Certificate in Labour Law

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Company/Provider: Open Learning Group

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Telephone: +27 11 670 4700

River View House Constantia Office Park
cnr 14th Ave and Hendrik Potgieter Rd
South Africa

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Course Description

OVERVIEW OF THE QUALIFICATION This course is ideal for: • Employed or unemployed individuals who wish to understand their rights as an employee; • Line Managers who need to understand their rights and limitations as a manager and employer; • HR Managers who will deal with labour issues including internal hearings; • Business owners who need to have a good understanding of employment practices and the law.

Open Learning Group is administering this programme on behalf of the University of the Free State. All academic interaction including assessments and examinations are those of the University and hence, on successful completion of their criteria, you will be certificated by the University of the Free State.
The course has been registered at SAQA by the University of the Free State and has been allocated the following reference number for SETA funding purposes or for accessing Skills Development Funds: HEQC/HO6/LAW/CLL.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Grade 12 or proof of adequate prior learning.

LANGUAGE POLICY • The language for administrative matters is English. All correspondence from OLG is in English. • Classes are conducted in English.

DURATION OF QUALIFICATION The course can be completed over a period of 6 months.

SUBJECTS • Module 1: Introduction to the Law • Module 2: Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997 • Module 3: Labour Relations Act • Module 4: The Employment Equity Act, 1998 • Module 5: The Skills Development Act 97 of 1998 and The Skills Development Levies Act of 1999

APPLICATION FOR PROGRAMMES There are various documents that may need to be completed and this may vary from Company to Company. OLG will assist you in completing the documentation that is required by the SETAs in order for grants to be claimed.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION For registration on this programme you must complete and sign an Open Learning Group Registration Form and submit this to our Head Office or Regional Office. Please note that you will only be registered once your venue has been confirmed and your payment received.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Financial assistance is available to you through our partner organisation, Edu-Loan.

ASSESSMENT You will be required to complete a Portfolio of Evidence for assessment purposes and write a final examination which will be held in May/June and October/ November each year.

CERTIFICATION After successfully completing various assessments including the examination, you will be provided with a Certificate issued by the University of the Free State and given access to the Advanced Certificate in Labour Law.

ON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE COURSE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO: • Define the concept “law”, distinguish between the concepts of “subjective” and “objective” law and give an exposition of the concept “obligation”. • Explain which employees are covered by the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and explain concepts such as employee, senior managerial employee, farm worker etc. • Discuss provisions of the Act regarding working time, hours, night work, leave and termination. • Indicate core rights of an employee. • Explain the manner in which basic conditions are monitored and enforced • Distinguish between “individual” and “collective” law • Know and elucidate the purpose, application and interpretation of the Labour Relations Act • Be acquainted with the employees’ and employers’ right to freedom of association. • Be acquainted with employees' and employers’ rights of protection. • Know the related rights of trade unions and other employers’ organisations • Explain the appointment and powers of designated agents and bargaining councils as well as the establishment, composition and functions thereof. • Know and comprehend the meaning and extent of the concepts of unfair labour practice, dismissals, misconduct and poor work performance. • Be acquainted with matters pertaining to disputes about fairness of dismissal for misconduct, poor work performance and operational requirements. • Define strike and a lock-out. • Understand the manner in which disputes are resolved in the various institutions such as the CCMA, Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court. • Explain which employees are covered by the Employment Equity Act. • Explain what is meant by a designated employer and a designated group. • Give an exposition on all the possible forms of unfair discrimination. • Explain what affirmative action is. • Explain the preparation and implementation of an Employment Equity Plan. • Discuss the different structures and their functions provided for by the Acts (e.g. National Skills Authority, Sector Education and Training Authorities, Skills Development Planning Units, Labour Centres) as well as how training takes place through Learnerships and Skills Programmes. • Indicate the financial provisions made by the Skills Development Levies Act.


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The course can be completed over a period of 6 months.


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