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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate understanding of the organisation and its relationships with stakeholders and the industry within which it operates 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244068  Demonstrate understanding of the organisation and its relationships with stakeholders and the industry within which it operates 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 
Learners who demonstrate competence as described in the outcomes of this unit standard will be able to understand the purpose and rationale of the organisation and the industry in which it operates.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Demonstrate understanding of the organisation and outline own role within the organisation.
  • Describe the legislation that reflects the employer/employee relationship.
  • Explain the organisation's purpose and the environment within which it operates.
  • Explain the structure of the industry in which the organisation operates and the organisation's role within the industry. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence against numeracy and literacy at ABET Level 3 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical context of this unit standard includes any manufacturing or processing environment.

    Range statements, which are applicable to the unit standard titles, specific outcomes and assessment criteria are found beneath the applicable assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate understanding of the organisation and outline own role within the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Own section within the organisation is explained in terms of organisational objectives and purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The workplace layout, physical facilities and infrastructure are explained within the context of operational efficiency and functionality. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range includes the layout of worksite, location of services, facilities and infrastructure, offices of importance, general sights and signs.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Organisational structure of the workplace is explained according to company policies. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes own reporting structure, team members, support functions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Own role and contribution to the organisation are explained according to own job description. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the legislation that reflects the employer/employee relationship. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The employer/employee relationship is outlined in terms of current employment regulations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Regulations include but are not limited to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and employment contract.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    General organisation employment policies are explained in accordance with company's Human Resource policies and employment conditions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Employment policies include workplace procedures, grievances, disciplinary code, recruitment and transfer.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Employee benefits are explained in accordance with company's Human Resource policies and employment conditions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Employee benefits may include but are not limited to housing, medical aid, pension fund, training and development.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Own conditions of employment are explained in accordance with company's Human Resource policies and employment conditions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Conditions of employment include salary, medical aid and pension.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Workplace organisational rules and regulations are explained in accordance with company's Human Resource policies and employment conditions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes working hours, shift system, shift roster, overtime system, training time, leave, absence without leave and public holidays.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the organisation's purpose and the environment within which it operates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The organisation's central business concept is explained in terms of its mission, vision and business objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Raw materials used, conversion processes used and products produced by the organisation are outlined in terms of the company's current production programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Own department function is explained in relation to achieving the organisation's objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Own contribution to organisation's objectives is described in terms of own job description. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the structure of the industry in which the organisation operates and the organisation's role within the industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role and purpose of the industry are explained in terms of its contribution to the economy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Structure and sub-sectors of the industry are described in terms of products produced and position in the value chain. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Own organisation's role and position within the industry is outlined in terms of industry structure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Suppliers, customers and competitors are identified in terms of industry structure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Other stakeholders in the business are identified and described in terms of industry structure. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An assessor, accredited with a relevant NQF 1 or higher qualification, will assess the learner's competency.
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Direct observation in simulated or actual work conditions is required. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Qualifying learners understand and can:
  • Explain the organisation and outline own role within the organisation.
  • Describe the regulations governing the employer/employee relationship and relevant aspects contained therein.
  • Explain the organisation's purpose, business concept, objectives, products and structure within the environment in which it operates.
  • Outline the structure of the industry in which the organisation operates and its role within this industry. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made by:
  • Explaining own role and contribution to the organisation.
  • Understanding the conditions of employment for own function.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Demonstrate understanding of the organisation and outline own role within the organisation.
  • Describe the legislation that reflects the employer/employee relationship. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community by:
  • Understanding own role and contribution within the organisation.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Demonstrate understanding of the organisation and outline own role within the organisation.
  • Describe the legislation that reflects the employer/employee relationship.
  • Explain the organisation's purpose and the environment within which it operates. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when:
  • Evident in all Specific Outcomes

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations during:
  • Understanding own reporting structure.
  • Interpreting regulations governing employer/employee relationship.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Demonstrate understanding of the organisation and outline own role within the organisation.
  • Describe the legislation that reflects the employer/employee relationship. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by:
  • Understanding the purpose, functions and inter-relationship of all relevant policies, procedures, industry structures and workplace organisations.
  • Identifying stakeholders.
  • Identifying the inter-relationship between raw materials used and products produced in the organisation and industry.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by:
  • Understanding the role of the organisation in the processing environment and the effect it has on the growth and development of the organisation, its customers and employees.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • 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  66029   General Education and Training Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


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