CTIA approach to


The CTIA approach to accreditation, association and recognition. Through its partnerships with national and global bodies, CTIA ensures its qualifications are recognised both locally and internationally.

We offer


A national programme, accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO).


Several internationally recognised programmes, accredited by City & Guilds (C&G) and/or the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH).


CTIA now offers short courses for the home cook.


An opportunity to travel to Switzerland and further your studies to a Bachelor Degree in Culinary Arts at the Business & Hospitality Management School (BHMS) in Lucerne. (CTIA’s exclusive partnership with BHMS).


CTIA offers students the opportunity to customize and specialise their education through our newly added innovation modules. Included in your programme, students will be able to select from a list of specialised modules.


















City & Guilds develop programmes of learning, learning technology, certification and assessment, to support colleges, training providers and governments. Their qualifications, support services and flexible learning options enable people to unlock their potential and progress in their careers. City & Guilds have thousands of qualifications that have been developed in conjunction with key organisations in 28 industries. That’s why they are recognised by employers worldwide. They are available at all levels, from entry level to the equivalent of a postgraduate degree, and so offer clear pathways to support centres and leaners to achieve success.

The international qualifications offer learners great opportunities for career development as well as progression into higher and professional education. They are widely accepted by employers around the world as the benchmark for workplace excellence and provide learners with the skills they need to succeed in today’s fast changing economic environment.

Chaine Des Rotisseurs

We are proud to announce our affiliation to the Chaine Des Rotisseurs through our proud member of the Chaine Des Rotisseurs, Bailliage du Cap, Maître Hôtelier – Deon Roets and Chef Rôtisseur – Louise Oldham (Managing Director of Chefs Training & Innovation Academy).

Dept. of Higher Education

The Department of Higher Education and Training is one of the departments of the South African government. It oversees universities and other post-secondary education in South Africa. Chefs Training & Innovation Group is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private College in terms of Section 31(3) of the Continuing Education and Training Act, 2006 (Act No. 16 of 2006) and Regulation 12(4)(b) of the Regulations for the Registration of Private Further Education and Training Colleges, 2007. Registration No. 2012/FE07/040.


The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) is a Quality Council established in 2010 in terms of the Skills Development Act Nr. 97 of 1998. Its role is to oversee the design, implementation, assessment and certification of occupational qualifications, including trades, on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF).

The QCTO also offers guidance to skills development providers who must be accredited by the QCTO to offer occupational qualifications.

In summary, the QCTO is responsible for:
1.1.1. Establishment and management of the Occupational Qualification Sub-framework (OQSF);
1.1.2. Occupational Qualifications development and maintenance;
1.1.3. Accreditation of Skills Development Providers;
1.1.4. Accreditation of Assessment Centres;
1.1.5. Assessment;
1.1.6. Certification;
1.1.7. Research and Knowledge Development; and
1.1.8. Stakeholder Management and Advocacy.

The vision of the QCTO is to qualify a skilled and capable workforce.

The mission of the QCTO is to effectively and efficiently manage the OQSF in order to set standards, develop and quality assure national occupational qualifications for all who want a trade or occupation and, where appropriate, professions.


  1. Innovation and Excellence – We rise to opportunities and challenges, we continuously learn, we are innovative and we consistently produce work of distinction and fine quality, on time, and in line with our clients’ needs.
  2. Empowerment and Recognition – We enable people to make things happen, we encourage and support one another when and where needed, and we celebrate successful accomplishment of work.
  3. Respect and Dignity – We value and show consideration for all people we work with; treat one another with kindness and thoughtfulness, and embrace inclusivity.
  4. Ethics and Integrity – We embrace and practise a moral code of trustworthiness, honesty and truthfulness in everything we say and do, and we honour our promises and commitments.
  5. Ownership and Accountability – We take ownership of our responsibilities and we answer for our decisions and actions.
  6. Authenticity – We protect the public by issuing authentic, quality qualifications.

Each CTIA Campus is individually registered with the QCTO as follow:

  • Mbombela (Nelspruit) Campus: QCTOSDP01200319-1993
  • Centurion Campus:  SDP1220/17/006
  • Durban Campus:  SDP1223/17/00399
  • Stellenbosch Campus:  QCTOSDP00180628-967


The Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA) is one of the 21 SETAs established under the Skills Development Act (No 97 of 1998) in 2001.

CATHSSETA was formally known as the Tourism and Hospitality Education and Training Authority (THETA) until 1 April 2012, when we became the Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority.
Our mandate is to facilitate skills development within our sub-sectors through the disbursement of grants for learning programmes and monitoring of education and training as outlined in the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS).

We operate in the following sub-sectors:

  • Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Conservation
  • Gaming and Lotteries
  • Hospitality
  • Sport, Recreation and Fitness
  • Travel and Tourism

Registration number:  613/P/000196/2012

SA Chefs

The South African Chefs Association(SA Chefs) is a non-profit industry organization that has been representing chefs, cooks and caterers at all levels for over 40 years


The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, or Worldchefs in short, is a dynamic global network of more than 100 chefs associations representing chefs at all levels and across all specialties worldwide.

Cape Wine Academy

The Cape Wine Academy (Proprietary) Limited is the recognised leader in wine appreciation and wine education in South Africa.


Chefs Training & Innovation Group (PTY) Ltd Reg No. 2015/223644/07 is provisionally registered as a Private College with the Department of Higher Education and Training for the qualification as per registration number 2012/FE07/040.