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HRETD offers training in the SADC regions and beyond
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South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)

The SAQA is a legal entity under South African law. The South African Qualifications Authority Board is a body of 12 members appointed by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, to whom it reports. The role of the SAQA is to advance the objectives of the NQF by overseeing its development and implentation and coordinating its sub-frameworks.

Namibian Training Authority (NTA)

In line with their 2013-2017 Strategic Plan, the Namibia Training Authority endeavours to ensure a sustainable skills delivery system under which quality vocational and technical skills are imparted to young Namibians through Vocational Education and Training programmes which meet the current and emerging needs of industries in Namibia's economy, today and into the future.

Education, Training and Development Practices Sector
Education (ETDP-SETA)

The SETA is mandated to promote and facilitate the delivery of education, training and development in order to enhance the skills profile of the Education, Training and Development (ETD) sector and contribute to the creation of employment opportunities especially for those previously disadvantaged. Their vision is to promote the development and improvement of the skills profile of the sector’s workforce in order to benefit employers, workers and employees in the sector.

All HRETD assessors are required to be accredited through the ETDP SETA.

Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA)

The TETA is mandated to promoting and maintaining high standards of ethics in the transport sector; provide service impartially, fairly, equitably and without bias; utilize resources efficiently and effectively; respond to people's needs and encourage citizens to participate in policy making and render an accountable, transparent and development-oriented administration. It is guided by legislation and several government Acts.

All HRETD's lifting machine courses are accredited through the TETA.

 TETA-Accredited courses:
 Category SAQA ID  Code
 Maintaining Health/Safety/Housekeeping US 8016  NA
 Counterbalanced Lift Trucks US 242974  F1 to F3
 Counterbalanced Lift Trucks over 15 Tons US 260818  F4
 Defined Purpose Lift Trucks US 242981  F6, F7, F12
 Advanced Defined Purpose Lift Trucks US 242972  F5, F8, F9, F13 to F17
 Pendant Controlled Overhead Crane US 116235  C30
 Cabin Controlled Overhead Crane US 116231  C31
 Truck Mounted Crane US 242978  C32
 Rigid Heavy Vehicle US 123253  NA
 Vehicle Combination US 123254  NA
 Lowbed Cargo Securement US 123254  NA
 Mobile Cranes US 242982  C35, C36, C39, C40
 Heavy Cranes US 116254  C33, C34, C37, C38, C43

South African Department of Transport (DOT)

According to the DOT, transport is "the Heartbeat of South Africa's Economic Growth and Social Development." Their mission is to lead the development of efficient integrated transport systems by creating a framework of sustainable policies and regulations; and implementable models to support government strategies for economic, social and international development.

HRETD is an approved provider of Convey Dangerous Goods by Road training in South Africa, through the Department of Transport.

Namibian Ministry of Works and Transport (NMWT)

The Ministry of Works and Transport is responsible for sectoral policy and regulation in Namibia, and has a mandate to ensure infrastructure development and maintenance on transport and state asset management through operational excellence and prudent management of resources. Its vision is to be the lead contributor to Namibia's socio-economic development and growth through the provision of world-class infrastructure and services.

HRETD is an approved provider of Transportation of Dangerous Goods training in Namibia, through the NMWT.

Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA)

The Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) was established in April 2000 after the promulgation of the Skills Development Act, 97 of 1998. Its primary objective is to influence the course of training and skills development in construction by ensuring that training reflects the needs and requirement of its four main sub-sectors, namely building construction, built environment professions, materials manufacturing and roads and civil construction.

All HRETD's earthmoving machine courses are accredited through the CETA.

CETA-Accredited courses:
Category SAQA ID
 Operate a Face Shovel US 262746
 Operate a Front End Loader US 262747
 Operate a Grader US 262735
 Operate a Rigid Body Dump Truck US 262731
 Operate a Roller US 262805
 Operate a Skid Steer Loader US 262712
 Operate an Tracked Dozer US 262729
 Operate a Tractor US 262804
 Operate an Wheeled Dozer US 262713
 Operate an Articulated Dump Truck US 262745
 Operate an Excavator US 262744
 Operate a Backhoe/Loader US 262727
 Explain and Perform Fall Arrest Techniques when Working at Height US 229998
 Inspect Access Scaffolding US 263205

Health and Welfare Sector Training Authority (HWSETA)

The HWSETA is responsible for the education, training and skills development requirements of the health, social development and veterinary sectors. It endeavours to create an integrated approach to the development and provision of appropriately skilled health and social development workers, to render quality services comparable to world class standards, for the health and social development needs of all South Africans.

HRETD offers fully-accredited first aid and first responder training programmes for levels 1, 2 and 3.

Department of Labour (DOL)

The Department of Labour publishes legislation that regulates labour practices and activities. The DOL plays a significant role in reducing unemployment, poverty and inequality through a set of policies and programmes developed in consultation with social partners, which are aimed at improving economic efficiency and productivity, employment creation and sound labour relations, among others.

HRETD is a registered labour entity with the Department of Labour for the provision of lifting equipment and first aid training.

