Thursday, May 26, 2022

Grade 12 Term 1 | Business Studies | Skills Development Act | Legislation

Hi everyone it's teacher ilona and welcome back to my channel the purpose for my channel is to create videos that will help students with business studies whether you're in grade 10 11 or 12. in this video i will be discussing the skills development act that is dealt with in term 1 in grade 12. so stay tuned and enjoy if you haven't already .

Done so please remember to subscribe to my channel before we get started i would just like to mention that i have obtained these slides through the department of education for business studies grade 12 and in no way take credit for the content in these slides .

The purpose of these slides and the content to assist and help students with the subject of business studies the use of these slides is to ensure that the correct and updated information is provided to these grade 12 learners so let's get into it when we think about the skills development act we are looking at skills .

That a person or individual can obtain this can be through short courses training or qualifications so in this video we will be discussing the purpose of the skills development act the impact of the skills development act on a business whether it's positive or negative .

The discriminatory actions according to this act the penalties for non-compliance the ways in which a business can comply functions of the seaters and funding of the theatre we'll also be looking at the national skills development strategy we're looking at the purpose of the .

Skills development act we have the following bullet points it develops the skills of people in south africa in order to improve productivity the purpose is to invest in education and the training of workers it improves the chances of getting a job for previously disadvantaged people and encourages workers to participate in .

Learning programs it readdresses imbalances of the past through education and training and it encourages businesses to improve the skills of their workers it improves the chances of getting a job for previously disadvantaged people so when we look at this the main purpose as a highlight of it all the main .

Purpose is to develop the skills and improve the skills of all workers within south africa when we're looking at redressing imbalances from the past this is to ensure that all people are educated no matter their race their gender or their age to ensure that if they are in a position where they are able to receive training their training .

Is done so and there's no discrimination put in place due to this the purpose for this act is also for the government to invest in education and the training of workers which were hence as we've mentioned improve productivity so when we look at as a main whole we can see the purpose of this act is to train south africans and to ensure that .

They receive training and that nobody is disadvantaged when we look at the impact we're looking at the positive which can be seen as the advantages and the negative which can be seen as the disadvantages of this act first we'll be dealing with the positives the positives is it trains employees to .

Improve productivity in the workplace why would improve productivity in the workplace well the reason for this is if someone is trained on how to do a job say for instance in admin and they trained how to file and do their filing and take their records and help with telephone skills then this will indeed improve .

Productivity because they will have the skills and the knowledge to know what to do and what is expected within their position it promotes self-employment and black entrepreneurship so when you refer to self-employment referring to someone who can have their own business so they can create their own business and obviously .

The emphasis redressing the past issues is on black entrepreneurship it increases the return on investment in education and training businesses could become globally more competitive why is that because they have more skilled workers their workers are more skilled and therefore hence making the company more productive and .

In that way making it more globally competitive increases the number of skilled employees in areas where these skills are scarce so that's in areas where let's say for example there aren't a lot of people trained in business consulting this indeed will help them with these .

Skills it encourages ongoing skills development and learning to sustain the improvement of skills development so this is to ensure that even though their employees are receiving training that they also ensure that it's ongoing that they go for their first aid trainings that they .

Go on trainings to help them with microsoft excel powerpoint and word to ensure that they know how these systems are run and then it also improves the employment opportunities and labor movement of workers from previously disadvantaged groups so in the past groups that were disadvantaged because of their race in .

South africa and with this act it helps to improve their opportunities where they would didn't have the same opportunities or they were disadvantaged now they received the same opportunities to gain those skills and henceforth gives the employment opportunities just the same as everybody else .

The last few bullet points on the advantages is that workplace discrimination can be addressed through this training so should there be workplace discrimination or any workplace issues that they find they can discuss this through training through workshops that they can hold either in .

The evenings on saturdays workplace is used as an active learning environment where employees can gain practical job experience and then the last advantage is that it is bbb ee compliant that's referring to the broad blaze black economic empowerment compliant businesses can improve their product service delivery .

And they can employ more skilled workers so those are all the advantages quite a lot to remember but what i would suggest is that you break them down and remember keywords from all of them so you break it down you summarize it but remember that when you write it in the exam or the test you will need to have it in full sentences so if you're .

