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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage the design, development and review of a human resource information system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11906  Manage the design, development and review of a human resource information system 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Human Resource Management and Practices 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Human Resources 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
This unit standard is intended for persons who manage, or seek to manage, human resources management processes within an organisation. Persons credited with this unit standard are able to manage the development of a human resource information system, review the effectiveness of the system and make recommendations for improvements. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that people starting to learn towards this standard are able to demonstrate the competencies described in the unit standard "Manage the capture, storage, retrieval and provision of information related to human resources management"; namely to:
  • organise the collation of required information related to human resources management
  • organise, control and monitor the storing, recording and retrieval of collated information related to human resources management
  • advise and inform the organisation by providing information related to human resources management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Manage includes determining information needs, developing the brief for design, sourcing the brief and reviewing the design. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Manage the design and development of an information system for human resources management. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Manage includes determining information needs, developing the brief for design, sourcing the brief and reviewing the design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The process of analysis is sufficient to define all the requirements within the organisation for information related to human resources management and to support decision-making about information system design. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Requirements include the type of information, the relationships between the various categories of information and intended uses of the system and legislation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The process accounts for all internal and external information needs related to human resources management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The design brief provides sufficient information for the development of an effective information system for human resources management. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Effective means that the system provides for all identified uses and provides for easy and rapid access of information on demand, for specified purposes and authorised personnel.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The design of the system is aligned to the organisation's values and culture, and contributes to the achievement of its strategies and plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The design is sufficiently flexible to respond to current and emerging needs, and comply with current best practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The brief includes a reasonable time stipulated for the completion of the development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Information system developers are sourced in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Developers are selected in accordance with their ability to meet the design brief. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. Sourced information is obtained in accordance with established procedures and is current, relevant, precise and from reliable sources. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Review the information system for human resources management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The system is evaluated to ensure identified user requirements are met. Appropriate measures are taken to ensure deficiencies are rectified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The evaluation is conducted after initial development and as an continuous process when in use.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Review measures and criteria are cost effective, and make optimum use of data sources and means of collection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Review measures and criteria provide sufficient and timely information to make judgements about effectiveness of the information system for human resources management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Resources required to conduct the review are identified and sought, and are appropriate to the review method to be utilised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Resources include but not limited to internal expert/s, external expert/s, budget, and senior human resource management support.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Conclusions of the review define and detail the effectiveness of the information system for human resources management and are in the required format, within the required timeframes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Review is conducted in accordance with organisational and legal requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Make recommendations for improvements of the information system for human resources management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Input from internal and external consultation is obtained and incorporated into recommendations in a manner that meets organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Assessment of perceived weakness and gaps between existing system and organisational needs includes all relevant information subsystems, with cause and effect links established. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Alternatives for improvements are considered in terms of strategic, tactical and operational implications and consider risk, contingency, feasibility and cost-effectiveness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Information management system techniques and methods for improvement are identified, and are compatible with greater organisation requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or will assess this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.

    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.

    4. Therefore, anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Knowledge considered to be critical evidence of competence is included in the assessment criteria explicitly, or can be inferred by performance. This includes knowledge on
  • development of a design brief
  • design review
  • relational databases
  • review and improvement of information system performance. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems by, e.g.,
  • using critical and creative thinking to propose improvements for correcting identified weaknesses in the information system. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, e.g.,
  • in determining information needs. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information, e.g.,
  • when defining the organisational human resource information requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively, e.g., when
  • formulating the brief for development.
  • formulating recommendations. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Fundamental  24453   National Certificate: Real Estate  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  61592   National Diploma: Human Resources Management and Practices  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  50333   National Diploma: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  67229   National Diploma: Payroll Administration Services  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  35926   National Diploma: Payroll Administration Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-31  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  50330   Bachelor: Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices  Level 6  NQF Level 07  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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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