Demonstrate and apply an understanding of the Labour Relations Act (Act 66 of 1995) Aligned to  NQF LEVEL – 5 – SAQA UNIT STANDARD – 114278  : 1 full day



Course Content

What is the Labour Relations Act?

What does the LRA cover?

What protections in the LRA are important for employees?

Section 23 of the Constitution

Freedom of association

The bodies created and regulated by the Labour Relations Act are identified and listed.

The purpose, powers and roles of these bodies

How does a union get organizational rights?

What is collective bargaining?

What matters can be raised in Collective Bargaining?

What are Workplace forums?

Protected strikes

Unprotected strikes

Protected lockouts

Unprotected lockouts


Unfair labour practices

What is the definition of DISMISSAL?

Fair dismissals

Unfair dismissals

Dismissal due to operational requirements

What does Operational Requirements mean?

When may an Employer terminate the services of an Employee?

What are the selection criteria for retrenchments?

What alternatives to dismissal may be raised by an affected employee?

What severance pay is an employee entitled to if dismissed?

What is the procedure when it comes to ‘disputes’?

The various Codes of Good Practice and Schedules are identified 




Understanding and Implementing Employment Equity in the Workplace

Aligned to NQF LEVEL – 5 – SAQA UNIT STANDARD – 116923   : 1 full day



Course Content

What is the background to Employment Equity?

Are you a designated employer?

When must employers report?

What happens if I don’t report to the Department of Labour?

Employment Equity Managers

Selection and appointment of Employment Equity Committee /   Forum

Objectives for the Committee or Forums

What is affirmative action?

Why is affirmative action necessary?

What does an employer need to do to comply?

What else is expected from an employer?

Unfair discrimination

Steps to take when unfair discrimination takes place

When is discrimination not unfair?

Discrimination and the right to privacy in the recruitment process.

Inherent requirement of the job
Medical Testing
Psychometric testing
Privacy during an Interview
How does affirmative action and skills shortage affect recruitment?
Suitably qualified Candidates

Disability in the workplace

Oversee of how to draft an employment equity plan

Form EEA 1

Form EEA 2

Form EEA 4
Online reporting




Demonstrate and apply an understanding of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (Act 75 of 1997) 

Aligned to  NQF LEVEL – 5 – SAQA UNIT STANDARD – 114274     : 1 full day


 Course Content

Application of the Act

Who is seen as an employee?

How does an employer regulate working time?

How does overtime work?

How does remuneration for overtime work?

What is a ‘compressed working week’?

What is average working hours?

Meal Intervals

Daily and weekly rest intervals

Pay for work on Sundays

The difference between annual leave, sick leave, family responsibility leave, maternity leave and unpaid leave

What procedure to follow in the event of accumulated leave

Written particulars of employment

Keeping of records

Payment of remuneration


The required notice periods that needs to be given.

What an employer can do if an employee resigns without giving the necessary notice?

May an employer pay an employee “in lieu” of notice?

What to do with employees who reside on the premises of the employer?

Payment on termination / severance pay

Certificate of service

Prohibition of employment of children

Medical examinations of children






Conducting a Disciplinary Hearing

Aligned to  NQF LEVEL – 6 – SAQA UNIT STANDARD – 10985    : 1 full day




Course Content

Why discipline?

Understanding the meaning of dismissal

Procedural guidelines

Substantive guidelines

Employees rights

Determining the verdict

Determining the correct sanction

Minor offences

Process to follow for minor offences

Process to follow for serious offences

Definition of offences

The right to suspend 

Guideline to duration of warnings

Roles of the participants in a hearing

The process during the hearing

Important factors to remember when reaching a sanction

Hearing in absentia

The appeal process


Code of Good Practice – Dismissals



Demonstrate knowledge and insight into the Compensation for Occupational Injury and Disease Act 130 of 1993 (COIDA)  Aligned to NQF LEVEL – 4 – SAQA UNIT STANDARD – 117155   : 1 full day


Course Content

What is COIDA?

Who is covered by the Act?

What is the aim of the Act?

Who can claim compensation?

What are the rights of the Employer?

What are the rights of workplace injured or diseased workers?

Who is a dependent?


Does the COID Act cover HIV/Aids?

What about health & motor vehicle accidents?

Basic guide to Occupational disease

Occupational Asthma / TB

Noise induced hearing loss

Schedule 3 of COIDA


What is my responsibility when my employee is involved in a work-related accident?

When should I report an injury or disease?

When do I need to report an accident/disease?

What if I delay reporting the injury / disease?

Overview of the accident reporting process

Process to claim for injuries on duty


Registration of an employer 

How to submit earnings to Commissioner

How to re-open a claim

How to lodge a dispute with the Commissioner


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