3. Relevant key policy focus areas During the year under review, the work of the two SETAs was informed by the NSDS III which is the overarching strategic guide for skills development and provides direction to sector skills planning and implementation in the SETAs. It provides a framework for the skills development levy resource utilisation of these institutions as well as the National Skills Fund and sets out linkages with, and responsibilities of, other education and training stakeholders. The NSDS III has eight goals for implementation by the SETAs which are: . Establishing a credible institutional mechanism for skills planning; . Increase access to occupationally-directed programmes; . Promoting the growth of a public FET college system that is responsive to sector, local, regional and national skills needs and priorities; . Addressing the low-level of youth and adult language and numeracy skills to enable additional training; . Encouraging better use of workplace-based skills development; . Encouraging and support cooperatives, small enterprises, worker- initiated, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and community training initiatives; . Increasing public sector capacity for improved service delivery and supporting the building of a developmental state; and . Building career and vocational guidance.