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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. Adimire Operators Skills Training Centre 
4. Advanced Assessments and Training Pty Ltd 
5. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
6. Africa Training Centre 
7. Afro Fleet (Pty) Ltd 
8. Akane Training Academy 
9. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
10. Algoa Bus Company 
11. All-in-one Driving Academy 
12. Andebe Group 
13. Anderson Transport Pty Ltd 
14. Andzanie Trading Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
15. Athenam Consulting Pty Ltd 
16. Aviation Training Academy 
17. Aviwe Business Development Services 
18. Bakubung Driver Training and consultants CC 
19. Bc Training Academy 
20. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
21. Bev Short Training Consultants 
22. Blacken Security Services 
23. Bokgoni Training And Development 
24. Bolton Business College & Computer Studies 
25. BPL Academy 
26. Braune Training (Pty) Ltd 
27. Brilliant Skills Development & Training Solutions 
28. Builders Training Centre 
29. Bumbene Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
30. Buscor 
31. BYTES PEOPLE SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
32. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
33. Centre for Logistics Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
34. CHAMDOR DRIVER TRAINING CC 
35. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
36. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
37. Coega Development Corporation 
38. College of Cape Town 
39. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
40. COLLEGE OF CAPE TOWN FOR FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING 
41. Commercial professional driver academy (PTY) Ltd 
42. Commercial professional driver academy PTY Ltd 
43. Commercial Transport Academy CTA Pty Ltd 
44. Crossroads Distribution (Pty) Ltd - Johannesburg 
45. CSG Skills Institute 
46. DB Schenker Logistics Campus MEA Pty Ltd 
47. Dee-Bravo Training Centre 
48. Dees Driver Training Centre 
49. Dionysus Skills Development Initiative 
50. DQ Staffing Solutions 
51. DSL Training and Projects (PTY) LTD 
52. Dynamic Institute of Training S.A 
53. EDU - FLEET 
54. Edu Wize Group Pty Ltd 
55. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
56. ESS Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
57. Evaflex 
58. Excellect 209 (PTY) LTD 
59. Excellect 209 PTY LTD 
60. False Bay College 
61. Garden City Trading (Pty) Ltd 
62. Global Education Initiatives NPC 
63. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
64. Global Star Trading (Pty) Ltd 
65. Golden Arrow Bus Services_pty Ltd 
66. GREENRIM TRAINING PTY LTD 
67. Halfway Service Station 
68. Hazchemwize (PTY) Ltd 
69. He and She Driver Training Centre 
70. Humrec Human Resource Training 
71. Ikaheng HR Services Pty Ltd 
72. Imperial Logistics & Transport A Div Of Imper 
73. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
74. Inkqubela Consultants 
75. Inkwenkwezi Private College & Skills Development cc 
76. Innovative Shared Services 
77. Intercape Mainliner 
78. Interlink Technical Training 
79. Interstate Bus Lines 
80. Invisible Footsteps (Pty) Ltd 
81. Iyanda Holdings(Pty) Ltd 
82. JOYEVE TRADING ENTERPRISE (PTY) LTD 
83. Jumpstart Training Institute Pty Ltd 
84. KDS Centre for Skills Development and Training Pty Ltd 
85. Khabanyane Training and development 
86. Khulani HR Consultancy (Pty) Ltd 
87. Kitta Transport Training Academy 
88. KLM Empowered Human Solution Specialists 
89. Kukhula Global Projects 
90. Kulika Training and Consultancy Pty Ltd 
91. KVR Training and Business Solutions 
92. KZN Taxi and Commuter Corporation NPC 
93. L S Nkosi CC 
94. Learncorp 
95. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
96. Legacy Tourism and Business Institute of SA 
97. Leps Training Consultants 
98. Limadi Industrial Projects 
99. Little Treehouse Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
100. LTM Training & Remote Learning Solutions 
