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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Analyse leadership and related theories in a work context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120300  Analyse leadership and related theories in a work context 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Administration 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Public Administration 
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 will be useful to learners who are working within the Public Sector, Local Government, commercial or community environment. It will enable learners to gain insight into the role of leadership within a work context, and thus providing them with the skills and knowledge to add value to one's job. This Unit Standard will also provide value to public officials who are involved in integrated development planning or public sector management and administration specialists.
The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the concept of leadership.
  • Differentiating between leadership and management.
  • Analysing and comparing leadership theories.
  • Applying the different roles and qualities of leadership in a work context. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the concept of leadership. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Various definitions of leadership are identified and explained with examples in the workplace. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least four definitions are provided.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The roles and qualities of a leader are explained using examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Qualities of a leader should include at least five examples but are not limited to humaneness, empathy, objectivity, transparency, accountability, responsibility, honesty, integrity, assertiveness, consistency, reference to historical and present leaders.

    Leadership roles include but are not limited to being a visionary, motivating self and others, creating synergies, facilitating a developmental environment, being an innovator, being creative.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Differentiate between leadership and management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Leadership and management are defined and differentiated using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The roles and qualities of a leader are differentiated and compared with those of a manager in a work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The concepts of accountability and responsibility pertaining to a leader and manager are discussed and explained in terms of advantages and disadvantages in the work place. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Accountability and responsibilities should include at least two examples but are not limited to complying with related institutional policy and procedures, local government legislation, levels of authority, structure of organisation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role of a leader and a manager is compared in terms of their complementary roles in the work place. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse leadership theories. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    At least four different leadership theories must be identified and analysed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various theories of leadership are identified and discussed in a work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Trends and developments relating to the different leadership theories are examined with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least four examples but not limited to trait leadership, leadership base on behaviour styles, servant leadership, transformational leadership and visionary leadership.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The various leadership theories are justified in terms of advantages and disadvantages. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply the different roles and qualities of leadership in a work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The roles and qualities within leadership contexts are analysed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The leadership style of selected leaders are analysed in order to determine its effect in a context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least three case studies are analysed.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The term role-model is analysed in order to establish its effect on the work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A leadership theory is selected and applied in own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Leadership roles, qualities and abilities are analysed in order to formulate own leadership development strategy. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any 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 at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner must demonstrate an understanding of:
  • Leadership definitions.
  • Leadership theories.
  • Roles of leaders.
  • Leadership functions.
  • Management functions and roles - the difference between management and leadership.
  • Institutional policies, procedures and legislation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to interpret how leadership theories, roles and values are applied to own work context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to determine leadership needs within own context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to ensure proactive leadership. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to apply the roles of leadership in different work contexts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to lead effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts relating to leadership do not exist in isolation and that varying factors will impact on leadership. 

    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 
    Additional

    Articulation Possibilities:

