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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 Corporate Training Institute and HR Consulting 
    2. Africa Institute For Public Administration 
    3. All Access Holdings 
    4. Amabamba Recruitment 
    5. AMATHUBA HUB 
    6. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    7. AVC Corporate Advisory Services (PTY) LTD. 
    8. Bafedile M (PTY) LTD 
    9. Bantubanye Skills 
    10. Black Thari Trading Enterprise 
    11. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    12. Boni Africa Events & Development 
    13. Bull's Business and Skills Training Institute 
    14. CAMBLISH TRAINING INSTITUTE PTY LTD 
    15. Continuing Education Programme 
    16. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    17. DialNx Consultants 
    18. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    19. Ditlou Solutions 
    20. Edutraining Business College 
    21. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    22. Express Model 405 
    23. Gauteng Association Of Local Authorities 
    24. Glere Skills and Consultants 
    25. Green Horizon Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    26. Gudlhuza Development Solutions cc 
    27. Hercuscope 
    28. Hlombe and Associates 
    29. IGKM Management Services (Pty) Ltd 
    30. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    31. ITO Focus Reagile 
    32. Iziko Capacity Building CC. 
    33. Jobafrik Consulting 
    34. Josmap Training Institute 
    35. Jucamo Shelf 4 CC. 
    36. Kalideen Management 
    37. KALIDEEN MANAGEMENT SERVICES 
    38. Kernel Management and Consulting (PTY) LTD. 
    39. Kgolo Institute 
    40. Kgotla Trading Enterprise 
    41. Khosithi Training 
    42. Kia Chuma 
    43. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    44. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    45. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    46. Life Long ABET Consulting 
    47. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    48. Mahayi HRD Services cc 
    49. Makhophila Business Enterprise 
    50. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    51. MARUATONA TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    52. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    53. Mbokazi & Mkhize 
    54. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    55. Miczo's Enterprise 
    56. Misol Projects cc 
    57. MJ Mafunisa Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    58. Mmanape Management Solutions 
    59. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    60. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    61. Mosako Wa Kitso 
    62. Ndrendre Building & General Services 
    63. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
    64. Neopeo Trading & Projects 
    65. Networx for Career Development 
    66. New Hope Revival Organisation 
    67. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    68. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    69. NOLWAZI TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY PTY LTD 
    70. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    71. NS Global Academy 
    72. Omithombo Management Academy 
    73. ON-TRACK EMPOWERING SOLUTIONS PTY LTD 
    74. Outeniqua Leadership Institute 
    75. Pebetse Training and Consulting 
    76. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    77. PM Skills House 
    78. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    79. Powernexus 
    80. Pulakgadi Training Consulting CC 
    81. Reflections Development Institute 
    82. Regent Business School (Pty) Ltd t/a Regent Business School 
    83. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    84. Sebobatho Project Management 
    85. Senelo Trading CC 
    86. Solstice Networks CC. 
    87. South African Governance and Business College 
    88. Sports Science Institute Of SA 
    89. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 
    90. T Mabuya & Associates CC 
    91. Talent Centre Training 
    92. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    93. Thekwini College 
    94. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    95. Thuto-Boswa Education and Training Solution 
    96. TIRISANO YA BAKWENA CONSULTANTS 
    97. Tlaletso Consultants 
    98. Tradesman Consulting and Training Solutions 
    99. Trifocus Fitness Academy cc 
    100. Tshelopele Development Institution 
    101. Tshwane Training Institute (PTY) LTD. 
    102. TTTC 
    103. Twin Peak Technologies 
    104. Umfolozi FET College 
    105. Umqondo Consultancy 
    106. Umsenge SDCS 
    107. UNIVERSITY OF BUSINESS EXCELLENCE(PTY)LTD 
    108. University of Venda 
    109. Vantage Training 
    110. Vicmat Consultants 
    111. Vuselela FET College - Central Office 
    112. Vuselela FET College - Klerksdorp Campus 
    113. WMD CIVILS 
    114. Xtyle Fitness and Entertainment Academy NPC 
    115. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 
    116. ZMG CONSULTING 



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