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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Engage in directed planning behaviour 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
256134  Engage in directed planning behaviour 
ORIGINATOR
SGB GET & FET Business, Commerce and Mngment Stud 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
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 
This unit standard develops specific cognitive (thinking) skills in learners. Planning behaviour is central to all human behaviour. Frequently individuals do not plan effectively resulting in a waste of time and resources. There is a twofold reason for this:
  • Individuals are often unaware of the methodologies that exist that facilitate planning.
  • The cognitive functions that underpin the process of planning are frequently un- or underdeveloped in many individuals.

    This situation is in no way a reflection on the ability or potential cognitive functioning of the individual. Rather, it illustrates, as considerable research has demonstrated, that the cognitive deficits that exist in many people have not been adequately addressed.

    On completion of the unit standard, the learner will be able to:
  • Define the objectives of the plan.
  • Gather information.
  • Determine the parameters that impact on the objectives to ensure a successful plan.
  • Determine and implement a strategy.
  • Monitor the manner in which the plan is meeting the objectives set at the outset. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Mathematical Literacy at ABET NQF Level 3.
  • Communication at ABET NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Define the objectives of the plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The objectives are identified, clarified and prioritised to facilitate effective planning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The various resources are identified in order achieve the objective. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Gather relevant information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A systematic search is conducted to gather relevant information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The information is analysed by using appropriate tools. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tools may include but are not limited to decoding, labelling and generalisation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The information is organised in order to plan a strategy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Determine the parameters that impact on the objectives to ensure a successful plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Criteria for implementation are determined by analysing the instructions given. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relevant factors outside the planner's control are noted and incorporated within the plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Any implicit rules are noted for incorporation within the plan. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Determine and implement a strategy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A Plan of action is designed in which the sequence and priorities are determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A starting point for implementing the plan is determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The strategy is implemented to ensure that all the required rules are followed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Monitor the manner in which the plan is meeting the objectives set at the outset. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An evaluation method is chosen to determine whether the objectives of the plan have been achieved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Monitoring using the evaluation method is conducted throughout the construction and execution of the plan. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be an assessor registered with the relevant ETQA.
  • Both internal and external moderation of the assessment will be quality assured by the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution or provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Literacy and numeracy relevant to planning.
  • Cognitive theory relevant to planning.
  • Methods of strategy development, including clue (or cue) searching. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    This unit standard also supports the development of the following Developmental Outcomes:
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts.
  • Exploring education and career opportunities.
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

  • 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 by developing practical, implementable plans. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community in devising and implementing effective plans to attain common objectives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively toward achieving an objective. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in making and carrying out a plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others in devising plans. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation and that all plans, to be effective, need to fit into a real-world, holistic context. 

    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 is part of a series that has been developed to address the development of cognitive literacy and skills. Obviously no one unit standard can address the many cognitive functions that are required for effective thinking. Taken as a whole however, the series is designed to address most of the cognitive functions required at the input, elaboration and output phases of the mental act. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  61755   General Education and Training Certificate: Business Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.