Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Relations Management

Qualification code: 98209
NQF level: 8
Total credits: 120
SAQA ID: 79906
APS/AS: 60
An appropriate Bachelor's Degree or appropriate Advanced Diploma that includes one or more of the following as majors in the final year: Labour Relations, Industrial Relations, Employment Relations, Employee Relations, Labour Law or Industrial Sociology. Students should note that during the course of their studies they would be required to have access to a computer, printer and the internet.
Purpose statement:
The purpose of this qualification is to provide students who are in possession of an appropriate Bachelor's Degree or Advanced Diploma and relevant experience in the field of Labour Relations Management (LRM) with the opportunity to develop professional and specialised competencies in the field of Labour Relations Management. The Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Relations Management will enable them to independently identify, analyse and manage labour relations trends, practices and problems within the context of employment relations in any organisation. The Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Relations Management offers specialised academic and professional studies for candidates holding a relevant Bachelors' Degree, Advanced Diploma or equivalent qualification. The qualification should also enable graduates to be professionally registered with the South African Board for People Practice (SABPP) as an Employment Relations Practitioner. A student enrolled for the Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Relations Management will be actively engaged in becoming a well-rounded, educated person, actively engaged in an advanced study and/or the work environment as an employment relations practitioner. As such she or he will develop and hold certain values and be able to integrate general business knowledge and skills with specific knowledge of the human resource management profession, its processes and applications, to achieve his or her purposes.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification. Admission to the alternative qualification is not automatic. It will depend on whether you comply with admission requirements and if space is available.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2020 academic year once the registration period opens.

Please note:

  • Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification.
  • All communication sent to you after the initial study package (with the exception of study guides) will be sent electronically to your myLife e-mail account (eg follow-up tutorial letters, examination timetables and results, financial statements). You will no longer receive such communication in printed format.

How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules and NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate. You must pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually so that you are able to re-register and continue with your qualification:

  • At least 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each) in your first year of study.
  • At least 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each) in your second or further years of study.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per semester:

  • At least 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) in a semester.
  • At least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year for year modules.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

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Curriculum for this qualification

As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
APL4801 - Applied Labour Law Recommendation:It is recommended that the student should have a sound understanding of Labour Law or should have completed the LLW2601 and LLW2602 modules.
HRM4801 - Advanced Human Resource Management
LRM4801 - Advanced Labour Relations Management
LRM4802 - Collective Bargaining and Negotiation
MNG4801 - Strategic Management