Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA)

Contact Details

Postal Private Bag X15, Gardenview, 2047
Physical 17 Bradford Road, Bedfordview, Johannesburg
Tel 011 607 6900


The functional sectors represented by the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA) in South Africa include the health, social development and veterinary sectors. Its mission is to create an integrated approach to the development and provision of appropriately skilled health and social development workers, to render quality services comparable to world-class standards.

HWSETA has a broad mandate, but its key objectives are: to develop and implement the Sector Skills Plan; skills development planning, programmes and initiatives; monitoring of education and training; identification of workplaces for practical work experience; to support and facilitate the development of the National Skills Development Strategy; disbursement of levies collected; to forge links with all stakeholders and relevant bodies; to account for the effective and efficient use of public monies in line with the provisions of the Public Finance Management Act; and the promotion of the employment of disabled persons.

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