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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Managing self-development 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7997  Managing self-development 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
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 
A learner accredited with this standard will be able to effectively plan their professional development and implement their personal career plans to improve their functioning in the broader work and social environment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
NQF 1 or General Education and Training Certificate.
Basic Business Principles CFH 04 preferable. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The applied competency expressed in this standard cover a variety of familiar and unfamiliar processes requiring a range of innovative responses based on informed judgment and analytical interpretation of information by the learner, who has complete responsibility for the quantity and quality of output. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify the skills and knowledge required for the development of his/her career path. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Identify the skills and knowledge required for the development of his/her career path, giving cognisance to personal objectives and present and future requirements of the individuals organisational role. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Understand the concepts associated with the field of self-development (e.g. career path, organisational culture, goals, etc). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Produce evidence of the process of self-evaluation and self-analysis and demonstrate the utilisation of the information in a self-development plan displaying realistic, challenging and measurable objectives, both in the short and long term. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. At regular intervals, produce evidence of ownership of career plan and of specific steps taken to implement and update the plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Show evidence of researching training and development options with respect to selecting optimal resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Understand internal and external structures (e.g. statutory requirements and human resources development procedures) designed to assist in self-development. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Make and update his/her personal plans for developing skills. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Make and update his/her personal plans for developing skills to improve his/her performance where such plans contain challenging, realistic and measurable objectives. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Understand the concepts associated with the field of self-development (e.g. career path, organisational culture, goals, etc). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Produce evidence of the process of self-evaluation and self-analysis and demonstrate the utilisation of the information in a self-development plan displaying realistic, challenging and measurable objectives, both in the short and long term. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. At regular intervals, produce evidence of ownership of career plan and of specific steps taken to implement and update the plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Show evidence of researching training and development options with respect to selecting optimal resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Understand internal and external structures (e.g. statutory requirements and human resources development procedures) designed to assist in self-development. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Prioritise goals and objectives. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Prioritise goals and objectives, taking cognisance of organisational opportunities and constraints, policies, requirements and personal resources (e.g. internal or external). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Understand the concepts associated with the field of self-development (e.g. career path, organisational culture, goals, etc). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Produce evidence of the process of self-evaluation and self-analysis and demonstrate the utilisation of the information in a self-development plan displaying realistic, challenging and measurable objectives, both in the short and long term. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. At regular intervals, produce evidence of ownership of career plan and of specific steps taken to implement and update the plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Show evidence of researching training and development options with respect to selecting optimal resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Understand internal and external structures (e.g. statutory requirements and human resources development procedures) designed to assist in self-development. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Select mechanisms for pursuing feedback. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Select mechanisms for pursuing feedback of current levels of competence and personal growth (e.g. communicate with superiors), and planning the appropriate corrective action to accomplish his/her objectives. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Understand the concepts associated with the field of self-development (e.g. career path, organisational culture, goals, etc). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Produce evidence of the process of self-evaluation and self-analysis and demonstrate the utilisation of the information in a self-development plan displaying realistic, challenging and measurable objectives, both in the short and long term. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. At regular intervals, produce evidence of ownership of career plan and of specific steps taken to implement and update the plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Show evidence of researching training and development options with respect to selecting optimal resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Understand internal and external structures (e.g. statutory requirements and human resources development procedures) designed to assist in self-development. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Source, select and utilise the requisite resources. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Source, select and utilise the requisite resources for the successful achievement of planned objectives, drawing on the experience and guidance of senior management. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Understand the concepts associated with the field of self-development (e.g. career path, organisational culture, goals, etc). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Produce evidence of the process of self-evaluation and self-analysis and demonstrate the utilisation of the information in a self-development plan displaying realistic, challenging and measurable objectives, both in the short and long term. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. At regular intervals, produce evidence of ownership of career plan and of specific steps taken to implement and update the plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Show evidence of researching training and development options with respect to selecting optimal resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Understand internal and external structures (e.g. statutory requirements and human resources development procedures) designed to assist in self-development. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Identify ways to minimise digressions or obstacles. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Identify ways to minimise digressions or obstacles for the successful achievement of self-development objectives, making contingency plans if required (e.g. delegate work responsibilities). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Understand the concepts associated with the field of self-development (e.g. career path, organisational culture, goals, etc). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Produce evidence of the process of self-evaluation and self-analysis and demonstrate the utilisation of the information in a self-development plan displaying realistic, challenging and measurable objectives, both in the short and long term. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. At regular intervals, produce evidence of ownership of career plan and of specific steps taken to implement and update the plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Show evidence of researching training and development options with respect to selecting optimal resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Understand internal and external structures (e.g. statutory requirements and human resources development procedures) designed to assist in self-development. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the Freight Handling Chamber of the Transport SETA and/or relevant ETQA.

3. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
The learners can understand, explain and apply:

1. The impact of an "internal locus of control" and understanding of personal motivating and de-motivating factors in one's self-responsibility for current and future personal development, as part of the lifelong learning process

2. Techniques of assessing personal potential, strengths and development needs and appreciation of the values of these to organisations.

3. National legislation relating to career growth and skills development (e.g. Skills Development Bill) in order to identify opportunities for self-development.

4. Resources (e.g. in-house training schemes, Human Resource department, guidance counselling, bursaries etc) available to the learner to assist or support in the planning and execution of his self-development plan.

5. Personal motivating and/or demotivating factors (e.g. incorporating principles of Maslow's hierarchy of needs).

6. Basic performance management principles (regular feedback on performance) and how to interpret and use such feedback constructively.

7. The different skills and knowledge required in order to progress into different organisational levels and career options.

8. The need to update, adapt and change developmental plans in response to a dynamic (ongoing learning) environment, including social, economic, political organisational and technological factors (micro, meso, macro).

9. The constraints in the business world for immediate recognition for acquired competencies (e.g. career advancement). 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems when encountering obstacles to personal development. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Manage and organise oneself in adapting existing self-development plans to meeting the requirements of changing work and personal contexts. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in researching and selecting the most appropriate resources in a dynamic environment for the updating/amending/fulfilment of self-development plan. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Demonstrate initiative in identifying and utilising opportunities and taking responsibility for self-development within a dynamic environment.

Demonstrate ability to create/foster an environment conducive to self-development (e.g. part of study group, self-discipline). 

REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Core  57831   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
Fundamental  14574   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-12-03  TETA 
Elective  13716   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-06-29  TETA 
Elective  50285   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
Elective  58782   Further Education and Training Certificate: Plumbing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2024-12-05  CETA 
Elective  58779   Further Education and Training Certificate: Production Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
Elective  58581   National Certificate: Air Traffic Support  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
Elective  49743   National Certificate: Manufacturing Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
Elective  49853   National Diploma: Defensive Mission Control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2008-09-17  Was SAS SETA 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.
 
