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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply the principles of Employment Equity to dealing with terminal or chronic illnesses, particularly HIV/Aids, in the workplace 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116921  Apply the principles of Employment Equity to dealing with terminal or chronic illnesses, particularly HIV/Aids, in the workplace 
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), of the nature of terminal or chronic illnesses particularly HIV/Aids, and impact the two areas have on each other and on the workplace. The learner will also be able to discuss how terminal or chronic illnesses, particularly HIV/Aids, and employment equity (EE) are being dealt with in a specific organisation. 

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 
    Explain the impact of terminal and chronic illnesses such as HIV/Aids on a company's ability to develop skills and promote diversity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A report on the current impact of various terminal and chronic illnesses in a workplace is produced in line with the company's reporting standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A presentation on the impact of these illnesses is given to key stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Future planning to accommodate as a result of the impact of terminal and chronic illnesses, such as HIV/Aids, are documented for decision-making purposes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse a company's efforts to clarify assumptions, expectations and fears raised by stakeholders with respect to HIV/Aids and other terminal and chronic illnesses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A company's efforts are analysed and presented to an appropriate audience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A survey is conducted to assess employee opinion on the company's response to terminal and chronic illnesses which affect employees. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A gap analysis between company effort and employee expectation is drawn up in an easily understandable, well constructed report. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The Employment Equity Committee is presented with recommendations to address gaps in a persuasive manner. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain how elements in South Africa's legal framework around terminal and chronic illnesses in the workplace affect employees and employers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A document is drawn up outlining the implications to organization of the legal framework on HIV/Aids and other terminal and chronic illnesses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The legal requirements of an organization relating to HIV/AIDS are explained in a report. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The workshop results are fed back to the company via well-constructed presentations and/or written reports. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify of positive measures taken to promote a non-discriminatory work environment with special reference to HIV/Aids and terminal and chronic illnesses in general. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The elements of a non-discriminatory environment are outlined accurately, in writing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A list of positive measures is produced with brief reference to their effectiveness. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Relate the application of the EEA to dealing with terminal and chronic illnesses like HIV/Aids in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The major features of the Employment Equity Act are outlined in writing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ways in which the Employment Equity Act could be implemented in relation to terminal and chronic illnesses, such as HIV/Aids is discussed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of HIV/Aids and other terminal and chronic illnesses on Occupational Transformation and Change Management is explained with examples. 


    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 in.
  • The EEA.
  • Terminal and chronic illnesses in general.
  • 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 
    Problem identification and solution in creative ways in order to examine evidence of measures toward a non-discriminatory approach to terminal and chronic illnesses in a workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing self to enable the conducting of samples and reporting on the impact of serious illnesses in a company. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Critically collecting, evaluating and analysing information in order to understand the impact of illnesses, and the legal aspects related thereto, in South African organisations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication is established as an area of development in its own right. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    An understanding of related systems so that the efforts of dealing with assumptions, fears and expectations in terms of serious workplace illness can be analysed, and also to relate employment equity to these issues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Aspects of personal development feature throughout the achievement of this Unit Standard. 

    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
    Elective  49075   National Certificate: Organisational Transformation and Change Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  58802   National Diploma: Disability Employment Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SABPP 
    Elective  49076   National Diploma: Organisational Transformation and Change Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  58309   National Diploma: Project Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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.
     
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    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.