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COURSE IN LABOUR RELATIONS MANAGEMENT
QUALIFICATION CODE: 7107-2
The information below is relevant for the 2015 academic year.
Labour relations management in South African organisations has been significantly affected by the introduction of new labour legislation. Not only is the application of Acts such as the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 of crucial importance to ensure the fair treatment of employees, but a thorough conceptualisation of the broader managerial issues involved is also required by every manager and supervisor in organisations. The need to introduce a course in labour relations management through the Centre for Business Management has arisen from numerous enquiries from prospective students in this regard, and more particularly, a need expressed by members of the private and public sectors. This course affords students the opportunity to develop important labour relations management competencies. It also forms part of Unisa’s Centre for Business Management’s ongoing task to develop people to deal with people.
The purpose of this course is course is to afford students the opportunity to develop labour relations management competencies. This is done in terms of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 and other government prescripts and the requirements for the effective management of labour relations in organisational context
Duration of the course (Six months)
A National Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification (at NQF level 4) is required for enrolment in this programme. Persons not in possession of such a qualification will be considered for admission on the basis of alternative admission criteria such as relevant work experience (for which a comprehensive CV and references would be required) or other prior learning.
The learning content for the course comprises the following two compulsory modules:
Labour relations management: a macro-perspective (CLRM01L)
The aim of this module is to systematically study the macro-aspects of South African labour relations as they apply to management in the context of a systems approach.
Outcomes In order to be declared competent in this module, students have to demonstrate that they are able to:
Content Conceptual and contextual perspectives and issues
The formal framework governing labour relations in South Africa
Pushing boundaries: interactional and international dynamics and issue
Labour relations management: a micro-perspective (CLRM02M)
The purpose of this module is to acquaint students with the fundamental principles necessary to manage labour relations at organisation level. Outcomes In order to be declared competent in this module, students have to demonstrate that they are able to:
Content Managing the mainly divergent interests and conflict dynamics
Managing for more common ground: building constructive workplace relations
Towards total quality labour (TCLR): holistic and strategic perspectives and challenges
Assessment and examination
Students will be assessed by means of written assignments completed during the course of their studies and a formal two-hour examination for each module, which can be written at any of Unisa’s examination centres countrywide. Students will be admitted to the examination provided that they submit assignment 01 on or before the due date and that their fees have been paid in full. Examinations are written in May/June (first intake) or October/November (second intake). In order to pass a module, a student must obtain a final assessment mark of 50% (assignments contribute 20% to the final mark, and the examination mark the remaining 80%).
On successful completion of the two modules, you will receive a certificate from Unisa
The Course in Labour Relations Management consists of 24 credits (12 per module) and is offered on level 6 of the National Qualifications Framework. The 12 credits per module mean that the average student will require 120 notional hours to master the module. The notional hours include time spent on reading, doing activities, completing assignments, preparing for the examinations, writing the examinations, and so forth.
On successful completion of the two modules, exemption for the modules will be considered towards the Programme in Human Resource Management offered by the Centre for Business Management, the Diploma in Human Resource Management and the BCom degree in Human Resource Management offered by Unisa, on condition that the candidate meets the admission requirements of the diploma or degree programmes.
Registration, commencing date and fees
The course is presented twice a year:
First intake (January-May block enrolment): commencing on 26 January (registration takes place from 28 November 2014 until 25 January 2015)
Second intake (June-November block enrolment): commencing on 13 July (registration takes place from 3 June 2015 until 12 July 2015)
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