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168 New SETA Learnership Qualifications To Apply for 2024

Registered SETA learnership qualifications are job training programmes for youth. Currently, Learnerships offer access to 168 registered Occupational Certificates that individuals can obtain.

Are you Looking for a SETA Learnership? 168 Qualifications Now Available!

This post provides an updated list of qualifications that individuals can complete through SETA learnerships, featuring the latest information for 2023.

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SETA Learnership Qualifications and the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)

SETA Learnerships are carefully regulated by being included in the tax system. But not all qualifications registered on SAQA can be attained through a learnership. As a result, this post outlines the Occupational Certificates that you can complete via a learnership to ensure you are prepared for an in-demand job.

The QCTO Learnership Role: SETA Learnership Qualifications

The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) is responsible for the development, accreditation, and quality assurance of occupational qualifications in South Africa. It also structures registered learnerships in various trades and occupations to help individuals acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a career in their chosen field.

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Who Offers SETA Learnership Qualifications?

These SETA learnership qualifications are offered by training providers that are accredited to offer registered qualifications by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO). The QCTO works together with the 21 Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) to accredit training providers.

How many occupational certificates can be obtained via SETA learnerships?

SETA learnerships currently offer access to 168 occupational certificates. These certificates encompass a broad spectrum of industries and job roles, therefore they provide diverse opportunities for learners. Additional learnership qualifications may be introduced throughout the year, as a result, we try to maintain updates as closely as possible.

Which industries are covered by SETA learnership qualifications?

SETA learnerships cross various industries, including but not limited to manufacturing, engineering, agriculture, tourism, healthcare, construction, information technology, retail, and business administration.

How long do SETA learnership qualification programs typically last?

The duration of a SETA learnership can vary. Officially it depends on the specific occupation and the level of qualification. However, unofficially it can depend on the employers’ budget. Learnerships can range from a few months to a couple of years, during which you will receive a combination of classroom training and practical workplace experience.

Current List of Registered SETA Learnership Qualifications

Registered learnerships are structured learning experiences where you have theoretical training combined with practical, on-the-job experience. They typically last between 12 and 24 months and include both workplace-based and off-the-job training. Youth and the unemployed can also register for learnerships with the Department of Labour.

Examples of occupational certificates available through SETA learnerships

Just a few examples of occupational certificates are Electrician, Welder, Fitter and Turner, Nurse, Chef, Plumber, IT Technician, Carpenter, Sales Consultant, Bookkeeper, Project Manager, and many more. There are certificates for technical and non-technical occupations.

Examples of registered SETA learnership qualifications:

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168 SETA Learnership Qualifications

Below are the Occupational qualifications that can be obtained through learnerships by NQF Level. The list begins at NQF level 8 and ends with NQF Level 1.

SETA Learnership Qualifications NQF Level 8

SAQA IDQualification TypeQualification DescriptorNQF LevelMinimum CreditsLearnership Registration No.
118775Occupational CertificateMunicipal Finance Manager872132Q320185317218
93624Occupational CertificateTax Professional840032Q320046234008
104623Occupational CertificateWater Infrastructure Manager830432Q320191233048
NQF Level 8 Learnerships

SETA Learnership Qualifications NQF Level 7

SAQA IDQualification TypeQualification DescriptorNQF LevelMinimum CreditsLearnership Registration No.
117238Occupational CertificateFinancial Markets Practitioner718032Q320053151207
93602Occupational CertificateProfessional Principal Executive Officer715032Q320061121507
NQF L7 Learnerships

The QCTO and the SETAs are in a continuous process of qualification development. Take a look at these new occupational certificates at different NQF levels:

SETA Learnership Qualifications NQF Level 6

SAQA IDQualification TypeQualification DescriptorNQF LevelMinimum CreditsLearnership Registration No.
91671Occupational CertificateCompliance Officer624032Q320180182406
117469Occupational CertificateEmbalmer618032Q320165191806
105026Occupational CertificateFinancial advisor651532Q320066225156
97384Occupational CertificateFossil Power Plant Process Controller621032Q320035192106
97224Occupational CertificateHydro Power Plant Process Controller618932Q320037191896
105021Occupational CertificateInvestment Advisor621332Q320069082135
98920Occupational CertificateMaster Toolmaker (Casting and Die-Casting Mouldmaker Master Toolmaker)624032Q320026192406
98827Occupational CertificateMaster Toolmaker (Metal Forming Die Master Toolmaker)624032Q320025182406
97225Occupational CertificateNuclear Power Plant Process Controller623232Q320039142326
94222Occupational CertificateOrganisational Risk Manager (Risk Practitioner)612532Q320052161256
118768Occupational CertificateQuality Manager627032Q320174371706
91789Occupational CertificateRetail Manager: Retail Store Manager650732Q320062395076
94098Occupational CertificateTax Technician639932Q320040263996
NQF L6 Learnerships

