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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct a disciplinary hearing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10985  Conduct a disciplinary hearing 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Human Resource Management and Practices   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Human Resources 
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  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 line managers and human resources practitioners who may be called upon to chair disciplinary hearings. Persons accredited with this unit standard are able to t effectively handle hearings and reach reasoned decisions on the basis of evidence presented. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that people starting to learn towards this standard are able to:
  • Explain and apply labour relations to the disciplinary process
  • Handle meetings
  • Apply writing, listening and talking skills at least at NQF level 5 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Conduct and manage the hearing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Employee is properly and clearly informed of the allegation and of his/her rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Relevant questions are asked to ensure that proper procedure was followed prior to the hearing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The hearing is conducted in a firm and procedurally fair manner. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes allowance for statement of case on both sides, witnesses, cross-examination, proper control and due consideration to cultural and linguistic factors.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Relevant questions for clarification (not in prosecution) are asked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Behaviour is free of bias towards any party. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Implement procedure to handle non-dismissible offences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All evidence is efficiently summarised, considered and weighed in terms of probability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Decision is based on analysis of the evidence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Decision is clearly communicated to the parties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Clear reasoning is provided for the decision. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Hear pleadings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Parties are granted sufficient opportunity to plead mitigation or aggravation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. If necessary, information regarding mitigating and aggravating circumstances is elicited. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Take a decision as to sanction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All relevant factors are considered and carefully weighed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Clear reasoning is demonstrated for reaching final decision. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Inform employee of and record decisions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All relevant factors are considered and carefully weighed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Employee is verbally informed, in clear terms, of decision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Decision is properly substantiated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Employee is informed of his/her rights in this regard. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Ensure that proceedings and decisions are recorded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Procedure is properly recorded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Main issues and arguments are succinctly recorded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Reasons for final decisions as to guilt and sanction are recorded. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or will assess this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.

    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.

    4. Therefore, anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Knowledge considered to be critical evidence of competence is included in the assessment criteria explicitly, or can be inferred by performance. This includes knowledge on:
  • Relevant sections of labour legislation
  • Relevant Codes of Good Practice
  • Principles of Procedural and Substantive Fairness
  • Rules of case presentation, evidence, examination and cross-examination.
  • Relevant case law. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems by using critical and creative thinking by, e.g.:
  • Taking a decision as to sanction according to the assessment criteria set for specific outcome "Take a decision as to sanction." 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by, e.g.:
  • Deciding on proof for transgression according to the assessment criteria set for specific outcome "Implement procedure to handle non-dismissible offences."
  • Taking a decision as to sanction according to the assessment criteria set for specific outcome "Take a decision as to sanction." 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by, e.g.:
  • Conducting and managing the hearing according to the assessment criteria set for specific outcome "Conduct and manage the hearing."
  • Hearing pleadings according to the assessment criteria set for specific outcome "Hear pleadings." 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  61592   National Diploma: Human Resources Management and Practices  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  93994   National Diploma: Labour Relations Practice: Dispute Resolution  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  64330   National Certificate: Mission Corporate Services Management  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2015-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  48915   Further Education and Training Certificate: Manufacturing and Assembly Operations Supervision  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  24194   National Certificate: Construction Material Manufacturing  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  21728   National Certificate: Labour Recruitment Consultancy  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-12  SERVICES 
    Elective  61589   National Certificate: Banking  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49257   National Certificate: Conflict Management and Transformation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2015-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  57957   National Certificate: Export Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2015-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  49118   National Certificate: Resolving of Crime  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-12-02  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  59989   National Certificate: Resolving of Crime  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2015-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  22444   National Diploma: Freight Forwarding  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-11-28  Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  59304   National Diploma: Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  49794   National Diploma: Productivity  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  SABPP 
    Elective  21847   National Diploma: Manufacturing Management: Food and Beverage  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2015-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  49317   National Certificate: Scriptwriting  Level 7  Level N/A: Pre-2009 was L7  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  49062   National Diploma: Interpreting  Level 7  Level N/A: Pre-2009 was L7  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CHE 
    Elective  48801   National Diploma: Specialised Translation  Level 7  Level N/A: Pre-2009 was L7  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CHE 


    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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Absa Learning & Development 
    2. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    3. BIERMAN AND ASSOCIATES CC 
    4. BROOKLYN CITY COLLEGE (PTY) LTD RUSTENBURG CAMPUS 
    5. BROOKLYN CITY COLLEGE (PTY) LTD - PRETORIA 
    6. BROOKLYN CITY COLLEGE (PTY) LTD JOHANNESBURG CAMPUS 
    7. BROOKLYN CITY COLLEGE - NELSPRUIT 
    8. BROOKLYN CITY COLLEGE - PROES & ANDRIES 
    9. BROOKLYN CITY COLLEGE - VEREENIGING 
    10. BROOKLYN SCHOOL OF POLICING 
    11. BRUNIQUEL & ASSOCIATES (PTY) LTD 
    12. Chartall BusineSS College 
    13. College of Production Technology 
    14. Cornerstone Performance Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    15. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    16. EKHURHULENI SHOOTING AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    17. EMPLOYMENT INFORMED PTY (LTD) 
    18. ER-AFRICA EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS 
    19. Extribyte (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Felix Risk Consultants 
    21. FirstRand Bank Group Finance Risk and Audit 
    22. Full Value Financial Services (Pty) Ltd 
    23. FUMANA PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT CC 
    24. GILANDODA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
    25. GIMEL WORKSHOP MANAGEMENT 
    26. GLOBAL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (TECOMA) 
    27. GO OUTSOURCING AND LABOUR RECRUITMENT 
    28. Helena Burger and Associates 
    29. HLALI CONSULTING 
    30. HR INTELLECT CC 
    31. IKHWEZI MANAGEMENT AND TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    32. INCORPORATED LABOUR SOLUTIONS 
    33. INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION CC 
    34. KEITH BARENDS AND ASSOCIATES 
    35. KMS COLLEGE 
    36. KNOWLEDGE QUEST PTY LTD 
    37. LABOURNET CENTRAL (PTY)LTD 
    38. LPC MOELA CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    39. Malitha Communications 
    40. MASERUMULE CONSULTING 
    41. MOGALE SOLUTION PROVIDERS (PTY) LTD 
    42. NEBUSYS 
    43. NJALA INVESTMENTS 
    44. OnTrack Learning Solutions CC 
    45. ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 
    46. OWEN ADENDORFF & ASSOCIATES PTY LTD 
    47. People Management and Development Services (PMADS) 
    48. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    49. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    50. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 
    51. Plumb Line Risk Alignment 
    52. PRIOR LEARNING CENTRE 
    53. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    54. SA Labour Guide cc 
    55. SDL 
    56. South African Film Institute 
    57. STRATEGIC INVESTIGATIONS AND SEMINARS 
    58. STRAWBERRY TRAINING 
    59. TARIQ JAMODIEN & ASSOCIATES 
    60. The Diplomatic Academy 
    61. thee Academy of Financial Markets 
    62. TONY HEALY & ASSOCIATES 



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