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Dear FoodBev SETA Stakeholder,  



 1. Centres of Specialization Programme

Centres of specialisation for the TVET College sector is a programme by the Department of Higher Education and Training which aims to inform college differentiation, promote quality teaching and learning, facilitate responsiveness and provide a model for the implementation of Quality Council for Trades and Occupation’s (QCTO’s) trade qualifications at the same time developing artisanal  skills in demand for economic growth.

Food and Beverage Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority (FoodBev SETA) invites Food and Beverages manufacturing companies to apply for the Centres of Specialisation Programme for the 2018/2019 financial year

The grants are aimed at addressing the National Priorities as set out in the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) III, FoodBev Sector Skills Plan (SSP) and Annual Performance Plan (APP).

This call for applications is for employers who are interested in hosting learners for the following trades as indicated in the table below per province.


Trade College Campus Province
Electrician Flavius Mareka Sasolburg Free State
Orbit Brits North West
Millwrights Umfolozi Richard Bay KwaZulu Natal
Gert Sibande Standerton Mpumalanga
Boilermaker Majuba Majuba KwaZulu Natal
Ekhurhuleni East Daveyton Gauteng
Fitter and Turner NorthLink Wingfield Western Cape
Tshwane South Centurion Gauteng



Minimum Requirements


  • The employer should be operating within Food and Beverages Manufacturing Sector
  • Preference will be given to employers that are located in close proximity to the partnering TVET colleges.
  • The workplace must comply with the applicable regulations/requirements to the specific trade.
  • The workplace must have suitable qualified mentors for the trade/s applied for
  • Employers must submit their applications and commit to fulfil the stipulated requirements.


  1. Candidacy Programme


Candidacy Programme is a structured work experience component of an occupational qualification as determined by the relevant professional body and may follow the completion of an academic qualification required for access to the assessment for the issuing of a professional designation. The candidate must be a full time or contract employee, whose company is a member of, or who is an individual member of a professional council/body.


  1. Learnership for People with Disabilities

The Learnership is aimed at empowering learners through education and training. The programme involves training of people with disabilities through qualifications relevant to the food and beverages manufacturing sector.


  1. SME


  • In support of the NSDS III, the FoodBev SETA invites all SMEs who are actively involved in the Food and Beverages Manufacturing Sector:
  • The programme is aimed at enabling FoodBev SETA SMEs (companies employing less than 1-49 employees to access funding for training interventions namely, accredited and registered skills Programmes that would directly impact upon business sustainability and growth) to participate in the FoodBev SETA Discretionary Grant
  • Through the various course categories on offer, SMEs may train their staff from the following identified courses:

a) Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)

b) AET Level 1-3

c) Business Practice


e) Introduction Basic Bread and Confectionery Bakery Level 2


  • The deadline for submission of applications will not be extended, any late or incomplete application will not be considered.
  • All Grant Applications are subject to approval as per the criteria, policies and procedures as determined by the FoodBev SETA Accounting Authority.




All enquiries regarding Discretionary Grants may be directed to the following officials:


Project Contact Person Email Address
Learnership for People with disability ,  Nontando Bunge 
Centre of specialisation, Candidacy and Non Levy paying companies  Nomusa Maphanga 


FoodBev SETA  – your skills partner

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