Our Skills Development Services to you
Administration of the Work Skills Plan and Annual Training Report.
Submission of the Skills Development and Annual Training Reports to the relevant SETA’s.
Claiming back 50 % of your SDL levies paid to SARS.
Advise on all Skills related issues.
Help with applications regarding learner ships or any other training courses required from your company.
Help with training providers that will help and advise on your specific training needs.
Please note:
We are an Employer’s Organisation and that renders us only to assist and represent all employers and not employees.
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Skills Development

  • Skills Development is the training and development that the employer provides in the workplace.
  • The training is provided from an outside accredited provider which falls within the definition of Skills Development as well as in house training.
  • Cost of learnerships are to be equal to the benefits received from the Seta.
  • The duration of the training is within the 12 months and the cost of training can only be claimed once the training is completed.
  • In terms of the Skills Development Act all organisations in South Africa with a payroll exceeding R500 000 per annum must pay a 1% Skills Development Tax on their payroll.
  • Companies may only claim their SDL tax if they pay the SDL Tax and provide approved training to its employees either externally or internally.
  • Organisations not paying SDL Tax may not claim the grants but they may however offer learnership and claim learnership grants.
  • The claim procedure is called an annual training report and a workskills plan. This consists of two parts :
  • The Annual Training Report : This tells the SETA what training has taken place in the company in the previous 12 months and which employees received training
  • The Workskills Plan : This tells the SETA what training is going to take place in the company in the next 12 months based on the operational requirements of the company.

The SETA and the SDF are responsible for the following:

  1. Facilitate the development of employees in the organisation and the strategies of the organisation fairly and equally.
  2. Acquire the resources to accredit and evaluate learnerships and skills programs in the organisation.
  3. Evaluate the skills development needs of the employees and organisation and continually evaluate the implementation of identified needs.
  4. Advise the employees and the employer on external and internal skills strategies as well as the progress of the skills development of the organisation.
  5. Be a training committed leader and lead the process of organisational skills development and employee development.
  6. Act as SDF administration and check all SETA documentation before submitting.
  7. Set up a training committee.
  8. Advise the organisation on the implementation of the WSP.
  9. Advise the organisation on the quality assurance requirements of the relevant SETA.
  10. Serve as contact person between the organisation and the external SDF and SETA.
  11. Chair the skills development planning committee or training committee.
  12. Bring the company policies in line with the regulations as laid down by the Skills Development Act.
  13. Create a skills performance system for the company where no skills performance system exists.
  14. Generate the key performance area for the skills performance system.
  15. Complete an individual development pathway for all employees, as well as the skills requirement and learning pathway.
  16. Create a portfolio of evidence for all employees that will receive training in the company.
  17. Complete the WSP, ATR and submit it to the correct SETA, before the deadline.
  18. Formalise the qualifications of employees through a baseline assessment.
  19. Train employed staff in order to claim the skills development levy grant from the SETA
  20. Register Learnership Programs by training unemployed people.
  21. Claim their skills development levy grant from their SETA and claim the Tax rebates as stipulated for Learnerships.

Before submitting the workplace skills plan and annual training report, the skills development facilitator as the responsible person for the company, will sign the document verifying that the information contained in the document is correct and true. It must be noted that the information provided on the workplace skills plan and annual training report must be 100% correct and true. Companies providing untrue or false information on these documents run the risk of receiving an extremely high fine or even a one-year jail term.

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