The Accounting Authority (AA) is the board of the organisation. The board is the highest decision-making structure of the Services SETA. The role of the board is to govern and manage the SETA in accordance with the Public Finance Management Act, the Skills Development Act, the Skills Development Levies Act and any other applicable legislation. This entails, among others, providing leadership and strategic direction of the organisation and monitoring the overall organisational performance.
The board is made up of no more than 15 members. The Minister appoints the Chairperson and the 14 other members of the board from the following constituencies:
- Organised labour (six persons).
- Organised employers (six persons).
- Two persons nominated by either government department, professional body, bargaining council or community organisation, all of whom have a vested interest in the SETA.
Each SETA has a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) that defines the responsibilities and obligations of the Ministry and the SETA. Every MoU outlines what each SETA plans to achieve in the course of a given financial year and how it will report to the Ministry on a quarterly basis.