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Understanding the CCMA Rules and Processes

The course is designed to enable the delegate to understand how the CCMA and various Bargaining Councils operate.

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  • Duration

    • Full Time: 1 Day (08:30 – 16:00)

Our Delivery Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience, done during the traditional 08:00 – 16:00 working day.

Online Mentored Learning

Do a course at your pace via our “myWay Online Mentored Learning”, combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, an online course mentor, extra resources, questionnaires and more, all supported via out Online Student Portal.

Part Time Mentored Learning

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provides you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Blended Learning with at home exercises/assignments and mentored or in-class lectures at a manageable schedule and pace.

Our Hybrid Delivery Methods

Our Hybrid Delivery Methods

myWay Hybrid Learning is a technology mediated delivery method that extends the benefit of flexibility and technology to all students. Each Hybrid delivery method is described in the section below.


Have all your classes ready to be downloaded and watched, anytime, anywhere.


Never miss a classs because of health, traffic, or transport issues.


A personalized class schedule, attend class on campus, virtually or both.


In Class or Virtual Class Based Learning

A technology mediated delivery method allowing campus based class or virtual class attendance, or a combination of both. Classes can be in the form of lecture based or mentored based.


Mentored Online Learning

A technology mediated, self paced online delivery method with personal mentorship.

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.

Module M2 – Basic Overview of the CCMA And Bargaining Councils

Basic interface with the CCMA

  • How does the CCMA fit into the Labour Environment?
  • How to contact the CCMA
  • When are the offices of the Commission open
  • How to calculate time periods in these Rules
  • Who must sign documents
  • How to serve documents on other parties
  • How to prove that a document was served in terms of the rules
  • How to file documents with the Commission
  • Documents and notices sent by registered post/email
  • How to seek condonation for documents filed late

Conciliation of disputes

  • How to refer a dispute to the Commission for conciliation
  • What notice must the Commission give of a conciliation
  • Commission may seek to resolve the dispute before conciliation
  • What happens if a party fails to attend or is not represented at conciliation
  • How to determine whether a commissioner may conciliate a dispute
  • Issuing a certificate in terms of section 135 (5)
  • Conciliation proceedings may not be disclosed

Con-arb in terms of section 191 (5a)

  • Conduct of con-arb in terms of section 191 (5A)


  • How to request arbitration

Rules for the conduct of proceedings before the CCMA

  • When must the parties file statements
  • When the parties must hold a pre-arbitration conference
  • What notice must the commission give of an arbitration
  • How to determine whether a Commissioner may arbitrate a dispute
  • How to postpone an arbitration

Rules that apply to conciliations and arbitrations and con-arbs

  • Where a conciliation or arbitration will take place
  • Objections to a representative appearing before the Commission
  • How to join or substitute parties to proceedings
  • How to correct a citation of a party
  • When the Commission may consolidate disputes
  • Disclosure of documents
  • What happens if a party fails to attend proceedings before the Commission


  • How to bring an application
  • How to apply to vary or rescind arbitration awards or rulings
  • How to apply to refer a dismissal dispute to the Labour Court
  • How to request a pre-dismissal arbitration in terms of section 188A


  • Condonation for failure to comply with the rules
  • Recordings of Commission proceedings
  • How to have a subpoena issued
  • Payment of witness fees
  • Taxation of bills of cost
  • Certification and enforcement of arbitration awards
  • Definitions

Module M1 – First Contact – CCMA & Bargaining Councils

  • Referral of Dispute to the CCMA (7:11 Form)
  • Notice of Setdown
  • Conciliation Certificate (7:12 Form)
  • Request for Arbitration (7:13 Form)
  • Subpoena (7:16 Form)
  • Request for Retrenchment Facilitation (7:20)
    No dates have been specified for this course.
    Please contact The CAD Corporation for more information and dates on this course.

By completing the below online booking, a booking confirmation will be sent out and an invoice will be generated. A place will be reserved on this course and you are expected to attend. If you require a quote first please contact Learnfast offices and speak to a sales consultant.

Understanding the CCMA Rules and Processes

  1. By booking for this course, an invoice will be generated and you will be liable for the payment of this invoice. If you require a quote, please contact The CAD Corporation Offices.
  2. After the generation of the invoice a training confirmation will be emailed using the details provided above.
  3. The CAD Corporation retains the rights to change this calendar without any notification.
  4. Tea/coffee and a light lunch will be provided.
  5. All university students will receive a 10% discount for cash payments.
  6. The minimum notice of cancellation is 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. If you fail to do so the full amount is payable.
  7. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.

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