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Skills Development Legislation and Review


Interactive workshop for HR Practitioners and SD committee members and relevant parties



02 November 2018: Emperors Palace: Convention Centre



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 Course Content


Section 1: Introduction and review of Skills Development legislation


  • Why a National Qualification framework in South Africa?
  • Legislation – NQF ACT, SDA, SDLA and EE Act


Section 2: Some legislative changes


  • SETA’s till 2020
  • Role of the QCTO
  • Current or legacy qualifications


Section 3: Understanding and review of qualification structure


  • Current structure under the SETA’s
    • Unit standards

    • Credits

    • Qualification structure

    • Future structure under the QCTO

      • Introduction to the QCTO

      • New format of Qualifications

      • Levels of the NQF


Section 4: The Skills Development Committee


  • Functions, duties and responsibilities
  • Need for dedicated and committed members


Section 5: Putting skills Development to work


  • Workplace skills plans and Annual Training Reports
  • The role of the Skills Development Facilitator


Section 6: The workplace as a place of learning   


  • Assessing needs and skills audits
  • Establishing a skills gap
  • Filling the gap


Section 7: Recognition of Prior Learning


  • What is Recognitions of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Who should be eligible for consideration
  • Motivation for Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Introducing RPL and making use of the correct US or Qualifications


Section 8: Setting up strategic partnerships


  • Partnering with TVET Colleges
  • Benefits of partnerships


Section 9: Job profiles and EE requirements


  • Re-designing or re-writing profiles
  • Entry requirements for positions


Purpose of the workshop:


The workshop is intended to be interactive and will equip Human Resources Practitioners and other relevant parties with a good understanding of skills development and the need for workplace implementation of skills development initiatives. The need for ongoing skills development is essential and the regulations are continually changing.


Companies must be seen to be active in regard to skills development in order to access discretionary funding from the SETA’s and are now required to submit minutes of skills development forum meetings when applying for funding.


The need to conduct skills audits so as to establish skills gaps as well as the need to review all company policies and procedures that might negatively impact on skills development is a requirement of the EE Act.


On completion of the workshop delegates will have a thorough understanding of:


  • The SDA, SDLA, NQFA and the EEA
  • Recent legislative changes related to skills development, the SETAs and QCTO
  • The function, duties and responsibilities of forum members
  • The structure of qualifications both current and future
  • How to put skills development to work in the workplace
  • Role of the SDF, WSP’s and ATR
  • Needs analysis, skills gaps and recognition of prior learning (RPL)
  • Strategic partnerships with TVET colleges
  • Re-designing job profiles in relation to EE requirements


Who should attend?


  • HR manager and HR department staff
  • Members of the Skills Development committee
  • Members of the EE committee
  • Senior managers wishing to get a better understanding of skills development
  • Union reps  



  • R 2890 (incl. Vat) per delegate
  • Price include course material, certificates, legislation and catering/ refreshments
  • Safe and secure parking


For further information contact:


Deidre at telephone: (012) 666 8284/ 083 556 9407

Fax: (086) 547 2636 or (012) 661 1411



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