Seta Submissions ISETT and ICT

This article gives the process Information on how ISETT SETA WSP ATR Submission process and requirements can be made easier for your skills development program.

ISETT SETA WSP (workplace skills plan) ATR (annual training reports) submissions require you to register as a skills development facilitator.

How do I register as a Skills Development Facilitator (SDF)?

New Skills development Facilitators can register online on the SETA portal. Click on Register, fill in the fields and create a password. The SDF must submit a letter of appointment to ISETT SETA. ISETT SETA will register and link the SDF on the ISETT on-line grant system. An SDF can now submit documents to claim back levies.


Register as a skills development levy payer?

  • Th SDL programme was created by the Department of higher Educations,  compulsory levy scheme was established in 1999 for the purpose of funding education and training. (Skills Development Levies Act (No 9 of 1999) (SDLA))
  • Employers nominate the required SETA upon registration. SDL (Skills development levy) is 1% of the total amount of remuneration paid to employees. This is paid when PAYE is calculated monthly, to SARS, together with PAYE and UIF contributions. SARS pays the relevant SETA.
  • Registrations for new payers are done using the Application for Registration form EMP101 form. Where payroll is in excess of R500 000, submissions are done on the EMP201 monthly (PAYE form). Companies earning less than R500 000 per annum submit a nil return on the EMP201 form
  • Employers exempt from SDL payments apply as a non-levy paying member.
  • If the SDL area is greyed out, the employer should advise SARS to free this area up
  • Grants are paid quarterly to qualifying companies

Submit Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) and Annual Training Report (ATR) on ICT on-line grant system?

The ICT SETA activates the on-line grant system three months prior to the closing date of the submission of the WSP. This is to enable all SDF’s to start submitting WSP claims. After ICT SETA approves this WSP the system opens for an SDF to submit their ATR claims. Each time an SDF submits the WSP or ATR claim, the system locks him or her out. After closing dates of all submissions the system locks all SDF’s out. This informs SDF’s that they are not allowed to submit claims after closing dates.

Closing dates for submitting WSP and ATR grant claims?

For the submission and payment schedule of grants refer to the SETA’s website.

How long does it take for a company to get grant payments back?

For the submission and payment schedule of grants refer to the ISETT website.

How would I know the name of the SETA being paid?

When the employer registered with SARS as a skills levy payer, SARS provides him or with Sector Industry Code (SIC). This code defines the business activities of the employer, and it determines the SETA in which your employer is paying levies, and informs DOL of the SETA in which your employer should fall. You can phone DOL or any SETA with your levy number, they will be able to tell you the name of the SETA in which your employer belongs.


• To develop a culture of high quality lifelong learning;
• To foster skills development in the formal economy for productivity and employability;
• To stimulate and support skills development in small businesses;
• To promote skills development for employability and sustainable livelihoods through social development initiatives;
• To assist new entrance to obtain employment.

What does MICT / ISETT SETA stand for?

Information Systems (IT) Electronics, Telecommunications Technologies, Sector Education Training Authority.

Where should I get the L number of my company?

Contact SARS or DOL(Department of Labour) to get your L number

How much money will I claim back as result of submitting WSP and ATR?

Let us use a practice example to this question. Company X paid R100 as a skill levy to SARS. R20 is allocated to the National Skills Fund (DOL), i.e. 20% of the skills levies paid. R80 is allocated to the relevant SETA, i.e. 80% of the skills levies paid. R10 is budgeted for SETA administrative expenses, i.e. 10% of the skills levies paid. An employer can now claim back R70 in the form of grants, i.e. 70% of the skills levies paid. This R70 can be claimed back as follows: SDF submits WSP, if approved; an employer gets back R15, i.e. 15% of the levies. He/she submits ATR, if approved; R45 is paid back to the employer i.e. 45% of the skills levies paid. The above two types grants are mandatory according to Skill Development Act. The R10 may be claimed back by submitting an application to the ISETT SETA. This is called discretionary grant and payment decision is upon the discretion of the ISETT SETA. If you want to apply for this grant refer to the Grant C criteria and guidelines available on ISETT SETA website.


How about transferring a company that is registered with a wrong SETA?

  • Submit a completed IST01 to your current incorrect SETA, which is available online or from your Skills Development Facilitator.
  • The WSP and ATR will need to have been completed before submission
  • A SETA-transfer process normally takes 3-6 months.

SETA website