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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  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
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  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Core  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 
    Core  64330   National Certificate: Mission Corporate Services Management  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Core  50331   National Certificate: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  96401   National Certificate: Export Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49743   National Certificate: Manufacturing Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    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  57805   National Certificate: Public Sector Employment and Skills Development Practices  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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  2023-06-30  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  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. Affari Consultants cc 
    10. AFRICA COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT (PTY)LTD 
    11. African Learning & Development Academy (Pty) Ltd (ALDA) 
    12. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    13. Amaqamu Project Management and Consulting 
    14. Annacol Training Consultants 
    15. AQUARIUS SKILLS SOLUTION 
    16. Aquila Summa Offensa Responsio Iugales Praestructio (ASORIP) (NPC) 
    17. Ariyan and Ariyan Learning Warehouse t/a Southern African Institute of Learning (SAIL) 
    18. Assessment & RPL College (Pty) Ltd 
    19. Assessment and Entrepreneurship Centre 
    20. ASSESSMENT COLLEGE OF SOUTH AFRICA PTY LTD 
    21. ATE Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    22. ATTE - The Training Edge 
    23. Bogolo Ba Thuto Training Academy 
    24. Bohlali Provider Support 
    25. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events cc 
    26. Bonang Training & Development 
    27. BORDERGATE EVENTS MANAGEMENT AND PROJECTS 
    28. Boulton Providers 
    29. BP Developments 
    30. BPK Trading and Project 
    31. Brain Boosters Business Education (PTY) LTD 
    32. Brainwave Projects 1997 CC 
    33. Breakeven 59(PTY) Ltd 
    34. Bull's Business and Skills Training Institute 
    35. Business Development Unit (PTY)Ltd 
    36. Business Intelligence Trading 48 (PTY) LTD 
    37. Cale Developments 
    38. Chartall Business College 
    39. Colleen Osorio Skills Development Consultancy cc 
    40. Compass Academy of Learning 
    41. Competency Alignment Forum (C.A.F) t/a Tlhatlogo Educational Services 
    42. Competitive Edge Training & Consulting 
    43. Cool Ideas 1 (PTY) LTD. t/a VERYCOOLIDEAS 
    44. D and D Lwazi Renaissance Research and Development Institute 
    45. D M Management and Consulting 
    46. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
    47. Designa Qualifications Pty Ltd 
    48. Diligence Defined Projects PTY Ltd t/a Deligence Defined 
    49. Ditseko Training & development Services 
    50. Ditshiamiso Business Enterprise cc 
    51. Divine Inspiration Trading 704 PTY Ltd 
    52. Driving Instincts cc 
    53. DRM Skills Academy 
    54. Eagles Wings Skills Development Consultants 
    55. EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION ASS INC 
    56. EDUTEL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    57. Emergence Learning Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    58. Enjo Consultants 
    59. Equipt Training and Development cc 
    60. EXECUTIVE COACHING AND FACILITATION 
    61. Funda Africa Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    62. Future Performance Training and Development 
    63. Goldberg De Villiers Myburgh (Pty) Ltd 
    64. Gotsec Skills Training 
    65. HDPSA 
    66. HRD Training & Consulting 
    67. ICM t/a Institute for Career Management 
    68. Igugu Training and Investments 
    69. Ikgodiseng Business Consulting 
    70. IMPI TRAINING (PTY)LTD 
    71. In Excess Trading 22 T/A ATTI Polokwane 
    72. IN TUITION 
    73. Inkwazi Learning Network 
    74. INKWENKWEZI PRIVATE COLLEGE - SKILLS DEVELOPMENT cc 
    75. Isamon Integrated 
    76. Isamon Vocational College of Excellence Pty Ltd 
    77. Isibani Skills Academy 
    78. Isibani Soluntu Development Trust 
    79. ITO Focus Buffalo City 
    80. ITO Focus East Rand cc 
    81. ITUMELENG TRAINING SOLUTIONS (GARFONTEIN) 
    82. IYAM Investments (Pty) Ltd 
    83. J and N Ikwekwezi Yokusa Development Training 
    84. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    85. Josmap Training Institute 
    86. Jothavir Skilling t/a Eduskills Rainbow 
    87. Kapoko Trading Enterprise 5 
    88. Karabo Info Centre and Trading 
    89. KBB Training Academy 
    90. Kgaka Kgolo Institute 
    91. Kgang-Kgolo Consulting 
    92. Khaas Training Academy 
    93. KHULISANE ACADEMY 
    94. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA (PTY) LTD (Middelburg)(TP) 
