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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of and apply the Public Sector Code of Conduct in own work roles and context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242858  Demonstrate knowledge of and apply the Public Sector Code of Conduct in own work roles and context 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Public Administration and Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Public Administration 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
113956  Demonstrate knowledge of and apply the Public Sector Code of Conduct in own work roles and context  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended for people who work in administration at the practitioner level in the public sector. Persons credited with this unit standard meet all of the requirements associated with maintaining the standards of conduct laid down in the public sector Codes of Conduct at national, provincial or municipal level.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the contents of the South African Public Sector Code of Conduct.
  • Explaining the implications of the Public Sector Code of Conduct for a Public Sector organisation.
  • Describing the implications of the Public sector Code of Conduct for a Public sector employee.
  • Understanding basic concepts necessary to understand and apply ethical rules. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Persons attempting this unit standard should be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the contents of the South African Public Sector Code of Conduct. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of the South African Public Service Code of Conduct is explained in terms of its implications for the employee and the credibility of government. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The main principles of conduct established by the code are identified and explained to ensure that they are integrated into the learner's conduct. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Other codes of conduct and/or ethics that operate in the Public sector organisation in which the learner works are identified, and the relationship between that code and the Public Sector Code of Conduct is explained to confirm similarities and where there are differences why they are relevant. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Codes of conduct and/or ethics are those specific to a work stream, for example procurement, or endorsed by the Chief Executive of a Public Sector organisation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The relationships categories into which the conduct rules are divided are understood and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the implications of the Public Sector Code of Conduct for a Public Sector organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The implications of the Public Service Code of Conduct are identified and explained in terms of their implications for a Public sector organisation and all of its employees. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of the various relationships identified in the Public Service Code of Conduct for the functioning of a public sector organisations are understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The risks and liabilities to which a public sector organisation might be exposed to if the Public Service Code of Conduct is not adhered to are understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A recent example or case, which illustrates the importance of the Code of Conduct for a Public Sector organisation, is identified and explained to demonstrate the consequences for the government and employer organisation of breaches and/or compliance. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the implications of the Public sector Code of Conduct for a Public Sector employee. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The implications of the main principles contained in the Public Sector Code of Conduct relevant to an employee are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of the various relationships identified in the Public Service Code of Conduct to the work performance of the public sector employee are understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The risks and liabilities to which a public sector organisation and a public sector employee might be exposed to if the Public Service Code of Conduct is not adhered to are understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A recent example or case which illustrates the importance of the Code of Conduct for a Public Sector employee, is identified and explained to expose the costs to the individual of non- compliance and the benefits to the individual of compliance. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Understand basic concepts necessary to understand and apply ethical rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Moral concepts are explained and distinguished. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Moral concepts include, but are not limited to, morals, ethics, manners, codes of conduct, laws and regulations, values and goals.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relationship between rules of conduct and the results of conduct in the real world are discussed with examples from the Code of Conduct for a Public Sector. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Results include, but are not limited to, personal, social, relationship and concrete results.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An elementary understanding of general sources of moral and other rules of conduct is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sources include, but are not limited to, social, religious, political and philosophical sources.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The relationship between rules of conduct and the values held and pursued by individuals and organisations is explained with examples. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation for this Unit Standard shall be obtained from the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body, through summative and formative assessment by a registered assessor.
  • Assessors must be registered as an Assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Agreement with the relevant ETQA.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner must demonstrate a working understanding of the statutory, regulatory and other frameworks affecting the provision of public sector services to the extent relevant to applying the Public Sector Code of Conduct in own work roles and context. These frameworks include, but are not limited to:
  • Batho Pele
  • Public Service Act
  • Public Finance and Management Act
  • Municipal Finance Management Act
  • Constitution
  • Preferential Procurement Act
  • Access to information Act
  • Black Economic Empowerment Act
  • Labour Relations Act
  • Employment Equity Act
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act
  • Acts specific to the public sector organizational context of the learner

    The learner must demonstrate an understanding of relevant organisational requirement relevant to applying the Public Sector Code of Conduct in own work roles and context, which requirements include, but are not limited to:
  • Information sources
  • Information flow within the organisation
  • Internal organisation policy, procedure and guidelines
  • Information requirements
  • Information security 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners are able to identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to achieve the quantitative and qualitative administrative outputs in a manner compliant with the Code of Conduct. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Learners are able to work ethically and effectively with others as a member of a work team, group, organization or community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Learners are able to organize and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively in order to ensure that all tasks are completed in a manner compliant with the requirements of the Code of Conduct. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are able to collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relevant to upholding and supporting the standards of conduct laid down in the Code of Conduct. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are able to communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to support the provisions of the Code of Conduct. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use science and technology effectively and critically to uphold the standards laid down in the Code of Conduct. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation and that both organisational and statutory requirements are reflected in the consequences of the Code of Conduct for all South Africans. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 113956, which is "Demonstrate knowledge of and apply the Public Sector Code of Conduct in own work roles and context. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58578   National Certificate: Local Government Councillor Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Core  57804   National Certificate: Public Administration  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 


    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.
     
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    3. ABA Sebenzi 
    4. Africa Institute For Public Administration 
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    6. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
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    10. Break The Chains Development Services 
    11. BW Khuzwayo Consulting CC 
    12. Change Strategies Consulting Services CC 
    13. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    14. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    15. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    16. DialNx Consultants 
    17. Didintle Training Services 
    18. Dijama Training Academy 
    19. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    20. Edutraining Business College 
    21. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
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    25. Gauteng Association Of Local Authorities 
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    86. Tuns Trading and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
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