Sector Skills Plan

Research Projects

The LGSETA has a number of research focus areas that have been identified relevant to the sector. These Include:

  • Sector Skills Planning

In terms of the Skills Development Act, a SETA is obliged to among other activities:

  • Research and develop a Sector Skills Plan
  • Receive and evaluate Workplace Skills Plans and Annual Training reports/ Implementation Reports from employers
  • Identify and develop strategic projects arising from skills needs within the sector, funded by discretionary grants
  • To register, train and support Skills Development Facilitators within the sector

‚ÄčThe activities listed above are the function of the Sector Skills Planning (SSP) department within the SETA.
The purpose of the SSP is to ensure that the LGSETA has relevant, up-to-date information and analysis to allow it to perform its strategic skills planning function for the sector, and to maximise participation by employers in the National Skills Development Strategy through the efficient use of resources available for training within the sector.

The Sector Skills Plan is an analysis of the labour market within the local government sector which gets compiled once every five years, and submitted to the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), and is updated annually.

The Sector Skills Plan provides the:

  • Profile of the labour force within the sector by province, race, age, gender, qualification and occupational category!
  • It monitors the supply of, and demand for labour within the sector.It tracks the absorption of new labour market entrants into the sector.
  • It identifies areas of skills growth and skills need

It identifies opportunities and constraints on employment growth in the sector. The Sector Skills Plan forms the key strategic analysis guiding the implementation of training and skills development within the sector.

In terms of the Skills Development Levies Act employers, including municipalities, are obliged to register with the SA Revenue Services and pay 1 % of the monthly pay roll as skills levy. Upon the submission and approval of the Workplace Skills Plan and the Annual Training/Implementation Report by the municipality to the LGSETA, the municipality becomes eligible for both the mandatory training grant, and the discretionary training grant from the LGSETA.

  • Sectional Research

No. Title of research
1 Impact assessment on the discretionary fund projects
2 Challenges facing AET intervention
3 Skills transfer in the workplace
4 Transport Planning in the local government sector
5 Green Economy Occupations in the local government sector
6 Skills Planning Project Modelling for the Sector
7 Boosting local economic development through the marine resources: A perspective of the Local Government SETA
8 Working in Local Government: Perceptions Index of Potential new Labour Entrants
9 Local Government Management and Leadership Skills Development
10 Workplace Committee Systems