Skills Development

Skills Development

Skills DevelopmentRemember that the Skills Development Submissions are due before the 30th April of every year if you are to be eligible for any grants. The training year for most SETA’s now runs from 1 January to 31 December although a few, namely FP&M, HW and W&R Seta, still run from 1 April to 31 March. MICT Seta this year is running from 1 April to 31 March which is a period of 12 months.

For assistance in planning your training and recording your training report, please contact Tessa in the office.

 


 

Learnerships

LearnershipsAs our clients become more aware of the grants that the SETA’s are prepared to give, so more of us are becoming involved in Learnerships. There is a Sectoral Agreement with regard to Learnerships that defines their rights and the minimum allowance to be paid in terms of employment law – which is different from the Basic Conditions of Employment Act. It is important to note that Learners are not considered to be employees and therefore fall outside of some of the benefits offered to staff. The minimum allowances were revised with effect from 1 April 2014 and amounts to a 6% increase.

The allowances are set out in the table below:
Existing levels of Learnerships Credit already earned by learner Percentage of wage to be paid as allowance Minimum allowance per week Minimum allowance per month
NQF 1 to 2 0 – 120 35% R 253.73 R 1,098.65
  121 – 240 69% R 507.43 R 2,197.17
NQF 3 0 – 120 17% R 253.73 R 1,098.65
  121 – 240 40% R 477.88 R 2,069.22
  241 – 360 53% R 782.33 R 3,387.49
NQF 4 0 – 120 13% R 253.73 R 1,098.65
  121 – 240 25% R 507.49 R 2,197.43
  241 – 360 53% R 782.33 R 3,387.49
  361 – 480 56% R 1,141.75 R 4,943.78
NQF 5 to 8 0 – 120 8% R 253.73 R 1,098.65
  121 – 240 18% R 549.72 R 2,380.29
  241 – 360 38% R 822.49 R 3,561.38
  361 – 480 38% R 1,158.70 R 5,017.17
  481 – 600 49% R 1,480.05 R 6,408.62

If you are contemplating entering into a Learnership arrangement and require a contract which outlines the employee’s entitlements in terms of the Sectoral Agreement, please contact Tessa at our office.