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



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