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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. Academy of People Development Primary Co-operative Limited 
    2. Affari Consultants cc t/a INSIGHT 
    3. African Bank Ltd 
    4. Aquila Summa Offensa Responsio Iugales Praestructio (ASORIP) 
    5. Brain Boosters Business Education (PTY) LTD 
    6. Chartall Business College 
    7. Cornerstone Performance Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Culhane Consulting 
    9. DRM Skills Academy 
    10. Felix Risk Training Consultants 
    11. Full Value Financial Services (Pty) Ltd 
    12. In Excess Trading 22 T/A ATTI Polokwane 
    13. Karabo Info Centre and Training 
    14. Khaas Training Academy 
    15. Masimong Resource Solutions 
    16. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    17. Netgrow Training Solutions 
    18. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
    19. Opehst Trading 
    20. SAKHISISIZWE PROJECTS 
    21. SIZA NESU CONSULTANTS 
    22. Skills Dynamics Africa PTY LTD 
    23. The Academy of Financial Markets 
    24. The Banking and Financial Services Campus 
    25. The Facilitation Workshop 
    26. THE SKILLS COLLEGE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND TRAININD CC 
    27. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    28. VUTLHARI BYA DZONGA CONSULTANTS 



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