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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply problem solving strategies 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14927  Apply problem solving strategies 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Information Systems and Technology 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Information Technology and Computer Sciences 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  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 
This unit standard is intended:
  • to provide fundamental knowledge of the areas covered
  • for those working in, or entering the workplace in the area of Business and Organisational Communication
  • as additional knowledge for those wanting to understand the areas covered

    People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Define and analyse the problem
  • Evaluate solutions
  • Implement the solution
    The performance of all elements is to a standard that allows for further learning in this area. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit value of this unit is based on a person having prior knowledge and skills to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental mathematics (at least at NQF Level 3)
  • Demonstrate competence to communicate in English (at least at NQF Level 3) 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Define and analyse the problem. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The definition ensures that the problem is examined and identified in terms of problem type, problem parameters, and possible causes 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The definition ensures that facts are collected to meet the problem requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The analysis ensures that problem components are identified to determine possible courses of action 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The analysis ensures that the problem is analysed for cross-cultural implications 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Evaluate solutions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The evaluation identifies possible solutions to the problem by using a range of problem solving techniques 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes, but is not limited to: Brainstorming; Mapping; Computer Modelling; Observation; Questionnaires; Experiments.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The evaluation establishes criteria for evaluating solutions to match the type of problem 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Duration; Causes; Effects
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Possible solutions are evaluated against established criteria 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The evaluation ensures that solutions are selected to meet established criteria and problem requirements 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Time; Budget; Resources; Legislative requirements
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement the solution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The implementation ensures that solutions are trialed and/ or monitored for effectiveness of problem solution 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Duration; Implications; Effects
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The implementation ensures that solutions are reviewed and modified, and practices are standardised where required 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Practices; Systems; Procedures; Records
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The implementation ensures that stakeholders are consulted during implementation 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The relevant Education and Training Quality Authority (ETQA) must accredit providers before they can offer programs of education and training assessed against unit standards

