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INTRODUCTION

The Institute’s main functions of training, research and consultancy. It was established in 1982 in exercising provisions of the Institute’s establishment Act No 26 of 1973. In 1982 the department introduced a one year Certificate Course in Labour Studies, followed by a three years Advanced Diploma in Labour Studies in 1990, and Postgraduate Diploma in Law Mediation and Arbitration in 2004.

The Department recognizes that Technical Education is very important in the process of social and economic development of a country as it enables acquisition of knowledge and skills necessary for effective societal development. This foundation is inherent into the Institutes vision, the impact of which is a gradual transformation made from Knowledge – Based Training (KBET) to Competence-Based Training (CBET) in respect of all training programmes. In 2006, the department started to run Bachelor Degree in Industrial Relations (National Technician Award – Level 8) which phased out Advanced Diploma. It subsequently introduced Ordinary Diploma in Industrial Relations (National Technician award – Level 6) in 2007, both of which aimed at equipping trainees with required professional knowledge, skills and competencies in the area of Employment and Labour Relations.

DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS

The department of Labour Studies have different operations as summarized below:-

1. Training Courses

Offering NTA Level 4 (Certificate in Industrial Relations - one year), NTA Level 6 (Ordinary Diploma in Industrial Relations - Two years), NTA Level 7 & 8 (Degree in Industrial Relations – Three years), and Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Mediation and Arbitration (One year). Postgraduate course is run on evening classes, while the rest are run on regular and evening class arrangements.

2. Research Works

The Department plan to utilise its research resources in the above mentioned training areas. It is proudly prepared to cooperate with individuals and organisations in conducting research in Workplace Relations profession.

3. Consultancy

Through its academic staff, the department offers consultancy services in areas of its professional competencies. For more information on consultancy service, please check consultancy in research and consultancy menu.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR STUDIES

Background Information on the Curriculum

The curricula for Labour Relations and Public Management programme at the Institute of Social Work (ISW) are important guidelines to the students, faculty, administrative staff and other stakeholders. It provides information for other interested partners, and other stakeholders in industrial relations and related fields.  The development of industrial relations in different sectors of the economy is necessary for sustainable National development. Currently, with ongoing globalization and increased competitiveness, high quality professionals to spearhead increased work efficiency and effectiveness are highly desired and competent. It is on this context that the ISW seeks to ensure that students are equipped with necessary competences, which will enable them play roles requiring high levels of skills, knowledge and understanding and thereby take responsibility for their areas of specialization. As such the curriculum has adopted a Competence Based Education Training with a flexible mode of assessment.

BASIC TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE IN LABOUR RELATIONS AND PUBLIC MANAGEMENT 

General objective

The general objective of Basic Technician Certificates in Labour Relations and Public Management (BCLPM) program is to produce qualified and competent Labour Relations practitioners, administrators, managers and other competent personnel who are prepared to work on new emerging roles in the Tanzanian modern corporate environment in the context of global economic development.

Specific Objectives

The specific objectives include the following:

  1. To enable graduates to identify, integrate and apply a body of knowledge and a set of techniques in the management process.
  1. To impart a body of knowledge to students and put it into operation to help build an effective business organization that is more productive and successful.
  1. To equip students with knowledge, skills and values that Stress on effective decision in order to bring and maintain productivity and improve welfare of the organization.

Table: Summary of Modules for NTA Level 4

S/N Code Module Name Semester
1 2
1 LST04101 Labour studies and Employment relations
2 LST04202 Employers and workers Union
3 LST04213 Introduction to Human Resources Management
4 LST04203 Introduction to Organization  Health and Safety
5 LST04108 Communication Skills
6 LST04209 Information and Communication Technology
7 LST04104 Introduction to Theories of Labour Management internship
8 LST04205 Labour Management internship
9 LST04210 Development Studies
10 LST04211 Entrepreneurship Skills
11 LST04106  Introduction to Labour Administration
12 LST04212 Introduction to Research Methods in Labour Studies
13 LST 04107 Introduction to Labour Law

LEVEL: TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE IN LABOUR RELATIONS AND PUBLIC MANAGEMENT 

Objectives of the Program

General objective

The general objective of Technician Certificate in Labour Relations and Public Management program is to produce qualified and competent in administration and management at large  who are prepared to take on new emerging roles in Tanzanian modern business organizations and globally.

Specific Objectives

The specific objectives include the following:

  1. To enable graduates to identify, integrate and apply a body of knowledge and a set of techniques in the management process.
  2. To impart a body of knowledge to students and put it into operation to help build an effective business organization that is more productive and successful.
  3. To have students acquire knowledge, skills and values that Stress on effective decision in order to bring and maintain productivity and also improve welfare of the organization.

Table: Summary of Modules for NTA Level 5

S/N Code Module Name Semester
      1      2
1 LST 05101 Labour studies and Employment Relations
2 LST 05202 Resolution of workplace Conflicts
3 LST 05203 Research Methods in Labour Studies
4 LST05104 Decent Work
5 LST 05205 Labour Administration
6 LST 05206 Labour welfare and Social Protection
7 LST 05207 Employers and Workers Union
8 LST 05108 Introduction to Workplace Management
9 LST 05109 Information and  Communication Technology
10 LST 05110 Development Studies
11 LST 05111 Introduction to Human Resources Management
12 LST 05112 Communication Skills
13 LST 05213 Theories of Labour Management  internship
14 LST 05214 Entrepreneurship skills
15 LST 05208 Workers Compensation Management

LEVEL: ORDINARY DIPLOMA IN LABOUR RELATIONS AND PUBLIC MANAGEMENT

Objectives of the Program

General objective

The general objective of NTA LEVEL 6 program is to produce qualified and competent  industrial practitioners who are prepared to take on new emerging roles in the Tanzanian modern business organizations and globally.

Specific Objectives

The specific objectives include the following:

  1. To enable graduates to identify, integrate and apply a body of knowledge and a set of techniques in the management process.
  2. To impart a body of knowledge to students and put it into operation to help build an effective business organization that is more productive and successful.
  3. To have students acquire knowledge, skills and values that Stress on effective decision in order to bring and maintain productivity and also improve welfare of the organization.

Table: Summary of Modules for NTA Level 6

S/N Code Module Name Semester
      1      2
1 LST06104 Labour law
2 LST06207 Law of Contract
3 LST06 102 Administrative process and Ethics
4 LST06 103 Organization Health and Safety
5 LST06206 Introduction to Employees welfare  Economics
6 LST06101 Employees Relations Practice
7 LST06205 Introduction  to Collective Bargaining
8 LST06109 Workers Participation in Management
9 LST06210  Introduction to Public Management
10 LST06208 Project Paper
11 LST06211 Introduction to Social Dialogue
12 LST06112 Introduction to Gender and Employment

LEVEL: HIGHER DIPLOMA PROGRAMME IN LABOUR RELATIONS AND PUBLIC MANAGEMENT

Objectives of the Program

General objective

The general objective of (NTA LEVEL 7)  program is to produce qualified and competent  Labour Administrators who are prepared to take on new emerging roles in the Tanzania modern industrial organizations and globally.

Specific Objectives

The specific objectives include the following:

  1. To enable student   integrate and apply a body of knowledge, skills and a set of techniques in labour and management process.
  2. To impart competences to student and help he/she build an effective business organization which is more efficient and productive.
  3. To equip a student with knowledge, skills and values for effective decision making in order to bring and maintain productivity and also improve welfare of the organization.

Table: Summary of Modules for NTA Level 7

S/N Code Module Name Semester
1 2 3 4
1 LSUO7101 Labour Relations ü
2 LSU07102 Conflict Management ü
3 LSU07203 Human Resource Management ü
4 LSU07304 Organization  Health and Safety ü
5 LSU07305 Mediation ü
6 LSU07406 Arbitration ü
7 LSU07307 Labour Management Unions ü
8 LSU07308 Field Work Principles ü
9 LSU07309 Labour Inspection ü
10 LSU 07410 Labour Management Internship ü
11 LSU07411 Labour Law ü
12 LSU 07212 Legal Methods ü
13 LSU07413 Administrative Law ü
14 LSU07314 Law of Evidence ü
15 LSU 07415 Administrative Process and Ethics at Work ü
16 LSU07216 International Labour Standards ü
17 LSU07217 Organization  Psychology ü
18 LSU07118 Negotiation Concepts and Techniques ü
19 LSU07219 Labour Economics ü
20 LSU07420 Entrepreneurship ü
21 LSU07121 Development Studies ü
22 LSU 07422 Public Management ü
23 LSU07123 Communication Skills ü
24 LSU07124 Information and Communication Technology ü
25 LSU07225 Research Methods in Labour Studies ü
26 LSU07426 Research Practice  in Labour Studies ü

LEVEL: BACHELOR OF ARTS A IN LABOUR RELATIONS AND PUBLIC MANAGEMENT

Background Information on the Curriculum

The curriculum for NTA LEVEL 8 (BIR) programme at the Institute of Social Work (ISW) is an important guideline to the students, faculty, administrative staff and other stakeholders.  It provides information for other interested partners, and other stakeholders in labour relations and public management and, related fields of practice.  The development of industrial relations required in different sectors of the economy is necessary for sustainable Nation development. Currently with the ongoing globalization and increased competitiveness, it is important for the ISW to use high quality professionals to spear head increased work efficiency and effectiveness. It is with this context that the ISW ensures that students are equipped with necessary competences, which will enable them play roles requiring high levels of skills, knowledge and understanding and in which they take responsibility for their areas of specialization. As such the curriculum has adopted a Competence Based Education Training with a flexible mode of assessment.

Objectives of the Program

General objective

The general objective of NTA LEVEL 8   program is to produce qualified and competent  Labour Administrators who are prepared to take on new emerging roles in the Tanzanian modern industrial organizations and globally.

Specific Objectives

The specific objectives include the following:

  1. To enable graduates to identify, integrate and apply a body of knowledge and a set of techniques in labour relations.
  2. To impart a body of industrial relations knowledge to students and put it into operation to help build an effective organization that is more productive and successful.

Table: Summary of Modules for NTA Level 8

S/N Code Module Name Semester
1 2
1 LSU 08101 Employees  Relations Practice at Work ü   
2 LSU 08109 Social Protection ü   
3 LSU 08106 Project planning ü   
4 LSU 08107 Collective Bargaining ü   
5 LSU  08202 Social Dialogue and Decent Work ü   
6 LSU 08210 Dissertation ü   
7 LSU 08204 Public Policy and Good Governance ü   
8 LSU 08205 Gender Issues in Employment Relations at Work place ü   
9 LSU 08208 Employees Guidance and Counselling ü   
10 LSU08 103 Labour Administration ü
11 LSU 08211 Public Fund Management ü

Upcomming Programmes in Mbeya Cumpus

  • Certificate in Industrial Relations
  • Ordinary Diploma in Industrial Relations
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law Mediation and Arbitration