Collective Agreements and Bargaining Councils

Cost: R3 450.00 excl. Vat Duration: 2 Days

NQF Level: 6 | Credits: 12

Unit Standard: 337121

Target Audience

Managers in all economic sectors typically be second level managers such as a heads of department, section heads or divisional heads, and may have more than one team reporting to them.

Course Overview

The objective of this Labour Relations course is to develop the learner to be able to give an explanation of the role that bargaining councils play in the labour market. Learners will also be able to explain how a bargaining council functions, who the parties to the Council are, how collective agreements are negotiated, extended and enforced and how disputes resolved.

What will set you apart?

  • Explain what a collective agreement in a bargaining council is.
  • Explain the binding nature of collective agreements.
  • Extend collective agreements.
  • Enforce collective agreements.
  • Explain prescribed wages and conditions of employment.

Learning assumed to be in place

  • Apply writing, listening and talking skills at least at NQF level 5

This course is proudly accredited through SABPP

SETA Assessment of Competency (Optional)

Optional competency assessment is available at R1 600.00 excl. VAT per delegate on this course.

This module is based on outcomes based learning principles where delegates are responsible for their own learning with support available when required.

  • Formative Assessment – to be submitted 1 month from completion of the workshop
  • Summative Assessment – to be submitted up to 6 months from submission of the Formative Assessment


1. Bargaining Councils
  • Establishing a Bargaining Council
2. Collective Agreements
  • Collective Representation
  • Power as a Basis for Bargaining
  • The Purpose and Conduct of Collective Bargaining
  • Bargaining Structures and Bargaining levels
  • Collective Agreements