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Mandatory Grant Applications/Submission 2013/2014. What is Skills Development all about. It ’ s about: Planning for empowerment Training for success Embracing the HR vision of South Africa Addressing skills needs Developing a productive industry Measuring success

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what is skills development all about
What is Skills Development all about
  • It’s about:
    • Planning for empowerment
    • Training for success
    • Embracing the HR vision of South Africa
    • Addressing skills needs
    • Developing a productive industry
    • Measuring success
    • Becoming the best in the business
    • Creating workplace opportunities
what s in it for me
What’s in it for me?
  • It’s an opportunity:
    • To access funds to assist with training
    • Drive skills development
    • Train and develop your staff
    • Provide input into national Skills

planning strategy

    • To participate in the country’s drive

to address skills needs and


    • Access grants for employee development
purpose of the wsp atr
  • The purpose of the WSP/ATR/PTR is to:
    • Obtain involvement from stakeholders
    • Identify interventions to address skills needs
    • Develop skills plans
    • Obtain employer and employee commitment
    • Collect planning information for government and development agencies
    • Assist in allocation of Government funding
purpose of the wsp atr1
  • The purpose of the WSP/ATR/PTR is to:
    • Uncover untapped talents and skills.
    • Measure the impact of skills

development on:

      • Economy,
      • Efficiency
      • Effectiveness
purpose of the wsp atr2
Purpose of the WSP / ATR
  • The Purpose of the WSP/ATR/PTR for the FP&M SETA / Sector is to:
    • Provide important information of the sector on:
      • The geographic profile;
      • The demographic profile;
      • The current and predicted skills needs and gaps
      • Current skills development practices
      • Further intervention required.
purpose of the wsp atr pivotal
Purpose of the WSP / ATR & Pivotal
  • The Purpose of the WSP/ATR and Pivotal for the FP&M SETA / Sector is to:
    • To utilize information provided to:
      • Inform the SETA of the entity's/ employees' skills development needs
      • Enable the SETA to render support;
      • Inform and enhance Sector Skills Planning research initiatives.
completing your reports
Completing your Reports
  • All sections of the WSP/ ATR and Pivotal to be completed in full
    • Include PIVOTAL programmes worksheets
    • ATR must reflect all training conducted
    • During April 2012 to March 2013
    • Conducted Internally, or
    • Conducted Externally
    • The WSP must reflect all planned training
    • internally or externally
    • During April 2013 to March 2014
completing your reports1
Completing your Reports
  • The WSP/ATR must be duly authorised and signed off by:
    • The Internal Training Committee / Skills Development Committee including recognised labour representative
      • Firms employing 50 or more employees; or
    • The Owner / Chief Executive and

designated employee representative

      • Firms employing less than 50 employees;
      • CFO/HR is to sign off to confirm that all information submitted on WSP/ATR is correct.
process for submission of wsp atr
Process for Submission of WSP/ATR
  • Deadline for submissions:
    • on/or before 30 June 2013:
  • WSP /ATRs to be submitted electronically/ hand delivery/courier or post
  • Requests for extension:
    • Anticipated delays – by 31 May 2013 –
      • subject to approval by Board
  • Discretionary grants will be advertised
    • in a separate funding window and
    • entities will be informed of the closing date, categories and criteria.
pivotal reporting
Pivotal Reporting
  • The definition of PIVOTAL programmes :
    • "PIVOTAL Programmes" means professional, vocational, technical and academic learning programmes that result in occupational qualifications and may include a knowledge component that is normally delivered at a further education and training college or a university as well as structured learning in an accredited training centre of an approved workplace".
pivotal reporting2
Pivotal Reporting
  • Types of PIVOTAL programmes
    • Learnerships & apprenticeships
    • Internships & work experience related to

diploma / certificate / vocational programmes

offered at FETs, HETs and other accredited


- Credit bearing and NQF aligned skills programmes that may cover either the theoretical, practical or workplace component of a full qualification.

pivotal reporting3
Pivotal Reporting
  • Examples of PIVOTAL Programmes:
    • professional placements,
    • work integrated learning,
    • apprenticeships,
    • learnerships,
    • internships,
    • skills programmes and
    • work experience placements.
pivotal reporting4
Pivotal Reporting
  • Pivotal Training Plan (to be submitted with WSP for 2013/14)
    • Planned beneficiaries to be registered on PIVOTAL programmes
    • Included in WSP/ATR template for medium and large firms
  • Pivotal ATR (to be submitted in 2014/15 for the period 2013/14)
submission of banking details
Submission of Banking Details
    • Public entities are required to verify all grant beneficiaries’ banking details prior to payment of grants.
  • Verification of Banking Details:
    • New regulation call for a Bank Letter,
      • (current – not older than 3 months),
      • signed off and stamped by a bank

signatory confirming the banking

details of the entity.

submission of banking details1
Submission of Banking Details
  • The letter from the bank to reflect the following information:
    • Name of Account Holder
    • SDL Number (all applicable)
    • Name of Bank
    • Name of Branch
    • Branch Number (MUST HAVE 6 DIGITS)
    • Account Number
    • Type of Account
    • Bank Address


  • SIC Codes
    • Standard Industrial Classification Codesare attached to the 2013-2014 template
  • NQF levels
  • Types of Learning
  • OFO V13
    • Organisational Framework for Occupations Version 2013 attached to the 2013-14 template
    • Full version available on websites)
2011 2012 atrs verification
2011-2012 ATRs’ Verification
  • Purpose:
    • is to evaluate and monitor the training that was implemented
  • Proof:
    • copies of invoices paid towards training or
    • certificates/statements of results or
    • attendance registers