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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Employ a systematic approach to achieving objectives 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242822  Employ a systematic approach to achieving objectives 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Generic Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person completing this Unit Standard should be able to adopt a systematic approach to achieving objectives. This Standard is intended for junior managers of organisations.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Specifying objectives.
  • Formulating a plan.
  • Co-ordinating people and other resources.
  • Implementing the plan to meet objectives.
  • Evaluating results and making corrections and improvements. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners should be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • 'Area of responsibility' includes, but is not limited to, cost centre, section, department or team.
  • 'Junior managers' include, but are not limited to, team leaders, supervisors, foremen and section heads.
  • 'Standard Operating Procedures' (SOPs) may comprise formal written documents or accepted practices in the organisation.
  • 'Organisation' includes but is not limited to, workplace, work context, work unit, company, department or section. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and develop objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A statement of general intent is written specifying the aim, according to identified needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Measurable parameters are specified to meet the need. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Measures include, but are not limited to, performance outputs, cost, quantity, quality, dimensions, tolerances, deadlines and safety.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Involvement of team members is encouraged to refine the objective and the measurable parameters. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Formulate a plan to meet the objective. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information is obtained and verified to specify the required tasks to achieve the objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tasks are sequenced according to priority, and resources allocated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Time allocations are estimated according to the requirements to achieve objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Criteria for success are established to facilitate monitoring. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Criteria for success include, but are not limited to, checkpoints, indicators and contingency plans, avoiding potential threats, that measure output from tasks in terms of quality and quantity.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Contributions from team members are encouraged and decisions are motivated where necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Plans are formulated which are clear, visible and understood by all affected parties. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement the plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Team members are delegated tasks according to the plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Team members are encouraged to complete their tasks using their own control methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Resources are made available according to the plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Measuring and checking systems are initiated to enable monitoring for compliance with the plan. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Monitor activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Monitoring activities are initiated to compare actual progress with planned progress. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Monitoring occurs from the start to the end of implementation and includes all elements of the plan, as well as the control measures established by team members.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Corrective action is taken, where necessary, to bring actual results in line with planned results. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • This Unit Standard will be assessed by an assessor and moderated by a moderator registered with the relevant accredited ETQA.
  • Assessors should be in possession of a relevant qualification that is at least one level higher than the level of this unit standard.
  • Training providers must be accredited by a relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to make decisions when allocating resources. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work with others when delegating and monitoring their work. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Learners are able to organise and manage themselves when formulating a plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners are able to demonstrate their understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems, when recognising the need to take corrective action, when progress is not according to plan. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  71949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58063   Further Education and Training Certificate: Labour Recruitment Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  48915   Further Education and Training Certificate: Manufacturing and Assembly Operations Supervision  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  64209   Further Education and Training Certificate: Metals Production  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  59097   Further Education and Training Certificate: Real Estate  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  65529   Further Education and Training Certificate: Transport Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  36153   National Certificate: Polymer Composite Fabrication  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    2. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    3. Beekman Super Canopies (STIKLAND) (TP) 
    4. Bravospace 139 cc T/A Metro Skills Academy (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    5. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Isando Branch (ISANDO) (TP) 
    6. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    7. College of Production Technology 
    8. Columbus Stainless (Pty) Ltd (MIDDELBURG) (TP) 
    9. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    10. Dorbyl Automotive Systems (NEAVE INDUSTRIAL) (TP) 
    11. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Charles Good Year Campus 
    12. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    13. Etata Trading cc T/A ETATA Training (ALTON) (TP) 
    14. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Industrial Skills Development (Tlhah 
    15. Gijima Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Industrial Skills Development - Middelb 
    16. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    17. Institute of Professional Studies and Services (Pty) Ltd 
    18. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    19. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    20. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    21. Jobafrik Consulting 
    22. KALIDEEN MANAGEMENT SERVICES 
    23. Keewave Trading 403 (Pty) Ltd T/A VH Consulting (DURBAN) (TP) 
    24. Kgotla Trading Enterprise 
    25. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    26. MCD Training Centre (Pty) Ltd (MEYERTON) (TP) 
    27. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    28. MML Consulting CC. 
    29. MZANSI SKILLS BASE CC (Selby)(TP) 
    30. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    31. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 
    32. PCJ Skills Development Agency T/A Smart Training Solutions (PORT ELIZA 
    33. Planet Waves 237 (Pty) Ltd T/A Occupational Learning Centre (OLC) (PRE 
    34. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    35. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    36. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 
    37. Procurement & Supply Management College cc (ROBERTSHAM) (TP) 
    38. Qabuka-Vuka Development Trading 
    39. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    40. SMITHS MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD (New Germany)(TP) 
    41. Spilamart cc T/A 1st Safety & Training (SABIE) (TP) 
    42. The Skills College for Development & Training cc (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    43. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    44. Wessies Brokerage T/A WI Training (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    45. Woolworths Pty Ltd 



    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.