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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply self-management practices 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14776  Apply self-management practices 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 is designed to encourage healthy life and work competencies that increase individual effectiveness and benefit both employer and worker.

People credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Maximise use of time
  • Manage anger to enhance personal effectiveness
  • Organize oneself for work
  • Apply stress management techniques 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Open 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Maximise use of time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The benefits of effective time management are listed and reference made to the impact of poor time management on own, family and work colleagues. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. An assessment of the use of time over a minimum of six months highlights any shortcomings in personal goal setting, prioritising and setting of deadlines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Plans to improve time management skills are clear and achievable, and take into account the shortcomings of the past six months as well as estimated personal and work related obligations for the next six months. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Progress against plans is measured at regular intervals, and alterations are made where necessary to cater for changing priorities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Manage anger to enhance personal effectiveness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The possible causes of anger are explored and differentiation made between legitimate and destructive forms of anger. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The advantages of controlling one's anger, and the consequences of not doing so, are described with regards to the impact on self and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Situations are described that trigger angry responses from the individual, and possible reasons are given for these reactions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The anger cycle explained refers to a typical sequence of events experienced or observed by the individual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Strategies are demonstrated that enable the individual to deal positively with anger directed at them, as well as their own angry responses. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Organise oneself for work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Expected workplace behaviours are explained in terms of Company culture and their effect on the individual, team and organization. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Expected work place behaviours include but are not limited to: dress and communication codes, punctuality, relationships with co-workers and supervisors, use of Company equipment or personal satisfaction.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Company policies that deal with safety, security, health, human resources and employee relations are discussed and the consequences of contravening them for the individual and the organization are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Personal issues that could affect an individual's work or cause others to be inconvenienced are dealt with honestly and with minimal workplace disruption. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Potential issues that could affect a person's work include: time-keeping, family situations, transport problems, sickness, use of Company equipment for personal satisfaction.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The individual's own and team's job descriptions or role profiles are understood, and an evaluation made of further training required to achieve competence against the required outcomes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply stress management techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The sources of stress are described, and typical symptoms discussed with reference to individual responses to stressors. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sources of stress: personal, societal, work-related.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Consequences of not dealing with stress effectively are explained in terms of their impact on an individual's health and that of family, friends and work colleagues. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Stress levels are identified and quantified, and plans designed to reduce personal stress and prevent further build up. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Stress management plans are implemented and adjustments made where necessary, to enhance results. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The relevant Educational Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA) will accredit providers offering learning towards this standard and will register assessors. They will also appoint the internal and external moderators. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Time management techniques
  • Anger: its causes, effects and avoidance
  • Policies: job grading, remuneration, conditions of employment, safety and security
  • Job evaluation systems
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act, Labour Relations Act, Basic Conditions of Employment Act 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made towards the control of a non routine chemical plant. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team and organisation to conduct, control of the plant activities and to communicate non routine conditions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively, while controlling the plant. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information regarding plant conditions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion, with regards to reporting and recording of information and abnormal conditions during the control of the chemical plant. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others during controlling of the non routine plant. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating and understanding the chemical process as a set or related systems by identifying the impact of abnormalities in one part of the system. 

    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 reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. 

    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  22865   National Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-10-09  Was CHIETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  80786   National Certificate: Home-Care Practices  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  48916   National Certificate: Explosives Manufacturing Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-06-17  Was CHIETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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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