It has been identified that workers in the education sector are high economic contributors at high risk of COVID-19 infections and therefore qualify for priority vaccination in Phase 2 rollout. Owing to this, we have received an urgent request for all CATHSSETA staff and Accredited Skills Development Practitioner to submit information as requested in the attached Excel Sheet.

The purpose of this exercise is to:

  1. Secure the number of required vaccines for your institutional staff per accredited location;
  2. Map each accredited location with the closest Department of Health (DoH) vaccination centre;
  3. And assist further with the allocation of required vaccines to the vaccination centre.

Please note the following:

  1. Anyone with a scheduled appointment for vaccination must continue and not wait for this process.
  2. The rollout of this strategy is dependent on the timeous submission of the information requested.

The vaccination priority rollout plan is a collaborative effort between the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), the Department of Health, Higher Health (HH), SETAs, QCTO, NSF and Indlela.

More information about this project, please click here.

Please submit your information to before 16 July 2021.


CATHSSETA invites applications for Strategic Projects Funding for stakeholders and legal entities who fall within its scope.

To apply, please click here.

The closing date for submission of applications is 9 August 2021.


Dear Valued Stakeholder

Due to the rise of the COVID-19 infection cases and the new Delta variant that is spreading rapidly, CATHSSETA has put in the following measures to assist with minimising the spread of the virus:

  • CATHSSETA will no longer be accepting hard copies for Industry funded learner agreement. This exercise is to minimise physical contact between CATHSSETA and its stakeholders.
  • The learner agreements will be loaded on the CIMS system.
  • Validation and approval of the learner agreements will be done on the system by the Learning Programmes Unit.
  • Once the learner agreements have been uploaded on the CIMS system the Learning Programmes Unit will validate and approve on the system.

We urge our stakeholders to forward copies of their non-CATHSSETA qualifications electronically via We Transfer or Drop box to Ms Priscilla Mahlangu on

Please note that no stamping will be done at this stage because the approved Declaration of Intent (DOI) will be sufficient as proof of registration.

Kind Regards,

CATHSSETA Communications and Branding


Dear Valued Stakeholder

CATHSSETA invites you to participate in the Track and Track research study conducted by the appointed service provider, Urban-Econ Development Economists (Urban-Econ). The study entails the tracking and tracing of beneficiaries of CATHSSETA learning programmes (learnerships, internships and apprenticeships, bursaries, TVET WIL and University Placement).

The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of CATHSSETA funded programmes on the beneficiaries and the greater industry through determining the employment status of the beneficiaries and to assess the value of these programmes for employers.

Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, as CATHSSETA and our research partners, we are compelled to review our processes and methodologies to comply with the regulations put in place by government to curb the spread of the virus. Therefore, the research survey (interview and/or survey) will be administered either electronically through an online survey or telephonically.

Your participation in the study will be much appreciated.

Kind Regards,



Levy Paying Organisations and Skills Development Facilitators wishing to request for an extension of submission of Mandatory Grant applications can do so before Thursday, 15 April 2021. Please refer to the following documents:

For more information, please email

2021/22 Discretionary Grant Window Now Open

CATHSSETA hereby invites applications for Discretionary Grant funding from stakeholders and legal entities that fall within the CATHSSETA scope. The submission of applications is done online on the CATHSSETA Information Management System (CIMS),

Applications should reach CATHSSETA no later than 23 April 2021 at 16h00. Only submitted applications will be evaluated.

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


CATHSSETA) invites all CATHSSETA levy-paying organisations to submit their 2021 Mandatory Grant applications. The Mandatory Grant application forms are now available on the CATHSSETA Integrated Management System (CIMS). Skills Development Facilitators (SDFs) may log onto to register and complete their application forms online.

The deadline for submission of Mandatory Grant applications is 30 April 2021 at 23h59.

Learning Programme Workshops

CATHSSETA invites you to the Learning Programme Workshops from 25 March to 06 April 2021. The workshops will cover the following areas:
• Discretionary Grant Application Process
• Mandatory Grant Application Process
• CIMS Training

The dates for the workshops are as follows:

  Date Province
  25 March 2021 Gauteng
  26 March 2021 KwaZulu-Natal
  29 March 2021 Western Cape
  30 March 2021 Limpopo and Mpumalanga
  31 March 2021 Free State and Northern Cape
  01 April 2021 Eastern Cape
  06 April 2021 North West

To secure your space, kindly RSVP to Ms Mpho Matamela on and indicate the region you want to RSVP for on or before 24 March 2021 and a Microsoft Teams link will be sent to you.

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