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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe and show how the NQF can help me to plan a learning and career pathway 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13171  Describe and show how the NQF can help me to plan a learning and career pathway 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of manufacturing, engineering and technology.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard contribute to the exit level outcomes which provide access to workplace based learning programmes for occupationally focused qualifications in this field, and provide qualifying learners with access to a range of further learning at NQF level 2.

Qualifying learners understand the nature and purpose of unit standards, learning outcomes, skills programmes and assessment processes and are able to explain how these relate to qualifications and to their own learning and career goals. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as a basic introduction to the skills, values and knowledge it embodies and does not assume any prior knowledge of this area. The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner is already competent in communication and numeracy at ABET Level 3. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Describe relevant occupational qualifications in the field of manufacturing, engineering, assembly 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Describe relevant occupational qualifications in the field of manufacturing, engineering and assembly. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Relevant to the individual learner. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A personal learning programme that reflects personal goals in the form of a career path. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators and understanding confirmed

1. Explain own personal development plan and discuss options for achieving this
2. Describe the various assessment options
3. Explain how the personal learning plan can be adapted to changed situations and/or circumstances 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Describe how learning outcomes link to unit standards, qualifications and the NQF 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Describe how learning outcomes link to unit standards, qualifications and the National Qualifications Framework. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A personal learning programme that reflects personal goals in the form of a career path. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators and understanding confirmed

1. Explain own personal development plan and discuss options for achieving this
2. Describe the various assessment options
3. Explain how the personal learning plan can be adapted to changed situations and/or circumstances 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Describe the assessment process and recognition of prior learning 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Assessment process includes tests, portfolios, assignments, etc. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A personal learning programme that reflects personal goals in the form of a career path. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators and understanding confirmed

1. Explain own personal development plan and discuss options for achieving this
2. Describe the various assessment options
3. Explain how the personal learning plan can be adapted to changed situations and/or circumstances 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Describe and discuss the element of the learning programme for this qualification 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A personal learning programme that reflects personal goals in the form of a career path. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators and understanding confirmed:

1. Explain own personal development plan and discuss options for achieving this
2. Describe the various assessment options
3. Explain how the personal learning plan can be adapted to changed situations and/or circumstances 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Explain how skills programmes and learnerships lead to qualifications 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Explanation includes learnership agreement, employment contract. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A personal learning programme that reflects personal goals in the form of a career path. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators and understanding confirmed:

1. Explain own personal development plan and discuss options for achieving this
2. Describe the various assessment options
3. Explain how the personal learning plan can be adapted to changed situations and/or circumstances 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Draw up a personal plan with a series of tergets or goals that show a critical pathway 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Draw up a personal plan with a series of tergets or goals that show a critical pathway to gaining qualifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A personal learning programme that reflects personal goals in the form of a career path. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators and understanding confirmed

1. Explain own personal development plan and discuss options for achieving this
2. Describe the various assessment options
3. Explain how the personal learning plan can be adapted to changed situations and/or circumstances 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assuror (ETQA) who has jurisdiction over this field of learning.

The assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

The learner can be assessed in the language of his/her choice although if s/he has to report incidents or conditions to some one else, s/he will be assessed on his/her ability to report in the language commonly used in the working environment.

The learner can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
1. Names & functions of:
  • Sector Education and Training Authority
  • Education and Training Quality Assurors
  • Components of unit standards

    2. Purpose of:
  • Unit standards
  • National Qualifications Framework
  • Assessment
  • Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Credits
  • Levels
  • Learning outcomes
  • Lifelong learning
  • Learning pathways

    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Different kinds of
  • Assessment options
  • Qualifications
  • Careers
  • Career paths

    4. Processes and events:
  • Assessment process

    5. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Relevant portions of:
  • Skills Development Act
  • NQF regulations

    6. Theory: rules, principles, laws
  • Principles of the NQF
  • Principles of Assessment

    7. Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between the learner, the NQF, learnerships and skills programmes 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Plan learning programme
  • Draw up learning programme 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Relating to careers
  • Relating to qualifications 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Use of NQF terminology 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Discuss the relationship between the learner, the NQF, learnerships and skills programmes 

  • 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  23253   National Certificate (GETC): Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Activities  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  50584   General Education and Training Certificate: Clothing Manufacturing Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  58026   General Education and Training Certificate: Food and Beverage Handling Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 