1. AAH Skills and Development 
2. ACT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT 
3. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
4. Africa Training Centre 
5. Afro Fleet (Pty) Ltd 
6. Agisanang SA Training 
7. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
8. Algoa Bus Company 
9. All-in-one Driving Academy 
10. AMA Training Skills Devleopment Centre 
11. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
12. Andzanie Trading Enterprise Pty Ltd 
13. Aviation Training Academy 
14. Bakubung Driver Training and consultants CC 
15. Barloworld Transport Solutions 
16. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
17. Best Ideas Training Academy 
18. Bev Short Training Consultants 
19. Blacken Security Services 
20. Bodibeng Trading and Projects 
21. Bokgoni Training And Development 
22. Bolton Business College & Computer Studies 
23. BPL Academy 
24. Brilliant Skills Development & Training Solutions 
25. Builders Training Centre 
26. Bumbene Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
27. Buscor 
28. Bytes People Solutions A Division of Altron TMT (Pty) Ltd 
29. Capital Driving School 
30. Centre for Logistics Excellence Pty Ltd 
31. CHAMDOR DRIVER TRAINING CC 
32. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
33. Climamark (PTY) Ltd 
34. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
35. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
36. CODETA Learning Academy 
37. Coega Development Corporation 
38. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
39. COLLEGE OF CAPE TOWN FOR FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING 
40. College of Production Technology 
41. Commercial professional driver academy PTY Ltd 
42. Commercial Transport Academy CTA Pty Ltd 
43. Cre8tive Training & Research Solutions 
44. CSG SKILLS INSTITUTE PTY LTD 
45. DB Schenker Logistics Campus NMEA Pty Ltd 
46. DE-VI Education and Training PTY Ltd. 
47. Dee-Bravo Training Centre 
48. Dees Driver Training Centre 
49. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
50. Diversity technology Training Institute 
51. DQ Staffing Solutions 
52. Drive Smart Training Academy 
53. Driving Sense 
54. DSL Training and Projects (PTY) LTD 
55. Dunatara Training 
56. Dynamic Institute of Training S.A 
57. Eastcape Training Centre 
58. Edu Wize Group Pty Ltd 
59. Ellohim Trading and Projects 
60. ESS Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
61. Evaflex 
62. Excellect 209 PTY LTD 
63. False Bay College 
64. Gerotek Test Facilities 
65. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
66. Global Safety Training & Skills Dev Standards 
67. Goldee Trading Academy 176 
68. Golden Arrow Bus Services_pty Ltd 
69. GREENRIM TRAINING PTY LTD 
70. Hazchemwize PTY Ltd 
71. He and She Driver Training Centre 
72. Heslop Brothers (Pty) Ltd 
73. HPS ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
74. Ikaheng HR Solutions Pty Ltd 
75. Ikusasa Lethu Projects and Training (Pty) Ltd 
76. IMM Graduate School of Marketing (Auckland Park Campus) 
77. Imperial Logistics & Transport A Div Of Imper 
78. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
79. Inkqubela Consultants 
80. Innovative Shared Services 
81. Intercape Mainliner 
82. Interstate Bus Lines 
83. Iyanda Holdings(Pty) Ltd 
84. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
85. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
86. JOYEVE TRADING ENTERPRISE (PTY) LTD 
87. Kahisano Skills Development and Training 
88. KDS Centre for Skills Development and Training Pty Ltd 
89. Khabanyane Training and development 
90. Khulani HR Consultancy (Pty) Ltd 
91. Kitta Transport Training Academy 
92. Kulika Training and Consultancy Pty Ltd 
93. KZN Taxi and Commuter Corporation NPC 
94. L S Nkosi CC 
95. Learncore 
96. Learncorp 
97. Learning Exchange Pty Ltd 
98. Leps Training Consultants 
99. Limadi Industrial Projects 
100. Little Treehouse Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
101. Logistics Academy (Pty) Ltd 
102. Lotlamoreng Training Academy 
103. LRT GLOBAL PROJECCTS 
104. LTM Training and Remote Learning Solutions 
105. Lwaze Lwanda General Traders CC 
106. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
107. Madibeng Edu Centre and Suppliers Pty Ltd 
108. Madidi Supply Chain Institute and Business Institute 
109. Maesela Phaladi Investment and Construction PTY LTD 
110. Makwedeng Training 
111. Maliwa Investment (Pty)Ltd 
112. Masakhane Further Education and Training 
113. Mnce Trading cc 
114. Mohloboli Trading and Projects 
115. Molaetsa Wa Botshelo 
116. MPUMALANGA REGIONAL TRAINING TRUST 
117. MTL Training and Projects 
118. National Training Institute (NTI) 
119. Ndikho Ndinani Protection (Pty) Ltd 
120. Ndwamato Training Solutions PTY LTD 
121. Ngakatse Trading 
122. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
123. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
124. Novi General Services 
125. Nowethu Learning Institute cc 
126. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
127. Ntalo Training & Consulting Services 
128. Ntsoaki Driving School 
129. Onelogix 
130. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
131. Organisation Development International (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
132. Organisational Development International (TP) 
133. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
134. Phephani Learnerships cc 
135. Precision skills development and training 
136. Primeserv Corporate Solutions Pty Ltd 
137. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
138. Pro Driver Training (Pty) Ltd 
139. Production Management Institute 
140. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
141. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
142. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
143. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
144. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
145. PUTCO Pty Ltd 
146. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
147. Quantum Leap College Pty Ltd 
148. RAM Transport South Africa Pty Ltd 
149. Rasehlo Transport and Tourism 
150. RICHARDS BAY COAL TEMINAL COMPANY LIMITED (Legacy) 
151. Royal Impression Academy 
152. S-Squared Training Solutions Pty Ltd 
153. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
154. Sabela Learning Academy 
155. Safe and Eco Driving Pty Ltd 
156. SC Training and Consulting 
157. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
158. School of Shipping 
159. Seng''khona Trading Enterprise 129 cc 
160. SESANA PROJECTS 
161. Shipping And Transport College Pty Ltd 
162. Sisabenza Operator Training (PTY) LTD 
163. Siyashayela Training and Development 
164. Skills Priority 
165. SN Pool Transport 
166. Sophia''s Excellence Driving Academy 
167. South African Transport Centre of Excellence 
168. Southern Seas Institute CC 
169. SPINA Consultancy cc Cape Town 
170. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
171. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
172. SVA Training 
173. Symphony Skills 
174. THABO Training and Services 
175. The Assessment Zone (Pty) Ltd 
176. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
177. The Skills Authority 
178. TIESPRO (Pty) Ltd 
179. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
180. Training at Divine Group Pty Ltd 
181. Training Consultant and SD College 
182. Training Force 
183. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
184. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
185. Triton Express Pty Ltd 
186. Tshireletso Multi-skills and Training 
187. Uhlumelo Training and Development Solutions 
188. Umfolozi FET College 
189. Uzoyithola Training and Consulting 
190. Vhonisani Training Academy & Projects 
191. West Coast TVET College 
192. Wheelman S A 
193. WHSE Training College (Pty) Ltd 
194. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
195. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
196. Zambuko Training Enterprise 



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.