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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify personal values and ethics in the workplace 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12537  Identify personal values and ethics in the workplace 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Tourism Guiding 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Gaming and Leisure 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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 
A learner assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to understand the need for a personal value system and identify ethical and unethical practices in the workplace. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that the learner has some basic literacy. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Guides to the scope and complexity of the specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge are provided in bullet points beneath each. These are prefaced by "e.g." since they are neither comprehensive nor necessarily appropriate to all contexts. Alternatives must however be comparable in scope and complexity. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Reflect upon a value system. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Assessing the following will ensure the specific outcomes; essential embedded knowledge and critical-cross-field outcomes are assessed.

NB: at NQF Level 1 the learner's ability to make decisions and act may be restricted by the workplace or learning environment. The aim of many of the standards at this level is to provide a foundation of learning to enable application at higher levels.

Demonstrated ability to make DECISIONS about practice and to ACT accordingly:
1. The term 'ethics' is discussed, and an agreed description is arrived at.
2. A variety of values is discussed and listed e.g. honesty, loyalty, and commitment.
3. The rights and responsibilities relating to 'own values' are explored
4. A list of ethical and unethical practices is matched to workplace situations.
5. Ways for ethics to be entrenched in the workplace are explored e.g. Bill of Rights, Labour Relations Act, Employment Equity Act.
6. Comparisons between different kinds of ethics and values are made.
7. Understanding that different ethics and values can be acceptable is shown.
8. Tolerance to the ethics and values of others is displayed.
9. Ethics and values are identified in a particular context.
10. Potential conflicts are identified in a particular context.

Demonstrated ability to learn from our actions and to ADAPT PERFORMANCE:
11. Reflect on own performance in order to enhance future practice and learning.

When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the Unit Standards being assessed.

They must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge.

As each situation is different, it will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which learners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment.

Please note: learners for this standard may be unemployed, self-employed or in full employment. Assessors must ensure that assessment methods are appropriate for the learner's context.

The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a learner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a learner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as competent.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT

Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-related, out-of-classroom simulation.

A range of assessment methods should be used, including:

Direct observation - watch the learner carry out the task or produce a desired outcome during the course of his or her normal work under normal workplace conditions
Product sample - examine the outcomes previously produced by the learner
Simulation of a specific task - set a specific task for the learner to demonstrate in a simulated environment
Questioning (verbal or written) - ask relevant questions linked to the unit standard
Testimony - collect a portfolio of evidence from suitable people (e.g. reports from a third party)

Integrated assessment

It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together thus reducing the overall number of assessment 'events'.
  • Consider a complete activity in the workplace (the 'whole of work' approach) and see which unit standards relate to this activity. Please note: if a learner has no formal workplace, simulations or projects can be used to reflect a complete activity.
  • Work out how learners could collect evidence on a number of unit standards at the same time covering all the critical aspects of the standards.
  • Ensure that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explore the need for ethics in the workplace. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Honesty, lack of oppression, fair labour practices and lack of gender discrimination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessing the following will ensure the specific outcomes; essential embedded knowledge and critical-cross-field outcomes are assessed.

    NB: at NQF Level 1 the learner's ability to make decisions and act may be restricted by the workplace or learning environment. The aim of many of the standards at this level is to provide a foundation of learning to enable application at higher levels.

    Demonstrated ability to make DECISIONS about practice and to ACT accordingly:
    1. The term 'ethics' is discussed, and an agreed description is arrived at.
    2. A variety of values is discussed and listed e.g. honesty, loyalty, and commitment.
    3. The rights and responsibilities relating to 'own values' are explored
    4. A list of ethical and unethical practices is matched to workplace situations.
    5. Ways for ethics to be entrenched in the workplace are explored e.g. Bill of Rights, Labour Relations Act, Employment Equity Act.
    6. Comparisons between different kinds of ethics and values are made.
    7. Understanding that different ethics and values can be acceptable is shown.
    8. Tolerance to the ethics and values of others is displayed.
    9. Ethics and values are identified in a particular context.
    10. Potential conflicts are identified in a particular context.

    Demonstrated ability to learn from our actions and to ADAPT PERFORMANCE:
    11. Reflect on own performance in order to enhance future practice and learning.

    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the Unit Standards being assessed.

    They must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge.

    As each situation is different, it will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which learners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment.

