Overview of Research at Fasset

As part of the SETA’s commitment to ensure the usage of SETA funding has an impact on the lives of learners including amongst other issues, the reduction of unemployment and improving the economy and society at large, considerable funds are set aside every financial year to investigate sector trends, performance, the success of skills intervention programmes and the like.

Fasset invests on research to ensure that credible Human Resource Development (HRD) information is available to help Fasset contribute to skills development planning; and to provide credible information and analysis of the supply and demand for skills, thus informing the skills planning and delivery processes.

Fasset’s research draws on the expertise and commitment of nationally recognised research service providers, industry experts and a wide range of research partners from institutions of higher learning and professional bodies. Through these partnerships, Fasset is able to develop a labour market analysis and monitoring system that consists of comprehensive sector surveys every five years, sector skills planning, annual analysis of grant applications submitted to Fasset, and various ad hoc research projects.

A number of research focus areas have been identified relevant to Fasset. These include:

  • Sector Skills Plan
  • Sector Surveys
  • Annual Grant Analyses
  • Customer Satisfaction Surveys
  • Evaluation of Seta Interventions
  • Impact Assessment of Seta Programmes
  • Scarce Skills Guidelines
  • Employer Guidelines to Usage of the Organising Framework for Occupations
  • Benchmarking of Fasset Sector Training Practices

Fasset also supports stakeholders with various information for research purposes. To learn more about how to access research information click here.

Questions with regard to the research activities of the SETA can be directed to the Research Department at the SETA.

Click here to download SETA Research Plan.



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