Going to summarize it as workplace discrimination through training you will need to say an advantage is that the workplace discrimination can be addressed through training done so just remember that you you can remember it and study it as keywords but in the exam they will expect you to .

Write it as full sentences moving on to the negatives the disadvantages it increases the cost as the process requires a lot of paperwork so there's additional paperwork to see how much the courses are how much they're going to cost who's going on training did they receive the .

Material and in most situations there needs to be a department to for the skills development which is normally the hr department but some companies may employ a department for this implementation of this act can be difficult to monitor and control skills programs may not always address training needs of employees what they .

Mean by this is that you may send your admin team to go do an advanced course on excel which is wonderful and great and a lot of them will get the benefit out of it but for some they may have already done a short course or they may be qualified .

With excel training and therefore it's not addressing their specific needs the skills development levy can be an extra burden to financially struggling businesses the skills development levy is the one percent that they take from the salary of their workers each of their workers to fund for .

These skills development and this can create a financial burden for the company it may be monitored controlled by government departments that do not have education and training as their key priorities the thesis may not be well organized and many courses offered by the companies .

May not have unit standards that relate to the course content so in this one they're referring to unit standards it's almost it's similar to receiving small certificates so you receive all the credits and in a lot of situations if you have done a lot of .

Unit standards for a specific qualification if you have completed all of them within a matter of time you will then receive either a certificate or diploma so if you wanting to go and do a first aid course you will see that there is another course a qualification that has that units data .

In it so the disadvantage is that a lot of the courses offered may not have these unit standards it may just be a short course that they need to go on and it's just a certificate but it doesn't have unit standards related to it more negatives looking at this many service providers that offer training are not sac were credited in .

There saying that again so they may be teaching telephonic skills but it's not sakwa accredited segway we're referring to south african qualifications authority so this authority manages all of the qualifications within south africa which also refers to the unit standards so you may go on a course it's a short course .

And you learn telephone skills but it doesn't hold any weight it's just a short course that you did so that's a disadvantage many businesses may not support the government initiative employees are expected to attend learnerships during working hours which could affect the product process and .

Productivity so let's say the company says you need to go on an admin course for a week monday to friday this obviously takes away from your work time so you may become burdened as you are missing out five days of work due to this training and therefore it will .

Affect definitely the productivity of your position and in the company it is costly for businesses to employ a person to implement manage and control these learnerships so as i said they may employ someone to specifically manage these learnerships or these programs that the employees are going on and that is costing .

The time and money spent on improving employee skills is wasted if they leave the business so you may have it that you've spent time to send your admin department on a telephone course a emotional intelligence course an admin course as well as a microsoft course and then you have it that within four months they've gained all these skills but then .

They leave the company and therefore it's money spent that was wasted looking at the discriminatory actions according to the sda preventing employees from signing a learnership due to their age or their position so if you say someone who's 18 years old freshman from a trick is not allowed to go on training .

Skills unless you're 21 that is not allowed and that is seen as discrimination and there could be penalties if you are caught doing something like this it's also looking at the position where we're going to divulge in further we're saying that only if you are a manager or .

Senior manager or united on training again discrimination not allowed unfair development of skills and training for certain employees developing a workplace skill plan which exclusively caters for certain race or gender this is also not allowed if you say that only females are allowed to go on .

Training none of the males have allowed to go on training that is seen as discrimination and if it is found that a company is doing this they may face penalties and then as i've mentioned prioritizing only senior management for training and skills development programs discrimination it's not allowed any .

Person that works in your company is eligible and is allowed to take up training and go on these programs when looking at the penalties for non-compliance businesses that do not pay the skills development levy may not offer the learnerships claim grants from the sda that makes sense if businesses are not .

Taking that one percent of your salary every month and paying it over to the skills development act the skills development levy then henceforth they do not have that money where they can offer to send a person on training or learnerships .

A labor inspector could order the business to stop operating should the business be found guilty of illegal practices so we've looked at the penalties for non-compliance so now we're going to see what are ways that a business can comply with the skills development act employees employers who collect the pay .

Ye should register with seaters so if they are collecting the one percent then they must register for the seaters where um who offer the training one percent of an employee employer's .

