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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Provide information and advice regarding skills development and related issues 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15221  Provide information and advice regarding skills development and related issues 
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
9947  Implement workplace skills plan(s)  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  20  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is for people who are involved in some capacity in human resource development. This Unit Standard will be of particular application for those involved in skills development facilitation.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to
  • provide information related to skills development, including relevant legislation, learning and assessment,
  • advise an organisation concerning the alignment of skills development practices to the information provided; and
  • advise on the promotion of skills development. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners should be competent in communication at NQF Level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The Information and advice could be given to a range of people including learners, employees, providers, employers, educators, trainers and careers counsellors. Further range statements have been included throughout the Unit Standard as needed.

    For the purposes of assessment against this Unit Standard, candidates may demonstrate the ability to apply the specific outcomes for a small to medium organisation. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Provide information and advice on legislation related to skills development. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Purpose of and relationships between the various Acts (South African Qualifications Authority Act (No 58 of 1995), Skills Development Act (Act (No. 97 of 1998), Skills Development Levies Act (No. 9 of 1999),
    Structures (National Skills Authority, Sector Education and Training Authorities, Education and Training Quality Assurance Bodies, Skills Development Planning Unit, Employment Services) Mechanisms (Learnerships, Skills Programmes, Employment Services) Financing (Levies, grants, subsidies, National Skills Fund). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Legislation relative to skills development is identified and outlined in terms of purposes and key elements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Descriptions of the purposes of the legislation are consistent with the relevant Acts. The purposes are explained in the light of the prevailing context and historical development practices in South Africa.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Explanations are provided concerning the benefits, challenges and responsibilities of the legislation for organisations, providers and individuals. Common misconceptions and misgivings are identified and clarified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Descriptions of the mechanisms for the implementation of the legislation are consistent with the Acts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Structures are described in terms of their composition, function and relationships in line with current published definitions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The processes and requirements for participation in the structures are described in line with current published definitions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Information and advice is provided in a way that aligns the objectives of the legislation with the strategic objectives of the organisation. Consideration is taken of the various workplace pressures that may be encountered. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Provide information and advice concerning learning and assessment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Informal and formal mechanisms and sources for learning and assessment.
    To include information on learnerships and skills programmes in general as those relevant to individuals and organisations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Information and advice is relevant to the established needs of the party concerned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The information is sufficiently detailed to allow parties to make informed decisions concerning learning pathways and sources and mechanisms for learning and assessment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Provide advice to an organisation concerning the promotion of skills development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Barriers to the implementation of skills development plans are identified and advice provided contributes to the removal of such barriers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Advice contributes to the development of effective advocacy campaigns to sensitise people and organisations to the concept, context, purpose, mechanisms and structures related to skills development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Advice is given in a manner that is sensitive to various target groups. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Skills development activities are monitored and trends are evaluated resulting in sensible advice concerning the improvement of skills development. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Trends related to successes and failures.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Advice is given in a manner that helps to remove the emotional, educational, cultural and economic factors that constitute barriers to effective skills development. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with therelevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body (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 accredited ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed relevant 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 entire Unit Standard addresses issues of knowledge relative to the skills development system - thus all the outcomes and criteria define the knowledge explicitly. Particular aspects embedded are:
  • Legislation and regulations pertaining to the skills development acts and the NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK
  • Organisational mission, vision, goals, strategies and implementation plans 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills Communication through oral and written means is central to this Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system Application of this outcome will be revealed through the quality of the descriptions and explanations of Skills Development which is an inter-related system. 

  • 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 9947, "Implement workplace skills plan(s)", Level 5, 20 credits.

