This Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Law aims to provide an academic deepening and broadening of professional experience and application to law graduates, practising attorneys, public servants and members of the private and public safety and security sector in South Africa. The NWU programme is offered in partnership with and accredited by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration and is presented in association with highly experienced commissioners, practitioners and academics. This programme will enable working professionals in the field of Labour law to develop the skills of advanced reflection, critical thinking and dispute resolution. The qualification may be offered in association with public and private institutions such as the South African Police Services and the Safety and Security Sectoral Bargaining Council in training their members to effectively practice labour law, depending on industry group requests and subsequent agreement with the Faculty of Law..

Curriculum:

  • The Constitution and other Labour Law Sources
  • Individual Labour Law
  • Collective Labour Law
  • One of the following electives:
    • Dispute Resolution Practice and Procedure
    • Dispute Resolution Practice and Procedures in the Safety and Security Sector
    • Dispute Resolution Practice and Procedures in the Public Sector

*Note: In the event where industry group requests are not received and agreements not concluded, industry-specific modules will not be presented. In such an event the second semester will only consist of Collective Labour law and Dispute Resolution Practice and Procedure (General).

A multi-modality delivery approach will be followed, with a combination of contact and distance learning. Theoretical components to the programme in the first semester can be attended in person on either Potchefstroom, Mafikeng or Vaal Triangle Campus, or via the internet at home by streaming the seminars. With reference to dispute resolution and other practical components in the second semester, candidates will be required to travel to relevant CCMA offices for observations, and to Potchefstroom Campus for on-site training with senior CCMA commissioners. Seminars can be presented in block periods (Thursday to Saturday), only Saturdays or week block periods (depending on industry group needs).

Applications for 2021 close on 31 October 2020. MINIMUM admission requirements:

Candidates should possess one or more of the following:

- An applicable undergraduate law degree, eg.

• LLB at NQF level 8;

• Bcom (with law subjects);

• BA (with law subjects) or

• any other B degree with majors in one of the following specialisations: human resource management, labour or industrial relations, labour law or industrial psychology;

OR

- A diploma at NQF level 7 with majors in one of the following specialisations: human resource management, labour or industrial relations, labour law or industrial psychology.

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Curriculum – PGDip in Labour Law

First Semester

Second Semester

Module name and code

Cr

Module name and code

Cr

PGDL511

The Constitution and other Labour Law Sources

40

PGDL521

Collective Labour Law

20

PGDL512

Individual Labour Law

20

One of the following electives:

PGDL522

Dispute Resolution Practice and Procedure

40

Total semester 1

60

Total semester 2

60

Total credits for qualification

120