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

Research and update the legal knowledge required for business compliance 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7885  Research and update the legal knowledge required for business compliance 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hospitality,Tourism,Travel, Leisure and Gaming 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Gaming and Leisure 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-11-03  2011-07-31  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2012-07-31   2015-07-31  

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 learner will be able to research and update the knowledge and skills required to ensure that the business complies with current legislation governing the relevant industry. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
None 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Learning should include informal and formal research on current legislation that is relevant to the relevant industry, and should cover the following range:
  • Range of sources: reference books, industry/ employer associations, internet, industry journals, customers and suppliers, legal experts, govt. gazette, national and local government, municipal by-laws, codes of practice.
  • Range of information: contract law, insurance and superannuation, licensing, consumer protection & trade practises, industrial relations, taxation, equal employment opportunity and anti-discrimination, statutory requirements for businesses, responsibilities/ liabilities for managers, health and safety. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the importance of developing and updating one's knowledge of the relating laws. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Explain the importance of developing and updating one's knowledge of the laws relating to the relevant industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Arrange or create an environment in which the learner can be fairly assessed against the outcomes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit must be assessed in the workplace.
  • This unit standard can be assessed in isolation from other unit standards. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Evaluate the learner's ability to meet the outcomes consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by a combination of questioning, product sample and simulation.
  • Questioning to cover sources of information.
  • Question the learner on the impact of non-compliance on the business to cover all information.
  • Product sample the portfolio of evidence. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Provide specific feedback to the learner on assessments and the learner's ability to meet the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Complete the declaration of competence and inform the appropriate ETQA once the learner has demonstrated the ability to meet all the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Counsel the learner on future assessments, necessary learning and further qualifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain why each learner should conduct their own research into the law. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Explain why each learner should conduct their own research into the law applicable to them, the organisation and the industry as a whole. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Arrange or create an environment in which the learner can be fairly assessed against the outcomes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit must be assessed in the workplace.
  • This unit standard can be assessed in isolation from other unit standards. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Evaluate the learner's ability to meet the outcomes consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by a combination of questioning, product sample and simulation.
  • Questioning to cover sources of information.
  • Question the learner on the impact of non-compliance on the business to cover all information.
  • Product sample the portfolio of evidence. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Provide specific feedback to the learner on assessments and the learner's ability to meet the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Complete the declaration of competence and inform the appropriate ETQA once the learner has demonstrated the ability to meet all the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Counsel the learner on future assessments, necessary learning and further qualifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe legislation that impacts on own area of responsibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Arrange or create an environment in which the learner can be fairly assessed against the outcomes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit must be assessed in the workplace.
  • This unit standard can be assessed in isolation from other unit standards. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Evaluate the learner's ability to meet the outcomes consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by a combination of questioning, product sample and simulation.
  • Questioning to cover sources of information.
  • Question the learner on the impact of non-compliance on the business to cover all information.
  • Product sample the portfolio of evidence. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Provide specific feedback to the learner on assessments and the learner's ability to meet the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Complete the declaration of competence and inform the appropriate ETQA once the learner has demonstrated the ability to meet all the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Counsel the learner on future assessments, necessary learning and further qualifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify different sources of information and explain how to access this information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Arrange or create an environment in which the learner can be fairly assessed against the outcomes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit must be assessed in the workplace.
  • This unit standard can be assessed in isolation from other unit standards. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Evaluate the learner's ability to meet the outcomes consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by a combination of questioning, product sample and simulation.
  • Questioning to cover sources of information.
  • Question the learner on the impact of non-compliance on the business to cover all information.
  • Product sample the portfolio of evidence. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Provide specific feedback to the learner on assessments and the learner's ability to meet the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Complete the declaration of competence and inform the appropriate ETQA once the learner has demonstrated the ability to meet all the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Counsel the learner on future assessments, necessary learning and further qualifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Identify, analyse, record and/or distribute appropriate information. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identify, analyse, record and/or distribute appropriate information to colleagues which is relative to the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Arrange or create an environment in which the learner can be fairly assessed against the outcomes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit must be assessed in the workplace.
  • This unit standard can be assessed in isolation from other unit standards. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Evaluate the learner's ability to meet the outcomes consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by a combination of questioning, product sample and simulation.
  • Questioning to cover sources of information.
  • Question the learner on the impact of non-compliance on the business to cover all information.
  • Product sample the portfolio of evidence. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Provide specific feedback to the learner on assessments and the learner's ability to meet the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Complete the declaration of competence and inform the appropriate ETQA once the learner has demonstrated the ability to meet all the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Counsel the learner on future assessments, necessary learning and further qualifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Monitor workplace systems and procedures. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Monitor workplace systems and procedures to ensure compliance with legal requirements in own area of responsibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Arrange or create an environment in which the learner can be fairly assessed against the outcomes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit must be assessed in the workplace.
  • This unit standard can be assessed in isolation from other unit standards. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Evaluate the learner's ability to meet the outcomes consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by a combination of questioning, product sample and simulation.
  • Questioning to cover sources of information.
  • Question the learner on the impact of non-compliance on the business to cover all information.
  • Product sample the portfolio of evidence. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Provide specific feedback to the learner on assessments and the learner's ability to meet the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Complete the declaration of competence and inform the appropriate ETQA once the learner has demonstrated the ability to meet all the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Counsel the learner on future assessments, necessary learning and further qualifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Identify aspects of the operation that may infringe on the law. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identify aspects of the operation that may infringe on the law and report these to the appropriate people. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Arrange or create an environment in which the learner can be fairly assessed against the outcomes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit must be assessed in the workplace.
  • This unit standard can be assessed in isolation from other unit standards. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Evaluate the learner's ability to meet the outcomes consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by a combination of questioning, product sample and simulation.
  • Questioning to cover sources of information.
  • Question the learner on the impact of non-compliance on the business to cover all information.
  • Product sample the portfolio of evidence. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Provide specific feedback to the learner on assessments and the learner's ability to meet the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Complete the declaration of competence and inform the appropriate ETQA once the learner has demonstrated the ability to meet all the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Counsel the learner on future assessments, necessary learning and further qualifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8 
    Use informal and formal research to update legal expertise for business compliance. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Use informal and formal research to update legal expertise for business compliance and share this information with colleagues to be incorporated into workplace plans and operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Arrange or create an environment in which the learner can be fairly assessed against the outcomes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit must be assessed in the workplace.
  • This unit standard can be assessed in isolation from other unit standards. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Evaluate the learner's ability to meet the outcomes consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by a combination of questioning, product sample and simulation.
  • Questioning to cover sources of information.
  • Question the learner on the impact of non-compliance on the business to cover all information.
  • Product sample the portfolio of evidence. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Provide specific feedback to the learner on assessments and the learner's ability to meet the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Complete the declaration of competence and inform the appropriate ETQA once the learner has demonstrated the ability to meet all the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Counsel the learner on future assessments, necessary learning and further qualifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 9 
    Make suggestions on new workplace systems and procedures that will ensure legal compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Arrange or create an environment in which the learner can be fairly assessed against the outcomes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit must be assessed in the workplace.
  • This unit standard can be assessed in isolation from other unit standards. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Evaluate the learner's ability to meet the outcomes consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by a combination of questioning, product sample and simulation.
  • Questioning to cover sources of information.
  • Question the learner on the impact of non-compliance on the business to cover all information.
  • Product sample the portfolio of evidence. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Provide specific feedback to the learner on assessments and the learner's ability to meet the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Complete the declaration of competence and inform the appropriate ETQA once the learner has demonstrated the ability to meet all the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Counsel the learner on future assessments, necessary learning and further qualifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 10 
    Describe how legal advice would be sourced. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Given a situation where one is unsure of the legal implications, describe how legal advice would be sourced. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Arrange or create an environment in which the learner can be fairly assessed against the outcomes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit must be assessed in the workplace.
  • This unit standard can be assessed in isolation from other unit standards. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Evaluate the learner's ability to meet the outcomes consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by a combination of questioning, product sample and simulation.
  • Questioning to cover sources of information.
  • Question the learner on the impact of non-compliance on the business to cover all information.
  • Product sample the portfolio of evidence. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Provide specific feedback to the learner on assessments and the learner's ability to meet the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Complete the declaration of competence and inform the appropriate ETQA once the learner has demonstrated the ability to meet all the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Counsel the learner on future assessments, necessary learning and further qualifications. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered with the FE/HE Registrar.