    According to SAQA Decision Number 0355/04, the title, level and credits of this unit standard have been changed from "Advise on the alignment of skills development objectives and practices with strategic objectives in an organisation", Level 6, 12 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50334   National Certificate: Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Core  57805   National Certificate: Public Sector Employment and Skills Development Practices  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Core  49710   National Diploma: Development Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Core  50333   National Diploma: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices  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  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  61589   National Certificate: Banking  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  79886   National Certificate: Business Advising  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    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 


    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. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    12. Amaqamu Project Management and Consulting 
    13. Annacol Training Consultants 
    14. AQUARIUS SKILLS SOLUTION 
    15. Aquila Summa Offensa Responsio Iugales Praestructio (ASORIP) (NPC) 
    16. Assessment & RPL College (Pty) Ltd 
    17. ASSESSMENT COLLEGE OF SOUTH AFRICA PTY LTD 
    18. ATE Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    19. ATTE - The Training Edge 
    20. Bohlali Provider Support 
    21. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events cc 
    22. Bonang Training & Development 
    23. BORDERGATE EVENTS MANAGEMENT AND PROJECTS 
    24. BPK Trading and Project 
    25. Brain Boosters Business Education (PTY) LTD 
    26. Brainwave Projects 1997 CC 
    27. Breakeven 59(PTY) Ltd 
    28. Bull's Business and Skills Training Institute 
    29. Business Development Unit (PTY)Ltd 
    30. Business Intelligence Trading 48 (PTY) LTD 
    31. Business Management Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    32. Cale Developments 
    33. Chartall Business College 
    34. Colleen Osorio Skills Development Consultancy cc 
    35. Compass Academy of Learning 
    36. Competitive Edge Training & Consulting 
    37. Cool Ideas 1 (PTY) LTD. t/a VERYCOOLIDEAS 
    38. D and D Lwazi Renaissance Research and Development Institute 
    39. D M Management and Consulting 
    40. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
    41. Dava Development Consultants 
    42. DC Dynamic College of Commerce & Further Training (Pty) Ltd 
    43. Designa Qualifications Pty Ltd 
    44. Diligence Defined Projects PTY Ltd t/a Deligence Defined 
    45. Ditseko Training & development Services 
    46. Ditshiamiso Business Enterprise cc 
    47. Divine Inspiration Trading 704 PTY Ltd 
    48. Driving Instincts cc 
    49. DRM Skills Academy 
    50. Eagles Wings Skills Development Consultants 
    51. EDUTEL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    52. Emergence Learning Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    53. Empire Conferencing and Training 
    54. Enjo Consultants 
    55. Environment and Language Education Trust 
    56. Funda Africa Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    57. Future Performance Training and Development 
    58. Fuze Divergency Enterprise2 Pty Ltd 
    59. GLOBAL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS 
    60. GLOBAL PROSPECTUS TRAINING PTY LTD 
    61. Goldberg De Villiers Myburgh (Pty) Ltd 
    62. Gotsec Skills Training 
    63. HAGGIE STEEL WIRE ROPE (MEMBER OF SCAW METALS GROUP) (Cleveland) 
    64. HDPSA 
    65. HEART Solutions 
    66. HRD Performance Consultants 
    67. HRD Training & Consulting 
    68. ICM t/a Institute for Career Management 
    69. Igugu Training and Investments 
    70. Ikgodiseng Business Consulting 
    71. IMPI TRAINING (PTY)LTD 
    72. In Excess Trading 22 T/A ATTI Polokwane 
    73. IN TUITION 
    74. Inkwazi Learning Network 
    75. INKWENKWEZI PRIVATE COLLEGE - SKILLS DEVELOPMENT cc 
    76. IQ Academy (previously known as Fernwood Business College) 
    77. Isamon Integrated 
    78. Isamon Vocational College of Excellence Pty Ltd 
    79. Isibani Skills Academy 
    80. Isibani Soluntu Development Trust 
    81. ITUMELENG TRAINING SOLUTIONS (GARFONTEIN) 
    82. IYAM Investments (Pty) Ltd 
    83. J and N Ikwekwezi Yokusa Development Training 
    84. Jale Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    85. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    86. Josmap Training Institute 
    87. Jothavir Skilling t/a Eduskills Rainbow 
    88. Kapoko Trading Enterprise 5 
    89. Karabo Info Centre and Trading 
    90. Keetileafrika Training Institute 
    91. Kgaka Kgolo Institute 
    92. Kgang-Kgolo Consulting 
    93. Khaas Training Academy 
