WSP & ATR Season

The Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) and Annual Training Report (ATR) Submission

It is that time of year when businesses with an annual payroll of R500 000 or more are required to submit Workplace Skills Plans and Annual Training Reports to the relevant SETA.

The process begins with the appointment of a Skills Development Facilitator (SDF), whose role is a key strategic function. The SDF is responsible for the successful submission of all legislative reports, such as Workplace Skills Planning (WSP) and Annual Training Report (ATR), and also acts as a liaison between your company and a Seta.

Both the ATR and WSP will require the following information:

When a business has fifty or more employees, a training committee must be established to confer with the staff on the Workplace Skills Plan and Annual Training Report that must be submitted, the Skills Development Facilitator (SDF) is an essential part of the training committee at all times. The following information must be readily available:

  • Employee Profile – a list of every employee in your company, including their job title, gender, race, and other demographic information.
  • All training completed in the previous year, including invoices and proof of completion (certificates/attendance registers).


Submission of both WSP and ATR reports is a regulatory requirement. Proof of submission and acceptance by your SETA is required to calculate BEE points and receive SETA grants. Because Skills Junction is an accredited skills development training provider of learnerships and a B-BBEE Level 1 supplier, our clients can use the training as part of their Workplace Skills Plan, and Annual Training Report on the skills development and preferential procurement elements of the BEE Scorecard.

Benefits of Submitting your Skills Development Reports:

  • Earn B-BBEE Points under the revised B-BBEE Codes for the Skills Development priority element upon successful submission of the Plan and Report.
  • Claim up to 20% of the mandatory grant for skill development levy that SARS received during the financial term.
  • Skills Development positively promotes succession planning and Employment Equity in the workplace.

Quick Fact!

With over 10 years of experience, Skills Junction is well-equipped to handle these regulatory company submissions. We provide consulting services to businesses in a variety of industries, as well as sector education and training authorities (SETAs).

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