To train and develop people and their skills in order to promote independence,
sustainability of income and enhancement of their quality of life.
INDUSTRIES EDUCATION AND TRAINING INSTITUTE (“IETI”) was established in
1991 and falls under the Further Education and Training band within the National
IETI is committed to the upskilling of the employed and unemployed people within
South Africa. To this end IETI offers industry-based training that reflects the current
needs and demands of learners, organizations and the greater economy.
IETI ensures that its training material is relevant and current. IETI is up to date with
the SAQA regulations and requirements that have a significant impact on the
education and training environment. The trainers are also subject matter experts in
their fields and qualified assessors. They are empowered to impart practical skills
and relevant theory to learners and then assess whether the necessary training
outcomes have been achieved.
IETI is an accredited national training provider and it is presently conducting training
in all the major provinces of South Africa. The head office is based in Cape Town,
with additional offices in Johannesburg, and Port Elizabeth with satellite offices in
Free State and North West. IETI is fully equipped to offer “MOBILE TRAINING”
when we set up a facility for training in remote areas for learners residing in outlying
IETI is achieving its purpose through the process of marketable skills development,
economic development, career path planning, Adult Basic Education and Training,
learnerships and SMME development for its target population. To this end, IETI will
influence or attempt to influence the overall training mechanism in a positive manner,
in order to fulfil the initiatives instituted by Government and the private sector.
IETI has been granted provisional registration with the Department of Higher
Education and Training as a Private Further Education and Training College until 31
December 2016 in terms of the Further Education and Training College Act, 2006.
(Registration No.: 2010/FE07/049)
People with Disability and Associates Investment Company (PDAIC) is a 100% Black
owned Company of which 26% is owned by people with disability. PDAIC is honoured to
have Mr Andrew Madella a former Member of Parliament, as the chairperson of our board.
People with Disability and Associates Investment Company, a full affiliate of Industries
Education & Training Institute is also a champion for the cause of gender and disability
equality. Proof of this is that it boasts with 26% shareholding.
Our Company subscribes to the principals of the Employment Equity Act No. 55 of 1998. We
have eliminated all Employment Equity Barriers in the company and are currently busy
implementing Affirmative Action measures in all our policies and procedures.
As a growing company we have a policy of promoting from within, by identifying those staff
members from the previously disadvantaged groupings who have the potential and then
providing them with the relevant training.
We have a BEE Procurement Policy that favours procurement from BEE suppliers where
To function as an accredited training organisation, in a commercially viable and fully
productive manner so as to be the acknowledged market leader in the chosen
sphere of operation.
To continually participate and engage with industry, government and
communities to identify training needs and establish areas requiring training
To align IETI with industry’s training needs arising out of the Skills
Development and Employment Equity Acts on a national basis.
To identify areas where training and development will have the most beneficial
To secure funding for identified training projects specifically for the upliftment
and employment of disadvantaged unemployed people.
To establish the required training mechanism and facilities in rural and
outlying areas in order to conduct training either by establishing satellites or
through mobile training.
To execute the agreed training programmes in the most productive and
efficient manner in accordance with the philosophy of marketable skills to
generate a sustainable income.
To maintain and exceed training standards outlined by the NQF and SAQA.
To train people to a level of competency and where applicable, to artisan
status including learnerships and apprenticeships, in order to place a highly
trained workforce at the disposal of industry.
To identify areas where training and development will have the most beneficial
impact in order to develop small businesses.
To create or assist in the creation of adequate follow-up support for learners
after conclusion of training to effectively run a small business by incorporating
organisations such as NGO’s and/or Local Business Service Centre’s.
To concentrate IETI’s efforts for the establishment of small businesses in line
with target groups identified by the Government i.e. unemployed (particularly
women), youth and differently abled individuals.
Government sponsored training
Due to the high rate of unemployment and underemployment, the Government has
provided funding for training through the National Skills Fund and other funding
windows prioritising the following:
National and Provincial Governments’ Expanded Public Works Programmes
Social plan programme (funded training for the unemployed).
Employment programme for people with disabilities.
Prisoner training programme.
Service Corps programme.
Training of retrenchees.
Training for Section 28 trade testing
SETA funded programmes
IETI has established good working relationships with many government departments,
NGO’s and community organisations. It often assists these organisations with skills
audits and surveys in identifying training needs and demands as well as recruitment
of learners and aftercare. The reputation of IETI often results in IETI being the
preferred provider for such projects.
As part of the Government’s job creation initiative, most tenders have a labour
intensive clause built in as a condition of tender. This applies particularly to rural or
semi-rural projects where local labour from that area must be utilised by the
developer/contractor to meet the condition of tender. As local labour tends to be
unskilled, the need for training is critically evident and wherever possible, IETI assists
in identifying work opportunities for learners on such projects.
TRAINING INTERVENTIONS OFFERED
Advantages of project-linked training are:
Employment is guaranteed on completion of training.
All training is fully accredited; therefore learners obtain skills that are linked to
nationally accepted norms and standards.
On successful completion of training, learners obtain a certificate that is
nationally recognised and their names are recorded on a national register
maintained by the relevant SETA.
Training is linked to an accredited career path. On completion of the required
modules, learners leave the training phase and commence work on a project.
On completion of the project, the learner may seek work elsewhere or
continue along the career path to enhance further work opportunities or
become self employed.
As the Government provides funding for the training, no costs are incurred by
the contractor, developer, local council or the learners.
