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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate a basic understanding of legislation and related role players applicable to the payroll environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264335  Demonstrate a basic understanding of legislation and related role players applicable to the payroll environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Administration 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Office 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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for learners working within a payroll environment, where the acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to one's job capabilities. The completion of this standard will provide the learner with a basic understanding of the laws that impact on payroll administration. The standard will also provide the learner with an understanding of the purpose of bargaining councils and how they impact on the payroll environment.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying and demonstrating a basic understanding of the general legislation and regulations that affect payroll administration.
  • Demonstrating a basic understanding of statutory law and the related rules, deadlines and regulations that affect payroll administration.
  • Demonstrating basic understanding of bargaining councils and how they affect payroll. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner has the following knowledge and skills:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and demonstrate a basic understanding of the general legislation and regulations that affect payroll administration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act is basically explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The provisions of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act that affect payroll administration are explained in relation to how they affect payroll administration. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The provisions of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act that affect payroll include but are not limited to provisions for leave based on type of employment, deductions and overtime.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The functions that need to be fulfilled in line with the Basic Conditions of Employment Act are explained in relation to own payroll administration support function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Typical queries that may be raised by employees relating to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and how it impacts on their payslip are identified and typical answers explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate a basic understanding of statutory law and the related rules, deadlines and regulations that affect payroll administration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles of law is basically explained in relation to the impact it has on payroll administration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role and purpose of SARS is basically explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The crucial annual date in the payroll calendar for SARS submissions is identified and the various activities required to comply with this date are explained in relation to the payroll function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The main role players that the payroll administration department liaises with in SARS are identified in relation to the functions they fulfil. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate basic understanding of bargaining councils and how they affect payroll administration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of bargaining councils are basically explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact that bargaining councils have on the payroll environment is basically explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ways in which to contact different bargaining councils are identified for the purposes of information gathering. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The reason why a decision by a bargaining council may affect the calculation of pay is explained with examples. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any 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, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner must demonstrate an understanding of:
  • Data capturing for a payroll system.
  • Professionalism in a payroll environment.
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act-a basic overview and application to payroll environment.
  • Tax laws and regulations.
  • SARS rules, deadlines and related criteria.
  • Role players with SARS.
  • The purpose of bargaining councils.
  • The effects bargaining councils have on payroll environment.
  • Calculations of pay in relation to bargaining council activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to identify and explain laws that affect payroll administration. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in a team, group, or organisation in follow up on queries that may arise relating to laws, tax and bargaining council's requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to ensure that payroll administration support proactively handles provisions of law in preparing for payroll each month. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relating to Basic Conditions of Employment Act, tax laws and bargaining councils in performing the payroll administration support function. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to process payroll administration support transactions affected by law, SARS regulations and bargaining councils. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others to ensure that all payroll administrative functions are accurately captured. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that problems within the payroll environment do not exist in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by effectively ensuring that payroll administration support complies with legislation and the related regulations. 

    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  93995   Further Education and Training Certificate: Payroll Administration Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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