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

Create opportunities for innovation and lead projects to meet innovative ideas 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15216  Create opportunities for innovation and lead projects to meet innovative ideas 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Generic Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-05-02  2007-11-28  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-11-28   2011-11-28  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
252020  Create and manage an environment that promotes innovation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This is a Unit Standard intended for managers in all economic sectors. These managers would typically be second level managers such as heads of department, section heads or divisional heads, and may have more than one team reporting to them.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Keeping abreast of and analyse innovations or new developments.
  • Creating opportunities for innovation.
  • Leading projects to meet new, innovative ideas.
  • Reviewing new projects/procedures to determine effectiveness. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that people learning towards this Unit Standard are already competent in:
  • Communication at NQF level 4
  • Computer Literacy at NQF level 4
  • The Unit Standard entitled, "Analyse new developments reported in the media that could impact on a business sector or industry". 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Innovation is the bringing into being of something, which did not exist before, i.e. a product, a process or a thought/idea. Innovation happens when two or more ideas merge, that have never been merged before.
  • Techniques for increasing creativity include brainstorming, mind mapping, lateral thinking, problem solving techniques.
  • Steps for solving problems are; define problem, analyse problem, generate solutions, analyse solutions, select best solution, plan action.
  • Stakeholders used in the process could include; customers, suppliers, interest group. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Keep abreast of and analyse innovations or new developments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Latest innovations in the specific business sector are identified from a wide range of media. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. An indication is given of how the innovation or new technology could impact on the business sector and the department/division in particular. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The pros and cons of new technology or innovations are investigated and summarised in writing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. A recommendation is made as to whether the innovation should be further investigated with a view to application in the section/division/department. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Knowledge of innovations is used to assist with further innovations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Trends are identified and used to identify further opportunities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Create opportunities for innovation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The immediate team/group, the larger group and stakeholders are used in the innovation process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Elements of innovation are included in all regular team meetings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Techniques are used to increase creativity within the group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. A number of alternate solutions are generated for any given situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The problem solving process it used to innovate new ideas. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Lead projects to meet new, innovative ideas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The overall framework for the project reflects the innovative nature of the project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A new approach to work breakdown structure and task allocation is used in line with the innovative nature of the project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Controls are established in line with the innovative nature of the project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Project planning is approached with inputs from the team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. New ideas that emerge throughout the project are recorded and communicated for use throughout the project implementation or to initiate new projects. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Review new projects/procedures to determine effectiveness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. New plans adopted and innovated techniques introduced are monitored against team / section / division / department objectives to determine their effectiveness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A report is written on the effectiveness of the new plan/procedure/technique advising on its continuation, amendment and/or abandonment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Amendments are made to new plans/techniques/procedures , if necessary to make them more efficient / effective. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Alternative plans/procedures/techniques are drawn up if the innovative one is to be abandoned. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of this Unit Standard should be contextual and practical.
  • Assessors must be registered as an assessor with the Services SETA ETQA or an ETQA that represents the sector in which the learner is employed and which has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Services SETA ETQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the Services ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Services ETQA.
  • The mechanisms and requirements for moderation should be applied in accordance with the requirements of the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the Services ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Services ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Creative thinking techniques.
  • Problem solving steps.
  • Project management steps and processes. 

  • 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 order to innovate. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when generating new ideas and implementing projects. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities when implementing projects. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information when generating ideas. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with stakeholders new ideas as they emerge. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to assist with idea generation and to record ideas. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems and how innovations in one area could impact on another. 

    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:
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 252020, which is "Create and manage an environment that promotes innovation", Level 5, 6 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  61594   National Certificate: Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-02  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  49793   National Certificate: Productivity  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  SABPP 
    Core  50060   National Certificate: Public Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Core  48888   National Diploma: Hiring Operations Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  SERVICES 
    Core  49794   National Diploma: Productivity  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  SABPP 
    Core  58601   National Certificate: Land Transport Planning  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  LG SETA 
    Fundamental  49626   National Certificate: Landcare Facilitation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  49745   National Certificate: Value Engineering  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  QCTO 
    Fundamental  49060   National Degree: Master Craftsmanship (Electrical)  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-12-31  EWSETA 
    Elective  49627   Further Education and Training Certificate: e Records Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Elective  50081   Further Education and Training Certificate: Leadership Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  50372   Further Education and Training Certificate: Municipal Finance and Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  49086   National Certificate: Auctioneering Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2011-02-16  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  58883   National Certificate: Fluid Power  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  49121   National Certificate: Interactive Media  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  49123   National Certificate: Journalism  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-10-18  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  58978   National Certificate: Journalism  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  50205   National Certificate: Municipal Integrated Development Planning  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  57805   National Certificate: Public Sector Employment and Skills Development Practices  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  49469   National Diploma: Complex Procurement  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Elective  62610   National Diploma: Copywriting  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58802   National Diploma: Disability Employment Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  SABPP 
    Elective  59256   National Diploma: Flight Dispatch  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Elective  49023   National Diploma: Liaison Interpreting  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  QCTO 
    Elective  48784   National Diploma: Translation  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-12-31  CHE 
    Elective  67460   National Diploma: Public Administration  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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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    3. All Sorts 108 Skills Development PTY (Ltd) 
    4. Amabamba Recruitment 
    5. Arishi ISD (PTY) Ltd 
    6. ATTI Nelspruit Pty Ltd 
    7. Aubrey Nyiko Business Enterprises 
    8. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    9. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    10. Bephaswana Skills Development (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Bohlokoa Business Consultancy 
    12. Bono Skills Development (PTY) Ltd 
    13. Buena Vista Learning Academy 
    14. Cale Developments 
    15. Centre for Africa Capacity Building and Development (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Chartered Institute of Management (Pty) Ltd 
    17. Citiview Trading and Projects 
    18. Clean Heat Academy 
    19. College of Cape Town TVET 
    20. Commerce Edge South Africa (Pty) Ltd 
    21. Dee's Training ( PTY) Ltd 
    22. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    23. Digital School of Marketing (Pty) Ltd 
    24. DM Training Consultants 
    25. DotCentre Business Consulting 
    26. Dzindalo Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    27. E-Login Business Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    28. Edutraining Business College 
    29. Equity Training and Consulting 
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    31. Fachs Business Consulting and Training 
    32. Faranang Marketing 
    33. Fire Protection Association of Southern Africa 
    34. Fort Hare Trading Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    35. Frayintermedia Cc 
    36. Free State Training and Development Institute 
    37. Furniture World Training Centre 
    38. Genvio (Pty) Ltd 
    39. Gleyding Management Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    40. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
    41. Global Steel Merchants (Pty) Ltd 
    42. Growth Management Consulting 
    43. Hamonate Consulting 
    44. Harvestine Investments (Pty) Ltd 
    45. Harvitex cc 
    46. HDPSA 
    47. Higherway Institute of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    48. HILLCROSS BUSINESS SCHOOL (PTY 
    49. IALE School of Advanced Learning Education 
