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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform support functions for corporate social investment programmes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
335837  Perform support functions for corporate social investment programmes 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Public Relations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Public Relations 
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 successfully completing this Unit Standard will gain essential knowledge of and practical exposure to the support functions that are required of an organisation committed to corporate social investment programmes.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Explain corporate social investment in terms of the development requirements of the country.
  • Define the role of public relations in corporate social investment.
  • Respond to stakeholder queries related to corporate social investment. 

  • 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.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain corporate social investment in terms of the development requirements of the country. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of the terms corporate social investment and corporate social responsibility with examples from an organisation involved in both. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A comparison is made between corporate social investment and sponsorship is made to highlight the similarities and differences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of the benefits to the company for an appropriate corporate social investment programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Opportunities for corporate social development in South Africa are identified and described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Define the role of public relations in corporate social investment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of how social investment projects are identified by public relations which are in line with the organisations strategic intent. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given of the importance of communication related to corporate social investment projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of the importance of collaboration between stakeholders in terms of the successful implementation of a corporate social investment initiative. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Stakeholders may include but is not limited to media, management, employees, government, community, beneficiaries and partners.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Respond to stakeholder queries related to corporate social investment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Queries are handled to in accordance with organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate information is supplied to stakeholders in response to the query. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Deadlines are met to ensure the successful implementation and communication of the corporate social investment initiative. 


    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 
  • Specific industry charters. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Responding to stakeholder queries related to corporate social investment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • The response to stakeholder queries related to corporate social investment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Responding to stakeholder queries related to corporate social investment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Corporate social investment in terms of the development requirements of the country.
  • The role of public relations in corporate social investment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Responding to stakeholder queries related to corporate social investment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Responding to stakeholder queries related to corporate social investment. 

  • 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  71729   Further Education and Training Certificate: Public Relations Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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.
     
    NONE 



    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.