Skills Development Season is upon us as we head towards the 30 April 2018 deadline for submission of your Workplace Skills Plan for the 2018 / 19 period and your Annual training report for 2017 / 18.
Any employer who pays more than R500 000 a year in staff salaries (+- R42 000 / month) must register for and pay Skills Levies for approx.. 1% of your staff payroll.
Annual Training Report and Workplace Skills Plan submission is the 30th April 2016 for ALL SETA’s, however, different SETA’s reporting periods may differ from one to another, however the deadline for submission of the Workplace Skills Plan is the same. The documents submitted to SETA consist of workplace skills plan and annual training report.
This week we are continuing with questions and answers on Workplace Skills Plan & Annual Training Report
Depending on the industry sector will depend on what SETA your company will be registered with. For the most part SETA’s have their own system which can differ from one SETA to another. Have a look at one of the popular SETA’s – Wholesale and Retail SETA to give you a better understanding of SETA’s.
Workplace Skills Plan is a strategic document that articulates how the employer is going to address the training and development needs in the workplace. This process should be an all-inclusive one.
In this post we are looking at the Workplace Skills Plan & Annual Training Report submission in detail and answering some frequently asked questions.
Why is the Workplace skills plan so important to organisations?
Organisations need to search for the best possible training solutions to invest in their staff’s career paths when implementing their annual skills development plans. Keeping up to speed with industry trends and staying relevant is therefore pivotal when bridging gaps between organisations’ present realities, their skills development needs and employees’ career aspirations.