Presentation on theme: "FASSET SKILLS DEVELOPMENT"— Presentation transcript:
1 FASSET SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FACILITATOR WORKSHOPAn Introduction to the Role of the SDF Presented By: Thrive Learning Facilitation
2 where do we go to from here?? Did you know….?The average spend as a percentage of payroll in:A European company is 6-8%A USA company is 5%In South Africa is about 0,5%In SA we import welders from Malaysia??Pre-1994 the average spend on a black South African child was R1 compared to R8 for every white childGiven this history….where do we go to from here??
3 OverviewSection 1: Understanding the Structures & Relationships betweenSAQA & SDA LegislationSection 2: Assessment & the NQFSection 3: Developing the Strategic Role of the SDFSection 4: Developing & Implementing a WSPSection 5: Understanding Learnerships
4 Understanding the Structures & Relationships between Section 1Understanding the Structures & Relationships betweenSAQA and SDA Legislation
5 Department of LabourSkills Development Act passed in 1998 with the intention of:Develop skills of S.A. workforceIncrease levels of investment in education & training in the labour marketImprove the return on investmentEncourage employers to use the workplace as an active learning environmentProvide employees with opportunities to acquire new skillsSet up the Seta system and the grant claim processes
6 The Seta System 23 different Seta’s to cater for each industry’s need 2 main functions:To identify & address skills needs in their sector. Through:Compile & implement of the sector skills planThe SDL grant claim process (WSP & ATR)Establish & promote learnershipsDiscretionary grants & special schemesQuality assure education & training in their sector. Through their ETQA they:Accredit training providers (quality checks,monitoring & moderations)
7 SARS Fasset Your Company Where your money goes . . . During the year you can claim for:Receive up to 70% backfrom successful claimsMandatory Grants: Workplace SkillsPlan (WSP) and Annual TrainingReport (ATR)Strategic Cash GrantsPays Skills DevelopmentLevy to SARS(1% of your company’stotal remuneration)Receive 50% back of levy paidSubmit grant claimSubmit ATR & WSP to SETAReceive up to 20% backSETA retains 10% levy for admin purposesAllocates the levy20% of levy goes to the National Skills Fund for learnershipsSARSFassetto Fasset
8 Department of Education SAQA Act passed in 1995SAQA responsible for:Overseeing the development & implementation of the NQFFormulates policy & criteria for registration of various bodies (ETQA/NSB’s/SGB’s)Responsible for registration of unit standards & QualificationsEnsure the unit standards & qualifications are Internationally comparable
9 SKILLS DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY (GETC) General Education NSB’sNationalStandardsBoardsETQA’sEducation & TrainingQuality AssurersSGB’sGeneratingBodiesSA QualificationsAuthority (SAQA)Dept of EducationDept of LabourNational SkillsAuthority (NSA)87654321SKILLS DEVELOPMENT STRATEGYSETAsSectoral Education& Training AuthorityCompanies1% LevySARS(GETC) General EducationSCHOOLABET(FETC)FurtherEducation(HETC)HigherThe NQFProvidersNLRDLearners
11 NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK NQF – A vehicle for:The eradication of unjustnessThe achievement of reconstruction & development goalsThe transformation & the promotion of quality in education & trainingIt does this by:Creating an integrated national framework of learning achievements;Facilitating access to mobility & progression within education, training & career paths;Enhancing the quality of education & training;Accelerating the redress of past unfair discrimination in education, training & employment opportunities and thereby;Contributing to the full personal development of each learner and the social & economic development of the nation at large.
12 Structure of the NQF Types of qualifications & certificates NQF Level BandTypes of qualifications & certificates8Higher Education & Training BandDoctorates, Further research degrees7Higher degrees, Professional qualifications6First degrees, Higher diplomas5Diplomas, Occupational Certificates4Further Education & Training BandSchool/College/Trade CertificatesE.g. Matric or N43E.g. Grade 11 or N32E.g. Grade 10 or N21General Education & Training BandGrade 9ABET level 4 (10 years of education)Grade 7ABET level 3 (8 years of education)Grade 5ABET level 2 (6 years of education)Grade 3ABET level 1 (4 years of education)
13 Unit standards – what are they? A unit standard is:A collection of knowledge, skills and attributes in which a candidate must prove competence (in a structured assessment) to gain credits on the NQFa “portable module of competency”A unit standard document describes:a coherent and meaningful outcome of learning that we want recognised nationally (title),the smaller more manageable outcomes that make up the main outcome (specific outcomes),the standards of performance required asproof of competence (assessment criteria).You can see unit standards &qualifications registered on the NQFon
14 AssessmentBy completing an assessment learners are declared competent and awarded a unit standard(s) and credits on the NQFAssessment is therefore:A structured process for gathering evidence and making a judgment about an individual’s performance in relation to registered national standard(s)
15 More about assessment…. Assessment will reflect your:Practical competence – perform a set of tasksFoundational competence – understand what & why you are doing the taskReflexive competence – you can integrate what you know and perform in a different contextGood assessment is:StructuredTransparentNegotiatedObjective
16 More about assessment…. Formative assessment: This takes place during the process of learning and teachingSummative assessment: This is carried out against a registered unit standard and usually takes place at the end of a learning programme.Types of assessment:ObservationDemonstrating & questioningExams & TestsOral testsProjects/assignmentsComputer based trainingRole play simulationsWhat type of assessment works best for you?
