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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage and develop oneself in the public sector work environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119332  Manage and develop oneself in the public sector work environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Public Administration and Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Public Administration 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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 
Learners working towards this standard will be working within a Public Sector environment, specialising in Public Finance Management and Administration, where the acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to one's job. This standard will also add value to public officials who are seeking to develop a career pathway towards becoming an accomplished public finance management and administration specialist.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating insight into emotional intelligence in personal development
  • Managing work relationships within the Public Sector environment
  • Demonstrating an understanding of stress in order to apply strategies to achieve optimal stress levels in personal and work situations
  • Identifying and applying the skills and knowledge required for the development of a career path 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this Unit Standard must be in possession of a Further Education and Training Certificate or equivalent qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate insight into emotional intelligence in personal development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A personality assessment is conducted with a view of dealing with the behaviour of individuals and groups. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    From personality assessment, self-awareness and the evaluation of own behaviour in authentic situations is identified and suitable strategies and techniques are adopted to manage own behaviour in authentic work situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The knowledge of own interpersonal behaviour, and work adjustment and maladjustment is applied in dealing with colleagues in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Mentoring relations are established and counseling/coaching sessions are undertaken to address any problem areas identified self-assessment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Manage work relationships within the Public Sector environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A knowledge and understanding of the nature of personality is demonstrated for the purposes of applying such knowledge toward dealing with the conduct of colleagues in the public sector context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Team working, relationship and conflict management and communication styles are described in relation to the specific organisational culture and context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Different personality theories are applied in dealing with the behaviour of individuals and groups in the public sector context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Management of working relationships are understood in the context of public sector management processes and dynamics. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of stress in order to apply strategies to achieve optimal stress levels in personal and work situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The causes of stress in work and personal situations are discussed and strategies for managing stress are identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The causes of stress include but are not limited to personal stress, societal stress, environmental stress and organisational stress.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Stress is categorised according to positive and negative stressors and an indication given on how to reduce the impact of negative stress and capitalise on positive stress. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The interrelationship between the stressors identified is discussed and strategies identified for maintaining balance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Typical reactions to stress are identified and proactive and reactive stress management strategies are conceptualised and applied. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Typical reactions include but are not limited to physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioural reactions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A stress management plan is designed to maximize optimal stress levels in order to reduce negative stress in personal life and work situations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and apply the skills and knowledge required for the development of a career path. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A personal development plan is developed and ways of realising it are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Motivating and demotivating factors are identified to determine personal career drivers and limitations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The skills and knowledge required for the development of the identified career path are identified and skills programmes undertaken accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Early career dilemmas and experiences are explained with reference to their influence on adjustment to the workplace and later career success and ways to minimise obstacles for the successful achievement of development plan are identified and implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Appropriate resources within the public sector context are utilised to enhance personal development plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Mechanisms for obtaining feedback on current levels of competence and personal growth are identified and implemented. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any 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 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 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 
    The learner must demonstrate an understanding of:
  • Techniques for assessing personal potential, strengths and development needs and appreciation of the values of these to organisations
  • National legislation relating to career growth and skills development, eg. The Skills Development Act, South African Qualifications Act.
  • Motivation theories
  • Change management
  • Performance management principles
  • Organisational policies and procedures in respect of career planning and development
  • Organisational structures
  • Basic concepts of Emotional Intelligence 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to proactively manage and develop oneself in the public sector work environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community to gain feedback on work relationships and personal development plans. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to reduce stress and manage personal development plan proactively within work context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and crtically evaluate information in order to overcome self-imposed and external barriers to the successful implementation of career plans. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to interpret work relations and feedback received on self-development objectives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others in managing development plan, work relations and stress in the public sector context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation and that self-development and career plans need to be managed within changing contexts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by analyzing self-development and career plan, and stress management in a wider context. 

    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
    Fundamental  67467   National Certificate: Municipal Governance  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  50060   National Certificate: Public Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Fundamental  57805   National Certificate: Public Sector Employment and Skills Development Practices  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Fundamental  49554   National Diploma: Public Finance Management and Administration  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  57824   Further Education and Training Certificate: Public Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 


    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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    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.