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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Formulate and implement an action plan to improve productivity within an organisational unit 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114877  Formulate and implement an action plan to improve productivity within an organisational unit 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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 is intended for all persons working as a supervisor in an organisational unit with the responsibility of measuring, improving and reporting on the productivity of that organisational unit.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Measure current levels of Single Factor Productivity and identify the factors that influence productivity levels within the organisational unit.
  • Formulate an activity plan to improve productivity within the organisational unit.
  • Optimise productivity within the organisational unit by coordinating the implementation of the action plans and evaluating the outcomes. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this Unit Standard should be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Measure current levels of Single Factor Productivity and identify the factors. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Measure current levels of Single Factor Productivity and identify the factors that influence productivity levels within the organisational unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Productivity measures are selected to identify single factor productivity in the organisational unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Quantitative factors that influence productivity are measured correctly, and their influence on single factor productivity levels identified correctly. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Quantitative factors are limited to the basic formulae of calculation and the causes thereof are found within the organisation.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Formulate an activity plan to improve productivity within the organisational unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The causes and effects of unacceptable labour, material and capital productivity are analysed for use in the plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    People employed in the organisational unit are involved in drawing up a plan and setting priorities to improve the productivity of all three resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Priorities are set to improve the quantitative factors that influences productivity of all three resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The causes of unacceptable productivity levels within the operational unit should be identified and measures taken to ensure their removal. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Optimise productivity within the organisational unit. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Optimise productivity within the organisational unit by coordinating the implementation of the action plans and evaluating the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tasks are allocated to team members as per the plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Actual improvements in productivity are established and compared to set targets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Actions are adjusted to ensure targets are achieved. 


    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 or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.

    2. 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.

    3. 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 
    This includes:
  • Basic productivity concepts and applications
  • Benefits of improved productivity
  • The quantitative factors that influence productivity
  • Cause and effect analysis
  • The influence of the various sections, in terms of single factor productivity and quantitative on organisational unit productivity
  • Elementary planning techniques 

  • 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:
  • Formulate a plan to improve productivity. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team by, e.g:
  • Coordination of implementation of action plans. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by, e.g:
  • Measuring productivity and plan for improvements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by, e.g:
  • Measuring productivity. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by, e.g:
  • Coordination of implementation of action plans. 

  • 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  66489   Further Education and Training Certificate: Foundry Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  MERSETA 
    Core  66289   Further Education and Training Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  FPMSETA 
    Core  58779   Further Education and Training Certificate: Production Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  49793   National Certificate: Productivity  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2018-06-30  SABPP 
    Core  49794   National Diploma: Productivity  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2018-06-30  SABPP 
    Elective  71949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  78883   Further Education and Training Certificate: Autotronics  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  49176   Further Education and Training Certificate: Business Systems Operations: End User (ERP)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  58204   Further Education and Training Certificate: Cable Jointing and Termination  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  57885   Further Education and Training Certificate: CNC Production Machining  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58861   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electro-Mechanical Winding  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  48962   Further Education and Training Certificate: Manufacturing and Assembly Logistics (M&AL)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  79687   Further Education and Training Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  64209   Further Education and Training Certificate: Metals Production  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  93995   Further Education and Training Certificate: Payroll Administration Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  57713   Further Education and Training Certificate: Specialist Security Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  58759   National Certificate: Ports and Harbours  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  TETA 


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