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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Develop outcomes-based learning programmes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123394  Develop outcomes-based learning programmes 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Occupationally-directed ETD Practitioners 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 05 - Education, Training and Development Adult Learning 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
9950  Plan learning events  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10   
9954  Develop training materials  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for those who develop learning programmes to meet defined learning needs according to a given design specification.

People credited with this unit standard are capable of:
  • Planning and prepare for development.
  • Developing learning materials.
  • Developing learning facilitation guidelines.
  • Piloting and evaluate the development. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners have a working knowledge of outcome-based education and training and are able to communicate in writing at NQF level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This is a generic unit standard. Developers can develop learning programmes within any field of learning in line with their subject matter expertise. Where developers are not themselves experts in the field of learning, then they would typically work in close consultation with subject experts.
  • This unit standard only covers the development of the learning materials and resources, and does not include the design of the learning process and materials. The design is addressed by the unit standard:123401 "Design outcomes-based learning programmes", Level 6, 15 credits.
  • The design and development are addressed in two separate unit standards to reflect the situation where not all developers necessarily carry out the design, which is at a higher level, but develop programmes on the basis of given design specifications. Where an individual carries out both the design and the development, s/he will seek to obtain both unit standards.

    This unit standard is to be assessed within the context of the following givens:
  • The development will be carried out to meet an expressed learning need and according to a given brief that provides the specifications for development.
  • The brief will provide instructions and guidelines for the development of learning activities, the development of learning aids, links to other resources, style, formatting and packaging.

    The assessment of candidate-designers will only be valid for award of this unit standard if the following requirements are met:
  • The outcome/s selected for development of learning are significant, meaningful and coherent outcome statements that include assessment criteria and allow for judgements of competence in line with SAQA's definition of competence i.e. embraces foundational, practical and reflexive dimensions of competence. Developers will need to demonstrate the ability to develop learning that includes learning of tasks and conceptual learning. Outcomes that are highly task-orientated and do not demand much, if any, in the way of reflexive competence, will not be sufficient for measuring competence as a developer in terms of this unit standard.
  • The learning programmes should be for a significant learning experience. Although this is not a rule, for the purposes of this unit standard the programme developed should generally require in the region of 50 - 80 hours of learning time.
  • The development should be such that the developer demonstrates the ability to incorporate a variety of learning approaches.
  • The development should be for any one of the following modes of delivery:
    > Distance.
    > Formal classroom-based training.
    > On-the job training.
    > Self directed learning.
    Having developed for a particular mode, the developer should describe how s/he would adapt the development for the other three modes.

    Although the development must make provision for summative assessment, this unit standard does not require developers to develop full scale assessment guides, as these are covered by the unit standard: 115755 "Design and develop outcomes-based assessments", Level 6, 10 credits. Where developers wish to achieve the assessment design and learning design unit standards, assessment should be integrated as far as possible. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare for development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The brief is analysed to establish the purpose, direction and nature of the development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The brief is discussed with the designer to clarify the brief, where required, resulting in a confirmation of the brief. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A development plan is produced, giving details of development stages, roles and responsibilities, timelines, equipment needed and costing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Possible learning resources and resources to assist development are gathered and evaluated based on their suitability, cost and availability for the programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Support personnel and services are assembled and mobilised as per the plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Specialised components are commissioned according to the designers brief and so as to complement the learning programme, thus contributing to meaningful learning. