Thought leadership: The role of the SDF


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The role of the SDF often underrated, which deals with an organisations Skills Development initiatives, through submission of Workplace Skills Plans and Annual Training Reports.

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Thought leadership: The role of the SDF

  1. 1. presents The Role of the SDF &Looming WSP and ATR Submissions Omni HR Consulting (Pty) Ltd
  2. 2. Defining the Skills Development Facilitator• A Skills Development Facilitator (SDF) is responsible for the planning, implementation and reporting of training within an organisation, with SETA- related duties.• They are to ensure a culture of learning is established to support the staff members individual quest for work and personal performance aligned to the organisations strategic vision.• SDF’s must be qualified and accredited by the relevant SETA. Omni HR Consulting (Pty) Ltd
  3. 3. The role of the SDFFacilitate Facilitate the development of an employers Skills Development StrategyExpert To serve as an expert resource for the implementation of Learnerships and Skills ProgrammesAdministrator To complete and submit Workplace Skills Plans (WSPs) and Annual Training Reports (ATRs)Advisor Advise employers and employees on National Skills Development Strategies (NSDS)Educator and Needs Evaluator Assess Skills Development needs of an organisationMediator Contact person between employer and relevant SDF Omni HR Consulting (Pty) Ltd
  4. 4. Acts that govern Skills Development:Skills Development Act:Promotes Education and Training in the workplace. It governs the National SkillAuthority, National Skills Fund, Skills Development Levies and Sector Education andTraining Authorities (SETA’s).Skills Development Levy Act:Compulsory levy scheme for the purpose of funding Education, Training andDevelopment as envisaged in the Skills Development Act. 1% of the totalremuneration paid to employees is collected by SARS for this purpose.
  5. 5. ROIᵛ = ROI + Value-add In ETD we go for the maximum ‘Return on Investment’.Why go for simple interest as a return on investment, if we can go for compound? Omni HR Consulting (Pty) Ltd
  6. 6. Levies, Rebates and Grants:Registered companies are required to indicate their primary business with SARS, whichaligns to their SETA. This SETA receives 80% of the 1% of the Skills Development Levy paidvia SARS. 10% is used for the operational costs of the SETA; the remainder of the moneytranslates into Grants.There are 2 types of Grants:• Mandatory Grants Must be paid by the SETA if the company has submitted a completed WSP and ATR by due date, which meets the SETA requirements. 50% of the levies paid can be claimed back. (Subject to change and SETA specific)• Discretionary Grants Companies can apply for funding for priority training needs. 20% of the money received from levies is paid to Discretionary Grants for Learnerships, Skills Programmes and Sector priorities.
  7. 7. LearnershipsCompanies can apply for funding; however it is limited.There are 2 types:- Grant for the cost of implementing a Learnership (Training costs)- Grant to cover learner stipend (Subsidise learner salary, 18.2 learners)Skills ProgrammesCompanies can apply for funding; however it is limited.If a learner completes multi Skills Programmes adding up to a full qualification,funding is capped.Sector Priorities- Includes research- Develop training infrastructure- Address Scarce and Critical Skills Omni HR Consulting (Pty) Ltd
  8. 8. Tax allowance:• Section 12H of the Income Tax Act of 2002 grants additional tax allowances in respect of recognised Learnerships entered into by employers. It is designed as an incentive for employees to develop skills and create jobs.• Tax allowance can equate to up to R20 000 for employed individuals and up to R30 000 for newly appointed.• Comprises of both a commencement and completion allowance.• Enhanced allowance for disabled learners introduced in July 2006 – up to R40 000 paid for employed individuals and up to R50 000 for newly appointed. Omni HR Consulting (Pty) Ltd