About Us

Learn about what we do, our Vision and Mission principles.

Skills Development

The Association for Skills Development in South Africa (ASDSA) is a Section 21 company that represents skills development practitioners and skills development administrators, which includes facilitators, assessors, moderators and training providers. Members are required to abide by a code of conduct and a constitution.

Regional Support

The ASDSA has branches in Gauteng, the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, with satellite structures in  Mpumalanga, North Cape  and Eastern Cape (Port Elizabeth and East London) and Free State.


The ASDSA hosts regular information-sharing workshops and seminars around the country.  The purpose of these events is to obtain inputs on changes in policy and legislation and to share the latest news in learning and development in South Africa.  The attendance fee for these events is substantially discounted for members.


The Vision of the Association for Skills Development in South Africa (ASDSA) is to seek to establish and maintain the credibility of the skills development profession, regardless of the industrial sector


The Mission of the Association for Skills Development in South Africa (ASDSA) is to:

Grow our membership

Develop and implement a professional designation certification programme for skills development professionals

Develop and implement a continuous professional development programme so that the skills development professionals can maintain currency in developments and initiatives in this field


Be represented on business and labour forums

Develop a qualifications framework

Represent members’ skills related interests

Support, assist and provide knowledge and information that is required by members in order to fulfil their corporate socio-economic and community responsibilities

Uphold a code of conduct