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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage time productively 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114589  Manage time productively 
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 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 learners who need to make decisions and recommendations about effective time management in a new venture.

The qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Identify, explain and describe the purpose and process of scheduling activities in own business.
  • Organise and prepare business activities and estimate their duration.
  • Develop strategies to deal with interruptions
  • Develop an effective business schedule. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this Unit Standard should be competent in Computer Literacy, Mathematical Literacy and Communications at NQF level 3 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    A general understanding of the principles, methods and techniques for scheduling tasks and activities. An all-round understanding of the principles, methods and techniques of time planning and management. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify, explain and describe the purpose and process of scheduling activities in own business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of scheduling in business is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A schedule development process is explained in accordance with established business practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The advantages and implications of task completion within the shortest possible time and at a specified due date are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance and function of task scheduling is explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Organise and prepare business activities and estimate their duration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Business activities are defined and identified in terms of their importance for the business and the time each takes to complete. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Business activities are prioritised within the objectives and scope of own. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Predecessor/successor relationships within business activities are identified and distinguished as either mandatory or discretionary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Basic procedures and networks are developed and documented for own business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Time duration estimates are sourced from responsible individuals and indicated on the tasks schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Realistic deadlines or time frames are set for each procedure/process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop strategies to deal with interruptions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Procedures and times required to complete procedures/tasks are relayed to individuals to ensure all know what is expected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Possible interruptions to procedures/processes/tasks are identified and strategies are developed to deal with each to minimise their effect. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Interruptions are dealt with assertively yet appropriately according to identified strategy and/or business procedure. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Develop an effective business schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Activity lists are updated to contain relevant data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The shortest time to complete business tasks is determined for a specific business venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Resources required for business activities are identified and documented per activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The Start and finish dates of process/projects are indicated according to requirements and duration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Non-critical activities are identified and scheduled according to business requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Office systems, diaries, screening and schedules are developed for own business. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An 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 by 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 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 conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Principles, methods and techniques for scheduling tasks and activities.
  • Principles, methods and techniques of time planning and management.
  • Office systems for appointments, screening and interruptions
  • Planning schedules
  • Establishing priorities 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve time problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community in prioritising activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities by carefully considering the advantages and disadvantages of ineffective time management. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to make informed decisions about schedules and time management. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation. 

    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  50479   Further Education and Training Certificate: Advertising  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  78525   Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  50309   Further Education and Training Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Core  71469   Further Education and Training Certificate: Equine Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  23953   Further Education and Training Certificate: New Venture Creation (SMME)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    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  20884   National Certificate: New Venture Creation (SMME)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-04-10   
    Core  57651   National Certificate: Forensic Science  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Core  48726   Advanced Diploma: Diplomacy  Level 7  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L7  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was PSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  65490   National Certificate: Arboriculture: Tree Preservation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  72049   National Certificate: Pharmacist Assistance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  57804   National Certificate: Public Administration  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  49276   Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC): Trade Exhibitions  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  71949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58539   Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-02-18  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  64411   Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Spray Painting  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  78883   Further Education and Training Certificate: Autotronics  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  64697   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW 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  49531   Further Education and Training Certificate: Inclusive Education  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  58275   Further Education and Training Certificate: Lift Installation and Maintenance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  64209   Further Education and Training Certificate: Metals Production  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  77963   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mining/Exploration Geology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  65029   Further Education and Training Certificate: Music  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  67354   Further Education and Training Certificate: Piano Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  58782   Further Education and Training Certificate: Plumbing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2024-12-05  CETA 
    Elective  58779   Further Education and Training Certificate: Production Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  57713   Further Education and Training Certificate: Specialist Security Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  65529   Further Education and Training Certificate: Transport Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  58581   National Certificate: Air Traffic Support  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  65050   National Certificate: Music  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  49852   National Diploma: Applied Military Intelligence  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  49853   National Diploma: Defensive Mission Control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2008-09-17  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  50500   National Diploma: Electronic Warfare  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  90655   National Certificate: Small Scale Mining  Not Applicable  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


