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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Measure and assess the factors that influence capital productivity and establish the relative impact of each factor 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114875  Measure and assess the factors that influence capital productivity and establish the relative impact of each factor 
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
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 would be of use for persons who have responsibility for measuring, reporting and improving organisational productivity. People credited with this standard are able to:
  • Design a framework to collate data in an organisation related to factors influencing capital productivity in an organisation.
  • Measure the quantifiable factors that influence capital productivity.
  • Assess the identified qualitative factors that influence capital productivity and establish the relative impact of each factor on capital productivity.
  • Assess capital effectiveness. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 4 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This Unit Standard pertains to the efficient and effective use and utilisation of tangible assets such as machinery, plant, land, buildings, vehicles in the production and the rendering of services. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Design a framework to collate data related to factors influencing capital productivity. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Design a framework to collate data in an organisation related to factors influencing capital productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The quantitative factors that influence capital productivity are correctly identified for inclusion in the framework. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Quantitative factors include but are not limited to efficiency and utilisation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Operational/Qualitative factors that influence capital productivity are correctly identified for inclusion in the framework. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Operational/Qualitative factors include but are not limited to purchasing, maintenance, position in depreciation cycle, design quality of capital assets, level of technology of capital assets, capital-related operational policies.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The sources of data related to material productivity within the organisation are correctly identified for listing in the framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A framework is designed that facilitates the efficient and effective capture and interpretation of data to enable comparable measurements to be done to improve decision-making. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Measure the quantifiable factors that influence capital productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Efficiency of capital is measured using standard formulae. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Utilisation of capital is measured using standard formulae. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of the quantifiable factors on capital productivity is assessed to determine the role they play. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assess the identified qualitative factors that influence capital productivity. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Assess the identified qualitative factors that influence capital productivity and establish the relative impact of each factor on capital productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The magnitude of each identified qualitative factor is established for the organisation in question. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relative importance of each factor is determined by comparing them with each other. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Assess capital effectiveness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Quality and productivity standards of output resulting from the use of capital items are identified and agreed upon by key stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The extent of alignment between organisational systems and procedures is established, together with quality and productivity standards for output resulting from the use of capital items. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The extent of the gap between the actual output resulting from the use of capital items and the quality and productivity standards to which such output should conform is established for the organisation. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.

    Therefore anyone wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution, which is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Development of a framework to collate quantifiable and qualitative data related to capital productivity.
  • Methods to measure efficiency, utilisation and effectiveness of capital.
  • Methods and techniques for identifying and assessing the influence of qualitative factors on capital productivity.
  • The comparative assessment of the qualitative factors and their relative impact on capital productivity. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems by using critical and creative thinking by, e.g.,
  • Assess the identified qualitative factors that influence capital productivity and establish the impact. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by, e.g.,
  • Designing a framework to collate data in an organisation related to factors influencing capital productivity. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically by, e.g.,
  • Measuring efficiency and utilisation of capital according. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by, e.g.,
  • Designing a framework to collate data in an organisation related to factors influencing capital productivity. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49793   National Certificate: Productivity  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SABPP 
    Core  49794   National Diploma: Productivity  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SABPP 
    Elective  49745   National Certificate: Value Engineering  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  QCTO 


    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. Business Management Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    2. ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 



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