Basic Conditions of Employment Act

Develop an understanding of the content of the BCEA and be able to facilitate its implementation. This course can be conducted over one day or over a few hours in a modularized format, to meet clients' needs.


  1. The purpose of the BCEA
  2. Key chapters and provisions of the BCEA
  3. Regulation of working time
    1. Ordinary hours of work
    2. Overtime
    3. Compressed work week and averaging of hours
    4. Meal intervals
    5. Daily and weekly rest periods
    6. Sunday, night and public holiday work
  4. Leave
    1. Annual
    2. Sick
    3. Maternity
    4. Family responsibility
  5. Basics - particulars of employment, remuneration and termination
  6. Practical implications of the BCEA for the organisation

This course is accredited by the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP) and is aligned to unit standard 13952 Demonstrate a Basic Understanding of the Primary Labour Legislation that Impacts on a Business Unit (10 credits, NQF level 4) and unit standard 114274 Demonstrate and Apply an Understanding of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (Act 75 of 1997) (NQF occupational qualification level 5, 8 credits).

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What participants say

"Really very informative. Learnt much more than I knew before with regards to procedures and the law."
- Rajesh Manilall, SC Johnson, March 2017

"The course was very eye opening and informative. It helped us with a clearer understanding of our rights."
- Nthabiseng Charity Moema , SC Johnson, March 2017

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