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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe and show how the NQF can help me to plan a learning and career pathway 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13171  Describe and show how the NQF can help me to plan a learning and career pathway 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of manufacturing, engineering and technology.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard contribute to the exit level outcomes which provide access to workplace based learning programmes for occupationally focused qualifications in this field, and provide qualifying learners with access to a range of further learning at NQF level 2.

Qualifying learners understand the nature and purpose of unit standards, learning outcomes, skills programmes and assessment processes and are able to explain how these relate to qualifications and to their own learning and career goals. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as a basic introduction to the skills, values and knowledge it embodies and does not assume any prior knowledge of this area. The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner is already competent in communication and numeracy at ABET Level 3. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Describe relevant occupational qualifications in the field of manufacturing, engineering, assembly 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Describe relevant occupational qualifications in the field of manufacturing, engineering and assembly. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Relevant to the individual learner. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A personal learning programme that reflects personal goals in the form of a career path. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators and understanding confirmed

1. Explain own personal development plan and discuss options for achieving this
2. Describe the various assessment options
3. Explain how the personal learning plan can be adapted to changed situations and/or circumstances 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Describe how learning outcomes link to unit standards, qualifications and the NQF 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Describe how learning outcomes link to unit standards, qualifications and the National Qualifications Framework. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A personal learning programme that reflects personal goals in the form of a career path. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators and understanding confirmed

1. Explain own personal development plan and discuss options for achieving this
2. Describe the various assessment options
3. Explain how the personal learning plan can be adapted to changed situations and/or circumstances 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Describe the assessment process and recognition of prior learning 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Assessment process includes tests, portfolios, assignments, etc. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A personal learning programme that reflects personal goals in the form of a career path. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators and understanding confirmed

1. Explain own personal development plan and discuss options for achieving this
2. Describe the various assessment options
3. Explain how the personal learning plan can be adapted to changed situations and/or circumstances 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Describe and discuss the element of the learning programme for this qualification 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A personal learning programme that reflects personal goals in the form of a career path. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators and understanding confirmed:

1. Explain own personal development plan and discuss options for achieving this
2. Describe the various assessment options
3. Explain how the personal learning plan can be adapted to changed situations and/or circumstances 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Explain how skills programmes and learnerships lead to qualifications 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Explanation includes learnership agreement, employment contract. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A personal learning programme that reflects personal goals in the form of a career path. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators and understanding confirmed:

1. Explain own personal development plan and discuss options for achieving this
2. Describe the various assessment options
3. Explain how the personal learning plan can be adapted to changed situations and/or circumstances 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Draw up a personal plan with a series of tergets or goals that show a critical pathway 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Draw up a personal plan with a series of tergets or goals that show a critical pathway to gaining qualifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A personal learning programme that reflects personal goals in the form of a career path. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators and understanding confirmed

1. Explain own personal development plan and discuss options for achieving this
2. Describe the various assessment options
3. Explain how the personal learning plan can be adapted to changed situations and/or circumstances 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assuror (ETQA) who has jurisdiction over this field of learning.

The assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

The learner can be assessed in the language of his/her choice although if s/he has to report incidents or conditions to some one else, s/he will be assessed on his/her ability to report in the language commonly used in the working environment.

The learner can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
1. Names & functions of:
  • Sector Education and Training Authority
  • Education and Training Quality Assurors
  • Components of unit standards

    2. Purpose of:
  • Unit standards
  • National Qualifications Framework
  • Assessment
  • Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Credits
  • Levels
  • Learning outcomes
  • Lifelong learning
  • Learning pathways

    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Different kinds of
  • Assessment options
  • Qualifications
  • Careers
  • Career paths

    4. Processes and events:
  • Assessment process

    5. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Relevant portions of:
  • Skills Development Act
  • NQF regulations

    6. Theory: rules, principles, laws
  • Principles of the NQF
  • Principles of Assessment

    7. Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between the learner, the NQF, learnerships and skills programmes 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Plan learning programme
  • Draw up learning programme 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Relating to careers
  • Relating to qualifications 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Use of NQF terminology 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Discuss the relationship between the learner, the NQF, learnerships and skills programmes 