    Please note: learners for this standard may be unemployed, self-employed or in full employment. Assessors must ensure that assessment methods are appropriate for the learner's context.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a learner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a learner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as competent.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT

    Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-related, out-of-classroom simulation.

    A range of assessment methods should be used, including:

    Direct observation - watch the learner carry out the task or produce a desired outcome during the course of his or her normal work under normal workplace conditions
    Product sample - examine the outcomes previously produced by the learner
    Simulation of a specific task - set a specific task for the learner to demonstrate in a simulated environment
    Questioning (verbal or written) - ask relevant questions linked to the unit standard
    Testimony - collect a portfolio of evidence from suitable people (e.g. reports from a third party)

    Integrated assessment

    It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together thus reducing the overall number of assessment 'events'.
  • Consider a complete activity in the workplace (the 'whole of work' approach) and see which unit standards relate to this activity. Please note: if a learner has no formal workplace, simulations or projects can be used to reflect a complete activity.
  • Work out how learners could collect evidence on a number of unit standards at the same time covering all the critical aspects of the standards.
  • Ensure that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Respect the values of others in the workplace. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Cultural and religious issues. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessing the following will ensure the specific outcomes; essential embedded knowledge and critical-cross-field outcomes are assessed.

    NB: at NQF Level 1 the learner's ability to make decisions and act may be restricted by the workplace or learning environment. The aim of many of the standards at this level is to provide a foundation of learning to enable application at higher levels.

    Demonstrated ability to make DECISIONS about practice and to ACT accordingly:
    1. The term 'ethics' is discussed, and an agreed description is arrived at.
    2. A variety of values is discussed and listed e.g. honesty, loyalty, and commitment.
    3. The rights and responsibilities relating to 'own values' are explored
    4. A list of ethical and unethical practices is matched to workplace situations.
    5. Ways for ethics to be entrenched in the workplace are explored e.g. Bill of Rights, Labour Relations Act, Employment Equity Act.
    6. Comparisons between different kinds of ethics and values are made.
    7. Understanding that different ethics and values can be acceptable is shown.
    8. Tolerance to the ethics and values of others is displayed.
    9. Ethics and values are identified in a particular context.
    10. Potential conflicts are identified in a particular context.

    Demonstrated ability to learn from our actions and to ADAPT PERFORMANCE:
    11. Reflect on own performance in order to enhance future practice and learning.

    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the Unit Standards being assessed.

    They must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge.

    As each situation is different, it will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which learners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment.

    Please note: learners for this standard may be unemployed, self-employed or in full employment. Assessors must ensure that assessment methods are appropriate for the learner's context.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a learner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a learner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as competent.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT

    Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-related, out-of-classroom simulation.

    A range of assessment methods should be used, including:

    Direct observation - watch the learner carry out the task or produce a desired outcome during the course of his or her normal work under normal workplace conditions
    Product sample - examine the outcomes previously produced by the learner
    Simulation of a specific task - set a specific task for the learner to demonstrate in a simulated environment
    Questioning (verbal or written) - ask relevant questions linked to the unit standard
    Testimony - collect a portfolio of evidence from suitable people (e.g. reports from a third party)

    Integrated assessment

    It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together thus reducing the overall number of assessment 'events'.
  • Consider a complete activity in the workplace (the 'whole of work' approach) and see which unit standards relate to this activity. Please note: if a learner has no formal workplace, simulations or projects can be used to reflect a complete activity.
  • Work out how learners could collect evidence on a number of unit standards at the same time covering all the critical aspects of the standards.
  • Ensure that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify areas where value conflicts could occur in a specific context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessing the following will ensure the specific outcomes; essential embedded knowledge and critical-cross-field outcomes are assessed.

    NB: at NQF Level 1 the learner's ability to make decisions and act may be restricted by the workplace or learning environment. The aim of many of the standards at this level is to provide a foundation of learning to enable application at higher levels.

    Demonstrated ability to make DECISIONS about practice and to ACT accordingly:
    1. The term 'ethics' is discussed, and an agreed description is arrived at.
    2. A variety of values is discussed and listed e.g. honesty, loyalty, and commitment.
    3. The rights and responsibilities relating to 'own values' are explored
    4. A list of ethical and unethical practices is matched to workplace situations.
    5. Ways for ethics to be entrenched in the workplace are explored e.g. Bill of Rights, Labour Relations Act, Employment Equity Act.
    6. Comparisons between different kinds of ethics and values are made.
    7. Understanding that different ethics and values can be acceptable is shown.
    8. Tolerance to the ethics and values of others is displayed.
    9. Ethics and values are identified in a particular context.
    10. Potential conflicts are identified in a particular context.

