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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Examine social features as pertaining to the workplace 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8664  Examine social features as pertaining to the workplace 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hospitality,Tourism,Travel, Leisure and Gaming 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Gaming and Leisure 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
A person assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to:
  • Select a sociological feature for consideration and justify this choice with reference to South African workplaces.
  • Examine South African workplaces in terms of the sociological feature.
  • Analyse the constitutional, legislative or policy issues impacting on the sociological feature.
  • Explain the impact on individuals and groups in the workplace.
  • Reflect on the implications for themselves.

    This competence will equip learners with thinking tools which underpin their ability to participate thoughtfully and ethically in any environment. In so doing, it will contribute to the development of a more critical citizenry. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    No prior learning is assumed. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Guides to the scope and complexity of the specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge are provided in ranges/points beneath each. These are prefaced by "e.g." since they are neither comprehensive nor necessarily appropriate to all contexts. Alternatives must however be comparable in scope and complexity. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select a sociological issue for consideration. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Select a sociological issue for consideration and justify the choice with reference to South African workplaces. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Sociological features could include any of the categories used in the Employment Equity Act, the Bill of Rights or drawn from social theory.
  • Justification must include at least an argument as to the relevance of the issue to South African workplaces. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The assessment of a person against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools which are appropriate to the contexts in which the skills will be applied. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self assessment and peer assessment; formative and summative assessment; and portfolios and observations.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes, and essential embedded knowledges are assessed.
    1. The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.
    2. Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral and written evidence. It cannot be assessed only through seeing the knowledge being applied.
    3. The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If the person being assessed is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if they are able to perform the specific outcomes but are unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should also not be assessed as competent.
    4. Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse South African workplaces in terms of any key sociological feature. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Analysis requires a description and explanation of both current and historical patterns. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The assessment of a person against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools which are appropriate to the contexts in which the skills will be applied. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self assessment and peer assessment; formative and summative assessment; and portfolios and observations.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes, and essential embedded knowledges are assessed.
    1. The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.
    2. Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral and written evidence. It cannot be assessed only through seeing the knowledge being applied.
    3. The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If the person being assessed is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if they are able to perform the specific outcomes but are unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should also not be assessed as competent.
    4. Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse the constitutional, legislative or policy issues impacting on the sociological feature. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Analysis must include a critical evaluation of the constitutional, legislative or policy requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The assessment of a person against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools which are appropriate to the contexts in which the skills will be applied. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self assessment and peer assessment; formative and summative assessment; and portfolios and observations.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes, and essential embedded knowledges are assessed.
    1. The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.
    2. Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral and written evidence. It cannot be assessed only through seeing the knowledge being applied.
    3. The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If the person being assessed is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if they are able to perform the specific outcomes but are unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should also not be assessed as competent.
    4. Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the impact on individuals and groups in the workplace. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Explanation must be justified with reference to actual rather than hypothetical instances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The assessment of a person against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools which are appropriate to the contexts in which the skills will be applied. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self assessment and peer assessment; formative and summative assessment; and portfolios and observations.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes, and essential embedded knowledges are assessed.
    1. The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.
    2. Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral and written evidence. It cannot be assessed only through seeing the knowledge being applied.
    3. The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If the person being assessed is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if they are able to perform the specific outcomes but are unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should also not be assessed as competent.
    4. Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Reflect on the implications for themselves. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The assessment of a person against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools which are appropriate to the contexts in which the skills will be applied. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self assessment and peer assessment; formative and summative assessment; and portfolios and observations.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes, and essential embedded knowledges are assessed.
    1. The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.
    2. Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral and written evidence. It cannot be assessed only through seeing the knowledge being applied.
    3. The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If the person being assessed is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if they are able to perform the specific outcomes but are unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should also not be assessed as competent.
    4. Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. 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.
    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
    3. Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA`s policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQA`s (including professional bodies); and in terms of the moderation guideline detailed under point 4 immediately below.
    4. Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification.

    Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution which is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The person acquiring this unit standard should be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of:
    1. The spectrum of sociological features relevant to South African workplaces.
    2. The constitutional, legislative and policy requirements relating to any one of these features.
    3. The historical evolution of workplaces in South Africa in terms of the key sociological feature chosen.
    4. Any two social theories which explain the impact of the sociological feature on individuals and groups within the workplace.
    5. The relevance of social understanding for workplaces and the actions of individuals within the workplace. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community - relates to the following specific outcomes:
  • Select a sociological issue for consideration and justify the choice with reference to South African workplaces.
  • Analyse South African workplaces in terms of any key sociological feature.
  • Analyse the constitutional, legislative or policy issues impacting on the sociological feature.
  • Explain the impact on individuals and groups in the workplace. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understanding the world as a set of related systems - relates to the following specific outcomes:
  • Select a sociological issue for consideration and justify the choice with reference to South African workplaces.
  • Analyse South African workplaces in terms of any key sociological feature.
  • Analyse the constitutional, legislative or policy issues impacting on the sociological feature.
  • Explain the impact on individuals and groups in the workplace. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contributing to the personal development of learners and the society and economy, by participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities - relates to the following specific outcomes:
  • Select a sociological issue for consideration and justify the choice with reference to South African workplaces.
  • Analyse South African workplaces in terms of any key sociological feature.
  • Analyse the constitutional, legislative or policy issues impacting on the sociological feature.
  • Explain the impact on individuals and groups in the workplace. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Assessment case studies and other supplementary to be developed through the learnership pilots. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48883   Further Education and Training Certificate: Small Business Advising (Information Support)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Fundamental  59409   National Certificate: Agricultural Extension  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  24195   National Certificate: Community Conservation: Practice and Co-ordination  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-04-09  CATHSSETA 
    Fundamental  67693   National Certificate: Fitness  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  18943   National Certificate: Tourism: Cabin Crew  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-01-10  CATHSSETA 
    Fundamental  67692   National Diploma: Coaching Science  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  20613   National Diploma: Event Co-ordination  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Fundamental  67691   National Diploma: Fitness  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  20414   National Diploma: Service Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  65989   Further Education and Training Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  36436   National Certificate: Local Economic Development  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  93993   National Certificate: Labour Relations Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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.
     
    1. Africa Institute For Public Administration 
    2. AFRICAN ETD ACADEMY 
    3. AIYANA HAIR AND BEAUTY 
    4. All Access Holdings 
    5. Amabamba Recruitment 
    6. AMATHUBA HUB 
    7. ASHCOR CONSULTING PTY LTD 
    8. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    9. Bafedile M (PTY) LTD 
    10. Bantubanye Skills 
    11. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    12. Boni Africa Events & Development 
    13. BUCKS BUB TRADING 5 CC 
    14. BUSINESS CIRCLE CONSULTATION 
    15. CAMBLISH TRAINING INSTITUTE PTY LTD 
    16. Continuing Education Programme 
    17. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    18. DialNx Consultants 
    19. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    20. Ditlou Solutions 
    21. DORO-ELLA PTY LTD 
    22. Edutraining Business College 
    23. ELADA CONSULTING 
    24. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    25. EVERS XCELLENCE MANAGEMENT CONSULTING PTY LTD. 
    26. Express Model 405 
    27. Gauteng Association Of Local Authorities 
    28. Glere Skills and Consultants 
    29. GLOBAL STAR TRADING CC 
    30. Green Horizon Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    31. Gudlhuza Development Solutions cc 
    32. ILANGA LABOUR ASSOCIATES CC 
    33. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    34. ITO Focus Reagile 
    35. Iziko Capacity Building CC. 
    36. Jobafrik Consulting 
    37. Jucamo Shelf 4 CC. 
    38. KALIDEEN MANAGEMENT SERVICES 
    39. Kernel Management and Consulting (PTY) LTD. 
    40. Kgolo Institute 
    41. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
    42. Kia Chuma 
    43. KITCHERSAULOS TRADING AND PROJECTS 
    44. LEMOHA WORKPLACE SOLUTION & TRADING 
    45. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    46. LUGYN TRAINING AND PROJECTS CC 
    47. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    48. M28 CONSULTING AND TRAINING 
    49. MAGOS GROUP CC 
    50. Mahayi HRD Services cc 
    51. MAKARIOS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY PTY LTD 
    52. Makhophila Business Enterprise 
    53. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    54. MARUATONA TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    55. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    56. Mbokazi & Mkhize 
    57. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    58. Miczo's Enterprise 
    59. Misol Projects cc 
    60. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    61. Ndrendre Building & General Services 
    62. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
    63. Networx for Career Development 
    64. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    65. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    66. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    67. NS Global Academy 
    68. ON-TRACK EMPOWERING SOLUTIONS PTY LTD 
    69. Outeniqua Leadership Institute 
    70. PEAKFORD MANAGEMENT CONSULTING 
    71. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    72. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    73. Powernexus 
    74. PUISANONG INVESTMENT ENTERPRISES PTY LTD 
    75. Sebobatho Project Management 
    76. Senelo Trading CC 
    77. SHIRS VISION COMPLEADEV PTY LTD 
    78. Siyakhula Trust ETD Institute Pty Ltd 
    79. SIZA NESU TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    80. Solstice Networks CC. 
    81. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    82. Thekwini College 
    83. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    84. TIRISANO YA BAKWENA CONSULTANTS 
    85. Tlaletso Consultants 
    86. Tradesman Consulting and Training Solutions 
    87. Tshelopele Development Institution 
    88. Tshwane Training Institute (PTY) LTD. 
    89. TTTC 
    90. Umfolozi FET College 
    91. Umqondo Consultancy 
    92. University of Venda 
    93. Vicmat Consultants 
    94. VUCA INSTITUTE OF LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT 
    95. Vuselela FET College - Central Office 
    96. Vuselela FET College - Klerksdorp Campus 
    97. WMD CIVILS 
    98. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 



    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.