gaming and Lotteries; Conservation; and Sport, Recreation and Fitness. To address this, the SDA enjoins CATHSSETA to develop the Sector Skills Plan and implement various learning programmes in support thereof.

The Minister of Higher Education and Training invites nominations from relevant CATHSSETA sectors of qualified persons representing organized labour, organized employers, civil society and other role players to serve as members of the CATHSSETA Board. The Minister will consider candidates with proven experience in fostering good governance, understanding of the legislative and policy framework applicable to the CATHSSETA as well as government policies and plans applicable to the subsectors referred to above.

Nominated representatives from CATHSSETA sectors should have competencies in one or more of the following disciplines:

  • Application of corporate governance and ethics
  • Skills development legislation and the NSDS III
  • The Public Finance Management Act
  • Financial management
  • Education, training, skills development and human resources development, and
  • Quality assurance of learning provision

Nominations must contain a full motivation, the full name and address of the candidates, a signed nomination form and acceptance of the nomination by the nominee, an ID Copy and Curriculum Vitae of the nominee.

Candidates will be subjected to security clearance and disclosure of business interests. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only.

Nominations (physical documents) must be submitted at CATHSSETA Head Office Reception by no later than Monday, 17 July 2017 at 16:30, addressed to: CATHSSETA Board Nominations 2017, CATHSSETA, 01 Newtown Avenue, Killarney, Johannesburg, 2193. Please download the nomination form. Nominations received after the closing date will not be considered.

All enquiries must be addressed in writing to: before the closing date 17 July 2017.

CATHSSETA extends condolences to Dr Blade Nzimande – Minister of Higher Education and Training for his mother’s passing

CATHSSETA Board, management and all staff extend their sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr Blade Nzimande on the passing of his mother, Mrs Nozipho Nzimande. Mrs Nzimande affectionately known as ‘uGogo’ died on Sunday, 11 June 2017, at 90 years of age.

CATHSSETA pays tribute to Mrs Nzimande for the role she played towards our democracy. In the 1980s and 1990s, Mrs Nzimande used her home as a refuge to the to the liberation struggle activists. She is also a mother to our respectable and brilliant leader in Higher Education and Training.

We convey our sympathy to the Minister and his family at large.

May she rest in eternal peace!

From all of us at CATHSSETA.

Discretionary Grant: Window 2 applications are now open

CATHSSETA hereby invites applications for Discretionary Grant funding from stakeholders and entities that fall within the CATHSSETA scope. Applications should reach CATHSSETA no later than 19 June 2017. The online portal will be closed at 23h59. No applications will be accepted after the deadline.

Please refer to the following documents before submitting your applications online.

  1. Discretionary Grant Advert
  2. Discretionary Grant Guidelines
  3. Discretionary Grant Training Application Manual
  4. Discretionary Grant Policy
  5. Discretionary Grant FAQs
  6. Discretionary Grants Templates

For more information on how to submit your application, please email your regional manager or the head office on the following contact details.

  Contact Person Contact Number E-mail Address
National Ms Tebogo Mohulatsi 087 287 9004
Regional Managers      
Gauteng and North West Ms. Sharon Mukhola 072 899 2944
Kwa-Zulu Natal


Ms. Zandile Ntshangase 079 694 1313
Mpumalanga and Limpopo Ms. Phamela Khosa 072 782 8179
Western Cape Ms. Martha Corlett 073 448 8687
Free State and Northern Cape Ms. Makhotso Seekoei 084 552 9096
Eastern Cape Ms. Nelly Pambo 082 620 1752



CATHSSETA applied to be a Development Quality Partner for the realignment of the National Certificate: Fast Food Services 14115 to an occupational qualification. The process of re-alignment involves different phases namely:

  • to evaluate, clarify and process the application and the OFO Code identified; to obtain agreement on stakeholder involvement and curriculum scope;
  • to determine other legacy qualification impacted; to determine the AQP; project planning and development time frames;
  • to re-align and develop activities;
  • to verify processes and activities;
  • editing and quality checking; and
  • finalisation and sign off.

CATHSSETA invites the hospitality industry to provide us with comments/feedback on the qualification documents by no later than Friday, 21 April 2017. All comments should be addressed to Ms Dimpho Phungwayo and sent to:

Click on the links below to access the documents.


Should you require any other information, please do not hesitate to contact our offices.