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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe the functions of mediating bodies in labour relations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119950  Describe the functions of mediating bodies in labour relations 
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 4  NQF Level 04  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 
The learner credited with this unit standard will be have working knowledge and understanding of the functions, powers and duties of mediating bodies such as the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), Bargaining Councils and Labour Court in Labour relations, 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 qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Compare and analyse the functions of the CCMA, Bargaining Councils and Labour Courts in labour relations.
  • Compare the duties of the CCMA, Bargaining Councils and the Labour Courts in context of labour relations.
  • Compare the powers of the three main statutory bodies established under the LRA in labour relations. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The Labour Relations Act; Bargaining Councils.
  • The CCMA as established as a juristic person in terms of Section 112 of the Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995.
  • The Labour Court as established in terms of Section 151 of the Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Compare and analyse the functions of the CCMA, Bargaining Councils and Labour Courts in labour relations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The CCMA is described and its functions clarified in relation to legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The different functions of the Labour Courts are discussed and clarified in relation to legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Bargaining Councils are described and their functions clarified in relation to legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Compare the duties of the CCMA, Bargaining Councils and the Labour Courts in context of labour relations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The duties of the CCMA in relation to labour legislation are researched and presented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The duties of Bargaining Councils in relation to labour legislation are researched and presented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The duties of the Labour Courts in relation to labour legislation are researched and presented in a written form. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Compare the powers of the three main statutory bodies established under the LRA in labour relations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The CCMA is described outlining its powers and specific jurisdiction in labour relations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The Labour Courts are described outlining their powers and specific jurisdiction in labour relations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Bargaining Councils are described outlining their powers and specific jurisdiction in labour relations. 


    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 ETQA's (including professional bodies). 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Labour Legislation in South Africa.
  • CCMA rules and regulations.
  • Processes/mechanisms of dispute resolution in terms of South African Labour Legislation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information pertaining to the Labour Relations Act, the Labour Courts and CCMA. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when demonstrating an understanding of the various functions and roles. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively when gathering relevant information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising the impact of the Labour Courts, Bargaining Councils and CCMA in today's environment. 

    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 various areas of legislation. 

    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 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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