Welcome to merSETA

merSETA, the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority is one of the 23 SETAs established through the Skills Development Act [no. 96 of 1998]. It facilitates skills development in the following sub sectors:
Metal and engineering.
Auto manufacturing.
Motor retail and component manufacturing.
Tyre manufacturing and Plastics industries.
Together the five sub-sectors comprise about 40 000 companies of which about 14 600 are levy-paying.  The workforce employed by the total number of companies is about 600 000. The total levy income is approximately R1.308 billion.


The merSETA like all other SETAs play a central role in making sure that the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) is fulfilled. merSETA does not collect levies but instead receives collected levies from the Department of Labour. 70% of the levies are disbursed as grants and 10% is kept for administration. merSETA does not train instead it facilitates the process for training by paying grants; registering moderators and assessors; identifying scarce skills; accrediting training providers; monitoring the quality of training and implementing projects to close the skills gap.