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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage time effectively to enhance productivity and enable a balanced lifestyle 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117171  Manage time effectively to enhance productivity and enable a balanced lifestyle 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Insurance and Investment 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 introduces a holistic approach to time management that will enable learners to be efficient workers and lead a balanced lifestyle.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Reflecting on personal use of time in order to plan a balanced lifestyle.
  • Researching aspects of a balanced lifestyle and their relationship to productivity.
  • Investigating tools and techniques to manage time.
  • Applying knowledge of time management to enhance own productivity and lifestyle. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this Unit Standard. Learners should be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at Level 2. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is
  • Activities include, but are not limited to, home, work, recreation, relaxation, social, family responsibilities, community activities and scheduled, unscheduled and wasted time.
  • Support structures include mentors and networks.
  • Tools include, but are not limited to, schedules, task lists, diaries, personal digital assistants, and calendars and may be electronic or paper based.
  • Measurable outputs in terms of quantity, quality and time.
  • An action plan should include timeframes, resources, minimum standards and mechanisms for review.
  • Review should include reference to possible adjustments to goals or plans. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Reflect on personal use of time in order to plan a balanced lifestyle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Own activities over a specified period are analysed to determine own use of time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Time spent on activities is analysed in terms of time in relation to quality and quantity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The most productive time of the day is identified for own lifestyle patterns and habits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The relationship between own stress levels and time management is identified for a specified period. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Research aspects of a balanced lifestyle and their relationship to productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of a balanced lifestyle is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept of productivity is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The balance in own life is evaluated in terms of work and personal commitments and an indication is given of the impact these have on each other and on productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Support structures in own life are identified and an indication is given of how each serves as a resource. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Investigate tools and techniques to manage time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools used to manage time are identified and an indication is given of when each is appropriate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The use of three different time management tools is compared with reference to the advantages and disadvantages of each and an indication is given of possible contingency plans for each tool. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Goal setting is explored as a time management technique and an indication is given of how the achievement of goals can be measured in the short, medium and long term. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of planning in time management is explained with reference to the integration of tasks, booking self time, prioritising tasks and meeting deadlines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Techniques for dealing with interruptions and unscheduled tasks are identified in order to set boundaries. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply knowledge of time management to enhance own productivity and lifestyle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Realistic goals are set for the short, medium and long term to achieve a balanced lifestyle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An action plan with measurable outputs is developed to meet specific deadlines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Networks and support structures that could help to achieve personal goals are identified for work and personal aspects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of regular review of goals and action plans is explained with examples. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    This Unit Standard will be internally assessed by the provider and moderated by a moderator registered by a relevant accredited ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant accredited ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in managing own time effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work as a member of a community, social or work based a team in participating in networks and support structures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise him/herself and his/her own activities in managing time effectively to achieve a balanced lifestyle. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use science and technology effectively and critically in using electronic tools where appropriate. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising the relationship between a balanced lifestyle and productivity. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to develop cultural sensitivity in arranging schedules to accommodate diversity in the workplace. 

    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  66512   National Certificate: Foundry Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  MERSETA 
    Core  49772   National Certificate: Archaeology  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  49089   National Certificate: Financial Services  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Core  65651   National Certificate: Sewing Machine Mechanics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  66609   Further Education and Training Certificate: Retail Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  66312   National Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  58718   National Certificate: Metals Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  66329   National Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  50285   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  49256   Further Education and Training Certificate: Counselling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  49649   Further Education and Training Certificate: Long-term Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  49529   Further Education and Training Certificate: Long-Term Risk Assessment  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  66289   Further Education and Training Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  FPMSETA 
    Elective  49356   Further Education and Training Certificate: Medical Claims Assessing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  66610   Further Education and Training Certificate: Short Term Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  57613   Further Education and Training Certificate: Short-Term Risk Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  78003   Further Education and Training Certificate: Visual Arts  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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. Alcari Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    4. Barloworld Transport Solutions 
    5. Cape Peninsula University of Technology 
    6. CAPRICON TVET COLLEGE 
    7. CKP Development Agency (Pty) Ltd. 
    8. De Vries Management & Training Services cc 
    9. Driving Sense 
    10. EJW Financial Services (Pty) Ltd 
    11. EKURHULENI EAST COLLEGE 
    12. Elangeni College for FET - Pinetown Campus 
    13. Esayidi FET College - Central Office 
    14. Executive People Development Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    15. Faisit (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Flavius Mareka FET College - Sasolburg Campus 
    17. Gufferty Consulting 
    18. House of Skills 
    19. INGWE FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING COLLEGE 
    20. Intec College 
    21. Intelligo Solutions Pty (Ltd) 
    22. Invuya Institute of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    23. King Sabata Dalindyebo TVET College 
    24. License to Skill cc 
    25. Majuba FET College - Central Office 
    26. MARKET DEMAND TRADING 597 PTY LTD 
    27. Masifunde Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    28. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE(PTY) LTD 
    29. Mnambithi TVET College 
    30. Northlink College - Central Office 
    31. Octomate (Pty) Ltd 
    32. Outsurance Insurance Company Ltd 
    33. Platorand Training Centre 
    34. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    35. Rhens Consulting 
    36. Ripple Effect 4 (Pty) Ltd 
    37. RJM Educational Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    38. Safe Heavens Properties (Pty) Ltd 
    39. Sanlam Life Insurance Ltd 
    40. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    41. South West Gauteng College - Central Office 
    42. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRUST (PTY) LTD 
    43. The Institute of Health Risk Managers (Pty) Ltd 
    44. Thunderflex3 Pty (Ltd) 
    45. Tirhani SkillsTraining Pty Ltd 
    46. Tshwane South College for (ECD Academy) 
    47. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    48. York Timbers Pty Ltd 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.