FoodBev SETA’s function is to promote, facilitate and incentivise skills development in the food and beverages manufacturing sector.
FoodBev SETA is one of 23 sector education and training authorities (SETAs) across the economy mandated to put the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) into practice.
The purpose of the SETAs is described in the Skills Development Act (SDA) which aims to:
– develop the skills of the South African workforce;
– improve the quality of life of workers and their prospects of work;
– improve productivity in the workplace and the competitiveness of employers; and
– promote self-employment.
As stipulated by the Skills Development Levy Act (SDLA) every employer with an annual payroll of R500,000 and more must each month pay 1% of the total payroll as a skills development levy towards the National Skills Fund
Top quality skills development
FoodBev SETA has an Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) department dedicated to ensuring the quality of training material, training providers and assessment and moderation of training programmes.
The ETQA adheres to the guideline of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), whose role is to:
• advance the objectives of the National Qualification Framework (NQF);
• oversee the further development of the NQF; and
• co-ordinate the sub-frameworks.