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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain human resource policies and procedures 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116257  Explain human resource policies and procedures 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Primary Agriculture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Primary Agriculture 
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 
A learner achieving this unit standard will be able to contribute to the effective functioning of an organisation by understanding Human Resource Principles and Practices applied at the workplace environment. His/her knowledge and understanding should be of such a nature that he/she should be able to provide inputs to these processes if called for.

In addition they will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into areas of harmonising relations amongst various stakeholders. The profession will benefit from the inputs received from the learner found competent in this unit standard.

Learners will understand the importance of the application of business principles in agricultural production with specific reference to human resources.

They will be able to operate farming practices as businesses and will gain the knowledge and skills to move from a subsistence orientation to an economic orientation in agriculture. Farmers will gain the knowledge and skills to access mainstream agriculture through a business-orientated approach to agriculture. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that a learner attempting this unit standard will demonstrate competence against the unit standards or equivalent:
  • NQF 2: Explain the principles of human resources management and practices in agriculture. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Whilst range statements have been defined generically to include as wide a set of alternatives as possible, all range statements should be interpreted within the specific context of application.

    Range statements are neither comprehensive nor necessarily appropriate to all contexts. Alternatives must however be comparable in scope and complexity. These are only as a general guide to scope and complexity of what is required. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of Human Resource rules, policies and procedures. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Policies and procedures include but are not limited to disciplinary, grievance, recruitment and selection, harassment, employment equity, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An ability to identify and communicate relevant human resource policies and procedures is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An ability to identify, describe and communicate relevant conditions of employment in an organisation is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to correctly utilise grievance procedures is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the various stakeholders and their roles within an organisation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Stakeholders include but are not limited to management and organised labour on-farm. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to correctly identify different stakeholders within the agri-business is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ability to correctly identify different external stakeholders is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The roles of identified stakeholders are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate involvement with the preparation and interpretation of contracts and agreements applicable at the work place. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Skills development levy, BCEA, Training Agreement, Recognition Agreement, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to provide inputs in the preparation of employment contracts is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Non-compliance in terms of agreements such as the BCEA agreement reached with stakeholders is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to identify and communicate relevant agreements both verbally and in writing is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of employment relations in an organisation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Race, ethnic groups, language and cultural differences, employment equity policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Differences in culture and language are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An understanding of the organisational policies and procedures related to employment is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Health and Safety rules and practices is explained. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment of qualifying learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which the qualifying learners are working. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self-assessment and peer assessment, formative and summative assessment, portfolios and observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes; critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge are assessed.

    The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.

    Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral or written evidence and cannot be assessed only by being observed.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a qualifying learner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a qualifying learner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, then they should not be assessed as competent.

    Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    Performance of specific outcomes must actively affirm target groups of qualifying learners, not unfairly discriminate against them. Qualifying learners should be able to justify their performance in terms of these values.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor 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.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The person is able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of:
  • Employment related procedures.
  • Centralised and decentralised agreements.
  • Basic principles of organised labour.
  • Implication of not following labour legislations and agreed procedures.
  • Plans e.g. Employment equity plan, work skill plans, training plan.
  • Labour legislations e.g. BCEA, LRA, EEA, SDA, OHSACT.
  • Policies e.g. Employment equity, grievance and disciplinary, harassment, HIV/Aids.
  • Relationship with relevant stakeholders, internally and externally e.g. trade unions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem Solving: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Human Resource rules, policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate involvement with the preparation and interpretation of contracts and agreements applicable at the work place. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-management: relates to specific outcome:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of employment relations in an organisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Interpreting Information: relates to specific outcome:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of employment relations in an organisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use Science and Technology: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The world as a set of related systems: relates to specific outcome:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of employment relations in an organisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Self-development: relates to specific outcome:
  • Demonstrate involvement with the preparation and interpretation of contracts and agreements applicable at the work place. 

