The Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) is intended to document the skills needs in a company and to describe the range of skills development interventions that the company will use to address these needs.

A WSP must be developed and submitted every year before 31st of March, to comply with current Skills Development legislation. The WSP will normally be compiled by a registered Skills Development Facilitator (SDF) or another qualified person and submitted to the SETA.

Annual Training Reports (ATR) are also submitted. This report reflects the education, training and development activities of the organisation that were implemented and intended to show progress against your last WSP.

*Failure to submit will result in NO points for Skills Development on the B-BBEE Scorecard*


The intention of the legislation and regulations is that mandatory grants are used as an incentive for employers to plan and implement training for their employees and create training and work experience opportunities for unemployed people. The purpose of the discretionary grants is for the SETA to use them to implement their Sector Skills Plan and to contribute to national targets.

Employers who are up-to-date with the payment of their Skills Development Levies, have submitted their Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) and an Annual Training Report (ATR) on time will be eligible to claim grants from their SETAs.

Mandatory Grant – up to 20% grant

Discretionary Grants – at the discretion of the SETA board