    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 
    1. Performance of all elements is to be carried out in accordance with organisation standards and procedures, unless otherwise stated. Organisation standards and procedures may cover: quality assurance, documentation, security, communication, health and safety, and personal behaviour. An example of the standards expected is the standards found in ISO 9000 Certified Organisations.
    2. Performance of all elements complies with the laws of South Africa, especially with regard to copyright, privacy, health and safety, and consumer rights.
    3. All activities must comply with any policies, procedures and requirements of the organisations involved, the ethical codes of relevant professional bodies and any relevant legislative and/ or regulatory requirements.
    4. Performance of all elements is to be completed within the normal range of time and cost that would be expected in a professional environment (eg. In a commercial or government organisation). 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of an organisation 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage him/her self and his/her activities responsibly and effectively 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise, and critically evaluate information 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to his/her full personal development and the social and economic development of the society at large by being aware of the importance of: reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively, exploring education and career opportunities and developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Sub-Sub-Field: (Domain):Business and Organisational Communication 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65010   National Certificate: Aviation Support Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30  TETA 
    Core  49627   Further Education and Training Certificate: e Records Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Core  78965   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  78964   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  66370   Further Education and Training Certificate: Roof Truss Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  66789   National Certificate: Environmental Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Fundamental  24294   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-01-23  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  24293   National Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-01-23  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49129   Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC): Management and Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  58801   Further Education and Training Certificate: Environmental Noise Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  60652   Professional Qualification: Management and Administration  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  61489   National Certificate: Transport Operations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  49419   National Diploma: Business Consulting Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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. ABA Sebenzi 
    2. Academy of Business and Computer Studies 
    3. Afedile M Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    4. All Access Holdings 
    5. Alpha Business Consultants 
    6. Amitek Business College 
    7. Angie Technologies 
    8. Ankalite (Pty) Limited 
    9. Arise Business Centre 
    10. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    11. ATTI IT SOLUTIONS BLOEMFONTEIN 
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    13. AUM IT Solutions 
    14. Awona Technologies cc 
    15. Bantubanye Skills 
    16. Believers Care Society 
    17. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    18. Bophelo Tota ICT Driving Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    19. Boston Technology Campus (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Broadband College of Technology 
    21. Bytes People Solutions A Division of Altron TMT (Pty) Ltd 
    22. Careers IT (Pty) Ltd 
    23. Claas Illustration 
    24. Clean Heat Academy 
    25. Commerce and Computer College of South Africa 
    26. Competence computer and business management 
    27. Connex Marketing cc 
    28. Critical Skills Training (Pty) Ltd 
    29. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    30. CTU Training Solutions 
    31. Daily Training Cc 
    32. Damelin 
    33. Damelin Correspondence College (Pty) Ltd 
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    35. DDB Zazele Consulting 
    36. Delcom Training Institute 
    37. DIGITAL HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS 
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    39. EHSQ System Matter 
    40. Ekasi IT Solutions CC 
    41. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    42. Fakazani Management Services 
    43. Falcon Business Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    44. False Bay College 
    45. Futurekids SA (Fochville) 
    46. Gabasega Consulting and Training Centre 
    47. Gauteng Central College PTY LTD 
    48. Gegana Computer Academy and Business Solutions cc 
    49. Gijima Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    50. Global Softech Skills Academy 
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    53. Hlanganani ICT (Pty) Ltd 
    54. IALE School of Advanced Learning and Education (Pty) Ltd 
    55. Icando 
    56. iLearn Corporate Services PTY LTD 
    57. Imvana Training College 
    58. In Excess Trading 22 T/A ATTI Polokwane 
    59. Information Technology Resource Centre 
    60. Intec College 
    61. INTERACTIVE COLLABORATIVE TRAINING WORX PTY LTD 
    62. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    63. iSolve Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    64. IT SA Computer Services Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    65. Jobafrik Consulting 
    66. Johannesburg Institute of Engineering & Technology 
    67. Jonda Learning Academy 
    68. Kaelo Computer Training cc 
    69. Kalideen Management 
    70. Kephama Training Solutions 
    71. Kezla Investments 
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    73. Khosithi Training 
    74. Khula Nonke Training & Development 
    75. Khuphulanani Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    76. Kingsway College of Computing and Business Studies Pty (Ltd) 
    77. Konani Training and Development Institute 
    78. Kuhle Projects Cc 
    79. Kuyakhula Development Initiatives 
    80. Lanseria International Airport Pty Ltd 
    81. Leseding Computer Systems (Pty) Ltd 
    82. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    83. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    84. Limco Consulting and management (Pty) Ltd 
    85. M-cot Corporate Training 
    86. Magnifica (Pty) Ltd 
    87. Malope IT Solutions 
    88. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    89. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    90. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    91. MasterGrade IT 
    92. Maxlen Holdings 
    93. Miczo's Enterprise 
    94. Mitek Industries SA ( Pty) Ltd 
    95. MML Consulting CC. 
    96. Modise Computer College 
    97. Modular Mining System Africa Pty Ltd 
    98. Mondli Mthemba Consulting Services 
    99. Mosadikago Trading Cc 
    100. Motshegwa Construction and Accounting Services (PTY) LTD 
    101. Mpande Technologies cc 
    102. MSC Education Holdings Pty Ltd 
    103. National Computer College Cc 
    104. NCC Environmental Services 
    105. NET2G Technologies (Pty) Ltd t/a IT SCHOOL 
    106. Nextgen Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    107. Ngubeni Corporation 
    108. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    109. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    110. NS Global Academy 
    111. Nungu Trading 468 
    112. Nyankwavi Investment CC. 
    113. Ocule IT cc 
    114. On the Ball College Pty ltd 
    115. Overcomers Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    116. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    117. Phokophela Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    118. Picawood Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    119. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    120. Poshido Training 
    121. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    122. Prophesy Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    123. Qhakaza Management Services 
    124. Quantum Career Development (PTY) LTD 
    125. Rand Training College 
    126. SEBATA Institute of Consulting and Development 
    127. SEDIBENG 
    128. SILVER SOLUTIONS CC 1360 
    129. Sivile Housing Association RSA 
    130. Smart Byte Training Cc 
    131. SmartMatta (Pty) Ltd 
    132. Springfield Training (Pty) Ltd 
    133. Star Light Consulting 
    134. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 
    135. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    136. Technology Corporate Management (Pty) Ltd 
    137. Thando Consulting Services 
    138. Thasullulo F.E.T College (Pty) Ltd 
    139. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    140. Titan Trade Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    141. Torque Technical Computer Training (Pty) Ltd 
    142. Triplo 4 Sustainable Solutions (PTY) LTD 
    143. TSD Business Solutions 
    144. Tshwane College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    145. Ukhamba Quality Skills 
    146. Umzinyathi Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd 
    147. Vantage Training 
    148. Vhutshilo Health And Training Organisation 
    149. Vicmat Consultants 
    150. Victory Ticket 580 cc 
    151. Whitestone College 
    152. Wildlife and Enviroment Society of South Africa 
    153. Work Skills Resources 
    154. XL AT Consulting CC 
    155. Xtensive ICT Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    156. Xylo Trading 12 (Pty) Ltd 
    157. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 



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