Scarce Skills Arts and Culture, Conservation, Gaming, Tourism and Sports

Scarce Skills within Culture and Arts. CATHSSETA identifies scarce skills in Arts and Culture, Conservation, Gaming, Tourism, Hospitality and Sports sectors. If you see a job that you like and it’s a scarce skill, find training for it.

Exciting Demand for Scarce Skills: CATHSSETA Skill Gaps


Arts & Culture, Conservation, Gaming, Hospitality, Tourism and Sports

SETAs usually provide funds to businesses and training organisations to develop the skills that are demanded by the industry.

CATHSSETA Career Opportunities: Critical Skills Are Skill Gaps

If you’re interested in a career in any of the Arts & Culture, Tourism, Hospitality and Sports industries, look for critical skills.

CATHSSETA Scarce Skills are Training Opportunities for Business and Learners

This is a list of scarce skills in the CATHS SETA industries. These are skills that are in high demand on the job market. If you’re an unemployed and unqualified youth, you may want to pursue the jobs that are in high demand.


CATHSSETA Training Providers Can Fill The Skills Gap

Companies often offer bursaries and free training opportunities. Free training can take the form of learnerships, apprenticeships and short skills development programmes.

For the unemployed, it means they can strengthen their job opportunities by becoming qualified in the skill areas listed below.

CATHSSETA Qualifications For Scarce Skills Training: Build Your Skills Development Business

If you’re a training provider, these are the fields most likely to receive SETA funding. These jobs can be used to indicate the degree of ease or difficulty in finding work placement opportunities. When a job skill is scarce, it should be easier to find work experience opportunities. Those organisations requiring CATHSSETA scarce skills may be more willing to engage in training development interventions.

Top 10 CATHSSETA Scarce Skills Arts & Culture, Tourism, Hospitality, Sports (2015)

Check out the 2023 list.

OccupationSpecialisation / Alternative TitleNQF Level
Hotel or Motel ManagerBackpackers Manager; Boarding House Manager; Duty Manager (Hotel); Hostel Manager; Hotelier; Innkeeper; Lodge Manager; Resort Manager6
Café (Licensed) or Restaurant ManagerBistro Manager; Cafeteria Manager; Canteen Manager; Caterer; Catering Manager; Food and Beverage Manager; Food Services Manager; Internet Cafe Manager6
Sports Centre / Facility ManagerAquatic Centre Manager; Golf Course Manager; Gymnasium Manager; Indoor Sports Centre Manager (Squash, Tennis, Ten Pin Bowling etc); Leisure Centre Manager; Riding School Manager; Sport Stadium Manager5
Small Business Manager

Entrepreneurial Business Manager; Owner Manager4-5
Park RangerBeach and Estuary Warden; Fish Warden; Game / Park Warden; Wildlife Conservationist; Wildlife Officer / Warden2-5
Conservation ScientistAnimal Ecologist; Conservancy Advisory Scientist; Conservation Officer; Ecological Researcher; Ecologist; Fish and Games Officer; Fisheries Advisor; Forestry Conservationist; Soil Conservationist; Species Protection Officer; Water Conservation Scientist8
Sound TechnicianAudio Operator; Audio Technician; Dubbing Machine Operator; Dubbing Projectionist (Sound Mixing); Recording Mixer; Sound Editor / Mixer / Recordist / Operator / Specialist; Sound Effects Person; Video and Sound Recorder4-5
ChefChef De Partie; Commis Chef; Demi Chef; Executive Chef; Head Chef; Pastry Chef; Saucier; Second Chef; Sous Chef4
Sports OfficialDog or Horse Racing Official; Handicapper (Racing); Racecourse Official; Racecourse Starter; Racecourse Steward; Racecourse Timekeeper; Stipendiary Steward; Timekeeper4
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