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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Managing self-development 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7997  Managing self-development 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner accredited with this standard will be able to effectively plan their professional development and implement their personal career plans to improve their functioning in the broader work and social environment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
NQF 1 or General Education and Training Certificate.
Basic Business Principles CFH 04 preferable. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The applied competency expressed in this standard cover a variety of familiar and unfamiliar processes requiring a range of innovative responses based on informed judgment and analytical interpretation of information by the learner, who has complete responsibility for the quantity and quality of output. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify the skills and knowledge required for the development of his/her career path. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Identify the skills and knowledge required for the development of his/her career path, giving cognisance to personal objectives and present and future requirements of the individuals organisational role. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Understand the concepts associated with the field of self-development (e.g. career path, organisational culture, goals, etc). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Produce evidence of the process of self-evaluation and self-analysis and demonstrate the utilisation of the information in a self-development plan displaying realistic, challenging and measurable objectives, both in the short and long term. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. At regular intervals, produce evidence of ownership of career plan and of specific steps taken to implement and update the plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Show evidence of researching training and development options with respect to selecting optimal resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Understand internal and external structures (e.g. statutory requirements and human resources development procedures) designed to assist in self-development. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Make and update his/her personal plans for developing skills. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Make and update his/her personal plans for developing skills to improve his/her performance where such plans contain challenging, realistic and measurable objectives. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Understand the concepts associated with the field of self-development (e.g. career path, organisational culture, goals, etc). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Produce evidence of the process of self-evaluation and self-analysis and demonstrate the utilisation of the information in a self-development plan displaying realistic, challenging and measurable objectives, both in the short and long term. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. At regular intervals, produce evidence of ownership of career plan and of specific steps taken to implement and update the plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Show evidence of researching training and development options with respect to selecting optimal resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Understand internal and external structures (e.g. statutory requirements and human resources development procedures) designed to assist in self-development. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Prioritise goals and objectives. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Prioritise goals and objectives, taking cognisance of organisational opportunities and constraints, policies, requirements and personal resources (e.g. internal or external). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Understand the concepts associated with the field of self-development (e.g. career path, organisational culture, goals, etc). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Produce evidence of the process of self-evaluation and self-analysis and demonstrate the utilisation of the information in a self-development plan displaying realistic, challenging and measurable objectives, both in the short and long term. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. At regular intervals, produce evidence of ownership of career plan and of specific steps taken to implement and update the plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Show evidence of researching training and development options with respect to selecting optimal resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Understand internal and external structures (e.g. statutory requirements and human resources development procedures) designed to assist in self-development. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Select mechanisms for pursuing feedback. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Select mechanisms for pursuing feedback of current levels of competence and personal growth (e.g. communicate with superiors), and planning the appropriate corrective action to accomplish his/her objectives. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Understand the concepts associated with the field of self-development (e.g. career path, organisational culture, goals, etc). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Produce evidence of the process of self-evaluation and self-analysis and demonstrate the utilisation of the information in a self-development plan displaying realistic, challenging and measurable objectives, both in the short and long term. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. At regular intervals, produce evidence of ownership of career plan and of specific steps taken to implement and update the plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Show evidence of researching training and development options with respect to selecting optimal resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Understand internal and external structures (e.g. statutory requirements and human resources development procedures) designed to assist in self-development. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Source, select and utilise the requisite resources. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Source, select and utilise the requisite resources for the successful achievement of planned objectives, drawing on the experience and guidance of senior management. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Understand the concepts associated with the field of self-development (e.g. career path, organisational culture, goals, etc). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Produce evidence of the process of self-evaluation and self-analysis and demonstrate the utilisation of the information in a self-development plan displaying realistic, challenging and measurable objectives, both in the short and long term. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. At regular intervals, produce evidence of ownership of career plan and of specific steps taken to implement and update the plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Show evidence of researching training and development options with respect to selecting optimal resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Understand internal and external structures (e.g. statutory requirements and human resources development procedures) designed to assist in self-development. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Identify ways to minimise digressions or obstacles. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Identify ways to minimise digressions or obstacles for the successful achievement of self-development objectives, making contingency plans if required (e.g. delegate work responsibilities). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Understand the concepts associated with the field of self-development (e.g. career path, organisational culture, goals, etc). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Produce evidence of the process of self-evaluation and self-analysis and demonstrate the utilisation of the information in a self-development plan displaying realistic, challenging and measurable objectives, both in the short and long term. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. At regular intervals, produce evidence of ownership of career plan and of specific steps taken to implement and update the plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Show evidence of researching training and development options with respect to selecting optimal resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Understand internal and external structures (e.g. statutory requirements and human resources development procedures) designed to assist in self-development. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the Freight Handling Chamber of the Transport SETA and/or relevant ETQA.

3. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
The learners can understand, explain and apply:

1. The impact of an "internal locus of control" and understanding of personal motivating and de-motivating factors in one's self-responsibility for current and future personal development, as part of the lifelong learning process

2. Techniques of assessing personal potential, strengths and development needs and appreciation of the values of these to organisations.

3. National legislation relating to career growth and skills development (e.g. Skills Development Bill) in order to identify opportunities for self-development.

