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Skills Development Facilitation (SDF) Services

A Skills Development Facilitator (SDF) is responsible for the planning, implementation and reporting of training in an organisation, with SETA related duties.

The Skills Development Facilitator role is crucial in enabling the raising of skills levels within an organisation. When organisations collectively raise their skills levels, it contributes nationally to the overall global competitiveness of the country.

Criteria for appointing Skills Development Facilitators include:

  • Every employer must appoint an employee or any other person who is formally contracted to the employer as a skills development facilitator.
  • Employers with less than 50 employees or having a sales turnover less than that specified in Schedule 4 to the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act 55 of 1998) may jointly appoint a skills development facilitator.
  • The employer must submit to the SETA the name and contact details of the person who is to serve as skills development facilitator for the financial year on or before 1 April of each year.
  • If the skills development facilitator leaves the employer’s service, the employer must forthwith:

a)   appoint a new skills development facilitator; and

b)   submit the name and contact details of the new facilitator to the SETA.


The functions of a skills development facilitator are to:

  • Ensure that the workplace is compliant in terms of Skills Development Act
  • Conduct skills audits
  • Act as the liaison between the SETA and the workplace
  • Assist the employer and employees to develop a Workplace Skills Plan (WSP)
  • Submit the workplace skills plan to the relevant SETA
  • Advise the employer on the implementation of the Workplace Skills Plan
  • Source accredited training providers to deliver training according to the workplace WSP
  • Assist the employer to draft an Annual Training Report (ATR) on the implementation of the workplace skills plan
  • Advise the employer on the quality assurance requirements set by the SETA
  • Serve as a resource with regards to all aspects of skills development
  • Accessing Discretionary Grant Funding on behalf of the company
  • Managing Internships & Learnerships


An SDF is a:

  • Facilitator: To facilitate the development of an employer’s skills development strategy.
  • Expert: To serve as an expert resource for accrediting the employer as a training provider and for the implementation of appropriate learnerships and skills programmes.
  • Administrator: To complete and submit the workplace skills plan and annual training report.
  • Advisor: To advise the employers and employees on the NSDS (National Skills Development Strategy) and on the implementation of its workplace skills plans.
  • Education and needs evaluator: To assess the skills development needs of the organisation.
  • Mediator: To serve as a contact person between the employer and the relevant Seta.

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Consulting

We partner with our clients and help them optimise their B-BBEE scores.  Improving on your score is an on-going process and it is important that the B-BBEE strategy fits in with the organisation’s strategy, as the organisation evolves.  We assist clients with the transformation process and provide detailed analysis and recommendations to maximise results post verification.

We understand that each organisation has its own unique strategic objectives and challenges, so our bespoke approach ensures that the client is accommodated in all aspects.  We do not adopt a “ones size fits all” approach as B-BBEE is not just a compliance exercise, but it is also about implementing changes that are aligned to the business strategy.

Learnership Project Management

We assist organisations with initiating any learnerships that they want to run, and we also manage all aspects of these learnerships up until the point of completion.  Our full solution consists of the following:

  • Sourcing and selection of learners
  • Applying to the relevant SETA for grant funding
  • Setting up the programme schedule
  • Provision of learning material
  • Managing co-ordination amongst learners, facilitators, assessors, moderators, etc. We are also able to provide the client with facilitators, assessors, moderators and mentors if this is a requirement
  • Facilitate the distribution of the learning material
  • Keeping track of learner Portfolio of Evidence files and ensuring that the files are distributed to the relevant parties
  • Ensuring that all compliance documentation is collected and stored as required. This will include:

       o     Attendance registers

       o    Facilitation reports

       o    Assessment Results Reports

       o    Mentor Reports

       o    Evaluation forms/delegate feedback forms

  •  Learner certification at the end of the course

This offering can be customised as we understand that each client’s needs are different.

Pre-assessment Diagnostic Tests

We offer numeracy and literacy diagnostic tests for the purposes of employee training and development.  Our industrial psychologist evaluates the test and provides in-depth, detailed reports to each individual who took part.

The aim of the Literacy Assessment is to determine the candidate’s ability to:

  • Structure communication in a clear and confident manner
  • The ability to process information that has been read and understand the meaning and action.
  • To comprehend what he or she is reading and choose the correct response

 The aim of the Numeracy Assessment is to determine the candidate’s ability to:

  • Perceive the logical patterns and relationship between numbers and to work with numbers effectively.


The pre-assessments are used purely to help determine which subject areas the facilitator and mentor need to place additional focus on.  They are not used to determine who should be allowed or forbidden to attend a programme.

Please note that these are NOT Psychometric tests.