Skills change lives. It’s why we strive to provide trusted skills development and qualifications for South African citizens in the safety and security environment.

Through effective and efficient partnerships with employers and training providers, our legacy is one of learning and leadership alongside equity, integrity and respect. In understanding the impact that industry-relevant skills can have, it’s our aim to provide opportunity and prosperity to all. At SASSETA, we are the link between employers, training providers and learners. It is a role that we gladly fulfil, knowing the extent to which we can empower people and uplift the South African Economy.

The service delivery environment with respect to SASSETA covers both the public and private sectors. The public security sector consists of government security agencies and law enforcement bodies, whose role is to protect and serve the public and the interests of the state. The private sector comprises of companies and bodies who provide private security and legal services.

Scarce and Critical skills

Skills development in the sector is pertinent to both the demand and supply levels and extensive efforts to upskill the workforce are required in both quantity and quality. This means that SASSETA will give priority to scarce and critical skills insofar as learnerships, diplomas, bursaries, post graduate studies and Apprenticeships are concerned.

Access the safety and security sector’s Scarce and Critical skills below.

PIVOTAL is an acronym for Professional, Vocational, Technical and Academic Learning programmes leading to qualifications of part qualifications. Pivotal programmes address scarce and critical skills identified in the SASSETA Sector Skills Plan.


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