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 July 2017 Aerospace Chamber TETA DOT Meeting feedback

July 4, 2017.  The DOT reported on the sectoral frameworks under developments and initiatives underway. Download the Aerospace Chamber: Department of Transport's Report for the Chamber Committee Meeting held on Tuesday, 4 July 2017. 

Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) is at the heart of skills innovation and training in the transport sector. TETA also governs the skills development for the aerospace sector. Download the Aerospace Chamber's Sector Skills Plan (SSP) presentation from the Chamber Committee Meeting

About the Transport Education Training Authority (TETA)

The Minister of Labour in accordance with the Skills Development Act, Act No 97 of 1998 formally established the Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA) on 20th March 2000. It was formed on the backbone of five former Industry Training Boards namely, Aerospace, Maritime, Road Freight, Road Passenger and Transnet Training Boards. These ITB’s were dissolved at the same time as the establishment of the Sector Education and Training Authorities.

Functions of TETA

  • The development of a Sector Skills Plan (SSP) for the Transport Sector.
  • The implementation of the Sector Skills Plan through Learnership Implementation; Approval of Workplace Skills Plans; Allocation of Levy Grants; and the Monitoring of ETD activities in the Transport Sector.
  • Quality Assurance of ETD interventions.
  • The disbursement of Levy Grants. 


TETA is governed by the following Acts of Parliament.

  • Skills Development Act No 97 of 1998.
  • Skills Development Levy Act No 9 of 1999.
  • The South African Qualifications Act No 58 of 1995.
  • The Public Finance Management Act No 1 of 1999.

The Aerospace sub-sector can be defined as an industry which deals with the transportation of passengers, goods (cargo/air freight) and mail by air:

  • Air transportation and activities involving aircrafts, include various related components; their regulations; operation, design, manufacture, repair, overhaul, and testing.
  • It must also provide and regulate airports, heliports, air traffic and air space services, as well as the servicing, calibration and maintenance of related equipment.
  • We ensure conformity with international and national legislative requirements and standards, whilst simultaneously enabling global competitiveness and encouraging lifelong personal growth of workers within the sector.

Within its scope of operations, the chamber also strives to: 

  • Enhance the overall quality of ETD (Education Training Development) standards in the Aerospace sector; in order to meet both national and international Civil Aviation Requirements.
  • Increase the levels of investment in human resources in the Aerospace sector.
  • Ensure the provision of quality ETD delivery in line with the SAQA (South African Qualification Authority), principles of relevance and credibility.
  • Promote access to equitable opportunities in the Aerospace sector.
  • Achieve co-operation and establish synergies with key partners to meet common goals.

The industry employs approximately 25000 employees and the Labour components are represented by SATAWU, AUSA, MWU-solidarity, SAEWA, UASA, and NUMSA. Major associations / authorities operating in the sub sector are AASA, AOA, CAASA, AMD, ATNS, ACSA and SA-CAA.