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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 


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