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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply knowledge of self in order to make a personal decision 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120308  Apply knowledge of self in order to make a personal decision 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Life Skills 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies People/Human-Centred Development 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
11813  Apply knowledge of self in order to make a life decision  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard requires learners to reflect on their interests and abilities in order to empower them to make informed life decisions. It is intended for the unemployed, out of school youth and employees faced with a life change. It could be included as an elective in any workplace qualification. The Unit Standard could also be useful as a basis for a skills programme in order to provide the learner with an opportunity to understand themselves. It will be useful for learners who want to develop their potential and for learners in business.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of self as a unique individual.
  • Demonstrate understanding of self in relation to different environments.
  • Using a variety of strategies to deal with life situations.
  • Making an informed life decision based on self knowledge. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is the learner as a unique individual within different environments. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of self as a unique individual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Own beliefs, interests, abilities, likes, dislikes and personal values are identified based on self-reflection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Own strengths and weaknesses are identified based on self-reflection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An indication is given of what in the learner's opinion make him/her unique. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Life experiences that have influenced the individual's self esteem are identified and described with reference to how each experience has affected the individual. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate understanding of self in relation to different environments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relationships between the individual and selected environments are explored with reference to actions and reactions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reasons why an individual operates in selected environments are discussed and an indication is given of the individual's roles and responsibilities within each environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Environments include, but are not limited to, work, home, occupation and leisure.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The beliefs, values and attitudes that distinguish a specific environment are identified and an indication is given of how these affect personal choices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The individual's options or choices and potential consequences are explored in a specific environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use a variety of strategies to deal with life situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Strategies to deal with personal issues and challenges are investigated and applied in different situations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Personal issues include but are not limited to issues relating to the learners own life situation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Strategies for dealing with personal crises are discussed for different scenarios. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Strategies to cope with life situations include, but are not limited to, being assertive, negotiation techniques, dealing with success or failure and dealing with positive or negative criticism.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Support systems available to the individual are identified and an indication is given of the individual's own role in being supportive and using a support system. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Make an informed life decision based on self-knowledge. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Goals appropriate to the learner's life situation are set in order to guide a life decision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Decision-making strategies are used to make a life decision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A plan of action is developed to enable the learner to achieve personal goals. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of this Unit Standard should be contextual, practical and be conducted in the workplace as far as possible.
  • Assessors for this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the appropriate ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider through the appropriate ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the appropriate ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Openness and ability for self-reflection. 

    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 and make decisions based on his/her life situation using appropriate decision making strategies. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage him/herself using strategies to deal with personal issues and developing a plan to achieve his/her goals. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information by investigating available support systems and in gathering information to make a life decision. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively in explaining what makes the learner unique in different environments. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by identifying his/her role in different environments and how the values and attitudes of the environment affect the learner. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local and national communities by explaining his/her role as part of a support system. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 11813, "Apply knowledge of self in order to make a life decision", Level 2, 3 credits.

    Search words:
  • Self knowledge; self awareness; self; career guidance; decision making; assertiveness; negotiation; goal setting; action planning; support systems; personal profile. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  64749   National Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  59300   General Education and Training Certificate: Transport  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  23833   National Certificate: Business Administration Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  49556   National Certificate: Development Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  59389   National Certificate: Nature Conservation: Resource Guardianship  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  66749   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  59851   National Certificate: Diamond Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  49688   National Certificate: Victim Empowerment  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 


    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. Africa Training Centre 
    2. Aids Foundation of South Africa 
    3. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    4. Better Best Health Training 
    5. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
    6. Empirical Training Agency (PTY) Ltd 
    7. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
    8. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    9. Innovative Shared Services 
    10. ISWM t/a Proud 2 B Global 
    11. Journey Through Stillness 
    12. Khanya Family Centre 
    13. Learncorp 
    14. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    15. Makwedeng Training 
    16. Maranatha Training and Development 
    17. National Institute Community Development and Management (NICDAM) 
    18. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    19. Philani Training and Development Solutions NPC 
    20. Production Management Institute (PMI) 
    21. Ragoga Support Services 
    22. Skills For Life 
    23. Staffing Logistics 



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