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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply leadership concepts in a work context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242824  Apply leadership concepts in a work context 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Generic Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
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
13953  Apply the principles of situational leadership to a business unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard will be useful to learners, working in all sectors of the economy, community organisations or Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs). 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 their job. This Unit Standard is intended for junior managers of organisations.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the concept of leadership.
  • Differentiating between the concepts of leadership and management.
  • Applying leadership techniques to individuals and teams within the work context.
  • Evaluating the impact of leadership techniques applied. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners should be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • 'Area of responsibility' includes, but is not limited to, cost centre, section, department or team.
  • 'Junior managers' include, but are not limited to, team leaders, supervisors, foremen and section heads.
  • 'Standard Operating Procedures' (SOPs) may comprise formal written documents or accepted practices in the organisation.
  • 'Organisation' includes but is not limited to, workplace, work context, work unit, company, department or section. 

  • 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. 
    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 empathy, objectivity, transparency, accountability, responsibility, honesty, integrity, assertiveness, consistency and 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 and being an innovator.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Differentiate between the concepts of leadership and management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concepts of Leadership and management are differentiated, using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The circumstances when a team leader manages and leads are explained with examples from the work context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply leadership techniques to individuals and teams within the work context. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    At least four examples should be explained, including, but not limited to, trait leadership, leadership based on behaviour styles, servant leadership, transformational leadership, and visionary leadership should be analysed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Various theories of leadership are identified according to theory and practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The leadership approach of the team is diagnosed according to individual needs and organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Leadership techniques are implemented in order to improve group dynamics and achieve objectives. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Evaluate the impact of the leadership techniques applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The impact of leadership techniques is measured against organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The effectiveness of the techniques is evaluated against theory and practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Corrective actions are taken, where appropriate, to improve the effectiveness of the individual or team. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • This Unit Standard will be assessed by an assessor and moderated by a moderator registered with the relevant accredited ETQA.
  • Assessors should be in possession of a relevant qualification that is at least one level higher than the level of this qualification.
  • Training providers must be accredited by a relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    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 diagnose which leadership theories are appropriate 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 approach within own context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to ensure effective leadership. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to apply leadership techniques within own work context. 

    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 13953, "Apply the principles of situational leadership to a business unit", Level 4, 5 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  78143   Further Education and Training Certificate: Military Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Core  59889   Further Education and Training Certificate: Military Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2010-01-25  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  78263   National Higher Certificate: Special Combat Capabilities  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  77963   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mining/Exploration Geology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  61670   Further Education and Training Certificate: Railway Construction and Maintenance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  58696   National Certificate: Close Protection  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  59589   National Diploma: Music  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.
     
    1. Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    2. AFRICA COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT (PTY)LTD 
    3. All Access Holdings 
    4. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD (V/R) 
    5. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    6. BRUNIQUEL & ASSOCIATES PTY LTD 
    7. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    8. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    9. College of Production Technology 
    10. Compass Academy of Learning 
    11. Connex Marketing cc 
    12. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    13. DISASTER MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD (DMS) 
    14. DYNA TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    15. DYNA TRAINING (PTY) LTD (Cape Town) 
    16. Edcon Ltd 
    17. EKHURHULENI SHOOTING AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    18. ERGO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 
    19. Health Science Academy 
    20. IIR TRAINING 
    21. Ikhaya Fundisa Technical Academy 
    22. Institute for Telling Development T/A ITD Training (MENLYN PARK) (TP) 
    23. Institute of Professional Studies and Services 
    24. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    25. ITO Focus Reagile 
    26. Jobafrik Consulting 
    27. Kalideen Management 
    28. KEY STEPS CORPORATE TRAINING CC 
    29. Kgolo Institute 
    30. Kgotla Trading Enterprise 
    31. KLM EMPOWERED HUMAN SOLUTIONS SPECIALISTS PTYLTD 
    32. KOKANO PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    33. Kuyakhula Development Initiatives 
    34. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    35. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    36. LIDERAZGO 
    37. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    38. Madiba Bay Accountancy Training CC 
    39. MashMP Holdings 
    40. Mimosa Business Consultants 
    41. MML Consulting CC. 
    42. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    43. MOOLMAN BROS CONST CO PTY 
    44. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    45. Moseki Consulting Engineering Training & Development (PTY) LTD 
    46. Mr Price Group Ld 
    47. MSC Education Holdings Pty Ltd t/a MSC College 
    48. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    49. NOFESA cc 
    50. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    51. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    52. Organisation Development International (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    53. PEOPLEWISE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS CC 
    54. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    55. Procurement & Supply Management College cc (ROBERTSHAM) (TP) 
    56. Production Management Institute 
    57. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    58. Qabuka-Vuka Development Trading 
    59. QUANTUM SKILLS 
    60. SA NAVAL COLLEGE 
    61. SANDVIK MINING & CONSTRUCTION RSA (PTY) LTD 
    62. Senelo Trading CC 
    63. SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE COLLEGE 
    64. SPECIAL FORCES SCHOOL 
    65. Spilamart cc T/A 1st Safety & Training (SABIE) (TP) 
    66. SPRINGS COLLEGE FOR FURTH EDUCATION AND TRAINING 
    67. Summat Training Institute 
    68. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 
    69. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    70. Thuto Lere Community Empowerment Programme 
    71. Top Performers For Africa Cc 
    72. Tsebong Training Centre 
    73. Tshimedzwa Development Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    74. UKWAKHILE TRAINING 
    75. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    76. Vhutshilo Health And Training Organisation 
    77. Vicmat Consultants 
    78. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    79. Woolworths Pty Ltd 



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