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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Co-ordinate the improvement of productivity within a functional unit 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114884  Co-ordinate the improvement of productivity within a functional unit 
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-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 for all persons who are directly involved in the co-ordination of productivity reports and continuous improvement of productivity.

People credited with this standard are able to:
  • Analyse the quantitative and non-quantitative factors influencing productivity to identify the root causes of low productivity in a functional unit.
  • Identify the interventions and develop plans to remove the identified root causes.
  • Co-ordinate the implementation of interventions of various organisational units within the functional unit.
  • Review the implementation of the interventions and set new targets continuously. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF level 3
  • Mathematical skills on NQF 2
  • The Unit standard: "Formulate and implement an action plan to improve productivity within an organisational unit" 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse the quantitative and non-quantitative factors influencing productivity. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Analyse the quantitative and non-quantitative factors influencing productivity to identify the root causes of low productivity in a functional unit. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Quantitative factors could include but are not limited to wastage, efficiency, utilisation, absenteeism and labour turnover, and qualitative factors can include, but are not limited to: motivation; communication; competencies; grievances; management and leadership; policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate methods are selected to analyse the relationship between productivity measurements and factors influencing productivity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Methods could include but are not limited to trend analysis, value analysis, Pareto analysis, cause and effect analysis.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Selected methods are correctly applied to interpret the relationship between productivity measurements and both quantitative and non-quantitative factors influencing productivity in order to identify the root causes of changes in productivity levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Root causes are correctly identified and classified as either controllable or not by the unit. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Root causes could include but are limited to process-related factors, people factors, systems factors, workplace related problems, organisational policy, managerial factors and, external factors. Identify the interventions and develop plans to remove the identified root causes.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify the interventions and develop plans to remove the identified root causes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Root causes outside the control of the unit but within the control of the organisation are referred to the appropriate unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate interventions to remove identified controllable root causes are identified and plans are developed to remove the root causes in compliance with organisational policies and strategies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Linkages with plans developed by other organisational units are designed to optimise the impact of actions taken. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Co-ordinate the implementation of interventions of various organisational units. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Co-ordinate the implementation of interventions of various organisational units within the functional unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Objectives and standards to improve productivity are communicated to supervisors and team leaders within the functional unit in order to gain support. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Specific responsibilities, objectives and milestones to improve productivity are allocated according to the plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Achievement of objectives is monitored according to the planned milestones. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate actions to maintain and motivate improved performance are taken on an on-going basis. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Review the implementation of the interventions and set new targets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Actual performance for each objective is evaluated against the set standards and appropriate changes to interventions are implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Achievements by individuals and teams are acknowledged and appropriate incentives are administered. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Targets set are achievable and represent improved productivity. 


    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 or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.

    2. 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

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

    Therefore anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution, which is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    This includes:
  • Methods to analyse relationships between productivity measures and the measurement of the factors that influence productivity and their application
  • Methods to determine root causes of productivity changes and their application
  • Design of productivity improvement projects
  • Management of productivity improvement projects, including:
    Setting productivity objectives and milestones
    Productivity communication skills (productivity language)
    Characteristics of a productivity champion
  • Motivational and reinforcement models and their situational application 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems by using critical and creative thinking by:
  • Identifying and planning necessary interventions to remove identified root causes 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team by:
  • Co-ordinating the activities related to the removal of the identified root causes 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Planning necessary interventions to remove identified root causes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Analysing the quantitative factors influencing productivity to identify the root causes of low productivity in an organisational unit. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by:
  • Communicating objectives and standards for the specific activities to improve productivity to members of the unit in order to gain support. 

  • 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
    Core  58779   Further Education and Training Certificate: Production Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  49793   National Certificate: Productivity  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SABPP 
    Core  49794   National Diploma: Productivity  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  SABPP 
    Elective  93996   Further Education and Training Certificate: Contact Centre Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  66489   Further Education and Training Certificate: Foundry Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  MERSETA 
    Elective  64209   Further Education and Training Certificate: Metals Production  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49059   National Diploma: Master Craftsmanship (Electrical)  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  EWSETA 
    Elective  50333   National Diploma: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  ETDP SETA 


    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. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    2. College of Production Technology 
    3. Enjo Consultants 
    4. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    5. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    6. Maccauvlei Learning Academy 
    7. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    8. Ndivuka Skills Development 
    9. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    10. Organisation Development International (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    11. Organisational Development International (TP) 
    12. Production Management Institute 
    13. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    14. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    15. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    16. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    17. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    18. Rema Tip Top SA (Pty) Ltd (BENONI) (TP) 
    19. Sabela Learning Academy 
    20. SAKHISISIZWE PROJECTS 
    21. Samancor Chrome Ltd T/A Khuphuka Training & Development (MIDDELBURG) ( 
    22. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    23. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    24. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    25. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    26. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
    27. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 



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