SAQA 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.
SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply the principles of ethics to improve organisational culture 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252042  Apply the principles of ethics to improve organisational culture 
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  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 is intended for managers in all economic sectors. These managers would typically be second level managers such as heads of department, section heads or divisional heads, who may have more than one team reporting to them.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating understanding of the relationship between values, ethics and organisational culture and its impact on achieving goals and objectives.
  • Applying the concept of corporate ethics to a unit.
  • Analysing the unit in relation to the principles of corporate ethics.
  • Formulating recommendations for promoting organisational values, the code of conduct and ethical practices within a unit and entity. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The learner is required to apply the learning in respect of his/her own area of responsibility.
  • Unit refers to the division, department or business unit in which the learner is responsible for managing and leading staff.
  • Entity includes, but is not limited to, a company, business unit, public institution, small business, Non-Profit Organisation or Non-Governmental Organisation.
  • Corporate ethics includes business ethics and the ethical norms and standards of public sector entities. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between values, ethics and organisational culture and its impact on achieving goals and objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relationship between personal values, organisational ethics, and the entity's culture is demonstrated through examples from the South African workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The complexity of the conflicts between personal values and the entity's values and ethical codes is illustrated with examples from the South African workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The potential impact of organisational values and culture on the entity's triple bottom line are analysed and described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply the concept of corporate ethics to a unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The imperatives for ethical conduct in South African organisations are explained with reference to acts, regulations, codes and other documents relevant to the entity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Relevant documents include the South Africa's Constitution, the King Report, PFMA, the principles of Batho Pele, as well as acts, regulations and codes governing the sector or specific industry.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of corporate governance within an entity is analysed to determine the contribution of a unit in promoting internal organisational codes and ethical practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The specific ethical practices of a unit in different areas are analysed with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Areas include accounting information, marketing, sales, production, intellectual property, tendering processes, Information Technology and Human Resources.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse a unit in relation to the principles of corporate ethics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An instrument is selected for analysing individual and organisational conduct in respect of organisational values, codes of conduct and corporate ethics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The instrument is applied to gather and record information within a unit in respect of organisational values, codes of conduct and corporate ethics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The instrument is applied to evaluate the current state in a unit against the desired state in respect of organisational values, codes of conduct and corporate ethics. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Formulate recommendations for strengthening shared organisational values, the code of conduct and ethical practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An implementation plan is prepared that described the strengthening of the entity's values, code of conduct and ethical practices in the unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role and responsibilities of the manager are described in terms of decision making to strengthen the values, code of conduct and ethical practices in a unit and the entity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The communication activities for promoting the entity's values, code of conduct and ethical practices are outlined in the plan, with role allocation and time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The process for monitoring and evaluating improvements in relation to the entity's organisational values, code of conduct and ethical practices in a unit is described with role allocation and time frames. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The South African Constitution.
  • King Report on Corporate Governance.
  • National and international best practices in respect of business/corporate ethics.
  • Personal and organisational values.
  • Principles of business/corporate ethics. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes in applying ethical principles in the unit. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to improve the culture of the unit. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively in order to demonstrate ethical conduct. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to identify areas of unethical conduct in the unit. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to promote ethical conduct in the unit. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others in promoting ethical practices in the unit and entity. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that mathematical problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation to demonstrate how personal, social, organisational and national values and beliefs impact on the entity's culture. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by promoting ethical practices in the unit and entity. 

    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  66189   National Certificate: Quality Management Systems  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  73129   National Diploma: Public Relations Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Fundamental  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  80046   National Certificate: Tactical Road Traffic Operations  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Fundamental  59299   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail: Buying Planning  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Fundamental  63369   National Diploma: Trade Union Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  71969   National Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  78943   National Certificate: Autotronics  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  79627   National Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. Academy of York Pty Ltd 
    2. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD 
    3. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD CAPE TOWN 
    4. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD PINE TOWN 
    5. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD PORT ELIZABETH 
    6. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD PRETORIA NORTH 
    7. All Access Holdings 
    8. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    9. Avenida (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Batho - Pele 
    11. Boston City Campus and Business College (PTY) Ltd 
    12. Business Management Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    13. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    14. College of Production Technology 
    15. CONNEMARA CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    16. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    17. CTU Training Solutions 
    18. DAM SCHOOL OF POLICING 
    19. Dawsons Training Academy (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    20. DISASTER MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD (DMS) 
    21. DYNA TRAINING (PTY) LTD (Cape Town) 
    22. Equal Career Services (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    23. FLIGHT CENTRE South Africa Pty (Ltd) 
    24. GLOBAL PROSPECTUS TRAINING PTY LTD 
    25. GORDAN INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS SCIENCE 
    26. HJN TRAINING CC Pretoria 
    27. IKHWEZI MANAGEMENT AND TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    28. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    29. Infomage 
    30. Institute for Built Environment & Psycho Socio Intervention 
    31. IQ Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    32. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    33. JEPPE COLEGE OF COMMERCE & COMPUTER STUDIES 
    34. Jobafrik Consulting 
    35. Kairos Training College 
    36. Kalideen Management 
    37. Kgolo Institute 
    38. Kgotla Trading Enterprise 
    39. Khosithi Training 
    40. KVR TRAINING AND BUSINESS SOLUTIONS PTY LTD 
    41. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    42. LO Tantsi Fire Consultants CC. 
    43. Maxlen Holdings 
    44. MBOWA COLLEGE 
    45. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    46. McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    47. MEGRO LEARNING LOWVELD 
    48. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    49. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    50. Motshegwa Construction and Accounting Services (PTY) LTD 
    51. MSC Education Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    52. Nela Kahle 80 cc 
    53. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    54. Occupation-Defined Learning 
    55. ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 
    56. P&L Hardware(Pty)Ltd 
    57. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    58. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    59. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 
    60. PND Academy of Learning cc 
    61. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    62. RAND TRAINING COLLEGE (PTY) LTD 
    63. Ronald Sewell & Associates SA (Pty) Ltd T/A Sewells (BRYANSTON) (TP) 
    64. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    65. SANDVIK MINING & CONSTRUCTION RSA (PTY) LTD 
    66. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    67. SERVEST(PTY) LTD 
    68. SG Coal (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    69. SHEPPERD ACADEMY 
    70. Summat Training Institute 
    71. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    72. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 
    73. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP) 
    74. Tshepang Consulting & Project 
    75. UKHUSELO TRAINING ACADEMY AND SECURITY CC 
    76. Umqondo Consultancy 
    77. University of Fort Hare 
    78. Vantage Training 
    79. Vicmat Consultants 
    80. Y3K Training cc (CAPE TOWN) (TP) 
    81. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 



    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.