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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Understands, Applies and Displays Constructive Thinking 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14049  Understands, Applies and Displays Constructive Thinking 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 process sound thoughts through understanding, apply and displaying: big picture conceptualization through different elements of thinking; thinking mid and long term towards implementation of objectives; innovative thought processing by applying lateral thinking concepts; pro-active thought processing by influencing the outcome; mental alertness to incorporate new information/technology in work processes. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Understands constructive thinking. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
N/A 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Conceptualize the big picture by understanding and applying different levels of thinking. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1.1 Categorizes different levels of thinking. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
1.2 Interprets the correlation between different events. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
1.3 Forms a "helicopter" view of known scenarios. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
1.4 Understands/clarifies key elements of the situation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
1.5 Understands and applies different levels of information. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
1.6 Understands how own and others' inputs results intor desire outputs. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
1.7 Interprets the causation of different events. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
1.8 Processes related information in order to understand a situation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
1. Different levels of thinking Categorizes. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
1.10 Recognize different types/levels of information. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
2. Correlation between different events Interprets. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 12 
3. Big picture thinking contextualised in the work situation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 13 
4. Key elements of the situation Understands/clarifies. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 14 
5. Different levels of information Understood and applied. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 15 
6. Information processes in order to understand a situation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 16 
7. Thinking abouth thinking understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 17 
8. Different types/levels of information recognised. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Supports and guides mid/long term thinking, towards implementation of objectives. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
2.1 Understands and implements a vision of the future. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2.2 Shares with others the thinking of the desireable future state of the business/department. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
2.3 Implements strategic projects / tasks. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
2.4 Controls and aligns with work practices practices towards strategic intent. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
2.5 Aligns action plans towards business plant. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
2.6 Establishes key short term objectives that will lead to longer term successes. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
2.7 Evaluates whether short-term success correlates with strategic intent. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
2.8 Aligns day to day practices to the strategic direction/intent. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
1. Vision of the future Understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
2. Desireable future state of the business/department Shared with others. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
3. Strategic projects / tasks implemented. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 12 
4. Work practices Controled and aligned towards strategic intent. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 13 
5. Action plans aligned towards business plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 14 
6. Short term objectives establishes that will lead to longer term successes. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 15 
7. Short-term success evaluated against strategic intent. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 16 
8. Day to day practices aligned to the strategic direction/intent. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Applies innovation to improve the work situation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Thinks outside his/her immediate boundaries. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Various ways of eliminate everday work problems considered. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Various approaches before suggesting a solution considered. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. New approach to improve or replace existing procedures or systems developed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. New suggestions proposed on how to change and optimise work practices. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Solutions to problems Generatedin a unique and innovative way. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
3.7 Generates innovate or unitque solutions to a problems. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Pro-actively acts to influence/change the future/outcome towards desired objectives. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Actions changes to meet desired outcomes. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Scans the environment proactively for new technologies. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Changes proposed in strategy, practices or procedures to have a desired outcome. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Offers proactively proposals on how to influence unputs or processes. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Individually reacts in context, without being asked. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
4.6 Challenges the way things are done and propose changes. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Displays and applies mental alertness through the understanding of new processes. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Displays and applies mental alertness through the understanding of new processes, information, strategies and technologies. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. New information Applied regarding the execution of work. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
4. New systems/software/technical improvement utilised according to procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
5. Applies new work related developments according to specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
6. New technologies/tasks/jobs require interpreted. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
7. New directions/instructions to world of work understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
5.6 Interprets effectively what new technologies/tasks/jobs require. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
5.7 Applies new directions/instructions to world of work. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
2. New work processes, information, strategies and technologies understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
3. New ideas/views/opinions conceptualise. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
SAQA requirements

Moderation:
PPO SGB 

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 & 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:
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts.
  • Exploring education and career opportunities.
  • 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. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  61570   National Diploma: Power Plant Process Control Operations  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    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 


    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. ESKOM DRANKENSBURG PUMP STORAGE (PEAKING) 
    2. ESKOM INGULA PUMP STORAGE SCHEME (PEAKING) 
    3. ESKOM KRIEL POWER STATION OPERATIONS TRAINING 
    4. Kelvin Power (Pty) Ltd 



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