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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop and maintain a staff roster 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
253956  Develop and maintain a staff roster 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Nature Conservation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Nature Conservation 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
9265  Develop and maintain a staff roster  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is aimed at individuals responsible for drawing up a staff roster and allocate staff, taking business requirements and the needs of individuals into account. The provision of staff capable of doing the above tasks well should make the use of staff most effective, to the benefit of a wide variety of services in the sub-field.

The qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Explain the legal and organisational requirements pertaining to staff allocation.
  • Explain the legal and organisational requirements in terms of leave.
  • Describe how business trends will influence staff allocation.
  • Maintain and manage a staff roster. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in:
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Communication Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the legal and organisational requirements pertaining to staff allocation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The legal requirements regarding days off, shift allocation and hours of work pertaining to staff members is outlined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Organisational requirements regarding days off, shift allocation and hours of work with reference to staff members are outlined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Company procedures regarding days off and shift request is identified and described as it applies to staff allocation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the legal and organisational requirements that pertain to leave. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The legal requirements pertaining to leave are outlined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The implications of leave benefits to staff members are explained with specific reference to annual, maternity, paternity, compassionate and sick leave. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of the organisational requirements respecting the leave benefits of staff members. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe how business trends will influence staff allocation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A description is given on current business trends in the industry, which may have an impact on staff allocation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A presentation is made of the effect of business trends on staff allocation in the organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Maintain and manage a staff roster. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A determination is made of staffing levels for a given period of time, taking seasonal fluctuations and special events into account as specified by the supervisor. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A description is presented of factors, which will ensure that staff allocation is fair, transparent and flexible. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A balanced roster is drawn up and maintained practically during a period of not less than a month, ensuring that all legal and business requirements are met. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The reallocation of staff.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All information is recorded and communicated to relevant staff in a format which adheres to organizational requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing an individual against this unit standard must meet the assessor requirements of the relevant ETQA.
  • In particular, such assessors must demonstrate that they assess in terms of the scope and context defined in all the range statements. Any institution offering learning towards this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • External moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Legal and organisational requirements pertaining to staff allocation.
  • Legal and organisational requirements pertaining to leave benefits (annual, maternity, paternity, compassionate and sick leave).
  • Broad knowledge of business trends in the industry.
  • Staff rosters. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information is gathered, assessed and evaluated in the interpretation of organizational procedures respecting leave. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Verbal and written communication skills is utilised in the planning and maintaining a staff roster and determining of staffing levels for a given period of time. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Science and technology is utilised in the in preparing and maintaining a staff roster on computer. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 9265, "Develop and maintain a staff roster", Level 4, 2 credits.

    Demonstration of the knowledge and skills outlined in this unit standard must be consistent with the principles of:
  • Maintaining essential ecological processes and life-support systems.
  • Maintaining genetic, species and ecosystem diversity.
  • Considering ecological and social rights and responsibilities, whilst ensuring sustainable utilization of species and ecosystems, thereby yielding the greatest sustainable and equitable benefit to present generations whilst maintaining the potential to meet the needs and aspirations of future generations.

    It is required that staff allocation and rostering provides for:
  • Leave allocations.
  • Days off.
  • Rest periods.
  • Public holidays.
  • Weekends.
  • Business fluctuations.
  • Experience of staff members.
  • Cyclical requirements. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  63109   Further Education and Training Certificate: Nature Conservation: Natural Resource Guardianship Terrestrial  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  59949   National Certificate: Natural Resource Management: Terrestrial  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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.
     
    NONE 



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