    95. kitso Interventions 
    96. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    97. Klein Karoo Resource Centre 
    98. Labohlano Trading 66 Pty Ltd 
    99. Learnership Support Systems (Pty) Ltd 
    100. Learning Performance Link 
    101. Lebo and Son Investment 
    102. Lembetsi Business Enterprise 
    103. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    104. Letlhabile Institute Of Management and Training 
    105. Life Projects 
    106. Loago Business Consulting 
    107. LVK Management Services 
    108. M3i Skills Development 
    109. Maccauvlei Learning Academy 
    110. Malemane PeopleDevelopment Services 
    111. Mapheto Business Enterprises t/a MBE 
    112. Marematlou Training Institute 
    113. Masikhulisane Poeple Inc 
    114. Masimong Resource Solutions 
    115. Matimba Management and Labour cc 
    116. Mawethu Training 
    117. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    118. MGM Apparels cc 
    119. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    120. MIET 
    121. Mnambithi FET College - Central Office 
    122. Montshai Skills Development and Consultants 
    123. Mthimkhulu Skills Development Services 
    124. Mtk Corporation Solutions 
    125. Multilife (PTY) LTD 
    126. MWG Logistical Services 
    127. Ndzalama Training 
    128. Nero Training Consultants cc 
    129. Netgrow Training Solutions 
    130. Networx for Career Development 
    131. Nkinane Training Institute and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    132. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    133. Noko-Mahabo Training and Development Solutions 
    134. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    135. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    136. Nsovo Learning Academy 
    137. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    138. OMNI HR CONSULTING PTY LTD 
    139. Opehst Trading 
    140. Open Learning Group 
    141. Organisation Test 1 
    142. Pachi Global Foundation 
    143. Paradise Skills Development 
    144. PC Educational Holdings 
    145. PCS LEARNING SOLUTIONS 
    146. PEAKFORD MANAGEMENT CONSULTING 
    147. Peritum Agri Institute Pty LTD 
    148. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    149. Phangwana Consulting and Training Services 
    150. Pholo Human Capital 
    151. Pitt Institute T/A Imithombo Institute 
    152. PMA Holding (Pty) Ltd 
    153. PMADS Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    154. PND Academy of Learning cc 
    155. PRIOR LEARNING CENTRE 
    156. PRO-ACTIVE PUBLIC SERVICES COLLEGE/PTY/LTD 
    157. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    158. QPD CONSULTANTS 
    159. Qubelisa Enterprise Empowerment & Training 
    160. Reflections Development Institute 
    161. Regenesys Management (Pty) Ltd 
    162. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    163. RIO RIDGE 7 (PTY)LTD 
    164. S A Skills Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    165. Saint Colonel Graduate Institute (PTY) Ltd 
    166. SAKHISISIZWE PROJECTS 
    167. Sanchaa Connection 
    168. Scan Training Solutions 
    169. SEOPOSENGOE TRAINING CONSULTANCY CC 
    170. Sigodi Development Services and Associates (SDS) cc 
    171. Sirius Training 
    172. Siyakhana CC 
    173. Sizani Consulting cc 
    174. SKILLS DYNAMICS AFRICA PTY LTD 
    175. SKU Training and Assessment 
    176. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    177. Starplex 489 cc 
    178. SWARANANG DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 
    179. T Mabuya & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    180. Tembe Service Providers 
    181. The Brokers Learning Centre 
    182. The East London Institute for Leadership Advancement & Development 
    183. The Institute of People Development 
    184. The Iscariota Group (Pty) Ltd 
    185. THE SKILLS COLLEGE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING(PTY) LTD 
    186. THE SKILLS FACTOR 
    187. The Skills Launchpad 
    188. The Supreme Training Academy 
    189. THRIVE LEARNING FACILITATION CC 
    190. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    191. Thuto-Ke Lefa Training cc 
    192. Tinissa Trading 29 PTY Ltd 
    193. TLHARIHANI TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    194. TLN HUMAN PERFORMANCE SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 
    195. TMG Quality Services 
    196. Tondanani Development Focus 
    197. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    198. Train 2 Teach (PTY) Ltd 
    199. Train 4 Gain Consulting 
    200. Training Answers 
    201. Trainyoucan 
    202. TSHIRELETSO COMMUNITY CARE CENTRE 
    203. Tununu Trading cc 
    204. Ulwazi Training & Development 
    205. Umzansi Educational Programs Centre 
    206. VELD COOPER & ASSOCIATES 
    207. Vutivi Training and Skills Development 
    208. VUTLHARI BYA DZONGA CONSULTANTS 
    209. Xcite Skills Development cc 
    210. Zamsiba Development Consultants 



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