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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Apply problem-solving techniques to make a decision or solve a problem in a real life context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114952  Apply problem-solving techniques to make a decision or solve a problem in a real life context 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-06-26  2007-08-16  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-08-16   2011-08-16  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
244611  Apply problem-solving techniques to make a decision or solve a problem in a real life context  Level 3  NQF Level 03   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
In this unit standard learners should acquire basic problem solving skills and be able to use those skills in dealing with problems or making decisions in their own lives. The focus is on authentic situations that may require a decision or be a problem for the learner.

The qualifying learner is capable of
  • Distinguishing between problems, challenges and matters requiring a decision.
  • Investigating techniques for solving problems and making decisions.
  • Identifying a problem in a real life situation.
  • Applying a problem solving process or technique to propose a solution or make a decision. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication at NQF level 2. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is
  • Real life problems in the learner's own context 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Distinguish between problems, challenges and matters requiring a decision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of a problem is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept of a challenge is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The difference between a problem, challenge and a matter requiring a decision is discussed with reference to real life examples and experiences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The impact of own attitude on problems and challenges is discussed and an indication is given of how own attitude can help or hinder solutions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Investigate techniques for solving problems and making decisions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of brainstorming in problem solving and decision-making is explored and an indication is given of the power of group decision-making. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different techniques for solving problems or making decisions are explored and an indication is given of when each is appropriate. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes, but is not limited to, lateral and creative thinking, scenario planning, de Bono's thinking hats and problem solving shoes, analytical or risk management type processes, scientific research type process.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify a problem in a real life context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A real life situation or issue is identified and described and an indication is given of the source/origin and extent of the problem. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The identified problem is analysed to determine the actual problem. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply a problem solving process or technique to propose a possible solution or make a decision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information relating to the problem is gathered to inform the decision-making process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A problem solving technique or process is applied to identify potential solutions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Potential solutions are compared and a decision is made as to which is the most appropriate in a specific situation. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of this Unit Standard should be contextual, practical and be conducted in the workplace as far as possible.
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems and make decisions in applying a problem solving process to propose a possible solution and make a decision. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work as a member of a team in exploring group decision-making processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage him/herself in proposing a possible solution to a real life problem in own context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information to inform the decision-making process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively in brainstorming and engaging in group decision-making. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 244611, which is "Apply problem-solving techniques to make a decision or solve a problem in a real life context", Level 3, 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  49013   National Certificate: Mining Operations: Underground Hard Rock  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-08-16  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49772   National Certificate: Archaeology  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  57877   National Certificate: CNC Production Machining  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  49128   National Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-04-08  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49089   National Certificate: Financial Services  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Core  57694   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Packaging Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Core  49596   National Certificate: Radiation Monitoring  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  49688   National Certificate: Victim Empowerment  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Core  49127   Further Education and Training Certificate: Design Foundation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Fundamental  57879   National Certificate: Manufacturing of Surface Coatings  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 
    Elective  48783   National Certificate: Financial Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  50308   National Certificate: Bread and Flour Confectionery Baking  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  49752   National Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  57880   National Certificate: Meat Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  49529   Further Education and Training Certificate: Long-Term Risk Assessment  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  49356   Further Education and Training Certificate: Medical Claims Assessing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  66609   Further Education and Training Certificate: Retail Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  66610   Further Education and Training Certificate: Short Term Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-07-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  57613   Further Education and Training Certificate: Short-Term Risk Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  INSETA 


    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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    5. Bikologix Projects 
    6. CAPE TOWN LABORATORIES EQUIPMENT 
    7. Coceka Consulting 
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    9. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
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    11. DIGGERS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 
    12. Digital Media Arts College 
    13. ELASON PRO-ACTIVE SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    14. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
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    16. FOSKOR (PTY) LTD 
    17. Growth Management Consulting 
    18. HARMONY GOLD MINING CO LTD 
    19. IALE School of Advanced Learning Education 
    20. InnerOut Training Solutions 
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    22. Jeppe College of Commerce and 
    23. Josmap Training Institute 
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    62. Vicmat Consultants 
    63. Vleisopleidingsentrum cc. 
    64. VSS College (Pty) LTD 
    65. VUTHLARI MARKETING CONSULTING 



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