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specialised components may include printed posters, games, videos, DVDs.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Equipment required for the development, such as computers, are ensured to be ready, available and sufficient as per the plan. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Develop learning materials. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Learning materials include theory, presentations slides, learning activities, learning aids, scripts, job aids, graphics, charts, instructions, guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Learning activities are sequenced and linked as per the given brief and are appropriate to the learners' needs in terms of logic of structure and pace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The learning activities are developed to ensure sufficient opportunities for learners to practice and thereby achieve mastery of the required outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Materials are appropriate to the learner and the learning context, and have the potential to enable the learner to integrate all the needed skills required to achieve the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The materials adhere to adult learning principles, promote integration and takes account of possible special needs of learners. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Language is pitched at learner level, is consistent with the language related to the field of learning and is grammatically correct. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The development meets budgetary constraints and ensures that implementation of the learning programme is manageable within reasonable time-frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Materials are coherent and presented in a format and style that meets the needs of those using the material and are in line with organisational quality assurance requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Format and style refers to appearance, white space, writing style and techniques, text type and size, use of colour, structure and organisation.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop learning facilitation guidelines. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The guidelines may be used by facilitators, tutors, lecturers, on-the-job trainers, line managers, supervisors, trainers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The guidelines developed provide the facilitator with sufficient background information to ensure they understand the learning context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The guidelines identify the learning outcomes and outline the summative assessment arrangements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The guidelines provide the facilitator with insights into the learning design, with explanations for selected learning activities and methodologies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The guidelines provide clear instructions for the facilitation of learning as per the learning design, including descriptions of methodology and strategy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The guidelines highlight common learning challenges and provide useful insights as to how to deal with the challenges. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The guidelines clearly identify equipment, resources, support materials, organisational requirements and preparations required for implementation of the programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The guidelines provide structure, sequence and timeframes to the learning programme. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Pilot and evaluate the development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The pilot is set up in a manner that is representative of the learning context and provides useful feedback on the learning programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The evaluation of the learning programme is conducted in a consistent and systematic manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The evaluation is conducted in accordance with the learning organisation's quality assurance requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The evaluation conducted reveals strengths and weaknesses of the learning material. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Opportunities and mechanisms to improve upon the material are identified and recorded for integration into future revisions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessors for this unit standard must be registered with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Providers of learning towards this unit standard must be accredited through the relevant ETQA by SAQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following knowledge is embedded within the Unit Standard, and will be assessed directly or indirectly through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the assessment criteria:
  • Outcomes-based education, training and development.
  • Learning styles and methodologies.
  • Principles of assessment.
  • Potential barriers to learning.
  • The principles and mechanisms of the NQF.
  • ETQA requirements for programme approval. 

