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What is in The Learnership Pay Slip? The Regulations Now

What is in The Learnership Pay Slip? Each time learners are paid, the Department of Labour requires that employers issue them a pay slip containing certain details. 

What is a Learnership Pay Slip?

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The Basic Conditions of Employment Act applies in respect of any matter not covered by Sectoral Determination5: Learnerships.

A learnership pay slip is a document that an employer provides to a learner at the end of each month or pay cycle. It shows the learner/employee’s gross wages, deductions, withheld taxes, and net wages for the period.

What should you do with your learnership pay slip?

The first learnership pay slip can be a bit confusing! So it’s important to understand what a pay slip is and what it’s used for. Pay slips are important documents, as they allow you to track your income and ensure you are being paid correctly.

When you receive your first pay slip, it is important to check the details carefully. This includes your name, the payment period, the amount of wages or salary earned and any deductions made. If there are any errors or discrepancies, they should be addressed with the employer immediately.

Payslips are also important for tax purposes. Employees can use their payslips to calculate their taxable income and to ensure that the correct amount of tax has been deducted from their wages.

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Learnership Pay slip wage information

It is important to understand what the information on the pay slip means.

  • Gross wages refer to the amount of wages earned before any deductions, such as taxes and insurance, are taken out.
  • Deductions refer to the amount of money taken out of an employee’s wages to cover taxes, insurance, and other items.
  • Net wages refer to the amount of wages that an employee receives after all deductions have been taken out.

Pay slips are an important document that all employees should receive and understand. It is important to store pay slips in a safe and secure place for at least 3 years for tax and other legal purposes. Understanding the information on a pay slip is also essential in order to know what you are being paid and what deductions are being taken out.

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Basic Guide to Your Learnership Pay Slip

Learner pay is as structured as ordinary workers’ pay, meaning that the formalities are the same. Before you begin a learnership you should be issued your contract of employment and learnership agreement. It is every learner’s right to have copies of these documents. When you receive your first pay slip check that the correct amount was paid.

 Content of a Learnership Pay Slip

Employers must give learners the following information in writing when they are paid:

  1. Employer’s name and address
  2. Learner’s name and learnership
  3. Period for which payment is made
  4. Total salary or wages
  5. Any deductions
  6. The actual amount paid
  7. If relevant to the calculation of pay:
    • Learner’s pay and overtime rates
    • Number of ordinary and overtime hours worked
    • Number of hours worked on Sundays or public holidays
    • Total number of ordinary and overtime hours worked in the period of averaging if an agreement to average working time has been concluded.


Learners sign employment contracts with employers while they are on a learnership.

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