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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use the principles of employment equity to relate corporate social responsibility to organisational transformation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116919  Use the principles of employment equity to relate corporate social responsibility to organisational transformation 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
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 person credited with this Unit Standard is able to demonstrate an understanding of the Employment Equity Act (EEA), the theory of transformation, the role of organisational change in South Africa and the nature of corporate social responsibility programmes. The learner will be able to align these into an effective transformation process. In particular, on completion of this Unit Standard, the learner is able to:
  • Discuss the HRD legislation in terms of the history of the country
  • Recognise that the Employment Equity (EE) Act is an integral part of the HRD strategy
  • Analyse a company's corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes with respect to designated groups
  • Discuss Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) in general, and a specific industry Charter in particular
  • Explain the concepts and principles relating to Organisational Transformation and Change Management (OT&CM)
  • Enable a company to align its CSR projects more effectively to cover social areas of need and to effect organisational transformation 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners should be competent in:
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Conduct a need and trend analysis of the social responsibility related programmes of an organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A report is prepared highlighting an effective needs and trends analysis that has been conducted by the learner to assess the nature of the corporate social responsibility programme of a particular company. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An analysis is made of the impact of the corporate social responsibility programme of the company selected on its employment equity initiatives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The benefits to the company of an appropriate corporate social responsibility programme are outlined in a presentation using real examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Develop measurement tools that track and report on an organisations' Corporate Social Responsibility and black economic empowerment programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A battery of measurement tools is developed and validated to assess the corporate social responsibility activity of a company. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A document is produced detailing how the findings of the analysis should influence corporate social responsibility spending. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Produce a strategy to influence corporate social responsibility projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A strategy is devised that demonstrates how corporate social responsibility can be used to support all designated groups. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The strategy is workshopped with the Employment Equity committee and feedback is incorporated within the document. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A presentation of the major features of the strategy is developed, with its potential impact on the company's Employment Equity policies being highlighted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A survey is conducted amongst employees from designated groups with respect to factors influencing their choice of employer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An analysis of induction trends within the company is conducted and recorded in a document that is circulated to the Employment Equity committee. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A presentation is produced that relates corporate social responsibility projects to being an employer of choice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Use the Employment Equity Act to relate Corporate Social Responsibility to Organisational Transformation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relationship between corporate social responsibility and Organisational Transformation is explored in an essay on the topic. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A presentation is made to a peer group of how Employment Equity principles can be applied to related corporate social responsibility projects to Organisational Transformation and Change Management. 


    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, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The knowledge underpinning the above specific outcomes is:
  • An overview of the South African Constitution
  • An overview of South Africa's Bill of Human Rights.
  • The EEA.
  • The ability to conduct credible surveys.
  • BEE policy and a specific industry Charter.
  • The concepts of businesses as going concerns and the profit motive.
  • The fundamentals of OT&CM.
  • The EE committee.
  • A basic knowledge of South African history and the legal system in place prior to the introduction of the HRD, and other, related legislation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Adopting a systemic approach when explaining the relationship between Employment Equity, Corporate Social Responsibility and Organisational Transformation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working in groups and teams when rolling out concepts and principles relating to Organisational Transformation and Change Management within an organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Critically collecting, evaluating and analysing information relating to the organisation's corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes with respect to designated groups. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Using effective communication when discussing Black Economic Empowerment as it relates to the specific industry Charter. 

    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  58246   Bachelor of Human Settlements Development  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   
    Elective  49075   National Certificate: Organisational Transformation and Change Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  49076   National Diploma: Organisational Transformation and Change Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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