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To enable job analysts to analyse and understand jobs in all their facets, use the information to evaluate jobs and understand the Human Resources legislative framework as it relates to job evaluation in the Public Service.

Target Group

The course is aimed at practitioners who are required to evaluate jobs in the Public Service.

Minimum Requirements for Enrolment

You need to work as a Job Analyst in your department. In preparation for your course you are required to complete the following actions, prior to attendance of the course.
Pre-course work
Action 1: Sourcing of documents: You are required to source and bring the following documents to the contact session:
The information contained in these documents will form the basis of your learning throughout the course:

  • Public Service Regulations, 2001, as amended. Part III and IV;
  • Document on the Machinery of government;
  • Guide on Job Evaluation;
  • Guide on Job Descriptions;
  • Guide on Job Analysis questionnaire and the definitions and Interpretations guide;
  • Resolution 1 of 2007;
  • Resolution 2, 3 and 4 of 2008;
  • Resolution 3 of 2009;
  • Circular 2 of 2009;
  • Circular on Transversal Jobs.
  • Copy of Departmental Job Evaluation policy;
  • Copy of Departmental organisational structure/establishment;

Copy of post holder’s own job description.In preparation for your course you are required to complete the following actions, prior to attendance of the course.
NOTE: Notify your supervisor/manager in order for him/her to support you on this journey.
In so doing you will be able to successfully complete this course and take your learning back to your workplace. To this end the availability of time, resources and an enabling environment will benefit both you and you department.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course participants should be able to:

  • Understand departmental strategy at a basic level;
  • Analyse the organisational structure – how jobs contribute to the mandate of the department;
  • Describe their role in job evaluation;
  • Understand the reasons for implementing job evaluation;
  • Explain the principles of job evaluation.
  • Apply the prescribed job evaluation system;
  • Understand the link between organisational structure, the strategic plan, job descriptions, performance management, career pathing and job evaluation;
  • Understand the Interpretation guide on job evaluation;
  • Understand the importance of quality assurance for job analysts;
  • Apply competence in job analysis techniques and practices;
  • Use the core functions of the job evaluation software;
  • Understand the challenges in terms of ethical behaviour in the context of job evaluation.


This course is non-credit bearing. After the successful completion of the course participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Unit Standard ID Code NQF Level Credits
 None  HR101  0  0

Assessment Approach

As the course is non-credit bearing learners will only perform formative assessment activities. After successful completion of the programme, participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.


This course is presented over five (5) working days.