SAQA All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.
SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify and operate within ethical boundaries for human sexual behaviour 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116489  Identify and operate within ethical boundaries for human sexual behaviour 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Ethical Foundations of Society World of Ideas 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies Religious and Ethical Foundations of Society 
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 designed to assist learners in understanding the meaning of respect and formulate clear and ethically appropriate boundaries for sexual behaviour in the workplace, sector or institution. It particularly aims to empower individuals to regulate their moral conduct based on ethical principles that guide learners to determine for themselves which actions or forms of behaviour are within the boundaries of authority, confidence and trust.

Typical learners are working towards a full qualification, or working within an environment where the acquisition of competence against this unit standard will add value to the learners' working situation and/or professional performance and expertise.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate understanding of key ethical concepts in the context of sexual behaviour
  • Identify ideas and ethical approaches underpinning guidelines for behaviour and boundaries in sexual relationships.
  • Demonstrate understanding of strategies to avoid or circumvent harmful or offensive sexual contact and/or activities 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • It is recommended that learners should complete the Unit Standard: "Identify the basis for distinctions between morally acceptable and unacceptable behaviour in society" before attempting this Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate understanding of key ethical concepts in the context of sexual behaviour. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Concepts include: interpersonal boundaries, sexual harassment, acceptable and unacceptable behaviour, manipulation of sexuality, appropriate responses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The description and explanation of the concepts is relevant to the context of sexual behaviour, and consistent with usage in current literature in the field. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Boundaries and behaviour in sexual relationships within a specified context are explained in terms of a set of clearly defined and ethically appropriate values. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Different types of sexual behaviour are explained in terms of what is acceptable and appropriate within ethical guidelines for personal freedom and interpersonal boundaries. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The meaning of, and difference between, 'consensual' and 'forced' sexual activities and/or contact is explained with reference to specific behaviours and particular circumstances, and ethically appropriate values and boundaries for sexual relationships. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Forms of sexual advances are identified and described in terms of behaviours and circumstances. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Behaviours include: sexual solicitation, requests for sexual favours, all other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that constitute sexual harassment.
  • Harassment includes: illustrations from media or other resources that illustrate conduct of a sexual nature that constitute sexual harassment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The key ethical concepts compromised by unacceptable sexual behaviour are identified and described in terms of their characteristics, consequences for individuals in a specified context, and values. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Compromised concepts include: dignity, respect, consent, privacy, and harassment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Where definitions of key concepts are no longer clear in practice, the changing of the definitions is identified in relation to the original meaning and purpose. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and explain ideas and ethical approaches underpinning guidelines for behaviour and boundaries in sexual relationships. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Ideas and approaches include: respect for persons, informed comment, harm, coercion, freedom of choice, taking responsibility for own actions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Ethical approaches relevant to sexual behaviour are identified and explained in terms of their influence on ethical guidelines for boundaries in interpersonal relationships. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The rationale behind guidelines applied to sexual behaviour in the context of the workplace, sector or institution is explained in terms of their underpinning ethical values. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Own ideas and behaviours are described in relation to ethically appropriate boundaries for sexual behaviour in a specified public domain. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The differences between sexual and gender identities is explained in terms of the impact on ethical boundaries for human interactions and behaviour. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate understanding of strategies to avoid or circumvent harmful or offensive sexual contact and/or activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Examples of inappropriate and/or offensive and/or harmful sexual contact or activity are described in terms of the potential to harm, exploit, coerce, and manipulate intentionally and / or unintentionally. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Strategies to avoid unwelcome sexual advances and/or behaviour and/or contact are described in terms of specific behaviours and particular circumstances. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Unwelcome means: potential to be harmful to or give offence to other members in the workplace, sector or institution.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The description of the characteristics and consequences of unwelcome and/or unacceptable sexual activities and sexual contact, is consistent with key ethical concepts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Concepts include: ethical touchstones of respect for the human person, respect for human dignity, and respect for privacy.
  • Unwelcome and unacceptable includes: behaviour or activities that exploits, coerces, harms and/or manipulates intentionally and/or unintentionally.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Indicated responses to situations of sexual abuse are appropriate in terms of the rights of individuals and procedures to follow in the event of abuse. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of this Unit Standard should be contextual, practical and be conducted in the workplace as far as possible.
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the appropriate ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • The mechanisms and requirements for moderation should be applied as per the SAQA criteria.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the appropriate ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA. 

  • 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 
    Identify and solve problems by identifying the ideas and ethical approaches that recommend guidelines for behaviour and boundaries for sexual relationships. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working as a team by cooperating with peers and management/leaders by identifying ideas and ethical approaches that recommend guidelines and for behaviour and boundaries for sexual relationships in the workplace, sector or institution. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself in group work and discussions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information and behaviour in relation to understanding and describing the concepts of respect, consent, privacy and harassment in the workplace, sector or institution. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by explaining the concepts of interpersonal boundaries and sexual behaviour in the workplace, sector or institution. 

    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  59889   Further Education and Training Certificate: Military Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2010-01-25  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  78143   Further Education and Training Certificate: Military Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    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. SA ARMY GYMNASIUM 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.