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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. Bathopele HR and Management Consultants 
    9. Bazalwane Business Partners 
    10. Bephaswana Skills Development (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Bikologix Projects 
    12. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    13. Boni Africa Events & Development 
    14. Buena Vista Learning Academy 
    15. Bumunhu Services Providers Cc 
    16. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    17. Coceka Consulting 
    18. Colgene Group 
    19. Connex Marketing cc 
    20. Cradle Stars Trading Enterprise 
    21. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    22. Dean Institute Of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    23. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    24. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College - Germiston Campus 
    25. ELASON PRO-ACTIVE SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    26. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    27. Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute 
    28. Environmental Leadership Academy 
    29. Essential Skills 
    30. Fabulous City Trading 
    31. Furniture World Training Centre 
    32. Globalwise Training & Consulting (PTY) Ltd. 
    33. Goitsikitso Enterprise Trading 
    34. Growth Management Consulting 
    35. Heavenly Button Trading CC 
    36. Icando 
    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. KOKANO PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    55. Kokilesedi Trading 
    56. Lapa La Afrika Farming and Projects 
    57. Leap Skills Developmemt Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    58. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    59. Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services 
    60. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    61. Letlotlo La Gae (Pty) Ltd 
    62. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    63. Lindela Training and Business Development Services 
    64. LO Tantsi Fire Consultants CC. 
    65. Lorpen Investments 
    66. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    67. Magase and Shakong Projects 
    68. Mamuhle Academy 
    69. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    70. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    71. MashMP Holdings 
    72. Mashphe Logistics Services 
    73. Mementos Training Pty Ltd 
    74. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    75. Miczo's Enterprise 
    76. Mimoisa Business Solutions CC 
    77. Mimosa Business Consultants 
    78. Mission Point Consulting 
    79. MML Consulting CC. 
    80. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    81. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    82. Mphela Education Training and Development 
    83. Mvelo Consultant 
    84. National Institute For The Deaf 
    85. Ndotha General Trading 
    86. NEDTEX73 
    87. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
    88. Networx for Career Development 
    89. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    90. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
    91. NS Global Academy 
    92. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    93. Nyankwavi Investment CC. 
    94. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    95. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    96. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    97. Powernexus 
    98. Puseletso Trading and Projects 
    99. Reflections Development Institute 
    100. RMCII Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    101. Sebobatho Project Management 
    102. Seige Trading Solutions 
    103. Senelo Trading CC 
    104. Setlakala Business Development 
    105. Siljeur Training Academy 
    106. Skills Fusion 
    107. SmartMatta (Pty) Ltd 
    108. South African ABET Development Agency SAADA 
    109. Spring Forest Trading 578 CC 
    110. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    111. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    112. Tembe Service Providers 
    113. Thando Consulting Services 
    114. The Crimson CO CC. 
    115. Thothi Consulting 
    116. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    117. Thuto Lere Community Empowerment Programme 
    118. TLD Consulting 
    119. Tloumogale Business Development & Consulting 
    120. Tshedza Training Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    121. Tshwane Skills Training Centre 
    122. Tsoga re dire Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    123. Tuns Trading and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    124. Twin Peak Technologies 
    125. Ubuqhawe Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    126. Ukhamba Quality Skills 
    127. Umfolozi FET College 
    128. University of Venda 
    129. Vicmat Consultants 
    130. Wildlife and Enviroment Society of South Africa 
    131. XL AT Consulting CC 
    132. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 
    133. 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.