Priority Areas

Implementation Plan

Towards the end of 2010, the HRD Council approved a Five-Point Implementation Plan based on the eight commitments of the Human Resource Development Strategy of South Africa (HRDS).

The objective is to remove bottlenecks in the

Skills Pipeline

Strengthening and Support

of Further Education and Training (FET) Colleges to increase access

Intermediate Skills

Production of intermediate skills (artisans in particular) and professionals


Production of academics and stronger partnerships between industry and higher education and training institutions in research and development

Worker Education

Foundational Learning

Originating from the five-point plan, Council established the following

Technical Task Teams

Further Education and Training

(FET) Colleges Technical Task Team (TTT)

Production of Academics

and Stronger Partnerships Between Industry and Higher Education and Training Institutions

Artisan and Technician Development

Production of Professionals

Worker Education

Foundational Learning

Needs identified by Council

The following Technical Task Teams were established as a result of the specific needs identified by Council. They also addressed crosscutting issues across the whole human resource development value chain:

  • Entrepreneurship and Education
  • Alignment of the HRDSA with the New Growth Path (NGP)
  • Skills System Review

Technical Task Teams were created to reflect the nature of the HRDC’s social partnership and comprised of experts across the social partner spectrum.

Breakdown of Implementation Plan

Foundational Learning

Further Education and Training

Production of Academics and St

Production of Professionals

Worker Education

Alignment of the HRDS with the

Artisan and Technical Developm

Enabling Entrepreneurship

Skills System Review