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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Manage the human resources of a mission 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114872  Manage the human resources of a mission 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Diplomacy, Protocol and Foreign Affairs Assist 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Sovereignty of the State 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-06-26  2008-11-26  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-11-26   2012-11-26  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
259978  Manage the human resources of a mission  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  10   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard has as its core purpose, qualifying learners who will use a variety of technical, business, managerial, personal skills and strategies to manage the human resources in a mission office. This unit standard is intended for learners who need to understand the policies on labour relations and the LRP service conditions. This would enable them to maintain discipline and effective work relations.

The qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of labour relations policies.
  • Administer service conditions in the mission office.
  • Maintain discipline and effective work relations.
  • Identify and manage staff development needs and opportunities. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard are assumed to have a Level 5 qualification or RPL equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of labour relations policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Employee/employer relations are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Labour legislation and disciplinary processes and procedures are analysed in the context of a foreign mission office. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The rights and obligations of the employee are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The rights and obligations of the employer are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The policies regarding LRP service conditions are reviewed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Administer service conditions in the mission office. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legislation governing employment of staff is identified in relation to the foreign service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose of the Foreign Service Dispensation (FSD) is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The policies and procedures to achieve equitable and responsible outcomes for staff and the development of human resources in relation to the agency services are implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Remunerative, compensatory and other foreign service benefits are communicated to staff. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Implications related plans and policies are communicated to staff and relevant stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The cost implications of human resource needs are evaluated and budget implications considered. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain discipline and effective work relations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Strategies to motivate staff in a foreign environment are outlined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Plans to promote productivity of the staff are devised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Disciplinary measures are explained to staff members. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The problems of sexual harassment and power abuse are defined and the implications thereof critically evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Strategies to deal with harassment in the workplace are planned. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and manage staff development needs and opportunities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key competencies, skills and capabilities needed for the mission office are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The capacity and role of available human resources is evaluated in terms of specific mission office. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A human resource needs analyses is conducted for the mission office. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Training and developmental needs of staff are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Performance analyses and self-evaluations are conducted to inform training needs and capacity building. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Opportunities for staff development are investigated and evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Resources and incentives for training and development of employees are identified. 


    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.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor 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.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Foreign Service Dispensation (FSD).
  • Remunerative and Compensatory Measures.
  • Elements of FSD.
  • Movement Control Form.
  • Foreign Service Dispensation Coordinating Committee.
  • Foreign Service Benefits.
  • Labour Relations Policies.
  • Matching of applicants and positions.
  • Relationship between skilled Human resources and profitability.
  • Principles of planning, organising and motivating staff.
  • Effective utilisation of human resources to improve professional service of the mission.
  • Constitution and Human Rights.
  • SA Skills development legislation.
  • Problems of harassment in the workplace. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems that may arise in relation to human resources activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others on the basis of the expertise in accordance with the human resources needs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities to work effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively so as to enhance the performance of staff. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems in order to improve productivity and employment conditions. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 259978, which is "Manage the human resources of a mission", Level 6, 10 credits.

    Assessment methods and integrated assessment

    Ensure that assessment covers the specific outcomes, the critical cross-field outcomes and the essential embedded knowledge. Assessment activities should be appropriate to the context and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment.

    A range of assessment methods should be used, including direct observation, product sample, simulation, questioning (verbal or written) and testimony (portfolio collection of evidence).

    Integrated assessment: It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together thus reducing the number of assessment "events". Ensure that the commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.

    Supplementary information

    Activity No. Hours Comments
    Lectures 20
    Experiential Learning 20
    Self-directed learning 10
    Skills coaching
    Other
    Total 50 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48762   Advanced Certificate: Mission Administration  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was PSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  61729   National Diploma: Policing  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  SAS SETA 


    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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