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Effective Discipline in the Workplace

August 20, 2019 8:00 am
August 21, 2019 5:00 pm
Durban   View map



Will an arbitrator reverse your decision?

A Unit Standard Aligned and Services SETA Accredited Course

Who/why attend


Gain the skills required to effectively represent an employer or an employee at disciplinary enquiries, or chair an enquiry.

This course is ideal for:

HR Managers and IR Practitioners, Assisting HR & EE committee members, as well as Line Management and Executive Management.

Course Objective

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Empower yourself with the skills and knowledge to take confident disciplinary action (formal and informal) in accordance with the provisions of labour law and internal policies and procedures. The focus is on practical skills and includes specific modules on evidential aspects and rules applicable at the hearing.

This programme is aligned to the following Unit Standards:

  • Institute Disciplinary Action (Unit Standard ID 11286 NQF5 – 8 credits)
  • Conduct a Disciplinary Hearing(Unit Standard ID 10985 NQF6 – 5 credits)

Course Outline

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  • Dismissal: Decision-making and flow diagrams
  • Legal Provisions: Dismissal and Disciplinary Action
  • Importance of classifying dismissals
  • Procedural and Substantive Fairness
  • Sanctions
  • Formulation of Charges
  • Dealing with Specific Offences
  • Documentation
  • Procedure for conducting a disciplinary enquiry
  • Parties’ Roles
  • Determining Guilt
  • Presenting Evidence
  • Types of Evidence
  • Role play


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  • Duration
  • Durban
  • Venue
  • Time
  • Workshop Price:
  • POE Submission:
  • All public courses are subject to minimum delegate numbers
  • 2 Days
  • 20-21 August 2019
  • Sica’s Guest House, Berea
  • 08h30 for 09h00
  • R 4 500 (Excl. VAT)
  • R 1 200 (Excluding VAT) Optional – SETA Accreditation
    R 1 600 (Excluding VAT) Optional – SABPP Accreditation

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