    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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    6. Amagema Development Consultants cc 
    7. Amos / Kgaphamadi Community Organisation 
    8. Aranda Learnership College (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
    10. Arden School of Management (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Assured Vocational Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
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    13. Ayasaphe Trading cc 
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    17. Better beginning trading and projects pty ltd 
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    20. Bonenhle Investments 
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    28. CANDYS UNLIMITED COLLECTION Pty Ltd 
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    30. Cape Town Workbased Learning Academy 
    31. Capricorn TVET College 
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    33. Chippa Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    34. Circleway College 
    35. CKWEI Clothing (Pty) Ltd 
    36. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    37. College of Production Technology 
    38. Continental Tyres SA (Pty) Ltd (NEW BRIGHTON) (TP) 
    39. CRE8TION PROJECTS 6 (PTY) LTD 
    40. Cumlaude Institute (PTY) Ltd 
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    42. DITEBOGO CONSULTANCY CC 
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    46. Dr M Investments 
    47. Dumolwakhe Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    48. Duzi-Corp 56 
    49. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    50. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
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    53. Ergonomic Construction and Managed Disability Projects 
    54. Esayidi FET College - Central Office 
    55. Eshet Chayil Concepts (Pty) Ltd 
    56. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
    57. Faithworks Development Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    58. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    59. Fezile Fashion Skills Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    60. Flavious Mareka TVET College 
    61. Forthwawe Business Centre 
    62. Fundakahle Multi-Purpose Co-operative Limited 
    63. Fundani School of Thought (pty) Ltd 
    64. Furniture World Training Centre 
    65. Future Discovery Training Academy CC 
    66. Future Dynamics Learning 
    67. Gauteng City College 
    68. Gia Development Trades 
    69. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
    70. GNBR Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    71. Goodwill Institute of Technology 
    72. Grandstar Projects 
    73. Green Earth Training & Development (Pty) Ltd 
    74. Green Enviro & Projects (Pty)Ltd 
    75. HHO Enterprise 
    76. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
    77. Honey Cube Projects & Services (Pty) Ltd 
    78. Hoseah Training and Manufacturing NPC 
    79. Hybrid Dynamics 
    80. I Care Resource Centre 
    81. IALE School of Advance Learning and Education (Pty) Ltd 
    82. Ikamvelihle Youth Development (Pty) Ltd 
    83. Imbewu Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    84. Impela Trading cc 
    85. In Time Industrial (Pty) Ltd 
    86. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    87. Inkwenkwezi Private Community College & Skills Development 
    88. INSTITUTE FOR QUALITY EDUCATION, TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT: FLORIDA 
    89. Inter-Coastal Business & Property Services cc 
    90. INTERACTIVE TUTOR (PTY) LIMITED 
    91. INTERMASIKO CC 
    92. Intuthuko Yesizwe Community Organisation 
    93. Inyathi Visions 
    94. Ithemba Lomphakathi Community Organisation 
    95. Ithuteng Learning Academy & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    96. Ivulandlela (Pty) Ltd 
    97. Izintombizekhethelo (Pty) Ltd 
    98. JED Skills Academy 
    99. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    100. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP) 
    101. Jumpstart Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    102. kagisho Business Concepts (Pty) Ltd 
    103. Kelmik Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    104. Kingdom Varsity College (Pty) Ltd 
    105. Knoop Academy NPC 
    106. Kotton Wear (Pty) Ltd 
    107. Kusabelele Investments 
    108. KWEM Management Solutions 
    109. La Gratitude Academy 
    110. Lembede Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    111. Letaba TVET College 
    112. LFS DESIGNS 
    113. Lisakhanya Skills Development Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    114. LLSM (Pty) Ltd 
    115. Longata Consultant 
    116. Lucky Neo (Pty) Ltd 
    117. Lwaziphezinhle (Pty) Ltd 
    118. Maab Training Management ( Pty) Ltd 
    119. Maboko Skill Development & Projects 
    120. Majuba TVET College 
    121. Maluti TVET College 
    122. Master Patterns by Rona 
    123. Matatiele Fashion Design Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    124. Maxlen Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    125. Mberwana Trading Enterprise 
    126. Meals on Wheels Community Services - South Africa 
    127. Media Works 
    128. Mgadaveni Training Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    129. MICROMATICA 384 (PTY) LTD 
    130. Mlasimbi Catering Primary Co-operative Limited 
    131. MMBG Trading & Consulting 
    132. Mnambithi TVET College 
    133. Modiehi Consulting & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    134. Motheo FET College - Central Office 
    135. Mphahle Consultancy (Pty) Ltd 
    136. MT & HR Training Consultants (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    137. Mugazi Consultancy cc 
    138. Mukwevho Training and Development 
    139. NDIMASE TRADING 
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    141. NELLY-SGUEEJE TRADING 
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    143. Ngaphakathi Investments 
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    145. Nhlanzi Investments (Pty) Ltd 
    146. Nolwazi Dev Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    147. Nomzumbe Trading & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
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    153. Nurtured Minds Trading (Pty) Ltd 
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    156. OTP 
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    164. Positive Thinking Consultants CC 
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    167. Prempie Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    168. Prispiri (Pty) Ltd 
    169. Production Management Institute 
    170. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    171. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    172. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
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    181. Samkeliso Craft NPC 
    182. Sarva Dharma Ashram 
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    184. Seacrest Investments 156 (Pty) Ltd 
    185. Sedibeng TVET College 
    186. Sefudi Business Solutions 
    187. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    188. Sew Africa Training Centre 
    189. Sibonguthando Projects And Services Cc 
    190. Silalele Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    191. Silungokuhle (Pty) Ltd 
    192. Sinovuyolethu Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    193. Sisiziwe Training Centre Co-operative 
    194. Solar Salt 
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    227. Umbuso Training Services 
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