Skills Development Administrator (Temp) X2

Skills Development Administrator (Temp) X2

Paterson Grade: B5: R16, 218.08 p/m (4 Months Contract) 

The Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) is a Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) that facilitates skills development training in terms of the Skills Development Act 97 of 1998, under the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). The MQA also supports mine health and safety for the mining and minerals sector in terms of the Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996, under the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE).

The MQA requires the services of Skills Development Administrators on a contractual basis in the Skills Development and Research Unit.

Role purpose

The Skills Development Administrators (Temp) will be required to provide administrative support for the skills development activities in the Skills Development and Research Unit within the MQA.

The incumbent will be responsible for the following Key Performance Areas:

  • Provide administrative support in relation to: Workplace Skills Plans and Annual Training Reports/ Mandatory Grants;
  • Registration, communication and support of Skills Development Facilitators;
  • Registration of MQA organisations, including Non-Levy Payers and Inter-SETA Transfers;
  • Reporting achievement of the relevant National Skills Development Strategy and Sector Skills Plan targets •Organisation of events including meetings and workshops;
  • Implementation of skills development projects;
  • Liaison with MQA stakeholders;
  • Travel arrangements and diary management of the unit including the manager;
  • Filing and document control; and
  • Performing any other duties as may be delegated.


  • National Diploma/Degree in Administration/HR Management/Training/Management/Operations or equivalent NQF Level 6 qualification.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in the above-mentioned fields or an equivalent NQF Level 7 qualification will be an added advantage.


  • At least two (2) years’ experience in a similar position;
  • Knowledge of document management systems;
  • Knowledge of key legislation or regulations such as the Mine Health and Safety Act, the Skills Development Act, etc., will be an advantage; and
  • Understanding of skills planning and reporting.


  • Good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Good interpersonal and organisational skills;
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office packages such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook;
  • Attention to detail;
  • The ability to work under pressure; and
  • Knowledge of the mining and mineral sector will be an added advantage.

Closing Date: 04 February 2022. No late applications will be accepted.

Interested candidates should submit their applications which shall consist of, a comprehensive curriculum vitae; certified copies of qualifications; and valid proof of identification to: [email protected]

The MQA is an Equal Opportunity Employer; therefore, the filling of the position will be in line with its Employment Equity Plan. Recommended candidates will be expected to undergo a professional competency assessment and vetting processes. Successful applicant will be required to disclose their financial interest.

Should you not hear from the MQA within 4 weeks of the closing date, you must regard your application as unsuccessful.

The MQA reserves the right not to appoint any person for this position.

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