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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plan and administer trade union activities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243853  Plan and administer trade union activities 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Development 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 05 - Education, Training and Development Higher Education and Training 
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
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 is able to go through the processes of planning and administrating the core functions and operations of a trade union. It will enable the learner to conduct the activities in such a way as to enhance the professional image of the trade union.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Performing operational functions in a trade union.
  • Managing information in a trade union context.
  • Managing the day-to-day operations in a specific trade union. 

  • 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.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Perform operational functions in a trade union. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Meetings are arranged in accordance with planned programme and trade union procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Processes are the steps required to fulfil a task.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Strategic and operational plans are developed and implemented in line with the programme of the trade union. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The operational plan is analysed in order to identify logistical requirements and resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Logistical arrangements are planned in accordance with available resources and trade union procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms are explained and applied in accordance with trade union objectives. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Manage information in a trade union context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The process of collecting, classifying, accessing and distributing information is explained in accordance with trade union principles and policy. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Information access procedures are observed to ensure security and safeguard confidentiality.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role and purpose of filing documents is explained in terms of trade union requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information is managed to facilitate trade union activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Membership data is managed in accordance with trade union requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Manage the day-to-day operations in a trade union. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The operations and systems are managed in terms of organisation's office procedures and processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Decision-making processes are observed in terms of the organisational structure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The professional image of the organisation is maintained at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Office administration skills are applied within a trade union environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Administrative skills include but are not limited to answering of telephones, filing, typing, storage, ordering stationery.
     


    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 
  • List of trade unions/confederations that exist.
  • Administration skills Manual, Electronic.
  • Using office equipment, Fax machine, Photocopiers, Scanners, Computers, printers. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the implementation of plans and activities for a trade union. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities in such a way as to have alternative plans available should one plan fail. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information which may have an impact on the planning and administration of trade union activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively in the process of carrying out trade union activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to gather, capture, store and process information and plans for trade union activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the effective implementation of trade union activities leads to a more successful trade union. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts in the pursuit of performing duties in a transparent way. 

    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 
  • Objectives are stated in the constitution.
  • This would include different filing systems such as hard copy and electronic. 

  • 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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