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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Analyse problems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242706  Analyse problems 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Forensic Science 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  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 is intended for learners who will need to use problem-solving skills within the scientific environment in order to solve problems effectively, and specific competencies will be needed within the area of analytical thinking. The competencies gained in this unit standard will empower learners to think laterally, logically and creatively to enable them to analyse information. This unit standard will form the cornerstone of future scientific analysis ability for learners.

A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Analyse a problem.
  • Solve a problem.
  • Implement a solution. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Mathematics at NQF Level 4.
  • Communication at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    When reference is made to statistical concepts in this unit standard it must include, but is not limited to: proportion, percentage, mean, median, mode, percentiles, range, variance and standard deviation. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse a problem. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A problem is identified within a given case study. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Root cause of the problem is identified in order to assess the discriminating elements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Discriminating elements must include, but are not limited to: the problem type, problem parameters, and possible causes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Gathered facts are analysed in order to determine its relevance to a given problem. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Gathered facts must also include, where appropriate, verification, current standards (organisational, national and international) and best practice.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A strategy is developed to solve a problem. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Strategies must include comparison to current standards where appropriate.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Solve a problem. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Problem solving techniques are analysed in relation to a given problem. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Problem solving techniques must include, but are not limited to: brainstorming, mapping, observation, questionnaires, experiments, and consultation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Selected problem solving techniques are applied to a given case study. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Solution for a problem is developed based on a given case study. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The suggested solution for a given problem is justified by analysing the process and criteria used. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Criteria include, but are not limited to: duration, causes, effects, time, budget, resources, and legislative requirements.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement a solution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A strategy to implement the suggested solution is developed in line with a given case study. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Strategy must address, but is not limited to, the following: duration, implications, effects, according to acceptable professional practice, in line with quality management systems, procedures, records.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The implementation of the solution is reviewed in order to prevent re-occurrence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The effectiveness of the solution is assessed against the originally identified problem. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any individual who wishes to be assessed against this unit standard (including assessment of RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or with 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 with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. Assessors must be competent in the outcome of the Unit Standard.
  • 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 with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the relevant ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Trouble-shooting techniques.
  • Selection criteria.
  • Communication strategies.
  • Collect information.
  • Environment to which the problem relates.
  • Formulation of problem statements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions, using critical thinking, have been made. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, show responsibility towards the environment and the health of others. 

    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. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large, by making it the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts. 

  • 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  80047   National Certificate: Road Safety Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Fundamental  58580   National Certificate: Aerodrome Control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Fundamental  78526   National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  78966   National Certificate: Diamond Design and Evaluation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Fundamental  78843   National Certificate: Diamond Processing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Fundamental  57651   National Certificate: Forensic Science  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Fundamental  60549   National Diploma: Aeronautical Information Management Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Fundamental  59256   National Diploma: Flight Dispatch  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 


    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. ARCELOR MITTAL SA 
    2. KwaZulu Automotive Training Services cc (KZN) (DURBAN) (TP) 
    3. McCarthy Academy Cape Town (BLACKHEATH) (TP) 
    4. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    5. McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    6. SOUTH AFRICAN DEFENCE INTELLIGENCE COLLEGE 
    7. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE TRAINING INSTITUTION ALL SAINTS 
    8. STRATEGIC INVESTIGATIONS AND SEMINARS 
    9. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 
    10. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP) 



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