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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Managing self-development 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7997  Managing self-development 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
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 
A learner accredited with this standard will be able to effectively plan their professional development and implement their personal career plans to improve their functioning in the broader work and social environment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
NQF 1 or General Education and Training Certificate.
Basic Business Principles CFH 04 preferable. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The applied competency expressed in this standard cover a variety of familiar and unfamiliar processes requiring a range of innovative responses based on informed judgment and analytical interpretation of information by the learner, who has complete responsibility for the quantity and quality of output. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify the skills and knowledge required for the development of his/her career path. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Identify the skills and knowledge required for the development of his/her career path, giving cognisance to personal objectives and present and future requirements of the individuals organisational role. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Understand the concepts associated with the field of self-development (e.g. career path, organisational culture, goals, etc). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Produce evidence of the process of self-evaluation and self-analysis and demonstrate the utilisation of the information in a self-development plan displaying realistic, challenging and measurable objectives, both in the short and long term. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. At regular intervals, produce evidence of ownership of career plan and of specific steps taken to implement and update the plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Show evidence of researching training and development options with respect to selecting optimal resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Understand internal and external structures (e.g. statutory requirements and human resources development procedures) designed to assist in self-development. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Make and update his/her personal plans for developing skills. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Make and update his/her personal plans for developing skills to improve his/her performance where such plans contain challenging, realistic and measurable objectives. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Understand the concepts associated with the field of self-development (e.g. career path, organisational culture, goals, etc). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Produce evidence of the process of self-evaluation and self-analysis and demonstrate the utilisation of the information in a self-development plan displaying realistic, challenging and measurable objectives, both in the short and long term. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. At regular intervals, produce evidence of ownership of career plan and of specific steps taken to implement and update the plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Show evidence of researching training and development options with respect to selecting optimal resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Understand internal and external structures (e.g. statutory requirements and human resources development procedures) designed to assist in self-development. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Prioritise goals and objectives. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Prioritise goals and objectives, taking cognisance of organisational opportunities and constraints, policies, requirements and personal resources (e.g. internal or external). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Understand the concepts associated with the field of self-development (e.g. career path, organisational culture, goals, etc). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Produce evidence of the process of self-evaluation and self-analysis and demonstrate the utilisation of the information in a self-development plan displaying realistic, challenging and measurable objectives, both in the short and long term. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. At regular intervals, produce evidence of ownership of career plan and of specific steps taken to implement and update the plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Show evidence of researching training and development options with respect to selecting optimal resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Understand internal and external structures (e.g. statutory requirements and human resources development procedures) designed to assist in self-development. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Select mechanisms for pursuing feedback. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Select mechanisms for pursuing feedback of current levels of competence and personal growth (e.g. communicate with superiors), and planning the appropriate corrective action to accomplish his/her objectives. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Understand the concepts associated with the field of self-development (e.g. career path, organisational culture, goals, etc). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Produce evidence of the process of self-evaluation and self-analysis and demonstrate the utilisation of the information in a self-development plan displaying realistic, challenging and measurable objectives, both in the short and long term. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. At regular intervals, produce evidence of ownership of career plan and of specific steps taken to implement and update the plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Show evidence of researching training and development options with respect to selecting optimal resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Understand internal and external structures (e.g. statutory requirements and human resources development procedures) designed to assist in self-development. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Source, select and utilise the requisite resources. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Source, select and utilise the requisite resources for the successful achievement of planned objectives, drawing on the experience and guidance of senior management. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Understand the concepts associated with the field of self-development (e.g. career path, organisational culture, goals, etc). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Produce evidence of the process of self-evaluation and self-analysis and demonstrate the utilisation of the information in a self-development plan displaying realistic, challenging and measurable objectives, both in the short and long term. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. At regular intervals, produce evidence of ownership of career plan and of specific steps taken to implement and update the plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Show evidence of researching training and development options with respect to selecting optimal resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Understand internal and external structures (e.g. statutory requirements and human resources development procedures) designed to assist in self-development. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Identify ways to minimise digressions or obstacles. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Identify ways to minimise digressions or obstacles for the successful achievement of self-development objectives, making contingency plans if required (e.g. delegate work responsibilities). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Understand the concepts associated with the field of self-development (e.g. career path, organisational culture, goals, etc). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Produce evidence of the process of self-evaluation and self-analysis and demonstrate the utilisation of the information in a self-development plan displaying realistic, challenging and measurable objectives, both in the short and long term. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. At regular intervals, produce evidence of ownership of career plan and of specific steps taken to implement and update the plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Show evidence of researching training and development options with respect to selecting optimal resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Understand internal and external structures (e.g. statutory requirements and human resources development procedures) designed to assist in self-development. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the Freight Handling Chamber of the Transport SETA and/or relevant ETQA.

3. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
The learners can understand, explain and apply:

1. The impact of an "internal locus of control" and understanding of personal motivating and de-motivating factors in one's self-responsibility for current and future personal development, as part of the lifelong learning process

2. Techniques of assessing personal potential, strengths and development needs and appreciation of the values of these to organisations.

3. National legislation relating to career growth and skills development (e.g. Skills Development Bill) in order to identify opportunities for self-development.

4. Resources (e.g. in-house training schemes, Human Resource department, guidance counselling, bursaries etc) available to the learner to assist or support in the planning and execution of his self-development plan.

5. Personal motivating and/or demotivating factors (e.g. incorporating principles of Maslow's hierarchy of needs).

6. Basic performance management principles (regular feedback on performance) and how to interpret and use such feedback constructively.

7. The different skills and knowledge required in order to progress into different organisational levels and career options.

8. The need to update, adapt and change developmental plans in response to a dynamic (ongoing learning) environment, including social, economic, political organisational and technological factors (micro, meso, macro).

9. The constraints in the business world for immediate recognition for acquired competencies (e.g. career advancement). 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems when encountering obstacles to personal development. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Manage and organise oneself in adapting existing self-development plans to meeting the requirements of changing work and personal contexts. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in researching and selecting the most appropriate resources in a dynamic environment for the updating/amending/fulfilment of self-development plan. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Demonstrate initiative in identifying and utilising opportunities and taking responsibility for self-development within a dynamic environment.

Demonstrate ability to create/foster an environment conducive to self-development (e.g. part of study group, self-discipline). 

