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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Analyse and make decisions for the development and selection of a specific consulting model 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119171  Analyse and make decisions for the development and selection of a specific consulting model 
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 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to participate in the decision-making process that determines the appropriate consulting model to be adopted for a consulting engagement.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the principles and theory that underpin the development and selection of a consulting model;
  • Applying consulting interventions given the discipline-specific nature of a client's problem;
  • Analysing the appropriateness of consulting interventions given the client's organisational culture and business environment;
  • Deciding on the appropriateness of consulting interventions given the consulting firm's expertise, ethos, policies, procedures and service ethics;
  • Deciding on the appropriateness of consulting interventions in the light of the needs and interests of all stakeholders. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication at NQF level 4
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 4
  • Unit standard ID 115404 - Understand the business of consulting at NQF level 5 or equivalent 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Process techniques could include but are not limited to: information gathering, analysis of data, discerning trends, proposing solutions 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the principles and theory that underpin the development and selection of a consulting model. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The underlying principles of a consulting model are identified and explained in a report 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    How these principles influence the development and selection of a consulting model are described with examples 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The underlying theories relating to a consulting model are identified and explained in a presentation 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply consulting interventions given the discipline-specific nature of a client's problem. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Discipline-specific factors favouring opposing consulting approaches are compared in a document to assist with decision-making 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Scenarios are outlined and described with examples using a variety of consulting approaches 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consulting approach must focus on the specific discipline
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Probable outcomes to the client are forecast using a variety of consulting approaches 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse the appropriateness of consulting interventions given the client's organisational culture and business environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The factors related to the client's organisational culture and business environment that are critical in determining the success or failure of a consulting project are outlined in a document 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An analysis is made of the salient factors to decide the merits and drawbacks of competing consulting models 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Decide on the appropriateness of consulting interventions given the consulting firm's expertise, ethos, policies, procedures and service ethic. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis is carried out to determine the appropriate consulting model to adopt for a consulting engagement 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The best model is selected based on the SWOT analysis 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reasons for selecting the model are explained with examples 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Decide on the appropriateness of consulting interventions in the light of the needs and interests of all stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Needs and wants of all stakeholders are determined with a view to producing the best possible outcome to the consulting project 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Potential conflicts are identified and carefully assessed in order to minimise threats to the sustainability of changes introduced during the consulting project 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Decisions are made on an optimal consulting intervention that would produce the most good and have the fewest potential drawbacks 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or 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 an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA according to the policies and guidelines foe assessment and moderation of that ETQA, at its discretion, in terms of agreements reached about assessment and moderation between various ETQA (including professional bodies.) 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The nature of the consulting business
  • Data-collection and methods of data analysis
  • The principles of good client relations
  • Organisational policies an procedures to ascertain and implement the chosen consulting model 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to the gathering and analysis of information on consulting intervention 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with both internal and external stakeholder to obtain the required data 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by asking the right questions and using this information correctly 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with all stakeholders in the process of eliciting information and when giving the outcome of the analysis 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate the world as a set of related systems, by understanding how proper analysis affects the quality of the selection of an intervention 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large, by making it the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts in the development and selection of a specific consulting model. 

    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  49419   National Diploma: Business Consulting Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  73129   National Diploma: Public Relations Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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