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The Key Measurement Principles of Skills Development


In order to receive Skills Development points, under the Skills Development Scorecard, a Measured Entity must meet specific criteria:

  • Have a Workplace Skills Plan, an Annual Training Report, and a Pivotal Report, which are SETA approved.

  • Implement a general Priority Skills programme, and a more specifically for Black people.

  • The 3.5% compliance target under paragraph 2.1.1.1 (Skills Development Expenditure on Learning Programmes specified in the Learning Programmes Matrix for Black people as a percentage of the Leviable Amount), includes external training expenditure for unemployed Black people as per the Skills Development Scorecard.

  • When implementing initiatives under paragraph 2.1.1.1 (Skills Development Expenditure on Learning Programmes specified in the Learning Programmes Matrix for Black people as a percentage of the Leviable Amount), these Training Initiatives cannot be counted under paragraph 2.1.1.2 (Skills Development Expenditure on Bursaries for Black students at Higher Education Institutions), and vice versa.

  • In order for a Measured Entity to score Bonus Points under paragraph 2.1.3 (Number of Black people absorbed by the Measured Entity at the end of the Internship, Learnership and Apprenticeship programme, under paragraph 2.1.2.1 [Number of Black people participating in Learnerships, Apprenticeships and Internships as a percentage of total employees,]), a trainee tracking tool has to be developed.

  • Should less than 100% of the trainees be absorbed, as per paragraph 2.1.3, the percentage achieved or absorbed, will be recognised.


The Sub-Minimum and Discounting Principle

  • Under the Skills Development Scorecard, a Measured Entity must achieve 40% of the total Weighting Points (40% of 20 points), which exclude the Bonus Points, as set out under Statement 300, the General Principles for Measuring Skills Development.

  • Should a Measured Entity not comply with the threshold targets that have been set, the overall achieved B-BBEE Status Level will be discounted by one (1) Level, as has been specified in paragraph 3.4 of Statement 000.


Skills Development Expenditure

Legitimate Recognisable Training Expenses


The following expenses are recognised as legitimate training expenses, under the Skills Development Element:

  • Training material costs

  • Trainers’ costs

  • Training facilities and catering costs

  • Scholarships and bursaries

  • Course fees

  • Accommodation and travel

  • Administrative costs such as the organisation of the training, which includes, where appropriate, the cost of employing a Skills Development facilitator or training manager, to the Measured Entity.


Learning Programme Matrix



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