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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge and application of ethical conduct in a business environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242655  Demonstrate knowledge and application of ethical conduct in a business environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Insurance and Investment 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
13940  Demonstrate knowledge and application of ethical conduct in a business environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for learners in a business environment. It is designed to raise moral standards as a counter to potential or real corruption within a business environment. The focus is on ethics and the learner, and does not include corporate governance.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the concept of ethics in relation to property and personal rights.
  • Describing the role of a code of conduct in a business environment.
  • Applying different ethical principles in a specific context.
  • Making a decision based on a corporate code of ethics. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is ethics and the learner in a work environment:
  • Personality rights are the rights to dignity enshrined in the South African Constitution.
  • The source of ethics in South Africa is the South African Constitution.
  • Specific code of ethics is the code of the organisation where the learner is employed or a code of choice if the learner is not an employee.
  • A business environment is not only an environment for profit.
  • The generally accepted code of conduct as at October 2005 refers to the recommendations of King II. It would refer to whatever commission, regulations or codes subsequently replace the King II recommendations. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the concept of ethics in relation to property and personality rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of the South African Constitution in defining the source of ethics for South African society in relation to property and personality rights is explained in context of the business environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relationship between ethics and the law is described for a specific business sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relationship between ethics and generally accepted codes of conduct is explained for a specific business sector. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the role of a code of conduct in a business environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of a code of conduct is explained with reference to the role of a code in a business environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The current generally accepted code of business ethics is analysed and an indication is given of how it should be applied in a business environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A code of conduct of a business is evaluated against the generally accepted code and checked for alignment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The codes of conduct of two different business sectors are compared and an explanation is given for apparent differences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The code of conduct of a professional organisation in a sector is compared to that of a business in the sector and an indication is given of any apparent differences. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply different ethical principles in a specific context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ethical principles in the generally accepted code are applied to different studies that illustrate different principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process to be followed when the code of ethics is breached is explained for different examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Make a decision based on a corporate code of ethics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An ethical business decision is made and supported for different scenarios. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Potential conflict between a personal value system and a specific corporate code of ethics is identified and suggestions are made for potential resolution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of non-compliance with a code are debated with reference to current ethical incidents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Conflicts of interest that arise out of different interpretations or applications of a code of ethics are identified and suggestions are made on how the situations could be resolved in the best interests of all stakeholders. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists 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 or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners are capable of identifying and solving problems in which responses show that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in making a decision and identifying areas of potential ethical conflict. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Learners are capable of working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community in describing the role of codes of conduct in a business environment and relating the source of ethics to the constitution. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are capable of collecting, organising and critically evaluating information in comparing different codes of conduct and applying ethical principles to case studies. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are capable of communicating effectively in explaining and describing the concept of ethics and the application of a code of conduct. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners are capable of demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by outlining the source of ethics and debating the consequences of non compliance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
  • Learners are capable of participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by applying a code of conduct to their own work situation.
  • Learners are capable of being culturally sensitive across a range of social contexts in identifying potential conflict between personal value systems and corporate codes of ethics. 

  • 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 13940, which is "Demonstrate knowledge and application of ethical conduct in a business environment", Level 4, 4 credits.

    Search words: ethics ethical behaviour, business ethics. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  80546   Further Education and Training Certificate: Auctioneering Support Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  64289   Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Sales and Support Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  66489   Further Education and Training Certificate: Foundry Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  MERSETA 
    Core  58063   Further Education and Training Certificate: Labour Recruitment Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  57613   Further Education and Training Certificate: Short-Term Risk Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  INSETA 
    Core  66613   Further Education and Training Certificate: Wealth Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  58309   National Diploma: Project Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  93996   Further Education and Training Certificate: Contact Centre Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  66249   Further Education and Training Certificate: New Venture Creation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  65050   National Certificate: Music  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.
     
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