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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Read, interpret and understand information on a payslip 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13157  Read, interpret and understand information on a payslip 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of manufacturing, engineering and technology.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard contribute to the exit level outcomes which provide access to workplace based learning programmes for occupationally focused qualifications in this field, and provide qualifying learners with access to a range of further learning at NQF level 2 and above.

Qualifying learners are able to read, interpret and understand the information on a payslip. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as a basic introduction to the skills, values and knowledge it embodies and does not assume any prior learning or experience of payslips. The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner is already competent in communication and numeracy at ABET Level 3. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify and explain the income and the work-related and personal deductions 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Income: fixed salary, overtime, bonuses, etc.

Work-related deductions: those that are generally applicable, such as tax, provident/pension fund, medical aid, UIF, union fees.

Personal deductions: those that apply to the individual, such as stop orders, garnishee orders, insurance premiums, etc. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. All items correctly calculated and explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators and understanding confirmed:

1. All calculations are verified
2. All calculations and reading of tables and scales are double-checked
3. Explanations and descriptions are accurate
4. Explain the meaning of the codes and abbreviations used
5. Describe the correct procedure to query the payslip
6. Describe the difference between periodic and annual amounts
7. Explain the purpose of the various deductions
8. Explain the reasons for keeping the payslip confidential 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Explain any other information that appears on the payslip 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Other information: accumulated tax, taxable portion of bonus, leave, etc. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. All items correctly calculated and explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators and understanding confirmed

1. All calculations are verified
2. All calculations and reading of tables and scales are double-checked
3. Explanations and descriptions are accurate
4. Explain the meaning of the codes and abbreviations used
5. Describe the correct procedure to query the payslip
6. Describe the difference between periodic and annual amounts
7. Explain the purpose of the various deductions
8. Explain the reasons for keeping the payslip confidential 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Verify payslip calculations 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Verify includes referring to: tax tables, sliding scales for medical aid, pension contributions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. All items correctly calculated and explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators and understanding confirmed

1. All calculations are verified
2. All calculations and reading of tables and scales are double-checked
3. Explanations and descriptions are accurate
4. Explain the meaning of the codes and abbreviations used
5. Describe the correct procedure to query the payslip
6. Describe the difference between periodic and annual amounts
7. Explain the purpose of the various deductions
8. Explain the reasons for keeping the payslip confidential 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Describe how to obtain help if a mistake is suspected 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Sources of help: company procedures, union representative, supervisor. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. All items correctly calculated and explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators and understanding confirmed

1. All calculations are verified
2. All calculations and reading of tables and scales are double-checked
3. Explanations and descriptions are accurate
4. Explain the meaning of the codes and abbreviations used
5. Describe the correct procedure to query the payslip
6. Describe the difference between periodic and annual amounts
7. Explain the purpose of the various deductions
8. Explain the reasons for keeping the payslip confidential 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Discuss the concept of confidentiality with regard to payslip information 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. All items correctly calculated and explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators and understanding confirmed

1. All calculations are verified
2. All calculations and reading of tables and scales are double-checked
3. Explanations and descriptions are accurate
4. Explain the meaning of the codes and abbreviations used
5. Describe the correct procedure to query the payslip
6. Describe the difference between periodic and annual amounts
7. Explain the purpose of the various deductions
8. Explain the reasons for keeping the payslip confidential 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assuror (ETQA) who has jurisdiction over this field of learning.

The assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

The learner can be assessed in the language of his/her choice although if s/he has to report incidents or conditions to some one else, s/he will be assessed on his/her ability to report in the language commonly used in the working environment.

The learner 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 
1. Names & functions of:
  • Codes and abbreviations used
  • Income tax

    2. Purpose of:
  • Purpose of paying taxes
  • Purpose of contributing to Pension / provident fund, UIF, etc
  • Confidentiality

    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Difference between general and individual deductions
  • Types of deductions
  • SITE, PAYE, UIF

    4. Cause and effect, implications of:
  • Implications of under-deduction

    5. Procedures and techniques:
  • Procedure for querying information

    6. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Agreements and policies related to wages
  • Legislation related to UIF, taxes

    7. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Legal implications of deductions and income

    8. Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship of income and deductions to take-home pay 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Identify calculation errors and under-deductions 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Read and understand the information of the payslip 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Use terminology related to payslip and deductions 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Relationship between income, deductions and take-home pay 

  • 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:

    It is recommended that "dummy payslips" reflecting the common deductions be used for assessment purposes. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Fundamental  23253   National Certificate (GETC): Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Activities  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58026   General Education and Training Certificate: Food and Beverage Handling Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  20183   National Certificate: Banking  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  BANKSETA 


    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. Alvern Cables (Pty) Ltd (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    2. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Brits Plant (BRITS) (TP) 
    3. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Isando Branch (ISANDO) (TP) 
    4. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - PE Plant (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    5. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    6. College of Production Technology 
    7. Continental Tyres SA (Pty) Ltd (NEW BRIGHTON) (TP) 
    8. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    9. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    10. First Car Care (Pty) Ltd T/A STi Autobody Repairers (GOODWOOD) (TP) 
    11. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    12. INSTITUTE FOR QUALITY EDUCATION, TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT: FLORIDA 
    13. INTERACTIVE TUTOR (PTY) LIMITED 
    14. JED Skills Academy 
    15. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP) 
    16. MT & HR Training Consultants (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    17. Nedbank Ltd 
    18. Operational Process Improvements (Pty) Ltd 
    19. Port Elizabeth Draughting Academy & Trading cc T/A PE Draughting Acade 
    20. Production Management Institute 
    21. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    22. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    23. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    24. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    25. Sabela Learning Academy 
    26. Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd 
    27. Solar Salt 
    28. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    29. Swift Skills Academy (SASOLBURG) (TP) 
    30. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    31. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    32. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
    33. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    34. WISPECO ALUMINIUM (Alrode)(Project Site NVC)(TP) 



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