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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the ethical standards in the Public Sector 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
113960  Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the ethical standards in the Public Sector 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Public Administration and Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Public Administration 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-12-03  2006-11-16  SAQA 0151/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-11-16   2010-11-16  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
242857  Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the ethical standards in the Public Sector  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for people employed in the public sector. People credited with this Unit Standard are able to apply ethical standards to their own work roles and to identify breaches of ethical standards in the workplace.

Learners will be able to:
  • Explain the core ethical values and standards which apply to the public sector.
  • Outline ethical values and standards contained in legislation and codes which have relevance to the conduct of employees in the public sector.
  • Describe areas of ethical conflict for public sector employees .
  • Explain the importance of ethical values and standards in relation to the public sector. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Persons attempting this unit standard should be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the core ethical values and standards which apply to the Public Sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The core public sector ethical values are identified and explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Examples include but are not limited to:
  • justice,
  • fairness,
  • integrity,
  • responsibility,
  • openness,
  • accountability,
  • stewardship,
  • competence

    Evidence of four examples is required
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The reasons for ethical standards in the public sector are identified and explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Examples include but are not limited to:
  • public expectations,
  • nature of democratic governance,
  • need to encourage voluntary compliance,
  • discretionary powers,
  • accountability requirements

    Evidence of three examples is required
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Outline ethical values and standards contained in legislation and codes. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Outline ethical values and standards contained in legislation and codes, which have relevance to the conduct of employees in the public sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The values and standards contained in the Regulations applicable to the learner`s employer organisation are identified and explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Implied and/or explicit; examples include but are not limited to:
  • being imbued with the spirit of Batho Pele,
  • maintaining appropriate standards of integrity and personal responsibility,
  • concern for the public interest,
  • being efficient,
  • respecting the law

    Evidence of three examples is required.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The main principles contained in the Public Sector Code of Conduct are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe areas of ethical conflict for Public Sector employees. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The areas of ethical conflict between personal and public interests are identified and explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Examples include but are not limited to:
  • acceptance of gifts,
  • hospitality, travel or air points,
  • sponsorship,
  • secondary employment/ moonlighting,
  • post employment obligations,
  • disclosure of information,
  • political activities,
  • standing for public elections

    Evidence of three examples is required
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The possible areas of ethical conflict between duty to government of the day and duty to public interest are identified and explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Examples include but are not limited to:
  • non-partisan nature of the public sector,
  • matters of conscience and duty,
  • leaking information,
  • whistle blowing

    Evidence of two examples is required.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the importance of ethical values and standards in relation to the Public Sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Two case studies reported in the public arena that illustrate the importance of ethical values and standards within the public sector are identified and an explanation given of the issues involved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The importance of ethical values and standards within the candidate`s own organisation and role within that organisation are identified and explained with examples. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation for this Unit Standard shall be obtained from the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body, through summative and formative assessment by a registered assessor.
  • Assessors must be registered as an Assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Agreement with the relevant ETQA.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The Statutory Framework

    A working knowledge of: statute law affecting the provision of public sector
    services:
  • Public Finance and Management Act or the Municipal Finance Management Act
  • Preferential Procurement Act
  • Black Economic Empowerment Act
  • Labour Relations Act
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act
  • Acts specific to the public sector organizational context of the learner


    The Organisation

    A detailed understanding of:
  • information flows within the organisation
  • organisational, external agency and employee requirements for information
  • procedures for the security and confidentiality of information
  • sources of information for the resolution of discrepancies. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners are able to identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to monitor and uphold ethical standards in the public sector. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Learners are able to work ethically and effectively with others as a member of a work team, group, organization or community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Learners are able to organize and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively and to operate ethically in fulfilling their responsibilities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are able to collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relevant to upholding and supporting the ethical objectives of the government. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are able to communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and / or written persuasion to support the establishment and maintenance of high ethical standards in the public sector. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use science and technology effectively and critically in support of the establishment and maintenance of high ethical standards in government. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognizing that high standards of ethical behaviour are core to the effective and efficient delivery of services to the people of South Africa especially those who are least able to relieve themselves and their communities of the burdens associated with entrapment in the poverty cycle. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 242857, which is "Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the ethical standards in the Public Sector", Level 4, 4 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48513   National Certificate: Public Administration  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-11-16  Was PSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49627   Further Education and Training Certificate: e Records Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Core  50081   Further Education and Training Certificate: Leadership Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Core  48960   Further Education and Training Certificate: Social Security Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Core  50102   National Certificate: Dog Handling  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


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