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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain employment in a specific occupation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262627  Explain employment in a specific occupation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hairdressing Cosmetology and Beauty 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Personal Care 
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
114784  Demonstrate an understanding of the personal care sector and its role  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will enable learners to explain how to become employable in a specific occupation and the structures and regulations affecting them as employees in the related sector.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Explain the context and structure of qualifications for the specific occupation.
  • Explain how to become qualified for the specific occupation.
  • Explain regulatory factors affecting employers and employees in the specific industry. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the context and structure of qualifications for the specific occupation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role and structure of the National Qualifications Framework are explained as they relate to qualifications for the specific occupation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Outcomes based learning is explained as it relates to qualifications for the specific occupation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The nature and structure of SAQA qualifications and Unit Standards are explained as they relate to qualifications for the specific occupation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role and structures of the applicable Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) are explained as they relate to qualifications and development for the specific occupation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain how to become qualified for the specific occupation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Learnerships/Apprenticeships are explained in terms of their functionality in the context of the specific industry. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Learnerships/Apprenticeships include but are not limited to:
  • Conditions of a learnership/apprenticeships.
  • Contents of the learnership/apprenticeships agreement.
  • Roles and functions of all the parties to the learnership/apprenticeships agreement.
  • Requirements of all the parties to the learnership/apprenticeships agreement.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Suitability of prospective learners to employers is explained according to employment requirements and development opportunities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of keeping a logbook and Portfolio of Evidence is explained in terms of the learner's own expected outcomes and qualification outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Completion of the logbook and Portfolio of Evidence is described with reference to the layout and purpose of each component. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain regulatory factors affecting employers and employees in the specific industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relationship between the given sector and the specific industry is explained in terms of structure and governing legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The legislative framework applicable to the specific sector is explained in terms of its impact on employees for the specific occupation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislative framework may include but is not limited to:
  • Basic rights of an employee contained in the Basic Conditions of Employment Act as they affect employees for the specific occupation.
  • The basic duties of an employer contained in the Basic Conditions of Employment Act.
  • Basic rights of an employee in the Labour Relations Act in relation to:
    > Freedom of Association.
    > Bargaining.
    > Unfair Labour Practice.
    > Unfair Dismissal.
  • Role of the Department of Labour.
  • Role of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) or Bargaining Council (where applicable).
  • Professional bodies and/or regulating authorities.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Organisational structures for employers and employees are explained relation to the specific industry. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Organisational structures include but are not limited to:
  • Trade Unions.
  • Employers Associations.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Collective Agreements and Contracts of Employment are explained in the context of the specific industry as they relate to conditions of employment. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • 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 in accordance with the current ETQA regulations.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Other ETQAs who have a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA would be responsible for moderation of achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Structure of unit standards and qualifications.
  • Outcomes based learning methodologies.
  • The nature and structure of SAQA.
  • The role and structure of SETAs.
  • How to record evidence in a portfolio and logbook.
  • Legislation governing work practices. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems by explaining how to become qualified in the occupation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to understand the law as it affects employees. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively in order to explain the relationship between the specific Industry and the specific Sector. 

    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 114784, "Demonstrate an understanding of the personal care sector and its role", Level 2, 2 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65750   National Certificate: Hairdressing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  80646   Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty and Nail Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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.
     
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