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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate analytical competencies needed for effective human resource planning in the Public Service 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259141  Demonstrate analytical competencies needed for effective human resource planning in the Public Service 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Human Resource Management and Practices 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Human Resources 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
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 in senior and middle management in the Public Service who are required to develop strategic human resource plans. The Unit Standard is a building block that scaffolds learning, allowing learners to develop competencies that will enhance their ability to do strategic human resource planning, but does not actually require learners to develop strategic human resource plans.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Contextualising a Department within the Public Service.
  • Analysing workforce competencies required to achieve a Department's mandate.
  • Demonstrating analytical and technical skills required for human resource planning.
  • Critically analysing research findings. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner has the following knowledge and skills:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Contextualise a Department within the Public Service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role, function and mandate of a Department are explained within the context of the Public Service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The regulatory environment relevant to a specific Department is explained with reference to how the regulatory environment influences operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Current national priorities are discussed with reference to challenges to the way a Department renders its services. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse workforce competencies required to achieve a Department's mandate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relationship between a Department's different programs and projects is explained with reference to the implications for current and future planning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Competencies required of a Department's workforce are analysed for a specific area of operation and job class. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Staffing patterns within a specific Department are analysed with reference to changing patterns and current and future needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Recommendations on human resource needs are made to inform Departmental plans. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate analytical and thinking skills required for human resource planning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different analytical techniques are explored to determine when each is appropriate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A variety of thinking skills are applied in planning and decision making. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Critically analyse research findings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A research report is analysed to determine human resource trends and patterns. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A research report is evaluated for relevance and internal cohesion. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Research findings are interrogated to determine priorities and key areas and recommend creative strategies for action plans. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or 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.
  • 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 at its discretion. 

  • 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 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information. 

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

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

    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
    Elective  61592   National Diploma: Human Resources Management and Practices  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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. Business Management Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    2. DC Dynamic College of Commerce & Further Training (Pty) Ltd 
    3. GLOBAL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS 
    4. IQ Academy (previously known as Fernwood Business College) 
    5. MSC Education Holdings Pty Ltd 
    6. T & T Appointments 



    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.