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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain human resource policies and procedures 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116257  Explain human resource policies and procedures 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Primary Agriculture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Primary Agriculture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 learner achieving this unit standard will be able to contribute to the effective functioning of an organisation by understanding Human Resource Principles and Practices applied at the workplace environment. His/her knowledge and understanding should be of such a nature that he/she should be able to provide inputs to these processes if called for.

In addition they will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into areas of harmonising relations amongst various stakeholders. The profession will benefit from the inputs received from the learner found competent in this unit standard.

Learners will understand the importance of the application of business principles in agricultural production with specific reference to human resources.

They will be able to operate farming practices as businesses and will gain the knowledge and skills to move from a subsistence orientation to an economic orientation in agriculture. Farmers will gain the knowledge and skills to access mainstream agriculture through a business-orientated approach to agriculture. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that a learner attempting this unit standard will demonstrate competence against the unit standards or equivalent:
  • NQF 2: Explain the principles of human resources management and practices in agriculture. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Whilst range statements have been defined generically to include as wide a set of alternatives as possible, all range statements should be interpreted within the specific context of application.

    Range statements are neither comprehensive nor necessarily appropriate to all contexts. Alternatives must however be comparable in scope and complexity. These are only as a general guide to scope and complexity of what is required. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of Human Resource rules, policies and procedures. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Policies and procedures include but are not limited to disciplinary, grievance, recruitment and selection, harassment, employment equity, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An ability to identify and communicate relevant human resource policies and procedures is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An ability to identify, describe and communicate relevant conditions of employment in an organisation is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to correctly utilise grievance procedures is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the various stakeholders and their roles within an organisation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Stakeholders include but are not limited to management and organised labour on-farm. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to correctly identify different stakeholders within the agri-business is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ability to correctly identify different external stakeholders is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The roles of identified stakeholders are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate involvement with the preparation and interpretation of contracts and agreements applicable at the work place. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Skills development levy, BCEA, Training Agreement, Recognition Agreement, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to provide inputs in the preparation of employment contracts is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Non-compliance in terms of agreements such as the BCEA agreement reached with stakeholders is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to identify and communicate relevant agreements both verbally and in writing is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of employment relations in an organisation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Race, ethnic groups, language and cultural differences, employment equity policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Differences in culture and language are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An understanding of the organisational policies and procedures related to employment is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Health and Safety rules and practices is explained. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment of qualifying learners 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 qualifying learners are working. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self-assessment and peer assessment, formative and summative assessment, portfolios and observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes; critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge are assessed.

    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.

    Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral or written evidence and cannot be assessed only by being observed.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a qualifying learner 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 a qualifying learner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, then they should not be assessed as competent.

    Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    Performance of specific outcomes must actively affirm target groups of qualifying learners, not unfairly discriminate against them. Qualifying learners should be able to justify their performance in terms of these values.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor 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.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The person is able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of:
  • Employment related procedures.
  • Centralised and decentralised agreements.
  • Basic principles of organised labour.
  • Implication of not following labour legislations and agreed procedures.
  • Plans e.g. Employment equity plan, work skill plans, training plan.
  • Labour legislations e.g. BCEA, LRA, EEA, SDA, OHSACT.
  • Policies e.g. Employment equity, grievance and disciplinary, harassment, HIV/Aids.
  • Relationship with relevant stakeholders, internally and externally e.g. trade unions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem Solving: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Human Resource rules, policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate involvement with the preparation and interpretation of contracts and agreements applicable at the work place. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-management: relates to specific outcome:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of employment relations in an organisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Interpreting Information: relates to specific outcome:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of employment relations in an organisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use Science and Technology: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The world as a set of related systems: relates to specific outcome:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of employment relations in an organisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Self-development: relates to specific outcome:
  • Demonstrate involvement with the preparation and interpretation of contracts and agreements applicable at the work place. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49048   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  49752   National Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Core  49052   National Certificate: Plant Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    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. A4 Consultancy CC 
    2. ABA Sebenzi 
    3. Akanani Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    4. Alpha Business Consultants 
    5. Ankholani Agricultural Primary Cooperative Limited 
    6. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    7. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    8. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    9. Bantubanye Skills 
    10. Bikologix Projects 
    11. Buena Vista Learning Academy 
    12. Bumunhu Services Providers Cc 
    13. Bussynet Advanced Trading 
    14. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    15. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    16. Cradle Stars Trading Enterprise 
    17. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    18. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    19. Ecoculture Training and Consultancy 
    20. Elangeni Consulting 
    21. ELASON PRO-ACTIVE SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    22. ELSENBURG AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 
    23. ENVOY PLANET CONSULTING AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    24. Fantique Trade 664 Cc 
    25. Faranang Marketing 
    26. Flick Environmental Services (Pty) Ltd 
    27. Global Care Trading 100 CC 
    28. Goitseone Trading and Projects Pty LTD 
    29. Goitsikitso Enterprise Trading 
    30. Growth Management Consulting 
    31. Heedmorine Training 
    32. IALE School of Advanced Learning Education 
    33. Icando 
    34. Impact Plus Training Consultants 
    35. Inafrica General Trading Pty LTD 
    36. Inkonyane Yamaswazi Projects 
    37. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    38. Iziko Capacity Building CC. 
    39. Izwelethu Black Diamond 
    40. Jabulane Training & Development 
    41. Josmap Training Institute 
    42. KAGISHO BUSINESS CONCEPTS (Pty) LTD 
    43. KayDee Project Management Cc 
    44. Kgolo Institute 
    45. KMK Training Services (PTY) Ltd 
    46. KN Business Solutions 
    47. KOKANO PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    48. KTMO Business Solutions 
    49. Leap Projects 
    50. Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services 
    51. LETZAA Group 
    52. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    53. Lip Holding (pty) LTD 
    54. LO Tantsi Fire Consultants CC. 
    55. Londimvelo Consultants 
    56. Mabuya Amahle Trading 
    57. Machabelele Associates 
    58. Magumzane Traiding cc 
    59. Maishamalema Development Training 
    60. Makaota Training Consultants 
    61. Makhuba Development Projects CC 
    62. Mamuhle Academy 
    63. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    64. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    65. Masizakhe Leanerships cc 
    66. Matotomana Training & General Trading 
    67. Matsila Holdings 
    68. Mbedvula Trust 
    69. Mimosa Business Consultants 
    70. Mind Magic Consulting 
    71. Mission Point Consulting 
    72. MML Consulting CC. 
    73. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
    74. Mogaladi Business Enterprise 
    75. Morena Empire Investment 
    76. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    77. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    78. MUHANGWENE DEVELOPMENT ENTERPRISE 
    79. Mvelo Consultant 
    80. Myeza Trading Enterprise 
    81. Nalengmokoni Investors (Pty) Ltd 
    82. National Institute For The Deaf - NID 
    83. Netgrow Training Solutions 
    84. Networx for Career Development 
    85. New Hope Revival Organisation 
    86. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    87. NTSIHLELE TRADING 
    88. Outcore Legacy Pty Ltd 
    89. Peritum Agri Institute 
    90. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    91. PKM Skills and Career Development 
    92. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    93. Progressive School of Business and Engineering (Pty) 
    94. PWI CORPORATE TRAINING PTY LTD 
    95. Quiver Skills Institute 
    96. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    97. RESISA LOGISTICS 
    98. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    99. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    100. Senelo Trading CC 
    101. SETHIKE TRADING 
    102. Setlakala Business Development 
    103. Siljeur Training Academy 
    104. SIZA NESU TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    105. South African ABET Development Agency SAADA 
    106. South African Corporate Training Association 
    107. South African Governance and Business College 
    108. South West Gauteng College - Molapo Campus 
    109. Spring Forest Trading 578 CC 
    110. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    111. Tachfin Holdings 
    112. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    113. Tashie Holdings 
    114. Teemil Safety Health and Environmental Consultants PTY LTD 
    115. Tembe Service Providers 
    116. Thando Consulting Services 
    117. The Crimson CO CC. 
    118. The Skills Development Hub (Pty) Ltd 
    119. Thothi Consulting 
    120. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    121. TLD Consulting 
    122. Tloumogale Business Development & Consulting 
    123. Tompi Seleka Agricultural College 
    124. Tovani Traiding 299 
    125. Tripple R Training Provider 
    126. Umbuso Training Services 
    127. Umfolozi FET College 
    128. UNIVERSITY OF BUSINESS EXCELLENCE(PTY)LTD 
    129. University of Venda 
    130. Vari Holdings (Pty)Ltd 
    131. Vicmat Consultants 
    132. VISIONARY SKILLS ACADEMY 
    133. Westco Agri Training 
    134. XL AT Consulting CC 
    135. 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.