17 What is RPL?A process whereby people are given formal recognition for the skills & knowledge they already have, regardless of where the learning took place.They will complete an assessment, similar to what is described above and in return will be certificated and granted unit standards in accordance with their competence.
18 Need more information?You can find additional information on this section in the Fasset Booklets:Implementing the SAQA and SDA legislation in the workplace;Implementing and conducting assessment an assessment in the workplace;Working with assessment guides.This can be found on the Website:
19 National Picture activity Can you see how these structures relate to each other? Their functions?Can you see what the role & functions are of the people involved and the structures in place??
20 Developing the Strategic Section 3Developing the StrategicRole of the SDF
21 What do SDF’s do? What do you think SDF’s do? What skills would they need?What knowledge would they have to have?What attributes would they have?
22 SDF Roles Promote a learning culture in organisations Co-ordinate planned education, training and development in an organisationAdvise on the alignment of skills development objectives and practices with strategic objectives in an organisationAdvise on the establishment and implementation of a quality management system for skill development practices in organisationsAssist the employer and employees to develop a workplace skills plan which complies with the requirements of the Seta (including a Training committee)Serve as a resource with regard to all aspects ofskills development & Seta initiatives
23 In other words you are a: Facilitator: To facilitate the development of an employer’s skills development strategy.Expert: To serve as an expert resource for accrediting the employer and for the employment and accreditation of appropriate learnerships and skills programmes.Administrator: To draft and submit the workplace skills plans and annual training reports.Advisor: To advise the employers and employees on the 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.
26 Training Committees What do you think training committees should do? What does your committee do?
27 Objectives of the Training Committee Provide input to and endorse workplace skills plan (WSP).Advise the organisation on implementation of the WSP.Ensure WSP addresses employment equity (EE) issues and EE plan.Compliance with international and national legislation.Provide input to and ensure compliance to skills development quality assurance system.Monitor and report on implementation of skills development strategies.Ensure support of learners throughout skills development implementation.Monitor and report on skills development budget expenditure.Communicate with key skills development stakeholders (internal and external).Create awareness of and promote skills audits and individual development plans.
28 Role of the Training Committee Communication;Road shows/ newslettersObtain buy-in and commitmentPromote conceptLiaise with othersMonitoring;Budget (cost centers, people,comply to plan)WSP/ EE planSkills Audit and DevelopmentPlans;Job profilesSWOT skills analysisPeople assessment/ career pathwaysEvaluationOther;Re-introduce cultural diversity trainingSGB involvementImplementation strategySupport EE planTrainingCommitteeTC mandate;establish milestonescapacity buildingvision, mission, scopejob profiles for committee (roleof individual vs role of group)and responsibilitiestime to investAssessment System;AssessorsRPLQuality Assurance SystemsLearnershipsHead office policies and proceduresCompliance with legislation;SDFWSPImplementationTimeframesReportingInternational
29 Need more information?You can find additional information on this section in the Fasset Booklet:Skills PlanningThis can be found on the Website:
30 Developing and implementing a WSP Section 4Developing andimplementing a WSP
31 WSP processWhy is planning your organisation’s training & development important?Buy-in & co-operationCertainty – resource allocationAssists with change and transformation issuesImplementation and measurementWhere are you now andwhere do you want to be??
32 WSP Process:Understanding all the influences or “inputs” into your training plan. These could include:National issues – legislation (OHS?), industry expectations (CPD?), macro economic issues, market changes etc.Can you think of anymore?Company issues – Vision & mission, business strategy & objectives, transformation (EE & BEE), productivity, succession & career planning, health & safety, budget, skills gaps etc.Individual issues – individual requests & ambitions,employee performance/competency issues, personal development plans, soft skills & ABET etc.
33 Activity What are the issues in your environment? National Company & Individual
34 WSP planning process cont. Ensuring inputs from all areas are included – i.e. top down & bottom upPrioritise and sort in consultation with your training committee (& sometimes line management)Allocate training providers to beneficiariesCapture information into the WSPObtain buy-in and sign off
35 Conducting Skills Audits An organisational skills audit will entail:Understanding vision, mission, strategy and objectives of the businessDetermining what the skills are required if the organisation is to achieve goalsAssessing current skillsIdentifying the gap and facilitating the bridging of that gap
36 The ATR/WSP TemplateTake 10 minutes to have a look through the template.Can you see:The training you completed last year?Skills priorities for last year and this upcoming year?The employee profile? Disabled & employee categories?The training you are planning this year?
