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

Advise customers on the roles and functions of the institutions participating in skills development 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14548  Advise customers on the roles and functions of the institutions participating in skills development 
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
242873  Advise stakeholders on the roles and functions of the institutions participating in skills development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for employees in the Local Employment and Skills Development Practices sector. It could be utilised by other people working with skills development.

Learners accessing this standard will be able to analyse the Skills Development Structures, identify their roles and functions and advise customers on relevant issues pertaining to these institutions.

More specifically, the learners will advise customers on:
  • The structures involved in skills development
  • The funding of skills development for unemployed and under-employed people in South Africa
  • The funding of skills development for employed workers
  • The process of registering learnerships and skills programmes 

  • 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 in Communication at NQF level 3, or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    All relevant role players such as SETAs, SAQA and DoL are included. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Advise customers on the roles and functions of structures relevant to skills development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The relevant structures are identified and an indication is given of the fields in which they operate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A diagram, outlining the linkages between the various structures/institutions should be developed and the nature of the linkages, contributions and the roles that each has in relation to skills development are explained in contact sessions with customers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The roles and functions of the relevant structures are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Advise customers on funding of skills development for unemployed and under-employed persons. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Advise customers on the funding of skills development for unemployed and under-employed persons in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The system for funding of unemployed and under-employed persons in South Africa is explained illustrating the differences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The allocation and accountability of funds is outlined with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Accessing funds from the SDFW is explained to assist organisations to make application for funding. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Advise customers on skills development aimed at employed workers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The levy system is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Advantages to employers offering skills training and those who send employees on skills training programmes are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Advise customers on the process of implementing learnerships and skills programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The nature of learnerships and skills programmes is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The registration process is outlined so as to enable employees to utilise the system. 


    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 
  • The relevant regulations.
  • The institutional set-up of SETAs, SAQA, NSF, NSA and INDLELA.
  • The manner in which the SDFW operates and its requirements. 


  • 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 pertaining to the relevant legislation and strategies. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate ability to communicate effectively to customers and provide most updated information on the various learnership and skills development processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate ability to:
  • Make responsible decisions in terms of the nature of the advice to be given to customers - the most relevant to the need of the customer.
  • Reflect on and explore a variety of information available on the development of learnerships and skills programmes.
  • Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive in the nature of the advice offered to customers.
  • See the world as a set of related systems by recognising that an interchange between SAQA /Indlela/SETA is required for the development of learnerships and skills programmes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 242873, which is " Advise stakeholders on the roles and functions of the institutions participating in skills development ", 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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