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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply the Strategic Process during Planning 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117988  Apply the Strategic Process during Planning 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Military Professional Development 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Sovereignty of the State 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  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 will provide persons with the skill to effectively utilise strategy to understand the strategic process in the contemporary international system. Persons in other departments that are strategic functionaries will also benefit by understanding the strategic process.

The focus of this unit standard is on the strategic and operational level.

Persons credited with this unit standard are able to
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the framework within which strategy functions.
  • Apply the strategic process on the operational level. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in the ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal English. (NQF Level 4). 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the framework within which strategy functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The origins and functions of national policy and organisational policy are explained as the guiding framework within which strategy functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relations between politics and different strategic levels are described in terms of the process of policy conversion into strategy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply the strategic process on the operational level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different facets of the formulation of strategy on the strategic levels is analysed within the framework of the contemporary international system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The different strategic concepts are analysed as practiced during the last four decades. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The link between the strategic and operational level is explained in terms of the influence that strategy exerts on the operational level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The relationship between policy aims, resources, restrictions and constraints are analysed in terms the framework within which strategy functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The translation of strategy into tactical obtainable objectives are explained in terms of the process through which battles, major operations and campaigns are used to attain strategic end states. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The manifestation of the strategic process in the commander's appreciation is analysed in accordance with the management of conflict within a specific theatre. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.

    Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard (including RPL) may apply to be assessed by a relevant provider institution, which is accredited by the relevant ETQA.

    For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
  • Subject matter experience at or above the level of this unit standard. Experience in strategic intelligence or diplomacy environment and/or experience in operational policy/planning at strategic level.
  • The assessor needs to be competent in the unit standard "Conduct Standard Based Assessment" NQF level 5 and "Design and Develop Assessment Criteria" NQF Level 5.
  • The subject matter experience of the assessor can be established by recognition of prior learning.

    Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The essential embedded knowledge is included within the unit standard and will be assessed through the assessment of the specific outcomes and critical cross field outcomes in terms of the assessment criteria. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems by using critical and creative thinking to determine what to do in situations that might occur during conflict situations in the international political system. (Specific outcome 1-2) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as part of a team when working in a syndicate group that must do research and present the findings based on historical case studies. (Specific outcome 1-2) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by handing in assignments and giving feedback on dates indicated. (Specific outcome 1-2) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information by doing research on given subjects. (Specific outcome 2) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual and language skills in models of written presentations. Communicating effectively by giving group presentations on their views of the management of conflict in the international political system. (Specific outcome 1-2) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically by applying doctrine to real life situations. (Specific outcome 1-2) 

    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

    Credits

    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcomes:
  • Classroom learning: 7 hours
  • Structured learning in the workplace/Simulated exercises: 10 hours
  • Self directed learning: 10 hours
  • Coaching required: 3 hours
  • TOTAL: 30 hours 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49337   National Certificate: Multi-National Safety and Security Operations Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Fundamental  58579   National Diploma: Air Traffic Control  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  58779   Further Education and Training Certificate: Production Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58580   National Certificate: Aerodrome Control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Elective  58581   National Certificate: Air Traffic Support  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  58023   National Diploma: Aircraft Piloting  Level 5  NQF Level 05  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. Aviation Training Academy 
    2. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    3. College of Production Technology 
    4. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    5. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    6. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    7. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    8. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    9. Organisation Development International (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    10. Organisational Development International (TP) 
    11. Production Management Institute 
    12. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    13. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    14. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    15. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    16. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    17. Rema Tip Top SA (Pty) Ltd (BENONI) (TP) 
    18. Sabela Learning Academy 
    19. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    20. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    21. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    22. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    23. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
    24. WARRANT OFFICER ACADEMY 
    25. Westline Aviation Pty Ltd 
    26. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 



    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.