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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare and conduct staff selection interviews 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15235  Prepare and conduct staff selection interviews 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Generic Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  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 
This is a Unit Standard intended for managers in all economic sectors. These managers would typically be second level managers such as heads of department, section heads or divisional heads, and may have more than one team reporting to them.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Documenting staff selection procedures.
  • Advertising for shortlist candidates for selection interview.
  • Conducting selection interviews and making employment decision.
  • Concluding contract with successful candidate and notifying unsuccessful candidates of the result. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that that people learning towards this Unit Standard are already competent in:
  • Communication at NQF level 4.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF level 4.
  • The Unit Standard entitled, "Demonstrate basic understanding of the primary labour legislation that impacts on a business unit.". 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The documentation required for staff selection includes; job description and person specification.
  • The job description includes the duties, responsibilities and job-related requirements.
  • Advertising for vacancies should be internal and external.
  • Standardised application forms exist for use in the process. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Document staff selection procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Duties, responsibilities and job requirements for the position are analysed for the purpose of drawing up an advertisement for a vacancy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Existing job description is modified to reflect job analysis and current needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Person specification and weighted selection criteria reflect the modified job description. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Interview questions are focused on the selection criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The documentation and process comply with current legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Advertise for and shortlist candidates for selection interview. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The job description, person specification and application process are clearly stated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Applications are collated to facilitate comparative assessment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Short listing process is implemented consistent with weighted selection criteria and relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Candidates receive communications on the outcome of the process or the arrangements for the next stage. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct selection interviews and make employment decision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Interviews are conducted in an objective, interactive, consistent and fair manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Evaluation tools are applied according to the organisation's policy and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Selection decision is fair, legal, documented and justifiable. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conclude contract with successful candidate and notify unsuccessful candidates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Employment contract conditions are negotiated with successful candidate for formulation into an employment contract. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Unsuccessful candidates receive communication on the outcome of the selection process. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessors must be registered as an assessor with the Services SETA ETQA or an ETQA that represents the sector in which the learner is employed and which has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Services SETA ETQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the Services ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Services ETQA.
  • The mechanisms and requirements for moderation should be applied in accordance with the requirements of the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the Services ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Services ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Questioning techniques.
  • Interviewing techniques.
  • Job analysis techniques.
  • Feedback techniques.
  • Communication via proforma written documents. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems relating to the selection process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in planning and scheduling the selection process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities when conducting interviews. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information when short listing candidates. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively before, during and after the interview with the candidate. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when applying evaluation tools. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the needs of the applicant can be balanced against the needs of the organization. 

    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  58063   Further Education and Training Certificate: Labour Recruitment Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  61594   National Certificate: Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-02  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  49122   National Certificate: Radio Station Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  49710   National Diploma: Development Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Core  64330   National Certificate: Mission Corporate Services Management  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  58025   National Certificate: CNC Production Machining  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  49121   National Certificate: Interactive Media  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  79406   National Certificate: Maintenance Coordination  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  50245   National Certificate: Maintenance Coordination  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2010-11-11  TETA 
    Elective  49061   National Certificate: Master Craftsmanship (Electrical)  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  57122   National Certificate: Printing and Manufacture of Packaging  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  57450   National Diploma: Automotive Diagnostics and Repair  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-02-18  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49419   National Diploma: Business Consulting Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  58473   National Diploma: Freight Handling Logistics  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  58309   National Diploma: Project Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    2. Artshub Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    4. Institute for the Advancement of Journalism 
    5. Kwamahlati Training Services cc 
    6. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    7. Makwedeng Training 
    8. SA Maritime School and Transport College 



    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.