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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plan and manage maintenance resources 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123200  Plan and manage maintenance resources 
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 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 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to manage the resources associated with maintenance. The learner will be able to minimise the consequences of failure and to review trends. They will be able to evaluate options in order to make appropriate choices and recommendations for resource requirements

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Planning maintenance resources.
  • Implementing maintenance resource plan.
  • Managing the maintenance resource plan.
  • Evaluating implementation and recommending alternative plans to improve the use of maintenance resources. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners accessing this unit standard are competent in:
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 4 or its equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 or its equivalent.
  • Communication at NQF level 4 or its equivalent.

    Proficiency in the following Unit Standard at NQF Level 5 or their equivalent:
  • Design, plan and implement maintenance management strategy and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The planning and managing of maintenance resources addresses human, logistical, technical and financial resources. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan maintenance resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles and properties of Reliability Centred Maintenance are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Key resources are identified against organisational maintenance requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Logistical requirements are defined for key resources identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Resource plan is compiled in written format according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Resources are prioritized in line with budgetary constraints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Recruitment and selection policies and procedures are explained with examples related to maintenance personnel. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Implement maintenance resource plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Maintenance resources for operational purposes are categorised according to standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Maintenance resources include but are not limited to people, spare parts, equipment and tools.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Inventory lists for each category are compiled in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Resource plan is communicated to relevant role-players according to approved communication strategy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The resource plan is implemented in line with planned work schedules. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Manage the maintenance resource plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The resource plan is monitored with regard to the utilisation of resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Control measures are implemented in accordance with organisational standard operating procedures to ensure that resources are optimally utilised (e.g. checklists). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Evaluate implementation and recommend alternative plans to improve the use of maintenance resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The review process for resource and logistical forecasting is used according to standard operating procedures in the required format and time frame. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Stakeholders will include but not limited to suppliers, operators, maintenance team and management.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Alternatives are scrutinised and considered according to strategic, practical and tactical considerations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Alternative plan is developed in the required format and time frame. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Alternative plan is compliant with ethical, legal and economic requirements and constraints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Alternative plan is presented for approval according to organisational requirements. 


    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.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor 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.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The principles and practices of planning.
  • The principles of management.
  • The concept of maintenance.
  • An understanding of resources and logistical, technical and financial requirements.
  • An understanding of general concepts and principles of managing resources.
  • Human resources policies and procedures.
  • Sources of maintenance resource information.
  • Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties, various approaches to maintenance.
  • Analysis and research techniques.
  • The principles and properties of Reliability Centred Maintenance.
  • An understanding of condition monitoring techniques. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the managing of the maintenance resource plan and when generating alternative plans. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the process of managing the maintenance resource plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities so that all preparation is done before developing maintenance resource plans. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information which has a direct bearing on the management of maintenance resources. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with subordinates when managing the maintenance resource plan and when presenting alternative maintenance resource plans. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to capture and store the maintenance resource plan/s. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the effective management of the maintenance resource plan leads to better compliance and improved productivity. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of: exploring education and career opportunities, and developing entrepreneurial opportunities so as to improve the management of maintenance resources. 

    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  50245   National Certificate: Maintenance Coordination  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2010-11-11  TETA 
    Core  79406   National Certificate: Maintenance Coordination  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.
     
    NONE 



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