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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Draft an employment contract 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11907  Draft an employment contract 
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 are, or seek to be, specialists in labour and employee relations. Persons credited with this unit standard are able to analyse conditions of employment and draft an employment contract. 

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:
  • communicate effectively (at least NQF level 4)
  • understand organisational structures and policies
  • make use of the remuneration policy and procedures
  • apply the principles of effective compensation management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse the conditions of employment within the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Categories of employment are established correctly in accordance with the organisational structure and organisational needs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Categories of employment include permanent, temporary and contract employees (including standard and specific contracts).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All organisational sources of employment conditions are scrutinised for relevance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Organisational sources of employment conditions could include the organisational policy, collective agreements and managerial and supervisory input.
  • Employment conditions cover standard or exceptional employment situations.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determine the minimum legal conditions of employment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Minimum legal conditions of employment are correctly identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Each employment condition is accurately aligned with the minimum legal requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Draft an employment contract. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The employment conditions of a particular category of employment are established in accordance with the relevant sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All applicable terms and conditions of employment for the relevant category of employment are reflected in the employment contract. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Terms and conditions of employment include starting date and probation period, duration of employment, remuneration, notice period, leave (sick leave, compassionate leave, maternity/paternity leave), annual vacation, hours of work and overtime, other benefits and deductions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The contract of employment suitably covers exceptional terms and conditions of employment if applicable. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Exceptional terms and conditions of employment could include different housing benefits, transportation, payment in a foreign currency, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The formulations in the contract are clear and unambiguous. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The contract of employment is submitted for approved to the authorised person. 


    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:
  • relevant labour legislation
  • basic application of contract law. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems by using critical and creative thinking by, e.g.,
  • covering exceptional terms and conditions of employment in the contract. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information, by e.g.
  • analysing the conditions of employment within the organisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, by e.g.
  • formulating the contract in clear and unambiguous language. 

  • 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  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 
    Core  64330   National Certificate: Mission Corporate Services Management  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  61595   Further Education and Training Certificate: Business Administration Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58394   National Certificate: Film and Television Production  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  61594   National Certificate: Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-02  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  93994   National Diploma: Labour Relations Practice: Dispute Resolution  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58309   National Diploma: Project Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  49317   National Certificate: Scriptwriting  Level 7  Level N/A: Pre-2009 was L7  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  49062   National Diploma: Interpreting  Level 7  Level N/A: Pre-2009 was L7  Reregistered  2021-06-30  CHE 
    Elective  48801   National Diploma: Specialised Translation  Level 7  Level N/A: Pre-2009 was L7  Reregistered  2021-06-30  CHE 


    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. Creative Arts College 
    2. eMedia Investment 
    3. FILM Mentorship & Training 
    4. Footprint Media academy Pty ltd 
    5. Infomage SDF Training Pty Ltd 
    6. Media Village Communication 
    7. The Media Workshop cc 



    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.