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Diploma in Labour Studies

Delivery Mode: : Classes (Face to Face), Self Directed Learning
Awarding Body: : TGMI
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Award: 

Diploma in Labour Studies

Academic Department that will offer/manage the Programme: 

The Guy Morel Institute 

Delivery mode:

Face-to-face Delivery, Self-Directed Learning, Blended Learning and Work Based Experience

Total Programme Credits:

369.1 Credits (Minimum 3600 Notional Hours)

Level of the Qualification:

NQF Level 5

Medium of Instruction:

English

The Diploma in Labor Studies will have three exit pathways/levels;

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  1. Programme Summary

 

The effective management of an organisations human resources is now recognised as a critical component in the success of both public and private organisations.  The presence of well-trained and highly motivated staff will enable organisations to meet fresh challenges that come from the rapidly changing business environment. The recognition of the importance of human resource management has led to a demand for trained and qualified HR professionals. In specialising in labour Studies the participants will broaden their knowledge in labour relations and workplace studies.  

 

  1. Overall Programme Objectives

 

Level 1

The programme aims to multiply the authority and personal skills of learners to be part of operations within organisations and contribute towards organisational development strategy.  Learners will acquire basic professional knowledge and skills as junior officers, which will act as building block for their future roles in their profession.

 

Upon successful completion of this level, learners should be able to:

  • To reinforce the management of Seychelles’ human resources to improve the efficiency and performance of Government.
  • To produce cohorts of competent and confident Seychellois Human Resource (HRM) practitioners. 
  • To provide validated training programmes that will address the HRM needs of Seychelles for the next five years. 
  • To promote professionalism and efficiency within the Seychellois HR function and service to change the HR practices from Personnel Management to Human Resource Management.

 

Level 2-3

On successful completion of these levels, learners should be able to:

  • Register job seekers/clients and provide advice and counselling;
  • Conduct and assist interviews and assist in placements of workers; 
  • Confidently maintains the grievance and employee records;
  • Confidently assists with payroll and benefits administration
  • Interpret and apply the Employment Act;
  • Interact with employer/employee and assist to mediate between both parties; 
  • Interpret and implement the Seychelles Labour laws/ Public Service Order  and align to international ones;
  • Show confidence in the applications of the Seychelles’ Labour Laws and ensure compliance to these Laws
  • Demonstrate effective presentation skills to conduct information talks / Market Labour programmes;
  • Carry out visits to workplaces and manage industrial relations.
  • Acquire decision-making skills necessary in project management and statistical analysis of information necessary to organisational management.

 

  1. Target Group

Front line level workers or employees aspiring to be front line Technicians working in private and public organisations and others who require expertise in labour studies at Diploma level. Furthermore, it is for technical personnel moving to managerial positions. Moreover, programme development has evolved and the introduction of pathways within a programme enhances the learner choice of flexibility in managing his/her learning. 

 

  1. Duration

Learners have a minimum of five years to complete the programme, allowing time for re-sits and re-submissions.  Contact sessions are conducted one day per week, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. over the five years,

 

Diploma in Labour Studies

Academic Pathway

Mature candidates with any NQF Level 4 accredited Advanced Certificate with 2 years continuous working experience in a relevant field at technician level.

Technical Pathway 

Mature candidates who have dropped out of Level 2 of the programme after completing 80 % of the courses successfully with 2 years continuous work experience in a technician / team leader position in a relevant field

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