    This Unit Standard will enable a learner to articulate to other qualifications in Business Administration, Generic Management, Public Finance Management and Administration, Municipal Finance Management and Administration. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50081   Further Education and Training Certificate: Leadership Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Core  80946   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  63369   National Diploma: Trade Union Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Core  58008   National Diploma: Aircraft Piloting  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Fundamental  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  49743   National Certificate: Manufacturing Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  64697   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  58779   Further Education and Training Certificate: Production Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58337   Further Education and Training Certificate: Trade Union Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  58580   National Certificate: Aerodrome Control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Elective  58581   National Certificate: Air Traffic Support  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  79406   National Certificate: Maintenance Coordination  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  50060   National Certificate: Public Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  58023   National Diploma: Aircraft Piloting  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Elective  58802   National Diploma: Disability Employment Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SABPP 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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    2. ABA Sebenzi 
    3. Africa Institute For Public Administration 
    4. AfroXpert Performance Developement cc 
    5. Akili Training 
    6. All Access Holdings 
    7. ALL CONNECTIONS 
    8. Amabamba Recruitment 
    9. Amadube Investments CC 
    10. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    11. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    12. Break The Chains Development Services 
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    14. Change Strategies Consulting Services CC 
    15. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    16. College of Production Technology 
    17. Continuing Education Programme 
    18. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    19. Dean Institute Of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Department of Local Gov & Housing (Mpumalanga) 
    21. Didintle Training Services 
    22. DISASTER MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD (DMS) 
    23. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    24. DYNA TRAINING (PTY) LTD (Cape Town) 
    25. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
    26. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    27. Elvis Koena Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    28. Envirogreen 
    29. Equal Career Services (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    30. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
    31. Essence Human Development (Pty) Ltd 
    32. Execuprime Business College (Pty) Ltd 
    33. Explicit Communications 
    34. Fire Protection Association of Southern Africa 
    35. Frugatrax Consultants 
    36. Gakeinehe Pty Ltd 
    37. Gauteng Association Of Local Authorities 
    38. Giant Alive Services 
    39. Global Centre for Academic Research 
    40. Goitsikitso Enterprise Trading 
    41. Golden Ratio College (Pty) Ltd 
    42. Growth Management Consulting 
    43. Gugulethu Management & Training Consultancy 
    44. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    45. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    46. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    47. JNUTO Trading and Projects 
    48. Jobafrik Consulting 
    49. Johsie Enertprise 
    50. K and Z Projects Training and Development 
    51. K Shabangu FET College 
    52. KAGISHO BUSINESS CONCEPTS (Pty) LTD 
    53. KALIDEEN MANAGEMENT SERVICES 
    54. Kamanga Skills Projects 
    55. Karabo Ya Karabo 
    56. Kernel Management and Consulting (PTY) LTD. 
    57. Kgolo Institute 
    58. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
    59. KN Business Solutions 
    60. KOKANO PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    61. Lagnita Skills Solutions 
    62. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    63. Lisolethu Consulting PTY LTD 
    64. LO Tantsi Fire Consultants CC. 
    65. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    66. Mabuya Amahle Trading 
    67. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    68. Maile Consulting 
    69. Makhophila Business Enterprise 
    70. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    71. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    72. Manpower Skills Academy 
    73. Maqhawe College 
    74. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    75. Marsh (Pty) Ltd 
    76. MATEPE INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD 
    77. Mcebo Technologies 
    78. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    79. Miczo's Enterprise 
    80. Mission Point Consulting 
    81. Mmadiolwana Business Enterprise 
    82. Mmalethabo Consulting 
    83. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    84. Mosadikago Trading Cc 
    85. Motheo Training Institute Trust 
    86. MSC Education Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    87. MSC Education Holdings (Pty) Ltd t/a MSC Business College 
    88. MTHENGENYA & ASSOCIATES 
    89. Mulemfo Training Consultants CC 
    90. Nela Kahle 80 cc 
    91. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
    92. Networx for Career Development 
    93. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    94. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    95. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    96. Nomsithi Trading 
    97. NS Global Academy 
    98. Nyankwavi Investment CC. 
    99. Opelong Business Institute 
    100. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    101. Organisation Development International (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    102. Organisational Development International (TP) 
    103. Pachedu Skills Solutions 
    104. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    105. PKM Skills and Career Development 
    106. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    107. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 
    108. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    109. Powernexus 
    110. Preamo Project and General Trading 
    111. Production Management Institute 
    112. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    113. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    114. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
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    125. Sasalethu Consulting and Associates 
    126. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    127. Seige Trading Solutions 
    128. Sinokuhle Konke Trading Enterprise 
    129. SIZA NESU TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    130. Smollan Sales & Marketing (Pty) Ltd 
    131. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    132. Summat Training Institute 
    133. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    134. Tankimo Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    135. TCNS Resources (PTY) Ltd 
    136. The Crimson CO CC. 
    137. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    138. Thekwini College 
    139. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    140. Tloumogale Business Development & Consulting 
    141. Tradesman Consulting and Training Solutions 
    142. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    143. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
    144. Tsebo Kitso Trainings 
    145. Tshwane Training Institute (PTY) LTD. 
    146. Tuns Trading and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    147. Ubuholi Bendabuko Capacity Building (PTY) Ltd 
    148. Umfolozi FET College 
    149. Umqondo Consultancy 
    150. Unakho Business Solutions 
    151. Vhutshilo Health And Training Organisation 
    152. Vicmat Consultants 
    153. WEINVEST INVESTMENT CC 
    154. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    155. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 
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