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:
Innovative Consulting engages with a range of training providers to ensure clients achieve their skills goals and maximise the BEE Scorecard.
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:
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:
Development and implementation of a sector skills plan to promote learnerships by
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: