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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop holistic productivity improvement strategies and plans 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114882  Develop holistic productivity improvement strategies and plans 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
PSETA - Public Service Sector Education and Training Authority 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
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 
People credited with this Standard are able to develop a holistic strategy and plans for improving productivity of the organisation on a sustainable basis in order to enhance the organisation's competitiveness, nationally and globally.

In particular learners will be able to:
  • Identify the causes for unacceptable levels of productivity within the organisation
  • Identify priority areas for productivity improvement
  • Develop a productivity improvement strategy
  • Develop plans for implementing the strategy in the identified priority areas 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that people starting to learn towards this standard are competent in communication at NQF level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    "Holistic" refers to all resources, processes and systems that affect the performance of the organisation. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify the root causes for unacceptable levels of productivity within the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information obtained on all systems, resources, processes and procedures within the organisation is evaluated for accuracy, validity and relevance to productivity factors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Input is obtained from all stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate analysis techniques are applied to the information to identify the root causes of unacceptable productivity levels. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Techniques include, but are not limited to value-added analysis, cost-benefit analysis, Pareto analysis.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Findings are based on the analysis and validated with stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Findings are documented clearly. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify priority areas for productivity improvement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Areas where productivity can be improved are identified so that priorities can be set. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Priority areas are determined on the basis of cost-benefit and value-added analyses. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop a productivity improvement strategy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Input is obtained from relevant stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The identified root causes of unacceptable productivity levels are addressed adequately by the strategy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Specific and achievable objectives are identified and defined in quantitative terms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The potential impact of the strategy is defined for the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The strategy is clearly documented according to organisational practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Approval of the strategy is obtained from appropriate authority. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Develop plans for implementing the strategy in the identified priority areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate input is obtained from relevant stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Implementation plans for achieving identified objectives are drawn up according to project management practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Plans are clearly documented, agreed to and communicated to relevant role-players. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. 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.

    2. 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

    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by 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. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The development of strategy for an organisation.
  • Macro productivity measures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems by using critical and creative thinking by:
  • Identifying the causes for unacceptable levels of productivity within the organisation 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others by:
  • Obtaining input from relevant stakeholders 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Collecting and analysing information to identify the causes for unacceptable levels of productivity within the organisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by:
  • Develop plans for implementation 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by:
  • Identify priority areas and develop plans accordingly 

  • 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  63209   National Certificate: Energy Regulation  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  61592   National Diploma: Human Resources Management and Practices  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  49794   National Diploma: Productivity  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SABPP 
    Elective  79886   National Certificate: Business Advising  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  49745   National Certificate: Value Engineering  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  QCTO 
    Elective  58309   National Diploma: Project Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  80066   National Certificate: Strategic Road Traffic Operations  Level 6  NQF Level 06  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. Infomage SDF Training Pty Ltd 
    2. ISAZI TRAINING 
    3. PERSEVCON CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 
    4. TDMI 



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