Labour Relations

Learn how to interpret South Africa’s labour laws and better manage all aspects of employee and employer relations including dispute resolution.

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Course overview

This course aims to equip HR professionals, employees, managers and union representatives with the ability to interpret South Africa’s labour laws to better manage all aspects of employee and employer relations and workplace disputes.

You will understand various labour legislation, the link between legislation, the contract of employment and labour practices.

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Next intake: 6 March 2023

Register by 28 February 2023

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Course syllabus

This course contains 7 units and can be completed in 12 weeks at the recommended pace of 8 hours per week. With our structured approach to teaching, you will be able to acquire valuable knowledge and skills with ease. All courses include an orientation week, assessment and feedback opportunities as well as guided lesson plans from your course lecturer every week.

What you will learn about

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Industrial Relations
  • Unit 2: Contract of Employment
  • Unit 3: Unfair Dismissal, Labour Practices and Discrimination
  • Unit 4: Freedom of Association, Trade Unions and Workplace Forums
  • Unit 5: Collective Bargaining and Collective Agreements
  • Unit 6: Industrial Action
  • Unit 7: Dispute Resolution

Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Apply the legislation which regulates industrial relations in South Africa;
  2. Examine the parties to the employment relationship;
  3. Examine collective bargaining protocols and agreements;
  4. Evaluate forms of industrial action available to both employers and employees;
  5. Appraise various dispute resolution mechanisms available to parties in the employment relationship; and
  6. Examine case law in respect of the management of industrial relations.
  • Study method: Online-only with downloadable course material.

  • Teaching and learning support is delivered online via our intuitive learning platform, iCan.

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  • Virtual live classes and weekly lesson plans
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More about this short course certificate

This course is suitable for individuals currently employed in a managerial role, as a union representative, or as a human resources practitioner or manager. It is also suitable for employees who would like to know their rights, and what mechanisms are available to them through the law, to protect their employment interests.

Graduates of any human resources qualification will also benefit from the specialist nature of this course.

In most HR courses labour relations is covered, but it is typically an overview of the subject matter.  The goal of this course is to provide you with focused and in-depth knowledge of labour relations.

The course content covers unfair dismissal, discrimination, freedom of association, trade unions, collective bargaining, industrial action and dispute resolution. Easy-to-understand scenarios, examples and case studies are also included to help you master the specialised subject matter with ease.

This course will provide you with the competencies to manage employee relations through the application of various labour legislation. You will also be equipped with the skills to navigate and understand CCMA processes and how to legally manage industrial action.

You can expect to gain practical skills in the following areas:

  • Labour legislation
  • Industrial relations
  • Employment contracts
  • Unfair labour practices
  • Rights of employers and employees
  • Collective bargaining
  • Dispute resolution

This course provides HR practitioners with the foundation on which to build their HR careers. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be equipped to pursue a range of exciting careers such as:

  • Managerial roles
  • Union Representative
  • Human Resource Practitioner
  • Human Resource Manager
 

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  • Complete all units and assignments and receive a print certificate, when eligible, validated by iQ Academy. Highlight your new skills to any business, and confidently grow your career!

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Requirements to study this course

In order to secure a spot in any cohort, students are required to first successfully complete the application process and register by the cohort registration deadline. Registration includes documentation submission and payment of the course fee, there are no registration fees.

Fees payable upon registration will differ depending on the payment option you choose, your Enrolment Consultant will explain this in detail during the application process.

At iQ Academy all of our programmes are offered via distance education. Depending on the course you choose you’ll either be studying fully online or with textbooks and online support.

  • Online-only courses: All course material is available online and can be downloaded, there are no textbooks.
  • Internet-supported courses with textbooks: You will receive textbooks via courier and the course is supported by compulsory online learning activities. Your course material will also be available online.

Teaching and learning will take place online whichever study method you choose. That means that you will need to partake in online learning activities and classes. For more information on each study method, enquire now.

  • Minimum of Grade 10 (Standard 8)
  • Grade 12 or NQF 4 equivalent preferred
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Alternate admission is possible on the basis of Mature Age exemption (23 years and older)
  • Ability to read and write in English, which is the language of instruction
  • Students should also possess a basic level of digital literacy skills
  • A PC, Tablet or Smartphone
  • Access to a reliable internet connection
  • An active email account

Recommended data:

  • At least 1GB of data per month for online-only courses
  • +/- 500MB of data for internet-supported courses
 

When can you start this course?

Our Short Courses are administered in various intakes throughout the year. Enrol for a date that suits you or enquire now if you’d like more information.

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Next intake: 4 September 2023

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Next intake: 6 November 2023

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Course fees

R8,395

Fees are all-inclusive, no hidden costs.

Ways to pay the course fee

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Save 10% on the total fee plus get 2GB of FREE data, every month, for 12 months. Offer valid from 01 Oct 2022 – 28 February 2023. T&C’s apply.

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Pay as little as R466* / monthly

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What’s included?
  • All your learning material
  • Dedicated lecturer and student support
  • Exclusive Alumni discount: Save 20% on your next course

  • Receive a print certificate, when eligible, validated by iQ Academy

  • Free online DO Life micro-courses

  • Exclusive student community

Enrol for this course in 3 easy steps

Step 1: Begin your enrolment application

Request a call-back, discuss any questions, or complete your application over the phone immediately if you’re ready.

  • Complete the website contact form
  • Recieve a free call-back from an Enrolment Consultant

  • Complete your application for enrolment

Step 2: Register for the cohort

Secure a spot in any cohort by successfully completing the application process and registering by the deadline.

  • Submit required documentation

  • Pay the course fee/s
  • Recieve your student number

Step 3: Start your course

Once your registration is complete you are ready to begin. Remember, if you miss the registration deadline you can always apply for the next cohort.

  • Access iCan (Learning platform)
  • Complete orientation week
  • Engage with your lecturer
 

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