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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify and measure the factors that influence productivity 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114878  Identify and measure the factors that influence productivity 
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  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 
This Unit Standard will be of use to individuals who need an understanding of Productivity as a key managerial concept, focusing on measuring Productivity and the factors that influence it, in order to optimise enterprise resource management and/or improve profitability.

People credited with this Unit Standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what Productivity is.
  • Measure single factor Productivity and assess causes of the current levels of single factor Productivity.
  • Measure total factor Productivity.
  • Measure the quantitative factors that influence Productivity and establish their influence on Productivity and profitability.
  • Identify the qualitative factors that influence Productivity and establish their influence on Productivity. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that people starting to learn towards this Standard are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the concept "Productivity". 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept "Productivity" is explained in terms of the output-input ratio. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Productivity is explained in terms of its core values. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The core values include, but are not limited to, continuous incremental improvement; doing it right first time; waste elimination; striving for satisfaction of recipient, of products/services.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Productivity is explained in terms of its benefits to society, the economy and the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The Productivity process is explained in terms of effectiveness, efficiency, utilisation and respect for human dignity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The different types of Productivity are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The types of Productivity include only single factor and total factor Productivity as well as value added.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Measure single factor Productivity & assess causes of current levels of single factor Productivity. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The current levels of single factor Productivity performance includes higher than expected, equal to expected and lower than expected levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Single factor Productivity is measured through the correct application of the output-input ratio. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Where required outputs or inputs are converted to Rand value to facilitate the adding of various outputs or inputs.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The causes of current levels of labour Productivity are identified with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The causes of current levels of labour Productivity include, but are not limited to, absenteeism, non-availability of material and equipment, education, training and development, quality of materials and machines, leadership and supervision, employee relations and organisational culture.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The causes of the current levels of material Productivity are identified with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The causes of current levels of material Productivity include, but are not limited to, quality of material, material wastage, continuous availability of material and optimal usage of material and competitive procurement.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The causes of the current levels of capital Productivity are identified with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The causes of current levels of capital Productivity include, but not are limited to, machine breakages, machine idling and feeding rate and planned maintenance.
    Capital Productivity refers to and is limited to machine Productivity and the optimal use of equipment.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Measure total factor Productivity. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Measuring total factor Productivity refers to the simultaneous measurement of all three categories of factors of production, that is, labour, material and capital related items. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Total factor Productivity is correctly measured using the output/input ratio. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All output and input items are included in the equation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • The output is expressed in total units of similar products or similar service derivatives and the input in Rand value.
  • The output is expressed in Rand value and represents total revenue from dissimilar products and dissimilar services and the input in Rand value.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Total factor Productivity is specified for a section, a department, the whole organisation or group of organisations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Measure the quantitative factors that influence Productivity and establish their influence. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Measure the quantitative factors that influence Productivity and establish their influence on Productivity and profitability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Quantitative factors that influence Productivity are measured using correct formulae. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Quantitative factors that influence Productivity include wastage, efficiency, utilisation, absenteeism and labour turnover.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The causes of the current levels in the quantitative factors are identified correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The influence of each quantitative factor on Productivity is established through measurement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of the quantitative factors in improving Productivity and profitability is explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Identify the qualitative factors that influence Productivity and establish their influence. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identify the qualitative factors that influence Productivity and establish their influence on Productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The qualitative factors that influence Productivity are identified correctly. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The qualitative factors that influence Productivity include, but are not limited to, communication, leadership and supervision, employee relations, education, training, development, organisational culture, management style, motivation, job satisfaction.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relationship between the quantitative factors that influence Productivity and the qualitative factors is correctly identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The influence of the qualitative factors on Productivity is established correctly. 


    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 or any ETQA with a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant 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 or any ETQA with a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.

    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.

    Therefore anyone wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution which is accredited by the Services ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The concept of Productivity concept and its benefits
  • The concepts of single and total factor Productivity
  • Value added as a form of Productivity
  • The use of the output/input ratio to measure single factor Productivity
  • The factors that influence labour-, material- and capital Productivity and the causes of current levels of these factors
  • Use of the output/input ratio to measure total factor Productivity
  • Conversion of output and input items to Rand value
  • Use of correct formulae to measure the quantitative factors that influence Productivity
  • Causes of current levels in quantitative factors that influence Productivity
  • The influence of quantitative factors on Productivity and profitability
  • Use of quantitative factors to improve Productivity
  • The qualitative factors that influence Productivity
  • The relationship between the quantitative factors that influence Productivity and the qualitative factors
  • The influence of qualitative factors on Productivity 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by, e.g:
  • Measuring and assessing the causes of single factor Productivity. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by, e.g:
  • Establishing the influence of each quantitative factor on Productivity through measurement. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically by, e.g:
  • Using the output/input ratio to measure single factor Productivity. 

