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A quick breakdown of Skills Development according to the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice Legislation.

This initiative is implemented to assist the country with its Economic & Social development growth and the goal is to enrich the creation of decent work and sustainable livelihoods.


The below website can be utilized for further self-study into the B-BBEE Codes and Learning Programme Matrix(LPM):

http://www.thedtic.gov.za/financial-and-non-financial-support/b-bbee/b-bbee-codes-b-bbee-acts-strategies-policies/



The following 7 sub-categories make up the Skills Development Matrix:

Focusing on Category E – Work Integrate Learning...what it is and what it means:

Work Integrate Learning is a practical placement within an organizational setting that is related to a specific career field. This is in other words an opportunity to apply the knowledge you have learned in class to your chosen field of interest.


The LPM (as per Amended Codes of Good Practice) classify it as:

An Occupationally directed instructional and work-based learning programme that does not require a formal contract – formally assessed by an accredited body. The way this skill is delivered is basically structured, supervised experiential learning in the workplace which may include some institutional instruction. (Please see below as per the LPM)


The outcome of Category E training in the workplace:

You receive credits for registered unit standards (required for your Degree, Diploma or Certificate) or either continued professional development (CPD*), your improved performance, or skills.

*CPD – Term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities!


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