Payroll has to be paid over to the seater as you mentioned before very similar in that so the employer has to pay over that one percent to the seater businesses should register the sales in the area in which the business is classified this is in terms of the seater .

And employees should employers should supplement a workplace skills plan and provide evidence that is implemented so they need to have a plan to state that within this year 2022 they are sending the following employee employees on training they're going to send these five employees .

On a telephonic course they're going to send these five employees on a first aid course so in that way they need to ensure that they have a plan and they need to provide how they're implementing this and how they're implementing it is to prove and show where the dates are for these courses and to maybe show the registers that .

These following people that they mentioned have actually gone on this training and obviously provide evidence through the payment that was made to the seater to prove that they have gone on these training courses and obviously the certificates that they receive after the course will also provide proof .

Businesses with more than 50 employees must appoint a skills development facilitator assess the skills of employees to determine the areas in which skills development are needed so they can do little assessments they can do checks they can send out a survey to ask the employees .

What training they are wanting to do wanting to go on and that's this is how it can be implemented so if they notice that there's a specific department that would like to go on a time management skill then this is how they will receive the information to know all right we are going to send .

These 50 people on training for time management skills as they have mentioned and brought it to our attention that this is an area where they are lacking another another few ways that a business can comply is to encourage employees to participate in learnerships and other training .

Programs provide all employees with the opportunity to improve their skills and businesses should register with the relevant seaters so what are the roles and the functions of these seaters they need to report to the director general they need to promote and .

Establish learnerships they need to collect these levies and pay out the grants as required so they are required to collect these levies from the relevant companies and to pay out the grants when the company suggests and says i would like to send these following .

People on a training course and they need to pay out that grant provide accreditation for skills development facilitators register learnership agreements and learning programs so that is their role they need to register all these learning programs and ensure that they are accredited .

Monitor evaluates the actual training by the service providers in this way they need to see a company asked for 20 000 ranked so that they can send their employees on a first aid training course they need to ensure that this training was done who was the training .

Providers when were the dates and was the training accredited by a seater as well as by sacquard allocate grants to employers education and training providers oversee training in different sectors of the south african economy and develop skills plans in line with the national skills development strategy .

The other roles and functions is to draw up a skills development plan for the specific economic sectors so they can develop a plan to say if your employees are in these different sectors or your business is in the sector these are the programs or training that we would advise you to send them .

Provide training material programs for skills development facilitators pay out grants to companies that are complying with the requirements of the act and promote learnerships and learning programs by identifying suitable work places for practical work experience now looking at the funding of the .

Theatres the skills event development levies are paid by employers so 84 so for example 80 is distributed to the different seasons and 20 is paid into the national skills fund there are donations and grants from the public that help them with their funding .

Surplus funds from government institutions fans received from rendering their services so now in this section we will be looking at a table the table is split into a few slides so we are going to be looking at the national skills development strategy .

Versus the human resource development strategy so the national skills development strategy where it encourages good quality training in the workplace to ensure ongoing development of skills when we look at the human resource development strategy it addresses skills .

Shortages in the south african workforce so every couple months or annually they send out a list of the skill shortages in south africa the national skills development strategy provides for the participation of government organized businesses and labor .

The human resource development strategy aims at achieving faster economic growth higher employment levels and reduced levels of poverty the national skill development strategy improves social development through economic development the human resource development strategy promotes social development social .

Justice and it helps to alleviate poverty the national skills available strategy indicates how the theatres which stands for sector education and training authorities should use the money allocated from the skills development levy so .

The skills development strategy looks at how can the seaters use this money that was allocated by the levees then the human resource development strategy develops short-term and long-term work skills the national skills development strategy increases improve it increases and .

Improves the access to training programs the human resource development strategy improves the supply of skills the national skills development strategy builds provides career vocational guidance and training centers so it provides these training centers vocational guidance we're talking about .

Hands-on careers or hands-on skills such as teaching and construction so skills such as those human resource development strategy increases employee participation in lifelong learning and that is all for today we are done for today that is all for this video i really hope .

That you guys enjoyed it it was packed with information so at any moment i hope that you pause the video took some notes you're welcome to go back and look at the information and take notes down i gave some examples which i hope were helpful that you can remember for your exams and your tests and if there's anything that any .

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