Public Sector Trainers’ Forum (PSTF)
Background to the PSTF
The work of the PSTF is overseen by National School of Government (NSG) and the Advisory Committee which comprises of representatives from each province (mainly from Offices of the Premiers), the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA), the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), representatives from each of the five SETAS which work closely with the Public Service, the Public Sector Education and Training Authority (PSETA), Education Training and Development Practices Sector- Education and Training Authority (EDTPSETA), Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority (SASSETA), the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA), the Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA), representatives from the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCOG), the Human Resource Development Council of South Africa (HRDC-SA) and two optional co-opted members in accordance with the objectives of the Forum.
Objectives of the PSTF
- To advance the development and growth of HRD practitioners
- To contribute to the awareness and adoption of quality standards
- To create a platform for discussion, implementation and possible reviews of policy frameworks
- To foster partnerships with stakeholders to improve HRD practices.
Focus Areas of the PSTF for the period 2016-2019
Organise learning and development interventions for trainers and HRD practitioners in the public sector. Activities include, among others, to form study groups for curriculum development, research, writing and teaching of case studies, and training methodology, e-learning, issues to improve the quality of training in the public sector. Work out an improved format of the conference, and organise the annual PSTF conference.
- Strengthen value-adding partnerships with other forums and councils, professional bodies and associations to advance HRD practice in the public sector. Other bodies include e.g. the SA Board for People Practices (SABPP), the Institute of People Management (IPM), other national and international bodies, such as, the American Society for Training and Development.
- Promote the coordination and implementation of policy within HRD. Activities can include: focusing on the calls of the National Development Plan (NDP), Medium Term Strategic Framework (MTSF), the Government Programme of Action (POA) and Outcomes 5 and 12. These would include the issues of Youth and the Jobs, work integrated learning (WIL), as well as articulation and progression matters.
- Strengthening the governance of the PSTF. Activities to include advancing the recognition and the status and role of the PSTF in the public sector, source funding for the forum activities and annual conference.
19th PSTF 2017
18th PSTF 2015
Mr Maliviwe Lumka – National Skills Development Strategy And Sector Education And Training Authorities Beyond 2016 Within The Context Of An Integrated Differentiated Post School Education And Training System – (840 KB)