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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply the Promotion of Access to Information Act in mediation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119928  Apply the Promotion of Access to Information Act in mediation 
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 
The learner credited with this unit standard will be able to apply the Promotion of Access to Information Act, in dispute resolution, in the South African Labour Legislation environment and/or organisational dispute resolution procedures in a bargaining council collective agreement and/or private agency.

The learner will be able to:
  • Describe definitions and interpretations of the Act by courts.
  • Provide an overview of general application provisions and general introductory provisions in terms of the Act.
  • Describe the right to access to records of public and private bodies and the grounds for the refusal of access to records.
  • Provide an overview of appeals against decisions regarding access to information. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe definitions and interpretations of the Act by courts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Definitions important to mediation in the Act are summarised in written form. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The Interpretation section in the Act is summarised and implications for mediation presented. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Provide an overview of general application provisions and general introductory provisions in terms of the Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The application of the Act to records affecting mediation is presented. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Records kept at the time of the dispute, records held by official or independent contractors of public or private bodies, and legislation prohibiting restrictive legislation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Legislation (other than the Act) providing for access to records required for criminal or civil proceedings, after the commencement of proceedings, is described and presented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The general introductory provisions relating to the objectives of the Act for mediation is described in written form. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the right to access to records of public and private bodies and the grounds for the refusal of access to records. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The rights of access and specific application provisions and publications and availability of certain records are explained outlining the implications for mediation process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The manner of access to information is explained and presented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The grounds for refusal of access of records are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Provide an overview of appeals against decisions regarding access to information. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The Human Rights Commission; Public bodies and institutions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The requirements of internal appeals against decisions by public bodies are described in written form outlining the implications for the mediation process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The application process to courts regarding appeals is presented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Aspects of Human Rights relating to the Act are identified and presented. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • This Unit standard will be internally assessed by the provider and moderated by a moderator registered by a relevant accredited ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant accredited ETQA.
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA according to the policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation of that ETQA, at its discretion, in terms of agreements reached about assessment and moderation between various ETQAs (including professional bodies). 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The Promotion of Access to Information Act
  • The Access to Information Act and relevant legislation
  • The South African Labour Relations environment
  • The broad constitutional framework 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems regarding the enforcement of the Act. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities so that copies of the Act are available on request. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively within a stakeholders gathering and explain the appropriate requirements of the Act and the impact they may have on various stakeholders. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, in obtaining and disseminating information related to this Act. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising the impact of the Act in working environments. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large, by making it the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts when interpreting the Act. 

    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  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 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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