Practical Tools for Employment Equity Committees, Transformation & Skills Development Forum

Course Overview

Employment Equity Committee Training is essential if you want to avoid your company being fined up to 10% of your annual turnover for not complying with the Employment Equity Act. This training programme enables managers and consultation forums to work together effectively to ensure a constructive business transformation process. This course will enable participants to:

  • Develop a common understanding of the Employment Equity and Skills Development Acts and their relevance to business in South Africa
  • Understand the functions and responsibilities of Employment Equity Consultation Committees
  • Know how to provide a meaningful contribution as members of a committee, through the understanding of essential skills required for consultation and meeting processes
  • Consult constructively with all staff on the drawing up and implementation of Employment Equity plans
  • Share information on what other South African organizations are doing to practically implement Employment Equity plans

Who should attend?

  • Members of Employment Equity Committees,
  • Workplace Forums or Consultation Committees,
  • Senior managers,
  • HR staff and
  • Anyone involved in drawing up or implementing Employment Equity plans for your business.

Course Structure

Two Options are Available:

1-day Workshop: An introductory workshop which provides the company’s EE Forum and any other relevant managers with a thorough understanding of the Employment Equity legislation and process, and gives members of this committee all the necessary practical tools to work together constructively towards developing a sound consultation process within the business.

2-day Programme: After the introductory workshop the group attends a second day, either the following day, or any time within 8 months of the first session. This session gives more focus to topics relevant to the Forum, to help develop a transformation process within the business. The group is given assistance with the implementation of Employment Equity plans through customised consultation and facilitation in topics such as:

  • Diversity management
  • Communication of EE
  • Skills Development
  • Qualitative Planning

Course Content

Module 1: Overview of the Employment Equity Act

  • Understanding the Employment Equity Act
  • Purpose, interpretation, and application of Employment Equity legislation

Module 2: Prohibition of unfair discrimination

  • Understanding unfair discrimination
  • Differentiation
  • Discrimination
  • Unfair discrimination
  • Direct and indirect discrimination
  • Grounds of discrimination
  • Employment applicants, work analysis and inherent requirements of the job/ job descriptions
  • Recruitment and selection
  • How the Employment Equity Legislation attempts to eliminate and prohibit unfair discrimination
  • Medical & Psychological assessments

Module 3: Employment Equity and Affirmative Action

  • Understanding Affirmative Action
  • The Equality Test (Section 9(2) of the Constitution
  • Understanding Black Empowerment
  • The duties of designated employers and voluntary compliance
  • The requirements of disclosure of information
  • Employment Equity Plans and the requirements for keeping records

Module 4: The Employment Equity Committee/ Roles and functions

  • Roles, responsibilities and functions of the Employment Equity Committee
  • Monitoring Employment Policies, Procedures & Practices
  • Monitoring /Evaluating Implementation of EE Plan
  • Consultation
  • Identification of EE Barriers
  • Developing EE Measures
  • Benchmarking Best Practices
  • Frequency and content of Committee Meetings

Module 5: Practical analysis of disciplinary codes, policies, EE plans and EE reports.

  • Practical analysis of disciplinary codes, policies, EE plans and EE reports.


Cost per Delegate

R2050.00 p/d excluding VAT

Included: Learner Manual
Video clips on Employment Equity in the workplace
Tools and Templates (CD p/delegate)
*Discounted rates for a group of 16 or more.