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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Promote an understanding of diversity and equity in sport and fitness organisations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
254460  Promote an understanding of diversity and equity in sport and fitness organisations 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Sport, Recreation & Fitness 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The learner achieving this unit standard in combination with other content-related standards will be able to establish a commitment, policy and planning to achieve racial, disability and gender equity through sport, fitness and leisure programmes. The learner will achieve this through collecting information on participation and employee levels at the organisations and draw conclusions on representivity. Furthermore, the learner will be able to understand legislation and moral imperatives for equity policies.

This unit standard will provide the learner with the competence to understand the issues surrounding diversity at the sport, fitness and leisure organisations. The qualifying learner will be better equipped to develop strategies and policies to be implemented at sport, fitness and leisure organisations to ensure the eradication of inequitable practices within the legal framework of South Africa.

Competent learners will provide the environment for quality experiences to participants and thus strengthen the profession in general.

In particular, on completion of this unit standard, the learner is able to:
  • Develop a written statement or policy on equity, which reflects the aims and objectives of the organisation.
  • Ensure that all communities are aware of the organisations commitment to equity.
  • Develop a profile and assess equity training needs of all staff of the organisation.
  • Develop a complaints and disciplinary procedure.
  • Assess personal and the organisation's values, beliefs and philosophy.
  • Apply appropriate cross-cultural management skills. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication skills at NQF Level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range statements are either explicitly reflected or implied in the specific outcomes and assessment criteria of this unit standard. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Develop a written statement or policy on equity, which reflects the aims and objectives of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equity and culture is defined in a written document. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Factors are identified that contribute to diversity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ways are described in which we can benefit from diversity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equity action plans are developed in line with the aims and objectives of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An equity plan is implemented within the organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Ensure that all communities are aware of the organisations commitment to equity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An awareness campaign is undertaken, promoting the organisations policy on equity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Promotional material is developed as part of an awareness campaign. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Positive images of equity in sport, fitness and leisure are identified and communicated to the community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The need for equity in sport, leisure and fitness, is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop a profile and assess equity training needs of all staff of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The diversity structure is identified, explained and considered while planning training needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Employee information is analysed representivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Training opportunities are identified and promoted for employees to expand their skills in understanding diversity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Develop a complaints and disciplinary procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The process which are involved in resolving disciplinary issues, are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A committee to deal with hearings is appointed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Methods which can be utilised to resolve equity issues within the current legal framework, are described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Assess personal and the organisation's values, beliefs and philosophy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Own values, beliefs and philosophy are identified and evaluated in order to compare to those of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cultural differences and diversity issues are identified and compared with own and organisation's values, beliefs and philosophy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Skills are described that could be utilised in an organisation's cross-cultural management. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard (including through RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU 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, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner is able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
  • Factors contributing to diversity and equity in a Sport, Leisure and Fitness environment.
  • History of equity and diversity in Sport, Leisure and Fitness.
  • The need to develop policies and strategies to promote diversity and equity.
  • Communication skills in disseminating information.
  • Establishing disciplinary committees to deal with problems.
  • Essential diversity issues.
  • Essential equity issues.
  • Legislation relating to diversity. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and management is required when an awareness campaign is undertaken, promoting the organisations policy on equity. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation is required when equity and culture is defined in a written document. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Additionally, communication is established as an area of development in its own right. Also, aspects of personal development feature throughout the achievement of this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Professional development is enhanced when cultural differences and diversity issues are identified and compared with own and company's values, beliefs and philosophy. 

    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 
    Values:

    Demonstration of the knowledge and skills outlined in this unit standard must be consistent with the principles of:
  • Respecting the natural and cultural environment.
  • Accepting and maintaining a non-discriminatory attitude towards diversity including, For example: differences in gender, race, religion, physical ability and culture. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Fundamental  60309   National Certificate: Sport Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.