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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Advise stakeholders on the roles and functions of the institutions participating in skills development 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242873  Advise stakeholders on the roles and functions of the institutions participating in skills development 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Public Administration and Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Public Administration 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
14548  Advise customers on the roles and functions of the institutions participating in skills development  Level 4  NQF Level 04   
14549  Network locally  Level 4  NQF Level 04   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for employees in the Public Sector who are involved in Skills Development Practices. Learners accessing this standard will be able to analyse the skills development structures, identify their roles and functions and advise customers on relevant issues pertaining to these institutions.

The qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Explain the roles and functions of structures relevant to skills development.
  • Advise stakeholders on funding of skills development for unemployed and under-employed persons.
  • Give advise on skills development aimed at employed workers.
  • Advise stakeholders on the process of implementing learnerships and skills programmes.
  • Utilise and liaise with local and overseas networks in order to source information and support for skills development initiatives. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    In order to access this unit standard the learner will need a Matric or equivalent certificate. Competence in Communication at NQF level 4 must be demonstrated. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the roles and functions of structures relevant to skills development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relevant structures are identified and an indication is given of the fields in which they operate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A diagram, outlining the linkages between the various structures/institutions should be developed and the nature of the linkages, contributions and the roles that each has in relation to skills development are explained in contact sessions with customers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The roles and functions of the relevant structures are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The relevance of skills roles functions and structures to skills development are understood and described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Provide advice on funding of skills development for unemployed and under-employed persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The system for funding of unemployed and under-employed persons in South Africa is explained illustrating the differences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The allocation and accountability of funds is outlined with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The method for accessing funds from the SDFW (Social Development Funding Windows) is explained in order to assist organisations to make application for funding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Requirements and processes required to obtain funding are understood and described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Advise on skills development processes aimed at employed workers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The levy system is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Advantages to employers offering skills training and those who send employees on skills training programmes are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The purpose and intended outcomes of the levy system are understood and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The potential consequences of failing to utilise the levy system are understood and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain and advise on the process of implementing learnerships and skills programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The nature of learnerships and skills programmes is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The registration process is outlined so as to enable employees to utilise the system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Agreements, process documentation and tools needed to implement learnerships are drafted and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The implementation processes, possible timeframes and costs are identified and explained to customers. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Utilise and liaise with local and overseas networks in order to source information and support for skills development initiatives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sources of information and support for public sector skills development projects are identified both locally and internationally. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relevant sources are contacted to obtain information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Records of contacts and information and all stakeholders liaised with are kept on a database. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The relevance of the stakeholders to the organisation are described and explained other role players that impact on the efficacy of the skills development initiatives. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation for this Unit Standard shall be obtained from the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body, through summative and formative assessment by a registered assessor.
  • Assessors must be registered as an Assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Agreement with the relevant ETQA.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner must demonstrate a working understanding of the statutory, regulatory and other frameworks affecting the provision of public sector services to the extent relevant to manage own work performance in a public sector workplace. These frameworks include, but are not limited to:
  • Batho Pele.
  • Public Service Act.
  • Public Finance and Management Act.
  • Municipal Finance Management Act.
  • Constitution.
  • Preferential Procurement Act.
  • Access to information Act.
  • Black Economic Empowerment Act.
  • Labour Relations Act.
  • Employment Equity Act.
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act.
  • Acts specific to the public sector organizational context of the learner.

    The Learner must demonstrate an understanding of relevant organisational requirement relevant to manage own work performance in a public sector workplace, which requirements include, but are not limited to:
  • Human resource development strategies, policies and guides.
  • Information sources.
  • Information flow within the organisation.
  • Internal organisation policy, procedure and guidelines.
  • Information requirements.
  • Information security. 

  • 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 advise customers on the roles and functions of the institutions participating in skills development. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Learners are able to work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community in order to gather all the necessary information required to advise customers on the roles and functions of the institutions participating in skills development. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Learners are able to organize and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively in order to ensure that all customer-related tasks are completed to advise customers on the roles and functions of the institutions participating in skills development. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are able to collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relating to the contractual and statutory factors that affect the capacity to respond appropriately to advise customers on the roles and functions of the institutions participating in skills development. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are able to communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to provide timely, satisfactory and appropriate responses to advise customers on the roles and functions of the institutions participating in skills development. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Learners are able to use science and technology effectively and critically in responding appropriately to advise customers on the roles and functions of the institutions participating in skills development. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners are able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation and that both organisational and statutory requirements will have an affect on the provision of appropriate responses to advise customers on the roles and functions of the institutions participating in skills development. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by advising customers on the roles and functions of the institutions participating in skills development. 

    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 standards:
  • 14548: "Advise customers on the roles and functions of the institutions participating in skills development", Level 4, 4 credits.
  • 14549: "Network locally", Level 4, 5 credits. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57805   National Certificate: Public Sector Employment and Skills Development Practices  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  50479   Further Education and Training Certificate: Advertising  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  58394   National Certificate: Film and Television Production  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 


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    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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