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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate and apply an understanding of the Labour Relations Act (Act 66 of 1995) 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114278  Demonstrate and apply an understanding of the Labour Relations Act (Act 66 of 1995) 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Human Resource Management and Practices 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Human Resources 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
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 
The person credited with this Unit Standard is able to demonstrate an understanding of labour relations issues. It will also allow the learner to facilitate fair and equitable adjustments and implementation of the various labour related acts.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the purpose and primary objects, application and interpretation of the Labour Relations Act
  • Describing the bodies created by the Labour Relations Act
  • Identifying the relevant stakeholders covered by the Labour Relations Act
  • Explaining the various categories of dismissal disputes covered by the Labour Relations Act
  • Describing the appropriate dispute resolution route for dismissal disputes as set out in the Labour Relations Act
  • Demonstrating an understanding of disputes referred as Unfair Labour Practice, org rights and mutual interest as set out in the Labour Relations Act
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the various codes of good practice and schedules in terms of the Labour Relations Act 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The learner undertaking this Unit Standard should be competent in:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4.
  • Communication at NQF level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose and primary objects, application and interpretation. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose and primary objects, application and interpretation of the Labour Relations Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The major purpose of the Labour Relations Act is outlined orally and in writing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The primary objects of the Labour Relations Act are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The Labour Relations Act is applied to a number of relevant, real or simulated cases. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the bodies created by the labour relations act. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    These bodies would include: LC, LAC, CCMA, BC, Workplace Forums, Governing Body, and Essential Services Committee. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The bodies created and regulated by the Labour Relations Act are identified and listed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The purpose, powers and roles of these bodies are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify the relevant stakeholders covered by the Labour Relations Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The relevant stakeholders covered by the Labour Relations Act are identified and listed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The rights and obligations of the various stakeholders in the Labour Relations Act are explained in tabular form. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the various categories of dismissal disputes covered by the Labour Relations Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The various categories of conduct dismissals that may be referred in terms of the Labour Relations Act are identified and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Capacity dismissals that may be referred in terms of the Labour Relations Act are identified and described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Operational requirements dismissals in terms of the Labour Relations Act are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The various categories of automatic unfair dismissals as set out in the Labour Relations Act are described with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Describe the appropriate dispute resolution route for dismissal disputes. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Describe the appropriate dispute resolution route for dismissal disputes as set out in the Labour Relations Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The appropriate dispute resolution path for conduct dismissals is described as set out in the Labour Relations Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The appropriate dispute resolution path for capacity dismissals is described as set out in the Labour Relations Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The appropriate dispute resolution path for operational requirements dismissals is described as set out in the Labour Relations Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The appropriate dispute resolution path for automatic unfair dismissals is described as set out in the Labour Relations Act. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Demonstrate an understanding of disputes referred as unfair labour practice disputes. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate an understanding of disputes referred as unfair labour practice disputes, organisational rights disputes and mutual interest disputes as set out in the Labour Relations Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Identify and describe the various categories of unfair labour practices that may be referred in terms of the Labour Relations Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Identify and describe organizational right disputes that may be referred in terms of the Labour Relations Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Describe the definitions of strikes, lock-outs, picketing, and refusal to bargain. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Differentiate between a dispute of interest and a dispute of right in terms of the Labour Relations Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Describe and explain the appropriate dispute resolution paths for Unfair Labour Practice, Organisational Rights and Mutual Interest disputes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Demonstrate and apply an understanding of the various codes of good practice and schedules. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate and apply an understanding of the various codes of good practice and schedules in terms of the Labour Relations Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The various Codes of Good Practice and Schedules are identified and listed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A presentation is given on the major features of the Codes of Good Practice and Schedules in terms of the Labour Relations Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The various codes of good practice and schedules are applied to a number of relevant, real or simulated examples. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The knowledge underpinning the above specific outcomes is:
  • The Labour Relations Act. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem identification and solution in creative ways.
    Identify and solve problems related to the interpretation of related labour legislation and its impact on all stakeholders. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Team and group work. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organizing and managing self within the context of organizational transformation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information, pertaining to all related Labour Legislation for bargaining councils and collective agreements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    A systemic approach to the company within the context of a transforming society. 

    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  57612   National Certificate: Arts and Culture Enterprise  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  93993   National Certificate: Labour Relations Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  49743   National Certificate: Manufacturing Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Core  49337   National Certificate: Multi-National Safety and Security Operations Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Core  73129   National Diploma: Public Relations Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  61595   Further Education and Training Certificate: Business Administration Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  66489   Further Education and Training Certificate: Foundry Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  MERSETA 
    Elective  66389   Higher Certificate: Diagnostic and Procedural Coding  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  50438   National Certificate: Immigration Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-06-29  Was PSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  58624   National Certificate: Library and Information Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-03-13  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  79406   National Certificate: Maintenance Coordination  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  50245   National Certificate: Maintenance Coordination  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2010-11-11  TETA 
    Elective  58625   National Certificate: Occupational Safety  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58759   National Certificate: Ports and Harbours  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  50060   National Certificate: Public Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  58183   National Diploma: Forensic Pathology Support  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  50023   National Diploma: Legal Interpreting  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  62829   National Certificate: Law Enforcement: Sheriffing  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  61729   National Diploma: Policing  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. AIR DEFENCE ARTILLERY SCHOOL 
    2. Boston City Campus and Business College (PTY) Ltd 
    3. Business Management Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    4. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE PERSONNEL SERVICES SCHOOL 
    5. JUSTICE COLLEGE 
    6. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    7. SIYANQOBA SEMINARS PTY LTD 
    8. Tovani Trading 418cc t/a Library and Information Training Institute 
    9. Universal Knowledge Software 
    10. WARRANT OFFICER ACADEMY 



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