Transnet Maritime School of Excellence

  • Forwarding and Clearing
  • Freight Handling
  • Maritime
  • Rail
  • Road Freight
  • Road Passenger
  • Taxi

Strategic Goals

  1. To provide administrative support services and enable TETA to deliver on its mandate and ensure compliance with all governance imperatives.
  2. Establish mechanisms for skills planning and research capacity.
  3. Increase access to occupationally directed programmes within the Transport Sector
  4. Strengthening the quality assurance system.

Priorities and Key Achievements

Our priorities centre around research, SMME support, green economy, artisan development, access to institutions of higher education, rural development, career guidance, leadership development and training. The following are some of our key achievements in the 2016/17 financial year.


  • Bursaries: A total of 253 learners will be funded for the 2017 academic year until completion to the value of R41 972 000.00
  • Skills programmes employed: A total of 461 learners have been funded for different skills to the value of R2 792 260.00
  • Skills programmes unemployed: A total of 783 learners have been funded for driver skills programmes to the value of R7 004 675.00
  • Learnership employed: A total of 1 261 learners have been funded to the value of R43 183 045
  • Learnership unemployed: A total of 1 428 learners have been funded to the value of R73 344 600
  • Artisan Development programme: A total of 468 learners have been funded to the value of R79 998 000.00
  • Cadetship programme (Marine): A total of 46 learners have been funded to the value of R7 275 000.00
  • Work Integrated Programme: Internships, Workplace Experience & Graduate Development : A total of 654 learners have been funded to the value of R29 059 800.00
  • AET Programme: A total of 540 learners have been funded towards AET programme to the value of R4 842 500.00
  1. Constitutional Mandates
    The sections within the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996) that guide the operations of the Transport SETA include the following:
    • Promoting and maintaining high standards of ethics
    • Providing service impartially, fairly, equitably and without bias
    • Utilising resources efficiently and effectively
    • Responding to people‚Äôs needs; the citizens are encouraged to participate in policy-making
    • Rendering an accountable, transparent and development-oriented administration.
  2. Legislative Mandates
    • Skills Development Act 1998 (Act No 97 of 1998) as amended
    • Skills Development Levies Act, 1999 (Act No 09 of 1999)
    • Regulations published in the Government Gazette, No. 35940, 03 December 2012 regarding Monies Received by a SETA and Related Matters
    • South African Qualifications Authority Act, 1995 (Act No 58 of 1995)
    • The National Qualifications Framework Act, (Act No. 67 of 2008)
    • Public Finance Management Act (Act No 29 of 1999)
    • Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No 55, 1998)

Strategic focus

To address the key aerospace challenges, the chamber aims to employ the following strategies:

Actively participate in the development of National Aviation Transformation Strategy;

Monitor the execution of skills development activities in the subsector;

Increase stakeholder participation and levy-paying companies;

Benchmarking best practices locally and internationally for aerospace subsector;

Encouraging the introduction of aviation qualifications into TVET curricula;

Providing quality support and aligning delivery mechanisms to the requirements of the subsector;

Fund pilot training focusing on hour building towards ATPL with 1500 hours.