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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Apply the principles of ethics and professionalism to a business environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14505  Apply the principles of ethics and professionalism to a business environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Financial Services 
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 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-08-13  2006-08-13  SAQA 0249/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-08-13   2010-08-13  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
230078  Apply the principles of ethics to a business environment  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  10  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for learners in a business environment who are in a position to impact on an organisation`s code of ethics and its implementation. It is designed to raise moral standards as a counter to potential or real corruption within a business environment. The focus is on ethics and corporate governance. It requires application of knowledge of legislation and codes that contain references to ethics for a selected business sector. It also requires analysis and interpretation of the implementation of a code of ethics within an organisation. It provides an opportunity for the learner to integrate theory and practice and to engage in thinking processes at a high level.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Showing insight into legislation, regulations and codes relating to corporate governance and ethics in a selected business sector.
  • Applying the principles that underpin ethics and professionalism to a code of conduct.
  • Critically evaluating the implementation of an organisation`s ethical code or value system.
  • Developing a plan to initiate or improve commitment and compliance in the implementation of a code in an organisation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this Unit Standard. Learners should be competent in Communication, Mathematical Literacy and Financial Literacy at NQF Level 4.

    It is strongly recommended that learners be competent in the Unit Standard Demonstrate knowledge and application of ethical conduct in a business environment before attempting this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    In this Unit Standard:
  • Codes are codes of practice, reporting codes and standards and may be the codes of an organisation, sector, industry or professional organisation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge and insight into legislation, regulations and codes. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate knowledge and insight into legislation, regulations and codes relating to corporate governance and ethics in a selected business sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The ethics related requirements in three different pieces of legislation and regulations applicable to a selected business sector are analysed and the effect each has on a business sector is explained with reference to business values, practices and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The ethics related requirements in three different industry related codes applicable to a selected business sector are analysed and the effect each has on the business sector is explained with reference to business values, practices and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The implications of triple bottom line reporting on a business are explained with reference to the ethical aspects of reporting on safety, health and environmental and social responsibility aspects. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply the principles that underpin ethics and professionalism to a code of conduct. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Internationally accepted principles that are the basis of a good code of conduct are researched and explained with reference to their relevance in a selected business environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The impact of the African Value System on codes of ethics in South Africa is analysed with reference to aspects that are unique in the South African context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The importance of technical and effective compliance with codes and the ethical code of an organisation are explained with reference to their role in attracting international investors. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Critically evaluate the implementation of an organisation`s ethical code or value system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. An organisation's code of ethics is evaluated against internationally accepted principles for codes of ethics and the strengths and weaknesses of the organisation's code are presented in a table. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. An organisation's code of conduct is analysed and a profile is compiled of the standard of behaviour indicated in the code. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. An ethics audit is conducted against the principles in the organisation's code of conduct in order to complete a gap analysis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The relationship between good reputation management and good ethics is explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Develop a plan to initiate or improve commitment and compliance in the implementation of a code. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Develop a plan to initiate or improve commitment and compliance in the implementation of a code in an organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The findings of the gap analysis are used as a basis from which to develop a plan to initiate or improve compliance in the implementation of a code of ethics in an organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Measures to monitor the implementation and ensure regular revision of the code of practice are proposed with reference to communication and commitment. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    This Unit Standard will be internally assessed by the provider and moderated by a moderator registered by INSQA or a relevant accredited ETQA. The mechanisms and requirements for moderation are contained in the document obtainable from INSQA (INSQA framework for assessment and moderation). 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses show that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in evaluating the implementation of an organisation`s ethical code and developing a plan to initiate or improve implementation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work effectively with others as a member of a team, group or organisation in conducting compiling a behaviour and practice profile. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and evaluate information in researching international principles that underpin codes of ethics and compiling a profile. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively when presenting the findings of his/her research and plan to improve commitment and compliance in implementing a code in an organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use technology effectively and critically in researching international principles of a good code of ethics. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems in showing insight into the impact of legislation, regulations and codes on corporate governance and ethics in a selected business sector and by explaining the implications of triple bottom line reporting on a business. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to be culturally sensitive across a range of social contexts in analysing the impact of African Value Systems on codes of ethics in South Africa. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 230078, which is "Apply the principles of ethics to a business environment", Level 6, 10 Credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48886   National Certificate: Business Advising  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-11-11  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49834   National Certificate: Financial Services: Long-Term Risk Assessment  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  INSETA 
    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  97228   National Certificate: Paralegal Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  49860   National Diploma: Financial Services: Long-Term Risk Assessment  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Core  49598   National Diploma: Paralegal Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Core  48865   National Diploma: Policing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-12-02  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  48967   National Certificate: Business Advising Operations  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  63711   Bachelor of Geographical Information Science (GISc)  Level 7  NQF Level 07  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   
    Core  48801   National Diploma: Specialised Translation  Level 7  Level N/A: Pre-2009 was L7  Reregistered  2021-06-30  CHE 
    Fundamental  49603   Bachelor of Visual Communications  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2021-06-30  CHE 
    Fundamental  49060   National Degree: Master Craftsmanship (Electrical)  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2021-06-30  EWSETA 
    Fundamental  49783   National Diploma: Joint and Multi-National Operations  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Fundamental  21847   National Diploma: Manufacturing Management: Food and Beverage  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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