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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply knowledge of organisation structure and design to support performance to a Public Sector Department 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
337060  Apply knowledge of organisation structure and design to support performance to a Public Sector Department 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Public Sector 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Human Resources 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  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 for learners in the Public Sector who have not previously been involved in organisation structure and design and who are now required to play an active role in organisation structure and design as part of a Human Resources function. It provides an introduction to organisation structure and design and will be useful for Job Analysts, Work Study Practitioners, new Design Practitioners and Human Resource Practitioners (Generalists).

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining key elements of organisation structure and design.
  • Analysing the strategy of a Public Sector Department.
  • Recommending an organisation structure and design for a Public Sector Department.
  • Proposing a staffing structure for a selected department. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The Public Sector includes all spheres of Government, Public Entities, Constitutional Institutions and Municipal Entities. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain key elements in organisation structure and design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key elements of organisation structure and design are outlined with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relationships between strategy and structure are explained with reference to the organisation environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ways in which organisation structure affects organisation performance are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Barriers to organisation performance are discussed with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse the strategy of a Public Sector Department. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The strategy of a department is analysed to identify what a department is expected to do to in order to achieve its mandate. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The analysis may include, but is not limited to:
  • Key result areas, primary texts including strategic frameworks of a service department and functional analysis of a department's mandate, key strategy principles of the department, required competencies and organisational performance indicators.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relationship between the key outcomes of a department and the service delivery model is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Weaknesses in the effectiveness and efficiency of a strategy are identified and an indication is given of possible remedies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The relationship between the nature of work to be done and the categories of workers needed to achieve the outcomes is explained for different scenarios. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Recommendations are contextualised within the current regulatory framework. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Recommend an organisational structure and design for a Public Sector Department. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Principal design guidelines are proposed to realign defects in the structure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Processes that require reengineering are identified with reference to how work is done within and between units and across the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relationship between the volume of work to be done and the number of workers needed to achieve the outcomes is explained for different scenarios. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The implications of proposed structural or non-structural changes are explained with reference to things that affect the scope of change, finance, personnel, business processes and technology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An outline submission is prepared to substantiate the proposed changes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Propose a staffing structure for a selected department. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The number of people needed to implement a recommendation for an organisational structure and design is estimated in terms of a possible post establishment, post levels, competencies and funding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The proposed staffing structure is compared to job evaluation criteria in terms of possible weighting and level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Core competencies requirements for the new structure are identified in terms of knowledge, skills, values and attitudes. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • 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 IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses show that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in identifying recommending an organisational structure and design and proposing a staffing structure. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly and effectively in prioritizing work and meeting deadlines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information in analysing a strategy of a department. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations in preparing and presenting submissions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation in understanding the relationships between volume of work and the number of workers and understanding how work is done within and between units and across the organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts in dealing with a diverse workforce. 

    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
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  67463   Further Education and Training Certificate: Human Resources Management and Practices Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  50372   Further Education and Training Certificate: Municipal Finance and Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  57824   Further Education and Training Certificate: Public Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  50060   National Certificate: Public Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  61592   National Diploma: Human Resources Management and Practices  Level 5  NQF Level 05  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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