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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage individual careers 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11911  Manage individual careers 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Human Resource Management and Practices 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Human Resources 
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 is intended for line managers and human resources management practitioners who are involved in managing careers of individuals (subordinates). Persons credited with this unit standard are able to gather and analyse information for individual career planning, facilitate and manage the career planning process and monitor individual career progress. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that people starting to learn towards this standard are able to:
  • analyse the organisational environment
  • gather and use information relevant to managing individual careers
  • apply basic negotiation, interviewing and interpersonal skills
  • interpret relevant legislation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Gather and analyse information for individual career planning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Career planning tools and assessment instruments are relevant, valid and utilised effectively to gather information about the individual. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tools and assessment instruments may include but are not limited to information about abilities, values, technical skills and competencies; career anchors; career phases; lifestyle preferences; performance information; individual needs and interests; and assessment centre information.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Information gathered is analysed to identify and develop an individual profile. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    An individual profile may include but is not limited to information about abilities, values, technical skills and competencies, career anchors, career phases, lifestyle preferences, performance information, individual needs and interests and assessment centre information.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Relevant information about organisational goals, strategies and needs are gathered to facilitate individual career planning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Individual and organisational information is integrated and analysed to compile an individual career profile. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Facilitate and manage the career planning process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Career goals are formulated based on individual career profiles clearly specifying actions, accountability, time frames and complies with organisational and legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Career advancement strategies are identified to facilitate attainment of career goals. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The strategies may include but are not limited to training and development interventions, self-empowerment, networking and mentorship.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Individual development plans applicable in performance management are linked to career goals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Career planning discussions are documented for reference purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Career planning discussion is constructive, participative, tactful, honest and respectful. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Career plan is produced and made available to relevant parties for career management purposes in line with organisational objectives and legislative requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Parties may include but are not limited to the employees, team, supervisor, manager, shop steward or human resources.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor individual career progress. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Career progress is evaluated against specific actions and timeframes indicated in career plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Career guidance discussion is held to affirm progress, revise or identify new career goals and to suggest corrective action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Career guidance discussion is constructive and participative with due consideration to sensitivity, honesty and respect. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Career guidance discussion is documented for reference purposes. 


    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.

    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or will assess this unit standard must be accredited as a provider 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.

    4. Therefore, anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Knowledge considered to be critical evidence of competence is included in the assessment criteria explicitly, or can be inferred by performance. This includes knowledge on
  • career planning tools and assessment instruments:
    - information about abilities, values, technical skills and competencies
    - career anchors
    - career phases
    - lifestyle preferences
    - performance information
    - individual needs and interests
    - assessment centre information
  • development of individual profiles

    - career advancement strategies:
    - training and development interventions
    - self-empowerment
    - networking
    - mentorship. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems by using critical and creative thinking by, e.g.,
  • revising career progress and suggesting corrective actions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others by e.g.,
  • facilitating and managing the career planning process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by, e.g.,
  • gathering and analysing information for individual career planning. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by, e.g.,
  • documenting career planning discussions.
  • conducting and recording career guidance discussion. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    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 
    Core  58802   National Diploma: Disability Employment Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SABPP 
    Fundamental  49469   National Diploma: Complex Procurement  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Elective  48664   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mail Supervision  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  23433   Further Education and Training Certificate: Micro Finance  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  BANKSETA 
    Elective  58581   National Certificate: Air Traffic Support  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    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  48662   National Certificate: Postal Frontline Service Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  57631   National Certificate: Radiation Protection  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    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 
    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 
    Elective  64330   National Certificate: Mission Corporate Services Management  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  61729   National Diploma: Policing  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS 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. 3 SAI BN 
    2. Aviation Training Academy 
    3. Boston City Campus and Business College (PTY) Ltd 
    4. Business Management Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    5. College of Production Technology 
    6. DC Dynamic College of Commerce & Further Training (Pty) Ltd 
    7. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE PERSONNEL SERVICES SCHOOL 
    8. FLIGHT CENTRE South Africa Pty (Ltd) 
    9. GLOBAL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS 
    10. GLOBAL PROSPECTUS TRAINING PTY LTD 
    11. GORDAN INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS SCIENCE 
    12. IQ Academy (previously known as Fernwood Business College) 
    13. MSC Education Holdings Pty Ltd 
    14. ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 
    15. T & T Appointments 
    16. WARRANT OFFICER ACADEMY 



    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.