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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate applied knowledge of financial administration in a sheriff's office 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252390  Demonstrate applied knowledge of financial administration in a sheriff's office 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Sheriffs 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Justice in Society 
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
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 person credited with this Unit Standard will be able to explain the cycle of recording of financial transactions and terminology and identify and explain source documents and their use. They will also be able to explain the purpose of subsidiary journals and accounting and administrative practices for the handling of monies. They will be able to explain legislative, administrative and reporting requirements for trust and business accounts. The learner will also be able to determine settlement figures and tariffs.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining basic accounting practices.
  • Describing the requirements of trust and business accounts for sheriffs.
  • Calculating settlement figures and tariffs in terms of legislation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain basic accounting practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The cycle of recording transactions and related terminology is explained in terms of accounting practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Identified types of source documents are explained in terms of their purpose/usage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The purpose of subsidiary journals is explained in terms of accounting practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Accounting practices for the handling of monies are explained in accordance with organisational policies and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Accounting practices for the handling of monies may include but are not limited to receipting procedures, banking procedures, trust and business payment procedures.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the requirements of trust and business accounts for sheriffs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legislation pertaining to trust and business accounts is explained in order to comply with professional standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The requirements for opening a trust and business account are explained in terms of relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The requirements for maintaining trust and business accounts are explained in terms of relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The reporting procedure for trust and business accounts is explained in accordance with legislative requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Calculate settlement figures and tariffs in terms of legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different types of settlement figures and tariffs are identified and explained in terms of legislation and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Settlement figures payable are determined according to the tariff schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Settlement tariffs payable are determined according to the tariff schedule. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • 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.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor 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.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to the determining of settlement figures and tariffs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities so that the regulated tariffs being used are current and apply to the service being provided. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information related to calculating of settlement figures and tariffs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to assist in the calculation of settlement figures and tariffs to ensure accuracy. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where a full and in-depth understanding of the financial administration in a sheriff's office has a positive impact on the work conducted in the sheriff's profession. 

    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  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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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