Service providers now have until 30 November to submit accreditation applications.

Extension of Accreditation for Skills Development Providers

The COVID-19 crisis has continued to cause enormous disruption to the lives of all South Africans with the Skills Development sector being hard hit. As per the QCTO “COVID-19 Memorandum 2 of 30 April 2020”, a number of efficiency challenges were identified concerning (a) new accreditation applications; and (b) renewal of accreditation for Skills Development Providers.  This is primarily due to COVID-19 related restrictions and the modern approach of blended working i.e., face-to-face, and virtual working.

These challenges also apply to applicants who have already submitted their accreditation renewal applications.

It is with this background in mind that the Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA) hereby extends the decisions taken by QCTO in the “COVID-19 Memorandum 2 of 30 April 2020” by an additional six (6) months.

The following decisions are hereby extended to be applicable until 30 November 2021, to ensure continuation of the services provided by Skills Development Providers (SDPs):

  • All Skills Development Providers, whose accreditation expired in 2020 or will expire during 2021, are hereby granted a further extension of accreditation until 30 November 2021.
  • Download memorandum that can be used as an official accreditation confirmation of the Skills Development Provider together with the lapsed accreditation letter that has expired in 2020 or 2021.

Stakeholders are encouraged to continue to apply for accreditation and accreditation renewals as per our standard application process as there may not be a further extension granted.   As a reminder, applications for accreditation and accreditation queries can be directed to

EWSETA thanks you for your continued engagement with our organisation.