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HIV/AIDS The Law and the Workplace Print E-mail

Overview
HIV/AIDS - The Law and the Workplace provides participants with a solid understanding of HIV/AIDS, the law and rights in the workplace. In addition, the programme helps participants understand the nature of HIV/AIDS as well as the economic impact of HIV/AIDS in the workplace.

Training modules
This training programme consists of the following modules:

  • Understanding the nature of HIV/AIDS
  • HIV testing in the workplace
  • Management of an employee with HIV
  • Understanding the impact of HIV/AIDS
  • HIV/AIDS and rights in the workplace
  • HIV/AIDS and labour law
  • HIV/AIDS and industrial relations

Training outcomes
After completing this training programme, participants will be able to:
 
  • Conduct general and company-specific research on the impact of terminal and chronic illnesses such as HIV/Aids on business
  • Critique a company’s policy for reacting to terminal and chronic illness, especially HIV/Aids, in the workforce with reference to the Department of Labour’s Code of Good Practice as well as the King Code on organisational governance
  • Develop a company-wide awareness of elements in South Africa’s legal framework around illnesses such as HIV/Aids in the workplace
  • Develop measures to promote a non-discriminatory work environment with special reference to HIV/Aids and other illnesses
  • Examine all current policies and practices in an organisation to ensure compliance with the Employment Equity (EE) Act and establish whether HIV testing takes place within the confines of that Act
  • Compile relevant reports on the implementation of a company’s policy regarding illness at work
  • Explain the impact of terminal and chronic illnesses such as HIV/Aids on a company’s ability to develop skills and promote diversity
  • Analyse a company’s efforts to clarify assumptions, expectations and fears raised by stakeholders with respect to HIV/Aids and other terminal and chronic illnesses
  • Explain how elements in South Africa’s legal framework around terminal and chronic illnesses in the workplace affect employees and employers
  • Identify of positive measures taken to promote a non-discriminatory work environment with special reference to HIV/Aids and terminal and chronic illnesses in general
  • Relate the application of the EEA to dealing with terminal and chronic illnesses like HIV/Aids in the workplace

 Unit standard alignment
The programme is aligned to the following unit standards:

  • Apply the principles of Employment Equity to dealing with terminal or chronic illnesses, particularly HIV/AIDS in the workplace (USID: 116921) (NQF Level: 5) (Credits: 10)
  • Develop a programme that demonstrates effective ways of dealing with the effects of terminal and chronic illnesses, particularly HIV/AIDS, in a workplace (USID: 116948) (NQF Level: 5) (Credits: 12)

Duration of training
Three days



More information
For more information on the training programme (e.g. training dates, quotations etc.), please email us at: info@redpeg.co.za.   
 
HIV/AIDS training enrolment
If you would like to participate in the above training programme, please complete the online training enrolment form: Training enrolment form
 
(Please note that fax and email versions of the enrolment form are available on request from info@redpeg.co.za)

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