UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

PRACTICAL LABOUR LAW

In collaboration with leaders in online education, GetSmarter.

Duration

8 weeks, excluding
orientation

Effort

7–12 hours per week,
entirely online

Learning Format

Weekly modules,
flexible learning

ON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:

1

The ability to confidently navigate current labour legislation, such as the Basic Conditions of Employment Act.

2

The knowledge needed to enjoy fair labour practices at work, whether you’re an employee or employer.

3

A powerful proof of competence in the form of an industry-recognised certificate, approved by the University of Cape Town (UCT), Africa’s Leading University.1


1 QS Top Universities (2019)

COURSE CURRICULUM

Module 1:
Introduction to Labour Law
Module 2:
The Employment Contract, Basic Conditions of Employment and Termination 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 Labour Practice and Employment Equity
Module 7:
An Introduction to Collective Labour Law and Industrial Action
Module 8:
Dispute Resolutions and CCMA Procedures

YOUR HEAD TUTOR

Pieter Koornhof

Pieter 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 he will be your course convenor for this course.

AN ONLINE EDUCATION THAT SETS YOU APART

This UCT online short course is delivered in collaboration with online education provider GetSmarter. Join a growing community of global professionals, and benefit from the opportunity to:

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Gain verifiable and relevant competencies and earn invaluable recognition from an international selection of universities, entirely online and in your own time

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Enjoy a personalised, people-mediated online learning experience created to make you feel supported at every step

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Experience a flexible but structured approach to online education as you plan your learning around your life to meet weekly milestones

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