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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply problem solving strategies 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14927  Apply problem solving strategies 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Information Systems and Technology 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Information Technology and Computer Sciences 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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:
  • to provide fundamental knowledge of the areas covered
  • for those working in, or entering the workplace in the area of Business and Organisational Communication
  • as additional knowledge for those wanting to understand the areas covered

    People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Define and analyse the problem
  • Evaluate solutions
  • Implement the solution
    The performance of all elements is to a standard that allows for further learning in this area. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit value of this unit is based on a person having prior knowledge and skills to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental mathematics (at least at NQF Level 3)
  • Demonstrate competence to communicate in English (at least at NQF Level 3) 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Define and analyse the problem. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The definition ensures that the problem is examined and identified in terms of problem type, problem parameters, and possible causes 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The definition ensures that facts are collected to meet the problem requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The analysis ensures that problem components are identified to determine possible courses of action 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The analysis ensures that the problem is analysed for cross-cultural implications 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Evaluate solutions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The evaluation identifies possible solutions to the problem by using a range of problem solving techniques 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes, but is not limited to: Brainstorming; Mapping; Computer Modelling; Observation; Questionnaires; Experiments.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The evaluation establishes criteria for evaluating solutions to match the type of problem 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Duration; Causes; Effects
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Possible solutions are evaluated against established criteria 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The evaluation ensures that solutions are selected to meet established criteria and problem requirements 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Time; Budget; Resources; Legislative requirements
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement the solution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The implementation ensures that solutions are trialed and/ or monitored for effectiveness of problem solution 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Duration; Implications; Effects
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The implementation ensures that solutions are reviewed and modified, and practices are standardised where required 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Practices; Systems; Procedures; Records
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The implementation ensures that stakeholders are consulted during implementation 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The relevant Education and Training Quality Authority (ETQA) must accredit providers before they can offer programs of education and training assessed against unit standards

    Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Performance of all elements is to be carried out in accordance with organisation standards and procedures, unless otherwise stated. Organisation standards and procedures may cover: quality assurance, documentation, security, communication, health and safety, and personal behaviour. An example of the standards expected is the standards found in ISO 9000 Certified Organisations.
    2. Performance of all elements complies with the laws of South Africa, especially with regard to copyright, privacy, health and safety, and consumer rights.
    3. All activities must comply with any policies, procedures and requirements of the organisations involved, the ethical codes of relevant professional bodies and any relevant legislative and/ or regulatory requirements.
    4. Performance of all elements is to be completed within the normal range of time and cost that would be expected in a professional environment (eg. In a commercial or government organisation). 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of an organisation 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage him/her self and his/her activities responsibly and effectively 

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

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to his/her full personal development and the social and economic development of the society at large by being aware of the importance of: reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively, exploring education and career opportunities and developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Sub-Sub-Field: (Domain):Business and Organisational Communication 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65010   National Certificate: Aviation Support Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30  TETA 
    Core  49627   Further Education and Training Certificate: e Records Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Core  78965   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  78964   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  66370   Further Education and Training Certificate: Roof Truss Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  66789   National Certificate: Environmental Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Fundamental  24294   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-01-23  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  24293   National Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-01-23  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49129   Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC): Management and Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  58801   Further Education and Training Certificate: Environmental Noise Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  60652   Professional Qualification: Management and Administration  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  61489   National Certificate: Transport Operations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  49419   National Diploma: Business Consulting Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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. ABA Sebenzi 
    2. Academy of Training and Development 
    3. Afedile M Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Akadon Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    5. All Access Holdings 
    6. Amitek Business College 
    7. Ankalite (Pty) Limited 
    8. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    9. ATTI Nelspruit Pty Ltd 
    10. Bantubanye Skills 
    11. Bophelo Tota ICT Driving Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    12. Broadband College of Technology 
    13. Bytes People Solutions A Division of Altron TMT (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Calandra Trading 523(PTY) 
    15. Change Strategies Consulting Services CC 
    16. Claas Illustration 
    17. Competence computer and business management 
    18. Cradle Stars Trading Enterprise 
    19. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    20. CTU Training Solutions 
    21. DC Dynamic College of Commerce & Further Training (Pty) Ltd 
    22. Diversity technology Training Institute 
    23. DVG Property (Pty)Ltd 
    24. Ekasi IT Solutions CC 
    25. Elangeni Consulting 
    26. Fakazani Management Services 
    27. Falcon Business Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    28. Forek Institute of Technology (Pty) Ltd 
    29. Forestcom 
    30. Gabasega Consulting and Training Centre 
    31. Gauteng College of Engineering and Technology (PTY) LTD 
    32. Gegana Computer Academy and Business Solutions cc 
    33. Golden Step Campus (Pty) Ltd. 
    34. Green Skills Academy 
    35. Icando 
    36. iLearn Corporate Services PTY LTD 
    37. Inafrica General Trading Pty LTD 
    38. Information Technology Resource Centre 
    39. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    40. iSolve Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    41. Izwelethu Black Diamond 
    42. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    43. Josmap Training Institute 
    44. KAGISHO BUSINESS CONCEPTS (Pty) LTD 
    45. Kellery Projects 
    46. Kelsey Events and Business Consulting 
    47. Kezla Investments 
    48. King Sabata Dalindyebo TVET College 
    49. KN Business Solutions 
    50. Kuyakhula Development Initiatives 
    51. Lanseria International Airport Pty Ltd 
    52. Leseding Computer Systems (Pty) Ltd 
    53. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    54. Londimvelo Consultants 
    55. M-cot Corporate Training 
    56. Mabuya Amahle Trading 
    57. Makaota Training Consultants 
    58. Malope IT Solutions 
    59. Mamuhle Academy 
    60. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    61. Masizakhe Leanerships cc 
    62. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    63. Mitek Industries SA ( Pty) Ltd 
    64. MML Consulting CC. 
    65. Mosadikago Trading Cc 
    66. Mpeza Training and Development Specialist 
    67. MUHANGWENE DEVELOPMENT ENTERPRISE 
    68. National Computer College Cc 
    69. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    70. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    71. Ocule IT cc 
    72. On the Ball College Pty ltd 
    73. Overcomers Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    74. Peluma Environmental And Training Services 
    75. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    76. Poshido Training 
    77. Progressive School of Business and Engineering (Pty) 
    78. Prophesy Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    79. PROSERV SA (PTY) LTD 
    80. Rand Training College 
    81. Sanctus Holdings PTY Ltd 
    82. Sebenzisanane Human Capital 
    83. SEDIBENG 
    84. Sivile Housing Association RSA 
    85. Star Light Consulting 
    86. Success Christian Training Centre 
    87. Taal-Net Training Institute 
    88. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    89. Tasc Business Consulting and Training 
    90. Thando Consulting Services 
    91. Thinking Mind Trading 
    92. Titan Trade Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    93. Transafric Consulting Pty Ltd 
    94. Tshwane College of Commerce and Computer 
    95. Umbuso Training Services (Pty) Ltd. 
    96. Vhutshilo Health And Training Organisation 
    97. Vicmat Consultants 
    98. Whitestone College 
    99. Wongintuthuko Projects 
    100. XL AT Consulting CC 
    101. Yonga Umhlaba Waste and Environmental Management Services (PTY) 
    102. ZJ Africa Learn (Pty) Ltd 



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