    3. Any institution wishing to receive skill development grants must be accredited with the relevant ETQA. Such an institution will also be registered with the relevant SETA.

    4. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge is dealt with under the outcomes section. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Explore ways to learn more effectively (this critical cross field outcome is covered in this unit standard under the outcomes section). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively (this critical cross field outcome is covered in this unit standard under the outcomes section). 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Recommendations and Exemplars for the design of:

    Learning / Curriculum
  • The learner must know whom to approach if they do not understand the relevant legislation.
  • The learner must understand how non-compliance with the legislation would impact on the business.
  • The learner must know how to update information in order to ensure complete legal knowledge required for business compliance.
  • Special emphasis should be placed on the learner`s ability to apply legal knowledge to specific workplace situations.
  • Learner could research the relevant legislation for business compliance in the relevant industry. Management could specify the area/s in which the research should take place.
  • Learner could use case studies to assist in practicing compliance with the relevant legislation.
  • Role-plays could be used to practice hiring new employees in compliance with the legislation. This should include writing the job advertisements.
  • Learner could present research as discussion topics for the group.
  • Learner could be given written tests.
  • Learner could be given a particular case study to research and present the findings in the form of a report.
  • A portfolio of evidence could be collected of the exercises and project that have been completed as well as any evidence of workplace incidents which are related to business compliance and legislation. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49086   National Certificate: Auctioneering Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2011-02-16  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  14123   National Diploma: Accommodation Services  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  14109   National Diploma: Fast Food Services  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  61596   National Diploma: Food and Beverage Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  21789   National Diploma: Funeral Services Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  48888   National Diploma: Hiring Operations Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  SERVICES 
    Core  14112   National Diploma: Professional Cookery  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-03-13  CATHSSETA 
    Core  48967   National Certificate: Business Advising Operations  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Fundamental  96401   National Certificate: Export Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  22444   National Diploma: Freight Forwarding  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-11-28  Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  59304   National Diploma: Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  20414   National Diploma: Service Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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