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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Demonstrate knowledge of and apply the Public Sector Code of Conduct in own work roles and context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
113956  Demonstrate knowledge of and apply the Public Sector Code of Conduct in own work roles and context 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Public Administration and Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Public Administration 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-12-03  2006-11-16  SAQA 0151/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-11-16   2010-11-16  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
242858  Demonstrate knowledge of and apply the Public Sector Code of Conduct in own work roles and context  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for people who work in administration at the practitioner level in the public sector. Persons credited with this Unit Standard meet all of the requirements associated with maintaining the standards of conduct laid down in the public sector Codes of Conduct at national, provincial or municipal level.

Learners will be able to:
  • Explain the contents of the South African Public Sector Code of Conduct.
  • Explain the implications of the Public Sector Code of Conduct for a Public Sector organisation.
  • Describe the implications of the Public sector Code of Conduct for a Public sector employee. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Persons attempting this unit standard should be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the contents of the South African Public Sector Code of Conduct. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The purpose of the South African Public Service Code of Conduct is explained in terms of its implications for the employee and the credibility of government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The main principles of conduct established by the code are identified and explained to ensure that they are integrated into the learner`s conduct. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Other codes of conduct and/or ethics that operate in the Public sector organisation in which the learner works are identified, and the relationship between that code and the Public Sector Code of Conduct is explained to confirm similarities and where there are differences why they are relevant. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Codes of conduct and/or ethics are those specific to a work stream, for example procurement, or endorsed by the Chief Executive of a Public Sector organisation.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the implications of the Public Sector Code of Conduct for a Public Sector organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The implications of the Public Service Code of Conduct are identified and explained in terms of their implications for a Public sector organisation and all of its employees. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A recent example or case, which illustrates the importance of the Code of Conduct for a Public Sector organisation, is identified and explained to demonstrate the consequences for the government and employer organisation of breaches and/or compliance. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the implications of the Public sector Code of Conduct for a Public Sector employee. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The implications of the main principles contained in the Public Sector Code of Conduct relevant to an employee are identified and explained to demonstrate the costs of non-compliance and the benefits of compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A recent example or case which illustrates the importance of the Code of Conduct for a Public Sector employee, is identified and explained to expose the costs to the individual of non- compliance and the benefits to the individual of compliance. 


    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 the provision of public sector
    services:
  • Public Finance and Management Act or the Municipal Finance Management Act
  • Preferential Procurement Act
  • Black Economic Empowerment Act
  • Labour Relations Act
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act
  • Acts specific to the public sector organizational context of the learner


    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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners are able to identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to achieve the quantitative and qualitative administrative outputs in a manner compliant with the Code of Conduct. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Learners are able to work ethically and effectively with others as a member of a work team, group, organization or community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Learners are able to organize and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively in order to ensure that all tasks are completed in a manner compliant with the requirements of the Code of Conduct. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are able to collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relevant to upholding and supporting the standards of conduct laid down in the Code of Conduct. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are able to communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and / or written persuasion to support the provisions of the Code of Conduct. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use science and technology effectively and critically to uphold the standards laid down in the Code of Conduct. 

    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 are reflected in the consequences of the Code of Conduct for all South Africans. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 242858, which is "Demonstrate knowledge of and apply the Public Sector Code of Conduct in own work roles and context", level 3, 4 credits.

    Supplementary information
  • Codes of Conduct applicable in employee`s organisation. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48513   National Certificate: Public Administration  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-11-16  Was PSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49627   Further Education and Training Certificate: e Records Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Core  57824   Further Education and Training Certificate: Public Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Core  48960   Further Education and Training Certificate: Social Security Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW 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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