Basic Guide to Learnership Agreements


Basic Guide to Learnership Agreements

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 17of 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 17of 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 17of 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 17of the Skills Development Act

Registration with a SETA

Learnership agreements must be registered with a SETA.

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