SETA Learnership Qualifications NQF Level 5

SAQA IDQualification TypeQualification DescriptorNQF LevelMinimum CreditsLearnership Registration No.
115466Occupational CertificateApparel Pattern designer Assistant54332Q320111020435
115455Occupational CertificateApparel Pattern Maker and Grader 529132Q320112162915
118792Occupational CertificateArtificial Intelligence Software Developer520932Q320159262095
103222Occupational CertificateBuyer511032Q320077121105
117205Occupational CertificateChemical Manufacturing Technician ( Glass Manufacturing)523432Q320075322345
111359Occupational CertificateChemical Plant Controller518032Q320027131805
96368Occupational CertificateClearing and Forwarding Agent512032Q320119151205
99687Occupational CertificateContact Centre Manager528532Q320152342855
118986Occupational CertificateCybersecurity Analyst517332Q320181231735
117470Occupational CertificateEmbalmer’s Assistant55432Q320164100545
105025Occupational CertificateEmployee and Pension Fund and Befit Adviser511032Q320067071105
103261Occupational CertificateFossil Power Plant Operator554132Q320034175415
115461Occupational CertificateGarment Pattern Development Assistant 510832Q320113041085
105030Occupational CertificateHealth Care Benefits Advisor510232Q320068061025
104458Occupational CertificateHydro Power Plant Operator534032Q320036103405
94701Occupational CertificateInstrumental Mechanician546932Q320183264695
91784Occupational CertificateInsurance Agent:Insurance Underwriter515632Q320055121565
105022Occupational CertificateLong term Insurance Advisor518032Q320070071805
101874Occupational CertificateMaintenance Planner526132Q320031192615
118706Occupational CertificateMarketing Coordinator517532Q320161181755
103259Occupational CertificateNuclear Power Plant Operator531132Q320038183115
102161Occupational CertificateOffice Administrator544532Q320059364455
91994Occupational CertificateOffice Administrator: Public Service Administrator55232Q320058230525
103151Occupational CertificatePlanner55332Q320080070535
101869Occupational CertificateProject Manager524032Q320065282405
118769Occupational CertificateQuality Assurer 510632Q320162181065
118251Occupational CertificateRecruitment Manager518632Q320175261865
103145Occupational CertificateRetail Buyer513132Q320089151315
103150Occupational CertificateRetail Chain Store Manager510632Q320086241065
119242Occupational CertificateRobotic Processing Automation( RPA) Developer518532Q320187221855
99714Occupational CertificateSafety, Health,Quality Practitioner (Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner)525632Q320063202565
118741Occupational CertificateSmall Business Consultant524432Q320169342445
98890Occupational CertificateSocial Auxilary Worker512932Q320043121295
118707Occupational CertificateSoftware Developer522032Q320167302205
110942Occupational CertificateSupply Chain Practitioner518032Q320044181455
101321Occupational CertificateTraining and Development Practitioner519032Q320041211905
99700Occupational CertificateValuer( Municpal Property Assessor)512032Q320064191205
NQF L5 Learnerships