    50. ICM t/a Institute for Career Management 
    51. Immaculate Training and Consulting 
    52. Inkqubeko Investment (Pty) Ltd 
    53. Institute of Busines Management of Southern Africa 
    54. Integrated Corporate Skills Solution 
    55. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    56. Jeppe College of Commerce and 
    57. Jobafrik Consulting 
    58. Josmap Training Institute 
    59. Kgaka Kgolo Institute 
    60. Khongoloti Training Academy 
    61. Khuphula Training Solutions and Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    62. KOKANO PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    63. Kundani Trading 
    64. Le - Mark Training and Development Pty (Ltd) 
    65. Lead Afrika Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    66. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    67. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    68. Limadi Industrial Projects 
    69. Lusa Social Enterprenueship Institute (PTY)LTD 
    70. Mafamawethu Consultants 
    71. Majuba Technical Vocational Education and Training 
    72. Mamuhle Academy 
    73. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    74. MANCOSA Pty (Ltd) 
    75. Matash Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    76. Matontech Trading Enterprise 
    77. Maximum Development Institute 
    78. MBOWA COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    79. Mgwezane Training and Management cc 
    80. MMPS Holdings 
    81. Mokoai Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    82. Molly Malete Productions CC 
    83. Morning Star Design 
    84. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    85. Mowils Consultants 
    86. Mpumalanga School of Government - MPSG 
    87. MTK Corporate Solutions 
    88. Musengavhadzimu Media 
    89. Nare Training and Development 
    90. National Skills and Technical 
    91. Ndwamato Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    92. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
    93. Neopeo Trading & Projects 
    94. Networx for Career Development 
    95. Nghunyule Investments 
    96. Nkinane Trading Enterprise 
    97. Nokusho M Consulting and Trading 
    98. NokushoM Consultancy and Trading 
    99. Orchards Graduate School (Pty) Ltd 
    100. Pebetse Training and Consulting 
    101. Petra Institute of Development 
    102. Peuneo (Pty) Ltd 
    103. PFIM Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    104. Phoka Tshela Projects 
    105. Pholo Human Capital (Pty) Ltd 
    106. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    107. Posh Multimedia 
    108. Positive Thinking Consultants cc 
    109. Prestige Leaders Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    110. Pretoria Technical College 
    111. Pro-Active Public Services (Pty) Ltd 
    112. Prodigy Business Services 
    113. Progressive School of Business and Engineering (Pty) 
    114. Prosam Consulting Group (Pty) Ltd 
    115. Prospen Group (Pty) Ltd 
    116. PTDEV (Pty) Ltd 
    117. Ramazwi Security Service and Training Agency (Pty) Ltd 
    118. Rams Professional Training and Conferencing 
    119. Rand Training College 
    120. Ratomac Trading Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    121. Reflections Development Institute 
    122. Regen Institute of Leadership and Management Education 
    123. Regenesys School of Public Management 
    124. Regent Business School (Pty) Ltd t/a Regent Business School 
    125. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    126. Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology Pty Ltd 
    127. Ritepath HR Solutions 
    128. Rostec Technical FET College (Pty) Ltd 
    129. Saint Colonel Graduate Institute 
    130. Sampatla Procurement Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    131. Siza Nesu Training and Consultants 
    132. Sizanesu Consulting 
    133. South Africa School of Diplomacy, Protocol and Public Administration 
    134. Southern African Institute of Learning 
    135. Spears Business and Life Coach Consulting 
    136. Step Ahead Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    137. Summat Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    138. Synergy Corporate Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    139. Tachfin Holdings 
    140. Tembe Service Providers 
    141. Thandiwenathi (Pty) Ltd 
    142. Thubelihle Graduate Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    143. Tinotel Communications 
    144. Tippinggate Business Solutions 
    145. Tloumogale Business Development & Consulting 
    146. Tloumogale Business Development & Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    147. Together Lifestyle Resort Pty Ltd 
    148. Tonex Management Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    149. Tovani Traiding 299 
    150. Tshepang Consulting & Project 
    151. Tshwane Training Institute (PTY) LTD. 
    152. Tsoelopele Leadership Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    153. TSP COLLEGE 
    154. Ukwakhile Projects (PTY) Ltd 
    155. Umqondo Consultancy 
    156. UNIVERSITY OF BUSINESS EXCELLENCE(PTY)LTD 
    157. University of Venda 
    158. Vala Nge Bhetshu Human Capital Development (Pty) Ltd 
    159. Varsity Institute of Science & Technology (Pty)Ltd 
    160. Victorompie Enterprises CC. 
    161. Vuca Institute of Leadership Development 
    162. Vukauzakhe Traiding Enterprise 
    163. Vumilia Africa Group 
    164. VUTHLARI MARKETING CONSULTING 
    165. Weinvest Investments 
    166. Whitestone College 



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