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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop an organisational training and development plan 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15217  Develop an organisational training and development plan 
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  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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
9946  Develop workplace skills plan(s)  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  20  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard will be useful to people who are involved in the development and implementation of training and development plans for organisations. The Unit Standard will be especially useful to skills development facilitators, training managers and human resource development practitioners.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • analyse current and required skills
  • develop a skills profile and define a skills gap
  • establish skills priorities
  • develop a training and development plan. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that people starting to learn towards this standard are competent in Communication at NQF Level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    For the purposes of this Unit Standard, it is sufficient for the candidate to produce a plan for a small to medium organisation, or for a department of a large organisation. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Conduct an analysis to identify and define the skills requirements of the organisation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The analysis is based on existing organisational plans, job designs, structures and strategies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The method and scope of the analysis is planned thoroughly and ensures effective and efficient analysis. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The plan covers sources, analysis techniques, time frames and recording techniques.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Information is gathered from relevant sources in accordance with the plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sources can include but are not limited to the organisation's business plan, equity plan, unions, management, training and equity committees and other employees.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The range of sources utilised is sufficient to confirm the accuracy and validity of the information. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sources can include but are not limited to the organisation's business plan, equity plan, unions, management, training and equity committees and other employees.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The described skills requirements cover all key performance areas or jobs needed to achieve the organisational objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The skills requirements are defined in outcome terms and in sufficient detail to support further analysis, planning and decision-making. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    An "outcome" represents a significant, coherent, meaningful milestone of learning that is worth recognising as an individual achievement.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse current skills and develop skills profile of the organisation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    "Current skills" refers to the complement of skills presently held by individuals relevant to the organisation's needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The method and scope of the analysis is planned thoroughly and ensures effective and efficient analysis. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The plan covers sources, analysis techniques, time frames and recording techniques.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Methods of analysis used are cost effective, appropriate to the context and required data and in accordance with the plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Methods include skills audits, interviews, questionnaires and results from assessments.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Analysis methods and results are recorded clearly and in sufficient detail to facilitate further interpretation and validation of the analysis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The skills profile is an accurate reflection of the current skills in the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The current skills are defined in outcome terms and in sufficient detail to support further analysis, planning and decision-making. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Define training and development needs and establish priorities. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Training and development needs refer to the difference between the current skills and the present and future skill requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The definition of the needs is consistent with the analysis of the current skills and skills requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The needs are defined in outcome terms and in sufficient detail to support further analysis, planning and decision-making. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Established skills priorities are confirmed against organisational strategic objectives and equity plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The priorities are reported in terms of race and gender categories in line with organisational and legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Implications for addressing the needs are identified in terms of human, financial, and physical resources. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Develop a training and development plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The plan is developed through and supported by participative structures involving key stakeholders, decision-makers and strategists. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The current capacity and capability of human and physical resources are evaluated in terms of their ability to meet priority training and development needs. Plans allocate human, physical and financial resources effectively. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Plans are sufficient to address the identified training and development needs according to established priorities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Motivations are provided to demonstrate how learning provision will address the needs appropriately and effectively. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Provision could be through internal and/or external providers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The plan addresses specified categories and is presented in a format as per organisational and/or legislative requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Categories include skill levels, jobs and occupations, race and gender
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The completed plan accurately reflects the analysis of present and required skills, training and development needs, agreed priorities and the means to address the needs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    "Means" refers to preferred providers, learning interventions and available courses.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The plan is ready for submission within agreed time frames. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA) accredited for this Unit Standard or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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 accredited 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 
    The following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria.
  • The essential concepts, principles, structures and terminology of an outcomes-based system.
  • Methods of facilitating group processes and the dynamics involved.
  • Methods of gathering, analysing and recording data
  • Key mechanisms for training and developing people. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
    This outcome will be demonstrated during the planning stage as well as when conducting the analysis 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams
    This outcome will be demonstrated when conducting the analysis using group processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively
    This Unit Standard requires high levels of self-management and organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information
    The standard is primarily focused on this outcome, in particular specific outcomes:
  • Conduct an analysis to identify and define the skills requirements of the organisation.
    Range: The analysis is based on existing organisational plans, job designs, structures and strategies.
  • Analyse current skills and develop skills profile of the organisation
    Range: "current skills" refers to the complement of skills presently held by individuals relevant to the organisation`s needs. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills
    Communication will be demonstrated during the participative processes, the actual analysis and when recording the plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system
    The inter-relatedness of roles, disciplines and outcomes will emerge throughout the analysis. 

    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 unit standard 9946, "Develop workplace skills plan(s)", Level 5, 20 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49710   National Diploma: Development Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2018-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Core  50330   Bachelor: Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices  Level 6  NQF Level 07  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  64330   National Certificate: Mission Corporate Services Management  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2018-06-30  PSETA 
    Core  50331   National Certificate: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2018-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  96401   National Certificate: Export Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49743   National Certificate: Manufacturing Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2018-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  50334   National Certificate: Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2018-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  57805   National Certificate: Public Sector Employment and Skills Development Practices  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2018-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  57450   National Diploma: Automotive Diagnostics and Repair  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-02-18  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  61592   National Diploma: Human Resources Management and Practices  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  50333   National Diploma: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2018-06-30  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. Chartall Business College 
    2. In Excess Trading 22 T/A ATTI Polokwane 
    3. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Khosithi Training 
    5. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    6. MGM Apparels cc 
    7. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    8. Qubelisa Enterprise Empowerment & Training 
    9. THE SKILLS COLLEGE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND TRAININD CC 
    10. Tondanani Development Focus t/a Ndzalama Competency Learning Gauteng 
    11. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 



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