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Short Learning Programme
Employment Relations on Employment Equity
We have special expertise in the field of Employment Relations and there is a great need for skills training on the topic of Advanced Employment Relations.

Purpose of the course:

Participants should be able to explain, solve and discuss an employment relations problem, complete a discussion of the functions of the CCMA and discuss comparative employment relations. They will be able to participate in a role-play on wage negotiations and discuss the employment equity plan as part of a practical exercise. They should be able to compile a guide to implement diversity management in the workplace.

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
Participants will be considered for admission on the basis of alternative admission criteria such as relevant work experience.
Learning assumed to be in place: 
A National Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification.

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit


Assessment Criteria

  After completion of this course, participants will: Participant will be assessed on the following criteria:

Module 1:

Orientation and historical overview

  • Define and explain comprehensively what Employment Relations are
  • Explain a Employment Relations system
  • Be aware of the parties to the relationship and how they interact
  • Explain bipartism and tripartism
Explain, solve and discuss an Employment Relations problem

Module 2:

Internal structures for managing Employment Relations and dispute settlements

  • After studying this module participants should be able to:
  • Position the Employment Relations function in the context of human resource management
  • Identify internal structures in managing Employment Relations
  • Discuss the functions of the CCMA

Complete a discussion of the functions of the CCMA

Module 3:

Employment Economics and Comparative Employment Relations

  • Discuss the characteristics of Employment
  • Compare Employment Relations in SA with certain other countries

Discuss Comparative Employment Relations

Module 4:

Negotiations and collective bargaining

  • Define negotiations and collective bargaining
  • Explain the stages in the negotiation process
  • Discuss the tools and techniques of negotiators

Participate in a role-play on wage negotiations

Module 5:

Employee participation and employment equity

  • Give examples of employee participation
  • Explain workplace forums
  • Discuss unfair discrimination
Discuss the employment equity plan as part of a practical exercise

Module 6:

Managing diversity and implications of new systems

  • Explain what diversity means
  • Provide a guide to the employer to implement diversity management
  • Discuss the implications of new systems in SA
Compile a guide to implement diversity management in the workplace


To pass the module, participants have to obtain a final mark of 50% or more. The weight of the assignment and/or test mark is 40% and the examination mark 60% in the determination of the final mark. A sub-minimum of 40% must be obtained in the examination of each subject to pass that specific subject. If participants fail and the assignment and/or test mark was more than 40% they can write a re-exam in that specific subject and the maximum mark achieved by the participants will be a 50% allocation as a final mark.
Method of assessment: 
Individual Assignment – Scrapbook; Group Assignment – Acting a formal Employment Relations Conflict; Examination; The assignments and final examination will test the participants on the outcomes on Employment Relations on Employment Equity to determine the understanding and if the participants can practically apply the outcomes.

Additional information

H18 100 1
Mode of delivery: 
Target group: 
Everybody involved in the workplace should benefit greatly. This includes practitioners, public service officials on National, Provincial, Local and Parastatals level as well as persons who would like to strengthen their original education or marketability in the Employment Relations field.
Contact us
Telephone number: 
+27 87 183 1798