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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop outcomes-based learning programmes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123394  Develop outcomes-based learning programmes 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Occupationally-directed ETD Practitioners 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
9950  Plan learning events  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10  Complete 
9954  Develop training materials  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for those who develop learning programmes to meet defined learning needs according to a given design specification.

People credited with this unit standard are capable of:
  • Planning and prepare for development.
  • Developing learning materials.
  • Developing learning facilitation guidelines.
  • Piloting and evaluate the development. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners have a working knowledge of outcome-based education and training and are able to communicate in writing at NQF level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This is a generic unit standard. Developers can develop learning programmes within any field of learning in line with their subject matter expertise. Where developers are not themselves experts in the field of learning, then they would typically work in close consultation with subject experts.
  • This unit standard only covers the development of the learning materials and resources, and does not include the design of the learning process and materials. The design is addressed by the unit standard:123401 "Design outcomes-based learning programmes", Level 6, 15 credits.
  • The design and development are addressed in two separate unit standards to reflect the situation where not all developers necessarily carry out the design, which is at a higher level, but develop programmes on the basis of given design specifications. Where an individual carries out both the design and the development, s/he will seek to obtain both unit standards.

    This unit standard is to be assessed within the context of the following givens:
  • The development will be carried out to meet an expressed learning need and according to a given brief that provides the specifications for development.
  • The brief will provide instructions and guidelines for the development of learning activities, the development of learning aids, links to other resources, style, formatting and packaging.

    The assessment of candidate-designers will only be valid for award of this unit standard if the following requirements are met:
  • The outcome/s selected for development of learning are significant, meaningful and coherent outcome statements that include assessment criteria and allow for judgements of competence in line with SAQA's definition of competence i.e. embraces foundational, practical and reflexive dimensions of competence. Developers will need to demonstrate the ability to develop learning that includes learning of tasks and conceptual learning. Outcomes that are highly task-orientated and do not demand much, if any, in the way of reflexive competence, will not be sufficient for measuring competence as a developer in terms of this unit standard.
  • The learning programmes should be for a significant learning experience. Although this is not a rule, for the purposes of this unit standard the programme developed should generally require in the region of 50 - 80 hours of learning time.
  • The development should be such that the developer demonstrates the ability to incorporate a variety of learning approaches.
  • The development should be for any one of the following modes of delivery:
    > Distance.
    > Formal classroom-based training.
    > On-the job training.
    > Self directed learning.
    Having developed for a particular mode, the developer should describe how s/he would adapt the development for the other three modes.

    Although the development must make provision for summative assessment, this unit standard does not require developers to develop full scale assessment guides, as these are covered by the unit standard: 115755 "Design and develop outcomes-based assessments", Level 6, 10 credits. Where developers wish to achieve the assessment design and learning design unit standards, assessment should be integrated as far as possible. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare for development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The brief is analysed to establish the purpose, direction and nature of the development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The brief is discussed with the designer to clarify the brief, where required, resulting in a confirmation of the brief. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A development plan is produced, giving details of development stages, roles and responsibilities, timelines, equipment needed and costing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Possible learning resources and resources to assist development are gathered and evaluated based on their suitability, cost and availability for the programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Support personnel and services are assembled and mobilised as per the plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Specialised components are commissioned according to the designers brief and so as to complement the learning programme, thus contributing to meaningful learning. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specialised components may include printed posters, games, videos, DVDs.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Equipment required for the development, such as computers, are ensured to be ready, available and sufficient as per the plan. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Develop learning materials. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Learning materials include theory, presentations slides, learning activities, learning aids, scripts, job aids, graphics, charts, instructions, guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Learning activities are sequenced and linked as per the given brief and are appropriate to the learners' needs in terms of logic of structure and pace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The learning activities are developed to ensure sufficient opportunities for learners to practice and thereby achieve mastery of the required outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Materials are appropriate to the learner and the learning context, and have the potential to enable the learner to integrate all the needed skills required to achieve the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The materials adhere to adult learning principles, promote integration and takes account of possible special needs of learners. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Language is pitched at learner level, is consistent with the language related to the field of learning and is grammatically correct. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The development meets budgetary constraints and ensures that implementation of the learning programme is manageable within reasonable time-frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Materials are coherent and presented in a format and style that meets the needs of those using the material and are in line with organisational quality assurance requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Format and style refers to appearance, white space, writing style and techniques, text type and size, use of colour, structure and organisation.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop learning facilitation guidelines. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The guidelines may be used by facilitators, tutors, lecturers, on-the-job trainers, line managers, supervisors, trainers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The guidelines developed provide the facilitator with sufficient background information to ensure they understand the learning context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The guidelines identify the learning outcomes and outline the summative assessment arrangements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The guidelines provide the facilitator with insights into the learning design, with explanations for selected learning activities and methodologies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The guidelines provide clear instructions for the facilitation of learning as per the learning design, including descriptions of methodology and strategy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The guidelines highlight common learning challenges and provide useful insights as to how to deal with the challenges. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The guidelines clearly identify equipment, resources, support materials, organisational requirements and preparations required for implementation of the programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The guidelines provide structure, sequence and timeframes to the learning programme. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Pilot and evaluate the development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The pilot is set up in a manner that is representative of the learning context and provides useful feedback on the learning programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The evaluation of the learning programme is conducted in a consistent and systematic manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The evaluation is conducted in accordance with the learning organisation's quality assurance requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The evaluation conducted reveals strengths and weaknesses of the learning material. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Opportunities and mechanisms to improve upon the material are identified and recorded for integration into future revisions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessors for this unit standard must be registered with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Providers of learning towards this unit standard must be accredited through the relevant ETQA by SAQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

