Practical Labour Law online short course

Course starts: 3 November 2016
Registrations close: 28 October 2016
Course fees: R13,500
Course starts: 2 February 2017
Course fees: R13,500

Why this course?

Over the past few years, South African labour legislation has grown exponentially, and its value and importance to both employers and employees can no longer be ignored. Businesses and employees who stay abreast of important developments and changes to the labour law can now enjoy extensive protection if they take the time to familiarise themselves with relevant labour legislation. This course seeks to remove the complexity involved in learning about applicable labour laws and relevant acts with reference to the most recent developments in the field.

Course overview

This 8-week short course provides you with extensive exposure to all facets of South African labour law that can be practically applied in the workplace. Be empowered with the knowledge needed to enjoy fair labour practices at work, whether as an employee or employer, and learn to confidently navigate the relevant legislation outlined in the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, the Labour Relations Act, the Skills Development Act, and many others.

Is this course for you?

The course is particularly applicable to those working within or aspiring to work in an HR-related or management-level position involving some form of staff management. Possessing the skills and knowledge needed to correctly deal with the complexities involved in staff disputes, recruitment processes and the like will make you a more multi-faceted employee. If you are a business owner or entrepreneur, it is likely that you will hire staff, and having a working knowledge of South African Labour Law is imperative for your growth and success.

What you will learn

  • Orientation module Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Module 1 Introduction to labour law
  • Module 2 The contract of employment and basic conditions of employment
  • Module 3 Workplace discipline and automatically unfair dismissals
  • Module 4 Dismissal for misconduct and poor performance or incapacity
  • Module 5 Dismissal for operational requirements, closures, mergers and sale of business
  • Module 6 Unfair employment practice and employment equity
  • Module 7 An introduction to collective labour law and industrial action
  • Module 8 Dispute resolution and CCMA procedures

Your success team

Pieter koornhof


Labour Relations Specialist

Pieter Koornhof is an experienced law professional, having qualified as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2009. He currently consults for firms with regards to commercial and labour law, and is a lecturer at the University of the Western Cape’s Department of Mercantile & Labour Law.  

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