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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of legislation, regulations and dispute resolution institutions in the public service 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
337083  Demonstrate an understanding of legislation, regulations and dispute resolution institutions in the public service 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Labour Relations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Human Resources 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  10 
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 learner credited with this unit standard is able to explain the legislation and regulations impacting on the public service as well as the powers and composition of the public service. Learners will also be able to list and explain the various labour institutions within the public service and explain the types of disputes which may be handled by each of these institutions.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the application, scope and purpose of legislation in the public service with respect to employment relations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Public Service Act and Public Service Regulations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of dispute resolution institutions and procedures in the public service. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    it is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 5 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The range statements are incorporated in the Specific Outcomes and Associated Assessment Criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the application, scope and purpose of legislation in the public service with respect to employment relations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The legislation with respect to employment relations which applies to the public service is listed giving an indication of the section number and the relevant Act in which they can be found. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A brief explanation is given of the purpose of the legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of the legislation is outlined in terms of employment relations in the public service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The decision making powers of the various executing authorities are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The composition of the public service is outlined as set out in the Public Service Act. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the Public Service Act and Public Service Regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The functions and powers of the executing authorities as provided in the Public Service Act and the Public Service Regulations are listed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Executing authorities may include but is not limited to Ministers, Premiers and MEC's.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The implementation or limitation of actions affecting the public service or its members is explained as provided for in the Public Service Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The conflict of interest in employment acts or decisions are explained as per the Public Service Regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An outline is given of the sections in the Public Service Regulations impacting on employment relations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sections impacting on employment relations in the public service Regulations may include but are not limited to:
  • The job evaluation, compensation for employees, working environment, procedures for appointment, promotions and termination of service, performance management, development training and education and labour relations provisions for senior management service.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of dispute resolution institutions and procedures in the public service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various institutions, which are linked to dispute resolution in the public service are listed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The scope of each institution is outlined with examples which determine jurisdiction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of the types of disputes referred to each institution. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Types of disputes may include but are not limited to:
  • Unfair labour practice, mutual interest, interpretation and application of collective agreements, unfair dismissals and unilateral changes to terms and conditions of employment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An explanation is given of the different procedures and processes in the various institutions. 


    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 or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place 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 in place 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 in place 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 understanding and implementation of legislation and regulations affecting the public service industry. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to interpret and understand legislative provisions within the public service. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using presentation techniques and written skills during discussion and/or presentation exercises. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to source and use legislation and regulations affecting the public service. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing the impact that the legislation and regulations in the public service has on each other. 

    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  74570   National Certificate: Labour Relations Practice  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  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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