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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Negotiate an agreement or deal in an authentic work situation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13948  Negotiate an agreement or deal in an authentic work situation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Generic Management 
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 is intended as part of a qualification for managers of small businesses and junior managers of business units in larger organisations. The term business unit in this unit standard implies a small business, cost centre, section or department. The unit standard could be useful for any employee who is involved in situations where negotiation skills are required.

Junior managers include, but are not limited to team leaders, supervisors, first line managers and section heads. The positionor term is used to describe the first level of management in an organisation at which an employee has other employees reporting to him/her.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the need for negotiation skills in business.
  • Explaining the steps in the negotiation process.
  • Applying the steps in the negotiation process to an authentic situation.
  • Explaining strategies that could be used in negotiation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this unit standard.

    Learners should be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • For the purpose of this unit standard the term business unit is used to mean a cost center, department or small business.
  • Steps in the negotiation process include preparation, presentation, probing, bargaining and closing.
  • Different types of closure include, but are not limited to, concession close, summary close, adjournment close, or-else close and either-or close. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the need for negotiation skills in business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Reasons why managers need negotiation skills are indicated with reference to the changing nature of the workplace and democratisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The kind of decisions that lower level managers are required to negotiate is identified with reference to the management structure of organisation and labour legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the steps in the negotiation process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The steps used in negotiation are named and explained in terms of what is entailed at each step. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Reasons why negotiations fail are listed and an indication is given of what negotiators can do to facilitate a mutually satisfactory solution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The abilities needed by skilled negotiators are identified and an indication is given of how each ability can contribute to the success or failure of a negotiation and at what stage of the negotiation each skill may be required. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply the steps in the negotiation process to an authentic work situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The concepts of "favoured outcome', "settlement point" and "point beyond which you cannot g" are explained for a selected scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The disadvantages to each party for each position are considered prior to meeting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Possible points that the other party might raise are anticipated and a possible response to each identified point is considered for the selected scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. A proposal is presented and a clear indication is given of what is and what is not on the table for a selected scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. A point-by-point summary of the proposal is compiled to ensure that both parties have a common understanding of the nature and extent of the proposal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Questions are asked to build common ground and establish the existence of any hidden agendas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Shared interests, opportunities for cooperation and common principles are identified in order to facilitate negotiation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. A position is amended without sacrificing fundamental interests for a selected scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. Questions are asked for clarification and explanation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    10. Questions are asked to test understanding and to summarise understanding of a position. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    11. Demands of the other party are analysed and a concession is proposed for a selected scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 12 
    12. The negotiation is closed for a selected scenario. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain strategies that could be used in negotiation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Tactics that can be used to delay a negotiation are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Methods that can be used to break a deadlock are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Different types of closure are identified and an indication is given of when each is suitable. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of this Unit Standard should be contextual and practical.
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with the Services ETQA or an ETQA that represents the sectors in which the learner is employed.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the Services ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Services ETQA.
  • The mechanisms and requirements for moderation should be applied in accordance with the requirements of the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the Services ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Services ETQA. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners are able to make decisions in identifying deciding on a position, anticipating responses from the other party, conceding in negotiation and closing a negotiation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are able to collect, organise and evaluate information in preparing for negotiation and asking questions of the other party. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are able to communicate effectively and responsibly in negotiating in a selected scenario. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners are able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when recognising relation between the democratisation of the workplace and the need for negotiation skills. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49021   Further Education and Training Certificate: Debt Recovery  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FASSET 
    Core  61450   Further Education and Training Certificate: Film and Television Production Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  49120   Further Education and Training Certificate: Film, Television and Video Production Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-12-02  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  58063   Further Education and Training Certificate: Labour Recruitment Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  65110   Further Education and Training Certificate: Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-14  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  66249   Further Education and Training Certificate: New Venture Creation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  36436   National Certificate: Local Economic Development  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  93997   National Certificate: Contact Centre and Business Process Outsourcing Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-07-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  83946   National Certificate: Management  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-07-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  66349   Further Education and Training Certificate: General Forestry  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  65989   Further Education and Training Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  58800   Further Education and Training Certificate: Project Support Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  48883   Further Education and Training Certificate: Small Business Advising (Information Support)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  57428   Further Education and Training Certificate: Youth Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  48640   National Certificate: Financial Services Management  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  48669   National Certificate: Live Event Technical Production  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  48671   National Certificate: Music Industry: Sound Technology  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  97228   National Certificate: Paralegal Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49023   National Diploma: Liaison Interpreting  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  QCTO 
    Elective  48784   National Diploma: Translation  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-12-31  CHE 


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    160. ORBIT TVET COLLEGE 
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    170. Pitt Institute T/A Imithombo Institute 
    171. PM Skills House 
    172. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    173. Posh Multimedia 
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    175. Princetop Corporative Training (Pty) Ltd 
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