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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare and communicate a productivity improvement plan for a functional unit 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114885  Prepare and communicate a productivity improvement plan for a functional unit 
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 
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 managers of functional units.

People credited with this standard are able to:
  • Analyse the productivity performance of all resources to identify productivity improvement constraints and opportunities.
  • Formulate productivity improvement plans for a functional unit.
  • Communicate outcomes of the productivity analysis and identified improvement opportunities to all stakeholders within the functional unit. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners accessing this Unit Standard are competent in:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4.
  • Communicate at NQF level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Functional unit comprises a 'full function' such as marketing, operations of a small, medium or micro enterprise. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse the performance of all resources to identify productivity improvement constraints. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Analyse the productivity performance of all resources to identify productivity improvement constraints and opportunities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Stakeholders are identified and involved in the analysis and identification of constraints and opportunities for productivity improvement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reliable measurements of productivity of all resources are obtained and analysed so that a choice of the most suitable one can be made. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The gap between targeted quantitative factor improvements and the current measures of these factors is defined clearly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Constraints on the functional unit's current productivity performance are correctly identified and defined clearly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Productivity improvement opportunities are evaluated in terms of their alignment with the organisational productivity improvement strategy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Formulate productivity improvement plans for the functional unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Productivity improvement objectives are clearly articulated in such a way that they are achievable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The objectives to improve quantitative factors that influence productivity are clearly articulated in such a way that they are achievable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tangible indicators relating to achievement of objectives are identified and are quantitative. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Activities are clearly defined within a specified time frame, and responsibilities are assigned in line with key individual competencies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Required resources and support systems are identified and budgeted for according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Review measures are planned for the evaluation of the productivity improvement plan. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Communicate outcomes of the productivity analysis and identified improvement opportunities. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Communicate outcomes of the productivity analysis and identified improvement opportunities to all stakeholders within the functional unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The results of the analysis are communicated to identified stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Measures are put in place to analyse the reaction of stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Selected communication aids are used appropriately to enhance the understanding of identified stakeholders. 


    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:
  • Analysis of current and targeted single factor productivity measurements for identifying constraints and opportunities for productivity advancement within the function.
  • Analysis of current and targeted measures of quantifiable factors that influence productivity of all resources for the identification constraints and opportunities for productivity advancement within the function.
  • Prioritisation of productivity improvement opportunities on the basis of impact and practicability.
  • Developing a productivity improvement plan in line the strategic plan of the organisation.
  • Identifying functional activities that will result in the achievement of plans
  • Resource allocation for productivity improvement.
  • Communication aids to enhance understanding of productivity improvement plans and measurement involved. 

  • 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, e.g
  • Formulating productivity improvement plan. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team by, e.g
  • Communicate outcomes of the productivity analysis. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by, e.g
  • Formulating productivity improvement plan. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by, e.g
  • Analysing the productivity performance of all resources. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by, e.g
  • Communicating outcomes of the productivity analysis. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by, e.g
  • Formulating productivity improvement plan. 

  • 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  49793   National Certificate: Productivity  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SABPP 
    Core  49794   National Diploma: Productivity  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SABPP 
    Elective  58883   National Certificate: Fluid Power  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  59256   National Diploma: Flight Dispatch  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Elective  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 


    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. DC Dynamic College of Commerce & Further Training (Pty) Ltd 
    3. GLOBAL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS 
    4. GLOBAL PROSPECTUS TRAINING PTY LTD 
    5. IQ Academy (previously known as Fernwood Business College) 
    6. MSC Education Holdings Pty Ltd 
    7. ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 
    8. T & T Appointments 



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