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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain the impact of organisational wellness on a business environment and indicate a strategy for a business unit 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114212  Explain the impact of organisational wellness on a business environment and indicate a strategy for a business unit 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Insurance and Investment 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 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 focuses on wellness of an organisation and the effect of organisational wellness on employees and productivity. It will be useful for middle and senior management, Human Resource Managers, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) personnel, Industrial Relations personnel and people who make financial decisions relating to EAP programmes.

It is envisaged that this Unit Standard will be used as part of Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP).

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the factors that impact on wellness in a business environment.
  • Researching the corporate culture in a specific business unit or small organisation.
  • Explaining the benefits of wellness on an organisation.
  • Developing a strategy to improve organisational wellness in a business unit or small organisation. 

  • 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 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is:
  • Values include, but are not limited to, the full potential of the individual, self responsibility, mutual respect and balanced lifestyle.
  • Norms include, but are not limited to, management style, expected behaviour and accepted behaviour.
  • Factors in a wellness culture survey include, but are not limited to, wellness balance, cultural wellness, cultural gap, work and lifestyle analysis. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the factors that impact on wellness in a business environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The factors that can impact on wellness in a business environment are named and an indication is given of how at least five of the factors impact positively or negatively on an organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The contribution of norms and values to the wellness of an organisation are discussed with examples from a selected organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The contribution of organisational support to the wellness of an organisation is discussed with reference to resources, conflict resolution, communication systems in an organisation, rewards and recognition and training. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The impact of a lack of peer support on organisational wellness is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The concept of company climate is explained with reference to sense of community, positive outlook and shared vision. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Research the corporate culture in a specific business unit or small organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The factors to be included in a corporate wellness culture survey are identified to determine the impact of organisational wellness on a business unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A questionnaire is designed or adapted to measure the wellness culture in a specific organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Information relating to corporate wellness is analysed and interpreted and a written report is produced with reference to values and norms, organisational support, peer support and climate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Recommendations are made to improve organisational wellness in a specific organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the benefits of wellness on an organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Direct benefits of improved organisational wellness are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Indirect benefits of organisational wellness are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The risks to an organisation that is not committed to organisational wellness are discussed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The consequences of not implementing wellness interventions are indicated with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Develop a strategy to improve organisational wellness in a business unit or small organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The key issues to be addressed in a wellness strategy are identified and substantiated based on research. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. One issue is selected and a strategy is developed to implement change in the business unit with reference to communication, implementation, reward and evaluation. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA , or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. Therefore, anyone wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution, which is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • 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 by assessing a situation, and developing a plan to improve organisational wellness in a business unit. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and evaluate information in researching the corporate wellness culture of a business unit. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    A learner is able to communicate effectively in discussing factors that impact on corporate wellness and the benefits of a wellness programme. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    A learner is able to act as a responsible citizen in the organisation by creating a culture of corporate wellness in a business unit. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    A learner is able to demonstrate cultural sensitivity in identifying wellness issues in an organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to see the world as a set of related systems in explaining the impact of peer support and organisational support on the wellness of an 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 
    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  49256   Further Education and Training Certificate: Counselling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  48640   National Certificate: Financial Services Management  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


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