CODE 400: SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Area:

Target

Weighting Points:

% of Points

Formula

Notes:

Statement 400: General Principles

 

15

 

 

 

1. Expenditure on any programme specified in the Learning Programme Matrix:

 

 

 

 

1. Only receive points if comply with (a) the Skills Development Act and the Skills Development Levies Act, (b) registered with applicable SETA, (c) have a workplace Skills Plan, (d) have implemented programmes targeted at developing Priority Skills generally and specifically for black employees

1.1 Expenditure on Programmes in the Learning Programmes Matrix for black employees as a % of Leviable Amount using the ARG

3%

6

40%

(ARG / target) x 6

2. Cannot claim scholarship and bursary expenses if Employer can recover any portion of the expenses from the employee, or if the scholarship or bursary has conditions other than (a) the obligation to successfully complete the studies within the period allocated, and (b) if obliged to continue to work for the employer for a period after the successful completion of the studies for not longer than the period of the studies

1.2 Expenditure on Programmes in the Learning Programmes Matrix for black employees with disabilities as a % of Leviable Amount using the ARG.

0.3%

3

20%

(ARG / target) x 3

3. Legitimate training expenses include (a) training materials, (b) trainers (c) training facilities & catering, scholarships & bursaries, (d) course fees, (e) accommodation & travel, and (f) administration costs including cost of employing a skills development facilitator or training manager

2. Learnerships:

 

 

 

 

4. Salaries or wages of learner only claimable if Category B, C or D programme

2.1 Number of black employees participating in Learnerships or Category B, C and D Programmes as a % of total employees using the ARG.

5%

6

40%

(ARG / target) x 6

5. ARG means Adjusted Recognition for Gender which is calculated as set out in Annexe 400(A) as follows: (% Black Employees / 2) + % of Black Women Employees limited to a maximum of 50% of the target.

 

 

 

 

 

6. Expenditure on ABET can be claimed on a multiple if 1.25

 

 

 

 

 

7. Annexe 400(A) explains the Learnerships Categories referred to in 2.1 above.