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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain the current legal framework for the trade union environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243849  Explain the current legal framework for the trade union environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Development 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 05 - Education, Training and Development Adult Learning 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
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 
The learner credited with this Unit Standard will be able to identify and describe the application of different legislation that impacts on human and workers' rights in South Africa. They will also be able to describe how these are applied in the workplace and the penalty for non-compliance with the legislation.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Identifying and describing current legislation relevant to workers' rights in South Africa.
  • Explaining how legislation is applied in the workplace.
  • Explaining the impact of labour law in relation to trade unions in the workplace. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners assessing this Unit Standard will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Labour legislation may include but is not limited to Basic Conditions of Employment Act, Employment Equity Act, Skills Development Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Labour Relations Act, Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA), Mines and Safety Act, Public Service Act and Education Employers Act. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and describe current legislation relevant to workers' rights in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate sections and chapters of the Constitution of South Africa are identified and described in terms of their impact on workers' rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sections of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act are identified and described in terms of their relationship to workers' rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sections of the Labour Relations Act are identified and described in terms of their relationship to workers' rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    International Labour standards are identified and compared to labour standards in South Africa in terms of their similarities and differences. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    These should include but not be limited to International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Non-legislated rights are identified and described with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Non-legislated rights could include but are not limited to housing, job opportunities etc.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain how legislation is applied in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Application of legislation in the working environment is described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Non-compliance to legislation is described in accordance with legislated guidelines. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This applies to organisations, corporate companies, Non-Governmental Organisations and trade unions amongst others.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Procedures to be followed in the event of non-compliance are explained with examples of how to rectify. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the impact of labour law in relation to trade unions in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of trade unions in influencing the development of workplace policies is identified and explained according to the principles of governance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ways to address cases and situations at the workplace that are inconsistent with the implementation of labour legalisation and policy are explained in terms of non-compliance and the impact on the broader legislative framework. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislative framework includes but not limited to redress, equity, gender, basic conditions of employment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Labour law and workplace policies are analysed in terms of how they improve the working conditions of workers and lead to transformation of the organisation. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Labour Relations Act which affect the trade union movement.
  • Skills Development Act.
  • Compensation for Occupational Diseases and Injuries Act.
  • Employment Equity Act.
  • Unemployment Insurance Act.
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act.
  • Constitution of South Africa.
  • Access to Public Information Act.
  • Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems relating to the application of legislation in the work environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in order to ensure the implementation of labour law requirements in the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones activities so that information regarding labour law is current and up-to-date. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to current legal prescripts which may influence the trade union environment and the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively regarding non-compliance with labour law requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to track and store labour related issues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems of how the trade unions can use labour law to influence workplace policies. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    To contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make the individual aware of the importance of being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts when ensuring the implementation of legal issues. 

    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  58337   Further Education and Training Certificate: Trade Union Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP 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. Motheo Training Institute Trust 



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