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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Understand the employer/employee relationship 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13172  Understand the employer/employee relationship 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of manufacturing, engineering and technology.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard contribute to the exit level outcomes which provide access to workplace based learning programmes for occupationally focused qualifications in this field, and provide qualifying learners with access to a range of further learning at NQF level 2.

Qualifying learners have an understanding of the employment contract, the procedures, rules and policies which determine workplace relationships, and the respective roles and responsibilities of the employer and the employee. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as a basic introduction to the skills, values and knowledge it embodies, and does not assume any prior learning or experience. The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner is already competent in communication and numeracy at ABET Level 3. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Describe the roles and contribution of the employee and the employer 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Describe and explain the purpose of employment contract and company rules, policies, procedures and relate these to the relationship between the employer and the employee. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators and understanding confirmed:

1. Select the appropriate procedure for a variety of events / situations
2. Explain and discuss how a responsible employee can prevent or avoid problems in the workplace
3. List the rights and obligations of the employee with regard to the employment contract
4. Explain how a responsible employer and employee can establish and maintain a healthy workplace relationship
5. Explain how my personal contribution can have a positive effect in the workplace 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Describe the rights and responsibilities of the employee and the employer 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Describe and explain the purpose of employment contract and company rules, policies, procedures and relate these to the relationship between the employer and the employee. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators and understanding confirmed:

1. Select the appropriate procedure for a variety of events / situations
2. Explain and discuss how a responsible employee can prevent or avoid problems in the workplace
3. List the rights and obligations of the employee with regard to the employment contract
4. Explain how a responsible employer and employee can establish and maintain a healthy workplace relationship
5. Explain how my personal contribution can have a positive effect in the workplace 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the relevant portions of company rules, policies and procedures 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Rules, policies procedures: Leave, time keeping, disciplinary and grievance procedures, communication channels, options for resolving problems, safety. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Describe and explain the purpose of employment contract and company rules, policies, procedures and relate these to the relationship between the employer and the employee. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators and understanding confirmed

1. Select the appropriate procedure for a variety of events / situations
2. Explain and discuss how a responsible employee can prevent or avoid problems in the workplace
3. List the rights and obligations of the employee with regard to the employment contract
4. Explain how a responsible employer and employee can establish and maintain a healthy workplace relationship
5. Explain how my personal contribution can have a positive effect in the workplace 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Explain employment contracts and their purpose 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Describe and explain the purpose of employment contract and company rules, policies, procedures and relate these to the relationship between the employer and the employee. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators and understanding confirmed

1. Select the appropriate procedure for a variety of events / situations
2. Explain and discuss how a responsible employee can prevent or avoid problems in the workplace
3. List the rights and obligations of the employee with regard to the employment contract
4. Explain how a responsible employer and employee can establish and maintain a healthy workplace relationship
5. Explain how my personal contribution can have a positive effect in the workplace 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assuror (ETQA) who has jurisdiction over this field of learning.

The assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

The learner can be assessed in the language of his/her choice although if s/he has to report incidents or conditions to some one else, s/he will be assessed on his/her ability to report in the language commonly used in the working environment.

The learner can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
1. Names & functions of:
  • Various policies, contracts, legislation

    2. Purpose of:
  • Company policies, rules and procedures
  • Employment contracts
  • Legislation related to employment

    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Company policies, rules and procedures
  • Employment contracts
  • Legislation related to employment

    4. Cause and effect, implications of:
  • Not abiding by agreements, policies, contracts
  • Not performing to required standard

    5. Procedures and techniques
  • Grievance
  • Disciplinary

    6. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards
  • Knowledge of the relevant portions of the legislation governing the following:
  • Labour Relations
  • Employment Equity
  • Basic Conditions of Employment
  • Workman`s Compensation
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • OHS
  • Knowledge of:
  • The relevant portions of the company`s policies and procedures
  • Bargaining council main agreements (if applicable)
  • The employment contract

    7. Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between legislation, the company`s policies and the employer / employee relationship
  • If applicable to the specific workplace, the relationship between the bargaining council main agreement and the Labour Relations Act 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Carry out work-related responsibilities
  • Adhere to correct time-keeping 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Know the communication channels and how to use them 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Discuss the relationship between legislation, the company`s policies and the employer / employee relationship
  • If applicable to the specific workplace, discuss the relationship between the bargaining council main agreement and the Labour Relations Act 

  • 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  49753   General Education and Training Certificate: General Technical Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  23253   National Certificate (GETC): Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Activities  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  58268   National Certificate: Lift Installation and Maintenance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  58493   General Education and Training Certificate: Equine and Equestrian Practices  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  58026   General Education and Training Certificate: Food and Beverage Handling Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  66269   General Education and Training Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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. Alvern Cables (Pty) Ltd (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    2. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    3. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Brits Plant (BRITS) (TP) 
    4. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Isando Branch (ISANDO) (TP) 
    5. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - PE Plant (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    6. BULL'S BUSINESS AND SKILLS TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    7. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    8. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    9. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    10. College of Production Technology 
    11. Continental Tyres SA (Pty) Ltd (NEW BRIGHTON) (TP) 
    12. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    13. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    14. Eastcape Training Centre 
    15. ENB Training Service(PTY)Ltd 
    16. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    17. First Car Care (Pty) Ltd T/A STi Autobody Repairers (GOODWOOD) (TP) 
    18. Goodyear SA (Pty) Ltd (UITENHAGE) (TP) 
    19. Hibiscus Skills Training College (HILLCREST) (TP) 
    20. HT MARKTECH 
    21. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    22. INSTITUTE FOR QUALITY EDUCATION, TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT: FLORIDA 
    23. INTEGRATED ADULT TRAINING 
    24. INTERACTIVE TUTOR (PTY) LIMITED 
    25. Intercept Consulting and Training Solutions 
    26. ISAZI TRAINING 
    27. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    28. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    29. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    30. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP) 
    31. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    32. Lomkhethi Trading Enterprise 
    33. Masiqhame Trading 81 cc T/A Kim's Welding School (AUSTERVILLE) (TP) 
    34. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    35. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    36. MOTHEO SKILLS ENTITY ( PTY) LLTD 
    37. MT & HR Training Consultants (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    38. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    39. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
    40. Nqoba Lift Consultants T/A Nqoba Training (ORMONDE) (TP) 
    41. NSA MultiServicers cc T/A Riverport SHE Training Academy (GONUBIE) (TP) 
    42. Operational Process Improvements (Pty) Ltd 
    43. OTIS (PTY) LTD (Wadeville)(TP) 
    44. PERSEVCON CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 
    45. Port Elizabeth Draughting Academy & Trading cc T/A PE Draughting Acade 
    46. Production Management Institute 
    47. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    48. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    49. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    50. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    51. Sabela Learning Academy 
    52. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    53. Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd 
    54. Solar Salt 
    55. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    56. Swift Skills Academy (SASOLBURG) (TP) 
    57. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    58. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    59. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
    60. Triple E Training Holdings (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERDORP) (TP) 
    61. Tshwane South Public FET College - Odi Campus 
    62. Tsoho Training & Development T/A Tsoho Training (BRITS) (TP) 
    63. Umbuso Training Services 
    64. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    65. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    66. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    67. WISPECO ALUMINIUM (Alrode)(Project Site NVC)(TP) 
    68. York Timbers Pty Ltd 



    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.