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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Mentor a colleague to enhance the individual`s knowledge, skills, values and attitudes in a selected career path 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114215  Mentor a colleague to enhance the individual`s knowledge, skills, values and attitudes in a selected career path 
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 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 Skills Development Facilitators, Supervisors, Team Leaders, Line Managers and people involved in Human Resource Management. The term business unit in this Unit Standard implies a small business, cost centre, section or department.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the concept of mentoring.
  • Describing the characteristics of a good mentor.
  • Explaining the importance of knowledge in mentoring.
  • Applying the skills and techniques required of a mentor. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this Unit Standard. Learners should be competent in Communication and Mathematical and Financial Literacy at Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is ethics and the learner.
  • Interpersonal skills include, but are not limited to, active listening, interpretation of answers and non-verbal communication, and empathy. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the concept of mentoring. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The concept of mentoring is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The difference between mentoring, coaching, counseling and training is explained and an indication is given of when each is appropriate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The roles and responsibilities of the mentor and employee to be mentored are explained and an indication is given of the relationship between the two parties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. A written contract including a code of ethical conduct in the relationship is negotiated with a prospective employee to be mentored. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The boundaries in a mentorship contract are negotiated with reference to realistic, agreed goals. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the characteristics of a good mentor. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The importance of communication in the mentoring process is explained and an indication is given of how communication skills can enhance or destroy the relationship. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The characteristics of a good mentor are identified based on personal experience and reflection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Three different models of mentoring are explained and an indication is given of the one that is most appropriate in a specific environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The characteristics of a potential employee to be mentored are identified and matched for compatibility with own personality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The consequences of a mismatch in the selection of mentor or employee to be mentored are identified with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the importance of knowledge in mentoring. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The importance of relevant knowledge and experience in a mentoring situation is explained and an indication is given of why it is necessary to keep up to date. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Questions are asked to determine knowledge level in a specific situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Information required to fill knowledge gaps is accessed for a specific situation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply the skills and techniques required of a mentor. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Interpersonal communication skills required of a mentor are demonstrated for three different scenarios. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Relationships, dynamics and personality aspects in a situation are assessed using active listening and observation skills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A plan to mentor an individual is developed with reference to goal setting, critical path schedule, continuous monitoring and review. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Feedback on an individual`s progress is provided in terms of measured objectives and the negotiated mentoring contract. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with 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 with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. Therefore, anyone wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution, which is accredited by the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • 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 developing a plan to mentor an individual. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Learners are capable of working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community in identifying the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needs of an employee needing mentoring, negotiating a mentorship contract and developing a plan for mentoring an individual. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are capable of collecting, organising and critically evaluating information in assessing an individual`s knowledge level and accessing information required to fill knowledge gaps. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are capable of communicating effectively mentoring an individual. 

    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  49092   Further Education and Training Certificate: Furniture Making  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  72050   Further Education and Training Certificate: Pharmacist Assistance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  48640   National Certificate: Financial Services Management  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Core  59409   National Certificate: Agricultural Extension  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  58802   National Diploma: Disability Employment Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SABPP 
    Elective  50285   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  93996   Further Education and Training Certificate: Contact Centre Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  50309   Further Education and Training Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    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  49649   Further Education and Training Certificate: Long-term Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  49356   Further Education and Training Certificate: Medical Claims Assessing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  50332   Further Education and Training Certificate: Occupationally-Directed Education Training and Development Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  66609   Further Education and Training Certificate: Retail Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  66610   Further Education and Training Certificate: Short Term Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  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 
    Elective  66190   National Certificate: Adventure Based Learning  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  79406   National Certificate: Maintenance Coordination  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  50245   National Certificate: Maintenance Coordination  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2010-11-11  TETA 
    Elective  50023   National Diploma: Legal Interpreting  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    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.
     
