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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply concepts and principles of business ethics in the professional environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12891  Apply concepts and principles of business ethics in the professional environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB HET Accountancy and Financial Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
FASSET - Financial and Accounting Services SETA 
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
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 
People credited with this unit standard are generally found throughout professional service environments. On successful completion of the unit standard, people will be able to understand and apply the concepts and principles of ethics in a professional service environment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners accessing this unit standard should be competent in:

Communication at NQF level 4
Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 4 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
N/A 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and principles relating to business ethics 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and principles relating to business ethics in the professional environment 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The philosophy and framework of ethical conduct is explained in a meaningful manner 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The corporate code of ethics of a corporation/business entity is described in relation to general principles of corporate behaviour within the organisation and/or profession 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Codes of professional conduct are explained in accordance with their related regulations 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Exercise professional judgement with regard to practical situations. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Practical situations are analysed to enable the practitioner to make professional judgements in relation to the applicable code of professional conduct 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Professional judgement is applied to practical situations in accordance with the applicable code of professional conduct 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Professional judgement is exercised in line with the organisational code of ethics 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Use ethical procedures in a professional environment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Ethical procedures are used in the professional environment that comply with the code of professional conduct 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Situations are evaluated to judge the professional intervention and procedure that are most appropriate 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Procedures are developed and implemented, where necessary, in accordance with organisational and professional ethics 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION:

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 
    A demonstrated understanding of:
  • Codes of Professional Conduct
  • Professional ethics 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts. 

    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  96401   National Certificate: Export Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  65609   National Diploma: Allied Health Therapies  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Core  35926   National Diploma: Payroll Administration Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-31  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  67229   National Diploma: Payroll Administration Services  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  36437   National Certificate: Local Economic Development  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Core  23653   National Diploma: Financial Markets  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FASSET 
    Fundamental  58473   National Diploma: Freight Handling Logistics  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Fundamental  63909   National Certificate: Business Analysis  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Fundamental  49198   National Certificate: Social Housing Property Management  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Fundamental  20909   National First Degree: Customer Management  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   
    Fundamental  20905   National First Degree: Marketing Communication  Level 6  NQF Level 07  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  20901   National First Degree: Marketing Management  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   
    Fundamental  20897   National First Degree: Marketing Research  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   
    Elective  66089   National Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  59989   National Certificate: Resolving of Crime  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  63711   Bachelor of Geographical Information Science (GISc)  Level 7  NQF Level 07  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   


    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.
     
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    75. Reflections Development Institute 
    76. Rofane Consulting 
    77. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    78. Sisekelo Sustainability Institute 
    79. South African Business and Tec 
    80. STRATEGIC INVESTIGATIONS AND SEMINARS 
    81. Supreme ICT Consultants 
    82. Synergy Transformation Solutio 
    83. Tachfin Holdings 
    84. TBL Empowerment Hub 
    85. Tembe Service Providers 
    86. Terry Computer Services cc 
    87. The Finishing College (Pty) Lt 
    88. Thembi Penelope Vilakazi 
    89. Thinking Mind Trading 
    90. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    91. TIPP ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    92. Transafric Consulting Pty Ltd 
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