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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Measure value-added, multi factor and total factor productivity within an organisation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114883  Measure value-added, multi factor and total factor productivity within an organisation 
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 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 
This Unit Standard is for persons who have responsibility for measuring, reporting and improving organisational productivity.
People credited with this standard will be able to measure value added, multi-factor and total factor productivity in an organisation.
  • Measure value-added productivity.
  • Measure multi-factor productivity.
  • Measure total factor productivity. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 4.
  • Communication at NQF level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Measure value-added productivity. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Various types of value added include but are not limited to value added per employee, per Rand of capital, labour cost competitiveness, capital per employee, sales per employee, profitability, profit per Rand of sales and profit to value added ratio. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different methods of measuring value-added productivity are identified and explained in terms of the various types and their approaches and applications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Methods include but are not limited to addition and subtraction methods.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Motivations are provided for the selection of a specific model in terms of the characteristics of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Measurement is carried out through a correct application of the chosen value added models. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A report of the measurement is drawn up in the appropriate format for the organisation and the information to be conveyed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Measure multi-factor productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods of measuring multi-factor productivity are identified and explained in terms of the process and the various factors that influence them. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Various factors include but are not limited to factors such as quality of inputs, technical progress, improvements in the workforce, improvements in management practises, economies of scale, variations in capacity utilisation and short to medium term factors such as weather.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A method of measurement is chosen and a motivation provided for its selection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Measurement is carried out through the correct application of the chosen multi-factor productivity measurement method. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A report of the measurement is drawn up in the appropriate format for the organisation and the information to be conveyed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Measure total factor productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different methods of measuring total-factor productivity are identified and explained in terms of the various types, approaches and applications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Various types and approaches include but are not limited to value added, output -input ratio.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A method of measurement is chosen and a motivation provided for its selection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Measurement is carried out through a correct application of the chosen total factor productivity measurement method. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A report of the measurement is drawn up in the appropriate format for the organisation and the information to be conveyed. 


    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 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 
    This includes:
  • Theories and methods to measure value added.
  • Theory and methods to measure multi-factor productivity.
  • Theories and methods to measure total factor productivity.
  • Relation between purpose for the measure and the method selected.
  • Report writing. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by, e.g
  • Applying selected models to measure productivity. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by, e.g
  • Identifying and selecting models to measure productivity. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by, e.g
  • Explaining and motivating my selection of models to measure productivity. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically by, e.g
  • Applying selected models to measure productivity. 

  • 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  49794   National Diploma: Productivity  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SABPP 
    Elective  49745   National Certificate: Value Engineering  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  QCTO 
    Elective  66109   National Diploma: Aircraft Performance Engineering  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 


    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. Business Management Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    2. ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 



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