HRETDs supervisory skills training course details
Supervisory skills
SAQA unit standard: 262845
Field: Physical Planning and Construction
NQF level:  04 (5 credits)
Maximum learners per group: Ten learners
Novice training duration: Five days
Re-certification training duration: One day
HRETDs supervisory skills training course details
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HRETD offers training in the SADC regions and beyond
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Training requirments
Fleet logistics and
defensive driver
Crane operations
Lift trucks
Lifting operations
Earthmoving plant
Construction plant
Construction site safety
Health and safety
Confined space entry
Fire fighting level 1
Fire fighting level 2
Fire Marshal
First aid level 1
First aid level 2
First aid level 3
General housekeeping
Handling HAZMAT
Health and safety rep
Hot work permissions
Incident investigation
Legal liability
Lockout and isolation
OHS in depth
OHS overview
Permit to work systems
Planned Task Observations
Stacking & storing
Supervisory skills
Working at heights
Fall protection planner
Rescue technition
Working at heights
ISO standards
Dangerous goods
Tools & powertools
Landscaping tools

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Included in this mutimedia training programme You win some, lose some, but effective supervision can tip the scales in your favour. HRETD's "Supervisory Skills" course focuses on the practical and psychological aspects of team management. From communication techniques to conflict resolution, the course offers a broad spectrum of knowledge, enhanced by multimedia elements like quizzes and videos for a well-rounded learning experience.

Practical exercises within the course are designed to instill confidence and competence in managing diverse teams. Participants will engage in role-playing scenarios, problem-solving tasks, and decision-making exercises that mirror real-world supervisory challenges, equipping you with the skills to lead effectively and efficiently.

Level Up in Leadership. This course is invaluable for current and aspiring supervisors across industries, offering a toolkit of skills that can significantly improve team performance and job satisfaction.

Management training

Each learner will receive

Supervisory skills training

Team leadership principles

Course content

Introduction to Supervision

In this section, we delve into the intricacies of the construction industry, discussing its current trends, challenges, and governing regulations. We outline the pivotal responsibilities and expectations that define the role of a Team Supervisor. Participants will also gain insights into the dynamics of team behaviour, understanding the individual roles and stages of team development that are essential for effective leadership and management in construction settings.

Recruitment and Induction

This module focuses on the adherence to site and HR policies during recruitment and selection. Learners will understand how to implement unbiased selection criteria and ensure new team members undergo comprehensive induction, covering both organisational information and job-specific training.

Project Management Basics

Here, we explore the essentials of project management, tailored for the complexities of the construction environment. We discuss the critical phases and milestones that make up a project's lifecycle, providing practical knowledge for effective scheduling and planning. Special emphasis is placed on tools like Gantt charts for managing timelines. Additionally, we examine best practices for allocating resources, such as labour, material, and equipment, to ensure a project's success.

Safety and Compliance

Safety is paramount in the construction industry. In this part of the training, we focus on establishing and enforcing site safety protocols, including the correct use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and what to do in emergencies. We also discuss the legal obligations supervisors must adhere to, particularly in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Communication and Leadership

Effective communication and leadership are vital skills for any Team Supervisor. In this section, we chat about various forms of communication, both verbal and written, and how they can be employed effectively on the construction site. Conflict resolution techniques and best practices for maintaining a harmonious workplace are also discussed. Furthermore, we explore various leadership styles, such as adaptive, transactional, and transformational, and how they can be applied in different scenarios.

Team Motivation and Performance Monitoring

This particular segment is designed to provide learners with a comprehensive set of techniques for fostering a positive and motivating work environment within their construction teams.


Participants will learn to identify the skills and tools required for team members to perform competently. On-the-job coaching techniques are taught, and learners are instructed on how to communicate developmental needs to immediate supervisors.

Disciplinary and Grievance Handling

This module ensures learners understand how to adhere to Labour Legislation in the workplace. Site and HR policies around discipline are covered, along with practical approaches to addressing and resolving team grievances.

Assessment methods

We conduct a formative theoretical assessment at the beginning of the course to gauge the learner’s initial understanding (novices only). At the end of the training, a summative theoretical and practical application assessment is conducted, to find if the learner is competent; if not, additional developmental areas are identified and suggested.

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Training programme accreditation

This training programme is aligned to the Construction Education Training Authority (CETA) in accordance with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) unit standard 262845: Supervise construction teams.

HRETD certification policy

Provided that the entry requirements have been met, and the learner found competent, the candidate will receive a certificate of competence that is valid for a period outlined in policy of the company they are employed by, or the policy of the company their employer is sub-contracted to. If unspecified the default validity will be set at two years in line with South African industry norms.

SAQA credits allocation

In addition to being certified competent, candidate who have completed the required notional hours, and if enrolment procedures have been adhered to, will receive the allocated contributing credits towards an applicable national qualification, as well as a statement of results.

HRETD offers training programmes, from short skills courses to train the trainer courses. We specialise in legal compliance training that is accredited with the TETA and CETA when it comes to technical training, operator training, in service training and onsite training. Our assessors and facilitator trainers responsible for assessment, recertification and certification offer effective training that is Cost effective, competitively priced and affordable in the SADC region including Namibia. We also offer course development. We also offer legal liability for supervisors course, legal liability training, legal liability training rustenburg, legal liability training Johannesburg, legal liability training Cape Town, legal liability training Durban, legal liability training Gauteng, ohs act appointments and legal liabilities, legal liabilities for supervisors, risk conversant training, safety officer course, legal liabilities in safety, legal liabilities for supervisors, ohs act appointments and legal liabilities, legal liabilities of company, legal liabilities business, types of liabilities in criminal law, legal liabilities for small business and theories of liabilities in healthcare.
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