Agricultural Sector Education and Training Authority (AgriSETA)
About Agricultural Sector Education and Training Authority (AgriSETA)
AgriSETA’s vision is to enable a skilled and prosperous agricultural sector. Its mission is to increase access to relevant skills that are impact-driven through strategic partnerships and credible research, leading to inclusive economic growth.
AgriSETA creates and promotes opportunities for social, economic and employment growth for agri-enterprises through relevant, quality and accessible education, training and development in both primary and secondary agriculture, in conjunction with other stakeholders in agriculture. The entity’s scope covers the agricultural sector, from input services and activities on farms to first level processing activities on farms.
In terms of the Skills Development Act, AgriSETA is responsible for the skills development of the agricultural workforce, employed and unemployed. AgriSETA facilitates the implementation of learning through learnerships, skills programmes, adult education and training, and tertiary studies or in-service training by allocating grants and bursaries. It also supports apprentices, interns and mentorships.
To ensure the quality provision of education and training, the entity is also responsible for accrediting sector-specific training providers and for monitoring the standard of training presented.