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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare oneself for employment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14666  Prepare oneself for employment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Life Skills 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies People/Human-Centred Development 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
ABET Level 4  Regular-Fundamental  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 for any learner who needs to prepare for the world of work in terms of career opportunities and to find employment.

A learner credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Explore work opportunities in the formal and informal sectors of the economy.
  • Identify opportunities for own employment.
  • Select an appropriate training programme to access chosen employment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply for employment.

    The unit standard will also contribute to the full development of the learner and is also important for economic transformation.

    This unit standard is intended for any person, from all backgrounds and South African society. It may be used a core or elective component within a GETC or any vocationally based qualification. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explore work opportunities in the formal and informal sectors of the economy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Sources of information relating to employment opportunities are identified in the local community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Advertisements for work employment are categorised according to skills acquired for each. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The advantages and disadvantages of such employment possibilities are compared and a decision is made as to which is the best option. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify opportunities for own employment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Own potential, acquired skills and interests are identified through a process of self-evaluation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Own employment requirements are listed in order of importance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Employment and training opportunities are compared with to own skills and employment priorities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Possible employment opportunities are identified based on own skills, interests and priorities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Select an appropriate training programme to access chosen employment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Personal preference for a possible training programme is indicated with reference to interests, skills, employment and work sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Benefits, time frames and personal circumstances are listed in order to motivate a specific training choice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A training programme is investigated in terms of potential career progression and portability of skills. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Portability means that you can transfer/use skills in different employment situations.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate the ability to apply for employment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Procedures and methods to be followed when seeking employment are demonstrated for telephonic, by-hand, written and face-to-face applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Documentation for an employment application is prepared for a specific position. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Documentation may include a Curriculum Vitae or a portfolio of evidence with certificates and reference letters.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of this Unit Standard should be contextual and practical as far as possible.
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Assessors, accredited by the appropriate ETQA, will assess a learner`s competency.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the appropriate ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the appropriate ETQA.
  • Accreditation and moderation mechanisms and requirements must meet the requirements of SAQA ensuring that the processes that are followed are transparent, affordable and support the development of the NQF.
  • It is recommended that the outcomes of this unit standard may be assessed in conjunction with unit standards from the focus areas of social and personal development. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    The following developmental outcomes are addressed in this unit standard:

    1. The learner is able to reflect on and explore a variety of strategies to learn more effectively by choosing a training programme that can improve his/her career opportunities.
    2. The learner is able to explore education and career opportunities when identifying training and educational needs and setting goals for further education and training.
    3. The learner is able to link training options to entrepreneurial opportunities by developing current and new skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify various training and developmental opportunities to boost career progression. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively by making choices based on gathered information regarding interests and skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by gathering and evaluating work sector information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively by using overall or non-verbal procedures and methods to apply for employment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to contribute to the full personal development of him/herself by identifying career opportunities and related training opportunities and based on potential, interests, an needs of the work sector. 

    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
    Elective  71751   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-09-16  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  73249   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training: Academic Curriculum  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2021-06-30  UMALUSI 
    Elective  49552   General Education and Training Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG 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. A4 Consultancy CC 
    2. ABA Sebenzi 
    3. Agisanang SA Training 
    4. Amabamba Recruitment 
    5. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    6. Bantubanye Skills 
    7. Buena Vista Learning Academy 
    8. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    9. Dean Institute Of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    11. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    12. Icando 
    13. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    14. Kgolo Institute 
    15. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
    16. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    17. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    18. Mashphe Logistics Services 
    19. Mind Magic Consulting 
    20. Mission Point Consulting 
    21. Networx for Career Development 
    22. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    23. NS Global Academy 
    24. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    25. PWI CORPORATE TRAINING PTY LTD 
    26. RLSTP Training & Development (PTY) LTD. 
    27. Senelo Trading CC 
    28. The Crimson CO CC. 
    29. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    30. Tshwane Skills Training Centre 
    31. University of Venda 
    32. Vicmat Consultants 
    33. XL AT Consulting CC 
    34. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 



    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.