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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plan and manage production/operations in a new venture 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263434  Plan and manage production/operations in a new venture 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - New Venture Creation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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
114618  Monitor productivity in a business venture  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 
114588  Develop, implement and monitor a quality policy for a new venture  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for learners who are responsible for planning and managing production/operations function of a new venture. Learners acquiring this unit standard will be equipped with knowledge and skills to optimise productivity of a business.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Design a production/operations layout for a new venture.
  • Apply effective production/operations scheduling.
  • Apply resource management within a new venture.
  • Apply quality management within a new venture. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner has the following knowledge and skills:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Production includes but is not limited to:
  • Acquisition of raw material.
  • Storage of raw material.
  • Transforming raw material into marketable products.

    Operations include but are not limited to processes involved in delivering a marketable service. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Design a production/operations layout for a new venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of productivity is explained within the context of a competitive new venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A description is given of elements involved in a specific production/operations process with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An office/production layout plan is used in order to optimise the workflow. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Market potential and limitations are analysed in order to plan for the capacity need to profitably operate a new venture. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Limitations include but are not limited to expertise, capital (finance and infrastructure), equipment, technology.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply effective production/operations scheduling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of the need for an effective production/operations scheduling within a new venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An effective production/operation system is designed in terms of areas to be scheduled within a specific business. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Areas of scheduling include but are not limited to workforce, ordering of stock and raw materials, deliveries and maintenance activity.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Potential bottlenecks that may affect production flow are identified and analysed in order to take corrective action. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply resource management within a new venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of resource management is explained within the context of new venture creation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Resource management include but is not limited to stock, raw materials, machines, equipment, buildings, capital and people.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A system to effectively manage and control the business resources is developed using a record keeping system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A maintenance system is designed and developed to ensure sustainability of the business to perform competitively. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply quality management within a new venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Fundamentals of quality and its management are explained within the context of target market requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Quality standards are laid down which are derived from the market requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Measurement tools are designed in order to measure the quality of the product/service in accordance with the set standards. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential Embedded Knowledge:
  • Quality management principles.
  • Profitability.
  • Market forces. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Designing a production/operations layout for a new venture.
  • Applying effective production/operations scheduling.
  • Applying resource management within a new venture.
  • Applying quality management within a new venture. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • The application of effective production/operations scheduling.
  • The application of resource management within a new venture.
  • The application of quality management within a new venture. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Designing a production/operations layout for a new venture.
  • Applying effective production/operations scheduling.
  • Applying resource management within a new venture.
  • Applying quality management within a new venture. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • A production/operations layout for a new venture. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Applying effective production/operations scheduling.
  • Applying resource management within a new venture.
  • Applying quality management within a new venture. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Designing a production/operations layout for a new venture. 

  • 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 the following unit standards:
  • ID 114588: Develop, implement and monitor a quality policy for a new venture, Level 4, 6 Credits.
  • ID 114618: Monitor productivity in a business venture, Level 4, 5 Credits. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  66249   Further Education and Training Certificate: New Venture Creation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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.
     
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