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Innovative Consulting:
Skills Services

Innovative Consulting provides a Skills Development Consulting service that focuses on identifying skills gaps within organisations and developing a skills strategy to alleviate skills shortages.

We conduct a skills audit and employee assessment to determine what training is needed and thereafter provide recommendations for training and development.

Innovative Consulting is registered across all SETA's to provide services as the Skills Development Facilitator.

Skills Development Services:

  • Skills Audits
  • Skills Gap Analysis
  • Skills Planning
  • Submission of Workplace Skills Plans
  • Annual Training Reports
  • Selection of Accredited Training Providers
  • Alignment of skills plan to BEE Strategy

Innovative Consulting engages with a range of training providers to ensure clients achieve their skills goals and maximise the BEE Scorecard.

Workplace Skills Plans &
Annual Training Reports:

In order for an organisation to reclaim a portion of the levies, paid over to the SETA’s, in the form of a mandatory grant it is required to submit a Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) and a training report (ATR) annually.

The above submission is also a requirement for BEE purposes. In order for an organisation to score any points under the Skills Development Element (Statement 400) it needs to comply with the following requirements:

  • Appointment of a skills development facilitator
  • Compliance with Skills Development Act (SDA)
  • Compliance with Skills Development Levies Act (SDLA)
  • Registration with the relevant SETA
  • Development of a WSP and ATR
  • Implemented a plan to develop priority skills for Black people
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Background Information

Skills Development Act

In order to overcome the skills shortages in South Africa and to create a better standard of living, Government created the Skills Development Act (SDA) and Skills Development Levy Act (SDLA). The Act prescribed the establishment of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and the Sectoral Education and Training Authorities (SETAs).

The Acts address the following:

  • Human capital investment and economic growth
  • Quality of life of workers and labour mobility
  • Productivity in the workplace and competitiveness of employers
  • Promotion of self-employment
  • Quality of education and training in the workplace
  • Redress disadvantages through training and education
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Sector Education and Training Authorities

Development and implementation of a sector skills plan to promote learnerships by

  • Identifying workplaces for practical workplace experience;
  • Supporting the development of learning materials;
  • Improving the facilitation of learning; and
  • Assisting with the conclusion of learnership agreements.
  • Register learnerships;
  • Support the implementation of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

SETA Grants for Organisations:

Mandatory Grants are payable to companies that pay the Skills Development levy, and equals 40% of the Skills Development levy paid by the employer. This grant may be claimed based on the submission of a combined WSP and ATR has been approved by the SETA. Discretionary Grants need to be applied for separately and are approved at the discretion of the relevant SETA. The employer is able to claim a further 10% of the levy paid over to the SETA to fund initiatives that aim to address the critical scarce skills shortage within the sector.

Examples of these initiatives include:

  • ABET training;
  • Learnerships;
  • Internships;
  • Bursaries;
  • Apprenticeships
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