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Employment Equity & Skills Development




The Employment Equity Act requires a company to comply with the act in terms of recruitment policy and the Skills Development legislation requires that employees be trained and developed. Many employers need to comply in order to complete EE reports and to claim back Skills Development Levies. Companies need to comply in order to reach BEE scorecard targets.

The course is designed to enable the delegate to understand the

fundamentals of Employment Equity & Skills Developement. 

The author of the course Michael Opperman is also the author 

of two books called “A Practical Guide to Disciplinary Hearings” & “Investigating Misconduct and Incapacity.” 

Both books are published by Juta Law. 

Delivery Methods

Leading Training is focusing on providing virtual training courses for the foreseeable future and will only consider in-person and classroom training on request, with a required minimum group size of four delegates. We remain committed to offering training that is fast, focused and effective.

Delivery Method Duration Price (excl. VAT)
Fulltime 1 Days R 3,000.00
Webinar 1 Days R 2,550.00

Discounts Available

Save up to 10% by booking and paying 10 business days before the course.


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Information may change without notice.


  • Company DirectorsHR/IR Personnel and Executives
  • Senior Management
  • Mid-Level Management
  • Junior Management and Supervisors
  • SDF's, Training Committee members and EE committee members



Course Outline / Curriculum

Module 1 - Employment Equity Act 

1) Purpose of the act


2) Interpretation of the act 


3) Unfair Discrimination

•         What is Discrimination? 

•         The difference between fair and unfair discrimination
•         How unfair discrimination is prohibited  

•         Medical & psychological testing  

•         Discrimination in terms of employment applicants

•         Disputes concerning unfair discrimination 

•         The burden of proof

•         The legal route that can be followed  


4)  Affirmative Action 

•         What is a designated employer?

•         What are the duties of designated employers
•         Affirmative action measures

•         Consultation with employees & matters to be consulted on
•         Analysis   

•         Disclosure of information  


5) The Employment Equity Committee

•         The employment equity plan

•         The employment equity report 

•         The manager assigned to oversee the process
•         The employer’s duty to keep records

•         Income diferentials at diferent levels  


6) Commission for Employment Equity



7) Monitoring Enforcement & Legal Proceedings


8) General Provisions  

•         Codes of good practice
•         Regulations

•         Delegations 

•         Temporary employment services
•         Obstruction  

•         Relevant Documents

•         Interaction with Department of Labour


Module 2 – Skills Development Act  

1) Introduction  

•         Definitions 

•         Purpose of the Act

•         Interpretation

2) Schematic Representation of Role Players Within the Act


3) National Skills Authority

•         Establishment

•         Functions of the Authority 


4) Sector Education & Training Authorities (SETA’s)

•         Establishment of SETA’s

•         Functions of SETA’s

•         Constitution of SETA

5) Labour Centres


6) Learnerships   

•         Learnership agreements

•         Contract of Employment with learners 

•         Disputes about learnerships   

7) Skills Programs


8) Employment Services 



9) Artisan Development

•         National Artisan Moderation Body
•         Listing of trades

•         National registrar of artisans


10) Interaction with SARS





Schedule Dates and Booking

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Please note that this course needs a minimum of 6 delegates to schedule a course. You can choose to be added to the waiting list by clicking the button below and we will contact you when we have enough delegates interested. Should we not get enough delegates, we will refund or credit your paid booking.

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Should you need this course urgently, the following options are available:

  1. Pay for 6 delegates (whether you have them or not) and we will schedule the course as soon as possible.
  2. If you have fewer delegates and cannot pay for 6, we can negotiate a shortened course where some of the time will be spent in blended learning - watching videos and doing tutorials and exercises with some contact time with the trainer. We would want to discuss what your core needs are so that we cover those aspects. You need to have paid for 3 delegates at least.