Labour Relations Act

Unit Standards Covered
Number Title NQF Level Credits
114273 Demonstrate and apply an understanding of the Labour Relations Act with respect to Collective Agreements and Bargaining Councils 5 6

This course will equip the learner with an understanding of the creation of the CCMA, its origins, functions, powers and duties; the creation and the functioning of a Bargaining Council; of Collective Agreements, their origins, structures and legal standing, and finally the process to extend Collective Agreements.

Entry Requirements: 

Learners must be competent in Communication and Numeracy at NQF level 4.

Duration: 

Two days

Who should attend?: 

This Unit Standard is for persons who have to interpret the Labour Relations Act, specifically in terms of Bargaining Councils and Collective Agreements, give advice to clients and implement the various provisions of the Act.

What’s in it for the learner?: 

Learners will:
- Have a common understanding of the content of the Labour Relations Act, 66/1995, as amended, with particular reference to the creation and functioning of the CCMA and Bargaining Council
- Provide information related to the creation and functioning of a Bargaining Council
- Provide information on the origins, functions, powers and the legal standing of collective agreements
- Have an understanding of collective and extended agreements concluded in a Bargaining Council, and how they differ.

Assessments: 

Will be conducted during the workshop by means of observation.
On completion of the workshop the learner will have to submit a portfolio for assessment.

Certification: 

Once a learner has been declared competent, his/her results are forwarded to the relevant SETA for endorsement. A nationally recognised certificate will be issued.

On completion of the workshop: 

Learners will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the creation of the CCMA, its origins, functions, powers and duties.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the creation and the functioning of Bargaining Council, its origins, functions, powers and duties.
- Demonstrate an understanding of collective agreements, their origins, structure and legal standing.
- Demonstrate an understanding of extending collective to non-parties.