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