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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage physical resources 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242649  Manage physical resources 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Art, Craft & Design 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Cultural Studies 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
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 purpose of the learning is to equip learners with the competencies to manage an enterprise's physical resources. Maintaining and updating resources contributes to the effectiveness and efficiency of an enterprise. The Standard will contribute to the industry in general by providing a pool of competence crucial to the running of an enterprise.

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Assessing infrastructure against project requirements.
  • Maintaining occupational, health, safety and security standards that meet specified requirements.
  • Co-ordinating project technical services within given constraints.
  • Selecting physical resource solutions appropriate for project requirements. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credits and level assigned to this unit standard is based on the assumption that learners are competent in:
  • Communication - NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The level of competence required includes wide-ranging, specialised scholastic or technical skills, and a broad knowledge base with substantial depth in arts and culture enterprise. The learner is required to select from a wide choice of procedures that are standard and non-standard, and has to plan, select and present information, methods and resources in terms of project conceptualisation. Learners are usually under general supervision, although they take full responsibility for the nature, quality and quantity of their output in terms of project conceptualisation. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Assess infrastructure against project requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Requirements are assessed in accordance with project objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Assessment plan is compiled which is appropriate for specific contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Project requirements are budgeted for, accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Recommendations are recorded and submitted to relevant parties. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Maintain occupational, health, safety and security standards that meet specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Health, safety and security standards are accessible to all relevant stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Health, safety and security standards are discussed in the context of the project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Health, safety and security guidelines are clearly positioned and visible to all relevant persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Details of health, safety and security issues are clearly stipulated in project contracts. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Coordinate project technical services within given constraints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Technical requirements are assessed against requirements of specific contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Technical resources are upgraded according to needs within given constraints. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Constraints are related to resources and can include financial constraints.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Technical equipment is consistently maintained to ensure optimal functioning thereof. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Technical requirements are utilised according to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Training for the proper usage of equipment is effective for given specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Select physical resource solutions appropriate for project requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Liaison with technical providers is effective in terms of specified procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Written technical specifications are readily available to stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Physical resources are selected which are optimal for the purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Decisions are in the interest of the success criteria of the project. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this unit standard.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Credited learners understand and can explain:
  • Resources used in the industry.
  • Principles of efficiency, effectiveness and economy. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems where responses to problems show that such critical and creative thinking has been used to make responsible decisions when assessing infrastructure against project requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community when co-ordinating project technical services. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when maintaining occupational, health, safety and security standards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when assessing infrastructure against project requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematic and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation when co-ordinating project technical services. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when selecting physical resource solutions for projects. 

    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 
    Notes to assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the learner is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the learner can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57612   National Certificate: Arts and Culture Enterprise  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  90721   Certificate: Design Techniques  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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.
     
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