Delivery of the Labour Dispute Resolution Practice Qualification by public universities

CCMA, Bargaining Councils and Public Universities’ Statement:

The CCMA and Bargaining Councils have partnered with Public Universities to deliver a qualification in Labour Dispute Resolution Practice. Over the past three years this partnership has made excellent progress.

In summary, the Programme:

  • is targeted at aspirant CCMA commissioners and Bargaining Council panellists and trade union, HR/IR and legal practitioners;
  • those practitioners who want to enhance their knowledge and skills in labour dispute resolution practice;
  • is pitched at postgraduate level equivalent to NQF level 8, is occupationally directed and aims to produce competent ready to practice graduates;
  • includes all core aspects of the current CCMA commissioner training;
  • includes training in substantive law and in-depth technical skills on arbitration and conciliation;
  • places a strong emphasis on soft-skills, including social justice, ethics and equity values.

The Programme aims to equip participants to be competent conciliators and arbitrators, or to participate effectively in the conciliation and arbitration hearing process as a party. It will also empower participants to engage in a knowledgeable and skillful manner more broadly within the labour relations arena.

A bridging component is also on offer for aspirant candidates who have potential, but do not meet the entry requirements.

The programme is being delivered by the universities listed below -please be aware of the different titles of the qualifications as used by the universities.

Queries regarding registration and other details must please be directed to the concerned universities, using the contact details above.

This initiative stands to significantly contribute towards building skills and capacity in the Labour Relations Practice Industry, with all role players in the Industry standing to benefit greatly.

Further information and details can also be obtained from the CCMA website and Facebook,