A Trusted Partner in Skills Development and Training for the Chemical Sector
The Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA) is a statutory body that was established by the Skills Development Act in 1998. CHIETA’s role in the sector, is to facilitate skills development as well as to ensure that skills needs are identified and addressed through various training initiatives in the chemical and manufacturing industries.
Approximately 70 % of the Skills Development Levies (SDL), that are obtained from the chemical industry, are distributed back to member companies through:
- Mandatory Grants
- Strategic Grants
- Discretionary Grants
As a trusted partner in skills development and training for the chemical sector, CHIETA funds the industry for the various occupational programmes as well as certain TVET sector and higher education programmes. In this regard, CHIETA is guided by its well-researched Sector Skills Plan that documents the hard to fill skills and hard to fill positions within the sector.
CHIETA also works in close collaboration with the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) to design and develop occupational qualifications and trades, quality assurance, accreditation, monitoring as well as certification of competent learners.
Our financial performance has indeed been outstanding, we have achieved unqualified/clean audited opinions from the Auditor General of South Africa, for 5 consecutive years.
Giving Industry the Training It Needs
CHIETA is committed to undertaking a demand-driven, industry-led approach to scarce skills related and occupationally directed training. Through continuous research and skills needs analysis, our SETA supports training and creates employment opportunities based on current and future skills needs. CHIETA’s interventions ensure that the chemical industry is adequately supported for the skills required in readiness for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
World-class education and training for the chemical industries sector
CHIETA contributes to sustainable development through facilitating the provision of skills for growth in the chemical industries sector.