The CETA is an organisation that offers services aimed at improving the skill level of workers in the construction sector. These services are designed to align with the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS III) and to ensure that individuals have access to the critical or scarce skills needed to make the construction sector sustainable and competitive on a global level.
One of the ways in which CETA determines the skills needed by employers in the construction industry is through conducting research.
CETA is responsible for identifying skill gaps in the construction industry and creating appropriate education and training programs to address these gaps. They achieve this by developing programs that align with the skills needed by the construction industry.
Furthermore, CETA provides funding for various learning programs such as skills programs, apprenticeships, internships, and bursaries. These programs are offered by public education and training institutions such as universities and TVET colleges.
Bursaries are available for individuals seeking to pursue construction-related qualifications at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. This includes, but is not limited to, fields such as Architecture, Building Arts, Civil Engineering, Construction Economics, Construction Management, Construction Studies, Geomatics, Property Development, Quantity Surveying, and Urban and Regional Planning for public universities.
For those attending the Tshwane University of Technology, bursaries are offered for Building, Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Real Estate, and Surveying courses.
Additionally, bursaries are available for Civil Engineering and Building Construction courses, as well as Electrical Infrastructure Construction courses at Levels 2 to 4, offered by TVET colleges.
Requirements and eligibility
Undergraduate and Postgraduate candidates can apply
Immediate CETA employee family members may not apply
Students currently funded through CETA-funded entities may not apply
Applications will only be considered from South African Citizens
60% Grade 12 academic achievement with both Mathematics and Physical science at level 5 or more
No bursaries will be granted to existing students who are not permitted to the next year of study and have failed more than two subjects
Applications from designated groups will be given preference
How to apply
*Please note that applications for the Thapelo Madibeng Bursary closed on 10 February 2023 and will reopen closer to the end of 2023. Be sure to check the Bursaries website for any updates regarding the Tapelo Madibeng Bursary.