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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of a social security work context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116247  Demonstrate an understanding of a social security work context 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Administration 
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-Fundamental  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
This Unit Standard provides a broad introduction to the Social Security environment. It is the starting point for a learner in this sector. The focus is knowledge, skills, values and attitudes in relation to the learner's own context and experience of the world of work

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Understanding the basic concepts of a Social Security work context.
  • Explaining the position of Social Security in relation to the sector.
  • Explaining how own Social Security sector is regulated.
  • Explaining the position of Social Security in relation to related policy, legislation and regulations. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners accessing this Unit Standard are competent in:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3
  • Communication at NQF Level 3, or equivalent 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the structure and roles of the different types of organisations and/or roleplayers within the Social Security sector in South Africa. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Role-players include, but are not limited to, governmental and non-governmental roleplayers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various role-players are listed and classified into groups according to their purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The roles of the different types of role-players are explained in the context of the Social Security sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Social Security Sector activities common to all role-players within the sector are identified and listed from readily available information. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and describe the role of associations or regulatory authorities in or affecting a the Social Security work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A community profile is compiled in order to establish the structures that are involved with Social Security and that offer services in line with Social Security. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reasons for the existence of associations, related structures and regulatory authorities within, or affecting, this sector are explained in the context of the roles that they play. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consultation processes are determined for integrating Social Security activities with other associations, structures and regulatory authorities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The Social Security services are integrated with those associations, related structures and regulatory authorities that are identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain how own Social Security Sector is regulated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The constitutional principles that apply to the regulatory requirements of the Social Security sector are identified and explained in writing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The sector's main representative bodies are identified, and their functions are explained in relation to the regulation of the Social Security Sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The roles and functions of other principle regulatory bodies governing the sector are explained as they apply to Social Security. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The reasons why the Service Sector is regulated are given with examples of the consequences of an unregulated environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The Codes of Practice that relate to the Social Security Sector are identified and the main points listed in summary form. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and describe the functions of related policy, regulations and legislation that impact on the Social Security work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The Social Security policies, regulations and legislation are identified and their relation to the provision of government services is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relevant legal requirements for Social Security provisioning are identified and explained in writing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relevant internal law relating to Social Security provisioning is identified and explained in writing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The policy environment of Social Security in South Africa is identified and integrated into policies applicable to own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The Social Assistance Policy Framework in South Africa is explained and applied to own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The role of own Department/Entity in the provision of Social Assistance is related to own work context and that of Social Security as a whole. 


    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, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Agreement 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 or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Agreement with the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The structure and roles of the government departments, related bodies and authorities in this sector in South Africa, including their main activities. The key role-players operating within this environment.

    The difference between the marketing of products, the marketing of services and the role of one's own Social Security Sector in the national economy.

    Reasons for the existence and role of associations or regulatory authorities in the context of the sector, "Related sectors, role-players, associations or regulatory authorities", involved in Social Security

    Learners understand how to identify sector strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and are able to relate these facts to the requirements of their sector. They are able to identify at least 10 of their own service offerings.

    Learners are able to identify and interpret relevant legislation and policies that impact on their own work context, including:
  • Social Security legislation
  • Social Assistance Policy Framework
  • An overview of Government structures and functions
  • Departmental functions and policies 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when identifying and when describing the roles of the associations or regulatory authorities and when evaluating their Department's position in the Sector. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and / or written persuasion when explaining the structure and roles of the sub-sectors in one's own work sector, describing the roles of the different associations, regulatory authorities and legislation, and discussing their own sector's position in relation to this. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use science and technology effectively and critically when searching the Internet for information on the associations or regulatory authorities and when accessing data for work functions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation and that other departments, bodies and regulatory authorities impact on work functions. 

    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 
    Terminology:

    The learner should correctly apply common terminology accepted within their own Social Security sector. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48960   Further Education and Training Certificate: Social Security Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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