  • 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  23253   National Certificate (GETC): Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Activities  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  50584   General Education and Training Certificate: Clothing Manufacturing Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  58026   General Education and Training Certificate: Food and Beverage Handling Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 


    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. African Dream Campus 
    2. Alvern Cables (Pty) Ltd (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    3. Aranda Learnership College (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
    5. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects cc 
    6. Black Eagle Training (PIETERMARITZBURG) (TP) 
    7. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    8. Bosasa Youth Development Centres (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Brits Plant (BRITS) (TP) 
    10. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Isando Branch (ISANDO) (TP) 
    11. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - PE Plant (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    12. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    13. CAROLINE'S FASHION ENTERPRISE 
    14. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    15. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    16. College of Production Technology 
    17. Continental Tyres SA (Pty) Ltd (NEW BRIGHTON) (TP) 
    18. Cre8tion Projects 6 PTY LTD 
    19. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    20. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    21. Eastcape Training Centre 
    22. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
    23. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
    24. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
    25. Elimofo Trading& Projects 
    26. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    27. First Car Care (Pty) Ltd T/A STi Autobody Repairers (GOODWOOD) (TP) 
    28. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
    29. Goodyear SA (Pty) Ltd (UITENHAGE) (TP) 
    30. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
    31. I Care Resource Centre 
    32. Ideal Method Trading & Projects 
    33. Impela Trading cc 
    34. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    35. INSTITUTE FOR QUALITY EDUCATION, TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT: FLORIDA 
    36. INTERACTIVE TUTOR (PTY) LIMITED 
    37. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    38. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    39. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    40. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    41. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP) 
    42. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 
    43. KWEM Management Solutions 
    44. Letaba TVET College 
    45. Longata Consultant 
    46. Masiqhame Trading 81 cc T/A Kim's Welding School (AUSTERVILLE) (TP) 
    47. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    48. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    49. MFISA 
    50. Motheo FET College - Central Office 
    51. MT & HR Training Consultants (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    52. NDIMASE TRADING 
    53. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
    54. Ngaphakathi Investments 
    55. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    56. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
    57. Operational Process Improvements (Pty) Ltd 
    58. Polyoak Business School (Pty) Ltd (DIEP RIVER) (TP) 
    59. Port Elizabeth Draughting Academy & Trading cc T/A PE Draughting Acade 
    60. Positive Thinking Consultants CC 
    61. Production Management Institute 
    62. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    63. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    64. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    65. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    66. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
    67. Roll On Labels Pty Ltd 
    68. RUBICON COMMUNICATIONS 
    69. Sabela Learning Academy 
    70. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    71. Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd 
    72. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    73. Sew Africa Training Centre 
    74. Sewing Industry Technical Training Cc 
    75. SHEET PLASTIC MARKETING CC 
    76. Sheet Plastic Pty Ltd 
    77. Skills for All (POTCHEFSTROOM) (TP) 
    78. Solar Salt 
    79. South Africa Advanced Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    80. South African Advanced Skills Institute 
    81. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    82. Striving Mind Trading & Projects 
    83. Swift Skills Academy (Pty) Ltd (Killarney Gardens) TP 
    84. Swift Skills Academy (SASOLBURG) (TP) 
    85. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    86. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONAL TRUST (PTY) LTD 
    87. TOBAKA LOGISTICS 
    88. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    89. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
    90. Triple E Training Holdings (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERDORP) (TP) 
    91. True Ruby Trading 1021 cc 
    92. Tshwane North College 
    93. Tshwane South Public FET College - Odi Campus 
    94. Tsoho Training & Development T/A Tsoho Training (BRITS) (TP) 
    95. Umbuso Training Services 
    96. Umgungundlovu FET College - Central Office 
    97. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    98. Vijay Bhagwan Consultancy and Solutions cc 
    99. Western Cape Clothing and Textiles Service Centre 
    100. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    101. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    102. WISPECO ALUMINIUM (Alrode)(Project Site NVC)(TP) 
    103. Y3K Training cc (CAPE TOWN) (TP) 



    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.