Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Law





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Students based in Namibia




PGDip in Labour Law



Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Law (Distance) SAQA ID 94809

This Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Law aims to provide an academic deepening and broadening of professional experience and application to law graduates, practising attorneys, public servants and members of the private and public safety and security sector in South Africa. It also allows non-practising attorneys and other lawyers with a B Proc, B Juris or LLB qualification to enter a career in labour law, constitutional labour law and international labour law.

This comprehensive course involves an NQF level 8 Diploma in Labour Law. It is aimed at deepening the candidate’s knowledge of and practice-related skills in the mentioned discipline, both in the private and public sectors. Specific emphasis will be placed on the practical application of Labour law principles and dispute resolution, so as to bridge the gap between academia and practice.

This programme is for the most part presented on a distance basis, where seminars can be joined online from anywhere in South Africa. Due to the practical nature of the programme, students will however in the second semester be required to attend a number of in-person practical training sessions in conducting the various dispute resolution processes. This in-person attendance at Potchefstroom Campus will be required 5-6 weekends over the course of the semester.

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Applications: Closes end of October, unless capasity is reached at an earlier date.

Electronically submit supporting documents when prompted (proof of previous qualifications as per minimum admission requirements).
Registration: After successful application, January of each year.

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Candidates should possess one or more of the following: -

  • An applicable undergraduate law degree, eg.
  • LLB at NQF level 8; • Bcom (with law subjects);
  • BA (with law subjects) or
  • any other B degree with majors in one of the following specialisations: human resource management, labour or industrial relations, labour law or industrial psychology;


- A diploma at NQF level 7 with majors in one of the following specialisations: human resource management, labour or industrial relations, labour law or industrial psychology

Duration and Structure of programme

Duration is a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years.

(PGDL 523 and 524 as presented in 2019 will not continue for new registrations until further notice)

General Information

  • It is essential that you read the A-Rules of the NWU in order to get more info on qualifications, applications, registration, assessment, terminations, etc. The A-Rules are included as an addendum and is also available on the NWUweb.
  • A student should also read the faculty rules for more clarity. See
  • All information wrt the PGDIP programme is on the website
  • Students can only register in the first semester of the programme. The duration is one year but can be taken over a two year period.
  • The language of tuition is English.
  • You need internet access and all communication with this programme will be on eFundi. Students should also communicate with lecturers (if needed) on eFundi. See
  • There are video guidance on eFundi to guide you with regard to all technical/web challenges that you may encounter. See!gateway/page/895c0368-a3bd-48fd-b4e6-21127c62e572 - for any technical query with eFundi.
  • Students have two examination opportunities per module.
  • Students obtain their tuition through seminars via MS-Teams and Potchefstroom Campus. The recordings of these seminars are then uploaded to e-Fundi.
  • Students are supported by means of a Call Centre for general enquiries from Monday – Friday, 08:00 -16:30 at 018 285 5900.
  • Students should call the e-fundi call centre for e-fundi queries on 018 285 2295 or
  • Your student number and a clear indication that you are a distance student must be indicated on all correspondence.

all study material is electronic and uploaded under "Resources" of each module's eFundi site. Registered students will immediatley have access to eFundi and the study material.


For any information about study fees please contact or (018) 299 2667/ 2668/ 2669/ 2670/ 2671/2672/ 2673