  • 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:
  • Outcomes-based education, training and development.
  • Learning styles and methodologies.
  • Principles of assessment.
  • Potential barriers to learning.
  • The principles and mechanisms of the NQF.
  • ETQA requirements for programme approval. 

  • 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: planning for contingencies, developing activities for learners with special needs, identifying and solving problems that could arise during implementation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones activities: this will be evident throughout the development process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information: the development depends on careful collection, analysis, organisation and evaluation about learners, the learning needs, the learning context and available resources. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively: this unit standard requires constant communication throughout the development process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate the world as a set of related systems: understanding the impact of learning programmes on individuals and organisations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts: develop learning in a culturally sensitive manner. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces the following unit standards:
  • 9950, "Plan learning events", Level 4, 10 credits.
  • 9954, "Develop training materials", Level 5, 12 credits. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  74410   Further Education and Training Certificate: Public Awareness Promotion of Dread Disease and HIV/AIDS  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  58337   Further Education and Training Certificate: Trade Union Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  50334   National Certificate: Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  22902   National Diploma: Environmental Education, Training and Development Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  50333   National Diploma: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    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  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. A5 Competence Evolution 
    2. ABASUNGULI TRAINING SPESIALISTS (PTY) LTD 
    3. Abinet Training and Development 
    4. Academy for Continuous Professional Development 
    5. Academy of People Development Primary Co-operative Limited 
    6. Access Employment Skills & Development Agency 
    7. Accreditation & Training Services 
    8. Advantage Training Services cc 
    9. AFRICA COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT (PTY)LTD 
    10. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    11. Amaqamu Project Management and Consulting 
    12. Annacol Training Consultants 
    13. AQUARIUS SKILLS SOLUTION 
    14. Aquila Summa Offensa Responsio Iugales Praestructio (ASORIP) (NPC) 
    15. Assessment & RPL College (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Assessment and Entrepreneurship Centre 
    17. ASSESSMENT COLLEGE OF SOUTH AFRICA PTY LTD 
    18. ATE Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    19. ATTE - The Training Edge 
    20. Audit Campus 
    21. Bogolo Ba Thuto Training Academy 
    22. Bohlali Provider Support 
    23. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events cc 
    24. Bonang Training & Development 
    25. BORDERGATE EVENTS MANAGEMENT AND PROJECTS 
    26. BPK Trading and Project 
    27. Brain Boosters Business Education (PTY) LTD 
    28. Braingro 
    29. Brainwave Projects 1997 CC 
    30. Breakeven 59(PTY) Ltd 
    31. Bull's Business and Skills Training Institute 
    32. Business Development Unit (PTY)Ltd 
    33. Business Intelligence Trading 48 (PTY) LTD 
    34. Cale Developments 
    35. Chartall Business College 
    36. Colleen Osorio Skills Development Consultancy cc 
    37. Compass Academy of Learning 
    38. Competitive Edge Training & Consulting 
    39. Convergent Ideas cc 
    40. Cool Ideas 1 (PTY) LTD. t/a VERYCOOLIDEAS 
    41. CUMAX 193 
    42. D and D Lwazi Renaissance Research and Development Institute 
    43. D M Management and Consulting 
    44. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
    45. DELTA ENVIRONMENTAL CENTRE NPC 
    46. Diligence Defined Projects PTY Ltd t/a Deligence Defined 
    47. Ditebogo Consultancy 
    48. DITSELA LABOUR INSTITUTION 
    49. Ditshiamiso Business Enterprise cc 
    50. Divine Inspiration Trading 704 PTY Ltd 
    51. Driving Instincts cc 
    52. DRM Skills Academy 
    53. Eagles Wings Skills Development Consultants 
    54. EDUTEL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    55. ELIJAH BARAYI MEMORIAL TRAINING CENTRE 
    56. Emergence Learning Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    57. Empire Conferencing and Training 
    58. Enjo Consultants 
    59. Environment and Language Education Trust 
    60. EXECUTIVE COACHING AND FACILITATION 
    61. Funda Africa Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    62. Future Performance Training and Development 
    63. Fuze Divergency Enterprise2 Pty Ltd 
    64. Gotsec Skills Training 
    65. HAGGIE STEEL WIRE ROPE (MEMBER OF SCAW METALS GROUP) (Cleveland) 
