Our mission and vision


Our mandate is to promote and facilitate skills development for the safety and security sector. Established in terms of the Skills Development Act, No.97 of 1998, SASSETA operates within the skills development outlines stated by the National Skills Development Strategy III (NSDS III) framework.

The Minister of Higher Education and Training relicensed the SETAs for the period of April 2011 to March 2018. Since then, this has been extended for a further two years until 31 March 2020.


To be the leader in skills development for the safety and security sector.


We are an education and training authority that ensures quality provision of skills development and qualifications for South African citizens within the safety and security environment through effective and efficient partnerships.


SASSETA is supported by the culture of Ubuntu and subscribes to the following values:

Decisive Leadership We will provide decisive leadership in advancing skills development within the sector
Equity We commit to treat all diverse stakeholders in an equitable manner
Accountability and Transparency We are open, honest and accountable to our stakeholders
Professionalism We work as a team and value the contribution of others, while maintaining proficiency and service excellence
Integrity We pledge to execute SASSETA’s responsibilities in an ethical and truthful manner
Respect We will strive to respect our stakeholders in all our interactions.