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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  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
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  2018-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Core  57805   National Certificate: Public Sector Employment and Skills Development Practices  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2018-06-30  PSETA 
    Core  49710   National Diploma: Development Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2018-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Core  50333   National Diploma: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices  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  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  61589   National Certificate: Banking  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  79886   National Certificate: Business Advising  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2018-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  61592   National Diploma: Human Resources Management and Practices  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2018-06-30  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. 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. Agency For Re-Innovation And Development 
    9. AHULA CC 
    10. Amaqamu Project Management and Consulting 
    11. Annacol Training Consultants 
    12. Aquila Summa Offensa Responsio Iugales Praestructio (ASORIP) 
    13. Ariyan and Ariyan Learning Warehouse 
    14. ASSESSMENT COLLEGE OF SOUTH AFRICA PTY LTD 
    15. ATTE - The Training Edge 
    16. Bantu Batho Management Services 
    17. Bohlali Provider Support 
    18. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events cc 
    19. BORDERGATE EVENTS MANAGEMENT AND PROJECTS 
    20. Brain Boosters Business Education (PTY) LTD 
    21. Business Development Centre of Excellence - Centurion 
    22. Business Intelligence Trading 48 (PTY) LTD 
    23. Cale Developments 
    24. Chartall Business College 
    25. Colleen Osorio Skills Development Consultancy cc 
    26. Compass Academy of Learning 
    27. Competitive Edge Training & Consulting 
    28. Contra-Lit Pty Ltd 
    29. Cool Ideas 1 (PTY) LTD. t/a VERYCOOLIDEAS 
    30. Cornerstone Performance Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    31. Culhane Consulting 
    32. D and D Lwazi Renaissance Research and Development Institute 
    33. D M Management and Consulting 
    34. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
    35. Dava Development Consultants 
    36. Designa Qualifications Pty Ltd 
    37. DRM Skills Academy 
    38. EDUTEL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    39. Enjo Consultants 
    40. EXECUPRIME TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
    41. GLOBAL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (BRYANSTON) 
    42. Gotsec Skills Training 
    43. HDPSA 
    44. HEIRS DEVELOPERS AND CONSULTANTS 
    45. HRD Training & Consulting 
    46. ICM t/a Institute for Career Management 
    47. Ikgodiseng Business Consulting 
    48. IMPI TRAINING (PTY)LTD 
    49. In Excess Trading 22 T/A ATTI Polokwane 
    50. INDUB TRADING T/A MARITIME AND SKILLS COLLEGE 
    51. Inkwazi Learning Network 
    52. INKWEKWEZI PRIVATE COLLEGE - SKILLS DEVELOPMENT cc 
    53. Institute for Quality - Education, Training & Development 
    54. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    55. Isamon Integrated 
    56. Isibani Skills Academy 
    57. ITUMELENG TRAINING SOLUTIONS CC (MONUMENT PARK) 
    58. IYAM Investments (Pty) Ltd 
    59. J and N Ikwekwezi Yokusa Development Training 
    60. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    61. Josmap Training Institute 
    62. Jothavir Skilling t/a Eduskills Rainbow 
    63. Karabo Info Centre and Training 
    64. Kgaka Kgolo Institute 
    65. Kgang-Kgolo Consulting 
    66. Khaas Training Academy 
    67. KHULISANE ACADEMY 
    68. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA (PTY) LTD (Middelburg)(TP) 
    69. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    70. KNOWLEDGE QUEST PTY LTD 
    71. Learnership Support Systems 
    72. Learning Performance Link 
    73. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    74. Letlhabile Institute Of Management and Training 
    75. Life Projects 
    76. LVK Management Services 
    77. M3i Skills Development 
    78. Maccauvlei Learning Academy 
    79. Masimong Resource Solutions 
    80. Matimba Management and Labour cc 
    81. Mawethu Training 
    82. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    83. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    84. MIET 
    85. Mnambithi FET College - Central Office 
    86. MORIPE BUSINESS TRAINING AND CONSULTANTS (PTY )LTD 
    87. Mthimkhulu Skills Development Services 
    88. Mtk Corporation Solutions 
    89. MWG Logistical Services 
    90. Ndzalama Competency Learning (NCL) 
    91. Nero Training Consultants cc 
    92. Networx for Career Development 
    93. Nkinane Trading Enterprise 
    94. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
    95. Northern Cape Rural Public FET College - Kathu Campus 
    96. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    97. OMNI HR CONSULTING PTY LTD 
    98. Opehst Trading 
    99. Pachi Global Foundation 
    100. Paradise Skills Development 
    101. PC Educational Holdings 
    102. PCS LEARNING SOLUTIONS 
    103. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    104. Phangwana Consulting and Training Services 
    105. Pitt Institute T/A Imithombo Institute 
    106. PMA Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    107. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    108. Pro-Active Assessment and RPL College (Pty) Ltd 
    109. Pro-Active Public Services College (Pty) Ltd 
    110. PRO-ACTIVE PUBLIC SERVICES COLLEGE/PTY/LTD 
    111. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    112. QPD CONSULTANTS 
    113. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    114. Regenesys Management (Pty) Ltd 
    115. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    116. S A Skills Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    117. SAKHISISIZWE PROJECTS 
    118. Sanchaa Connection 
    119. Sigodi Development Services and Associates (SDS) cc 
    120. SIYANQOBA SEMINARS 
    121. SIZA NESU CONSULTANTS 
    122. Sizani Consulting cc 
    123. SKILLS DYNAMICS AFRICA PTY LTD 
    124. SKU Training and Assessment 
    125. South African Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    126. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    127. STAFFING DIRECT CC 
    128. Starplex 489 cc 
    129. The Academy of Financial Markets 
    130. The Brokers Learning Centre 
    131. The Institute of People Development 
    132. The Iscariota Group (Pty) Ltd 
    133. THE SKILLS COLLEGE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING(PTY) LTD 
    134. The Training Connection 
    135. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    136. TLN HUMAN PERFORMANCE SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 
    137. TMG Quality Services 
    138. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    139. Training Answers 
    140. TRAINING AT WORK (PTY) LTD 
    141. Trainyoucan 
    142. Tsebo-Lwazi Training and Recruitment 
    143. TSHIRELETSO COMMUNITY CARE CENTRE 
    144. UKWAKHILE TRAINING 
    145. Ulwazi Training & Development 
    146. Umzansi Educational Programs Centre 
    147. University of Johannesburg 
    148. V HERRMANNSEN AND ASSOCIATES CC 
    149. VUTLHARI BYA DZONGA CONSULTANTS 
    150. Xcite Skills Development cc 
    151. Zamsiba Development Consultants 



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