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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify and interpret related labour legislation and its impact on the workplace and ensure compliance 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117390  Identify and interpret related labour legislation and its impact on the workplace and ensure compliance 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Public Administration and Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Public Administration 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  20 
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 government staff at all levels that has to ensure compliance with labour legislation.

The qualifying learner is capable of :
  • Identifying and accessing legislation, legal documents and regulations.
  • Interpreting legislation, legal documents and rules and regulations.
  • Providing advice on compliance with legislation and regulations which regulate business in general and the department/division in particular.
  • Identifying areas of non-compliance with legislation.
  • Take appropriate corrective actions. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 4
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Legislation, Regulations, Rules and Operational manuals relating to the :
  • Skills Development Act
  • Skills Levies Act
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act
  • Employment Equity Act
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Labour Relations Act
  • Coida
  • UIF 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and access legislation, legal documents and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All relevant labour legislation is identified and listed for future use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Legislation relevant can be accessed when required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Documents include all relevant internal documents and rules and all external, statutory documents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Documents are categorised and filed for later retrieval. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Documents include all relevant internal documents and rules and all external, statutory documents.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Interpret legislation, legal documents, regulations and rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legal, statutory requirements in terms of the different labour legislation are identified for later use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The implications of compliance and non-compliance are understood and an explanation of the advantages and disadvantages of each are given with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct an audit to determine compliance with labour legislation and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Audit is conducted in line with departmental procedures and guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Verify that legal documentation used is verified for correctness, currency, appropriateness and compliance with legal and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Terminology used in all documents, contracts and transactions is verified for accuracy accurate and clarity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reporting systems are verified to be in place according to the requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Compliance issues are communicated to all stakeholders. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify areas of non-compliance with legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Possible areas where non-compliance is possible for the section/division/department are identified for possible corrective action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Identified areas are examined to determine if there is compliance or non-compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate corrective action is listed for areas where non-compliance is identified or where compliance could be closer to the letter of the law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A report on non-compliance/compliance with applicable legislation is submitted to management for consideration. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Follow up on corrective action recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Arrange follow-up process with organization/section/agency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Schedule site visit at a time that suits all parties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Monitor implementation of corrective action. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Legislation, rules and statutory requirements applicable to the workplace.
  • The implications of the relevant legislation, rules and statutory requirements.
  • Illegal documents and records, departmental policies and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems relating to issues of non-compliance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in order to endure that all legal requirements are adhered to. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities to reflect the ongoing development legal and compliance competence. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information which might hinder or advance legal compliance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with all stakeholders to ensure that all parties fully understand all legal obligations, procedures and processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to source and access all legislation and documents. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
  • In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of :
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities. 

  • 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  49107   National Certificate: Inspection and Enforcement Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  50372   Further Education and Training Certificate: Municipal Finance and Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  50060   National Certificate: Public Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 


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    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.
     
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