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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Provide guidance on the strategic governance of NQF implementation by education, training and development providers 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114922  Provide guidance on the strategic governance of NQF implementation by education, training and development providers 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Occupationally-directed ETD Practitioners 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
ETDP SETA - Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority 
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 05 - Education, Training and Development Adult Learning 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
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 those responsible for the general oversight and accountability of the organisation, and who have a special interest in the implementation of the NQF within the organisation.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain key concepts of strategic governance as it relates to learning organisations;
  • Identify accountability and responsibility levels of governance structures for a learning organisation; and
  • Guide the strategic governance planning process. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that people starting to learn towards this unit standard are already competent in terms of the unit standard:
  • Demonstrate understanding of the outcomes-based education and training approach within the context of a National Qualifications Framework 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range statements are included in the body of the unit standard as needed. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain key concepts of strategic governance as it relates to providers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Definitions of strategic governance are consistent with established literature and best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Key principles underpinning good governance are explained and related to their application within a learning provider environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Explanations of the notion of cooperative governance and its relationship to decentralised administration reveal insight into its opportunities and challenges. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The roles of strategic governance are clarified in distinction to the roles of management. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify accountability and responsibility levels of governance structures for a provider. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Roles and responsibilities within the governance structures of the provider are identified as per organisational definitions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Descriptions are provided to show how the governance structures work to promote and implement the NQF. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Models of strategic governance are applied to illustrate the interactions of various roleplayers. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Guide the strategic governance planning process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The process includes an analysis of the status of the provider with regard to strategic governance. The analysis reveals strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and strengths in strategic governance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The planning process establishes priorities for successful initiation of strategic governance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Guidance results in a comprehensive plan for strategic governance that includes the provider's vision, mission, values and strategy, and takes account of responsibilities with regard to the NQF. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Plans identify resources, actions, timeframes, roles, responsibilities and structures required to promote the concept of strategic governance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Guidance contributes towards ensuring the general accountability and quality management of the provider in order to maintain its accreditation status and its credibility as a generator of qualified graduates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Guidance helps the provider to maximize opportunities and takes up the challenges and responsibilities implicit in involvement with the NQF. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessors for this unit standard must be registered with the relevant ETQA.
  • Providers offering learning towards this unit standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to moderation guidelines and agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following knowledge is embedded within the unit standard, and will be assessed directly or indirectly through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the assessment criteria:
  • The concept and mechanisms of strategic governance;
  • Structures, mechanisms and objectives of the NQF and Skills Development Act;
  • Workplace needs and the learning environment, historical, present and future. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: using critical and creative thinking to propose strategic governance structures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams: determining needs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively: the level of planning involves high levels of organisation and management. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information: analyzing the environment for implementation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills: communicating the plans. 

    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 
    Supplementary Information:

    Terms have been clarified as far as possible through the use of range statements.

    Acronymns and abbreviations used:
  • ETQA: Education and Training Quality Assurance Body
  • NQF: National Qualifications Framework 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  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 
    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  50331   National Certificate: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP 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. Colleen Osorio Skills Development Consultancy cc 
    2. EDUTEL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    3. INKWENKWEZI PRIVATE COLLEGE - SKILLS DEVELOPMENT cc 
    4. J and N Ikwekwezi Yokusa Development Training 
    5. KHULISANE ACADEMY 
    6. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    7. PC Educational Holdings 
    8. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    9. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    10. Saint Colonel Graduate Institute (PTY) Ltd 
    11. The Institute of People Development 
    12. TMG Quality Services 
    13. Vutivi Training and Skills Development 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.