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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify and explain governance issues within a client organisation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119177  Identify and explain governance issues within a client organisation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Generic Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  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 
A person credited with this unit standard is able to demonstrate an understanding of the governance issues that affect clients in the private and public sectors. Learners are able to identify the structure applicable to governance within a specific organisations and the related role played by the governance

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying and explaining legislation applicable to Governance in the Business environment, both Public and Private sectors
  • Identifying and explaining the governance structure applicable within a specific organisation
  • Relating the role played by the governance structures within an organisation
  • Comparing and explaining governance structures between Public and Private Sector organisations 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communications at NQF level 4
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 4 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Relevant legislation/Acts could include but are not limited to: King 2, Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), Labour Relations Act, Basic Conditions of Employment Act, Employment Equity Act, Electronic Communications & Transactions (ECT) Act, Occupational Health & Safety Act, Skills Development Act, Skills Development Levies Act. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and explain legislation applicable to Governance in the Business environment, both Public and Private sectors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Acts that influence corporate governance are identified and listed written form in line with legislation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Major features of the various acts are outlined in writing 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Legislation is identified that pertains only to the public sector and listed in report form 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Legislation is identified that pertains to both private and public sectors and listed in tabular form 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and explain the governance structure applicable within a specific organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The governance structure is identified in writing according to organisational requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The legislative components applicable to the organisation are identified and elaborated in writing 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Relate the role played by the governance structures within an organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The roles and responsibilities associated with the respective governance structure is documented in written form, for a specific organisation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of compliance to governance structures within the organisation is explained with examples 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The potential penalties for non-conformance to governance structures is explained for a specific organisation in a presentation 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Compare and explain governance structures between Public and Private Sector organisations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A comparative study is conducted and documented according to requirements between private and public sector organisations with a view to identifying general similarities and differences in their governance structures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A study is conducted and documented in written form identifying the different structures within the public sector 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A study is conducted and documented in accordance with requirements, into the barriers and facilitators of good governance in both private and public sector organisations 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The findings are presented according to instructions and requirements 


    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 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 an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA according to the policies and guidelines foe assessment and moderation of that ETQA, at its discretion, in terms of agreements reached about assessment and moderation between various ETQA (including professional bodies.) 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • South Africa's Labour Legislation in its current form
  • The full spectrum of South African Governance Legislation in their current form:
    > Public Finance management Act
    > King 2 Guidelines
    > Labour Relations Act
    > Basic Conditions of Employment Act
    > Electronic Communications & Transactions Act
    > Occupational Health & Safety Act
    > Skills Development Act
    > Skills Development Levies Act
    > Employment Equity Act
  • The concepts of businesses as going concerns and the profit motive
  • The fundamentals of Governance in the Business environment
  • The client within a consulting environment
  • The business and sales environment
  • The process of legislation development in South Africa
  • How legislation is applied 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, and organisation community to ensure that there is a common understanding of the Governance issues relating to the client organisation 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively within the context of the daily routine of the business environment which will have an impact on governance issues 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in the context of Legislation; Governance and the Business environment 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when conveying research findings and presenting them to peer groups 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively when compiling and presenting information regarding legislation and governance structures pertaining to the organization. 

    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  49419   National Diploma: Business Consulting Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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