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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose of the payslip and its components 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264371  Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose of the payslip and its components 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
This unit standard is for learners working within a payroll environment, where the acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to one's job capabilities. The completion of this standard will provide the learner with an understanding of how a payslip is structured, what the purpose of a payslip is and the various components of the payslip. An understanding of the payslip will ensure that the learner is competent to handle the various queries that employees may have pertaining to the payslip.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the purpose of the payslip and the various queries that may arise in relation to the payslip.
  • Differentiating between earnings and deductions.
  • Identifying and demonstrating an understanding of the components of a payslip. 

  • 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 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose of the payslip and the various queries that may arise in relation to the payslip. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The reasons for a payslip being drawn up each month is basically explained in relation to the basic conditions of employment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reasons for a payslip being drawn up each month is basically explained in relation to the various employment contract. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Typical queries that employees raise in relation to payslips are identified and explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Differentiate between earnings and deductions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of earnings is explained in relation to the different types of employment contracts that are in place in own organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept of deductions is explained in relation to the different types of employment contracts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The concept of deductions is explained in relation to SARS rules and regulations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the components of a payslip. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Typical types of earnings are identified on a payslip and explained in relation to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Typical types of deductions are identified on a payslip and explained in relation to organisational requirement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The process for paying across deductions to third parties is explained with examples. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any 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 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 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 
    The learner must demonstrate an understanding of:
  • Data capturing for a payslip.
  • The purpose of a payslip.
  • The components of a payslip.
  • The differences between earnings and deductions.
  • Third parties that receive payments from deductions on a payslip.
  • Interpersonal skills and communications for problem solving relating to payslip queries. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes relating to queries and administration of payslips. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in a team, group, or organisation to handle queries and problems relating to payslips. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to ensure that all provisions for earnings and deductions are accurately prepared for issuing of payslip. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relating to the different types of earnings and deductions and how this affects the way in which a payslip is prepared. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to prepare inputs and data for the completion of payslips. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others to ensure that all data is captured for inclusion in the payslip. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that the payroll environment does not exist in isolation and that the various employment contracts, salary structures will affect how the payslip is reflected to the employee. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by effectively ensuring that payroll administration support complies with the necessary requirements to ensure the accurate preparation of payslips and that queries related thereto are handled in a professional manner. 

    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
    Elective  93997   National Certificate: Contact Centre and Business Process Outsourcing Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  61595   Further Education and Training Certificate: Business Administration Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  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: 
    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. ABONGWE AMANGWANE NPC 
    2. CUMLAUDE INSTITUTE 
    3. GODMILL CITY 
    4. KC SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    5. PAYROLL EDUCATION PTY LTD 
    6. RAND BEE PTY LTD 
    7. RAND INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND TRAINING CONSULTANTS PTY LTD 



    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.