    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. ABA Sebenzi 
    3. ABEMS Training Institute (PTY) Ltd. 
    4. Akha Unique telecoms (pty) ltd 
    5. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    6. Artshub Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    8. Atlegang Training Consulting 
    9. ATTI Nelspruit Pty Ltd 
    10. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    11. Azitjhewi Construction 
    12. Bantubanye Skills 
    13. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    14. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    15. Big Start Training and Development 
    16. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    17. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    18. Buscor 
    19. Cashbuild (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Central Competent Centre (Pty) Ltd (BLOEMFONTEIN) (TP) 
    21. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    22. College of Production Technology 
    23. Continuing Education Programme 
    24. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    25. Dawsons Training Academy (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    26. Dean Institute Of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    27. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    28. Ditlou Solutions 
    29. DON-DER TRUCK REPAIRS TRUST 
    30. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    31. Edutraining Business College 
    32. Egsibit Training and Development 
    33. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College - Germiston Campus 
    34. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    35. ENB Training Service(PTY)Ltd 
    36. Environmental Leadership Academy 
    37. ENVOY PLANET CONSULTING AND PROJECTS (PTY) LTD 
    38. eThekwini Municipality - Durban 
    39. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    40. FILM Mentorship & Training 
    41. First Car Care (Pty) Ltd T/A STi Autobody Repairers (GOODWOOD) (TP) 
    42. Footprint Media academy Pty ltd 
    43. FORUM SEKURITEIT 
    44. Gauteng Association Of Local Authorities 
    45. Glere Skills and Consultants 
    46. Goitsikitso Enterprise Trading 
    47. Green Champion Day Care Centre 
    48. Growth Management Consulting 
    49. Gurandbuilt Management Development 
    50. Heavenly Button Trading CC 
    51. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    52. Icando 
    53. Imperial Technical Training Academy (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    54. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    55. Inafrica General Trading Pty LTD 
    56. Indonsa Consulting and Training cc 
    57. Industry Training & Consulting cc (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    58. INSIMBI SECURITY TRAINING CENTRE 
    59. Institute of Health and Social Care Studies 
    60. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    61. ITO Focus Reagile 
    62. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    63. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    64. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    65. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP) 
    66. Jobafrik Consulting 
    67. Kgolo Institute 
    68. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
    69. KN Business Solutions 
    70. Kuyakhula Development Initiatives 
    71. KwaZulu Automotive Training Services cc (KZN) (DURBAN) (TP) 
    72. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    73. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    74. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    75. Mabuya Amahle Trading 
    76. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    77. Magnico Products (PTY) LTD 
    78. Makavila Suppliers CC. 
    79. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    80. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    81. MashMP Holdings 
    82. Mashphe Logistics Services 
    83. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    84. Mbalenhle Internet cafe 
    85. McCarthy Academy Cape Town (BLACKHEATH) (TP) 
    86. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    87. McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    88. Mcebo Technologies 
    89. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    90. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    91. Miczo's Enterprise 
    92. Mission Point Consulting 
    93. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    94. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    95. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    96. MTHENGENYA & ASSOCIATES 
    97. Nativah Energy Group Pty LTD 
    98. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
    99. NEMISA 
    100. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    101. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    102. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    103. NOFESA cc 
    104. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
    105. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    106. Nqoba Lift Consultants T/A Nqoba Training (ORMONDE) (TP) 
    107. NS Global Academy 
    108. Ntsime Financial Consulting 
    109. Nyankwavi Investment CC. 
    110. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    111. Organisation Development International (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    112. Organisational Development International (TP) 
    113. OTIS (PTY) LTD (Wadeville)(TP) 
    114. Peta Attorneys Incorporation 
    115. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    116. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    117. Production Management Institute 
    118. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    119. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    120. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    121. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    122. PTDEV (Pty) Ltd 
    123. PUTCO Pty Ltd 
    124. PWI CORPORATE TRAINING PTY LTD 
    125. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    126. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 
    127. Quick Leap Investment 
    128. REBONTSHENG TRADING CC 
    129. Rema Tip Top SA (Pty) Ltd (BENONI) (TP) 
    130. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    131. Sabela Learning Academy 
    132. Samancor Chrome Ltd T/A Khuphuka Training & Development (MIDDELBURG) ( 
    133. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    134. Seige Trading Solutions 
    135. Sekhukhune FET College - C.N. Phatudi Campus 
    136. Senelo Trading CC 
    137. SG Coal (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    138. Shukela Training Centre 
    139. Siljeur Training Academy 
    140. Sinokuhle Konke Trading Enterprise 
    141. SIZA NESU TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    142. SPECIAL ASSET PROTECTION SERVICES T/A DE PAUW TRADING CC 
    143. Spring Forest Trading 578 CC 
    144. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    145. St Anthony's Education Centre (BOKSBURG) (TP) 
    146. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    147. Teemil Safety Health and Environmental Consultants PTY LTD 
    148. Thando Consulting Services 
    149. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    150. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 
    151. The Crimson CO CC. 
    152. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    153. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    154. Tira Telecoms 
    155. Tlaletso Consultants 
    156. TLD Consulting 
    157. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP) 
    158. Tradesman Consulting and Training Solutions 
    159. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    160. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
    161. Tshamutengo General Dealers CC. 
    162. Tshwane Skills Training Centre 
    163. Tshwane Training Institute (PTY) LTD. 
    164. Tuns Trading and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    165. Umfolozi FET College 
    166. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    167. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    168. Umqondo Consultancy 
    169. Umzinyathi Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd 
    170. University of Venda 
    171. Vhutshilo Health And Training Organisation 
    172. Vicmat Consultants 
    173. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    174. WEINVEST INVESTMENT CC 
    175. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    176. WILLSHIR TRADING 
    177. XL AT Consulting CC 
    178. Xtensive ICT Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    179. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 
    180. Zerben Management Solutions 



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