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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Understand Management Practices 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14061  Understand Management Practices 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Power Plant Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
The person credited with this unit standard will be able to gathers, analyse relevant micro information of events and situations; gathers and supply micro related information in order to resolve work related problems; use basic planning principles; understand quality orientation. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Communication level 2. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
N/A 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Gather, analyse relevant information of events and situations. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
From micro to business unit issues. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Relevant information supplied when an incident has occured. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Information displayed before submitting data to allow for influencing. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Validated data to be summarized and paraphrased from verbal information. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Key role players to be consulted for information needed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Detailed information supplied in context of the situation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Consequences of events calculated and evaluated against the respective situation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Own assumptions and pre-assumptions questioned. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8. Cause and affect relationship indentified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
9. Information obtained through effective questioning and evaluation validated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
10. Rationally and systematically evaluate information. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Gathers and supplies micro related information in order to resolve work related problems. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Logically gather information. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Root causes of problems identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Root cause identification processes supported. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Information validated before supplying information for decision making. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Relevant information gathered, analysed and supplied. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Rational and systematically evaluate data, before supplying information. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Decisions supported and participate in event. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8. Actions plans changed if original plan does not deliver dsire outcomes. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Apply basic planning and organising principles. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Within own performance 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Basic principles of planning and organising understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Stakeholders Assisted in updating action plans.(Areas of progress) 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Action plans supported and responsibility accepted. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Team members involved in the planning and co-ordination of work. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Feedback supplied in order to monitor progress. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Understands quality orientation. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Within own job to team 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. High personal standards displayed in own work. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Sub-standard performances understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Impact of low quality work in the team explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Value of procedural compliance understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Work processes developed and implemented to improve performance. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Quality management understood. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
SAQA requirements.

Moderation:

Power Plant Standard Generating Body. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Management principles. 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
N/A 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identifying & solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization, and community. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organising and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collecting, analysing, organizing and critically evaluating information. 

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

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

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
Contributing to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large, by making it the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
a. Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
b. Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
c. Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts.
d. Exploring education and career opportunities.
e. Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

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 
Occupational Role:

Power Plant Operator.

Assessment to be developed with learning providers. 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Elective  61569   Further Education and Training Certificate: Power Plant Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
Elective  23678   National Certificate: Fossil Power Plant Operation  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
Elective  23735   National Certificate: Hydro Power Plant Operation  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Elective  23733   National Certificate: Nuclear Power Plant Operation  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


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. ESKOM DRANKENSBURG PUMP STORAGE (PEAKING) 
2. ESKOM INGULA PUMP STORAGE SCHEME (PEAKING) 
3. Kelvin Power (Pty) Ltd 
4. MPUMELELO TRAINING 



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