Skills Development Facilitator

By: WH Consulting  08-18-2012
Keywords: Business Consulting, Business Solutions, skills development facilitator

The Skills Development Facilitators are people responsible for training and development within the organisation. For various reasons, many skills development facilitators do not understand what is required or expected of them. The current philosophy in the private sector is that because you claim back your SDL Tax from the SETA it must be an accounting function. This view is incorrect, although accounting does form a small part of the developmental process. But it does not justify appointing a “non-HR” person as SDF. An organisation may select any person in the company to act as SDF for the organisation. But in terms of the SETA rules and regulations the person appointed as SDF for the organisation must be qualified and accredited by the SETA as an SDF. If the person is not qualified then the selected person may act as an assistant to a qualified "External SDF" (this is where WH Consulting assists). The selection of an SDF should be done with care and consideration; many organisations make the mistake of appointing the accountant or bookkeeper as company SDF. This is not correct; the person closest to an SDF job function is the Human Resource person. If the organisation does not have a HR person, then the financial person can be appointed only as a temporary measure. Based on the following duties, the SDF should be selected carefully as the workload can become very heavy. The normal ratio in the private sector is 1:50. Anything beyond this ratio is a problem and should be addressed as soon as possible. In a sense the SDF is a part function of the Human Resources manager.

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