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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Determine and manage the human resource needs of a new venture 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114587  Determine and manage the human resource needs of a new venture 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Generic Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 people who have to use a variety of technical, business, managerial and personal skills and strategies to determine, and manage the human resources for a new venture.

The qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Identify human resource requirements for the new venture
  • Implement and apply human resource needs.
  • Design and develop basic employment policies and procedures.
  • Identify and manage staff/employee development needs and opportunities. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit Standard should be competent in Computer Literacy, Mathematical Literacy and Communications at NQF level 3 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Potential sources may include but are not limited to: owner, or operator, or proprietor; co-owners; family members; funders and backers; paid and unpaid staff; full time, part time, casual, contract workers and out workers.
  • Mix of staff may include but is not limited to: owner, or operator, or proprietor; co-owners; family members; funders and backers; paid and unpaid staff; full time, part time, casual, contract workers and out workers.
  • Employment conditions include recruiting and employing policies, wages, holidays, leave, equal pay, hours of work and shift provisions, health and safety provisions, equity, equal employment opportunities, grievance and disciplinary procedures. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify human resource requirements for the new venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key competence, skills and capabilities needed for own business are identified to ensure that the venture is viable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The capacity and role of available human resources is evaluated in terms of own venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A human resource needs analyses is conducted for successful operation of own venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The cost implications of human resource needs are evaluated and budget implications considered. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Design and implement human resources needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work is planned and roles allocated to people in the new venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Job descriptions are compiled in terms of specifying competencies, skills, and capabilities required by the venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A plan that establishes a programme for recruiting and employing staff/employees is produced to meet the human resource requirements of own venture. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Design and develop basic employment policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legislation governing employment of staff is identified in relation to the venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Employment conditions are compiled and interpreted for the venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Policies and procedures are developed so as to achieve equitable and responsible outcomes for staff and development of human resources in relation to the business operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equity related plans and policies are communicated to staff and relevant stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Disciplinary procedures are established in consultation with staff. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and manage staff/employee developmental opportunities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Training and developmental needs of staff are identified to contribute to effective performance in the venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Performance and self-evaluation is conducted to inform training needs and capacity building. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Opportunities for staff development are investigated and evaluated and drafted into a staff skills development plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Resources and incentives for training and development of employees are identified for new venture. 


    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 by 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 
  • Matching of applicants and positions.
  • Recruiting, screening and interviewing techniques.
  • Relationship between skilled Human resources and profitability.
  • Principles of planning, organising and motivating staff.
  • Effective utilisation of human resources to improve profitability of business.
  • Current labour legislation.
  • Constitution and Human Rights.
  • Skills development legislation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems that may arise in relation to human resources activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others on the basis of the expertise in accordance with the human resources needs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities to work effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively so as to enhance the performance of staff. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems in order to improve productivity and employment conditions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each individual and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of exploring education and career opportunities for growth in the new venture. 

    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  23953   Further Education and Training Certificate: New Venture Creation (SMME)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  20884   National Certificate: New Venture Creation (SMME)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-04-10   
    Elective  65490   National Certificate: Arboriculture: Tree Preservation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  65029   Further Education and Training Certificate: Music  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  58394   National Certificate: Film and Television Production  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  65050   National Certificate: Music  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  73209   National Diploma: Club Professional Golfing  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  50017   National Diploma: Club Professional Golfing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2008-11-30  Was CATHSSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Comfortable Tech 
    3. eMedia Investment 
    4. ENB Training Service(PTY)Ltd 
    5. FILM Mentorship & Training 
    6. Footprint Media academy Pty ltd 
    7. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    8. Media Village Communication 
    9. Skills for All (POTCHEFSTROOM) (TP) 
    10. South African Film Institute 
    11. The Media Workshop cc 



    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.