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1 Day Training

Dates: 29 April | 12 June | 11 July 2024
Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa
Platform: Available In-Class / Online

Price: Available on request

This is a Non-accredited Course

Course Introduction

The Skills Development Committee Masterclass training is intended to equip Skills Development Forum or Committee members with a good understanding of skills development and the need for workplace implementation of skills development initiatives. The training ensures that the Skills Development Committee or Education and Training Development Committee understands their role and function. The course looks at the legal reporting requirements of organisations as per the Workplace Skills Plan reports.


Skills Development Legislation including:

  • Roles and responsibilities of the Skills Development Committee

  • Skills Development Committee Function

  • The Skills Development Committee’s role in the WSP

  • The SD Committee’s role versus the HR and Training department’s role

  • The Skills Development Act

  • The Skills Development Levies Act

  • The SAQA Act

Course Objectives

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the Skills Development Committee within an organization.

  • Gain insight into the functions performed by the Skills Development Committee.

  • Understand the importance of the Skills Development Committee’s role in the Workplace Skills Plan (WSP).

  • Differentiate between the roles of the Skills Development Committee and the HR and Training departments.

  • Familiarize with the key skills development legislation, including the Skills Development Act, Skills Development Levies Act, and SAQA Act.

  • Comprehend the legal framework governing skills development and its connection to employment equity.

  • Explore laws and strategies associated with skills development, including the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Act.

  • Understand the roles and functions of key skills development structures such as SETAs (Sector Education and Training Authorities) and the Department of Higher Education.

  • Learn about various skills development mechanisms, including the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), Workplace Skills Plans (WSPs), and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

  • Understand the process of claiming skills levy rebates and SARS tax rebates.

Who should attend?

  • Members of the Skills Development committee

  • Members of the EE committee

  • HR manager and HR department staff

  • Managers wishing to get a better understanding of skills development

Training methodology

Training Methodology

Our diverse instructional approaches ensure effective learning:

– Lectures & Presentations: Engage with expert-driven, stimulating content.
– Course Material: Access well-crafted supporting resources.
– Group Work: Collaborate on discussions and case studies for practical insights.
– Workshops & Role-Play: Participate in immersive, scenario-based activities.
– Practical Application: Focus on applying theoretical knowledge in real situations.
– Post-Training Support: Receive extensive support after training for skill implementation.

Training Outline

Training Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to Skills Development Committee (SDC)

  • Understanding the role and importance of Skills Development Committees

  • Overview of current workforce trends and challenges

  • Case studies highlighting successful SDC implementations

Module 2: Establishing and Structuring the SDC

  • Identifying key stakeholders and their roles

  • Defining the scope and objectives of the SDC

  • Creating a governance structure and communication plan

Module 3: Skills Gap Analysis

  • Conducting a comprehensive skills gap analysis

  • Utilizing data and metrics to identify current and future skill needs

  • Strategies for gathering feedback from employees and managers.

Module 4: Designing Training Programs

  • Developing effective training programs based on skills gap analysis

  • Incorporating different learning modalities

  • Budgeting and resource allocation for training initiatives

Module 5: Implementing Training Programs

  • Strategies for successful program rollout

  • Monitoring and evaluating training effectiveness

  • Continuous improvement and adaptation based on feedback

Module 6: Building Partnerships

  • Collaborating with educational institutions, industry partners, and government agencies

  • Leveraging external resources for skill development

  • Establishing apprenticeship and internship programs

Module 7: Technology and Skills Development

  • Integrating technology in training programs

  • Identifying and utilizing e-learning platforms

  • Adapting to emerging technologies and their impact on skills

Module 8: Sustaining and Evolving the SDC

  • Developing a long-term strategy for the SDC

  • Succession planning for SDC leadership

  • Adapting to changes in industry and workforce dynamics

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