    1. A4 Consultancy CC 
    2. AAH Skills and Development 
    3. ABA Sebenzi 
    4. ABEMS Training Institute (PTY) Ltd. 
    5. Alcari Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    7. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    8. Assured Vocational Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Atlegang Training Consulting 
    10. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    11. Azitjhewi Construction 
    12. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects cc 
    13. Bantubanye Skills 
    14. Barloworld Transport Solutions 
    15. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    16. Boydick Business Development Center 
    17. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    18. Capricorn TVET College 
    19. CKP Development Agency (Pty) Ltd. 
    20. Continuing Education Programme 
    21. Creative Minds Skills Development and Training 
    22. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    23. De Vries Management & Training Services cc 
    24. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    25. Ditlou Solutions 
    26. Eastcoast Boards cc 
    27. Edutraining Business College 
    28. EJW Financial Services (Pty) Ltd 
    29. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    30. Elimofo Trading& Projects 
    31. Enjo Consultants 
    32. Environmental Leadership Academy 
    33. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
    34. EXECUTIVE COACHING AND FACILITATION 
    35. Executive People Development Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    36. Faisit (Pty) Ltd 
    37. FURNITURE WORLD TRAINING CENTRE 
    38. Glere Skills and Consultants 
    39. Growth Management Consulting 
    40. Heavenly Button Trading CC 
    41. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
    42. Hoseah Training and Manufacturing NPC 
    43. Icando 
    44. Institute of Health and Social Care Studies 
    45. Intelligo Solutions Pty (Ltd) 
    46. Invuya Institute of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    47. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    48. ITO Focus Reagile 
    49. Jobafrik Consulting 
    50. KALIDEEN MANAGEMENT SERVICES 
    51. Kgolo Institute 
    52. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
    53. Kuyakhula Development Initiatives 
    54. LEEUWKOP CORRECTIONAL SERVICES 
    55. License to Skill cc 
    56. Longata Consultant 
    57. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    58. Maccauvlei Learning Academy 
    59. Makavila Suppliers CC. 
    60. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    61. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    62. MashMP Holdings 
    63. Mashphe Logistics Services 
    64. Masifunde Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    65. MATHOSIM TRIMMING AND UPHOLSTERY 
    66. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    67. Miczo's Enterprise 
    68. Mission Point Consulting 
    69. Mnambithi TVET College 
    70. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    71. Motheo TVET College (Hill Side Campus) 
    72. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
    73. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    74. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    75. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
    76. NS Global Academy 
    77. Nyankwavi Investment CC. 
    78. Octomate (Pty) Ltd 
    79. Outsurance Insurance Company Ltd 
    80. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    81. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    82. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    83. PWI CORPORATE TRAINING PTY LTD 
    84. Quick Leap Investment 
    85. Ripple Effect 4 (Pty) Ltd 
    86. RJM Educational Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    87. Safe Heavens Properties (Pty) Ltd 
    88. SAKHISISIZWE PROJECTS 
    89. Seige Trading Solutions 
    90. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    91. Senelo Trading CC 
    92. Siljeur Training Academy 
    93. Sivile Housing Association RSA 
    94. SIZA NESU TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    95. Skills Priority 
    96. Spring Forest Trading 578 CC 
    97. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    98. Thando Consulting Services 
    99. The Crimson CO CC. 
    100. The Furniture Technology Centre (Johannesburg) 
    101. THE FURNITURE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE - CAPE TOWN 
    102. The Institute of Health Risk Managers (Pty) Ltd 
    103. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    104. Tirhani SkillsTraining Pty Ltd 
    105. Tlaletso Consultants 
    106. TLD Consulting 
    107. Tradesman Consulting and Training Solutions 
    108. Tshwane Skills Training Centre 
    109. Tshwane Training Institute (PTY) LTD. 
    110. Umfolozi FET College 
    111. Umqondo Consultancy 
    112. University of Venda 
    113. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    114. Vhutshilo Health And Training Organisation 
    115. Vicmat Consultants 
    116. XL AT Consulting CC 
    117. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 



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