Unemployed vs Employed are terms causing much frustration and debate in the practical application of Code 300, Skills Development. This Code provides expectations, however, interpretation of identified beneficiaries often lies in the ‘eyes of the beholder’. This is largely due to inconsistencies of specific target beneficiaries within the scorecard. As Skills Development forms one of the three Priority Elements within the Amended Codes, the consequence of misinterpretation could result in non-compliance and subsequent discounting of an organisation’s overall B-BBEE status level. This article presents interpretations held within other legislative Acts, in order for those driving Skills Development initiatives to make an informed decision.