    66. HEART Solutions 
    67. HRD Training & Consulting 
    68. ICM t/a Institute for Career Management 
    69. Igugu Training and Investments 
    70. IMPI TRAINING (PTY)LTD 
    71. IN TUITION 
    72. Inkwazi Learning Network 
    73. INKWENKWEZI PRIVATE COLLEGE - SKILLS DEVELOPMENT cc 
    74. Institute of Professional Studies and Services 
    75. Isamon Integrated 
    76. Isamon Vocational College of Excellence Pty Ltd 
    77. Isibani Skills Academy 
    78. Isibani Soluntu Development Trust 
    79. IYAM Investments (Pty) Ltd 
    80. Jale Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    81. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    82. Josmap Training Institute 
    83. Jothavir Skilling t/a Eduskills Rainbow 
    84. Kapoko Trading Enterprise 5 
    85. Karabo Info Centre and Trading 
    86. Katiso-kuno Consulting 
    87. Kgaka Kgolo Institute 
    88. Kgang-Kgolo Consulting 
    89. Khaas Training Academy 
    90. KHULISANE ACADEMY 
    91. kitso Interventions 
    92. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    93. Klein Karoo Resource Centre 
    94. Learnership Support Systems (Pty) Ltd 
    95. Learning Performance Link 
    96. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    97. Life Projects 
    98. Loago Business Consulting 
    99. M3i Skills Development 
    100. Maccauvlei Learning Academy 
    101. Mapheto Business Enterprises t/a MBE 
    102. Masimong Resource Solutions 
    103. Matimba Management and Labour cc 
    104. Mawethu Training 
    105. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    106. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    107. MIET 
    108. Motheo Training Institute Trust 
    109. Mthimkhulu Skills Development Services 
    110. Mtk Corporation Solutions 
    111. MWG Logistical Services 
    112. National Versatile Training Institute 
    113. Ndzalama Training 
    114. Nero Training Consultants cc 
    115. Netgrow Training Solutions 
    116. Networx for Career Development 
    117. Nkinane Training Institute and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    118. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    119. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    120. NS Zonke Management Consultants 
    121. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    122. OMNI HR CONSULTING PTY LTD 
    123. Omni-ED 
    124. Opehst Trading 
    125. Organisation Test 1 
    126. Pachi Global Foundation 
    127. Paradise Skills Development 
    128. PC Educational Holdings 
    129. PCS LEARNING SOLUTIONS 
    130. PEAKFORD MANAGEMENT CONSULTING 
    131. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    132. Phangwana Consulting and Training Services 
    133. Pholo Human Capital 
    134. Pitt Institute T/A Imithombo Institute 
    135. PMA Holding (Pty) Ltd 
    136. PMADS Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    137. PND Academy of Learning cc 
    138. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    139. PRIOR LEARNING CENTRE 
    140. PRO-ACTIVE PUBLIC SERVICES COLLEGE/PTY/LTD 
    141. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    142. QED-Quality Executive Development 
    143. QPD CONSULTANTS 
    144. Qubelisa Enterprise Empowerment & Training 
    145. Reflections Development Institute 
    146. Regenesys Management (Pty) Ltd 
    147. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    148. Retshetse Training Project 
    149. S A Skills Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    150. Saint Colonel Graduate Institute (PTY) Ltd 
    151. SAKHISISIZWE PROJECTS 
    152. Sanchaa Connection 
    153. SANDF COLLEGE OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY 
    154. Scan Training Solutions 
    155. SEOPOSENGOE TRAINING CONSULTANCY CC 
    156. Shelley Mcmaster cc 
    157. Sigodi Development Services and Associates (SDS) cc 
    158. Sisazi Consulting 
    159. Sizani Consulting cc 
    160. SKILLS DYNAMICS AFRICA PTY LTD 
    161. Skillsversity 
    162. Sondela Academy PTY LtD 
    163. Southern African Institute of Learning (SAIL) 
    164. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    165. Starplex 489 cc 
    166. T Mabuya & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    167. Tembe Service Providers 
    168. The Institute of People Development 
    169. The Iscariota Group (Pty) Ltd 
    170. THE SKILLS COLLEGE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING(PTY) LTD 
    171. THE SKILLS FACTOR 
    172. The Skills Launchpad 
    173. Thobologo Training and Education Group (Pty) Ltd 
    174. Thuba Segole Bed and Breakfast and Enterprise 
    175. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    176. Tinissa Trading 29 PTY Ltd 
    177. TMG Quality Services 
    178. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    179. Train 2 Teach (PTY) Ltd 
    180. Training Answers 
    181. Trainyoucan 
    182. True Reflection Training and Development cc 
    183. Ulwazi Training & Development 
    184. Umzansi Educational Programs Centre 
    185. Vutivi Training and Skills Development 
    186. VUTLHARI BYA DZONGA CONSULTANTS 
    187. Yellow Media Publishers (Pty) Ltd 
    188. Zamsiba Development Consultants 



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