A Skills Development Facilitator (SDF) is responsible for the planning, implementation and reporting of training in an organisation, with SETA-related duties. In larger organisations, a currently employed training or Human Resources (HR) manager may be appointed as an internal SDF. In smaller organisations there is often no dedicated training or HR professional fulfilling this role, and so a manager or company owner will assume the responsibility. The role can also be outsourced to a professional external SDF.

WSP/ATR – 30th April 17 due date for all companies!

Why an qualified Skills Development Facilitator?

  • Have you been getting your grants back from your SETA?
  • Is someone planning , monitoring  and ensuring that your training suits your BBBEE strategy ?
  • Have you got learnerships and other BEE training programmes in place?
  • Do you need help with your employment equity reporting?
  • Do you benefit from tax incentives on learnerships or related programmes?
  • Do you know the Scarce and Critical Skills in your sector. (The list of items the SETAs focus on and sponsor?
If the answer is no , then the chances are that you need help.
 
  • Your business is paying a monthly skills  levy to the receiver of revenue of 1% of your total payroll. (If your payroll is over R500-000 a year.)
  • A portion thereof , 20% is allocated to the National Skills fund. The balance is paid over to your  SETA – Sector  Education and Training authority.
  • The SETA is entitled to withhold a small amount for administration costs. So your company can recover at least 20% for basic compliance and automatically qualify for pre-planned training grants from the SETA.

Are you looking for an qualified SDF to help you claim money back?

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Are you an SDF looking for workplace experience?

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Are you an SDF that need help in April with your submissions?

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We have a FREE online database of qualified SDFs that can assist you.

So you received your SDF Certificate but need more couching?

Can you offer workplace experience in April 17 to new SDFs?

How to evaluate a qualified SDF?

  • For starters, the SDF must have a valid certificate with the ETDP SETA logo on, or alternatively the ETDP SETA SOR with the required unit standards.
  • SDFs should be an member of the ASDSA – Association for Skills Development in South Africa, and possibly have any of their designations as proof that they up-to-date with the latest legislation and educational trends and news.
  • SDFs should physical visit your organisation each year to assist with the WSP/ATR submissions. (As part of the job description of an appointed SDF.)
  • An SDF should visit all the yearly SETA/ASDSA meetings to ensure they up-to-date with the latest trends and projects.

Roles of an SDF – as defined by the SETAs?

  • Facilitator: To facilitate the development of an employer’s skills development strategy
  • Expert: To serve as an expert resource for accrediting the employer as a training provider and for the implementation of appropriate learnerships and skills programmes
  • Administrator: To complete and submit the WSP and ATR
  • Advisor: To advise the employers and employees on the National
    Strategy (NSDS) and on the implementation of the WSP
    Skills Development
  • Education and needs evaluator: To assess the skills development needs of the organisation
  • Mediator: To serve as a contact person between the employer and the relevant SETA.

Are you looking for an qualified SDF to help you claim money back?

(Click here)

Are you an SDF looking for workplace experience?

(Click here)

Are you an SDF that need help in April with your submissions?

(Click Here)

We have a FREE online database of qualified SDFs that can assist you.

So you received your SDF Certificate but need more couching?

Can you offer workplace experience in April 17 to new SDFs?