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Skills Development Strategic Planning

We assist our clients to align their skills prioritization with the company's strategic objectives (e.g. B-BBEE spend on skills, growth, sales, EE plan etc.).

Mandatory Grant Claims

Mandatory Grant Registration:

We assist with the registration of levy paying as well as non-levy paying entities (NLP) with all 21 SETA’s. 

*It is important to note that when it comes to the registration as a levy paying entity with SARS to obtain an L number, we will work in conjunction with your appointed Accountants to ensure that registration is done at the correct SETA and that the correct SIC Codes are used.

Mandatory Grant Registration:

  • Submission of the client’s WSP/ATR to the SETA where the entity is registered.
  • Assisting with the implementation of the WSP.

Discretionary Grant Claims

Discretionary Grant Applications:

Application will be submitted to the SETA where the entity has been registered.

*In the event where a company is a NLP (Non-Levy Paying) entity, applications of Discretionary Grants will be submitted to the entity’s SETA of choice.

  • Registration for Discretionary Grants for levy paying entities requires submission of previous WSP/ATR with their registered SETA.
  • We will guide the company to ensure that all prerequisite terms are met.
  • For NLP (Non-Levy Paying) entities submission of WSP/ATR to the SETA prior to DG application is not required.

Discretionary Grant Project Management:

As per the Skills Development Act and Government Gazette 2001, if an organization employs 50 or more employees, the company must establish a Skills Development Training Committee – We will assist with:

  • The capacitation of Training Committee.
  • Training for Training Committee members.
  • Chair Training Committee meetings virtually via Zoom or Teams.
  • Ensure that 1 meeting quarterly is scheduled.
  • Ensure that all planned and completed trainings are discussed by all the relevant parties / committee members.
  • Draft of agenda,
  • Draft of meeting minutes.
  • Ensure records are kept correctly and effectively.

*In the event of successful DG applications, we will assist the company with:

  • The completion and submission of the required agreements, contracts, ID’s, highest qualification documents as well
    as any other supporting documents as requested by the SETA.
  • Learner Management of all approved interventions on the relevant SETA’s LMIS (SETA system).
  • The drafting of a Project Implementation Plan and projected intervention completion dates.
  • Drafting of Policies and Procedures to effectively manage students.
  • Sourcing all training providers on behalf of the client.
  • Ensure certificates of external training is received in good order.
  • Reconciliation of monies received from the SETA per intervention.
  • Attending meetings with training providers on behalf of the client.
  • Training database design & implementation assistance (Excel).
  • Organizing transport for candidates attending training off-site (for payment of the client).
  • Distribute training calendar for the year to all relevant managers within your company.

SETA Liaison

  • Attending SETA forums on the client’s behalf.
  • Liaising with the SETA’s on behalf of the client.
  • Attending annual workshops on the client’s behalf.
  • Communicating all relevant information to the client pertaining to their sector and SETA.

Training Needs Analysis

  • By means of questionnaires and interviews a training needs analysis will be done to establish what the skills shortages/needs in the company is.
  • A training needs analysis will be done annually.

Inter-Seta Transfers

Should an entity be registered with the incorrect SETA, we will then assist with transferring them to their correct SETA in accordance with their scope of business. We assist with Inter-Seta transfers with all 21 SETA’s. 

Learner Recruitment


Recruitment will be done in conjunction with company’s contact person.

  • A thorough list of requirements of the vacancy (learnerships, internships, bursaries, apprenticeships) must be supplied as well as a budget in the event that recruitment advertisements must be placed in a local newspaper.
  • Short listing candidates according to requirements as supplied by company.
  • Assist with the capacitation of the recruitment panel and scoring cards for recruits to be measured against.

Offer letters:

Draft offer letters to be sent to successful recruits.


Draft Learner Employment Contracts in line with the BCEA and LRA.

Learner Support

  • We manage WhatsApp Learner Support Groups to monitor any problems with regards to interventions being facilitated.
  • Social Support – Should it become evident that learners require social support, a Social Worker from the relevant town will be contacted to deliver support to learner. *Please note that should any additional costs arise from any form of support; it will be duly discussed with the company before any arrangements are made on behalf of the company.
  • Following up with training facilitators to ensure students are on track and performance is measured.
  • CV Writing & Editing (For the expense of the learner).

