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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use adaptive thinking to perform problem-solving in diverse work and academic settings 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259940  Use adaptive thinking to perform problem-solving in diverse work and academic settings 
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  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 part of a series that develops cognitive skills in learners.

Frequently individuals and organisations do not use appropriate planning and problem-solving techniques or adapt existing methods when conceiving and implementing strategies, resulting in a waste of time and resources. There is a twofold reason for this:
  • Individuals are often unaware of the methodologies that exist to facilitate the use of strategies to solve problems.
  • The cognitive functions that underpin the processes of organising, planning and problem-solving are frequently un- or under-developed in many persons.

    This unit standard is one step in addressing this situation.

    A learner who achieves this unit standard will be able to:
  • Implement problem formulation techniques of increasing degrees of complexity and novelty.
  • Analyse and clarify components of a problem.
  • Determine parameters and strategise for task solutions.
  • Implement strategy and monitor performance.
  • Evaluate strategy application and adapt where necessary to changing circumstances and/or task requirements. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication at NQF Level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify problem formulation techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Strategies for the formulation of a problem are explored. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The problem is understood and formulated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse and clarify components of a problem. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Components of a problem are identified, disembedded, segregated and described as component parts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relationship between parts are identified and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information generated by analysis is organised in terms of the requirements for problem solution. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Determine parameters and strategise for task solution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Objectives are clarified to achieve problem resolution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hypothesising is undertaken to identify tentative solutions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Strategies are identified and refined to attempt problem resolution. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement strategy and monitor performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A preferred strategy is implemented to attempt problem resolution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods of monitoring implementation are identified and customised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The efficacy of the implemented strategy is monitored on an on-going basis. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Evaluate strategy application and adapt where necessary to changing circumstances and/or task requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Strategy application is evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Changing circumstances and/or task requirements are catalogued regularly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Strategies are adapted where necessary to meet changing circumstances and/or task requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be a constituent assessor registered with the relevant ETQA.
  • Both internal and external moderation of the assessment will be quality assured by the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution or provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Cognitive Theory. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    This unit standard also supports the development of the following Developmental Outcomes:
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts.
  • Exploring education and career opportunities.
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made by developing, practical, implementable plans. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community in devising and implementing effective plans to attain common objectives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively. 

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

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environments and health of others in devising plans that are eco-sensitive. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation and that all plans, to be effective need to fit into a real world, holistic 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 is part of a series that has been developed to address the development of cognitive literacy. Obviously no one unit standard can address the multiplicity of cognitive functions, operations and strategies that are required for effective thinking. Taken as a whole however, the series is designed to address most of the cognitive functions required at the various phases of the mental act. This unit standard can be used for any method of cognitive development. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48883   Further Education and Training Certificate: Small Business Advising (Information Support)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  48886   National Certificate: Business Advising  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-11-11  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. Ahadi Engineering and Training Enterprise 
    2. Catiza Training and Skills Development 
    3. GRACE AND GUARDIAN PTY LTD 
    4. Khuthele Management and Consulting Pvt Ltd 
    5. LETA Professional Training and Services 
    6. Manje Compliance and Consulting 
    7. MCD South Africa 
    8. New Heights 1082 
    9. TRAINING YOUNG MINDS 
    10. Umzansi Fretex Consultancy 



    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.