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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain the application of the basic conditions of employment act in an employment contract 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
113915  Explain the application of the basic conditions of employment act in an employment contract 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Insurance and Investment 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 examines the financial implications of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and its application to a work contract. The unit standard is intended to inform and empower learners to understand work contracts, rights and responsibilities under this Act. The focus is knowledge, skills, values and attitudes as they apply to team leaders and first line managers.

The qualifying learner is capable of
  • Explaining the financial elements of an employment contract
  • Explaining deductions reflected on a salary advice.
  • Explaining the manager`s role in ensuring that a company honours its financial responsibilities to employees.
  • Explaining the role of the manager in ensuring that employees honour their responsibilities to the employer. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this Unit Standard. Learners should be competent in Communication, Mathematical Literacy and Financial Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is
  • The types of employment include: temporary, permanent, contractual and part-time employment and the implications of each for selection, recruitment and dismissal and the way in which the contract is structured.
  • Deductions from salary advice include: Pension, union fees, medical aid, tax, insurance cover on group schemes.
  • UIF, PAYE/site, garnishee orders if legally sanctioned.
  • Employers` financial obligations to employees include basic salary/wage; annual salary review, leave pay, monthly payment date, allowances and benefits.
  • Non productive activities include abuse of the Internet, email, fax, phones, stationary, misuse of resources includes abuse of sick leave, telephones, company property and time.
  • Allowance and benefits are those that apply to a business unit.
  • Different kinds of pay include salary, medical aid subsidy, company contribution to the pension scheme, bonuses and other company specific contributions/payments.
  • Financial implications of different employment contracts include monthly, hourly and daily rates.
  • Annual salary increases refer to cost of living or merit increases. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the financial elements of an employment contract. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The concept of a salary is explained with reference to Gross and Net income and the tax implications of salaries and additional earnings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Regulations relating to the payment of salaries are explained and an indication is given of how the employer and employee are protected by the Basic Conditions of Employment Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The implications of temporary, permanent, contractual and part-time employment are explained with reference to selection, recruitment, the way in which the employment contract is structured and dismissal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The financial implications of different forms of employment are explained from the point of view of the employer and the employee. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The conditions of payment for overtime pay are outlined with reference to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and the consequences for the company if managers allow overtime work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The concepts of annual, maternity, special and unpaid leave as legislated in the Basic Conditions of Employment Act are explained an indication is given of the financial implications of each type of leave for the employer and employee. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The legal requirements relating to termination and severance of employment are explained with reference to the consequences for the organisation if a manager does not comply with the Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. The key aspects of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act that impact on remuneration are outlined and an indication is given of how these are reflected in an organisation`s human resource policies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain deductions reflected on a salary advice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Compulsory and voluntary deductions from an employee`s salary are explained with reference to what deductions may legally be made and when an employee`s permission is required for a deduction to be legal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The limit on salary deductions and the legal procedures required before deductions may be drawn from an employee`s salary are explained with reference to Garnishee Orders and the organisation`s legal obligations once such an order is in place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A salary advice checked and the process to be followed if the amount paid out is incorrect is explained with reference to an organisation`s policy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the manager`s role in ensuring that a company honours its financial responsibilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The value of an employee`s labour within a business unit is explained and an indication is given of the cost to company if labour is with held. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The financial obligations of a company to its employees are explained, and an indication is given of the administrative responsibilities of a manager in ensuring these obligations are met timeously. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the role of the manager in ensuring that employees honour their responsibilities. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Explain the role of the manager in ensuring that employees honour their responsibilities to the employer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The manager`s responsibility is described in relation to monitoring attendance, punctuality, productivity, reliability, use of resources and company and other loans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The term cost to company is explained using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The cost of time to the company is calculated in hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly rates for two members of a team or small business unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The cost of an employee to the company over and above the employment contract is explained and calculated, with reference to the cost of space, time, telephone, resources, all forms of remuneration, training and incidental expenses and an indication is given of the manager`s role in ensuring cost efficiency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Non-productive activities that impact negatively on business profitability are identified and a plan is devised to limit unnecessary costs in a business unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. A plan is developed to improve productivity in a business unit within the requirements of the BCEA. 


    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 DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    A learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses show that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in developing a plan to improve productivity in a business unit. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    A learner is able to work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community in identifying non-productive activities that impact negatively on business profitability. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    A learner is able to organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly and effectively in planning to improve productivity in a business unit. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    A learner is able to communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in offering the explanations required in the unit standard and calculating the cost of an employee to the company. 

    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  66312   National Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  58063   Further Education and Training Certificate: Labour Recruitment Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  93997   National Certificate: Contact Centre and Business Process Outsourcing Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  48494   National Certificate: Financial Services Management  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  66329   National Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  63409   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Elective  93996   Further Education and Training Certificate: Contact Centre Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


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