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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Understand Constructive Thinking 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14064  Understand Constructive Thinking 
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  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 
The person credited with this unit standard will know and understand sound thought processing; big picture conceptualization through different elements of thinking; pro-active thought processing by supporting the outcome; mental alertness to utilize new information/technology in work processes. 

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 
Conceptualize big picture by understanding and supporting different levels of thinking. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Elements of thinking - from micro level to metal level, from own environment to support of team members. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Different levels of thinking understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Correlation between different event understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Big picture thinking concepts understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Key element of situation identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Concepts of how Inputs result into desided outputs understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Information regarding different event identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Related information forward and validate in order to understand the situation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8. Principles of "thinking about thinking" understood. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Pro-actively acts to influence/change the future/outcome towards desired objectives. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Thought processing - passive - do nothing, re-active- acts on the stimuli from the BU, pre-active- predict what might happen and changes his/her thinking accordingly, pro-active- influences the future with thinking in order to change the stumuli. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Inputs managed to meet desired Outcome. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Changes proposed in practices or procedures to have a desire outcome. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Proposals proactively offers on how to influence inputs or processes. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Individually reacts in context, without being asked. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Work practices/procedures Challeged. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Understands new processes, information and technologies. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Process information and technologies - current to new, department to own job 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. New information regarding the execution of work aspects understood according to procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. New work processes, information and technologies understood according to procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. New ideas/views/opinions supported. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. New systems/software/technical improvements utilised according to specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Applies new work related developments effectively. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. New technologies/tasks/job Interpreted correctly according to specefications. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Saqa requirements

Moderation:
Power Plant Standard Generating Body. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Thought processes 

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:
  • 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 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. 

    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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