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

Please refer to the following documents for more information

The submission of applications is done online on CIMS

COVID-19 Memorandum 3

Dear Stakeholder,

Please find attached the QCTO Covid-19 Memorandum 3 regarding the Criteria and Guidelines for the Gradual Opening of Activities within the OQSF as per Regulations of the Disaster Management Act.

QCTO Covid-19 Memorandum 3

Communication about Mandatory Grant Application for Extension

Dear Stakeholders

Please find important notice about submission Mandatory Grants applications, please click the link below to read more

    Mandatory Grant Extension request to 31 May 2020

Communication about Mandatory Grants Reports

Dear Stakeholders

Please find important information about Mandatory Grants report, please click the link below to read more

    Communication about Mandatory Grants Reports


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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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

2020 – 2025

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. The copy of the advert
  2. The Nomination Form
  3. The MIE Consent Form
  4. The Declaration of Interest Form

Please send your nominations by no later than Friday, 11 September 2019 at 16:30. 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.  Nominations received after the closing date will not be considered.

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


CATHSSETA has made an application to realign existing legacy qualifications registered on the NQF to new occupational qualifications through the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO). The overall project goal is to ensure that these qualifications do not expire without having new occupational qualifications. On the 4th and 5th of July 2019, CATHSSETA held a scoping and profiling meeting during which the Qualification Development Facilitator covered a number of areas (i.e. OFO codes & curriculum parameters) before the actual occupational profile was developed.
We now require your input into the Occupational Profiles.
The QCTO definition of an Occupational Profile:
The occupational profile includes a statement of the purpose and tasks to be performed by an individual. Each occupational task is defined as a combination of the product or service to be delivered, the occupational responsibility towards that product or service and the occupational context within which that product or service is provided. An occupational task is therefore not a mechanical or rote completion of actions and is frequently internationally benchmarked.


Kindly populate your comments on the Comments Form . Please do not forget to indicate the name of the Occupation on the form. We also require your contact details so that we can be in a position to contact you should we need further clarity.
The closing date for submission of comments is Friday, 23 August 2019.
For more information, please email Judith Masekela.

Request For Expression Of Interest

The Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA) is a statutory body established in terms of the Skills Development Act (1998), as amended, to advance skills levels in accordance with the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) III. The CATHSSETA has initiated a partnership programme with the Chinese Culture Centre, a leading Chinese institution in South Africa together with the National Department of Tourism to provide TVET students with work experience through a 12 months Work Integrated Learning programme.

The main objective is to to establish a skills pipeline that will feed the hospitality industry with highly competent skills acquired from the Chinese industries.

CATHSSETA hereby invites TVET Colleges who are implementing Nated courses in Hospitality to express their interest in the 12 months Work Integrated Learning Programme

Target Beneficiaries:

  • N6 graduates in Hospitality

Interested TVET Colleges should complete the attached form and email it to or submit at CATHSSETA head office.

For Hand Deliveries:  CATHSSETA Head Office

1 Newtown Avenue

Killarney, Johannesburg



Enquiries must be directed to Ms Veronica Jiyane or CATHSSETA Regional offices.

Last date of submission:  Thursday, 25 October 2018, 4 pm


Please click here for Expression of Interest Form