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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Measure and assess the factors that influence labour productivity and establish the relative impact of each factor 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114886  Measure and assess the factors that influence labour productivity and establish the relative impact of each factor 
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 would be of use to persons who have responsibility for measuring, reporting and improving organisational labour productivity

People credited with this standard are able to:
  • Design a framework to collate data on the quantifiable and qualitative factors influencing labour productivity in an organisation
  • Measure the quantitative factors that influence labour productivity.
  • Assess the qualitative factors that influence labour productivity and establish the relative impact of each of the quantitative and qualitative factor on labour productivity
  • Assess labour effectiveness. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this Unit Standard should be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Design a framework to collate data on quantifiable and qualitative factors. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Design a framework to collate data on identified quantifiable and qualitative factors influencing labour productivity in an organisation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The quantifiable factors that influence labour productivity are correctly identified for inclusion in the framework. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Quantifiable factors include but are not limited to efficiency, utilisation, absenteeism, labour turnover.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Qualitative factors that influence labour productivity are correctly identified for inclusion in the framework. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Qualitative factors include but are not limited to training; staff competencies; communication; motivation; systems and procedures; grievances; work organisation; quality of management; interpersonal relations; provision of data and information.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The sources of data related to labour productivity within the organisation are correctly identified for inclusion in the framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A framework is designed to facilitate the efficient and effective capture and interpretation of data and to enable comparable measurements to be made to improve decision making. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Measure the quantifiable factors that influence labour productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Efficiency of labour is measured using standard formulae 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Utilisation of labour is measured using standard formulae 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Absenteeism is measured using standard formulae 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Labour turnover is measured using standard formulae 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assess the qualitative factors that influence labour productivity. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Assess the qualitative factors that influence labour productivity and establish the relative influence of each factor on labour productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The magnitude of each identified qualitative factor is correctly identified using generally accepted techniques and methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of the qualitative factors is identified relative to each other. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Comparison of the impact of each factor on labour productivity is done based on its individual magnitude and relative impact on labour productivity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Assess labour effectiveness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Quality and productivity standards related to output resulting from the use of labour are identified and agreed upon by key stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Labour effectiveness is established through the extent of alignment of organisational systems and procedures with quality and productivity standards related to labour output. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The extent of the gap between actual labour output and the agreed upon quality and productivity standards is established for the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All deviations from quality and productivity standards are recorded as per organisational requirements. 


    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 
    This includes:
  • Methods to measure efficiency, utilisation, absenteeism and turnover of labour
  • Methods and techniques for identifying and assessing the influence of qualitative factors on labour productivity
  • Qualitative factors that influence labour productivity and the comparative assessment of their relative impact on labour productivity 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by, e.g.,
  • Designing a framework to collate data in an organisation related to factors influencing labour productivity. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically by, e.g.,
  • Measuring efficiency and utilisation of labour. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by, e.g.,
  • Designing a framework to collate data in an organisation related to factors influencing labour 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  49793   National Certificate: Productivity  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SABPP 
    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  49745   National Certificate: Value Engineering  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  QCTO 
    Elective  50330   Bachelor: Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices  Level 6  NQF Level 07  Reregistered  2021-06-30  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. IQ Academy (previously known as Fernwood Business College) 
    5. MSC Education Holdings Pty Ltd 
    6. ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 
    7. T & T Appointments 



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