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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply the principles of employment equity to organisational transformation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116927  Apply the principles of employment equity to organisational transformation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Generic Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
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 
A person credited with this Unit Standard is able to demonstrate an understanding of the theory of transformation, the role of organisational change in South Africa, and the Employment Equity Act (EEA) and how these impact on each other.

In particular, on completion of this Unit Standard, the learner is able to:
  • See employment equity (EE)as a positive development for an organisation
  • Recognise that employment equity can favourably influence the business strategy
  • Discuss the EEA in terms of the history of the country
  • Recognise that the EEA is an integral part of the HRD strategy
  • Enhance organisational awareness of the importance of employment equity
  • Explain various concepts and principles relating to Organisational Transformation and Change Management (OT&CM) 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners should be competent in:
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Although the learner will gain knowledge of the relevant legislation, he/she will not be expected to act in any legal capacity, or to deliver any legal opinion, based solely on the achievement of this Unit Standard;
  • The learner is not required to be a member of the EE committee;
  • The learner is required to analyse the impact of EE legislation on a specific organisation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    List (comprehensively) the key elements of the Employment Equity legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The key elements of Employment Equity legislation are listed in a report and presented to interested parties using appropriate media. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An analysis is provided of the extent to which these elements feature in the Employment Equity plan of a large organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Present an understanding of the link between employment equity and the business strategy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The business strategy of a company is explained using its key features as explanation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The link between the business and Employment Equity strategies is determined and a report written on the degree of agreement between them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Proposals of how the integration of the two can be improved are tabled with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The value of greater integration towards profitability is outlined with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Determine whether the appropriate relationships exist between Employment Equity and factors impacting on it. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A list of the factors that impact on Employment Equity is provided in writing, with examples of the role they play. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An analysis is provided of what constitutes appropriate relationships between these factors and Employment Equity, with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify non-compliance with employment equity strategy and purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The labour Practices of an organization are examined to determine the degree of compliance and non-compliance with legislation and a report written for management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A proposal for improvement of compliance is communicated to the Employment Equity Committee in the appropriate format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A proposal is presented on how the employer and employee awareness of Employment Equity can be improved in an organization with examples of what action can be taken. 


    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, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The knowledge underpinning the above specific outcomes is:
  • The Employment Equity Act.
  • Employment equity practices in a specific industry selected.
  • The EE strategy of an organisation.
  • Personal development and self management.
  • The concepts of businesses as going concerns and the profit motive. 

  • 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 in order to overcome resistance to employment equity. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Team and group work are utilised to communicate the underlying principles of employment equity in a company. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing self to enable the identification of compliance and non-compliance with statutes related to labour relations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Critically collecting, evaluating and analysing information useful to link employment equity and the business strategy of an organisation. 

    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  49075   National Certificate: Organisational Transformation and Change Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  61592   National Diploma: Human Resources Management and Practices  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  49076   National Diploma: Organisational Transformation and Change Management  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  58802   National Diploma: Disability Employment Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SABPP 


    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. Boston City Campus and Business College (PTY) Ltd 
    2. Business Management Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    3. DC Dynamic College of Commerce & Further Training (Pty) Ltd 
    4. GLOBAL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS 
    5. GLOBAL PROSPECTUS TRAINING PTY LTD 
    6. IQ Academy (previously known as Fernwood Business College) 
    7. MSC Education Holdings Pty Ltd 
    8. T & T Appointments 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.