SEIFSA is proud to announce that due to popular demand we will be hosting SEIFSA’s Annual  Skills Development Planning and Reporting Seminar which is an informative and practical engagement platform where company delegates will be afforded the opportunity to engage experts and captains of industry about skills development challenges. The seminar in principle focuses on unraveling the skills planning and reporting requirements, criteria, templates, and policy with links to the National Skills Development Management System (NSDMS) as well as the implications, challenges and opportunities available to companies that are registered with the merSETA.

This collaborative workshop will provide you with guidelines and practical tools to ensure a successful Mandatory and PIVOTAL grant submission to the merSETA by 30 April 2019. This workshop affords you the opportunity to understand Merseta’s Grant Policy 2019/2020 and National Skills Development Management System (NSDMS). If you are interested in attending this annual learning and networking opportunity event with like-minded individuals please click here for more information

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About the workshop

Once again SEIFSA has joined forces with the experts to address the skills development reporting submission requirements for 2019/2020. This full day informative and practical engagement platform provides the knowledge and covers all the practical key elements of the merSETA’s reporting requirements in order to claim the Pivotal and Mandatory Grant including submission of the Workplace Skills Plan and Annual Training Report. This practical session includes the basic needs analysis tool process, workplace skills plan and annual training report submission requirements as well as the National Skills Development Management System (NSDMS) processes that are responsive to strategic business imperatives.

The presenters

SEIFSA has once again managed to harness a group of dynamic and well informed captains of industry to present various relevant topics at a micro and macro level that will benefit both you and your organisation.

  •  Kyle Mitchell, Honeycomb BBBEE;
  • Winston Adams, Merseta;
  • Imaan Hiebner, SARS;
  • Melanie Mulholland, SEIFSA; and
  • Preggy Chetty – Thuthukisa

Who should attend?

Members who are new to the skills development reporting requirements for pivotal and mandatory grants and who wish to ensure that they are at the forefront of effective implementation.

Skills development facilitators, human resource managers/practioners, training managers, managers, owners and managers of small and medium enterprises, experienced managers who would like to brush up on their knowledge and get to grips with the New Skills Development Management System (NSDMS).


08h00 – 09h00     Registration and refreshments

09h00 – 09h15    Welcome, introduction and setting the scene.  Melanie Mulholland, SEIFSA Human Capital & Skills Development  Executive

09h15 – 09h45    The BBBEE codes and its impact on skills development. Kyle Mitchell – Honeycomb (BBBEE Agency)

09h45 – 10h15     Maximising the Tax Benefits for Skills Development.  Imaan Hiebner– SARS, Regional Manager

10h15 – 10h45     Mid-morning refreshments

10h45 – 12h00    merSETA Perspective for 2019/20 reporting year. Winston Adams, merSETA

12h00 – 12h45    Lunch

12h45 –  13h30  Workplace Skills Plan (WSP), Annual Training Report (ATR) and PIVOTAL Plan and Report Templates,  Guidelines and NSDMS  – 
                              Melanie Mulholland, Human Capital & Skills Development Executive

13h30 – 14H15  Leveraging the Centers of Specilaisation Project (DHET) – and working with TVETs to train apprentices – Preggy Chetty – Thuthukisa

14h15 – 14H30  Closure 

Date/time 12 Feb 2019/ 09h00-15h00

Venue Country Club Johannesburg Country Club Johannesburg 1 Napier Road, Auckland Park, Johannesburg

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The workshop will cover

Understand the merSETA criteria and requirements for submission of the skills planning and reporting templates due on 30 April 2019

Highlight the benefits and uses of the New Skills Development Management System (NSDMS) for effective skills planning and reporting

Work through the New Skills Development Management System (NSDMS) templates including the PIVOTAL Plan and PIVOTAL Training Report

Understand the labour representative’s role in the approval process

Discuss the Training Committees’ role and responsibilities for the 2019/20 mandatory and pivotal grant submission requirements

Highlight and align current policy expectations and implementation objectives

Share insights with colleagues and peers

Participate in group discussions to gain from the best practice experiences of other companies. Network with other skills development facilitators and HR practioners so that you can handle skills development planning and implementation with confidence.

Included in the fees

Certificate of attendance




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