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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Demonstrate knowledge and application of ethical conduct in a business environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13940  Demonstrate knowledge and application of ethical conduct in a business environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Financial Services 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-04-09  2006-04-09  SAQA 0347/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-04-09   2010-04-09  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
242655  Demonstrate knowledge and application of ethical conduct in a business environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended for learners in a business environment. It is designed to raise moral standards as a counter to potential or real corruption within a business environment. The focus is on ethics and the learner, and does not include corporate governance.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the concept of ethics in relation to property and personal rights.
  • Describing the role of a code of conduct in a business environment.
  • Applying different ethical principles in a specific context.
  • Making decisions based on a corporate code of ethics. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this unit standard. Learners should be competent in Communication, Mathematical and Financial Literacy at Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is ethics and the learner:
  • Personality rights are the rights to dignity enshrined in the South African Constitution.
  • The source of ethics in South Africa is the South African Constitution.
  • Specific code of ethics is the code of the organization where the learner is employed or a code of choice if the learner is not an employee.
  • A business environment is not only an environment for profit. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the concept of ethics in relation to property and personality rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The source of ethics is outlined in relation to property and personality rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The role of the South African Constitution in defining the source of ethics for South African society is explained in the context of the business environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The relationship between ethics and the law is described for a specific business sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The relationship between ethics and generally accepted codes of conduct is explained for a specific business sector. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the role of a code of conduct in a business environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The concept of a code of conduct is explained with reference to the role of a code in a business environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The current generally accepted code of business ethics is analysed and an indication is given of how it should be applied in a business environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A code of conduct of a business is evaluated against the generally accepted code and checked for alignment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The codes of conduct of two different business sectors are compared and an explanation is given for apparent differences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The code of conduct of a professional organisation in a sector is compared to that of the code of conduct of a business in the sector and an indication is given of any apparent differences. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply different ethical principles in a specific context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The ethical principles in the generally accepted code are applied to five case studies that illustrate different principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The process to be followed when the code of ethics is breached is explained for five examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Make an ethical decision based on a corporate code of ethics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. An ethical business decision is made and supported for three different scenarios. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Potential conflict between a personal value system and a specific corporate code of ethics is identified and suggestions are made for potential resolution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The consequences of non-compliance with a code are debated with reference to current ethical incidents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Conflicts of interest that arise out of different interpretations or applications of a code of ethics are identified and suggestions are made on how the situations could be resolved in the best interests of all stakeholders. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the INSQA or with a relevant ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the INSQA.
    2. Moderators must be registered as assessors with the INSQA or with a relevant ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the INSQA.
    3. 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 INSQA or with a relevant ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the INSQA.
    4. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.

    Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency registered with the INSQA or with a relevant ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the INSQA . 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners are capable of identifying and solving problems in which responses show that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in making an ethical decision and identifying areas of potential conflict. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Learners are capable of working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community in describing the role of codes of conduct in a business environment and relating the source of ethics to the constitution. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are capable of collecting, organising and critically evaluating information in comparing different codes of conduct and applying ethical principles to case studies. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are capable of communicating effectively in explaining and describing the concept of ethics and the application of a code of conduct. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners are capable of demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by outlining the source of ethics and debating the consequences of non-compliance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Learners are capable of participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by applying a code of conduct to their own work situation.

    Learners are capable of being culturally sensitive across a range of social contexts in identifying potential conflict between personal value systems and corporate codes of ethics. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 242655, which is "Demonstrate knowledge and application of ethical conduct in a business environment", Level 4, 4 Credits.

    Note that the generally accepted code of conduct as at September 2000 refers to the recommendations of King II. It would refer to whatever commission, regulations or codes subsequently replace the King II recommendations. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48864   National Certificate: Auctioneering Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2011-02-16  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  48882   Further Education and Training Certificate: Auctioneering Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2011-02-16  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  48854   Further Education and Training Certificate: Fundraising  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  49649   Further Education and Training Certificate: Long-term Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Core  49529   Further Education and Training Certificate: Long-Term Risk Assessment  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Core  65110   Further Education and Training Certificate: Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-14  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  49356   Further Education and Training Certificate: Medical Claims Assessing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Core  23953   Further Education and Training Certificate: New Venture Creation (SMME)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  24454   Further Education and Training Certificate: Real Estate  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-11-28  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  66609   Further Education and Training Certificate: Retail Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  66610   Further Education and Training Certificate: Short Term Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  48960   Further Education and Training Certificate: Social Security Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Core  48640   National Certificate: Financial Services Management  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Core  48493   National Certificate: Financial Services: Wealth Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-02-11  Was INSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  21728   National Certificate: Labour Recruitment Consultancy  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-06-12  SERVICES 
    Core  20884   National Certificate: New Venture Creation (SMME)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-04-10   
    Core  24396   National Certificate: Risk Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-10-08  Was INSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  21796   National Certificate: Short Term Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-06-12  Was INSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. ACADEMY OF LEARNING JHB CENTRAL 
    2. African Resources & Financial Training (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Alcari Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    4. BRC Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    5. CKP Development Agency (Pty) Ltd. 
    6. De Vries Management & Training Services cc 
    7. Discovery Life Ltd 
    8. EJW Financial Services (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Executive People Development Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Faisit (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Intec College 
    12. Intelligo Solutions Pty (Ltd) 
    13. Invuya Institute of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Masifunde Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    15. O'Keeffe & Swartz Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Octomate (Pty) Ltd 
    17. Outsurance Insurance Company Ltd 
    18. Ray Strodl Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    19. Ripple Effect 4 (Pty) Ltd 
    20. The Institute of Health Risk Managers (Pty) Ltd 
    21. Umfolozi FET College - Central Office 



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