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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate ability to participate effectively in a team or group 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244605  Demonstrate ability to participate effectively in a team or group 
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
114936  Participate effectively in a team or group  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended for learners at all levels who are members of groups or teams. It will equip them to be effective members of teams or groups both in the workplace and in the community.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Investigating the advantages and disadvantages of working in a team or group.
  • Identifying the characteristics of an effective team or group.
  • Identifying the roles and responsibilities of individuals in a team or group.
  • Exploring techniques to manage group dynamics. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in Communication at NQF Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is professional and workplace relationships. Management implies management of self and shared responsibility rather than imposed management. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Investigate the advantages and disadvantages of working in a team or group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reasons why people work together in teams or groups are explained with reference to different types of activity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Reasons why people work in teams include, but are not limited to sport, recreation, voluntary organisations, community projects, study and work.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Situations in own environment where working in a team would be more beneficial than working as an individual are investigated based on personal observation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Potential risks associated with working in a team or group are identified in terms of negative consequences for the individual and the group. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Risks include, but are not limited to, personality style, competition, balance of power, faith, class, cultural, internal politics and gender risks.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify the characteristics of an effective team or group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The characteristics of an effective team or group are explored for different types of groups. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reasons that a specific group or team is effective in working together are explained with particular reference to the purpose of the group and relationships within the group or team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Behaviours and attitudes that reflect positive relationships are identified with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role of communication channels in building relationships is discussed for a specific group or team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The potential impact of own strengths and weaknesses on a particular group or team is identified and an indication is given of how these could affect relationships and the achievement of group goals. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify the roles and responsibilities of individuals in a team or group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different roles required for the effective functioning of a selected group are described for a specific situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The responsibilities of each member of a team or group are identified in relation to the purpose and goals of the group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The learner's own role in a specific group is explained in terms of contribution, responsibility and accountability. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explore techniques to manage group dynamics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Techniques for managing conflict constructively are investigated for a specific group situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Problem solving processes are discussed as a means of finding creative solutions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of effective communication as a technique is explained and an indication is given of the consequences of poor communication for group dynamics. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Effective communication includes, but is not limited to active listening, assertiveness, non-verbal communication and clear self expression.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The process of review and reflection is applied as a means of monitoring individual and group achievement. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • 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 WORKING 
    The learner is able to work as member of a team in that the unit standard is focused on team work. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively in participating as a member of a group or team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate cultural sensitivity in group relationships. 

    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 114936, "Participate effectively in a team or group", Level 2, 2 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  59389   National Certificate: Nature Conservation: Resource Guardianship  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  65789   National Certificate: Construction Plant Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  59016   National Certificate: Fish and Seafood Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  61929   National Certificate: Pulp and Paper Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  58577   National Certificate: General Security Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS 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. Amokoro Training (PTY) Ltd 
    2. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    3. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
    4. MPACT 
    5. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 



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