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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply an understanding of the characteristics of the South African Labour Market 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242869  Apply an understanding of the characteristics of the South African Labour Market 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Public Administration and Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Public Administration 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
14536  Apply an understanding of the characteristics of the South African Labour Market  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for people employed in Skills Development Practices in the Public 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 the role that an identified business unit has to play in addressing the wider labour market focus.
  • Relate labour market research to Sector Skills priorities and demands and integrate priorities into own unit. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    In order to access this unit standard the learner will need a Matric or equivalent certificate. The learner will thus need to demonstrate competence in Communication at NQF level 4. 

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

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

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

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

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

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify the role that an identified business unit has to play in addressing the wider Labour Market focus. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

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

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Gaps in ideal roles and functions and roles and functions actually being fulfilled are identified and explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Relate Labour Market research to Sector Skills priorities and demands and integrate priorities into own unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Research and analytical tools are utilised to further research gaps between own business unit and objectives of overall South African labour market focus. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Scarce and critical skills areas are identified in relation to own business unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Research is linked to National Skills Development Strategy, Sector Skills Plan and Workplace Skills Plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A basic development strategy and plan to address scarce and critical skills areas is compiled for own business unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The development strategy is reported to relevant stakeholders and recommendations are made to integrate strategy into the overall business plan of the unit. 


    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 learner must demonstrate a working understanding of the statutory, regulatory and other frameworks affecting the provision of public sector services to the extent relevant to apply an understanding of the characteristics of the South African Labour Market. These frameworks include, but are not limited to:
  • Batho Pele.
  • Skills Development Act.
  • Skills Levies Act.
  • South African Qualifications Act.
  • Public Service Act.
  • Public Finance and Management Act.
  • Municipal Finance Management Act.
  • Constitution.
  • Preferential Procurement Act.
  • Access to information Act.
  • Black Economic Empowerment Act.
  • Labour Relations Act.
  • Employment Equity Act.
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act.
  • Acts specific to the public sector organizational context of the learner.

    The Learner must demonstrate an understanding of relevant organisational requirement relevant to apply an understanding of the characteristics of the South African Labour Market, which requirements include, but are not limited to:
  • Human resource development strategies, policies and guides.
  • Information sources.
  • Information flow within the organisation.
  • Internal organisation policy, procedure and guidelines.
  • Information requirements.
  • Information security. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to apply an understanding of the characteristics of the South African Labour Market. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Learners are able to work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community in order to gather all the necessary information required to apply an understanding of the characteristics of the South African Labour Market. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Learners are able to organize and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively in order to ensure that all customer-related tasks are completed to apply an understanding of the characteristics of the South African Labour Market. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are able to collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relating to the contractual and statutory factors that affect the capacity to respond appropriately to apply an understanding of the characteristics of the South African Labour Market. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are able to communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to provide timely, satisfactory and appropriate responses to apply an understanding of the characteristics of the South African Labour Market. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Learners are able to use science and technology effectively and critically in responding appropriately to apply an understanding of the characteristics of the South African Labour Market. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners are able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation and that both organisational and statutory requirements will have an affect on the provision of appropriate responses to apply an understanding of the characteristics of the South African Labour Market. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities applying an understanding of the characteristics of the South African Labour Market. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 14536, "Apply an understanding of the characteristics of the South African Labour Market", Level 4, 4 credits.

    Articulation Possibilities

    This unit standard will enable a learner to articulate to other qualifications such as Business Administration, Public Management and Administration, Municipal Management and Administration, Generic administration and management and Human Resources. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57805   National Certificate: Public Sector Employment and Skills Development Practices  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Core  63369   National Diploma: Trade Union Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  58063   Further Education and Training Certificate: Labour Recruitment Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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. KMS COLLEGE 
    2. Sizanesu Consulting 



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