4. Resources (e.g. in-house training schemes, Human Resource department, guidance counselling, bursaries etc) available to the learner to assist or support in the planning and execution of his self-development plan.

5. Personal motivating and/or demotivating factors (e.g. incorporating principles of Maslow's hierarchy of needs).

6. Basic performance management principles (regular feedback on performance) and how to interpret and use such feedback constructively.

7. The different skills and knowledge required in order to progress into different organisational levels and career options.

8. The need to update, adapt and change developmental plans in response to a dynamic (ongoing learning) environment, including social, economic, political organisational and technological factors (micro, meso, macro).

9. The constraints in the business world for immediate recognition for acquired competencies (e.g. career advancement). 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems when encountering obstacles to personal development. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Manage and organise oneself in adapting existing self-development plans to meeting the requirements of changing work and personal contexts. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in researching and selecting the most appropriate resources in a dynamic environment for the updating/amending/fulfilment of self-development plan. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Demonstrate initiative in identifying and utilising opportunities and taking responsibility for self-development within a dynamic environment.

Demonstrate ability to create/foster an environment conducive to self-development (e.g. part of study group, self-discipline). 

REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Core  57831   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
Fundamental  14574   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-12-03  TETA 
Elective  13716   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-06-29  TETA 
Elective  50285   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
Elective  58782   Further Education and Training Certificate: Plumbing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2013-11-07  CETA 
Elective  58779   Further Education and Training Certificate: Production Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
Elective  58581   National Certificate: Air Traffic Support  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
Elective  49743   National Certificate: Manufacturing Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
Elective  49853   National Diploma: Defensive Mission Control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2008-09-17  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 


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. AAH Skills and Development 
2. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
3. Africa Training Centre 
4. Agisanang SA Training 
5. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
6. Algoa Bus Company 
7. All-in-one Driving Academy 
8. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
9. Anderson Transport Pty Ltd 
10. Areka Logistics Solution 
11. Aviation Training Academy 
12. Barloworld Transport Solutions 
13. Bolton Business College & Computer Studies 
14. BPL Academy 
15. Buscor 
16. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
17. Centre for Logistics Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
18. CHAMDOR DRIVER TRAINING CC 
19. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
20. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
21. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
22. College of Production Technology 
23. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
24. Crossroads Distribution (Pty) Ltd - Durban 
25. Crossroads Distribution (Pty) Ltd - Johannesburg 
26. Crossroads Port Elizabeth 
27. D AND D LWAZI RENAISSANCE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE 
28. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
29. DQ Staffing Solutions 
30. Driving Sense 
31. Eastcape Training Centre 
32. False Bay College 
33. Gerotek Test Facilities 
34. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
35. Goldee Trading Academy 176 
36. Golden Arrow Bus Services 
37. Greystones Cargo Systems 
38. Hazchemwize (PTY) Ltd 
39. He and She Driver Training Centre 
40. Ikaheng HR Services Pty Ltd 
41. Imperial Logistics & Transport A Div Of Imper 
42. In Touch Comm Develop & 
43. Inkezo HR Solutions 
44. Inkqubela Consultants 
45. Innovative Shared Services 
46. Intercape Mainliner 
47. Interlink Technical Training 
48. Interstate Bus Lines 
49. Iyanda Holdings(Pty) Ltd 
50. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
51. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
52. Kitta Transport Training Academy 
53. Learncorp 
54. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
55. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
56. Makwedeng Training 
57. Maliwa Investment (Pty)Ltd 
58. MPUMALANGA REGIONAL TRAINING TRUST 
59. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
60. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
61. Nowethu Learning Institute cc 
62. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
63. Onelogix 
64. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
65. Organisation Development International (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
66. Organisational Development International (TP) 
67. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
68. Pal Passenger Bus Services 
69. People''s choice 
70. Phephani Learnerships cc 
71. Primeserv Corporate Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
72. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
73. Production Management Institute 
74. Production Management Institute (PMI) 
75. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
76. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
77. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
78. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
79. Protech Training cc 
80. PUTCO Limited 
81. Q4 Training Solutions 
82. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
83. Rainbow Skills Development Centre 
84. RAM Transport (South Africa)(Pty)Ltd 
85. Rema Tip Top SA (Pty) Ltd (BENONI) (TP) 
86. RICHARDS BAY COAL TEMINAL COMPANY LIMITED (Legacy) 
87. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
88. Sabela Learning Academy 
89. Safe and Eco Driving (Pty) Ltd 
90. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
91. School of Shipping 
92. SECTOR EDUCATION AND SKILLS TAINING ORGANISATION(SESTO) 
93. Shipping and Transport College 
94. SN Pool Transport 
95. South African Transport Centre of Excellence 
96. SPINA Consultancy cc Cape Town 
97. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
98. Tasa Training Services cc 
99. THABO Training and Services 
100. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
101. Thembalethu Development 
102. Thwala Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
103. TIESPRO (Pty) Ltd 
104. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
105. Training Force 
106. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
107. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
108. UTi South Africa 
109. Value Logistics Limited 
110. West Coast TVET College 
111. Wheelman S A 
112. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
113. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
114. Y3K Training cc (CAPE TOWN) (TP) 



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