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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Recognise the transformative elements of South Africa's Human Resources Development legislation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116929  Recognise the transformative elements of South Africa's Human Resources Development legislation 
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 various Acts relating to Human Resource Development in South Africa, highlighting the transformative nature of the legislation, and identifying parts of the legal framework which is intended to bring about transformation in the country.

In particular, on completion of this Unit Standard, the learner is able to:
  • Discuss the Human Resources Development legislation in terms of the history of the country
  • Understand how the Human Resources Development legislation needs to be used to transform the education and training terrain
  • Integrate the SAQA and Skills Development legislation
  • Recognise that the Employment Equity Act is an integral part of the Human Resources Development strategy
  • Affect transformation through the application of the Human Resources Development legislation
  • Relate the learning gained in achieving this Unit Standard to Organisational Transformation and Change Management (OT&CM) 

  • 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 
    Demonstrate how the SAQA Act of 1995 is a departure from previous South African history. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Three different examples of knowledge-production in society are clearly explained in a written report highlighting similarities and differences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different sources for the awarding of qualifications are accurately outlined with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A presentation on the flexibility of the National Qualifications Framework, allowing it to combine different learning areas, is illustrated using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The equality between workplace-based and academic learning is discussed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A presentation outlining how the SAQA Act empowers the learner and encourages lifelong learning is given using appropriate aids, language and terminology. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Illustrate what the Skills Development Act (SDA) aims to achieve. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The Skills Development Act is outlined in writing with examples given of its major features. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The workplace as a site of learning is illustrated using examples from a company or organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Six knowledge areas within the same workplace are outlined, in writing, in terms of knowledge production and learning requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Learnerships and why they are necessary are explained in a presentation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate why the Skills Development Levies Act (SDLA) is much more than just a tax. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A presentation outlining the purpose of the Skills Development Levy is clearly presented to a group of managers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A document is circulated outlining what can be achieved within a company as part of the required processes to claim a refund of the levies, and other potential claims in terms of the legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Analyse the features of the Employment Equity Act (EEA) with regard to transformation in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reasoning behind the Employment Equity Act is explained to a group of managers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A document is circulated outlining Employment Equity as a business imperative for any company or organisation operating in South Africa. 


    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 in its current form.
  • An overview of South Africa's Bill of Human Rights in its current form.
  • The full spectrum of South African HRD legislation in their current form:
    > SAQA Act.
    > Skills Development Act.
    > Skills Development Levies Act.
    > Employment Equity Act.
  • The concepts of businesses as going concerns and the profit motive.
  • The fundamentals of OT&CM.
  • 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 
    The following critical outcome relates to this Unit Standard and will be elaborated upon within the learning context:
  • Adopting a systemic approach to the HRD legislation and its interaction with the different systems that exist within an organization with a view to using it to transform the education and training terrain. 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Critically collecting, evaluating and analysing information relating to the SAQA and Skills Development legislation and disseminate this to relevant individuals within the organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Using effective communication when explaining concepts of HRD legislation to stakeholders.

    Additionally, communication is established as an area of development in its own right. 

    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
    Core  49075   National Certificate: Organisational Transformation and Change Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  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: 
    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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