The ETDP SETA is calling on employers and organizations in the Education, Training and Development (ETD) sector to respond to the 30 June 2012 deadline for the submission of the combined Workplace Skills Plan for
the period 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013 and Annual Training Report for the period 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012.
The Education, Training and Development Practices - Sector Education and Training Authority (ETDP SETA) was established in March 2000 in terms of the Skills Development Act No. 97 of 1998 (as amended) and
re-established in 2005. The ETDP SETA’s mandate is to promote and facilitate skills development in the Education, Training and Development (ETD) sector.
The Chief Executive Officer Ms Nombulelo Nxesi has called on ETD sector employers and organizations to raise the skills levels of their employees by developing and submitting the Workplace Skills Plans (WSPs) and the
Annual Training Reports (ATRs) to the ETDP SETA every year.
The Workplace Skills Plan is one of the instruments used in improving individual and organisational performance. The skills development process should be derived from the organisation’s strategies and
business plans. It should be geared towards building the competence required to achieve the organisation’s goals and objectives in terms of the delivery of products and services.
On submission of a WSP/ATR, an employer can claim 50% of total levies contributed to the South African Revenue Services (SARS). Failure to submit the WSP/ATR may result in forfeiture of the mandatory grant for
the relevant year.
The SETA has emphasized the importance of ensuring all mandatory fields are completed fully in order to be processed for mandatory grant payments and the following criteria should be met:
WSP/ATR must be signed by the organisation’s designated signatories
WSP/ATR must be submitted in the prescribed format on or before the stipulated due date.
Private and Public Employers can access WSP and ATR Templates and download from the ETDP SETA website at www.etdpseta.org.za.