The CETA provides skills development services to the construction sector, to implement the objectives of the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS III) and to ensure that people obtain the critical or scarce skills that are needed to build the capacity of the construction sector to become economically sustainable and globally competitive.

To better understand the skills need in the construction industry CETA conducts research on the skills that employers need.

CETA is responsible for identifying skills gaps and developing the education and training programmes that are appropriate to address the skills shortage in line with the skills needs of the construction industry.

CETA also funds a number of learning programmes including skills programmes, learnerships, apprenticeships, internships and bursaries at various public education and training institutions such as Universities and TVET Colleges.


To be a firm pillar for all in construction and nation-building.


To create a solid skills base as a foundation for infrastructural development and economic empowerment.


  • Responsiveness
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

The CETA facilitates and funds skills development through:

  • The development of qualifications
  • Accreditation of training providers
  • Research and development of the Sector Skills Plan
  • Allocation of Mandatory and Discretionary Grants
  • Monitoring of Projects
  • Quality Assurance of all accredited training in the sector
  • Certification of Learners


Latest Updates

Announcement to beneficiaries of Thapelo Madibeng Bursary Scheme

19 Feb

Unlocking opportunities in the construction sector

19 Feb

2,000 students across SA to be awarded CETA bursaries

19 Feb

Change in CETA Process Flow

24 Jan