Welcome to the HWSETA

Skills development is a national priority for South Africa and meeting the country’s skills needs requires collaboration between numerous public and government entities, educational institutions, training providers, as well as private organisations, no matter how big or small.


South Africa’s economy is divided into functional sectors and each of these sectors is represented by one of 21 Sector Education Training Authorities (SETAs). The Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA) is responsible for the education, training and skills development requirements of the health, social development and veterinary sectors.

Request for Input on Proposed Changes to SETA Landscape

The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, gazetted the SETA landscape discussion paper on 10 November 2015 regarding the future of SETAs after 31 March 2018.

Input from our stakeholder groups, so that their skills development needs are recognised and prioritised, is extremely important and we urge you to participate in this process. Your comments/input can be mailed to hwseta@hwseta.org.za Should your organisation wish to have a dedicated discussion in this regard, please send a mail directly to the CEO of the HWSETA, Ms Yvonne Mbane at yvonnem@hwseta.org.za

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) requires submissions and inputs by 20 January 2016. To meet this requirement, the HWSETA urges its stakeholders to revert with input by 13 January 2016 to facilitate the consolidation and submission of all comments by the DHET’s deadline date.

Your contribution as a valued partner in the continued skills development of the health and social development sectors is valued.

Document Downloads

Discussion Paper SETA Landscape post 31 March 2018

White Paper for Post School Education and Training

A Skills Beyond School Review of South Africa