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HRETD offers training programmes, from short skills courses to train the trainer courses. We specialise in legal compliance training that is accredited with the TETA and CETA when it comes to technical training, operator training, in service training and onsite training. Our assessors and facilitator trainers responsible for assessment, recertification and certification offer effective training that is Cost effective, competitively priced and affordable in the SADC region including Namibia. We also offer course development. For the transport and logistics industry we offer driver training, advanced driver training and Dangerous goods by road training, as well as diesel locomotive shunting and Fuel bowser training. Rigid heavy vehicle, tip truck, vehicle combination and Water cart training are also offered. When it comes to crane operations training, the lifting machines we specialise in are Heavy cranes and Mobile cranes, as well as Mobilifts, Cabin Overhead cranes, Pendant Overhead cranes and Single girder hoists. We also do Telescopic materials handler, sometimes called Telehandlers and Truck mounted cranes, sometimes called HIAB and Tower cranes. We train on a variety of lift trucks and forklift including counterbalanced lift truck, Advanced defined purpose lift trucks, defined purpose lift trucks and Side loader lift trucks. We also do rough terrain lift trucks, Reach trucks and Pedestrian stackers. Besides these, we also train on order pickers, Side loaders, Very narrow aisle lift trucks and Rail mounted stackers. We give a variety of lifting equipment and lifting operations training including Basic rigging, Banksman and Lifting equipment inspection. We also offer Safe lifting practise training. When it comes to earthmoving plant, we do articulated dump trucks, Concrete dumpers, Excavators and Face shovels. Also offered is Front end loaders, Graders and Rigid dump trucks. We specialise in training for Scrapers, Skid steer loaders and TLBs. Other earthmoving training includes Track type dozers, Tractors and Wheeled dozers (bulldozers). Tractor loader backhoe and dumpers are also offered. Our construction plant training courses includes Asphalt pavers, MEWP (also called cherry picker or mobile elevating works platform), rock breaker and jackhammer, rollers (road rollers) and Tyre handler attachments. When it comes to scaffolding training, we give scaffolding erecting and scaffold inspection – basically scaffolding safety which complies with SANS 10085 – 2004. Our health and safety training includes Construction Regulations 2014 overview or in depth, Construction site flagman and Excavation safety inspection. We also do Ladder inspection, Site safety awareness and Working at heights (also referred to as heights safety or fall arrest as well as Accident/incident investigation and Confined space entry. We offer accredited Fire fighting level 1 and Fire fighting level 2, as well as accredited First aid level 1 and First aid level 2 training. Other safety training we offer is General housekeeping, Handling HAZMAT and Health and safety rep (also called SHE rep and SHEQ), permissions training such as Hot work permissions, Lockout and isolation (also called Lockout Tagout training) We cover the OHS in depth and we have an overview course. We provide Stacking and storing and Stacking and storing HAZMAT (Hazardous materials) training. We train in powertools safety (correctly written power tools) such as Angle grinders, Boilermaking techniques (and welding and arc cutting), Cut-off saws and general Workshop safety including hand tools. When it comes to landscaping (both horticulture and agricultural), we offer Brush cutters, Chainsaws and Lawnmower training. John, a construction team supervisor, was keen on implementing quality principles on his construction site. One day, a scaffold erecting and dismantling supervisor named Sarah joined the team. They had a quick meeting on planned task observations, as they aimed to apply quality control meticulously. The supervisory skills John had acquired in his training courses proved effective as he managed the team smoothly. An incident occurred when they started to operate pan compactors and trench compactors. Safety was their top priority, and they had a fire and evacuation marshal named Tim, as well as a fall protection planner named Emily. Both had gone through rigorous task observation training and were adept at safety monitoring. Suddenly, a fall arrest situation happened. A worker named Jack was dangling from the scaffold. Emily, the fall protection planner, initiated the protocols while Tim, the fire and evacuation marshal, cleared the area. Another team member, trained as a fall arrest rescue technician, sprung into action and rescued Jack efficiently. The next day, the management decided to elevate the role of the fire and evacuation marshal and the fall protection planner, to include teaching supervisory skills and management skills to all staff. It was crucial to maintain standards, including those for scaffold erection, soil compaction, and machinery operation. In the end, John felt proud of his team's swift actions and appreciated how every member's training in areas like conflict resolution, construction safety, and task safety played a role in averting a crisis. The management, impressed by the team's performance, decided to engage Sarah, the scaffold supervisor, to oversee scaffold dismantling as well. Sarah had significant scaffolding skills and had completed courses in leadership training and employee supervision. She was an expert at operating heavy machinery, including the trench compactors. John's team was also responsible for off-road 4x4 driving techniques, heavy vehicle defensive driving, and AARTO system regulations. Given the mix of terrains they had to navigate to reach different construction sites, these skills were essential. They even had courses for light delivery vehicles and motorcycle defensive driving for delivery staff. With AARTO system training, they made sure that professional drivers understood the legal obligations and safety requirements, particularly for fleet managers. To address the challenge of securing heavy machinery for transport, they had a specialized training session on lowbed securement best practices. A team member, Mark, was excellent at maintaining customer relations, a skill he acquired through specific training programs. As the team expanded, pre-employment professional driver evaluations were introduced. This helped in assessing the driving skills of new recruits, which was crucial for maintaining construction site safety. Economic driving skills were taught to make the best use of fuel, reducing operational costs. Their training programs also catered to expats, offering RSA roads orientation, anti-hijacking techniques, and risk mitigation. They even included a unique program focusing on defensive driving for gravel roads. The last addition to their training curriculum was a special course on economic driving skills and techniques to help save fuel and reduce emissions. One day, they received a big project that required additional skilled workers. Luckily, John had undergone supervisory training, enabling him to manage even larger teams effectively. The project was a big success, and it was all thanks to their diverse skill set, continuous training, and excellent supervisory skills. The team felt a sense of accomplishment, knowing their comprehensive training—from 4x4 driving techniques to construction equipment operation—made them versatile and effective in their roles.
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