101. LTM Training and Remote Learning Solutions 
102. Lwaze Lwanda General Traders CC 
103. MadibengGeneral Suppliers 
104. Madidi Supply Chain Institute & Business Institute 
105. Maesela Phaladi Investment and Construction PTY LTD 
106. Makwedeng Training 
107. Maliwa Investment (Pty)Ltd 
108. Margie Angamuthu Training (Pty) Ltd 
109. Masakhane Further Education and Training 
110. MASUTHA TRAINING AND SECURITY SERVICES 
111. Misty Blue Trading 286 
112. Mnce Trading cc 
113. Mpofu Engineering Projects 
114. MPUMALANGA REGIONAL TRAINING TRUST 
115. MTL Training and Projects 
116. National Training Institute (NTI) 
117. Ncameni Kasizane Skills Development PTY LTD 
118. Ndikho Ndinani Protection (Pty) Ltd 
119. NDWAMATO TRAINING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
120. Ndwamato Training Solutions PTY LTD 
121. Networx for Career Development 
122. Ngakatse Trading 
123. Nirvana Training Academy 
124. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
125. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
126. Novi General Services 
127. Nowethu Learning Institute cc 
128. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
129. Ntsoaki Driving School 
130. Open Learning Group 
131. OSR Trading 
132. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
133. Pal Passenger Bus Services 
134. People Agility 
135. Phemela Isago Academy (Pty) Ltd 
136. Phephani Learnerships cc 
137. Pietersburg Labour Consultants 
138. Powermove Trade and Invest Pty Ltd 
139. Precision skills development and training 
140. Primeserv Corporate Solutions 
141. Primeserv Corporate Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
142. Pro Driver Training (Pty) Ltd 
143. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
144. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
145. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
146. PUTCO Limited 
147. PUTCO Pty Ltd 
148. Quantum Leap College Pty Ltd 
149. RAM Transport (South Africa)(Pty)Ltd 
150. Rasehlo Transport and Tourism 
151. Re Tshepeng Holdings 
152. RICHARDS BAY COAL TEMINAL COMPANY LIMITED (Legacy) 
153. Royal Impression Academy 
154. S-Squared Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
155. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
156. Sabela Learning Academy 
157. Safe and Eco Driving Pty Ltd 
158. Sanda Skills Development (Pty) Ltd 
159. SC Training 
160. School of Shipping 
161. SDC Transport and Logistics (Pty) Ltd 
162. Segaole Driving School 
163. Seng''khona Trading Enterprise 129 cc 
164. SESANA PROJECTS 
165. Shipping And Transport College Pty Ltd 
166. Sisabenza Operator Training (PTY) LTD 
167. Siyashayela Training and Development 
168. SN Pool Transport 
169. Sophia''s Excellence Driving Academy 
170. Sophia's Excellence Driving Academy 
171. South African Transport Centre of Excellence 
172. SPINA Consultancy cc Cape Town 
173. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
174. SVA Training 
175. Sylman Training Consultancy 
176. THABO Training and Services 
177. The Assessment Zone (Pty) Ltd 
178. The Skills Authority 
179. The Skills Development Corporation Private 
180. Thobologo Training and Education Group 
181. Thwala Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
182. TIESPRO (Pty) Ltd 
183. Tovani Traiding 299 
184. Training Consultant and SD College 
185. Training Force 
186. Triton Express (Pty) Ltd 
187. Triton Express Pty Ltd 
188. Tshireletso Multi-skills and Training 
189. Twin Mark Strategy and Management Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
190. Uhlumelo Training and Development Solutions 
191. Umfolozi FET College 
192. Uzoyithola Training and Consulting 
193. Value Logistics Limited 
194. Vhonisani Training Academy & Projects 
195. WAL TRAINING 
196. West Coast TVET College 
197. Wheelman S A 
198. WHSE Training College (Pty) Ltd 
199. Yab Business Solution 
200. Yes We Can Consulting Pty Ltd 
201. Zambuko Training Enterprise 



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