SETA Accreditation Requirements


The general requirements for SETA accreditation are the following:

  • The training provider must be properly registered in terms of applicable legislation.
  • The training provider must have a Quality Management System (QMS) in place.  In its application guidelines, FASSET defines a QMS as “the combination of processes used to ensure that the degree of excellence specified is achieved.” A QMS consists of the policies and procedures that determine how the training provider ensures the quality of its training.
  • The training material must be aligned with the unit standards on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
  • The training provider must have assessors and moderators that are properly registered to do assessment and moderation of the unit standards that are to be accredited.
  • The different SETAs may have their own accreditation requirements in addition to the general requirements listed above. These additional requirements can be found on the relevant SETA’s website, or can be obtained by contacting the SETA in question.

    The SETA accreditation requirements set a high standard with which training providers must comply.  This is to ensure that a high standard of education and training will be maintained nationally, and that students are equipped with relevant skills. In order to comply with the accreditation requirements, a training provider has to be well-organised and must have all the necessary documentation, policies and procedures in place. This means that great value is attached to having SETA accreditation, and SETA accredited training is therefore in high demand.