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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate and apply an understanding of the Labour Relations Act with respect to Collective Agreements and Bargaining Councils 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114273  Demonstrate and apply an understanding of the Labour Relations Act with respect to Collective Agreements and Bargaining Councils 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Human Resource Management and Practices 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 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 for persons who have to interpret the Labour Relations Act, specifically in terms of Bargaining Councils and Collective Agreements, give advice to clients and implement the various provisions of the Act.

The person credited with this Unit Standard is able to provide a common understanding of the content of the Labour Relations Act, 66/1995, as amended, with particular reference to the creation and functioning of the CCMA and Bargaining Council, its origins functions and powers as well as the origins of collective agreements, and the understanding of extended agreements concluded in Bargaining Council.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the creation of the CCMA, its origins, functions, powers and duties.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the creation and the functioning of Bargaining Council, its origins, functions, powers and duties.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of collective agreements, their origins, structure and legal standing.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of extending Collective Agreements to non-parties. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The learner undertaking this Unit Standard should be competent in:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4
  • Communications at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Explanations of Collective Agreements and Bargaining Councils can be given orally or in writing, regarding the Labour Relations Act and its relevant functions. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the creation of the CCMA, its origins, functions and powers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The establishment, functions and powers of the CCMA are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The structures and functioning within the CCMA is described in writing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The sections in the Labour Relations Act governing the CCMA are identified with an explanation of how the sections control the work of the CCMA. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the creation and the functioning of a Bargaining Council. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the creation and the functioning of a Bargaining Council, its origins, functions and powers. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    This includes, but is not limited to the powers and duties of designated agents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The establishment, parties' functions and powers of Bargaining Council are identified and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The structures and functioning within a Bargaining Council is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The stakeholders that are party to a Bargaining Council are identified and a description given of role and functions of each. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The functions of a Bargaining Council, as defined in the Labour Relations Act are described and explained in terms of the advantages they have for stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The origins of a Collective Agreement are described in relation to Bargaining Councils. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The duties and powers of designated agents are identified and explained in relation to the enforcement of collective agreements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of Collective Agreements, their origins, structures and legal standing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The origins of a Collective Agreement are identified and explained in respect of the respective situations of the Labour Relations Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The parties to a Collective Agreement are identified and their roles defined in relation to the Labour Relations Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The legal status of a Collective Agreement is defined in terms of the relevant section of the Labour Relations Act. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of extending Collective Agreements to non-parties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The parties to a Collective Agreement are identified and explained in terms of their roles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The process of extending an agreement in terms of the relevant sections of the Act is described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The effect of extending an Agreement is explained with examples. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The knowledge underpinning the above specific outcomes is:
  • The Labour Relations Act, sections: 23, -34.
  • Sections 112-150 in the LRA that discuss the CCMA.
  • The Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), sections: 49 and 50. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems regarding the enforcement of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act pertaining to collective agreements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information, pertaining to the Labour Relations Act and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act for bargaining councils and collective agreements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with all stakeholders, gathering and explaining the appropriate labour legislation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising the impact of the Labour Relations Act on bargaining councils and collective agreements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large, by making it the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts when interpreting the various legislation 

    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  93993   National Certificate: Labour Relations Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  61592   National Diploma: Human Resources Management and Practices  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  93994   National Diploma: Labour Relations Practice: Dispute Resolution  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  79808   National Diploma: Occupational Safety  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  61729   National Diploma: Policing  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS 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.
     
    1. Business Management Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    2. GLOBAL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS 
    3. IQ Academy (previously known as Fernwood Business College) 
    4. MSC Education Holdings Pty Ltd 
    5. T & T Appointments 



    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.