SETA Learnership Qualifications NQF Level 4

SAQA IDQualification TypeQualification DescriptorNQF LevelMinimum CreditsLearnership Registration No.
118103Occupational CertificateAncillary Machine Maintenance Assistant410432Q320178081044
102582Occupational CertificateApparel and related Machine Mechanic457632Q3201739345764
94019Occupational CertificateArmature Winder460732Q320020336074
97990Occupational CertificateAutomotive Motor Mechanic454032Q320003315404
103263Occupational CertificateAuxiliary Fossil Power Plant Operator430832Q30033113084
93626Occupational CertificateBoilermaker439532Q320008173954
93627Occupational CertificateBricklayer436132Q320012263614
94022Occupational CertificateCarpenter436032Q32004223604
102156Occupational CertificateChemical Plant Operator448732Q320028394874
118699Occupational CertificateCloud Administrator414932Q320171191494
102916Occupational CertificateCondensed Liquid Dairy Products Maker418932Q320149101894
102960Occupational CertificateCottage Cheesemaker419032Q320154121904
118708Occupational CertificateData Science Practitioner418532Q320170251855
118788Occupational CertificateDesign Thinking Innovation Lead416032Q320172201604
118705Occupational CertificateDesign Thinking Practitioner410032Q320173161004
98822Occupational CertificateDiesel Fitter454032Q320015285404
97592Occupational CertificateDiesel Mechanic454032Q320007335404
102961Occupational CertificateDried Dairy Products Maker435332Q320150123534
118698Occupational CertificateDry Kiln Operator436632Q320182173664
97542Occupational CertificateEarly Childhood Development Practitioner413132Q320045171314
91761Occupational CertificateElectrician436032Q320006223604
91783Occupational CertificateElectroplater441132Q320021234114
93623Occupational CertificateEngineering Patternmaker436032Q320017233604
102917Occupational CertificateFermented Dairy Products Maker416832Q320151111684
94020Occupational CertificateFitter and Turner454832Q320009225484
103199Occupational CertificateFurniture Upholsterer454932Q320016415494
65949Occupational CertificateFurther Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes418132Q320084181814
99285Occupational CertificateGeological Technician (Marine Mining Geological Technician)432632Q320048113264
99257Occupational CertificateGeological Technician (Surface Mining Geological Technician)456832Q320049145684
99260Occupational CertificateGeological Technician (Underground Mining Geological Technician)454032Q320050145404
94023Occupational CertificateGlazier436032Q320018253604
102497Occupational CertificateHairdresser454032Q320019185404
99668Occupational CertificateInsurance Claims Administrator (Insurance Claims Assessor)413132Q320085191314
119262Occupational CertificateInternet of Things Developer414132Q320184201414
94021Occupational CertificateMechanical Fitter441032Q320013174104
97585Occupational CertificateMillwright469732Q320014336974
99427Occupational CertificateMineral Beneficiation Process Controller (Material Handler)416832Q320093131684
99509Occupational CertificateMineral Beneficiation Process Controller (Materials Preparer: Lump Ore)48532Q320107040854
99512Occupational CertificateMineral Beneficiation Process Controller (Mineral Processor: Calcining)410032Q320094051004
99486Occupational CertificateMineral Beneficiation Process Controller (Mineral Processor: Hydrometallurgy)   411332Q320103051134
99506Occupational CertificateMineral Beneficiation Process Controller (Mineral Processor: Smelting)410032Q320095051004
98929Occupational CertificateMining Technician (Mine Planning Practitioner)424832Q320098112484
97154Occupational CertificateOccupational Trainer412432Q320057141244
96364Occupational CertificatePanel Beater458332Q320060175834
115509Occupational CertificatePattern Grader 48532Q320114050854
115458Occupational CertificatePattern Making Assistant 47732Q320115070774
99255Occupational CertificatePipe fitter458132Q320002395814
91782Occupational CertificatePlumber436032Q320010173604
118714Occupational CertificateReal Estate Agent415032Q320166181504
99573Occupational CertificateRetail Supervisor410032Q320087121004
102856Occupational CertificateRigger455932Q320005425594
103129Occupational CertificateRipened Cheesemaker420132Q320147122014
118105Occupational CertificateSewing Machine Maitenance Repairer Technician48632Q320188050864
94182Occupational CertificateVehicle Painter (Automobile and Marine Painter)436632Q320042283664
94100Occupational CertificateWelder437332Q320011333734
118106Occupational CertificateWood Process Machine Operator426632Q320193172664
NQF L4 Learnerships

SETA Learnership Qualifications NQF Level 3

SAQA IDQualification TypeQualification DescriptorNQF LevelMinimum CreditsLearnership Registration No.
94202Occupational CertificateBus Driver312032Q320118111203
99446Occupational CertificateDispatching and Receiving Clerk33432Q320079090343
101669Occupational CertificateDragline Operator37532Q3320109080753
98908Occupational CertificateDriller (Directional Driller)310832Q320092111083
98823Occupational CertificateDriller (Exploration Driller)37032Q320091090703
96396Occupational CertificateFreight Handler312232Q320120141223
104990Occupational CertificateGlass Melt Operator316032Q320030071603
103156Occupational CertificateLathe Operator310432Q320024111043
104621Occupational CertificateMortician315032Q320163181503
99709Occupational CertificateProduction Operations Supervisor (Forestry)312232Q320186120713
99669Occupational CertificateSales Assistant (General) (Retail Sales Advisor)35432Q320088110543
118102Occupational CertificateSewing Machine Mechanic Operator39632Q320189050963
93793Occupational CertificateTruck Driver313032Q320121121303
102003Occupational CertificateUnderground Coal Continuous Miner311032Q320096091103
99688Occupational CertificateVisual Merchandiser33032Q320083080303
102255Occupational CertificateWater Process Controller318132Q320192171813
NQF L3 Learnerships

