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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply the Compensation For Occupational Injury and Disease Act in mediation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119951  Apply the Compensation For Occupational Injury and Disease Act in mediation 
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 describe and apply the Compensation for Occupational Injury and Disease Act, 1993, (COIDA) 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:
  • Define the Compensation For Occupational Injury And Disease Act.
  • Define the requirements of the Act relating to claims for compensation, including compensation for occupational injuries.
  • Define the requirements of the Act for claims for compensation, determination and calculation of compensation for occupational diseases.
  • Define the requirements of the Act for medical aid provisions, obligations of employers and legal proceedings.
  • Provide an overview of general provisions and schedules contained in the Act. 

  • 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 
    Define the Compensation For Occupational Injury And Disease Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Definitions of the Act important to the mediation process are presented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The functions of administrators of the Act, in mediation, are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to: Mediator, Commissioner, compensation Commissioner and staff requirements; delegation of powers and assignment of duties by the Commissioner.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The powers of administrators of the Act, in mediation, are explained in written form. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to: The Commissioner and witnesses; subpoenas; authorised persons; acquiring and alienating immovable property; the raising of money.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Define the requirements of the Act relating to claims for compensation, including compensation for occupational injuries. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The rights of an employee to compensation are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to: Seamen and airmen; accidents outside of South Africa; accidents during training for, or performance of, emergency services.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The circumstances in which the mediator/Commissioner makes an award or refuses to make an award are explained in a presentation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to: Liability for payment of compensation; employees requiring constant help; mutual associations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The requirements for compensation in special cases are explained in a presentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The requirements for claims for compensation involving third parties are explained to a peer group. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to: The recovery of damages and compensation paid from third parties; threats and compulsion; the substitution of compensation for other legal remedies.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Define the requirements of the Act for claims for compensation, determination and calculation of compensation for occupational diseases. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The requirements of provision of notice of accidents for all parties are explained in an essay. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Employee; Employer; Mediator/commissioner.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The requirements of the mediator/commissioner for an inquiry into accidents and claims are explained in written form. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to: Particulars in support of any claim, employee medical examinations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The considerations for claims, prescriptions and appearances of parties are explained in a summary. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The considerations for claims, prescriptions and appearances of parties are explained in a summary.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An overview is provided of the determination and calculation of compensation in diagrams with notes, outlining the implications for all parties. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    An overview is provided of the determination and calculation of compensation in diagrams with notes, outlining the implications for all parties.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Define the requirements of the Act for medical aid provisions, obligations of employers and legal proceedings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The requirements of first aid, conveyance of injured employees, submission of medical reports and fees for medical aids are explained in a presentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The powers of the mediator/commissioner to decide on the need for, the nature and sufficiency of medical equipment and medical aid provided by employers, are explained in a presentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The obligations of employers to register, keep records, furnish returns of earnings, assessment and exemption are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The legal procedures relating to review of decisions, objections and appeals, Supreme Court involvement and evidence that may be submitted are explained in a presentation outlining the implications for the mediation process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Provide an overview of general provisions and schedules contained in the Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The required arrangements of foreign states regarding compensation, disclosure of information and regulations are explained in a presentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Required regulations, the consequences of false statements and penalties are explained in a presentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An overview of the content of the Act is presented outlining the implications for the mediation process. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to: Schedules 2, 3 and 4 of the Act.
     


    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 
  • Compensation for Occupational Injury and Disease Act.
  • South African labour legislation. 

  • 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 Basic Conditions of Employment Act, tax requirements and collective agreements pertaining to the Act. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with stakeholders gathering and explaining the requirements for access and application of the Compensation for Occupational Injury and Disease Act. 

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


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