  • 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: planning for contingencies, developing activities for learners with special needs, identifying and solving problems that could arise during implementation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones activities: this will be evident throughout the development process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information: the development depends on careful collection, analysis, organisation and evaluation about learners, the learning needs, the learning context and available resources. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively: this unit standard requires constant communication throughout the development process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate the world as a set of related systems: understanding the impact of learning programmes on individuals and organisations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts: develop learning in a culturally sensitive manner. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces the following unit standards:
  • 9950, "Plan learning events", Level 4, 10 credits.
  • 9954, "Develop training materials", Level 5, 12 credits. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  74410   Further Education and Training Certificate: Public Awareness Promotion of Dread Disease and HIV/AIDS  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  58337   Further Education and Training Certificate: Trade Union Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  50334   National Certificate: Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  22902   National Diploma: Environmental Education, Training and Development Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  50333   National Diploma: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  50330   Bachelor: Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices  Level 6  NQF Level 07  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  50331   National Certificate: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  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. A5 Competence Evolution 
    2. ABASUNGULI TRAINING SPESIALISTS (PTY) LTD 
    3. Abinet Training and Development 
    4. ACADEMY OF PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    5. Academy Training Group 
    6. Accreditation & Training Services 
    7. Acorser Corporate & Business Consulting t/a Acorser Academy 
    8. Advantage Training Services cc 
    9. AFRICA COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT (PTY) LTD 
    10. Afrika Tikkun NCC 
    11. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality (Pty) Ltd 
    12. Amaqamu Project Management and Consulting 
    13. Amyoli Consulting 
    14. Annacol Training Consultants 
    15. AQUARIUS SKILLS SOLUTION 
    16. ASORIP NPC 
    17. Assessment and Entrepreneurship Centre 
    18. ASSESSMENT COLLEGE OF SOUTH AFRICA PTY LTD 
    19. ATE Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    20. ATTE - The Training Edge 
    21. Audit Campus 
    22. Ayoba Training Institute (Pty)Ltd 
    23. Azanian Community Development Pty Ltd 
    24. Basadi Africa Management 
    25. Bohlali Provider Support 
    26. Bonang Training & Development 
    27. BORDERGATE EVENTS MANAGEMENT AND PROJECTS 
    28. Boston City Campus (Pty) Ltd formerly Boston City Campus and Business College (Pty) Ltd 
    29. Brain Boosters Business Education (PTY) LTD 
    30. Braingro 
    31. Brainwave Projects 1997 CC 
    32. Breakeven 59(PTY) Ltd 
    33. Bull's Business and Skills Training Institute 
    34. Business Development Unit (PTY)Ltd 
    35. Business Intelligence Trading 48 (PTY) LTD 
    36. Cale Developments 
    37. Chartall Business College 
    38. Colleen Osorio Skills Development Consultancy cc 
    39. College of Cape Town - Athlone Campus 
    40. Compass Academy of Learning 
    41. Competitive Edge Training & Consulting 
    42. Convergent Ideas cc 
    43. Corporate Safety Training Academy PTY Ltd 
    44. CRYSTAL EDUCATION AND CONSULTING 
    45. CTU Training Solutions 
    46. CUMAX 193 
    47. D M Management and Consulting 
    48. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
    49. Daleseb Business Enterprise 
    50. Dee s Training PTY LTD 
    51. DELTA ENVIRONMENTAL CENTRE NPC 
    52. Diligence Defined Projects PTY Ltd t/a Deligence Defined 
    53. DITSELA WORKERS EDUCATION INSTITUTION 
    54. Divine Inspiration Trading 704 PTY Ltd 
    55. Driving Instincts cc 
    56. DRM Skills Academy 
    57. Dru A Professional Further Education and Training College DAPFETC PT 
    58. Eagles Wings Skills Development Consultants 
    59. EDUTEL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    60. ELIJAH BARAYI MEMORIAL TRAINING CENTRE 
    61. Emergence Learning Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    62. Empirical Training Agency (PTY) Ltd 
    63. Employmax 
    64. Enjo Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    65. Environment and Language Education Trust 
    66. EXECUTIVE COACHING AND FACILITATION 
    67. Future Discovery Training Academy CC 
    68. Future Performance Training and Development 
    69. Gare Kgare Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    70. Gateway City College 
    71. Giver of Givers Foundation Organisation 
    72. Goldfields TVET College 
    73. Gotsec Skills Training 
    74. Guru Group of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    75. HEART Solutions 
    76. HRD Training & Consulting 
    77. ICM t/a Institute for Career Management 
