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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Write arbitration awards 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119933  Write arbitration awards 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Human Resource Management and Practices 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 prepare, write and issue an arbitration award in dispute resolution in terms of South African Labour Legislation and/or recognised dispute resolution procedures in a bargaining council collective agreement and/or private agency.

The learner will be able to:
  • Review and consider the evidence offered during the arbitration as distinct parts and as a whole.
  • Research sufficient appropriate case law and precedents.
  • Draft and finalise an award and make a finding.
  • Issue the award. 

  • 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 
    Review and consider the evidence offered during the arbitration as distinct parts and as a whole. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The categories, character of evidence and arguments are reviewed for comment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Character of evidence includes, but is not limited to: reliability, relevance, admissibility, opinion, hearsay.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reasonable evidence and argument are thoroughly considered, in part and as a whole, addressing and noting the relative materiality and weight of each of the parts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All facts pertinent to the evidence are prepared, noted and recorded in the award. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Research appropriate case law and precedents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant precedents and related case law are selected with reasons for each selection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Selected items from particular case(s) are studied for their relative impact on the award, in written form. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Key results are identified and elaborated, in terms of argument or evidence led, in a particular case. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Make a finding, draft and finalise the award. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A reasonable finding is made based on evidence, argument, the law and preparatory notes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The standard format for drafting an award is used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The content of the award is logically developed using correct standard phrasing to produce a draft. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The content as well as the sequential record of the case.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Key items referred to in the finding are quantified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Amounts, dates, durations and other items.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The final award, including all of the above, is prepared in written form in a clear, concise, enforceable, unambiguous and executable manner. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Award includes, but is not limited to: interim award, advisory award or final award.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Issue the arbitration award. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The award is issued within the prescribed time frame. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The Labour Relations Act.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The award is correctly signed and copies correctly recorded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The award is issued following proper form and organisational processes. 


    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 
  • Decision-making skills.
  • The unit standard "Manage and conduct an arbitration process".
  • The Arbitration Act, CCMA Rules and relevant dispute resolution procedures and other relevant legislation.
  • Application and interpretation of South African Labour Legislation and/or dispute resolution procedures in Bargaining Council Collective Agreements.
  • Methods of evaluation of evidence.
  • Techniques of writing relevant awards. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems which arise during the decision making and award writing process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate evidence and arguments lad during the case. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively during the hearing and in the award using oral and written skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use technology appropriately in the processes of writing the award. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of the decision made on the parties by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

    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  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  74570   National Certificate: Labour Relations Practice  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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