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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Write advisory awards in labour disputes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
337119  Write advisory awards in labour disputes 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Labour Relations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
119925  Consider Advisory awards in labour disputes  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The learner credited with this Unit Standard is able to consider appropriate circumstances under which an advisory award could be issued, following a conciliation process and write an advisory award in terms of South African Labour Legislation and/or recognised dispute resolution procedures in the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), Bargaining Council Collective Agreements and/or Private Agencies.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining advisory awards.
  • Considering an advisory award following a conciliation process.
  • Considering an application for an advisory award to determine employee status.
  • Issuing an advisory award. 

  • 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.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 or equivalent.
  • ID 119946: Unit Standard: Conduct a labour conciliation process.
  • ID 119933: Unit Standard: Write arbitration awards. 

  • 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 advisory awards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of what advisory awards are and their applicability to persons and parties involved. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The explanation of what constitutes an advisory award includes the non-binding nature thereof.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The legislated circumstances under which an advisory award may be issued are listed and explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Consider an advisory award following a conciliation process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The parties to a conciliation process are identified and their respective positions are considered. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Arguments and evidence are considered from all parties in terms of the rules of evidence. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Consider an application for an advisory award to determine employee status. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The application for an advisory award is reviewed to establish the basis of the application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Arguments and evidence are considered from all parties in terms of the rules of evidence. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Issue an advisory award. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Case law, codes of good practice and legislation are researched to be taken into consideration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Advisory award is written reflecting key components that have been considered. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Key components consideration of case law, codes of good practice and legislation, evidence, arguments and recommendations.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through Recognition of Prior Learning) 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 
  • The conciliation process, related legislation and legislative rules and dispute resolution procedures.
  • Conciliation in relation to other dispute resolution processes.
  • Labour Relations Act.
  • Case Law and Codes of good practice.
  • Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) rules and relevant dispute resolution procedures and other relevant legislation.
  • South African Labour Legislation and/or dispute resolution procedures in Bargaining Council Collective Agreements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems that arise during the process, including objections, in ways that display critical and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with the parties in a way that will extract the required information to make a legal and fair award. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities in ways which the processes are carried out in terms of the law and the delivery of an award is made responsibly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information presented in the process of writing advisory awards in labour disputes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively during the hearing (information gathering) and in the issuing of an advisory award. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems in terms of the impact of the advisory award on the parties to the dispute. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts in terms of the needs and interest of parties in a conciliation process by acknowledging beliefs and identity. 

    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 119925, "Consider Advisory awards in labour disputes", Level 6, 6 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  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: 
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