STRATEGIC PLAN OF THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING AUTHORITY 2011 - 2012 Introduction This strategic plan represents the CETA’s programme of action for 2011/12. It is based on an adaptation of the template prescribed by National Treasury for government departments and public institutions. In terms of strategic goals it responds specifically to the goals of NSDSIII, with the exception of project management, corporate management and corporate governance goals, which are unique to the unique circumstances of the Construction SETA. Vision Excellence in the service of our sector, our stakeholders, our nation Mission To ensure quality education and training to enhance the construction sector’s contribution to the country’s economic growth and development Values Service Courtesy Integrity Professionalism Accountability
Situational Analysis Contextual Environment This strategic plan is developed at a time when the Construction SETA is under Administration due to some lapses in corporate management, project management and corporate
circumstances, including contradictions both internally and externally in the CETA’s relationship with its stakeholders. Institutional Capacity Partly due to Administration, but also because of historical weaknesses, the CETA is faced with serious human resource constraints as well as a weak policy framework. Part of the brief of Administration is to address these shortcomings and to equip the CETA with the requisite quality human resource and policy architecture to deliver on its mandate in the context of the newly-instituted NSDSIII. Legislative Mandate The CETA derives its mandate from the following laws: The Skills Development Act (Act 97 of 1998) The Skills Development Levies Act (Act 9 of 1999) The Public Finance Management Act (Act 1 of 1999, as amended by Act 29 of 1999)
In conducting its operations the CETA is governed, in the main, by the following Acts: The South African Qualifications Authority Act (Act 58 of 1995) (to be superseded by the establishment of the QCTO) The National Qualifications Framework Act (Act 67 of 2008)
Other laws impacting on the CETA’s performance include but are not limited to: Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act (Act 53 of 2003) The Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (Act 5 of 2000) The Employment Equity Act (Act 55 of 1998)
Structural Framework Structurally the strategic plan begins with Strategic Goals founded on NSDS goals, and out of which Goal Statements are developed. CETA-specific Strategic Objectives are then developed, and they in turn lead to specific Outcomes, which are then followed by relevant activities.
Targets and Timeframes are then set for each activity, with relevant projected financial allocations indicated and, special Risks or Assumptions highlighted.
STRATEGIC GOAL 1 Establishing a credible mechanism for skills planning in the construction sector Goal Statement Construction sector skills development requirements are researched, documented and communicated to enable effective planning for training
CETA Strategic Objective 1 To plan reliably and accurately so as to provide relevant education and training for employment, entrepreneurship and economic development
Targets and Timeframes for 2011/12
evolve policies and personnel to
Organogram approved by the Administrator
within the CETA to and skills planning
qualitatively respond to the imperative of credible skills planning Conduct systematic and rigorous research to produce a reliable and...