Benefits of SETA Accreditation

The privilege of being accredited as a training provider with a Sector Education Training Authority (SETA), or Quality Council (Umalusi and QCTO) or ICB.

Training providers play such an important role in guiding their clients with the necessary knowledge on how to get the most out of the various training grants, levies, learnerships etc.

Training Provider

  • Training providers are entitled to use the SETA logo which displays their accreditation number on their marketing material, website, company letter heads, stationery and training material.
  • Accredited training providers will be able to award credits linked to SAQA (the South Africa Qualifications Authority) which are internationally recognised.
  • Credibility and professionalism, as clients are aware of the strict SAQA requirements for accreditation – raise your profile in your community.
  • The right to apply to run various SETA learnerships.
  • Make a difference in our country by training unemployed learners (current unemployment statistic 25%).
  • Generate more business as companies need to use accredited training providers.


  • Any company that makes use of you, as an accredited training provider, will improve their BBBEE Score Card which will help them maintain their BBBEE level. In addition, this will allow them access to the SETA funds set aside for staff training – various grant funding is available.
  • Various tax benefits are available to companies training their staff.
  • Apply to be host employers in order to receive unpaid manpower for their workplace experience, with no financial obligation.
  • Assist our country’s unemployment rate by giving unemployed people an opportunity for workplace experience.
  • Cost-cutting measure as salary bill will be reduced.
  • Claim back against Skills Development Levies.
  • Peace of mind from being shown on how to tap into and maximise the resources that are available to them.


  • Learners will be able to apply for student loans as the banks require some sort of accreditation from institutions.
  • Learners will achieve internationally comparable qualifications which will assist them in finding work overseas.
  • Learners may apply to be enrolled onto a learnership programme whereby they will receive a monthly stipend from SETA.
  • Learners are given free education and placed with host employers for their workplace practical experience.