SETA Learnership Qualifications NQF Level 2

SAQA IDQualification TypeQualification DescriptorNQF LevelMinimum CreditsLearnership Registration No.
105013Occupational CertificateAnnealing Operator211632Q320071051162
104843Occupational CertificateBath Operator26832Q320072050682
103181Occupational CertificateBeaming and Sizing Machine Operator215032Q320135141502
101325Occupational CertificateBraiding Machine Operator216832Q320146121682
99707Occupational CertificateCheckout Operator23532Q320078090352
117307Occupational CertificateChemical Production Machine Operator213432Q320073181342
101366Occupational CertificateCoal Cutter Operator: Underground Coal26832Q320051090682
110671Occupational CertificateContainer Glass forming Operator21832Q320074051082
99689Occupational CertificateCrane or Hoist Operator (Onsetter)25132Q30047060512
103183Occupational CertificateCreeling and Warping Machine Operator215032Q320136141502
99379Occupational CertificateDriller25632Q320110080562
101712Occupational CertificateDump Truck Operator25432Q320090080542
102147Occupational CertificateFacilities Manager226232Q320153292616
110932Occupational CertificateFishing Hand27932Q320117190792
99692Occupational CertificateGarden Worker26932Q320160140692
104822Occupational CertificateGlass Forming Operator232432Q320029143242
101677Occupational CertificateHydraulic Rock Breaker Operator25432Q320105080542
101671Occupational CertificateLoader Operator25632Q320106080562
103146Occupational CertificateMan-made Fibre Extrusion Machine Operator218032Q320148121802
103143Occupational CertificateMan-made Fibre Texturing Production Machine Operator218032Q320137121802
99704Occupational CertificateMining Operator (Drill Rig Operator: Underground Coal)27032Q320102100702
99702Occupational CertificateMining Operator (Hauling Equipment Operator: Underground Coal)26632Q320101090662
99706Occupational CertificateMining Operator (Loading Equipment Operator: Underground Coal)26432Q320100090642
112283Occupational CertificateMobile Explosives Manufacturing Unit Operator24832Q320032070482
103149Occupational CertificateNon-woven Thermo-Bonding Textile Production Machine Operator216432Q320138121642
118789Occupational CertificateQuality Test Automator217932Q320168251795
103179Occupational CertificateRingframe Spinning and Yarn Packaging Machine Operator215632Q320138121682
99252Occupational CertificateRock Drill Operator23032Q320099060302
103152Occupational CertificateRotor Spinning and Yarn Packaging Machine Operator216232Q320140191622
99708Occupational CertificateService Station Attendant22832Q320081060282
118099Occupational CertificateSewing Machine Mechanic Repairer210032Q320190041002
97238Occupational CertificateSewing Machine Operator 212832Q320116121282
101688Occupational CertificateSkid Steer Loader Operator24832Q320097080482
103180Occupational CertificateSpeciality Yarn Assembly Machine Operator211432Q320141131142
104842Occupational CertificateSpout Operator26832Q320076050682
99703Occupational CertificateStore Person24132Q320082110412
103154Occupational CertificateTextile Blowroom and Carding Machine Operator216032Q320142211602
103182Occupational CertificateTextile Carding and Drawframe Machine Operator215732Q320143211572
103221Occupational CertificateTextile Drawframe and Speedframe Machine Operator215932Q320144211592
103148Occupational CertificateTextile Dry Finishing and Heat Setting Machine Operator217032Q320145121702
103184Occupational CertificateTextile Dry Fringing Machine Operator215032Q320133121502
103147Occupational CertificateTextile Dry Product Surface Preparation Machine217032Q3320132121702
103153Occupational CertificateTextile Sliver Lap, Combing and Drawframe Machine Operator219532Q320131301952
103186Occupational CertificateTextile Wet Process Coating Machine Operator218032Q320130141802
101278Occupational CertificateTextile Wet Process Dyeing Machine Operator216832Q320129121682
103144Occupational CertificateTextile Wet Process Preparation Machine Operator218032Q320128131802
101367Occupational CertificateTextile Wet Process Printing Machine Operator216832Q320127141682
103188Occupational CertificateTextile Wet Product Finishing Machine Operator218032Q320126141802
103142Occupational CertificateTooling Machinist245732Q320023324575
101404Occupational CertificateTufting Machine Operator218032Q320122121802
102005Occupational CertificateUnderground Coal Roof Bolt Operator27432Q320108110742
101371Occupational CertificateWarp Knitting Machine Operator217032Q3320123121702
101384Occupational CertificateWeaving Machine Operator218032Q320124141802
101374Occupational CertificateWeft Knitting Machine Operator217032Q3320125131702
NQF L2 Learnerships

