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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Process redundancy documents 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110033  Process redundancy documents 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Administration 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Office Administration 
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 
This Unit Standard is intended for persons involved with Payroll Administration. Persons credited with this Unit Standard are able to process and calculate redundancies.

Learners will be able to:
  • Understand and process source redundancy documents
  • Calculate redundancy pay
  • Communicate, and disperse redundancy documents 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Persons attempting this unit standard should be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4
  • Unit Standards entitled:
  • "Determine individual and aggregate payments
  • " Demonstrate an understanding of statutory legislation and requirements". 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Statutory deductions: Tax, Unemployment Insurance, court orders and emoluments, child support orders.

    Non-statutory deductions: Pension / provident contributions (basic supplementary and additional voluntary contributions), medical aid, incomplete work period, recovery of overpayments, advances and contributions to payments in kind, voluntary deductions (union subscriptions, savings), repayment of loans.

    Documents: Tax tables, UIF regulations, pension / provident and medical aid fund regulations, authorisations for voluntary deductions, statutory orders, authorised signatory list, directives.

    Processing systems: Manual, computerised. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand and process source redundancy document. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All documentation relating to the redundancy is checked for compliance with statutory and organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Where documentation does not comply with statutory and organisational requirements the matter is referred to the appropriate person for resolution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. An understanding of the process and documents relating to redundancy is demonstrated with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Calculate redundancy pay. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Length of service, age and value of a week`s pay are determined in accordance with statutory rules, or agreement reached. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The amount of any local, non-statutory scheme to enhance the statutory payment is applied correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Where the redundancy is linked to pensionable retirement, appropriate steps are taken to inform the relevant pensions administrator and any abatement is correctly calculated and applied to the final payment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Obtain redundancy directive from the South African Revenue Services (SARS). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Details of any sum due as a redundancy payment are correctly entered into the appropriate payments system in accordance with organisational requirements and for the pay date coinciding with the effective date of the redundancy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Communicate, and disperse redundancy documents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All communications relating to redundancy are conducted at an appropriate level of confidentiality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All documentation is filed in accordance with the requirements of the organisation and in a logical and orderly manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Full compliance with all statutory requirements relating to the storage of personal data. 


    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 and formative assessment by a registered assessor.
  • Assessors must be registered as an Assessor with the relevant ETQA
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Agreement with the relevant ETQA.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The Statutory Framework

    A working knowledge of: statute law affecting payrolls:
  • Labour Relations Act
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act

    The Organisation

    A detailed understanding of:
  • information flows within the organisation
  • organisational, external agency and employee requirements for information
  • procedures for the security and confidentiality of information
  • sources of information for the resolution of discrepancies.

    Supplementary information
    Legal
  • Labour Relations Act
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act
  • Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (OID)
  • Regional Services Council Act (RSC)
  • Income Tax Act and amendments
  • Unemployment insurance Act
  • Skills Development Levy Act 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • The learner is able to identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to calculate redundancy pay and incorporate all employee contract and statutory factors that will affect this. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
  • The learner is able to work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community in order to gather all the necessary information required to complete redundancy documents. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • The learner is able to organize and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively in order to ensure that all information is gathered and timeously processed. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
  • The learner is able to collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relating to the contractual and statutory factors that affect redundancy documents. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • The learner is able to communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and / or written persuasion to gather information and present redundancy documents. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
  • The learner is able to use science and technology effectively and critically in order to process redundancy documents, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation and that both organisational and statutory requirements will have an affect on redundancy documents. 

  • 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  35926   National Diploma: Payroll Administration Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-31  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  67229   National Diploma: Payroll Administration Services  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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.