What Is This Course About?
This course aims to discuss the key points of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act of 1997, that deals with the labour relationship between the employer and the employee. The course is presented in a manner that seeks to simplify the often misunderstood law without watering down the main aim of the law.
Who Should Be Doing This Course?
This course has been designed for anyone who has a keen interest in understanding labour laws in South Africa. The focus of this course is on the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, a law that sets the scene to the employment relationship between the employer and employee. As such the course is written in a simple manner and tries to explain the often difficult concepts to a novice.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Understand why labour laws exist and their importance
- Introduce the necessity of the Basic Conditions of the Employment Act of 1997 and its importance for employees and employers.
- Gain an understanding of the contents of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act of 1997 concerning time.
- What is a contract of employment and what does it contain?
- Understand the steps in terminating a contract of employment
- Constituents of a contract of employment
- Determine the rights enshrined by the Basic Conditions of Employment Act of 1997 of the employee.
- Determine the rights enshrined by the Basic Conditions of Employment Act of 1997 for the employer.
- Why is information recording and disclosure important?
- The role of information in the Basic Conditions of Employment Act.
How Is Your Course Mark Calculated?
Your course mark is calculated using the average mark obtained in each of the Chapter tests. In order to pass this course, you must obtain a final course mark of at least 50%. This means that even if you fail a few of the chapter tests, if your test marks in the other chapter tests are high enough you will still be able to pass the course. Good Luck!
Study At Your Own Pace!
We’ve created our courses to suit your busy life! The duration of this course is based on a student guide where one 300 – 500 word article is read per day, and the assessment is done on a separate day after the relevant articles have been reviewed. But you can do the course in your own time and at your own pace. If you choose to do two readings per day, it will take you half of the estimated time, four readings per day means doing the course in a quarter of the time etc. We leave that decision up to you!