    94. KHULISANE ACADEMY 
    95. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA (PTY) LTD (Middelburg)(TP) 
    96. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA PTY LTD 
    97. kitso Interventions 
    98. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    99. Klein Karoo Resource Centre 
    100. Labohlano Trading 66 Pty Ltd 
    101. Learnership Support Systems (Pty) Ltd 
    102. Learning Performance Link 
    103. Lebo and Son Investment 
    104. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    105. Life Projects 
    106. Loago Business Consulting 
    107. LVK Management Services 
    108. M3i Skills Development 
    109. Maccauvlei Learning Academy 
    110. Mapheto Business Enterprises t/a MBE 
    111. Masikhulisane Poeple Inc 
    112. Masimong Resource Solutions 
    113. Matimba Management and Labour cc 
    114. Mawethu Training 
    115. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    116. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    117. MIET 
    118. Motheo Training Institute Trust 
    119. MSC Education Holdings Pty Ltd 
    120. Mthimkhulu Skills Development Services 
    121. Mtk Corporation Solutions 
    122. MWG Logistical Services 
    123. National Versatile Training Institute 
    124. Ndzalama Training 
    125. Neolebongi Trading Enterprise 
    126. Nero Training Consultants cc 
    127. Netgrow Training Solutions 
    128. Networx for Career Development 
    129. Nkinane Training Institute and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    130. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    131. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    132. NS Zonke Management Consultants 
    133. Nsovo Learning Academy 
    134. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    135. OMNI HR CONSULTING PTY LTD 
    136. OnTrack Learning Solutions CC 
    137. Opehst Trading 
    138. Organisation Test 1 
    139. Pachi Global Foundation 
    140. Paradise Skills Development 
    141. PC Educational Holdings 
    142. PCS LEARNING SOLUTIONS 
    143. PEAKFORD MANAGEMENT CONSULTING 
    144. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    145. Phangwana Consulting and Training Services 
    146. Pholo Human Capital 
    147. Pitt Institute T/A Imithombo Institute 
    148. PMA Holding (Pty) Ltd 
    149. PND Academy of Learning cc 
    150. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    151. PRIOR LEARNING CENTRE 
    152. PRO-ACTIVE PUBLIC SERVICES COLLEGE/PTY/LTD 
    153. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    154. QPD CONSULTANTS 
    155. Reflections Development Institute 
    156. Regenesys Management (Pty) Ltd 
    157. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    158. Retshetse Training Project 
    159. S A Skills Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    160. Saint Colonel Graduate Institute (PTY) Ltd 
    161. SAKHISISIZWE PROJECTS 
    162. Sanchaa Connection 
    163. Scan Training Solutions 
    164. SEOPOSENGOE TRAINING CONSULTANCY CC 
    165. Sigodi Development Services and Associates (SDS) cc 
    166. Sisazi Consulting 
    167. Siyakhana CC 
    168. Sizani Consulting cc 
    169. SKILLS DYNAMICS AFRICA PTY LTD 
    170. SKU Training and Assessment 
    171. Sondela Academy PTY LtD 
    172. Southern African Institute of Learning (SAIL) 
    173. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    174. Starplex 489 cc 
    175. SWARANANG DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 
    176. T & T Appointments 
    177. TEAM CONSULTANTS CC 
    178. Tembe Service Providers 
    179. The Brokers Learning Centre 
    180. The East London Institute for Leadership Advancement & Development 
    181. The Institute of People Development 
    182. The Iscariota Group (Pty) Ltd 
    183. THE SKILLS COLLEGE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING(PTY) LTD 
    184. THE SKILLS FACTOR 
    185. The Skills Launchpad 
    186. The Supreme Training Academy 
    187. Thobologo Training and Education Group (Pty) Ltd 
    188. Thuba Segole Bed and Breakfast and Enterprise 
    189. Thuto Adult Centre 
    190. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    191. Tinissa Trading 29 PTY Ltd 
    192. TLHARIHANI TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    193. TLN HUMAN PERFORMANCE SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 
    194. TMG Quality Services 
    195. Train 2 Teach (PTY) Ltd 
    196. Train 4 Gain Consulting 
    197. Training Answers 
    198. Trainyoucan 
    199. True Reflection Training and Development cc 
    200. Tununu Trading cc 
    201. Ulwazi Training & Development 
    202. Umzansi Educational Programs Centre 
    203. VUTLHARI BYA DZONGA CONSULTANTS 
    204. Xcite Skills Development cc 
    205. Yellow Media Publishers (Pty) Ltd 
    206. Zamsiba Development Consultants 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.