    Demonstrated ability to learn from our actions and to ADAPT PERFORMANCE:
    11. Reflect on own performance in order to enhance future practice and learning.

    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the Unit Standards being assessed.

    They must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge.

    As each situation is different, it will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which learners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment.

    Please note: learners for this standard may be unemployed, self-employed or in full employment. Assessors must ensure that assessment methods are appropriate for the learner's context.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a learner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a learner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as competent.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT

    Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-related, out-of-classroom simulation.

    A range of assessment methods should be used, including:

    Direct observation - watch the learner carry out the task or produce a desired outcome during the course of his or her normal work under normal workplace conditions
    Product sample - examine the outcomes previously produced by the learner
    Simulation of a specific task - set a specific task for the learner to demonstrate in a simulated environment
    Questioning (verbal or written) - ask relevant questions linked to the unit standard
    Testimony - collect a portfolio of evidence from suitable people (e.g. reports from a third party)

    Integrated assessment

    It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together thus reducing the overall number of assessment 'events'.
  • Consider a complete activity in the workplace (the 'whole of work' approach) and see which unit standards relate to this activity. Please note: if a learner has no formal workplace, simulations or projects can be used to reflect a complete activity.
  • Work out how learners could collect evidence on a number of unit standards at the same time covering all the critical aspects of the standards.
  • Ensure that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment. 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
    3. Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQAs policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQAs (including professional bodies); and in terms of the moderation guideline detailed under point 4 immediately below.
    4. Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification.

    Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution, which is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The knowledge component of this standard is:
  • Those personal values are essential and should be defined.
  • That there are different ethical and value systems.
  • Those ethical factors should guide workplace practice.
  • Legislation provides guidelines for ethical practices in the workplace.
  • That the ethics and values of others should be respected. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    This relates to the following specific outcome:

    Explore the need for ethics in the workplace.
    For example:
  • Honesty, lack of oppression, fair labour practices and lack of gender discrimination. 


  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  23253   National Certificate (GETC): Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Activities  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Fundamental  22971   General Education and Training Certificate: Conservation  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Fundamental  22190   General Education and Training Certificate: Tourism  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Fundamental  20288   National Certificate: Farming  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  61755   General Education and Training Certificate: Business Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  SERVICES 


    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. Black Eagle Training (PIETERMARITZBURG) (TP) 
    2. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    3. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    4. College of Production Technology 
    5. College of Vocational Studies (Pty) Ltd 
    6. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    7. Eastcape Training Centre 
    8. First Car Care (Pty) Ltd T/A STi Autobody Repairers (GOODWOOD) (TP) 
    9. Goodyear SA (Pty) Ltd (UITENHAGE) (TP) 
    10. Hot To Go Trading 17 Cc 
    11. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    12. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    13. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    14. Keewave Trading 403 (Pty) Ltd T/A VH Consulting (DURBAN) (TP) 
    15. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    16. Masiqhame Trading 81 cc T/A Kim's Welding School (AUSTERVILLE) (TP) 
    17. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    18. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    19. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    20. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
    21. NTHUSENG TECHNICAL TRAINING CENTRE (East End)(TP) 
    22. Planet Waves 237 (Pty) Ltd T/A Occupational Learning Centre (OLC) (PRE 
    23. Polyoak Business School (Pty) Ltd (DIEP RIVER) (TP) 
    24. Production Management Institute 
    25. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    26. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    27. Protea Tyres (Nelspruit) (TP) 
    28. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    29. Setlakala Business Development 
    30. Siyasanga Training Centre 
    31. Swift Skills Academy (Pty) Ltd (Killarney Gardens) TP 
    32. Swift Skills Academy (SASOLBURG) (TP) 
    33. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    34. Tshwane South Public FET College - Odi Campus 
    35. Tsoho Training & Development T/A Tsoho Training (BRITS) (TP) 
    36. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    37. Y3K Training cc (CAPE TOWN) (TP) 



    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.