Learnerships and Skills Development  
Learnership and Skill Development Unit is responsible to coordinate, monitor and implement Sector Skills Plan. The most important key functions of this department are to meet the National Skills Development Strategy targets which CETA must continuously implement. It also monitors workplace skills plans (WSP) and Annual Training Reports (ATR) that are submitted by levy payers that fall within the construction sector.
Research and Support Unit  
Research and Support Unit plays an integral function as the melting pot of information and analysis of data for all the units within CETA. Several external sources of inputs also converge to provide CETA with a clear strategic direction where skills development and training have to take place. 
Projects Administration  
The Projects Administration Unit administers all CETA approved projects. CETA has continuously ensured that effective and efficient control measures are not only put into place but adhered to in all processes (this includes Learnerships and Skills Development Programmes). 
Education Training and Quality Assurance  
ETQA Unit is actively involved with the Department of Labour (DoL) initiatives to assist emerging training providers within the construction sector registered in the DoL system to convert to NQF accreditation status.
The unit also receives applications from NQF accredited providers to extend the scope of accreditation with a view of supporting the industry training needs. Applications that have been received include mayor contracts such as the Spatial Development Initiatives, GAUTRAIN and the 2010 World Soccer Cup bid.

The unit also maintains regular communications with training provider stakeholders for continued understanding of quality assurance issues and trends relating to new qualifications. In addition, there is a continuous monitoring of the delivery of quality education and training by training providers. These reports allow CETAQA to determine national trends and take pre-emptive actions.

Other Functions that the unit provides include, issuing of certificates after learners have completed their Learnership programmes as well as registration of Moderators and Assessors.
Communications and Stakeholder Liaison  
These two units are responsible to build and maintain confidence in the construction sector through effective communication and stakeholder liaison management, promote and foster support for CETA’s strategic vision, contribute to the delivery of the NSDS Targets and lastly improve and facilitate sound communication with staff. 
Human and Resources  
Human Resources Unit is responsible to implement all Human Resources Policies, provide employee developmental interventions, recruit staff with a view of contributing towards achieving the overall strategic objectives of CETA. 
The Secretariat, provides secretarial services for Council and other strategic forums by preparing meetings agendas, providing logistical arrangements, record all proceedings (minutes and filing) and distribute documents of meetings on time.
Finance Unit provides Professional and Cutting edge Support and Leadership in financial management and procurement services to all Business Units, Regional Offices, Providers and Stakeholders. Significant improvement strategies had been implemented to ensure that processes, procedures and staff are geared to take up to the responsibility of providing financial services to all without failure.
Finance Unit has the following sub-units which provide services to Business Units via the Finance Manager who reports directly to the CFO. The sub-units are:
 Payroll and Banking Services; 
 Supply Chain Management Services;
 Revenue and Levy Grant Services; and
 Management and Accounting Services.