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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Manage own performance improvement process in a public sector context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
113963  Manage own performance improvement process in a public sector context 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-12-03  2006-11-16  SAQA 0151/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-11-16   2010-11-16  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
242874  Manage own performance improvement process in a public sector context  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for people who work in the public sector at the practitioner level. Persons credited with this Unit Standard are able to use the opportunities to improve own performance provided by the employer.

Learners will be able to:
  • Identify opportunities to develop own performance
  • Plan own development
  • Implement a development plan
  • Actively participate in development appraisals or performance reviews 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Persons attempting this Unit Standard should be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify opportunities to develop own performance. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Opportunities include but are not limited to training, mentoring, formal and informal study, coaching. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Current performance is compared against expected performance requirements and the recorded results are complete, concise, and in the agreed format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Development opportunities to improve own performance are identified in consultation with all relevant parties within scheduled timeframe. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Opportunities for development, outside of current role, that meet personal and individual goals and objectives are identified to facilitate personal growth. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan own development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A personal skills needs analysis is done by the learner to determine what skills development is required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Available skills development courses, workshops, providers, etc are identified so that a development plan can be drawn up. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Development plan is completed in the required format. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Plan includes:
  • How it will be implemented, monitored, and reviewed.
  • Compliance with legal requirements, codes of practice, organisation policies and standards.
  • Motivation of how it will improve performance of learner.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement development plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Development activities are implemented in accordance with plan, with variations from plan identified and addressed within scheduled timeframe. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Individuals involved in the implementation of the plan are consulted with, and feedback sought on the effectiveness of development activities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Could include but is not limited to colleagues, teams, managers, specialists, training and education providers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Own performance is evaluated against agreed performance standards with improvements in performance identified and recorded. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Actively participate in development or performance appraisals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The purpose of a development or performance appraisal or review is explained from the learner`s perspective. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A performance appraisal of the learner`s work is participated in with supervisor in a positive way. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Ways to improve performance are agreed upon together with time frames for implementation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Improvement action plan is implemented as agreed to. 


    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 Statutory Framework

    A working knowledge of: statute law affecting the provision of public sector
    services:
  • Public Finance and Management Act or the Municipal Finance Management Act
  • Preferential Procurement Act
  • Black Economic Empowerment Act
  • Labour Relations Act
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act
  • Acts specific to the public sector organizational context of the learner


    The Organisation

    A detailed understanding of:
  • information flows within the organisation
  • organisational, external agency and employee requirements for information
  • procedures for the security and confidentiality of information
  • sources of information for the resolution of discrepancies. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners are able to identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to secure and use options for personal development. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Learners are able to work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community in improving own performance and securing feedback on performance improvements and shortcomings. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Learners are able to organize and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively in improving performance to ensure that all tasks and accountabilities are achieved on time and to standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are able to collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relating to own performance and activities undertaken to improve it. 

    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 secure opportunities for self development. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use science and technology effectively and critically to improve own performance in the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognizing that own performance improvement is essential to meeting emerging needs of public sector workplaces for improved effectiveness and efficiency and for ensuring own capabilities remain current in the dynamic new world of public sector work. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 242874, which is "Manage own performance improvement process in a public sector context", level 3, 4 credits.

    Supplementary information

    Legal
  • Labour Relations Act
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act
  • Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (OID)
  • Skills Development and Skills Development Levy Act 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48513   National Certificate: Public Administration  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-11-16  Was PSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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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