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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Measure and improve single factor productivity at a work station 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114880  Measure and improve single factor productivity at a work station 
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  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 will be of use to individuals who have a responsibility for measuring and improving single factor productivity at their workstation within an organisational unit.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Measure single factor productivity and determine the causes of their current levels.
  • Plan the actions required to improve single factor productivity.
  • Implement and evaluate the effectiveness of actions to improve single factor productivity. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that people starting to learn towards this Unit Standard are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical LITERACY at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Single factor productivity indicates the separate measures of labour, capital and material productivity. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Measure single factor productivity and assess causes of their current levels. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The current levels of single factor productivity performance include higher than expected, equal to expected and lower than expected levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Single factor productivity is measured through the correct application of the output-input ratio. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Where required outputs or inputs are converted to Rand value to facilitate the adding of various outputs or inputs.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The current causes of levels of labour productivity are identified using the appropriate measurement tool. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Labour productivity includes but is not limited to absenteeism, non-availability of material and equipment, education, training and development.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The causes of the current levels of material productivity are identified using the appropriate measurement tool. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Material productivity includes but is not limited to quality of material,material wastage, availability of material and optimal usage of material.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The causes of the current levels of capital productivity are identified using the appropriate measurement tool. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Capital includes, but isnot limited to machine breakages, machine idling and feeding rate.
  • Capital productivity refers to and is limited to machine productivity and the optimal use of equipment.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan the actions required to improve single factor productivity. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The plan involves localised decisions in a familiar environment involving repetitive tasks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The causes and effects of current levels of labour, material and capital productivity are outlined giving examples from the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The targets to be achieved and actions required to improve the single factor productivity are defined in conjunction with others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The roles and responsibilities of others involved in improving single factor productivity are defined for the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The actions to be taken to address the identified causes of current levels of single factor productivity are detailed with time frames for each. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A plan listing the objectives of the plan, targets to be achieved, the roles and responsibilities of all people involved and the timeframe for implementation is drawn up in an appropriate format. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement and evaluate the effectiveness of actions to improve single factor productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Actions are carried out on time and in line with the plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Contingencies are dealt with in a manner that contributes to improved single factor productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Actual improvements in single factor productivity are established and compared to set targets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The plan is adjusted to ensure targets are achieved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Records of all measurements done, plans implemented and adjustments made to plans are recorded in an acceptable format to assist future planning. 


    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 
  • The concept of single factor productivity.
  • Using the output/input ratio in measuring single factor productivity.
  • The factors that influence labour, material and capital productivity
  • The relationship between the factors and the single factor productivity measures
  • Planning, sequencing of activities and evaluation of implementation of plans. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by, e.g
  • Measure and assess the causes of single factor productivity. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by, e.g
  • Assess the causes and effects of current levels of single factor productivity. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by, e.g
  • Explaining and motivating others to adopt roles to improve single factor productivity through implementation of improvement plans. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically by, e.g
  • Using the output/input ratio to measure single factor 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  49794   National Diploma: Productivity  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SABPP 
    Elective  49019   National Certificate: Metals Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-04-07   
    Elective  49020   Further Education and Training Certificate: Metals Production  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-04-07   
    Elective  48875   Further Education and Training Certificate: Public Relations Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-09-09  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49061   National Certificate: Master Craftsmanship (Electrical)  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  57122   National Certificate: Printing and Manufacture of Packaging  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    2. Business Management Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    3. College of Production Technology 
    4. ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 



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