UKZN Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Relations

UKZN Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Relations

Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Relations

If you are driven by social justice, or labour relations and dispute resolution makes you tick, then this should be your diploma of choice as it provides individuals with the opportunity to enhance their dispute resolution skills in the labour dispute resolution arena and serves as an advantage should they wish to become Bargaining Council panellists, or pursue a career as a CCMA Commissioner.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Relations offers an NQF level 8 qualification and is endorsed by the Labour Relations Industry, which comprises the Bargaining Councils and the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).

The programme consists of eight modules and is offered full-time over 1 year, or part-time over 2 years (four modules per year). Lectures will be delivered in block sessions, in working hours, on selected days during the University term.

Entrance requirements

The minimum requirements are a recognised undergraduate degree or a three-year National Diploma and relevant experience, but places in the programme are limited and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Selection will be based on academic merit, taking all previous qualifications into account.

Provisional fees for 2021

The provisional fee for the 2021 programme is R31 200 (R3 900 per module).

Closing date for 2021 applications

The closing date for applications is  16 November 2018.

The following documentation must be attached to your application form:

  • Certified copy of ID
  • Certified copy of Matric Certificate
  • Certified copy of Tertiary Certificate(s)
  • Academic Record
  • Detailed CV

How to apply

Applications may be made online at or (preferably) submitted manually, indicating clearly whether you wish to study full-time or part-time, to Ms Patience Mbutho at following address:

Centre for Extended Legal Studies
Room E512, 5th floor Shepstone Building,
Howard College campus.

For application forms and further information, Ms Patience Mbutho can be contacted on (031) 260 3041 or via email: