DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR STUDIES

INTRODUCTION

The department of Labour Studies was established in 1982. It was established when the institute introduced the Certificate Course in Labour Studies. Later in 1990 the Advanced Diploma in Labour Studies was introduced and intended to train Labour Inspectors and Labour Administrators for the Labour Department. Further development was experienced in 2004 when the Labour Studies Department introduced the Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Mediation and Arbitration. In 2006/07 the Labour Studies Department introduced the Bachelor Degree in Industrial Relations and again in 2007/08 the Ordinary Diploma in Industrial Relations was introduced. Due to the new demands of the labour market and the Nation at large, the department introduced new courses in Labour Relations and Public Management in 2016/17; from the Certificate level to the Bachelor degree. All academic programs are recognised by NACTE and follow the competence based approach. The programs do not only focus on imparting knowledge to students but also equipping students with necessary skills and understanding which are important in the promotion of Industrial transformation in the country and Africa at large.

PROGRAMS

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. They provide information for other interested partners, and other stakeholders in industrial relations and related fields. Labour Relations is an essential field of study as it is deemed functional in different sectors of the economy. It is necessary for sustainable national development. Currently, with the complications of the globalized world, marked by increased competitiveness, high quality professionals to spearhead increased work efficiency and effectiveness are highly required. It is in 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 respective areas of specialization. As such the curriculum has adopted the 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 the Basic Technician Certificate 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 labour and public management processes.
  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 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/NCodeModule NameSemester1Semester2
1LST04101Labour studies and Employment relations
2LST04202Employers and workers Union
3LST04213Introduction to Human Resources Management
4LST04203Introduction to Organization Health and Safety
5LST04108Communication Skills
6LST04209Information and Communication Technology
7LST04205Introduction to Theories of Labour Management internship
8LST04210Labour Management internship
9LST04211Development Studies
10LST04106Entrepreneurship Skills
11LST04101Introduction to Labour Administration
12LST04212Introduction to Research Methods in Labour Studies
13LST04107Introduction to Labour Law

LEVEL: TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE IN LABOUR RELATIONS AND PUBLIC MANAGEMENT

Objectives of the Program

General objective

The general objective of the Technician Certificate in Labour Relations and Public Management program is to produce qualified and competent practitioners 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 building an effective business organization that is more productive and successful.
  3. To help students acquire knowledge, skills and values that stress on effective rational decision making in order to bring and maintain productivity and also improve welfare of the organization.

Table: Summary of Modules for NTA Level 5

S/NCodeModule NameSemester1Semester2
1LST 05101Labour studies and Employment Relations
2LST05202Resolution of workplace Conflicts
3LST05203Research Methods in Labour Studies
4LST05104Decent Work
5LST05205Labour Administration
6LST05206Labour welfare and Social Protection
7LST05207Employers and Workers Union
8LST05108Introduction to Workplace Management
9LST05109Information and Communication Technology
10LST05110Development Studies
11LST05111Introduction to Human Resources Management
12LST05112Communication Skills
13LST05213Theories of Labour Management internship
14LST05214Entrepreneurship skills
15LST05208Workers 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, as well as global modern business organizations.

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 building an effective business organization that is more productive and successful.
  3. To help students acquire knowledge, skills and values that stress on effective rational decision making in order to bring and maintain productivity and also improve welfare of the organization.

Table: Summary of Modules for NTA Level 6

S/NCodeModule NameSemester1Semester2
1LST 06104Labour law
2LST06207Law of Contract
3LST06102Administrative Process and Ethics
4LST06103Organization Health and Safety
5LST06206Introduction to Employees welfare Economics
6LST06101Employees Relations Practice
7LST06205Introduction to Collective Bargaining
8LST06109Workers Participation in Management
9LST06210Introduction to Public Management
10LST06208Project Paper
11LST06211Introduction to Social Dialogue
12LST06112Introduction to Gender and Employment

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 Tanzanian and global modern industrial organizations.

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 building an effective business organization that is more productive and successful.
  3. To help students acquire knowledge, skills and values that stress on effective rational 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/NCodeModule NameSemester1Semester2Semester3Semester4
1LSU07101Labour Relations
2LSU07102Conflict Management
3LSU07203Human Resource Management
4LSU07304Organization Health and Safety
5LSU07305Mediation
6LSU07406Arbitration
7LSU07307Labour Management Unions
8LSU07308Field Work Principles
9LSU07309Labour Inspection
10LSU07410Labour Management Internship
11LSU07411Labour Law
12LSU07212Legal Methods
13LSU07413Administrative Law
14LSU07314Law of Evidence
15LSU07415Administrative Process and Ethics at Work
16LSU07216International Labour Standards
17LSU07217Organization Psychology
18LSU07118Negotiation Concepts and Techniques
19LSU07219Labour Economics
20LSU07420Entrepreneurship
21LSU07121Development Studies
22LSU07422Public Management
23LSU07123Communication Skills
24LSU07124Information and Communication Technology
25LSU07225Research Methods in Labour Studies
26LSU07526Research Practice in Labour Studies

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 national 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 the Competence Based Education Training with a flexible mode of assessment.

Objective 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 and global modern industrial organizations.

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/NCodeModule NameSemester1Semester2
1LSU08101Employees Relations Practice at Work
2LSU08109Social Protection
3LSU08106Project planning
4LSU08107Collective Bargaining
5LSU08202Social Dialogue and Decent Work
6LSU08210Dissertation
7LSU08204Public Policy and Good Governance
8LSU08205Gender Issues in Employment Relations at Work place
9LSU08208Employees Guidance and Counseling
10LSU08103Labour Administration
11LSU08211Public Fund Management

CONTACT PERSON:
Dr Polycap Africanus
Head of Labour Studies Departiment
Institute of Social Work
Email: p.africanus@isw.ac.tz/info@isw.ac.tz
Phone:+255 22 274-443/+255 22 2700918

Head of Department:
Dr. Africanus Polycarp

Diploma in Education (Butimba Teachers’ Training College), BA (Hons) Sociology (University of Dar es Salaam), M. A. Sociology (University of Dar es Salaam), Post Graduate Diploma in Law Mediation and Arbitration – ISW, PhD (University of Dar es Salaam)

Dr. Eventius Mugyabuso:
Lecturer

LLB (University of Dar es Salaam), LLM (University of Dar es Salaam) PhD – Law (University of Dar es Salaam)

Emmanuel Kinyau*

Assistant Lecturer

Advanced Diploma in Labour Studies (Institute of Social Work), Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Mediation and Arbitration (Institute of Social Work), Master’s Degree in Public Administration (Mzumbe University)

Timothy Justus*:
Assistant Lecturer

Advanced Diploma in Labour Studies (Institute of Social Work), Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Mediation and Arbitration (Institute of Social Work) Master’s Degree in Public Administration (Human Resource Management) Mzumbe University)

Nicodemus Banyukwa*:
Assistant Lecturer

Diploma in Education (Korogwe Teachers’ Training College), Bachelor degree in Education (Hons) (University of Dar es Salaam), Master’s Degree in Development Studies (University of Dar es Salaam)

Abdallah A. Khamis *:
Assistant Lecturer

Advanced Diploma in Labour Studies (Institute of Social Work), Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Mediation and Arbitration (Institute of Social Work), Master in Public Administration (Mzumbe University) Diploma in Language Studies &Certificate in Language Studies –TAKILUKI-Zanzibar.

Alexander Mwemfula:
Assistant Lecturer

Bachelor Degree in Industrial Relations (Institute of Social Work) Master of Science in Human Resources Management (Mzumbe University)

Maurus Mpunga:
Assistant Lecturer

Bachelor Degree in Industrial Relations (Institute of Social Work) Master of Science in Human Resources Management (Mzumbe University)

Wahid B. Hamad:
Assistant Lecturer

Certificate in Information Technology (Institute of Finance Management)Advanced Diploma in Information Technology (Institute of Finance Management – Dar es Salaam), Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (Institute of Finance Management – Dar es Salaam)Master of Science in Information System (Kampala International University)

Robert Bundala Stephen:
Assistant Lecturer

B.A. (Ed) (Hons) – Geography & Linguistics (University of Dar es Salaam), Master Degree in Language Teaching – TESOL (The University of Lancaster, UK).

Khery Sanga*:
Assistant Lecturer

LL. B (Tumaini University) PGD (Law School of Tanzania) LL.M (Mzumbe University).

Sarah Salasala

Tutorial assistant

Bachelor Degree in Industrial Relations (Institute of Social Work) update...MSc

Asteria Mlambo*

Tutorial assistant

Bachelor Degree in Industrial Relations (Institute of Social Work)

Sarah D. Mbasha*:
Tutorial assistant

Bachelor Degree in Industrial Relations (Institute of Social Work)

Rutasimbala Raymond*

Tutorial assistant

Bachelor Degree in Industrial Relations (Institute of Social Work)

*On study leave