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

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Core  57831   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
Fundamental  14574   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-12-03  TETA 
Elective  13716   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-06-29  TETA 
Elective  50285   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
Elective  58782   Further Education and Training Certificate: Plumbing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2024-12-05  CETA 
Elective  58779   Further Education and Training Certificate: Production Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
Elective  58581   National Certificate: Air Traffic Support  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
Elective  49743   National Certificate: Manufacturing Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
Elective  49853   National Diploma: Defensive Mission Control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2008-09-17  Was SAS SETA 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. 123 Mulani Investment 
2. AAH Skills and Development 
3. ACT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT 
4. Adimire Operators Skills Training Centre 
5. Advanced Assessments and Training Pty Ltd 
6. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
7. Africa Training Centre 
8. Afro Fleet (Pty) Ltd 
9. Akane Training Academy 
10. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
11. Algoa Bus Company 
12. All-in-one Driving Academy 
13. Andebe Group 
14. Anderson Transport Pty Ltd 
15. Andzanie Trading Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
16. Athenam Consulting Pty Ltd 
17. Aviation Training Academy 
18. Aviwe Business Development Services 
19. Bakubung Driver Training and consultants CC 
20. Bc Training Academy 
21. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
22. Bev Short Training Consultants 
23. Big J Training Academy 
24. Blacken Security Services 
25. Bokgoni Training And Development 
26. Bolton Business College & Computer Studies 
27. BPL Academy 
28. Braune Training (Pty) Ltd 
29. Brilliant Skills Development & Training Solutions 
30. Builders Training Centre 
31. Bumbene Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
32. Buscor 
33. BYTES PEOPLE SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
34. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
35. Centre for Logistics Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
36. CHAMDOR DRIVER TRAINING CC 
37. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
38. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
39. Coega Development Corporation 
40. College of Cape Town 
41. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
42. COLLEGE OF CAPE TOWN FOR FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING 
43. Commercial professional driver academy (PTY) Ltd 
44. Commercial professional driver academy PTY Ltd 
45. Commercial Transport Academy CTA Pty Ltd 
46. Crossroads Distribution (Pty) Ltd - Johannesburg 
47. CSG Skills Institute 
48. DB Schenker Logistics Campus MEA Pty Ltd 
49. Dee-Bravo Training Centre 
50. Dees Driver Training Centre 
51. Dionysus Skills Development Initiative 
52. DQ Staffing Solutions 
53. DSL Training and Projects (PTY) LTD 
54. Dynamic Institute of Training S.A 
55. EDU - FLEET 
56. Edu Wize Group Pty Ltd 
57. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
58. ESS Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
59. Evaflex 
60. Excellect 209 (PTY) LTD 
61. Excellect 209 PTY LTD 
62. False Bay College 
63. Garden City Trading (Pty) Ltd 
64. Global Education Initiatives NPC 
65. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
66. Global Star Trading (Pty) Ltd 
67. Golden Arrow Bus Services_pty Ltd 
68. GREENRIM TRAINING PTY LTD 
69. Halfway Service Station 
70. Hazchemwize (PTY) Ltd 
71. He and She Driver Training Centre 
72. Humrec Human Resource Training 
73. Ikaheng HR Services Pty Ltd 
74. Imperial Logistics & Transport A Div Of Imper 
75. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
76. Inkqubela Consultants 
77. Inkwenkwezi Private College & Skills Development cc 
78. Innovative Shared Services 
79. Intercape Mainliner 
80. Interlink Technical Training 
81. Interstate Bus Lines 
82. Invisible Footsteps (Pty) Ltd 
83. Iyanda Holdings(Pty) Ltd 
84. JOYEVE TRADING ENTERPRISE (PTY) LTD 
85. Jumpstart Training Institute Pty Ltd 
86. KDS Centre for Skills Development and Training Pty Ltd 
87. Khabanyane Training and development 
88. Khulani HR Consultancy (Pty) Ltd 
89. Kitta Transport Training Academy 
90. KLM Empowered Human Solution Specialists 
91. Kukhula Global Projects 
92. Kulika Training and Consultancy Pty Ltd 
93. KVR Training and Business Solutions 
94. KZN Taxi and Commuter Corporation NPC 
95. L S Nkosi CC 
96. Learncorp 
97. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
98. Legacy Tourism and Business Institute of SA 
99. Leps Training Consultants 
100. Limadi Industrial Projects 
101. Little Treehouse Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
102. LTM Training & Remote Learning Solutions 
103. LTM Training and Remote Learning Solutions 
104. Lwaze Lwanda General Traders CC 
105. MadibengGeneral Suppliers 
106. Madidi Supply Chain Institute & Business Institute 
107. Maesela Phaladi Investment and Construction PTY LTD 
108. Makwedeng Training 
109. Maliwa Investment (Pty)Ltd 
110. Margie Angamuthu Training (Pty) Ltd 
111. Masakhane Further Education and Training 
112. MASUTHA TRAINING AND SECURITY SERVICES 
113. Misty Blue Trading 286 
114. Mnce Trading cc 
115. Mpofu Engineering Projects 
116. MPUMALANGA REGIONAL TRAINING TRUST 
117. MTL Training and Projects 
118. National Training Institute (NTI) 
119. Ncameni Kasizane Skills Development PTY LTD 
120. Ndikho Ndinani Protection (Pty) Ltd 
121. NDWAMATO TRAINING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
122. Ndwamato Training Solutions PTY LTD 
123. Networx for Career Development 
124. Ngakatse Trading 
125. Nirvana Training Academy 
126. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
127. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
128. Novi General Services 
129. Nowethu Learning Institute cc 
130. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
131. Ntsoaki Driving School 
132. Open Learning Group 
133. OSR Trading 
134. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
135. Pal Passenger Bus Services 
136. People Agility 
137. Phemela Isago Academy (Pty) Ltd 
138. Phephani Learnerships cc 
139. Pietersburg Labour Consultants 
140. Powermove Trade and Invest Pty Ltd 
141. Precision skills development and training 
142. Primeserv Corporate Solutions 
143. Primeserv Corporate Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
144. Pro Driver Training (Pty) Ltd 
145. Production Management Institute (PMI) 
146. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
147. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
148. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
149. PUTCO Limited 
150. PUTCO Pty Ltd 
151. Quantum Leap College Pty Ltd 
152. RAM Transport (South Africa)(Pty)Ltd 
153. Rasehlo Transport and Tourism 
154. Re Tshepeng Holdings 
155. RICHARDS BAY COAL TEMINAL COMPANY LIMITED (Legacy) 
156. Royal Impression Academy 
157. S-Squared Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
158. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
159. Sabela Learning Academy 
160. Safe and Eco Driving Pty Ltd 
161. Sanda Skills Development (Pty) Ltd 
162. SC Training 
163. School of Shipping 
164. SDC Transport and Logistics (Pty) Ltd 
165. Segaole Driving School 
166. Seng''khona Trading Enterprise 129 cc 
167. SESANA PROJECTS 
168. Shipping And Transport College Pty Ltd 
169. Sisabenza Operator Training (PTY) LTD 
170. Siyashayela Training and Development 
171. SN Pool Transport 
172. Sophia''s Excellence Driving Academy 
173. Sophia's Excellence Driving Academy 
174. South African Transport Centre of Excellence 
175. SPINA Consultancy cc Cape Town 
176. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
177. SVA Training 
178. Sylman Training Consultancy 
179. THABO Training and Services 
180. The Assessment Zone (Pty) Ltd 
181. The Skills Authority 
182. The Skills Development Corporation Private 
183. Thobologo Training and Education Group 
184. Thwala Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
185. TIESPRO (Pty) Ltd 
186. Tovani Traiding 299 
187. Training Consultant and SD College 
188. Training Force 
189. Triton Express (Pty) Ltd 
190. Triton Express Pty Ltd 
191. Tshireletso Multi-skills and Training 
192. Twin Mark Strategy and Management Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
193. Uhlumelo Training and Development Solutions 
194. Umfolozi FET College 
195. Uzoyithola Training and Consulting 
196. Value Logistics Limited 
197. Vhonisani Training Academy & Projects 
198. WAL TRAINING 
199. West Coast TVET College 
200. Wheelman S A 
201. WHSE Training College (Pty) Ltd 
202. Yab Business Solution 
203. Yes We Can Consulting Pty Ltd 
204. Zambuko Training Enterprise 



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.