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Basic Guide to Learnership Agreements

by admin — last modified 2008-09-12 14:21

Basic Guide to Learnership Agreements

Learnerships must have an agreement that is signed by the employer, training provider and the learner. This agreement must be registered with a Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA).

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Definition

A learnership agreement is a contract for a specific time period between –
  • a learner;
  • an employer; and
  • a training provider.

Based on Legislation in Section 17, of the Skills Development Act

Employer’s Duties

The learnership agreement must require the employer to give the learner –
  • a job for a specific time period;
  • practical work experience; and
  • time to go to classes.

Based on Legislation in Section 17, of the Skills Development Act

Learner’s Duties

The learnership agreement must require the learner to –
  • work for the employer; and
  • attend classes.

Based on Legislation in Section 17, of the Skills Development Act

Training Provider’s Duties

The learnership agreement must require the training provider to provide –
  • education and training, and
  • support to the learners.

Based on Legislation in Section 17, of the Skills Development Act

Registration with a SETA

Learnership agreements must be registered with a SETA.

Based on Legislation in Section 17, of the Skills Development Act

Ending a Learnership Agreement

Learnership agreements may not be ended before their end date unless –
  • learners –
    • complete all the work before the time;
    • are dismissed because of bad behaviour;
    • are not able to be good workers; or
  • the SETA that the learnership is registered with approves it.

Based on Legislation in Section 17, of the Skills Development Act


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