ETDP SETA Bursaries


The Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority is one of 23 SETAs established as a result of the Skills Development Act. The main purpose of the SETAs is to address skills shortages in South Africa by identifying the skills needs of specific industries and sectors, to be a conduit to up-skilling both employed and unemployed citizens, to assess and monitor their progress and ensure that they successfully complete their programmes and are certified as competent to compete in the workplace and find suitable employment.

The ETDP SETA focuses on the Education, Training and Development sector and promotes and facilitates skills development in this sector and achieves its goals through a number of different skills development interventions including bursaries, amongst others.

ETDP SETA Bursaries Available

 • NPDE and PGCE
• B.Ed Mathematics and Science
• B.Ed Foundation Phase
• Certificate in Education
• B Com
• BSc Applied Mathematics
• Masters in Commerce
• ACE in Leadership and Management
• Computer Studies
• Human Resources Management
• Public Finance.
There are a number of bursaries available for learners who have successfully completed Grade 12 and wish to pursue a career in the ETD sector. If this describes you, please apply to the ETDP SETA and the Department of Education or enquire about other funding schemes.
Unemployed South Africans who are previously disadvantaged but interested in studying towards qualifications in the ETD sector, especially in scarce and critical skills areas.
Employed South Africans from previously disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in specialising in an ETD sector field of study identified by the ETDP SETA.

How To Apply for ETDP SETA Bursaries

Unemployed learners can contact the ETDP SETA 011 628 5000 or visit website

16 thoughts on “ETDP SETA Bursaries

  1. Mvo Qiqa

    I am Mvo Qiqa holding a National Diploma: Small Business Management. I am looking forward to further my studies nextext and do Bachelor of Technology in Marketing Management. I am writting to ask SETA an opportunity to make my that possible by supporting me financial.

    Thank you

  2. zolile caka

    I am Zolile Caka.I am Interested in persuing teaching(Foundation Phase) as a career i wouldd like SETA an oportunity to make that possible.i completed my matric in 2008 and i qualify for Diploma

  3. francois

    Hi im studying Bed FET Phase at the university of south africa

  4. Sithole L.S

    I’m one of the ETDP SETA bursary holder. I’m studying at Mafikeng Campus and from January till now on October my fees are not paid including my cash allawance. I’m asking SETA to handle this matter because my sponser from Mpumalanga have failed to help us since May they keep on promising us with the other students and we are 75 that are being sponsored by the Deparment of Mpumalanga. Your help will be highly appreciated from the students.

  5. Thandeka Letele

    I am Thandeka Letele interest in doing national diploma occupational directed education, training and development practice. I am asking for financial help so that I can further my education I have grade 12 and 6years experience in training and assessment.

    Thank you

  6. Mbali

    my name Mbali. I have studied National Diploma in Human Resources Management and practice at MSC business college in 2012 and 2013. I didn’t finish my last year due to financial difficulties. I would like to know if ETDP-SETA bursary can fund me and if so how do I apply.

    Thank you

  7. Wendy

    Good day

    I’m completing my 3rd year for NPDE long distance and need a bursary. Who can I approach?

    1. Moleboheng Joyce Lekonyane

      hi am lekonyane moleboheng Joyce, I have a national diploma in civil engineering and looking funding to feather my studies and do b-tech. I am hoping that ETDP SETA bursary would help me

  8. Mathapelo montshiwa

    If u have been using ETDP bursary in 2016 will it automatically covers your fees on 2017 or should you apply again..pls help jst need clarity on that because i have been trying to reach out for assistance but people i reached they said they are on different field.

  9. Thabile

    My name is Thabile and I have educare diploma now I want to study with unisa and to do b.ed foundation phase so will etdp seta help me to get their bursary

  10. Annelize Visser

    I am trying to download the application form but my antivirus keeps blocking the link. Can you please email me an application form

  11. Martha Sylvia Koetjie

    BEd foundation phasewas one of ETDP SETA bursary holders they only paid my studies for a year, and from 2015 nothing. They were supposed to refund me jo very bad nothing. I am struggling since then doing it on my own. They haven’t even contacted me. I wasted a lot of time and money to contact them. What a waste

  12. Raaz

    Really need a bursary to study teaching urgently,was going to be sponsored by my grandad but God had better plans for him now I’ve been accepted at cput and I’m struggling to find financial aid..please help I’m truely in a worry.

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