Contractors linked to the programme are able to fulfil their obligations of
tenders. Without the training, there may not be skilled people within the
community for employment.
Training for the Establishment of SMME’s
Due to the lack of formal employment, the Government has prioritized its support to
assist in the establishment of small businesses. IETI has been actively involved in
this programme, often having been the catalyst behind many newly established
successful small businesses. Examples of these include electrical and appliance
installation and repair, TV and VCR repair furniture and cabinet making, welding,
bricklaying, plumbing, painting, carpentry and catering.
The programme involves identifying NGO’s and community organizations working
with previously disadvantaged communities in promoting the need for training and
development. In most cases, the organisation provides a facility that can be
upgraded into a workshop, which is run and managed by the community
The purpose of this programme is to address the need of local people who are
unemployed and have no source of income. Although they are exposed to training,
they are unable to start their emerging businesses, as they cannot obtain “start-up
A learnership is a route for learning and gaining a qualification within the National
Qualification Framework from level 1 to 10 with a view to an alternative to the
existing apprenticeship system. It includes both structured workplace experience as
well as institutional training with a training provider. IETI provides the theoretical and
practical training element of learnerships across a variety of sectors for both
employed as well as unemployed learners. Employers taking on employing learners,
receive cash grants from their respective SETA as well as tax rebates, which often
more than cover the costs of employing the learner. In addition to the grant, the
learner will have acquired new skills which will increase productivity that can be used
to generate income for employers.
IETI offers an extensive training programme of accredited short and long courses
(skills programmes) to employers wishing to provide their staff with training.
Such courses are also available to individuals wishing to empower themselves with
additional skills to enhance their existing or future work opportunities. Local
Authorities (councils, municipalities, and hospitals etc) have embarked upon an
extensive training programme utilising the Consolidated Municipal Infrastructure
Grant (MIG) programme. IETI works closely with many Local Government
departments and offers a wide range of skills programmes to meet their needs.
Apprenticeships offer a mixture of on and off the job training that provides you with
the skills you need for your chosen career that will also lead to nationally-recognised
qualifications. As an Apprentice you'll learn on the job and do real jobs for real
employers, so you'll be paid while you learn. Normally an apprenticeship last for
between 2-3 years and on completion of this time, candidates are able to complete a
Recognition Of Prior Learning
IETI also offers the important function of Recognition of Prior Learning (“RPL”) for
those learners who have acquired skills through their working experience or through
past training or informal learning. IETI is able to identify what the candidate currently
knows and can do and match his/her skills, knowledge and experience to specific
assessment criteria of a qualification. The candidate is then assessed against
specific standards and given credit for the skills, knowledge and experience that they
possess. From there it is possible to identify what gaps the candidate needs to
IETI is accredited to conduct Trade Testing of apprentices (Section 13) as well as
Section 28 candidates through various SETAs.
IETI is also accredited to conduct pre-trade test assessments in order to identify
gaps, if any, in accordance with what is required to complete a trade test. “Gap”
training will then take place that can be followed by a trade test. Only candidates
who can prove that they have a minimum of 4 years relevant practical on the job
experience are eligible.
Below are some of the courses offered by IETI. All are “stand-alone” skills
programmes that can become part of a career path that will secure sustainability of
income to the participants. It is important to note that the credits given on successful
completion of each course count towards a national qualification and forms part of a
Learnership in many industries.
Electrical and related
Electronics and related
Air-conditioning and refrigeration
Painting and decorating
New Venture Creation (NVC)
Furniture and cabinet making and
Adult Basic Education and Training
(Literacy and Numeracy)
Health and Safety
IETI is fully accredited with the Energy & Water Sector Education Training
Authority (EWSETA) as its primary SETA to conduct electrical learnerships, skills
programmes and trade testing.
Extension of scope – IETI is also accredited with the following SETA’s:
Private Further Education & Training College (FET) –
Industries Education & Training Institute (Pty) Ltd has been granted provisional
registration with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private
Further Education and Training College until 31 December 2016 in terms of the
Further Education and Training College Act, 2006. (Registration No.: 2010/FE07/049)
The following is a list of just some of our satisfied clients:
Provincial and Local Governments of the
Western Cape, Eastern Cape Gauteng
and Mpumalanga, National and Provincial
Departments of Labour, National and
Provincial Departments of Correctional
Services, Department of Education,
Department of Transport and Public
Works, Department of Housing, Energy
and Water SETA, merSETA, FP&M
SETA, SERVICES SETA, National Youth
Development Agency (NYDA), Nicro,
Association of Physically Disabled,
SEIFSA, MDA, TFMC, Eskom, Anglo
Gold, Harmony Mine, Retail Motor
Industry, Coega, Electrical Contractors
Association, NHBRC etc.
For further information please contact our nearest branch as listed below:
IETI House, 195 Voortrekker Road, Maitland, 7405.
P O Box 3726, Cape Town, 8000.
(021) 511-8048. Fax: (021) 511-8145
Kya Blue, 3 Vervoer Street, Kya Sand, 2162.
Suite 390, Private Bag X7, Northriding, 2162.
(011) 462-0784. Fax: (011) 704-0738.
c/o 4 Uitenhage Road & Somers Rds, Sydenham, 6001.
P O Box 2348, North End, 6056.
(041) 487-1545. Fax: (041) 484-6048
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ACCREDITATION WITH THE FOLLOWING SETA’s