Labour Law

Legal and Compliance


9 Weeks


Learn to mediate employer relationships with government and trade unions. Learn the most important principles for compliance for a prudential business.


By the end of the course, you will have the ability to set the ground rules and define terms and conditions of employment. You will understand the basic conditions of employment and what must be in an employment contract; unpack the constitutional right to fairness; be able to compile a basic performance management contract to set the standard required of your employees and in all you will be a more effective and efficient when employing people.

Subject Matter Expert

Marleen Potgieter, a qualified lawyer, specialises in the fields of labour and employment law, engages and educates clients from government and corporate entities on implementing employment structures in the workplace. Marleen completed a BA degree from the University of Johannesburg, a BPROC from Unisa, and a Higher Diploma in Labour Law from the University of Johannesburg. Enthusiastic and passionate about educating people in the workplace, Marleen now specialises in management consulting and coaching, with a focus on managerial skills and how to improve employee relations, leadership skills and ultimately reduce conflict in the workplace. Marleen is the director of Equity Works, a dynamic and freethinking company that has built its name in the highly skilled provision of services around employment consulting, specialising in employment equity and transformation. Marleen co-authored a book, Unfair Discrimination in the Workplace, with Professor Darcy du Toit and has more recently published another book Social Media in the Workplace, published by Juta Publications.

Course and Technical Requirements

BASIC REQUIREMENTSTo successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTSOur online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software applications requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. UNi4 Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.

Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficult in accessing our course content.

Learning Approach

Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules designed to be interactive and engaging:

  • The programme is available to be viewed on smart devices, which includes mobiles, tablets and personal computers.
  • Relevant case studies, articles and recommended reading are part of supplementary resources available.
  • Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions.
  • View a range of introductory course videos by your Subject Matter Expert.
  • Scheduled live webinars are included with the Online Academic Tutor.
  • Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Academic Tutor via the discussion forum.

Learning Objectives

Throughout your self-paced and self-directed learning, you will be supported by a dedicated Subject Matter Expert who will be your Online Academic Tutor. The Online Academic Tutor will provide you with the necessary subject guidance; constructive feedback on assessments; facilitate online discussions and live webinars; and respond to your queries to help you achieve academic success.

Module Breakdown

  • MODULE 0 | Orientation Week 1
    Navigating the Virtual Learning Environment
  • MODULE 1 | The Basic Principles Around Employment Week 2
    Key labour legislation that governs the employment relationship
  • MODULE 2 | The Basic Conditions of Employment Act, Act 75 of 1997 Week 3
    Understanding the BCEA and how to make sure you are within the law
  • MODULE 3 | Labour Relations Act, Act 66 of 1995 Week 4
    Learn the importance of this act and how it influences the employment relationship – what you can and cannot do
  • MODULE 4 | Performance Management in a Nutshell Week 5
    Understand how to set benchmarks for performance
  • MODULE 5 | Employment Equity Act, Act 55 of 1998 Week 6
    Understand the concepts of unfair discrimination and right to equality
  • MODULE 6 | The Other Acts, Skills Development Act, Act 97 of 1998 (SDA) and Occupational Health and Safety Act, Act 85 of 1993 (OHSA) Week 7
    Understanding the aims of the SDA and what you should know
  • MODULE 7 | Overview of Rights, CCMA Week 8
    Overview of the applicable laws and what is important
  • MODULE 8 | Wrap-up Week 9
    Synthesise your learning journey experience

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