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Conducting Effective Disciplinary Hearings  


Chairing Disciplinary Hearings course is to provide participants with skills in participating in disciplinary  inquiries. After completion of the workshop, the delegates will be in a position to effectively understand relevant labour legislation that applies to employee discipline within the South African legal framework, including being able to identify and apply relevant labour legislation and case law.

 This course is aligned to Unit Standard 10985 - Conduct a Disciplinary Hearing NQF Level 6, Credits : 6 


Learners are expected to be able to :

  • Explain and apply labour relations to the disciplinary process
  • Handle meetings
  • Apply writing, listening and talking skills

Course Accreditations


This course is aligned to Unit Standard 10985 - Conduct a Disciplinary Hearing NQF Level 6, Credits : 6 . Should you want to claim these credits a PoE (Portfolio of Evidence) must be submitted. Please indicate to the sales consultant that you wish to claim these.

Course Outcomes

Learners will be able to :

  • Conduct and manage the hearing
  • Implement procedure to handle non-dismissible offences
  • Hear pleadings
  • Take a decision as to sanction
  • Inform the employee of and record decisions
  • Ensure that proceedings and decisions are recorded

Who Should Attend

Learners who need to conduct a disciplinary hearing.  Learners may currently be in a supervisory or human resources role and may be called upon to chair disciplinary hearings.


R6,750.00 per person Incl VAT (Full-Time)

PLEASE NOTE: Learnfast serves a full lunch during break as well as coffee, tea and biscuits as part at no extra cost. We also cater for special meals.


2 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

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Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • Learnfast retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses Learnfast will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at Learnfast only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, Learnfast reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • Learnfast suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. Learnfast is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

Chapter 1 : Conduct and manage the hearing

  • How ton Inform the employee properly and clearly of the allegation and of his/her rights.
  • Using questions to ensure that proper procedure was followed prior to the hearing.
  • How to conduct the hearing in a firm and procedurally fair manner.
  • How to ask relevant questions for clarification (not in prosecution)
  • Ensure that behaviour is free of bias towards any party

Chapter 2: Implement procedure to handle non-dismissible offences

  • Ensure that all evidence is efficiently summarised, considered and weighed in terms of probability
  • Make decisions on analysis of the evidence
  • Communicate decision clearly to the parties
  • Provide clear reasoning for the decision

Chapter 3: Hear pleadings

  • Grant parties sufficient opportunity to plead mitigation or aggravation
  • Elicit, if necessary, information regarding mitigating and aggravating circumstances

Chapter 4: Take a decision as to sanction

  • Consider and carefully weigh all relevant factors when making the final decision.

Chapter 5: Inform employee of and record decisions

  • Inform employee verbally, in clear terms, of decision
  • Ensure that decision is properly substantiated
  • Inform employee of his/her rights in this regard

Chapter 6: Ensure that proceedings and decisions are recorded

  • Record procedure and decisions properly.


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