Employee Benefits Online Short Learning Programme

The goal of this programme is to equip a participant to offer professional, detailed and accurate employee benefit advice to a client.

The dilemma surrounding retirement planning in South Africa can be alleviated when more persons in the financial services sectors are trained to offer better solutions to employers to safeguard their employees. The Socio- Economic impact of having well trained Employee Benefits Consultants is far reaching.

The University of the Free State’s School of Financial Planning Law (SFPL) is presenting an innovative Employee Benefits Short Learning Programme that is focused on training Employee Benefits Consultants. This Short Learning Programme will up skill employee benefits consultants, technical and practical knowledge during a five-week online programme.

The learning experience will enable participants to:
  • Identify the regulatory environment in which employee benefits functions.
  • Apply the content of the Pension Funds Act 24 of 1956 and Related Regulations to advise a client effectively with regard to specific needs.
  • Apply the content of the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 and Related Schedules in order to ensure that clients make the most cost effective, but relevant, employee benefit decisions that are suitable to the needs of the client.
  • Employ the skills needed to ensure that a deal can be finalised legally and successfully in the most cost- effective manner.

Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will receive a certificate of completion as well as 19 general and 3.5 ethics FPI related continuous professional development points.


The programme is scheduled to run three times in 2024. The commencement dates are as follows:
- 7 April 2024 (applications and payments close on 15 March 2024)
- 7 July 2024 (applications and payments close on 14 June 2024)
- 8 September 2024 (applications and payments close on 9 August 2024)


Applicants must be in possession of a NQF Level 5 qualification that is relevant to the financial services sector as well as one year's relevant work experience.


Students will need a laptop with data and internet access.


R8 500

To view a short video that provides an overview of the programme, click


For more information, please contact Mpho Macheu: MacheuEM@ufs.ac.za 


T: +27 51 401 2451
F: + 27 51 401 3043

E: law@ufs.ac.za

Equitas Building
UFS Bloemfontein Campus

Law photo for next to contact block

We use cookies to make interactions with our websites and services easy and meaningful, to better understand how they are used and to tailor advertising. You can read more and make your cookie choices here. By continuing to use this site you are giving us your consent to do this.