  • 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  49048   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  49752   National Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Core  49052   National Certificate: Plant Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    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. A4 Consultancy CC 
    2. ABA Sebenzi 
    3. Alpha Business Consultants 
    4. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    5. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    6. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    7. Bantubanye Skills 
    8. Bazalwane Business Partners 
    9. Bephaswana Skills Development (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Bikologix Projects 
    11. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    12. Boni Africa Events & Development 
    13. Buena Vista Learning Academy 
    14. Bumunhu Services Providers Cc 
    15. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    16. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    17. Colgene Group 
    18. Connex Marketing cc 
    19. Cradle Stars Trading Enterprise 
    20. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    21. Dean Institute Of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    22. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    23. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College - Germiston Campus 
    24. ELASON PRO-ACTIVE SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    25. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    26. Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute 
    27. Environmental Leadership Academy 
    28. Essential Skills 
    29. Fabulous City Trading 
    30. Globalwise Training & Consulting (PTY) Ltd. 
    31. Goitsikitso Enterprise Trading 
    32. Growth Management Consulting 
    33. Heavenly Button Trading CC 
    34. Heedmorine Training 
    35. Icando 
    36. Impact Plus Training Consultants 
    37. Institute for Local Government and Housing 
    38. Institute of Health and Social Care Studies 
    39. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    40. ITO Focus Reagile 
    41. Iziko Capacity Building CC. 
    42. Jobafrik Consulting 
    43. Jomash Construction 
    44. Josmap Training Institute 
    45. Kalideen Management 
    46. Kay Beez Development Projects 
    47. KayDee Project Management Cc 
    48. Kegatilwe Construction & Projects 
    49. Kgolo Institute 
    50. Kgotla Trading Enterprise 
    51. Khosithi Training 
    52. Khula Nonke Training & Development 
    53. KMK Training Services (PTY) Ltd 
    54. Kokilesedi Trading 
    55. Lapa La Afrika Farming and Projects 
    56. Leap Skills Developmemt Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    57. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    58. Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services 
    59. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    60. Letlotlo La Gae (Pty) Ltd 
    61. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    62. LO Tantsi Fire Consultants CC. 
    63. Lorpen Investments 
    64. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    65. Magase and Shakong Projects 
    66. Mamuhle Academy 
    67. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    68. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    69. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    70. MashMP Holdings 
    71. Mashphe Logistics Services 
    72. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    73. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    74. Miczo's Enterprise 
    75. Mimoisa Business Solutions CC 
    76. Mimosa Business Consultants 
    77. Mission Point Consulting 
    78. MML Consulting CC. 
    79. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
    80. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    81. Mogaladi Business Enterprise 
    82. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    83. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    84. Mphela Education Training and Development 
    85. Mvelo Consultant 
    86. National Institute For The Deaf 
    87. NEDTEX73 
    88. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
    89. Networx for Career Development 
    90. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    91. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
    92. NS Global Academy 
    93. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    94. Nyankwavi Investment CC. 
    95. Peritum Agri Institute 
    96. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    97. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    98. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    99. Powernexus 
    100. Puseletso Trading and Projects 
    101. RMCII Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    102. Sebobatho Project Management 
    103. Seige Trading Solutions 
    104. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    105. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    106. Senelo Trading CC 
    107. Setlakala Business Development 
    108. Siljeur Training Academy 
    109. Skills Fusion 
    110. SmartMatta (Pty) Ltd 
    111. South African ABET Development Agency SAADA 
    112. Spring Forest Trading 578 CC 
    113. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    114. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    115. Tembe Service Providers 
    116. Thando Consulting Services 
    117. The Crimson CO CC. 
    118. Thothi Consulting 
    119. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    120. Thuto Lere Community Empowerment Programme 
    121. TLD Consulting 
    122. Tloumogale Business Development & Consulting 
    123. Tompi Seleka Agricultural College 
    124. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    125. Tripple R Training Provider 
    126. Tshedza Training Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    127. Tshwane Skills Training Centre 
    128. Tsoga re dire Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    129. Tuns Trading and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    130. Twin Peak Technologies 
    131. Ubuqhawe Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    132. Ukhamba Quality Skills 
    133. Umfolozi FET College 
    134. University of Venda 
    135. Vari Consulting 
    136. Vicmat Consultants 
    137. Wildlife and Enviroment Society of South Africa 
    138. XL AT Consulting CC 
    139. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 
    140. ZMG CONSULTING 



    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.