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Skills development facilitator services:

The Skills Development Levy & WSP/ATR

Every employer that pays more than R500 000 per year for salaries and wages has to pay a levy to SARS called the Skills Development Levy.  This levy is 1% of the total salary and wage amount.  Once paid to SARS, the levy is then transferred to the employer's relevant SETA to administer. 

An employer can claim 50% of its skills levies back (this is called a Mandatory grant) provided the company delivered on its targeted training.

In order to indicate planning and implementation, each SETA distributes a regulated document called a Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) and Annual Training Report (ATR). The Skills Development Facilitator (SDF) is responsible for the development of a workplace skills plan with the input of the relevant stakeholders of the employer, documenting the plan and submitting it to the SETA.  Along with the skills plan the SDF also submits a report on the training that took place during the previous year.  The submission of this information is processed by the SETA and based on the information they re-imburse 50% of the levy paid to SARS in cash, directly into the employer's bank account. 

Funding and Grants available

Besides the 50% re-imbursement (Mandatory grant) referred to above, the SETA also makes grants and funding available for the implementation of training, these grants are called Discretionary grants.  Employers can apply for these Discretionary grants to implement training in various forms such as Learnerships, Skills Programmes, Internships etc.  The SDF can also assist with these applications.  

All applications must be submitted by 31 Jan every year.

 

Training Services: - (Full AgriSETA Animal Production Level 1 Accreditation)

Accredited training

(A certificate is issued with a list of the AgriSETA unit standards obtained, if the full NQF level 1 is completed the learner is issued with a Level 1 qualification certificate directly from the AgriSETA):

Sound Aquaculture Skills ( see available unit standards below)

Sound Money Management Skills

Sound Self Management Skills

Refresher courses available on request

Non-accredited training

(An attendance certificate is issued with a list of the modules attended):

Sound Aquaculture Skills ( see available modules below)

Sound Money Management Skills

Sound Self Management Skills

Refresher courses available on request

 

Level 1 Unit standards/Modules available (but not limited to):

1. Production & associated activities

2. Introduction to Aquaculture & market related issues

3. Production systems & species selection

4. Water Quality Management

5. Nutrition & Feed Management

6. External Anatomy & Morphology

7. Observe and handle animals

8. Animal health & biosecurity

9. Breeding behaviour

10. Defense behaviour

11. Product Quality: Harvesting animals

12. Product Quality: Food safety & hygiene

13. Impacts beyond the farm: Waste management

14. Basic sustainable farming concepts

15. Utilisation of the environment in sustainable & integrated farming

16. Elementary farm lay-out and planning

17. Use and care for basic equipment and hand tools

18. Storage & stocktaking

19. Data collection & record keeping

20. Sound Money Management skills

21. Sound Self Management skills

etc.

Please contact me directly for more information on any of the above ! !