E-learning course on labour inspection

E-learning Course on Labour Inspection

E-learning course on labour inspection

15 mai–7 juillet 2023
Le cours est disponible en English, Español
Présentation du cours

The course will familiarize participants with the principles, functions and main characteristics of labour inspection. Participants will be able to choose from different compliance strategies and carry out a comprehensive and effective labour inspection visit relating to working conditions and occupational safety and health, applying new tools and a set of indicators for identifying the employment relationship.

Groupes cibles
  • Labour inspectors at central or provincial level;
  • labour inspection system managers;
  • labour administration system officials involved in labour protection;
  • trainers from labour administration/inspection training institutions;
  • representatives of employers' and workers' organizations with a special interest in labour inspection;
  • ILO officials and staff from technical cooperation projects;
  • experts, researchers and consultants on labour-related issues. The ILO promotes equality of opportunities and strongly encourages women's applications.

At the end of the training programme participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the principles, functions and main characteristics of labour inspection; 
  • Identify the key issues to take into consideration in the preparation, conduction, and follow-up of an inspection visit; 
  • Describe the main issues concerning the inspection of working conditions; 
  • Describe labour inspection of key occupational safety and health issues;  
  • Explain the differences and inter-linkages between various compliance strategies; 
  • Apply a set of indicators to identify the employment relationship; 
  • Identify the applications of the main tools for labour inspection activities.

The course consists of 7 modules:

  1. Introduction to labour inspection: principles, functions and main characteristics;
  2. Strategies of compliance;
  3. Inspection of working conditions;
  4. Inspection of the employment relationship;
  5. Inspection of occupational safety and health;
  6. Labour inspection visit;
  7. Tools for labour inspection.
Format and methodology

This e-learning course will be held entirely online in asynchronous mode (without live sessions). It consists of 7 modules. Each module contains texts, videos, quizzes and/or assignments. Participants can learn from any location, any time of the day or night as the course is delivered through distance learning. Participants will be required to read selected texts, complete quizzes and/or assignments and a final exam relating to the different modules, and make comments on specific issues in a dedicated forum.  

After the participant has completed each module and submitted the quiz or assignment through the course platform, the participant will be given access to the next module, and a tutor will provide feedback. Participants who successfully complete the quizzes or assignments required (one per each module) and the final exam will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Duration and course load

The course will have a total duration of 8 weeks. The total course load of 60 hours requires an average of 7.5 hours of study per week.

Fees and applications

Participation cost includes tuition and access to the e-campus. To apply, please complete the online application form using the link: https://oarf2.itcilo.org/MIF/A9716168/en 

The application should be accompanied by a letter from the sponsoring organization committing to cover participation cost. 

The course will not take place with less than 10 participants. For information regarding payment, cancellation and refunds, click here

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