ASDSA Survey to SDFs on Employer Participation & Expenditure

By sylviahammond, 19 August, 2021

The Association for Skills Development in South Africa (ASDSA) has requested that we post this survey for completion by Skills Development Facilitators (SDF)s – that is both internal and consultant external SDFs; or people within the company who fulfil that role.

As it will benefit everyone in the skills development world, please pass this on to anyone you know, who fulfils this role, and is not a skills-universe member.

Collectively, the SDFs are responsible for managing all the skills development in every sector in our economy. The ASDSA prepare surveys on Mandatory Grant Reports that summarise the critical learning interventions taking place in each organisation, and as everyone will appreciate, in total there are significant budgets allocated by employers to support these interventions.

As the professional body responsible for skills development, the ASDSA is keen to get a better understanding of the magnitude of the training impact. The survey will also gather feedback on the working relationships between SDFs and the Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETA)s, who manage funds flowing from the South African Revenue Service (SARS), collected from Skills Development Levy (SDL) payments.

The ASDSA is POPIA compliant, and no names of companies or SDFs will be collected, and the report will contain aggregated statistics per province. The ASDSA Executive Committee (EXCO) will be responsible for preparing the report, which will be forwarded to the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

The survey asks for total interventions and training expenditure, by region, so you will need to have that information to hand when you start to complete the survey because it is intended to be done at one sitting and submitted. If you some reason you feel uncomfortable and that you cannot complete the survey, you are free to stop at any time.

The ASDSA intention is to follow this up with a further survey of Discretionary Grants (DG)s, in order to gain information on what DG applications are being made, and what percentage of those applications are being accepted for discretionary funding.

So, it is in everyone’s interest to participate - please click the link below to access the survey.


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