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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply ethical principles for practice of non-discrimination 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116495  Apply ethical principles for practice of non-discrimination 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Ethical Foundations of Society World of Ideas 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies Religious and Ethical Foundations of Society 
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 designed to assist learners in understanding the meaning of and engaging in ethical behaviour according to the principles for the practice of non-discrimination. It further assists in assuring high standards of ethical conduct for the sector, workplace or institution, and helps individuals to regulate their own moral conduct based on the principles of non-discrimination. It is also aimed at guiding learners to determine for themselves which actions or forms of behaviour are within the limits of their authority, confidence and trust.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain non-discrimination.
  • Identify and explain ethical principles underpinning the practice of non-discrimination.
  • Describe best practices for non-discrimination.
  • Analyse the consequences of discrimination and non-discrimination. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Communications at NQF Level 4 or equivalent competence.
  • It is recommended that learners should complete the Unit Standard, Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical foundations of society before attempting this Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is:

    1. Non-discrimination relating to: race, gender, religion, ethnic or social origin, colour, age, culture and language.
    2. In situations, such as marital status, pregnancy, family responsibility, disability, HIV status, conscience, political opinion, birth. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of non-discrimination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Non-discrimination is defined in relation to different kinds of discrimination and the practical and moral needs for non-discrimination. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Practical needs include: discrimination of the basis of race and gender, historical discrimination, age, disability, appearance, ethnicity, economic discrimination, class discrimination).
  • Moral needs include: inclusivity, rights, fairness, justice, respect for persons, common good.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Discrimination is described and explained in relation to different historical, psychological, political, emotional, social, and familial contexts. The ideas that have informed non-discrimination and discrimination are identified and explained in relation to the past and current South African society. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ideas of discrimination and non-discrimination are clarified in terms of key ethical concepts and approaches accepted in current literature on non-discrimination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Various approaches to the theory and practice of non-discrimination are identified and explained in terms of their underpinning ethical foundations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ethical foundations include: virtue ethics, respect for person ethics, common good, self examination (Plato), consequentialist ethics - practical consequences of not being tolerant (utilitarianism); human dignity.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Approaches to the theory and practice of non-discrimination are explained in terms of their components, internal logic, and strengths and weaknesses. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and describe factors that promote non-discrimination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Factors and/or mechanisms in society that cause us to discriminate are identified and suggestions for ways of overcoming discrimination are realistic key ethical concepts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Factors include: ignorance; value attached to certain things like status; selfish ambition; upbringing; culture; stereo-types; prejudices; religion; ideologies; class; hidden agendas (hegemony); power; history; individual and social preferences.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Mechanisms through which discrimination is hidden, or taken out of public consciousness, are identified. Proposed solutions are realistic and contribute to raising awareness of discriminatory practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Examples of 'institutionalised' discrimination are identified and described in terms of causes, consequences and individual and social responsibility to vulnerable groups. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • 'Institutionalised' discrimination includes: pollution by large corporates; environmental racism (corporate use of 'cheap' land - next to poor/'black' areas - for factories or dumps); social determinants of health: access to basic commodities (water/sanitation and food security, including pricing policies, regulation and recourse); problems created 'upstream' for 'downstream' people.
  • Vulnerable groups include: women and children; communities currently deprived of infrastructure
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Social practices and organisational forms that foster non-discrimination are identified and described in terms of underpinning ethical principles and impact in the particular context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Practices and forms include: RPL, developmental based assessment, equality of opportunity, consultative and participatory approaches, transparent implementation of policies and procedures, demographic representation, education - skills development, access to learning; opportunities/freedom to question and challenge (voice).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Legal instruments and regulatory guidelines for non-discrimination are analysed in relation to their underlying ethical concepts, and their impact in relation to their intended purpose. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Instruments and guidelines include: 'Promotion of equality and prevention of unfair discrimination Act 4/2000'; the Constitution; the UDHR; New International Criminal Court.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and explain ethical principles underpinning the practice of non-discrimination in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ethical principles are identified and explained in terms of their key elements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The principles are described in their relation to the Constitution of South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ethical principles underpinning the understanding of non-discrimination are explained in relation to instances of discrimination/non-discrimination in the workplace/sector/institution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The practices of non-discrimination from various sources within South Africa are analysed in terms of their impact on human lives as lived. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of discrimination are analysed in relation to South Africa's history and the impact on particular professions, sectors and institutions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of this Unit Standard should be contextual, practical and be conducted in the workplace as far as possible.
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the appropriate ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • The mechanisms and requirements for moderation should be applied as per the SAQA criteria.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the appropriate ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems by identifying underlying causes of actions that reflect discrimination or non-discrimination. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organize and evaluate information by analysing the consequences of discrimination. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when planning to foster practice of non-discrimination. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Show awareness of the importance of effective learning strategies and responsible citizenship. 

    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 
    The title of this unit standard has been changed from 'Apply ethical principles to promote the practice of non-discrimination' to 'Apply ethical principles for practice of non-discrimination'. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Fundamental  80946   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  59429   National Certificate: Inclusive Education  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Fundamental  58802   National Diploma: Disability Employment Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  SABPP 
    Elective  23095   Higher Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  67373   National Diploma: Orientation and Mobility Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  ETDP SETA 


    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. A4 Consultancy CC 
    2. ABA Sebenzi 
    3. All Access Holdings 
    4. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    5. Elvis Koena Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    6. EMERITUS TRAINING ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    7. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    8. Kgolo Institute 
    9. Lagnita Skills Solutions 
    10. Mabuya Amahle Trading 
    11. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    12. Maqhawe College 
    13. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    14. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    15. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    16. Motheo Training Institute Trust 
    17. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    18. Vhutshilo Health And Training Organisation 



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