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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply basic business ethics in a work environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
113924  Apply basic business ethics in a work environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Insurance and Investment 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard provides a basic introduction to ethics in a business environment and focuses on ethics and the learner.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Reflecting on own values and belief systems and how they influence own behaviour.
  • Discussing how an individual`s ethics impact on the people around him/her.
  • Explaining how an individual can behave ethically in a business context.
  • Demonstrate techniques for dealing with situations where own values and ethics conflict with work practice. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this Unit Standard. Learners should
  • Hold a GETC or equivalent qualification, or
  • Be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The typical scope of this Unit Standard is ethics and professional behaviour of people in non-management positions in their interaction with internal and external customers.
  • Ethical behaviour includes, but is not limited to, honouring one`s working hours, absence from work, bribes, gifts, disclosing a second job, conflict of interest, disclosures of a client, confidential information and how they relate to ethical business practice.
  • Access to information required by the Employment Equity Act (EE) includes, but is not limited to the EE policy, EE report and numerical goals of the organisation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Reflect on own values and belief systems and how they influence own behaviour. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The concepts of values, belief systems and ethics are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The source(s) of values and belief systems are identified and an indication is given of how an individual`s ethics and values affect behaviour. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Ways in which an individual may change his/her belief or value system are identified with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Discuss how an individual`s ethics impact on the people around him/her. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Ways in which an individual`s ethics impact on behaviour and interpersonal relationships are indicated with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The impact of personal ethics on the use of language is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The importance of respecting confidentiality is explained in own context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Ways in which an individual can influence the behaviour of others are identified and an indication is given of how this can impact on ethical conduct. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain how an individual can behave ethically in a business environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The concept of ethical business practice is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Adherence to company policy and confidentiality are discussed in terms of ethical conduct. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Ethical ways of receiving and giving gifts and favours in a business context are discussed with reference to an organisation`s code of conduct. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The importance of honesty in business dealings is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The deliverables in own work situation are identified and an indication is given of the importance of productivity, accountability, attendance and delivery of work on time. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate techniques for dealing with situations where own ethics and values conflict with work. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate techniques for dealing with situations where own ethics and values conflict with work practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Methods for dealing with unethical behaviour are demonstrated for three different situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Methods of dealing with unethical business conduct are demonstrated for three scenarios. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Own values and beliefs are compared to company practice and an indication is given of how an employee can deal with a situation where there is a conflict of an ethical nature. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Ways of dealing with instances where an employee`s rights are undermined are demonstrated for three case studies. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation for this Unit Standard shall be obtained from the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body, through summative and formative assessment by a registered assessor.
  • Assessors must be registered as an Assessor with the relevant ETQA
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Agreement with the relevant ETQA.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners are able to identify and solve problems in which responses show that responsible decisions in using critical and creative thinking have been made in demonstrating ways of dealing with instances where an employee`s rights are undermined and indicating how an employee can deal with situations where there is conflict. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Learners can work effectively with others as a member of a team in understanding how an individual`s ethics impact on behaviour and interpersonal relationships. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Learners can organise and manage their own activities responsibly and effectively in behaving professionally in a work environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners can collect, organise and critically evaluate information in identifying the deliverables in own work situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are able to communicate effectively in demonstrating methods of dealing with unethical behaviour, unethical business conduct and instances where an employee`s rights are undermined. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners can demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by understanding the relationship between ethics and behaviour. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50225   General Education and Training Certificate: General Forestry  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  48783   National Certificate: Financial Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Core  65769   National Certificate: Glazing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  59326   National Certificate: International Trade  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  49648   National Certificate: New Venture Creation (SMME)  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  65929   National Certificate: Waterproofing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  49089   National Certificate: Financial Services  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Core  48494   National Certificate: Financial Services Management  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  INSETA 
    Core  58950   National Certificate: Gas Installations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 
    Core  50541   National Certificate: Locksmithing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Core  50398   National Certificate: Project Support Service  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  66029   General Education and Training Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  57162   National Certificate: Aluminium Fabrication and Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  58955   National Certificate: Chemical Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 
    Elective  59015   National Certificate: Gas Installations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 
    Elective  58144   National Certificate: Music Industry Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  64909   National Certificate: Small Scale Mining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  58577   National Certificate: General Security Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  96401   National Certificate: Export Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


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