38 And will lead to a 50% of your annual SDL grant rebate The Seta year8th Levy Year:1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008 Submission deadline is 30 June 2007 (with extension to 31 July 2007 in case of Force Majeur)This is for the combined document:ATR (2006 – 2007)WSP (2007 – 2008)And will lead to a 50% of your annual SDL grant rebate
39 Strategic Cash GrantThis is a grant that includes your remaining 20% of annual SDL. You can claim this through undertaking education and training interventions in certain strategic skills priority areas for the financial year 2007/08 from 1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008.See for more details on the strategic skills priorities and the criteria for claiming these grants
40 Need more information?You can find additional information on this section in the Fasset Booklet:Skills PlanningThis can be found on the Website:
42 LearnershipsWhat do you think a learnership is? And what is it NOT?
43 Learnerships An apprenticeship on steroids! SAQA Qualification - structured programmes.Public documents registered by ETQA’s18.1 (previously employed) or 18.2 (unemployed)Across the NQF3-way contract – employment contract terminates at the end of the learnership
44 Difference between learnership & apprenticeships LEARNERSHIPSFocus on practical skills only, with some theory at technical collegeCombine theory and practice, and include “non-trade” areas at different levels, for different occupationsAimed at younger people starting workAvailable for all generationsAimed at new entrants/students to the job marketAvailable to new entrants and existing employeesTime-based learningCompetency-based learning that allows learner to move at their own paceControlled by Industry Training Boards now the SETAsThree party agreement, signed by the employer, Training provider and learner, registered with SETATrade test at Central Organisation of Trade Testing now called Indlela to qualifyCompetency based assessment against registered national unit standards to be awarded a national qualification
46 What do you need to do to implement a learnership? Get a list of registered learnerships from the Department of Labour or FassetMatch these to your defined skills needsGain accreditation as an employer (and/or training provider) with the relevant ETQASign a learnership agreement with the training provider and the learner and employ learners (sign an employment contract)Discuss and agree to the curriculum for the learnership with the training provider
47 What do you need to do to implement a learnership cont.…. Provide learning to the learners according to the learnership curriculumWork closely with the training provider in managing the learnership processProvide support to the learner through mentoring and feedbackAssess the learnerModerate assessment and assessorsKeep records and submit reports to the ETQA
48 The learnership agreement Rights & obligations:Learner:Must be afforded the opportunity to practice what they learn theoreticallyEmployee rights as per the contract of employmentMust practice what they have learnt theoreticallyMust keep commitments to employer and training providerEmployer:Keep funding responsibilities (training provider, assessment, stipend etc)Mentor & coach and provide/support assessment processesTraining Provider:Training provision – materials etcAssessment processes?
49 In other words a learnership must include: Clear documented understanding of what is expected of all role-playersPlanned, systematic experience of a range of work activitiesSpecified learning and assessment tasksScheduled times for learners to come togetherClear guidelines on what and how learners will be assessed
50 Funding and Grants Employer must fund the learnership Unemployed/pre-employed learner will be paid an allowanceLearner gains work place experienceLearner learns at the training providerPreviously employed learner will receive a negotiated salaryEmployed learner may also need to be reimbursed for learning material and travel costs Employers must get the approval from Seta for the grant before they proceed with an agreement with the learner
51 Learnership costs Cost of training provision Equipment and technology AssessmentTraining and capacity buildingTravelAccommodation (if required)Allowances
52 The role of the Fasset ETQA: Check the status of previously registered companies and training centers and where the required standards are met, issue accreditationAccredit training providersEvaluate and moderate assessmentAdvise employers on which accredited training providers to useAssist with the evaluation of skills development programmesConduct quality systems auditsFacilitate the training of workplace assessors
53 Quality Assurance Partners (previously: agent ETQA’S) Institute of Commercial and Financial Accountants (CFA)Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA)Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA)/Chartered Institute of Business Management (CIBM)/ Institute of Business Studies (IBS)
54 Fasset information requirements The number of learners enrolling for programmes, though the learnership agreements that are registeredLearner progress and qualifications, credits achievedPost learnership tracking of learner’s progress
55 Reporting and administration systems needed for a learnership Original or copies of the following:Learner agreements/contractsStandard forms and reportsAssessment guidesTraining manualsEmployment contractsCode of conductCertificatesGrievance and appeal discussions/proceedingsProgress reportsPlacement records
56 Same examples of Fasset learnerships… TitleNLRD numberNQF levelProfessional bodyChartered Management Accountant204007Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)Accounting Technician204025FassetRegistered Bookkeeper203634Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)National Diploma: Technical Financial Accountant36213Certificate in Business Accounting24418
57 Any thoughts? Do you think learnerships are a good idea? Could you implement learnerships in your organisation?Would you know how to?
58 Need more information?You can find additional information on this section in the Fasset Booklet:Implementing learnershipsThis can be found on the Website:
59 Tools to assist you in your SDF role Fasset website:On the website you can gain access to the following:Download all the reports you are required to complete for the grantsSDF Booklets which will assist you in developing your competence furtherLatest Fasset informationList of all the relevant Fasset contactsList of Fasset learnershipsList of SIC CodesTelephone a Fasset skills advisor who is alwayswilling to assist you in your role as SDF