Public Service Sector Education and Training Authority (PSETA)

Contact Details

Postal PO Box 11303, Hatfield, 0028
Physical Woodpecker Building, Hillcrest Office Park, 177 Dyer Road, Hillcrest, Pretoria, 0083
Tel 012 423 5700


The mission of the Public Service Sector Education and Training Authority (PSETA) is dedicated to nurturing a skilled, capable, and forward-thinking public sector workforce, while also bolstering its institutional capacity to effectively carry out its responsibilities as outlined in the Skills Development Act 97 of 1998, as amended (SDA). PSETA's goal is to seamlessly integrate skills development into broader initiatives aimed at enhancing the state's abilities to realise the objectives set forth in the National Skills Development Plan 2030.

In order to fulfil its mandate, PSETA assumes transversal functions across all national and provincial departments, government-exclusive departmental functions, as well as public entities and legislatures. The organisation achieves this by identifying sector needs in a Sector Skills Plan, overseeing and propelling the delivery of learning programmes, and upholding the quality of training within the public service. These responsibilities encompass a range of sub-functions, such as supporting the development and implementation of workplace skills plans and training skills development facilitators and training committees within the skills planning domain.

Moreover, PSETA plays an integral role in quality assurance by developing qualifications and learning programmes, accrediting training providers like the National School of Government and other state academies, ensuring the validity of assessments, and certifying learners. Additionally, the organisation is responsible for spearheading artisan development, learnerships, skills programmes, internships, and other initiatives outlined in the National Skills Development Plan 2030.

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