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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. A5 Competence Evolution 
    2. ABASUNGULI TRAINING SPESIALISTS (PTY) LTD 
    3. Academy for Continuous Professional Development 
    4. Access Employment Skills & Development Agency 
    5. Accreditation & Training Services 
    6. Affari Consultants cc 
    7. AFRICA COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT (PTY)LTD 
    8. African Learning & Development Academy (Pty) Ltd (ALDA) 
    9. Agency For Re-Innovation And Development 
    10. AHULA CC 
    11. Amaqamu Project Management and Consulting 
    12. Annacol Training Consultants 
    13. AQUARIUS SKILLS SOLUTION 
    14. Aquila Summa Offensa Responsio Iugales Praestructio (ASORIP) (NPC) 
    15. Ariyan and Ariyan Learning Warehouse 
    16. ASSESSMENT COLLEGE OF SOUTH AFRICA PTY LTD 
    17. ATTE - The Training Edge 
    18. Bantu Batho Management Services 
    19. Batho Pele HR and Management Consultants cc 
    20. Bohlali Provider Support 
    21. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events cc 
    22. BORDERGATE EVENTS MANAGEMENT AND PROJECTS 
    23. BP Developments 
    24. Brain Boosters Business Education (PTY) LTD 
    25. Business Development Centre of Excellence - Centurion 
    26. Business Intelligence Trading 48 (PTY) LTD 
    27. Cale Developments 
    28. Chartall Business College 
    29. Colleen Osorio Skills Development Consultancy cc 
    30. Compass Academy of Learning 
    31. Competitive Edge Training & Consulting 
    32. Cool Ideas 1 (PTY) LTD. t/a VERYCOOLIDEAS 
    33. D and D Lwazi Renaissance Research and Development Institute 
    34. D M Management and Consulting 
    35. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
    36. Designa Qualifications Pty Ltd 
    37. Ditabataba 14 Enterprise t/a Ditabataba Training 
    38. DRM Skills Academy 
    39. Eagles Wings Skills Development Consultants 
    40. EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION ASS INC 
    41. EDUTEL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    42. Enjo Consultants 
    43. Equipt Training and Development cc 
    44. EXECUPRIME TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
    45. EXECUTIVE COACHING AND FACILITATION 
    46. Gateway City College 
    47. GATYANA TRAINING ACADEMY 
    48. GLOBAL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (BRYANSTON) 
    49. Gotsec Skills Training 
    50. HDPSA 
    51. HEIRS DEVELOPERS AND CONSULTANTS 
    52. HRD Training & Consulting 
    53. ICM t/a Institute for Career Management 
    54. Ikgodiseng Business Consulting 
    55. IMPI TRAINING (PTY)LTD 
    56. In Excess Trading 22 T/A ATTI Polokwane 
    57. INDUB TRADING T/A MARITIME AND SKILLS COLLEGE 
    58. Inkwazi Learning Network 
    59. INKWEKWEZI PRIVATE COLLEGE - SKILLS DEVELOPMENT cc 
    60. Institute for Quality - Education, Training & Development 
    61. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    62. Isamon Integrated 
    63. Isibani Skills Academy 
    64. ITO Focus Buffalo City 
    65. ITO Focus East Rand cc 
    66. ITUMELENG TRAINING SOLUTIONS CC (MONUMENT PARK) 
    67. IYAM Investments (Pty) Ltd 
    68. J and N Ikwekwezi Yokusa Development Training 
    69. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    70. Josmap Training Institute 
    71. Jothavir Skilling t/a Eduskills Rainbow 
    72. Karabo Info Centre and Training 
    73. KBB Training Academy 
    74. Kgaka Kgolo Institute 
    75. Kgang-Kgolo Consulting 
    76. Khaas Training Academy 
    77. KHULISANE ACADEMY 
    78. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA (PTY) LTD (Middelburg)(TP) 
    79. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    80. KNOWLEDGE QUEST PTY LTD 
    81. Learnership Support Systems 
    82. Learnership Support Systems (Pty) Ltd 
    83. Learning Performance Link 
    84. Lembetsi Business Enterprise 
    85. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    86. Letlhabile Institute Of Management and Training 
    87. LVK Management Services 
