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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of labour market dynamics 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
337085  Demonstrate an understanding of labour market dynamics 
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 
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 will be able to give an explanation of the factors and influences that affect the labour market and then be able to investigate how these impact on the labour market. Learners will also be able to give an account of how labour market dynamics can be used in mutual interest disputes, for reality testing, to facilitate a settlement, in arbitration proceedings and in the issuing of an award.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining labour market dynamics.
  • Explaining the application of labour market dynamics to dispute management processes. 

  • 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 labour market dynamics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Factors which affect the labour market are outlined with examples of their possible effect. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Factors may include but are not limited to:
  • Consumer Price Index (CPI), inflation, unemployment, industry related settlement trends, labour legislation, economic growth rate, population growth, national skills base, collective agreements and sectoral determinations.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Influences which affect the labour market are outlined with examples of how they affect it. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Influences may include but are not limited to:
  • Government and trade union policies, international and national economic trends, International Labour Organisation Conventions and corporate governance.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the application of labour market dynamics to dispute management processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of how labour market dynamics are used in mutual interest disputes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Mutual interest disputes may include but are not limited to:
  • Facilitation, conciliation and mediation.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods to utilise labour market dynamics for reality testing are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of how labour market dynamics are used in the approach to facilitate a settlement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An explanation is given of how labour market dynamics are considered in essential services arbitration proceedings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An explanation is given of how the labour market dynamics are considered in the issuing of an award. 


    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 
  • Basic economics (micro and macro). 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when gathering information which may impact on the labour market and when exploring labour market dynamics. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities in ways which reflect that information gathered and used is current and accurate. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the factors and influences which may affect the labour market. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to source, capture, process, collate and provide data applicable to the labour market. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the inaccurate processing of labour market information may have a negative impact on the outcomes of the dispute management processes. 

    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
    Fundamental  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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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.