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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Identify and explain the core and support functions of an organisation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242814  Identify and explain the core and support functions of an organisation 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
13919  Investigate and explain the structure of a selected workplace or organisation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard provides an understanding of the core and support functions of an organisation. This Unit Standard is intended for junior managers of organisations.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the various core functions of an organisation.
  • Explaining the support functions of an organisation.
  • Explaining the role of a selected work unit in an organisation, in relation to the core business.
  • Investigating and explaining the difference between line and support functions in an organisation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners should be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Core activities are directly related to income generated by an organisation.
  • Support functions are functions which support and indirectly contribute to the main purpose and include, but are not limited to, human resources, training and development, salaries, IT, auditing, marketing, legal, accounting/credit control and communications.
  • 'Area of responsibility' includes, but is not limited to, cost centre, section, department or team.
  • 'Work unit' includes, but is not limited to, department, section, component and category.
  • 'Junior managers' include, but are not limited to, team leaders, supervisors, foremen and section heads.
  • 'Standard Operating Procedures' (SOPs) may comprise formal written documents or accepted practices in the organisation.
  • 'Organisation' includes but is not limited to, workplace, work context, work unit, company, department or section. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and explain the core business of an organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of core business is explained, with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relationships between the different core activities of an organisation are described, with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A value-adding process within an organisation is explained, with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the types of work done within the various core activities of an organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various activities of an organisation are identified, with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The work done in three different activities is explained, with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the role of a selected work unit in an organisation in relation to the core business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The function of the selected work unit within an organisation is explained, in relation to the core business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The value adding contribution that the work unit adds to the organisation is identified, with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The inter-relationship between work units in achieving organisational objectives is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and explain the difference between the line and support functions within a selected organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of line and support functions is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relationship between a line and support function is explained, with reference to own work unit. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • This Unit Standard will be assessed by an assessor and moderated by a moderator registered with the relevant accredited ETQA.
  • Assessors should be in possession of a relevant qualification that is at least one level higher than the level of this unit standard.
  • Training providers must be accredited by a relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are able to collect, organise and evaluate information when identifying and explaining the line and support functions in an organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners are able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by identifying the work performed in own work unit in relation to the work of the rest of the organisation. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 13919, "Investigate and explain the structure of a selected workplace or organisation", Level 3, 10 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58785   National Certificate: Production Technology  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  67461   Further Education and Training Certificate: Event Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  71989   National Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  78923   National Certificate: Autotronics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  65010   National Certificate: Aviation Support Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  20184   National Certificate: Banking  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  BANKSETA 
    Elective  74189   National Certificate: Cereals, Snacks, Pasta and Condiments Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  66749   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  59365   National Certificate: Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  59386   National Certificate: Fresh Meat Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  63929   National Certificate: Spirits Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  63869   National Certificate: Winemaking  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  64069   Further Education and Training Certificate: Archives and Records Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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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