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The process of reviewing the Tourism Human Resources Development (THRD) Strategy was initiated by the National Department of Tourism (NDT) in 2015. This process involved the review of the strategy to craft a new vision for 2026 and an in-depth skills audit in the travel and tourism sector.

The TBCSA has committed itself to addressing the skills shortages in the travel and tourism sector by conducting a sector skills audit. The purpose of this survey is to determine the current skills needs/gaps in the travel and tourism sector and to determine the needs of the future. This survey also attempts to highlight those critical and scarce skills needed in the sector, which we can use to make informed input in our discussions with Government and its agencies. Click Here to complete the survey which closes on Friday 18 March 2017.

We are also pleased to report that FEDHASA and NDT have successfully completed the pilot phase of the Food Safety Assurers (FSAs) programme and successfully raduated its first group of 100 learners in Mpumalanga, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal. The impact of the programme have been significant and a large number of graduates have already been offered permanent employment at the various businesses and establishments they were allocated to. The programme is geared to create jobs in the hospitality industry and also creates a new career path within the hospitality sector – that of Food Safety Assurers (FSAs). 

For more related information on Skills Development in the travel and tourism industry, Click Here to download the CATHSSETA Travel and Tourism Services Guide for 2013-2016 that provides information on the Tourism and Travel Services Chamber and planned activities for the duration of the current National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS III).

  • Click Here to find out more on how CATHSSETA contributes to skills development in the Travel and Tourism industry.
  • Click Here to Download the the NSDS III