Workplace Skills Plans


As we inch closer to WSS & WSP/ATR submission deadline which is 30th April, on an annual basis BANKSETA runs SDF capacitation workshops called Info Sessions where we communicate the latest changes affecting the stakeholders in term of WSP/ATR Submissions and provide updates on Discretionary Grants.  This year’s Info Sessions will be conducted virtually via Ms Teams

Since both the sessions will be done virtually, SDFs are requested to accept just one session in which they would like to attend. The dates are as follows:

  • Wednesday, 3rd February 2021
  • Friday, 5th February 2021

Should there be a need of an additional support from BANKSETA, our team will be ready to offer you necessary assistance.

Please confirm your attendance by 29th Jan 2021.

  • A link for each session is provided via email to all stakeholders who confirm their attendance. If you want to attend on any of the days, please contact any of the BANKSETA Officials listed below to forward you the link.
  • Please ensure that you are at a place with proper network connection to ensure that you grasp as much information as possible on the day.

Please note that these will be two sessions, and you are encouraged to attend any of them regardless of where you are in the country since the regions (other provinces) will not run any separate session.

If you need assistance or additional, you may contact one of the following staff members who will gladly assist.

Contact Person Email Address Email Address
Busisiwe Nkosana 063 681 3092
Elelwani Netshituni 082 744 0619
Mabel Lenyai 082 743 9995
Madeleine Pelzer 082 744 0136
Matamela Matibe 066 471 8555
Nobuzwe Mangcu 082 744 0216
Shaun Starr 079 997 9750
Sifiso Mnguni 060 977 5141


The Skills Development Department is responsible for the development of employees within the Banking Sector through capacitating Skills Development Facilitators (SDF), to develop Workplace Skills Plans (WSP), and Annual Training Reports (ATR), also referred to as Implementation Reports for the organisations they present.

Mandatory Grant

The Mandatory Grant Report consists of a WSP and ATR. The report is due on or before 30 April annually and must be submitted on the BANKSETA Management Information System (BANKSETA MIS) by each registered stakeholder organisation’s SDF. BANKSETA hosts annual Information Sessions to capacitate SDFs before submission takes place.


Workplace Skills Plan

The WSP reflects the intended skills development programme of a participating organisation for the year ahead. The WSP provides the basis for identifying and planning for skills development initiatives relevant to your organisations’ strategy and to individual development needs.

Growing skills in the Banking Sector

The Skills Development Department implements a number of initiatives that support Management Qualifications, Executive Courses, Occupationally Directed Qualifications, and International Executive Development Programmes to name but a few. For more information on the programmes, kindly click on Skills Programmes.

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Annual Training Report

The ATR reflects the actual skills development that took place within an organisation for the previous 12 month period.

The ATR provides the basis against which you can report progress towards skills development needs identified in the WSP submitted the previous year.

The submission and subsequent approval of these two documents entitles levy paying organisations to claim back 20% of the skills development levy that they paid over to SARS. It is also a pre-requisite for any BANKSETA registered organisation (levy paying or non-levy paying) to participate in BANKSETA Discretionary Grant funded projects, such as Learnerships, Bursaries, Skills Programmes, Candidacy Programmes, etc.