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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Create opportunities for innovation and lead projects to meet innovative ideas 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15216  Create opportunities for innovation and lead projects to meet innovative ideas 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-05-02  2007-11-28  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-11-28   2011-11-28  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
252020  Create and manage an environment that promotes innovation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This is a Unit Standard intended for managers in all economic sectors. These managers would typically be second level managers such as heads of department, section heads or divisional heads, and may have more than one team reporting to them.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Keeping abreast of and analyse innovations or new developments.
  • Creating opportunities for innovation.
  • Leading projects to meet new, innovative ideas.
  • Reviewing new projects/procedures to determine effectiveness. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that people learning towards this Unit Standard are already competent in:
  • Communication at NQF level 4
  • Computer Literacy at NQF level 4
  • The Unit Standard entitled, "Analyse new developments reported in the media that could impact on a business sector or industry". 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Innovation is the bringing into being of something, which did not exist before, i.e. a product, a process or a thought/idea. Innovation happens when two or more ideas merge, that have never been merged before.
  • Techniques for increasing creativity include brainstorming, mind mapping, lateral thinking, problem solving techniques.
  • Steps for solving problems are; define problem, analyse problem, generate solutions, analyse solutions, select best solution, plan action.
  • Stakeholders used in the process could include; customers, suppliers, interest group. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Keep abreast of and analyse innovations or new developments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Latest innovations in the specific business sector are identified from a wide range of media. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. An indication is given of how the innovation or new technology could impact on the business sector and the department/division in particular. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The pros and cons of new technology or innovations are investigated and summarised in writing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. A recommendation is made as to whether the innovation should be further investigated with a view to application in the section/division/department. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Knowledge of innovations is used to assist with further innovations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Trends are identified and used to identify further opportunities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Create opportunities for innovation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The immediate team/group, the larger group and stakeholders are used in the innovation process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Elements of innovation are included in all regular team meetings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Techniques are used to increase creativity within the group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. A number of alternate solutions are generated for any given situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The problem solving process it used to innovate new ideas. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Lead projects to meet new, innovative ideas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The overall framework for the project reflects the innovative nature of the project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A new approach to work breakdown structure and task allocation is used in line with the innovative nature of the project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Controls are established in line with the innovative nature of the project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Project planning is approached with inputs from the team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. New ideas that emerge throughout the project are recorded and communicated for use throughout the project implementation or to initiate new projects. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Review new projects/procedures to determine effectiveness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. New plans adopted and innovated techniques introduced are monitored against team / section / division / department objectives to determine their effectiveness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A report is written on the effectiveness of the new plan/procedure/technique advising on its continuation, amendment and/or abandonment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Amendments are made to new plans/techniques/procedures , if necessary to make them more efficient / effective. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Alternative plans/procedures/techniques are drawn up if the innovative one is to be abandoned. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of this Unit Standard should be contextual and practical.
  • Assessors must be registered as an assessor with the Services SETA ETQA or an ETQA that represents the sector in which the learner is employed and which has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Services SETA ETQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the Services ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Services ETQA.
  • The mechanisms and requirements for moderation should be applied in accordance with the requirements of the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the Services ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Services ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Creative thinking techniques.
  • Problem solving steps.
  • Project management steps and processes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in order to innovate. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when generating new ideas and implementing projects. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities when implementing projects. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information when generating ideas. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with stakeholders new ideas as they emerge. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to assist with idea generation and to record ideas. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems and how innovations in one area could impact on another. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 252020, which is "Create and manage an environment that promotes innovation", Level 5, 6 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  61594   National Certificate: Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-02  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  49793   National Certificate: Productivity  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SABPP 
    Core  50060   National Certificate: Public Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Core  48888   National Diploma: Hiring Operations Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  SERVICES 
    Core  49794   National Diploma: Productivity  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  SABPP 
    Core  58601   National Certificate: Land Transport Planning  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  LG SETA 
    Fundamental  49626   National Certificate: Landcare Facilitation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  49745   National Certificate: Value Engineering  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  QCTO 
    Fundamental  49060   National Degree: Master Craftsmanship (Electrical)  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-12-31  EWSETA 
