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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain positive employer / employee practices 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116446  Maintain positive employer / employee practices 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 standard is in the core category of the NQF Level 3 National Certificate in CTFL Mechanician Processes. Learners who are assessed competent with this unit standard are able to identify and meet polices and procedures, participate and interact with forums, identify structures and their roles and identify rights and obligations of employers and employees in the CTFL industry. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners will have attained an ABET Level 4 qualification or equivalent qualification at NQFLevel 2. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Legislation refers to that which is specific to the employers and employees including basic conditions, Labour Relations Act, Employment Equity Act and Skills Development Act.
  • Policy and procedures will relate to the specific organisation.
  • Employee and employer organisations will relate to the specific sector.
  • Benefits include pension, medical aid and provident funds agreed in the CTFL industry.
  • Agreements refers to all those which forms part of the bargaining council.
  • This standard applies to processes involving the manufacturing of clothing, textiles, footwear and leather products. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identifying and meeting policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Grievance procedures are correctly interpreted and met in accordance with the company standard grievance procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Dispute procedures are correctly interpreted and met in accordance with the company standard dispute procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Discipline procedures are correctly interpreted and met in accordance with the company standard discipline procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Dismissal procedures are correctly interpreted and met in accordance with the company standard dismissal procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Conditions of employment are correctly interpreted and met in accordance with the company standard employment procedures and legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Recognition agreements are correctly interpreted and met in accordance with the company standard recognition agreements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Contractual agreements are correctly interpreted and met in accordance with the company standard contractual agreements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Participating and interacting with forums. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Importance of forums is recognised and can be articulated in terms of maintaining good relations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate discussion forums are identified, and their purpose described in accordance with their terms of reference. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Committee processes are identified and applied to specific needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Individual roles with forums are identified, correctly defined and applied. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identifying structures and their roles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Structures with CCMA, bargaining councils and labour councils are identified and purposes correctly described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Structures with trade unions and employer structures are identified and purposes correctly described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Structures with sector training authorities are identified and purposes correctly described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Structures with benefit funds are identified and purposes correctly described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Rights of individual in respect of voting, participating, are identified and described in accordance with the specified procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identifying rights and obligations of employers and employees. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Rights and obligations of employees are identified against legislation and company agreements and policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Rights and obligations are exercised within legislation and company agreements and policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Rights and obligations are identified against legislation and company agreements and policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Specific areas of legislation are interpreted and purposes correctly described. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The Education and Training Quality Assurance Bodies in the FET band or the Clothing, Textile, Footwear and Leather Sector Education and Training Authority will accredit providers against this standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The demonstrated understanding of:
  • The reasons for employer and employee relationships in the CTFL industry.
  • The appropriate sections of policies and procedures as they relate to grievance, dispute, discipline and dismissal.
  • The importance of forums and the appropriate participation in those.
  • Understand what the specific structures are and those sub sector structures (clothing, textiles, footwear or leather) that have an impact on people. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise, analyse and evaluate information ensuring that appropriate sections in policies and procedures can be interpreted. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively where the participation and interaction with appropriate forums is required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as being made up a set of related systems so that the relationships between various structures in the CTFL industry can be identified and the individual roles within those structures and the overall roles and the impact on the CTFL industry can be recognised. 

    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  48973   National Certificate: Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather (CTFL) Mechanician Processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  65651   National Certificate: Sewing Machine Mechanics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. Cape Peninsula University of Technology 
    2. Future Discovery Training Academy CC 
    3. Imbokodo General Trading cc 
    4. Mnambithi TVET College 
    5. Pesac Professional Training (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Safe Heavens Properties (Pty) Ltd 
    7. STUDIO 05 HOUSE OF FASHION 
    8. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRUST (PTY) LTD 
    9. Trade Call Investments Apparel (Pty) LTD 
    10. Trade Call Investments Apparel (Pty) Ltd (Mobeni) 
    11. Vijay Bhagwan Consultancy and Solutions cc 



    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.