    88. M3i Skills Development 
    89. Maccauvlei Learning Academy 
    90. Marematlou Trading 
    91. Masimong Resource Solutions 
    92. Matimba Management and Labour cc 
    93. Mawethu Training 
    94. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    95. MGM Apparels cc 
    96. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    97. MIET 
    98. Mnambithi FET College - Central Office 
    99. Montshai Skills Development and Consultants 
    100. MORIPE BUSINESS TRAINING AND CONSULTANTS (PTY )LTD 
    101. Mthimkhulu Skills Development Services 
    102. Mtk Corporation Solutions 
    103. MWG Logistical Services 
    104. Ndzalama Competency Learning (NCL) 
    105. Ndzalama Training Mpumalanga 
    106. Nero Training Consultants cc 
    107. Networx for Career Development 
    108. Nkinane Trading Enterprise 
    109. Noko-Mahabo Training and Development Solutions 
    110. Northern Cape Rural Public FET College - Kathu Campus 
    111. Northern Cape Rural Public FET College - Upington Campus 
    112. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    113. OMNI HR CONSULTING PTY LTD 
    114. Opehst Trading 
    115. Open Learning Group (Pty) Ltd 
    116. Organisation Test 1 
    117. Pachi Global Foundation 
    118. Paradise Skills Development 
    119. PC Educational Holdings 
    120. PCS LEARNING SOLUTIONS 
    121. People Management & Development Services (PMADS) 
    122. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    123. Phangwana Consulting and Training Services 
    124. Pitt Institute T/A Imithombo Institute 
    125. PMA Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    126. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    127. Pro-Active Assessment and RPL College (Pty) Ltd 
    128. Pro-Active Public Services College (Pty) Ltd 
    129. PRO-ACTIVE PUBLIC SERVICES COLLEGE/PTY/LTD 
    130. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    131. QPD CONSULTANTS 
    132. Qubelisa Enterprise Empowerment & Training 
    133. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    134. Regenesys Management (Pty) Ltd 
    135. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    136. RIO RIDGE 7 (PTY)LTD 
    137. S A Skills Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    138. Saint Colonel Graduate Institute (PTY) Ltd 
    139. SAKHISISIZWE PROJECTS 
    140. Sanchaa Connection 
    141. Sigodi Development Services and Associates (SDS) cc 
    142. SIMS KHULA TRAINING & SKILLS DEVELOPMENT 
    143. SIYANQOBA SEMINARS 
    144. SIZA NESU CONSULTANTS 
    145. Sizani Consulting cc 
    146. SKILLS DYNAMICS AFRICA PTY LTD 
    147. SKU Training and Assessment 
    148. South African Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    149. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    150. STAFFING DIRECT CC 
    151. Starplex 489 cc 
    152. T Mabuya & Associates CC 
    153. The Brokers Learning Centre 
    154. The Institute of People Development 
    155. The Iscariota Group (Pty) Ltd 
    156. THE SKILLS COLLEGE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING(PTY) LTD 
    157. The Training Connection 
    158. THRIVE LEARNING FACILITATION CC 
    159. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    160. TLN HUMAN PERFORMANCE SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 
    161. TMG Quality Services 
    162. Tondanani Development Focus 
    163. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    164. Training Answers 
    165. TRAINING AT WORK (PTY) LTD 
    166. Trainyoucan 
    167. Tsebo-Lwazi Training and Recruitment 
    168. TSHIRELETSO COMMUNITY CARE CENTRE 
    169. TSK Projects 
    170. UKWAKHILE TRAINING 
    171. Ulwazi Training & Development 
    172. Umzansi Educational Programs Centre 
    173. University of Johannesburg 
    174. V HERRMANNSEN AND ASSOCIATES CC 
    175. VELD COOPER & ASSOCIATES 
    176. VUTLHARI BYA DZONGA CONSULTANTS 
    177. Xcite Skills Development cc 
    178. Zamsiba Development Consultants 



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