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Employment Equity Act Training

1 day – 2 days for POE if learner’s are to be assessed.

SAQA US No. Title NQF Level Credits
4

*Please Note: For assessment purposes, learners must attend the Practical Labour Law course module – Unit standard 13952 – Demonstrate a basic understanding of the primary labour legislation NQF Level 4, 8 Credits.

TARGET POPULATION
This programme is targeted at members of Employment Equity/Training Committees as well as managers and supervisory levels who need a basic understanding of the Employment Equity Act.

CONTENT
Learners who require a basic understanding of the EEA with 2013 Amendments:

  • The content of the Employment Equity Act (EEA) with 2013 Amendments including:
    • purpose and aims of the EEA and its relationship with other labour legislation and the Constitution;
    • what constitutes discrimination and the forms of discrimination prohibited by the EEA including direct and indirect discrimination;
    • the requirements of medical testing, psychological testing and similar assessment tests as set out in the EEA;
    • the meaning of ‘burden of proof’ in disputes pertaining to alleged unfair discrimination;
    • timeframes for the lodging of disputes pertaining to unfair discrimination;
    • the role of the EE /Training Committee and who should be represented on that committee;
    • barriers that affect disadvantaged people in the organisation; – the negative impact of ‘window dressing’ and ‘fronting’.
  • The development of relevant equity related plans and policies.
  • Communicating equity related plans and policies to stakeholders.
  • Implementation of agreed equity related plans and policies.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of equity related plans and policies.

Additional content for members of EE/Training Committees

  • The requirements of the EEA in terms of interviews for employment and promotion including documents that are required to ensure that interviews are conducted strictly in accordance with anti-discrimination legislation.
  • The Skills Development Act (SDA) and SD Levies Act as they apply to the employer, the role of the SETA’s and the legislated relationship between the SETA’s and the employer.
  • Requirements placed on employers by the SDA and SDLA with reference to the organisation’s workplace skills plan, the annual training report and the claiming back of levies.
  • The process to be followed in contributing to the workplace skills plan.
  • The concept of lifelong learning and participantships;
  • The role of the Training Committee with reference to its role in the skills development process.
  • How to participate effectively as a member of an EE/Training Committee including an understanding of the role and duties of a Committee member;
  • Analysing an Employment Equity Plan and Workplace Skills Plan in terms of workplace requirements and how to review the Employment Equity Report; and
  • Workplace Skills Implementation Report to ensure it is fit for purpose.

The Employment Equity Act training course is ‘driven’ by a DVD on the EEA narrated by Jack Devnarain.