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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Provide advice to clients on the legal principles of labour law 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13021  Provide advice to clients on the legal principles of labour law 
ORIGINATOR
SGB HET Accountancy and Financial Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
FASSET - Financial and Accounting Services SETA 
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
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 generally found within the chartered accounting field. On successful completion of the unit standard, a person will be able to provide advice on the legal principles of labour law to clients. Advice will include the differentiation between employees, independant contractors and agents, as well as the nature and formation of common law service contracts, and the relationship between principal and agent. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Unit standard, Demonstrate a basic knowledge of South African legislation as it relates to the accounting function, NQF level 5. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Labour Relations Act 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrate knowledge of the Labour Relations Act. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Labour Relations Act 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The principles and purpose of the Labour Relations Act are described in accordance with relevant parts of the Act. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Organisational rights are identified and explained in line with the Act. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Various types of collective agreements are defined in a meaningful way. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The structure and functions of councils and forums that are a direct result of the Act are described in detail. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Bargaining councils, Statutory councils, Workplace forums, Trade unions and employer's organisations
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. A broad overview of strikes and lock-outs, disputes and dispute resolutions is provided in accordance with the provisions of the Act. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. The functions of the various dispute resolution bodies are explained in basic terms. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
CCMA, Labour court, Labour Appeal court
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. The reasons and procedures for unfair dismissal are defined in relation to legislative and organisational requirements. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Collate common law service contracts. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The difference between employees, independent contractors and agents is explained to the client in a meaningful manner. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The nature and formation of common law service contracts is described in line with legislative and organisational regulations. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The relationship between principal and agent is defined in relation to organisational and legislative regulations. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Common law service contracts are collated in an appropriate format that complies with organisational and legislative requirements. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Employee, Independent contractor, Agent
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Provide advice to clients on basic labour law. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Advice on the provisions of the Labour Relations Act is provided to clients in a manner that facilitates ease of understanding. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. A broad overview of other statutory measures relevant to labour law is provided to clients in a meaningful way. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. All aspects of the legislation are taken into account when assessing client situations and providing appropriate advice. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Accreditation for this unit standard shall be obtained from the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body, through summative assessment by a registered assessor.

Moderation activity comments by SGB's, organisations and individuals may be forwarded to NSB03. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
A demonstrated understanding of:
  • Organisational rights
  • Collective agreements
  • Bargaining councils, Statutory councils, Workplace forums, Trade unions and employers'
  • Organizations
  • Strikes and lock-outs
  • Disputes and dispute resolution
  • Unfair dismissals
  • Other statutory measures

    Legal Requirements:
  • Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995

    Terminology:
  • CCMA - Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts. 

    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  63369   National Diploma: Trade Union 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.
     
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    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.