Tue, Jun 28, 2022

Becoming accredited with CHIETA, MERSETA or the MQA? Here’s how to set up an effective business strategy to achieve accredited purposes.


These three SETAs cover the following sectors:


  • Chemical Industries


  • Manufacturing, Engineering and related services


  • Mining

Why SETA Accreditation?

If you are an organisation that currently offers training and / or coaching services and you understand the relevance of delivering recognised occupational learning then SETA accreditation is a strategic move.

By conforming to legislated levels of compliance, your learners can receive certificates of competence and organisations procuring accredited training can claim tax rebates and BEE points as reward for their contribution.

Accreditation Strategy Features

1. Preferred Training Target Markets

SETAs have a vested interest in organisations that train in the following markets:

  1. High school leavers market.
  2. 25-54 year old market.
  3. Business and industry training market.
  4. A vocational and lifelong learning market.

2. Scarce Skills

Many industries complain of skills shortages and voice concern over a lack of technical skills and expertise. Emerging and existing training organisations can identify business opportunities by linking their services to meeting scarce skill areas.

Articles below provide current information regarding training trends and priorities for the three SETAs this article explores.

3. Select Registered Qualifications or Skills Programs

You must select qualifications, skills programs or unit standards that are registered on the National Qualifications Framework.

CHIETA Qualifications for Chemical Industry Careers

210 Qualifications for Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services

4. Survey Your Competition

Identify existing training providers in your sector who are offering the same or similar qualifications.  Consider how you must differentiate yourself in order to compete in similar target markets.

5. Funding

It’s never a good idea to set up a business that will require funding efforts to deliver.  However as an accredited provider you do become legible to apply and compete for funding.

There really is NO reason why the SETA should entrust limited funds to new providers in the market. However, those new providers who are savvy enough to establish themselves correctly and target the right markets with required qualifications can access SETA support.

New providers are often high risk as they are inexperienced and still need to build an understanding of due diligence in this formal environment. If you can demonstrate this understanding then you could enter the market competitively.

Need help with your SETA Accreditation?

Select from 10 workshops focusing on various aspects of education & training sector accreditation and business operations.

These workshops can be delivered at your premises, at your convenience.

Building Blocks for SETA Accreditation‘ is an excellent foundation workshop for emerging providers. It builds an understanding of the legislative context  and correctly frames accreditation submission documents. This workshop helps you identify how to embark on a competitive market strategy in the training and development sector.


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