The Best SETA Accreditation for Engineering

CHIETA, MERSETA and the MQA Accreditation

SETA Accreditation for Science, Engineering and Technical Fields. Becoming accredited with CHIETA, MERSETA or the MQA? Here’s how to set up an effective business strategy to achieve accredited purposes.

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These three SETAs cover the following sectors:


  • Chemical Industries


  • Manufacturing, Engineering and related services


  • Mining
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Why SETA Accreditation?

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

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

What a SETA Accreditation Strategy Features

1. Preferred Training Target Markets

SETAs have a vested interest in organizations 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 organizations can identify business opportunities by linking their services to meeting scarce skill areas.

The 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.

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 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 eligible 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 the required qualifications can access SETA support.

New providers are often a 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 early then you could enter the market competitively.

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Need help with your SETA Accreditation?

Contact Leonie Hall for help!

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.

Check out our other website, 7Sundays, for more accreditation advice and services.

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