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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Lead a team 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8665  Lead a team 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hospitality,Tourism,Travel, Leisure and Gaming 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Gaming and Leisure 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A person assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to:

Use theory of teams to effectively lead teams of people in the learning and workplace environment. The learner must be able to identify the purpose and structure of a wide range of teams, taking into account factors such as teams dynamics, culture and organisation.

This competence will enhance the ability of learners and workers to participate in teams. It will also contribute to ensuring that teamwork is more effective in workplaces and in provider organisations, as well as contribute to transforming workplaces into sites of learning. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
No prior learning is assumed. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Guides to the scope and complexity of the specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge are provided in ranges/points beneath each. These are prefaced by "e.g." since they are neither comprehensive nor necessarily appropriate to all contexts. Alternatives must however be comparable in scope and complexity. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify the structure and purpose of a wide range of teams. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Identify the structure and purpose of a wide range of teams across a wide range of workplaces and learning environments. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Structure includes team organisation, working dynamics and culture. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The assessment of a person against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools which are appropriate to the contexts in which the skills will be applied. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self assessment and peer assessment; formative and summative assessment; and portfolios and observations.

The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes, and essential embedded knowledges are assessed.
1. The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.
2. Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral and written evidence. It cannot be assessed only through seeing the knowledge being applied.
3. The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If the person being assessed is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if they are able to perform the specific outcomes but are unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should also not be assessed as competent.
4. Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Lead a team in planning and carrying out roles and responsibilities. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Lead a team in planning and carrying out the roles and responsibilities required to work in a team in the workplace and learning environment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The assessment of a person against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools which are appropriate to the contexts in which the skills will be applied. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self assessment and peer assessment; formative and summative assessment; and portfolios and observations.

The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes, and essential embedded knowledges are assessed.
1. The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.
2. Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral and written evidence. It cannot be assessed only through seeing the knowledge being applied.
3. The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If the person being assessed is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if they are able to perform the specific outcomes but are unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should also not be assessed as competent.
4. Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Ability to describe and explain factors affecting particular teams. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Evaluate two theories in terms of their ability to describe and explain factors affecting particular teams. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The assessment of a person against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools which are appropriate to the contexts in which the skills will be applied. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self assessment and peer assessment; formative and summative assessment; and portfolios and observations.

The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes, and essential embedded knowledges are assessed.
1. The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.
2. Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral and written evidence. It cannot be assessed only through seeing the knowledge being applied.
3. The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If the person being assessed is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if they are able to perform the specific outcomes but are unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should also not be assessed as competent.
4. Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Ability to describe and explain the influence of organisational structure on team members & teams. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Evaluate two theories in terms of their ability to describe and explain the influence of organisational structure on team members and teams. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The assessment of a person against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools which are appropriate to the contexts in which the skills will be applied. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self assessment and peer assessment; formative and summative assessment; and portfolios and observations.

The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes, and essential embedded knowledges are assessed.
1. The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.
2. Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral and written evidence. It cannot be assessed only through seeing the knowledge being applied.
3. The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If the person being assessed is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if they are able to perform the specific outcomes but are unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should also not be assessed as competent.
4. Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Lead a team in reviewing the effectiveness of the team. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Lead a team in reviewing the effectiveness of the team and the individual's participation in the team within workplace and learning environments. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The assessment of a person against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools which are appropriate to the contexts in which the skills will be applied. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self assessment and peer assessment; formative and summative assessment; and portfolios and observations.

The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes, and essential embedded knowledges are assessed.
1. The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.
2. Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral and written evidence. It cannot be assessed only through seeing the knowledge being applied.
3. The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If the person being assessed is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if they are able to perform the specific outcomes but are unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should also not be assessed as competent.
4. Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
2. Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
3. Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA`s policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQA`s (including professional bodies); and in terms of the moderation guideline detailed under point 4 immediately below.
4. Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification.

Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution which is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
The person acquiring this unit standard should be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of:
1. Structure and functions of a wide variety of teams in a wide variety of workplaces and learning environments.
2. At least two established theories dealing with factors influencing teamwork.
3. How to lead a team in evaluating team effectiveness of the role of individuals in a team.
4. At least two theories of the influences which of social structure on individual and team performance. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community - relates to all outcomes. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organising and managing oneself effectively - relates to all outcomes. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicate effectively - relates to all outcomes. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
Contributing to the personal development of learners and the society and economy, by participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities - relates to all outcomes. 

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

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
Assessment case studies and other supplementary to be developed through the learnership pilots. 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Core  59409   National Certificate: Agricultural Extension  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
Fundamental  23593   National Certificate: Security Management: Electronic Security  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-08-16  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Fundamental  18943   National Certificate: Tourism: Cabin Crew  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-01-10  CATHSSETA 
Fundamental  20613   National Diploma: Event Co-ordination  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
Elective  58930   Further Education and Training Certificate: Professional Hunting  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
Elective  22491   Further Education and Training Certificate: Specialist Security Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-11-16  SAS SETA 
Elective  61609   Further Education and Training Certificate: Volunteer Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
Elective  79627   National Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2015-06-30  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. ITO FOCUS PHOLE 
2. Mbimbini Training and Community Development 
3. Shem Consulting and Training 
4. South African Reserve Bank 



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.