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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply the organisation's code of conduct in a work environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242815  Apply the organisation's code of conduct in a work environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Generic Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  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 a work environment. It is designed to raise moral standards as a counter to potential or real corruption within a work environment. The focus is on ethics and the learner, and does not include corporate governance. This Unit Standard is intended for junior managers of organisations.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the concept of personal ethics in relation to the moral compass.
  • Describing the role of a code of conduct in a work environment, according to ethical principles.
  • Upholding the code of conduct within the work team. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners should be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • 'Code of conduct' may be a written document or an implicit value system.
  • 'Moral compass' explains the origins of ethical behaviour under two axes, namely individual versus collective, or group; and behaviour versus outcome.
  • 'Area of responsibility' includes, but is not limited to, cost centre, section, department or team.
  • 'Junior managers' include, but are not limited to, team leaders, supervisors, foremen and section heads.
  • 'Standard Operating Procedures' (SOPs) may comprise formal written documents or accepted practices in the organisation.
  • 'Organisation' includes but is not limited to, workplace, work context, work unit, company, department or section. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the concept of ethics in relation to the 'moral compass'. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The components of the 'moral compass' are described according to theory and practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The team leader identifies team members' positions on the 'moral compass' according to observed behaviour. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relationship between ethics and the constitution is explained according to group and individual rights and responsibilities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the role of a code of conduct in a work environment according to ethical principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Code of conduct is explained, with reference to organisational documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The Code of conduct is compared to the principles in the Constitution and the 'moral compass' within the context of the organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Uphold the code of conduct within the work team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential conflict between a personal value system and an organisational code of conduct is identified, with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The consequences of non-compliance with a code are explained, with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Aspects of the code of conduct are applied according to Standard Operating Procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Examples of deviations, past or present, from the code of conduct, are identified and remedial action, if appropriate, is taken according to Standard Operating Procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of reporting deviations in areas beyond team leader's area of responsibility is explained according to the code of conduct. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • This Unit Standard will be assessed by an assessor and moderated by a moderator registered with the relevant accredited ETQA.
  • Assessors should be in possession of a relevant qualification that is at least one level higher than the level of this unit standard.
  • Training providers must be accredited by a relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment. 

  • 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 
    Learners are capable of identifying and solving problems using critical and creative thinking in upholding the code of conduct. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Learners are capable of working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community, by upholding the code of conduct. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are capable of communicating effectively, in explaining and describing the concept of ethics and the application of a code of conduct. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners are capable of demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems, by explaining the consequences of non-compliance. 

    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
    Core  63269   National Certificate: Gaming Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  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 
    Core  65589   Further Education and Training Certificate: High Speed Inter-City Commuter Railway Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  61849   Further Education and Training Certificate: Train Driving  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  71949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  93996   Further Education and Training Certificate: Contact Centre Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  79687   Further Education and Training Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  64209   Further Education and Training Certificate: Metals Production  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  90652   National Certificate: Ammunition Fitting  Not Applicable  NQF Level 05  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.
     
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    3. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    4. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    5. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    6. Cashbuild (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    8. College of Production Technology 
    9. DISASTER MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD (DMS) 
    10. Edcon Ltd 
    11. Edutel Public Service Company 
    12. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
    13. Guest Resource Services (Pty) Ltd 
    14. HPS ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    15. Inafrica General Trading Pty LTD 
    16. Institute for Telling Development T/A ITD Training (MENLYN PARK) (TP) 
    17. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    18. ITO Focus Reagile 
    19. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    20. Jobafrik Consulting 
    21. Kgolo Institute 
    22. KN Business Solutions 
    23. KOKANO PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    24. Kuyakhula Development Initiatives 
    25. Mabuya Amahle Trading 
    26. Madiba Bay Accountancy Training CC 
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    28. Mintirho Development Services 
    29. MMASEBKO TRAINING SECURITY CENTRE 
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    31. Mr Price Group Ld 
    32. MTHENGENYA & ASSOCIATES 
    33. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
    34. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    35. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    36. NOFESA cc 
    37. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    38. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    39. Organisation Development International (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    40. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    41. PRASA T/A Metrorail Gauteng North 
    42. PRASA T/A Metrorail Gauteng South 
    43. PRASA T/A Metrorail KwaZulu Natal 
    44. PRASA T/A Metrorail Western Cape 
    45. Procurement & Supply Management College cc (ROBERTSHAM) (TP) 
    46. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    47. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    48. PTDEV (Pty) Ltd 
    49. Qabuka-Vuka Development Trading 
    50. QT Training (Pty) Ltd 
    51. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    52. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    53. Saint Colonel Graduate Institute (PTY) Ltd 
    54. SAKHISISIZWE PROJECTS 
    55. Samancor Chrome Ltd T/A Khuphuka Training & Development (MIDDELBURG) ( 
    56. SANDVIK MINING & CONSTRUCTION RSA (PTY) LTD 
    57. Sekhukhune FET College - C.N. Phatudi Campus 
    58. Senelo Trading CC 
    59. SIYANQOBA SEMINARS 
    60. SIYANQOBA SEMINARS PTY LTD 
    61. SIZA NESU TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    62. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    63. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    64. Tloumogale Business Development & Consulting 
    65. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    66. Tshimedzwa Development Centre Pty Ltd 
    67. Tshwane Training Institute (PTY) LTD. 
    68. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    69. Vhutshilo Health And Training Organisation 
    70. Vicmat Consultants 
    71. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    72. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    73. Woolworths Pty Ltd 



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