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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply Sound Management Practices in Order to Achieve Short to Mid Term Objectives 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14047  Apply Sound Management Practices in Order to Achieve Short to Mid Term Objectives 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Power Plant Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard will be able to gather, analyse and assess relevant information; apply cognitive problem solving concepts; plant and organize delegate and control; apply high reliable quality outputs. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Management practices. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
N/A 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Gather, Analyse and Assess Relevant Information of Events and Situation. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Business unit to macro issues in the organisation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Information gathered when an incident has just occured. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
3. Validated verbal information summarised and paraphrased. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
4. Keystakeholdes consulted when gathering information. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
5. Evaluates Informations against a set framework. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
6. Assumptions and pre-assumptions of people questioned to determine root causes. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
7. Effective data collection methods used to gather information. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
2. Information displayed before making a conclusion to allow for influencing. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8. Systematically evaluate information. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Identify Work-related Problems. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Identify Work-related Problems, Analysisng Problems in a Timely and systematic Manner to Identify Causes and Solutions and to Act decisively in Order to Resolve Issues. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Logical steps applied in making decisions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Possible root causes identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Cognitive processes applied in identifying root causes. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Information validated before taking a decision. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Information gather, analysed and assessed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Rationally and systematically evaluate data, before making a decision. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Plan and Organise for Everything. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Plan and Organise for Everything to be at the Right Place, at the Right Time in Order to Support the Strategic Intent. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
From department to business unit. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Principles of project management understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Plans regularly update with all stakeholders and identify possible problem areas of progress. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Unnecessary steps eliminated in planning and organising processes. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Plans are aligned to ensure strategic intent. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Formulates detailed action plans participative and identify accountabilities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Staff involved in the planning and co-ordination of work. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Measurement and feedback processes applied to ensure implementation goes according to plan. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Delegate and Control Clear Goals to Followers. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Within business unit. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Clearly communicates the results to be achieved and the results to be avoided. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Own and team members energies focuses towards effective outcomes. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Appropriate action applied to achieve objectives and asks feedback on progress and results. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Team members trusted to complete tasks. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Clear deadline or deadlines agreed on. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Strengths and weaknesses identified within the team. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Consequences on under performance of team members discussed. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Maintain High Reliable, Constant High Quality Outputs. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
From business unit to department. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. High personal standards maintained in own work situation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Sub-standard performances rejected. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Impact of low quality work explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Consistent application of procedures ensured. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Improve work processes developed to improve performance. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. High levels of quality maintained. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
SAQA requirements.

Moderation:

Power Plant Operations Standard Generating Body. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
N/A 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization and community. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organising and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collecting, analysing, organizing and critically evaluating information. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
Contributing to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large, by making it the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
a. Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
b. Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
c. Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts.
d. Exploring education and career opportunities.
e. Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

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 
Occupational Role:

Power Plant Controller.

Assessments to be developed with learning providers. 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Fundamental  49709   National Certificate: Criminology  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
Fundamental  23679   National Diploma: Fossil Power Plant Process Control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Fundamental  23736   National Diploma: Hydro Power Plant Process Control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Fundamental  23734   National Diploma: Nuclear Power Plant Process Control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Elective  57693   National Diploma: Electrical Network Power Dispatch Controlling  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


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.
 
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