SETA Learnership Qualifications NQF Level 1

SAQA IDQualification TypeQualification DescriptorNQF LevelMinimum CreditsLearnership Registration No.
118712Occupational CertificateAbove Surface Cleaner 14632Q320176090461
118711Occupational CertificateCommercial Ablution Cleaner 14632Q320155090461
118709Occupational CertificateCommercial Cleaner112032Q320156221201
118713Occupational CertificateCommercial Floor Cleaner14932Q320157090491
118710Occupational CertificateCommercial Kitchenette Cleaner14732Q320158090471
NQF L1 Learnerships

Do you want to find a learnership?

Firstly, what is a learnership?

Learnership qualifications provide structured learning experiences that combine theoretical training with practical, on-the-job experience. We’ve written a number of articles to help you understand learnerships in greater detail:

SETA learnership qualification interviews

To find a SETA learnership, take these steps:

  1. Qualification Intenet Research: Use the names of learnership qualifications to find current learnership opportunities.
  2. Contact Relevant Organisations: Drop the qualification name and NQF level into your browser and then see which organisations pop up. Contact them.
  3. Sector SETA Research: Investigate what the SETA in your sector of interest is doing, then pursue their opportunities. Note that each year SETAs commit funds to train the youth and unemployed in areas where the industry needs skills the most. Take a look at what the ETDPSETA has planned as a result of hard-to-fill-vacancies in their sectors: Hard-to-fill Education Vacancies 2023

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Three Tips to Find SETA Learnerships

ONE: Register as a work-seeker with the Department of Labour to apply for SETA learnerships.

TWO: Qualifications lead you to providers. Research the qualification online to see who is promoting it. Contact those providers about learnerships.

THREE: Check the critical skill list to research which sectors will have priority funding available.

Find out more about learnerships by visiting the DHET portal.

Apply for SETA Learnerships

Use these posts to help you apply for learnerships:

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a SETA learnership?

A SETA learnership is a job (vocational) training program facilitated by Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) in South Africa. It combines theoretical knowledge with practical work experience, leading to an occupational certificate.

How can I benefit from a SETA learnership?

A SETA learnership gives you the chance to obtain a qualification for free. In addition, you gain valuable skills, industry experience, and improve your employability. Learnerships provide a stipend or allowance so that you can earn and learn at the same time.

What Are Occupational Certificates?

Occupational certificates serve as formal qualifications registered with SAQA, validating your competence and expertise in a specific occupation. They hold national recognition, affirming that you’ve met the required standards and competencies for a particular job role.

Do I Need Prior Qualifications for SETA Learnerships?

Requirements for SETA learnerships vary by program. While some may demand prerequisites like a specific educational level or prior experience, they typically operate at higher NQF levels. Additionally, programs are available for individuals without formal qualifications, especially those at lower NQF levels.

Are SETA Learnerships Recognized by Employers?

Absolutely, employers in South Africa highly value SETA learnerships. These programs are thoughtfully crafted to meet industry demands, equipping learners with the essential skills and knowledge for successful employment. Consequently, many employers actively seek candidates who have completed SETA learnerships.

How can I find and apply for a SETA learnership?

You can find SETA learnerships through various channels, including SETA websites, job portals, training institutions, and career guidance centers. Once you identify a learnership that interests you, follow the application instructions provided, which may involve submitting a resume, completing an application form, and attending interviews or assessments.

Can I Study More After a SETA Learnership?

Yes, after finishing a SETA learnership, you can continue your education. This means you can aim for higher qualifications like diplomas or even degrees. The things you learn and the experience you gain during the learnership will help you a lot in your future studies.

To sum up, SETA learnerships are a great way to learn useful skills, get noticed in the industry, and improve your chances of getting a good job. So, make sure to make the most of these opportunities for an exciting career ahead!”

Leonie Hall

Leonie Hall, disruptive thinker and dynamic strategist, is an expert in education, development, quality management and innovation. She has spoken at local and international conferences; and currently works as an independent consultant and content developer. Contact Leonie for a consultation.

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. admin

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  2. Senamile

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  3. Veliswa Mncwabe

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  4. Leonie Hall

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  7. Leonie Hall

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  8. Kwanele

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