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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Comply with legal requirements in a small/micro craft enterprise 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117528  Comply with legal requirements in a small/micro craft enterprise 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Art, Craft & Design 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Visual Arts 
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 
Learners credited with this unit standard are able to comply with legal requirements and understand the implications of legal matters pertaining to a craft manufacturing enterprise. The financial implications of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and its application to a work contract are examined. The unit standard is intended to inform and empower learners to understand work contracts, rights and responsibilities under this Act. The focus is knowledge, skills, values and attitudes as they apply to team leaders and first line managers. The unit standard contributes to the competence of those who want to develop a career path in the Art, Craft and Design sector, and contributes to greater levels of uniformity in the craft industry. Learners competent in this unit standard will be able to set-up, improve and maintain craft operations that conform to legal requirements, with the expectation of increasing general productivity in the craft industry.

Learners credited with this unit standard are capable of:
  • Using and interpreting legal documentation to ensure compliance with legal and organisational requirements in a craft environment
  • Complying with legislation and rules, which regulate conduct in a craft enterprise.
  • Applying the various aspects of legal requirements in a craft enterprise.
  • Applying the financial elements and implications of an employment contract.
  • Explaining and implementing the role of the manager in ensuring that employees honour their responsibilities to the employer. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication, NQF Level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following statements provide a general guide to the scope and complexity of the competence expected of the learner:
  • Forms of ownership include: sole trader, partnership, close corporation, Private Company, Co-operative society, trust
  • Documentation could include, Relevant registration papers, SARS requirements, VAT, Skills Levies, Health & Safety requirements, Credit agreements, Bank documentation, Lease agreements
  • The types of employment include: temporary, permanent, contractual and part-time employment and the implications of each for selection, recruitment and dismissal and the way in which the contract is structured.
  • Deductions from salary advice include: Pension, union fees, medical aid, tax, and insurance cover on group schemes.
  • UIF, PAYE/site, garnishee orders if legally sanctioned.
  • Employers` financial obligations to employees include basic salary/wage; annual salary review, leave pay, monthly payment date, allowances and benefits.
  • Non-productive activities include abuse of the Internet, email, fax, phones, stationery, misuse of resources includes abuse of sick leave, telephones, company property and time.
  • Allowance and benefits are those that apply to a business unit.
  • Different kinds of pay include salary, medical aid subsidy, company contribution to the pension scheme, bonuses and other company specific contributions/payments.
  • Financial implications of different employment contracts include monthly, weekly, hourly and daily rates.
  • Annual salary increases refer to cost of living or merit increases. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand and apply legal implications of different forms of ownership. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legal implications for a craft enterprise are researched and are accurate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Procedures in starting a craft enterprise according to the requirements for the different forms of ownership can be implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Legal implications concerning the dissolvement of the craft enterprise are accurately determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Sources of finances as applicable to the different forms of ownership can be applied to the craft enterprise. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Factors to be considered when taking over an existing business can be applied to the craft enterprise. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Implement required procedures and essential documentation in starting a craft enterprise. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Factors to consider in starting a craft enterprise are researched and are accurate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Procedures in starting a business are implemented according to the legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Transaction documentation is correctly completed and contains all relevant information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Conditions contained in the transaction documents comply with any legal or regulatory conditions applicable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Various acts and common law aspects as applicable to the craft enterprise are consulted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Ethical obligations imposed on a craft enterprise are researched and adhered to in terms of the code of conduct relevant to the craft community. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use, interpret and comply with legislation, rules and legal documentation to ensure compliance with legal & organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legal documentation used is current, appropriate and complies with all legal and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Types of legal documentation as applicable to craft operations can be completed and put into practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of the absence of legal documentation in a craft enterprise can be assessed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply the financial elements and implications of an employment contract. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Regulations relating to the payment of salaries are explained and an indication is given of how the employer and employee are protected by the Basic Conditions of Employment Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The financial implications of different forms of employment are explained from the point of view of the employer and the employee. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The key aspects of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act that impact on remuneration are outlined and an indication is given of how these are reflected in an organisation's human resource policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Compulsory and voluntary deductions from an employee's salary are explained and applied with reference to what deductions may legally be made and when an employee's permission is required for a deduction to be legal. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Explain and implement the role of the manager in ensuring that employees honour their responsibilities to the employer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The financial obligations of a craft enterprise to its employees are explained, and an indication is given of the administrative responsibilities of a manager in ensuring these obligations are met timeously. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The manager's responsibility is described in relation to monitoring attendance, punctuality, productivity, reliability, use of resources and craft enterprise and other loans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The term cost to craft enterprise is explained using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The cost of time to the craft enterprise is calculated in hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly rates for two members of a team or small business unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The cost of an employee to the company over and above the employment contract is explained and calculated, with reference to the cost of space, time, telephone, resources, all forms of remuneration, training and incidental expenses and an indication is given of the manager's role in ensuring cost efficiency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Non-productive activities that impact negatively on business profitability are identified and a plan is devised to limit unnecessary costs in a business unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    A plan is developed to improve productivity in a business unit within the requirements of the BCEA. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this unit standard.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Legal documentation required and used in a craft enterprise.
  • Legislation, rules and statutory requirements applicable in a craft enterprise.
  • Records required for legal processes in a craft enterprise. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when procedures in starting a craft enterprise are according to the requirements for the different forms of ownership can be implemented, and, factors to be considered when taking over an existing business can be applied to the craft enterprise, and conditions contained in the transaction documents comply with any legal or regulatory conditions applicable. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when using, interpreting and complying with legislation & rules and legal documentation to ensure compliance with legal & organisational requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Understand contextual world systems when ethical obligations imposed on a craft enterprise are researched and adhered to in terms of the code of conduct relevant to the craft community.
  • Manage information when the impact of the absence of legal documentation in a craft enterprise can be assessed. 

  • 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
    Fundamental  49119   National Certificate: Craft Operational 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.
     
    NONE 



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