Skills Development

Has your company claimed back the Skills Development levy money , do you have a work place skills plan?

If not you are throwing away money and not taking it back.

  1. Most SDFs charge10% of the company’s annual Skills Development Levy as a fee for submitting the WSP (Work Skills Plan) / ATR (Annual Training Report and PIVOTAL programme table to SETA by end April each year. In many cases the company does not have contact with the SDF again until the following year when the new WSP is required. Unfortunately the submission of these forms only results in the 20% Mandatory Grant being paid to you the client and no Discretionary Grants (worth up to 49,5% of your SDL) are ever submitted, losing you the largest portion of your training money.
  2. For clients who have already submitted this year’s WSP but require assistance with Discretionary Grant applications only, I would charge 10% of any grant awarded. No grant, No charge but if an application for e.g. R1,5 million was awarded, the cost for my services will be R150k. For this I will undertake the following
  • Visit and advise on appropriate training for the company which is likely to attract Discretionary grant award
  • Submit the DG application according to the SETA requirements
  • Submit all reports necessary during the year of the discretionary grant award to ensure payments received by your company
  • Follow up on payments from the SETA
  1. For clients requiring a full SDF service for a year, I propose 16,5% of the company’s annual SDL. This can be invoiced monthly and be included in Skills spend for BEE points as a consulting service. (Please check with your BEE consultant). This full service options includes:

The functions of a Skills Development Facilitator

  • Assist the employer and employees to develop a Workplace Skills Plan (WSP).
  • Submit the Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) to the relevant Seta.
  • Advise on the implementation of the Workplace Skills Plan.
  • Assist to draft an Annual Training Report (ATR) on the implementation of the Workplace Skills Plan.
  • Advice on the quality assurance requirements set by the Seta.
  • Act as a contact person between you and the Seta.
  • Serve as a resource for all aspects of skills development.
  • Visit and advise on appropriate training for the company which is likely to attract Discretionary grant award
  • Submit the DG application according to the SETA requirements
  • Submit all reports necessary during the year of the discretionary grant award to ensure payments received by your company
  • Follow up on payments from the SETA