Skills Development Levy Holiday Circular to SETAs

Dear Valued Stakeholders

Please see statement issued by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation concerning the Skills development levy holiday.

Please refer to the circular for more details.


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.