Becoming accredited with CHIETA, MERSETA or the MQA? Here’s how to set up an effective business strategy to achieve accredited purposes.
CHIETA, MERSETA and the MQA
These three SETAs cover the following sectors:
- Chemical Industries
- Manufacturing, Engineering and related services
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:
- High school leavers market.
- 25-54 year old market.
- Business and industry training market.
- 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.
- Top 350 South African Jobs in High Demand
- 167 Scarce Skills in the Mining Sector
- CHIETA Learning Allocations for 2016
- Popular Trades in the Chemical Industries
- SETA Apprenticeship Allocation Priorities for 2016
- MQA (mining) Training Allocations for 2016 “lol”
- Link Your Studies to Job Opportunities : Scarce Skills
3. Select Registered Qualifications or Skills Programs
You must select qualifications, skills programs or unit standards that are registered on the National Qualifications Framework.
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.
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?
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.
Interested in Becoming SERVICES SETA Accredited ?