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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct negotiations to deal with conflict situations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117853  Conduct negotiations to deal with conflict situations 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Democracy, Human Rights, Peace and Elections 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies Public Policy, Politics and Democratic Citizenship 
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 
This unit standard is intended for people who negotiate in dealing with conflict situations. A learner credited with this standard will be able to:
  • Prepare for negotiations;
  • Conduct negotiations;
  • Conclude negotiations; and
  • Evaluate negotiations. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners starting to learn towards this unit standard are proficient in Language, Literacy and Communication, including intrapersonal and interpersonal skills, at NQF level 4.

    It is recommended that a learner is proficient in the unit standard 'Conduct an in-depth analysis of and interpret conflict situations' before accessing this unit standard'. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for negotiations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Administrative arrangements for negotiation processes are identified and dealt with effectively. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Arrangements include dates, venue, transport, documents, safety, interpretation and expenses.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose of negotiation is explained and issues to be negotiated are clearly identified and prioritised, using participatory processes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Identification and prioritisation can take place within an individual or a group context.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A variety of negotiation strategies and processes are identified and explained in terms of process, application and strengths and weaknesses and an appropriate strategy is selected based on the negotiation at hand. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The negotiation strategies include contemporary strategies such as distributive, integrative, positional, principled, interest-based, target-specific bargaining and problem-solving.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Negotiation ranges are identified and motivated for all identified issues. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Motivation includes but is not limited to behaviour of other parties, progress of negotiations and/or external environment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Relevant stakeholders are identified and informed about issues to be negotiated according to the agreed upon time framework and through effective communication methods. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Communication methods include pre-meetings of parties and/or exchanges of demands and counter demands.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Appropriate actions are taken and initiated when obtaining mandates from constituencies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Relevant information about identified issues are collated and shared with all parties. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Relevant information includes information about the identified issues, positions, needs, interests, stakeholders and the environment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The negotiation process is anticipated and appropriate tactics are identified, selected and motivated to the parties. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Engage in negotiations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Behaviour and conduct during negotiations is explained and aligned with selected negotiation strategy and tactics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Negotiations are conducted in a manner that maintains or enhances relationships and promotes outcomes that are satisfactory or advantageous in terms of the purpose of the negotiation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The negotiation process is facilitated using effective communication and interpersonal skills. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Skills include respect, empathy, authenticity, integrity and openness.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Relevant options are identified, explained and explored throughout the process. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Options include the use of experts, brainstorming, trade-offs, linkages and/or concessions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Negotiations are conducted and appropriate action is taken and initiated to obtain an amended mandate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Negotiated outcomes are clearly presented, explained and motivated to the constituency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Proceedings and interim outcomes are recorded accurately for feedback purposes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Finalise negotiations and communicate agreements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Agreements are finalised and agreed to verbally by parties. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including but not limited to confirming areas of agreement and areas of disagreement; in the event of non agreement minutes are drafted recording the outcome of the process.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Final agreements are recorded accurately according to best practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Best practices include implementation details, monitoring, timeframe, commitments and sensitivity to diversity.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Final agreements are disseminated and made accessible to all constituents and stakeholders. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including but not limited to agreement recorded and validated, reporting back and monitoring systems established if contextually appropriate, publicising agreement.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Evaluate negotiation processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Negotiation processes are evaluated in terms of strengths and weaknesses and the extent to which the brief was achieved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Opportunities and mechanisms to improve upon the negotiation process are identified and recorded for integration into future processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Participant's reactions to the process are sought and analysed in line with the negotiation purposes. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • 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 must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures.
  • Registered assessors must have a qualification in Conflict at NQF level 6 or higher or equivalent.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Negotiation including various types of negotiation
  • Negotiation strategies and tactics
  • Communication processes 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems during the negotiation process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively as team member is achieved through negotiation participation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself effectively and ones actions responsible and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect and organise and critically evaluate information during a preparation process for negotiations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using presentation techniques during negotiations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use technology effectively in the recording and reporting of negotiation outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Systemic thinking is achieved through evaluating a negotiation process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Be culturally and esthetic sensitivities ac cross a range of social context during the negotiation process. 

    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  80946   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  49257   National Certificate: Conflict Management and Transformation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Core  66089   National Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  58246   Bachelor of Human Settlements Development  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   
    Fundamental  80047   National Certificate: Road Safety Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58978   National Certificate: Journalism  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  93993   National Certificate: Labour Relations Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  80046   National Certificate: Tactical Road Traffic Operations  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  57427   National Certificate: Youth Development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 


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