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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Ensure compliance with legal provisions, regulations and standards 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116780  Ensure compliance with legal provisions, regulations and standards 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  12 
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 
In order to manage and run a sustainable small or medium enterprise or business unit, a technically qualified learner will have to ensure comprehension and compliance with statutory requirements affecting business. In order to do this effectively, qualifying learners will be able to:
  • Gather and interpret legislation or standards.
  • Implement relevant policies and procedures.
  • Monitor compliance.

    In order to do this effectively, learners will also know and understand:
  • Consequences of non-compliance.
  • Policies and principles underpinning the legal provisions, regulations and standards.

    Learners can be assessed against this unit standard in any of the following contexts:
  • Autonomous or semi-autonomous business unit.
  • Own business.
    Learners should include evidence from at least two or three projects.

    The skills, the knowledge and the values reflected in this unit standard form part of the exit level outcomes required for the National Degree in Master Craftsmanship at NQF Level 6. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credits for this unit standard assume that learners have an NQF Level 5 Diploma in Master Craftsmanship. They also assume that learners are working towards their qualification as part of a learning programme which integrates all the required unit standards.

    Learning time will increase if learners do not have:
  • A relevant NQF Level 5 qualification.
  • Experience in a relevant field.

    Learning time will be decreased if they have experience in this field because:
  • Their learning programmes will be adjusted to build on what they already know.
  • They can apply to have that prior learning recognised. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes determine the scope and level of this unit standard. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain and discuss the impact and implications of relevant legislation, and identify areas required for action. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Relevant means acts, regulations and standards that affect small businesses locally.
  • Standards may include such issues as corporate governance, scorecards, charters, code of good practice.
  • Regulations include ministerial determinations; scope and coverage of legislation and regulations; bargaining council agreements related to the industry; technology or scope of business; professional or occupational registration; local ordinances with respect to zoning, business regulations and registration, licensing, traffic, etc. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Purpose and contents of acts, regulations and standards are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Consequences of non-compliance are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Key issues relating to own business or business unit are identified and discussed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and select consultancy services to assist the business. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Consultancy services include legal, accounting, industrial relations, tax, financial, managerial or any other specialist consultancy, etc.
  • Consultants should come from two or three different fields. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An effective process is used to identify potential consultants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Criteria for selecting consultancy are developed and used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Approved provider list is consulted where available, or credibility and references of consultancy service are checked with past clients. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An appropriate selection process is used to choose the most suitable consultant. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Brief consultant, agree terms and appoint. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Terms include timeframes, payments, non-delivery or non-performance and scope of service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Briefing is clear and the requirements are spelled out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Terms are discussed, clarified and agreed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appointment is documented in the form of clear terms of reference and a contract. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Discuss consultant's findings and recommendations, select options and implement solution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Issues raised by consultant's report are thoroughly discussed and implications are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Options are considered and the most appropriate or effective solution selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Action plans are developed and implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Solution is evaluated against original issues. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Information in terms of issues is collected and reported to relevant body. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Relevant body includes government departments, bargaining councils, professional bodies, statutory bodies and authorities, industry associations, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information is relevant and accurate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Standard forms or relevant format is used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Compliance procedures are available. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reports are understood and there are no comebacks. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of a relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body, which has jurisdiction over this field of learning. The assessor will be accredited and have a qualification in Master Craftsmanship at NQF Level 6 or an appropriate NQF Level 7 qualification, with experience of running a small or medium business or autonomous business unit within a larger organisation. Since it is unlikely that there will be sufficient qualified people in the early stages of the life of this qualification, ETQAs should be allowed to make interim arrangements such as:
    1. Assessor panels.
    2. People experienced in the field but without formal qualifications, eg current or retired owners of successful businesses or respected managers in organisations

    Learners can be assessed in the language of their choice although if they have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, they will be assessed on their ability to report in the language commonly used in their working environment.

    They will be assessed in a workplace but can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.

    They can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The activities in this unit standard require an extensive practical experience integrated with a thorough knowledge and understanding of theory and the options related to the technical field and to general principles of organising work. It is assumed that the learners being assessed will have participated in formal structured learning processes to acquire the relevant knowledge. What follows are broad guidelines to the kind of content of such structured learning processes.

    1. Names & functions of:
  • Statutory rules and regulations.
  • Relevant stakeholders.

    2. Purpose of:
  • Legislation affecting the business.

    3. Processes and events:
  • Reporting systems.

    4. Causes and effects, implications of:
  • Compliance; and non-compliance.

    5. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Record-keeping system.

    6. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Laws and regulations governing the industry.

    7. Relationships, systems:
  • Other stakeholders in the industry.
  • Laws and regulations affecting /requirements of suppliers and customers. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.
  • Solve problems related to compliance with legal requirements or standards. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.
  • Stakeholders; Government Departments; Non Governmental Organisations; etc. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Information related to legal requirements or standards. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.
  • Regular reporting is verified. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically.
  • Use effective tools for collecting information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems.
  • Macro and micro environments.
  • Customers and suppliers. 

  • 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 
    Supplementary information

    How credits were determined

    Activity - Hours - Notes
    Classroom learning - 50 Hours
    On-the-job learning - 45 Hours
    Self directed learning - 20 Hours - Assignments, projects
    Coaching required - 2 Hours - One-to-one passing on of tips and expert practice
    Other - 3 Hours - Preparation of portfolios
    Total - 120 Hours
    Credits - 12 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49060   National Degree: Master Craftsmanship (Electrical)  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-12-31  EWSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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