    78. Igugu Training and Investments 
    79. Infomage Pty Ltd 
    80. Inkwazi Learning Network 
    81. INKWENKWEZI PRIVATE COLLEGE - SKILLS DEVELOPMENT cc 
    82. Institute of Professional Studies and Services 
    83. Isamon Vocational College of Excellence Pty Ltd 
    84. Isibani Skills Academy 
    85. Isibani Soluntu Development Trust 
    86. IYAM Investments (Pty) Ltd 
    87. Karabo Info Centre and Trading 
    88. Katiso-kuno Consulting 
    89. Katlego Compliance Training 
    90. Kgaka Kgolo Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    91. Kgang-Kgolo Consulting 
    92. Khaas Training Academy 
    93. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    94. Klein Karoo Resource Centre 
    95. Learnership Support Systems (Pty) Ltd 
    96. Learning Performance Link 
    97. Lehlabile Emergency Institute 
    98. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    99. LICENCE WISE TRAINING SPECIALISTS 
    100. Lionsden Africa Business Solutions Pty Ltd 
    101. Loago Business Consulting 
    102. M3i Skills Development 
    103. Mabidi Funzani Trading And Projects Pty Ltd 
    104. MACCAUVLEI LEARNING ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    105. Malandela Training and Development (Pty) Ltd 
    106. MASHUSHE ETDP TRADING AND PROJECTS 
    107. Masimong Resource Solutions 
    108. Matimba Management and Labour cc 
    109. Mawethu Training 
    110. Mentor Me Corporate Foundation 
    111. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    112. Metro Minds 
    113. MI Learning & Development Consultancy 
    114. MIET Africa 
    115. Mnambithi FET College - Central Office 
    116. MOKO SECURITY SERVICES 
    117. Motheo Training Institute Trust 
    118. Mthimkhulu Training and Development Institute (PTY) LTD 
    119. Mtk Corporation Solutions 
    120. MWG Logistical Services 
    121. Ndzalama Training 
    122. Neolebongi Trading Enterprise 
    123. Nero Training Consultants cc 
    124. Netgrow Training Solutions 
    125. Networx for Career Development 
    126. Next Step Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    127. Nkosi AM Pty Ltd 
    128. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    129. NTI College 
    130. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    131. OMNI HR CONSULTING PTY LTD 
    132. Omni-ED 
    133. Opehst Trading 
    134. OPELONG BUSINESS INSTITUTE (PT 
    135. Pachi Global Foundation 
    136. Paradise Skills Development 
    137. PC Educational Holdings Pty Ltd 
    138. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    139. PHALANE SAFETY CONSULTANT AND TRAINING PROVIDERS PTY LTD 
    140. Pitt Institute T/A Imithombo Institute 
    141. PMA Holding (Pty) Ltd 
    142. PMADS Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    143. PND Academy of Learning cc 
    144. PRO-ACTIVE PUBLIC SERVICES COLLEGE/PTY/LTD 
    145. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    146. QED Quality Executive Development 
    147. QED-Quality Executive Development 
    148. QPD CONSULTANTS 
    149. Reflections Development Institute 
    150. Regenesys Management (Pty) Ltd 
    151. Resonance Institute of Learning 
    152. Retshetse Training Project 
    153. Revo Quest Consulting 
    154. S A Skills Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    155. Saint Colonel Graduate Institute (PTY) Ltd 
    156. SANDA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT 
    157. SANDF COLLEGE OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY 
    158. Sebenzisanane Human Capital 
    159. SEOPOSENGOE TRAINING CONSULTANCY CC 
    160. SHANWES TRAILER MANUFACTURING AND BUILDERS T/A SHANWES LEARNING AND DE 
    161. Sigodi Development Services and Associates (SDS) cc 
    162. Sisazi Consulting 
    163. SKILLS DYNAMICS AFRICA PTY LTD 
    164. Skillsversity 
    165. South West Gauteng Tvet College 
    166. Southern African Institute of Learning (SAIL) 
    167. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    168. T Mabuya & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    169. TDM Management Consulting Pty Ltd 
    170. TEAM CONSULTANTS CC 
    171. Tembe Service Providers 
    172. The Brokers Learning Centre 
    173. The Institute of People Development 
    174. The Iscariota Group (Pty) Ltd 
    175. THE SKILLS COLLEGE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING(PTY) LTD 
    176. THE SKILLS FACTOR 
    177. The Skills Launchpad 
    178. Thobologo Training and Education Group (Pty) Ltd 
    179. TMG Quality Services 
    180. Totally Tailored Solutions Pty Ltd 
    181. Train 2 Teach (PTY) Ltd 
    182. Trainers Without Borders 
    183. Training Answers 
    184. Training Consultant and SD College 
    185. Trainyoucan (Pty) Ltd 
    186. Tshepo Hope Consulting 
    187. Tshireletso Multi-skills and Training 
    188. TSHIROLOGO DISABILITY TRAINING SERVICES PTY TLD 
    189. Ulwazi Training & Development 
    190. UMO LEARNING SUPPORT SYSTEM 
    191. Umzansi Educational Programs Centre 
    192. University of Johannesburg 
    193. VERYCOOLIDEAS 
    194. Vutivi Training and Skills Development 
    195. VUTLHARI BYA DZONGA CONSULTANTS (PTY) LTD 
    196. VUWA PROJECTS 
    197. Workers Knowledge Centre Pty Ltd 
    198. XO EDUCATION (Pty) Ltd 
    199. Yellow Media Learning Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    200. Zisukumele Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 



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