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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply basic HR principles in a new venture 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119713  Apply basic HR principles in a new venture 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Generic Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  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 a core standard and forms part of the qualification, FETC in New Venture Creation and is registered at level 2 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Learners working towards this standard will be working within a SMME (Small, Medium, Micro Enterprise) environment, specialising in New Venture Ownership and Management, where the acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to one's job. This standard will also add value to entrepreneurs who are seeking to develop their entrepreneurial skills so that they can become more marketable for bigger contracts, including commercial and public sector contracts, for example the Department of Public Works programmes.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying the human resources needs of a new venture
  • Implementing the human resources needs of a new venture
  • Identifying and compiling basic employment policies and procedures
  • Complying with relevant human resources legislation 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The learner must be competent in communications literacy at NQF level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and plan for the human resources needs of a new venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A basic skills survey is undertaken to determine the skills requirements of a new venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The human resources capacity requirements in new venture are determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The cost implications for employing staff are determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A decision is taken regarding employment possibilities and a basic profile of each person to be employed is drawn up for interviewing purposes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Implement the human resources needs of a new venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Selection and recruitment of new staff is undertaken where relevant according to a basic recruitment and selection plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Employment contracts are drawn up. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Job descriptions are compiled and new recruits/employees informed of their duties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Employees are managed on an ongoing basis and regular performance reviews are conducted to ensure that overall job criteria and development needs are being addressed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and compile basic employment policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Disciplinary procedures are established. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Grievance procedures are established. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Recruitment and retrenchment procedures are implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Basic development plans to further develop the skills of employees are compiled and implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The role of employees, trade unions and employers in the workplace are understood. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Comply with relevant human resources legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legislation that applies to employment is identified and explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislation includes but is not limited to skills development legislation, employment conditions, labour relations legislation, employment equity legislation, skills levies acts.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Employment conditions are interpreted and applied for own venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Policies are implemented to ensure equity in new venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Plans that relate to legislative matters are communicated to staff and relevant stakeholders. 


    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:
  • A basic understanding of human resources principles and practices
  • A basic understanding of how to recruit and select employees
  • A basic understanding of the legislation that applies to human resources within a new venture context
  • A basic understanding of how to compile policies and procedures relating to the management of employees
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Conflict management/resolution skills 

  • 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 to determine human resources requirements of new venture. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community meet human resources needs of new venture. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to that sufficient time is set aside to manage employees in new venture. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and crtically evaluate financial and related information in order comply with human resources legislation and apply this to new venture context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to impart human resources policies, procedures and job descriptions to employees. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others to manage human resources systems and processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that factors influencing the human resources needs of a new venture do not exist in isolation and that wider legislative and community issues impact on this. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by ensuring that human resources practices within the new venture are approached within the context of economic, socio-political and community trends and developments to ensure that skills match new venture requirements and that the new venture can contribute more to overall job creation. 

    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  67589   National Certificate: Equine Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  49648   National Certificate: New Venture Creation (SMME)  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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.
     
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