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

Apply an understanding of the characteristics of the South African Labour Market 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14536  Apply an understanding of the characteristics of the South African Labour Market 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Local Employment and Skills Dev Practices 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-08-13  2006-08-13  SAQA 0249/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-08-13   2010-08-13  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
242867  Advise, capacitate and contract service providers  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Complete 
242869  Apply an understanding of the characteristics of the South African Labour Market  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for people employed in the Local Employment and Skills Development Practices sector. It could, however, be utilised in other related fields as well.

Learners accessing this Standard will be able to analyse the characteristics of the South African Labour Market Policies (National, Provincial and Local) and be able to incorporate the relevant policies in a local context.

More specifically, the learners will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the South African Labour Market.
  • Assess the impact of social, economic, political and cultural influences on the labour market.
  • Identify and implement the role that a local business unit has to play in relation to the South African Labour Market. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Access to this Unit Standard is open, but learners should have a demonstrated competence of Communication at NQF level 3 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • A variety of labour market documentation is identified to identify the skills priorities, such as Provincial Skills Plans, the sector skills plans etc and locally generated studies.
  • The linkages between the various role players are applied in a range of workplace situations. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the South African Labour Market. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The Labour Market elements are identified together with their influences on the Labour Market. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The impact of globalisation on the Labour Market is explained in terms of the South African context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The formation of the unique character of the South African Labour Market is described through an explanation that covers the historical and current situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The on-going issues and debates confronting the labour market, such as labour market flexibility and de-regulation, can be outlined in relation to their impact on the work environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The Labour Market elements can be applied to show an understanding of the national and provincial Labour Market. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assess and interpret the impact of social, economic, political and cultural influences. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Assess and interpret the impact of social, economic, political and cultural influences on the Labour Market. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The social, economic, political and cultural influences are identified and their influences on the Labour Market are clearly articulated in relation to the South African context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The formation of the unique character of the South African Labour is described through the social, political, economic and cultural factors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The link between the Labour Market realities and the skills requirements is outlined showing how one impacts on the other. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The linkage between the Labour Market and the skills development priorities is applied in a real context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and implement the role that an identified business unit has to play. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identify and implement the role that an identified business unit has to play in relation to the South African Labour Market. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The social and economic aspects of development and their linkages are named and explained in the South African context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Information pertaining to the level of social development are utilised in work-related verbal and written communications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The various roles that the identified business unit is suppose to play in skills development are identified in relation to the different labour market context. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation for this Unit Standard shall be obtained from the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body, through summative and formative assessment by a registered assessor.
  • Assessors must be registered as an Assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Agreement with the relevant ETQA.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Communication skills
  • Research skills
  • Work plan drafting 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate ability to organise and manage his/her own learning activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate ability to collect, organise and critically evaluate information from a variety of technical texts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate ability to communicate effectively using visual methods, technical data and written texts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate ability to:
  • make responsible decisions about different aspects of the labour market to consider when drafting reports and when communicating with stakeholders.
  • reflect on and explore a variety of strategies to identify labour market elements relevant to an identified matter.
  • be culturally and aesthetically sensitive and thus be able to included relevant matters researching a variety of labour market elements.
  • see the world as a set of related systems in understanding the consequences of no-compliance with legislative and sector requirements and to see the linkages between the different labour market elements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 242869, which is "Apply an understanding of the characteristics of the South African Labour Market", Level 5, 8 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  23976   National Certificate: Local Employment and Skills Development Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-08-13  PSETA 


    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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