Employment Equity

EE Planning:

Should the company be registered for EE or employ 50 or more employees, or its annual turnover exceed sectoral targets – we will assist with:

EEA12 - Conducting an EE analysis:

  • Assist with the capacitation of EE committee.
  • Training for EE committee members.
  • Chair EE committee meetings, virtually via Zoom or Teams.
  • Assist and remind EE Managers to schedule quarterly EE meetings.
  • Guidance on discussion topics.
  • Draft of agenda.
  • Draft of meeting minutes.
  • Ensure records are kept correctly and effectively.
  • Ensure Senior Employment Equity Manager is appointed.
  • Guide EE committee and EE Manager to draft EEA13 following DoL Codes of Good Conduct.

EE Reporting:

  • Assist EE Managers with the compilation of EEA2 and EEA4 forms which must be submitted to DoL annually.

B-BBEE Scorecard Assistance

Assist with maintaining the Skills Development element scoring and advise how to increase points.

Accreditation Services

Assisting with the full SETA & QCTO accreditation process from start to finish which includes the following:

  • First Consultation/ Fact Finding Session.
  • Submission of Letter of Intent to the QCTO.
  • Sourcing the Accreditation Application Forms etc. from the relevant SETA and supporting the client with the completion thereof.
  • Sourcing required documents from the client and providing required support.
  • Sourcing relevant Learning Materials – this excludes the Purchase Price of the Learning Materials.
  • Review of Learning Materials to ensure alignment with Quality Assurance Body requirements.
  • Sourcing registered Assessors and Moderators - this includes linkages and signing of SLAs.
  • Develop Client specific QMS - Client consultation is required upon which the development of the QMS will be based.
  • Review of the Client’s existing QMS - Client consultation is required upon which the amendment of the QMS will be based.
  • Completion and submission of the Accreditation Application and Learning Programme Approval submission to the relevant Quality Assurance Body.
  • Support to Client with preparation for the relevant Accreditation Site Visit conducted by the relevant Quality Assurance Body.
  • Additional assistance or support not included in the First Consultation/ Fact Finding Session.

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Funding & Distribution

SDL Distribution

The Skills Development Levies Act provides for the collection of a Skills Development Levy of 1% of the total remuneration of all employees in companies with an annual wage bill of over R500 000. This levy is collected by the South African Revenue Services (SARS) and then paid over to the Department of Higher Education and Training. The Department then transfers 18% of the levies to the National Skills Fund. The South African Revenue Services (SARS) may keep 2% of the total payments received for administration costs and the balance of the 80% is disbursed to the SETAs.

The SETA may keep 10.5% of the total payments received for administration costs, but must transfer .5% to the QCTO for quality assurance functions.
20%must be transferred to employers as a Mandatory Grant, if the employer submits a WSP and ATR by the deadline, and provided that the WSP and ATR is approved by the SETA against defined quality standards.
The balance (49.5%) of the funds received (plus any surpluses from unclaimed Mandatory Grants or other sources) must be made available for Discretionary Grants, of which 80% must be paid for PIVOTAL programmes. 20% is available for Non-PIVOTAL programmes to implement the SETA SSP.

These Discretionary Grants are thus to be used to implement the SETA’s Sector Skills Plan (SSP) and the Annual Performance Plan (APP), which highlights the priority skills needs including scarce and critical skills of the sector.

Mandatory Funding

The Mandatory Grant is a 
reimbursement of up to 20% of the 
organisations Skills Development 
Levy contribution by a 
compliant employer.

Discretionary Funding

This fund is made available to
participating SETA stakeholders 
in excess of what is available in
terms of their Mandatory fund.
This funding is provided to 
stakeholders implementing training 
and assisting with the achievement 
of the SETA's commitment to 
the DHET.

SDL Distribution Structure

National Skills Fund
Discretionary Grants
Mandatory Grants
SETA Administration

SETA Funding Model

Know where your money goes!

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