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This is a list of learnership regulations contained in Sectoral Determination 5: Learnerships.

What’s in Sectoral Determination 5: Learnerships?

Learnerships are both a form of training and employment for the duration of the learnership contract. As a result, the experience is controlled through learnership regulations.

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The Learnership Regulations Contained in Sectoral Determination 5

Sectoral Determination 5 contains all learnership labour regulations.

Learners, Employers and Learnership Regulations

Sectoral Determination 5: Learnerships is a regulation that governs the employment and training of learners in various industries. This determination applies to employers in all sectors of the economy. However, farm workers, domestic workers, and workers employed in private households are excluded.

Regulations for Learnerships and Skills Development

In South Africa, learnerships are an important part of the country’s skills development strategy and are supported by the Skills Development Levy. Learnerships are a way for learners to gain practical experience and industry-specific skills while receiving a formal qualification. Employers also benefit from the learnerships by having access to a pool of skilled workers who have been trained in the specific needs of their industry.

Regulations for Learnerships: Employment

Sectoral Determination 5 provides guidelines for the employment of learners. For example, minimum wages, working conditions, and duration of the learnership. The determination also requires employers to provide learners with theoretical training and practical work experience that is relevant to the qualification they are working towards. Employers then provide learners with a mentor or supervisor who can guide them throughout their learnership.

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Sectoral Determination: The Backbone of Learnership Regulations

Learnerships are delivered and managed within the context of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act no 75 of 1997 and Section 18(4) of the Skills Development Act, No 97 of 1998.

Sectoral Determination 5 : Learnerships establishes conditions of employment and rates of allowances for learners in South Africa.

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Sectoral Determination 5: Learnerships includes clauses for the following:

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According to the Determination, this legislation applies to employers, training providers and learners.

Determination 5 spells out minimum payment levels for Learners. Therefore employers may not pay less than the amounts stipulated by the Determination.

Employers may pay more, and are advised to do so, rather than rigidly adhere to the minimum levels.

Download the Determination.

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Regulations in Sectoral Determination 5: Learnerships