  • 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  49794   National Diploma: Productivity  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  SABPP 
    Elective  58539   Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-02-18  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  78525   Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  64411   Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Spray Painting  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  50372   Further Education and Training Certificate: Municipal Finance and Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  50332   Further Education and Training Certificate: Occupationally-Directed Education Training and Development Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  58779   Further Education and Training Certificate: Production Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  48875   Further Education and Training Certificate: Public Relations Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-09-09  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  50060   National Certificate: Public Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  58473   National Diploma: Freight Handling Logistics  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  TETA 
    Elective  14590   National Diploma: Freight Handling Logistics  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-06-14  Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  50333   National Diploma: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  ETDP SETA 


    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. ABA Sebenzi 
    2. AfroXpert Performance Developement cc 
    3. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    4. Amabamba Recruitment 
    5. Audit Campus 
    6. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    7. Bantubanye Skills 
    8. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    9. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    10. BF QUALITY SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    11. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    12. Boni Africa Events & Development 
    13. Break The Chains Development Services 
    14. Buena Vista Learning Academy 
    15. Buscor 
    16. Central Competent Centre (Pty) Ltd (BLOEMFONTEIN) (TP) 
    17. Circleway College 
    18. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    19. College of Production Technology 
    20. CTAM Training and Consulting 
    21. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    22. DAM SCHOOL OF POLICING PRETORIA 
    23. Dee-Bravo Training Centre 
    24. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    25. DialNx Consultants 
    26. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    27. DON-DER TRUCK REPAIRS TRUST 
    28. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    29. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College - Germiston Campus 
    30. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    31. Enjo Consultants 
    32. Execuprime Business College (Pty) Ltd 
    33. Express Model 405 
    34. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    35. First Car Care (Pty) Ltd T/A STi Autobody Repairers (GOODWOOD) (TP) 
    36. Glere Skills and Consultants 
    37. Growth Management Consulting 
    38. Gudlhuza Development Solutions cc 
    39. Hamonate Consulting 
    40. Hlaniki Investment Holdings 
    41. Imperial Technical Training Academy (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    42. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    43. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    44. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    45. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    46. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP) 
    47. Jobafrik Consulting 
    48. KALIDEEN MANAGEMENT SERVICES 
    49. Kamanga Skills Projects 
    50. Kernel Management and Consulting (PTY) LTD. 
    51. Kgolo Institute 
    52. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
    53. Kia Chuma 
    54. KOKANO PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    55. KwaZulu Automotive Training Services cc (KZN) (DURBAN) (TP) 
    56. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    57. Maccauvlei Learning Academy 
    58. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    59. Makavila Suppliers CC. 
    60. Makwedeng Training 
    61. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    62. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    63. Masemase Consultancy CC. 
    64. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    65. McCarthy Academy Cape Town (BLACKHEATH) (TP) 
    66. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    67. McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    68. Miczo's Enterprise 
    69. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    70. Motheo Training Institute Trust 
    71. Ndivuka Skills Development 
    72. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
    73. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    74. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    75. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
    76. NS Global Academy 
    77. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    78. Organisation Development International (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    79. Organisational Development International (TP) 
    80. Outeniqua Leadership Institute 
    81. Paseka Business Enterprise 
    82. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    83. Production Management Institute 
    84. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    85. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    86. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    87. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    88. PUTCO Pty Ltd 
    89. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    90. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 
    91. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    92. Sabela Learning Academy 
    93. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    94. SG Coal (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    95. Shukela Training Centre 
    96. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    97. St Anthony's Education Centre (BOKSBURG) (TP) 
    98. Tadi Training & Development Institute 
    99. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    100. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 
    101. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    102. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP) 
    103. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    104. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
    105. Umfolozi FET College 
    106. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    107. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    108. Umqondo Consultancy 
    109. University of Venda 
    110. Vicmat Consultants 
    111. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    112. Vuselela FET College - Central Office 
    113. Vuselela FET College - Klerksdorp Campus 
    114. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    115. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 
    116. YAB Business Solutions (Pty)Ltd 



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