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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. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
3. Africa Training Centre 
4. Afro Fleet (Pty) Ltd 
5. Agisanang SA Training 
6. Akane Training Academy 
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. Bakubung Driver Training and consultants CC 
13. Bc Training Academy 
14. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
15. Bev Short Training Consultants 
16. Blacken Security Services 
17. Bokgoni Training And Development 
18. Bolton Business College & Computer Studies 
19. BPL Academy 
20. Braune Training (Pty) Ltd 
21. Brilliant Skills Development & Training Solutions 
22. Builders Training Centre 
23. Bumbene Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
24. Buscor 
25. Bytes People Solutions A Division of Altron TMT (Pty) Ltd 
26. CHAMDOR DRIVER TRAINING CC 
27. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
28. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
29. Coega Development Corporation 
30. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
31. COLLEGE OF CAPE TOWN FOR FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING 
32. College of Production Technology 
33. Commercial professional driver academy PTY Ltd 
34. Cre8tive Training & Research Solutions 
35. CSG SKILLS INSTITUTE PTY LTD 
36. DB Schenker Logistics Campus NMEA Pty Ltd 
37. Dee-Bravo Training Centre 
38. Dees Driver Training Centre 
39. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
40. Diversity technology Training Institute 
41. DQ Staffing Solutions 
42. Driving Sense 
43. DSL Training and Projects (PTY) LTD 
44. Dynamic Institute of Training S.A 
45. Edu Wize Group Pty Ltd 
46. Ellohim Trading and Projects 
47. Evaflex 
48. Excellect 209 PTY LTD 
49. False Bay College 
50. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
51. Goldee Trading Academy 176 
52. Golden Arrow Bus Services_pty Ltd 
53. He and She Driver Training Centre 
54. Ikaheng HR Solutions Pty Ltd 
55. Ikusasa Lethu Projects and Training (Pty) Ltd 
56. Imperial Logistics & Transport A Div Of Imper 
57. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
58. Inkqubela Consultants 
59. Innovative Shared Services 
60. Interlink Technical Training 
61. Interstate Bus Lines 
62. Iyanda Holdings(Pty) Ltd 
63. JOYEVE TRADING ENTERPRISE (PTY) LTD 
64. KDS Centre for Skills Development and Training Pty Ltd 
65. Khabanyane Training and development 
66. Kitta Transport Training Academy 
67. Kulika Training and Consultancy Pty Ltd 
68. KZN Taxi and Commuter Corporation NPC 
69. L S Nkosi CC 
70. Learncorp 
71. Learning Exchange Pty Ltd 
72. Leps Training Consultants 
73. Limadi Industrial Projects 
74. Lotlamoreng Training Academy 
75. LRT GLOBAL PROJECCTS 
76. LTM Training and Remote Learning Solutions 
77. Lwaze Lwanda General Traders CC 
78. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
79. Maesela Phaladi Investment and Construction PTY LTD 
80. Makwedeng Training 
81. Masakhane Further Education and Training 
82. Mohloboli Trading and Projects 
83. Molaetsa Wa Botshelo 
84. MPUMALANGA REGIONAL TRAINING TRUST 
85. MTL Training and Projects 
86. National Training Institute (NTI) 
87. Ndikho Ndinani Protection (Pty) Ltd 
88. Ndwamato Training Solutions PTY LTD 
89. Ngakatse Trading 
90. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
91. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
92. Novi General Services 
93. Nowethu Learning Institute cc 
94. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
95. Ntsoaki Driving School 
96. Open Learning Group 
97. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
98. Pal Passenger Bus Services 
99. Precision skills development and training 
100. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
101. Pro Driver Training (Pty) Ltd 
102. Production Management Institute 
103. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
104. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
105. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
106. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
107. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
108. PUTCO Pty Ltd 
109. Quantum Leap College Pty Ltd 
110. RAM Transport South Africa Pty Ltd 
111. Rasehlo Transport and Tourism 
112. RCH Investments (Pty) Ltd 
113. RICHARDS BAY COAL TEMINAL COMPANY LIMITED (Legacy) 
114. Royal Impression Academy 
115. S-Squared Training Solutions Pty Ltd 
116. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
117. Sabela Learning Academy 
118. Safe and Eco Driving Pty Ltd 
119. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
120. School of Shipping 
121. Seng''khona Trading Enterprise 129 cc 
122. SESANA PROJECTS 
123. Shipping And Transport College Pty Ltd 
124. Siyashayela Training and Development 
125. SN Pool Transport 
126. Sophia''s Excellence Driving Academy 
127. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
128. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
129. SVA Training 
130. THABO Training and Services 
131. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
132. The Skills Authority 
133. TIESPRO (Pty) Ltd 
134. Training at Divine Group Pty Ltd 
135. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
136. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
137. Triton Express Pty Ltd 
138. Tshireletso Multi-skills and Training 
139. Uhlumelo Training and Development Solutions 
140. Umfolozi FET College 
141. Uzoyithola Training and Consulting 
142. Value Logistics Limited 
143. Vhonisani Training Academy & Projects 
144. West Coast TVET College 
145. Wheelman S A 
146. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
147. Yes We Can Consulting Pty Ltd 



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