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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plan, organise, implement and monitor work within the payroll environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263396  Plan, organise, implement and monitor work within the payroll environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Administration 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Office Administration 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
110024  Plan, Organise, Implement and Monitor Work within the Payroll environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for learners in the payroll profession, or those seeking to enter the payroll profession, who wish to enhance their payroll competencies. Learners who are competent in this unit standard will be able to plan and, where necessary, agree on work methods and/or activities to achieve work objectives, to coordinate his/her own work with that of colleagues in achieving planned work outcomes and to monitor and control planned work, taking corrective action where necessary.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Planning work for payroll cycle.
  • Monitoring and controlling the achievement of targets planned within the payroll cycle.
  • Developing procedures to meet specified needs.
  • Implementing and maintaining procedures.
  • Managing appointments. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner has the following knowledge and skills:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • The Unit Standard "Demonstrate an understanding of statutory legislation and requirements relating to payroll administration" at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan work for payroll cycle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tasks are identified and prioritised to meet organisational statutory and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resources are allocated to complete identified tasks in order of priority. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Changes in priorities are recognised and resource allocations adapted accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Relevant assistance is identified, negotiated and coordinated to meet specific demands and deadlines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tasks are accurately defined and appropriate information provided. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Work methods and activities are clearly defined and agreed with appropriate persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Work methods and activities conform to statutory requirements and organisational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Monitor and control the achievement of targets planned within the payroll cycle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Valid and accurate control mechanisms are maintained in accordance with organizational statutory and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Control mechanisms include but are not limited to information on the use of resources, progress towards meeting agreed targets.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work outcomes are reviewed against agreed targets. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Agreed targets include but are not limited to quantity, time and quality.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reasons for deviations from planned targets are identified and reported to appropriate persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Corrective actions are implemented within limits of own authority, and the relevant people are informed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop procedures to meet specified needs. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Procedures developed include but are not limited to procedures drawn up based on own initiative within operational area, and in collaboration with others. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Procedures meet identified needs and conform to statutory and organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Designs and specifications for procedures are developed in conjunction with users. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Benefits and costs are formulated and agreed with decision makers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Specialist advice is obtained and acted upon where appropriate. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specialist advice includes but is not limited to advice obtained within the organisation, from sources external to the organisation.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement and maintain procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Accurate, clear and comprehensive guidance is supplied to users. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Users are provided with support to enable them to implement agreed procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Installed procedures conform to relevant statutory and organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The effectiveness of procedures, in meeting their purpose, is evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Opportunities for improvement are identified and appropriate action taken. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Manage appointments. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Appointments include but are not limited to appointments for self and for others, arranged by self and through organising others. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appointments are managed to meet work objectives and the availability of the appropriate persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appointments are negotiated with the appropriate persons and agreed within given time constraints. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Persons include but are not limited to individuals and groups.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appointments are confirmed with the appropriate persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Essential information is recorded appropriately and is up-to-date, legible and accurate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Reasons for non-attendance at appointments are promptly clarified and reported to the appropriate persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Security and confidentiality procedures conform to organisational requirements. 


    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, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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 with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    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 relating to the payroll schedule and tasks using critical and creative thinking processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community in order to complete all the necessary payroll tasks timeously. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organize and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to implement all tasks effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relating to payroll tasks, schedules and deadlines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion in order to gather all the necessary information for planning purposes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use science and technology effectively and critically in order to manage payroll function effectively, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts relating to the planning and scheduling of the payroll function do not exist in isolation. 

    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 110024, "Plan, Organise, Implement and Monitor Work within the Payroll environment", Level 4, 10 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  93995   Further Education and Training Certificate: Payroll Administration Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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