    Elective  49627   Further Education and Training Certificate: e Records Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Elective  50081   Further Education and Training Certificate: Leadership Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  50372   Further Education and Training Certificate: Municipal Finance and Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  49086   National Certificate: Auctioneering Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2011-02-16  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  58883   National Certificate: Fluid Power  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  49121   National Certificate: Interactive Media  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  49123   National Certificate: Journalism  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-10-18  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  58978   National Certificate: Journalism  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  50205   National Certificate: Municipal Integrated Development Planning  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  57805   National Certificate: Public Sector Employment and Skills Development Practices  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  49469   National Diploma: Complex Procurement  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Elective  62610   National Diploma: Copywriting  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58802   National Diploma: Disability Employment Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  SABPP 
    Elective  59256   National Diploma: Flight Dispatch  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Elective  49023   National Diploma: Liaison Interpreting  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  QCTO 
    Elective  48784   National Diploma: Translation  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-12-31  CHE 
    Elective  67460   National Diploma: Public Administration  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. ABA Sebenzi 
    2. Acrodia Investments 
    3. AfroXpert Performance Developement cc 
    4. Akhona Skills Fountain and Trading 
    5. All Access Holdings 
    6. Amabamba Recruitment 
    7. Amadube Investments CC 
    8. Amaqamu Project Management &Consulting 
    9. Artshub Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    11. ATTI Nelspruit Pty Ltd 
    12. AUBREY NYIKO BUSINESS ENTERPRISES 
    13. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    14. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    15. Bantubanye Skills 
    16. Batho Fela Ordinary People 
    17. Better Best Skills Development 
    18. BF QUALITY SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    19. Boland College Head Office 
    20. Boni Africa Events & Development 
    21. Break The Chains Development Services 
    22. Buena Vista Learning Academy 
    23. BW Khuzwayo Consulting CC 
    24. Capricorn FET College - Polokwane Campus 
    25. CHAMELEON PERFORMANCE IMPROVERS CC 
    26. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    27. Continuing Education Programme 
    28. CTAM Training and Consulting 
    29. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    30. Dean Institute Of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    31. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    32. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    33. DialNx Consultants 
    34. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    35. E-Login Business Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    36. Edutel Public Service Company 
    37. Edutraining Business College 
    38. Elangeni College for FET - Inanda Campus 
    39. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    40. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
    41. Ethekwini Corporate and Human Resources Skills Development Unit 
    42. Execuprime Business College (Pty) Ltd 
    43. Express Model 405 
    44. Extribyte (Pty) Ltd 
    45. Falcon Business Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    46. Fire Protection Association of Southern Africa 
    47. Free State Training and Development Institute 
    48. Frugatrax Consultants 
    49. GATYANA TRAINING ACADEMY 
    50. Glere Skills and Consultants 
    51. Globalwise Training & Consulting (PTY) Ltd. 
    52. Goitsikitso Enterprise Trading 
    53. Goldfields FET College - Tosa Campus 
    54. Growth Management Consulting 
    55. Gudlhuza Development Solutions cc 
    56. Hamonate Consulting 
    57. Harvitex cc 
    58. HDPSA GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    59. Hlaniki Investment Holdings 
    60. IALE School of Advanced Learning and Education (Pty) Ltd 
    61. Institute of Health and Social Care Studies 
    62. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    63. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    64. Jobafrik Consulting 
    65. K Shabangu FET College 
    66. KAGISHO BUSINESS CONCEPTS (Pty) LTD 
    67. KALIDEEN MANAGEMENT SERVICES 
    68. Kamanga Skills Projects 
    69. Karabo Ya Karabo 
    70. Kernel Management and Consulting (PTY) LTD. 
    71. Kgolo Institute 
    72. Khoali Education, Training and development consultants 
    73. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
    74. Kia Chuma 
    75. KMS COLLEGE 
    76. KOKANO PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    77. Lagnita Skills Solutions 
    78. LEMARK TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT 
    79. Lephalale FET College - Modimolle Campus 
    80. Letlhogela Business Consulting Pty Ltd 
    81. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    82. Makavila Suppliers CC. 
    83. Makhophila Business Enterprise 
    84. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    85. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    86. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    87. Maqhawe College 
    88. Masemase Consultancy CC. 
    89. Mass Computer Training And Printers 
    90. Matsila Holdings 
    91. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    92. Miczo's Enterprise 
    93. Mission Point Consulting 
    94. Mmalethabo Consulting 
    95. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    96. Motheo FET College - Bloemfontein Campus 
    97. Mowils Consultants 
    98. MTHENGENYA & ASSOCIATES 
    99. Mtk Corporation Solutions 
    100. Mvelaphanda Technologies 
    101. Ndrendre Building & General Services 
    102. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
    103. Networx for Career Development 
    104. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    105. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    106. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
    107. NS Global Academy 
    108. Outeniqua Leadership Institute 
    109. Paseka Business Enterprise 
    110. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    111. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    112. Powernexus 
    113. Pro-Active Public Services College (Pty) Ltd 
    114. Pro-African College (PTY) LTD 
    115. PRODIGY BUSINESS SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    116. PTDEV (Pty) Ltd 
    117. Pudi's Educational Services And Youth Development 
    118. Quick Leap Investment 
    119. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    120. Reflections Development Institute 
    121. Regen Institute of Leadership and Management Education 
    122. Regenesys School of Public Management 
    123. Saint Colonel Graduate Institute (PTY) Ltd 
    124. SAMDI 
    125. Sasalethu Consulting and Associates 
    126. SIMS KHULA TRAINING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT 
    127. SIYANQOBA SEMINARS 
    128. SIZA NESU TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    129. Sizanesu Consulting 
    130. Solstice Networks CC. 
    131. South African Film Institute 
    132. Tadi Training & Development Institute 
    133. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    134. Tankimo Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    135. The Crimson CO CC. 
    136. The People Architects 
    137. TIPP SOLUTIONS CC 
    138. Tloumogale Business Development & Consulting 
    139. Tradesman Consulting and Training Solutions 
    140. Trainyoucan 
    141. Tsebo Kitso Trainings 
    142. Tshelopele Development Institution 
    143. Tshwane Training Institute (PTY) LTD. 
    144. Ukhozi Consulting Cleaning Services 
    145. Umfolozi FET College 
    146. Umfolozi FET College - Central Office 
    147. Umgungundlovu FET College 
    148. Umqondo Consultancy 
    149. University of Fort Hare 
    150. University of Venda 
    151. V HERRMANNSEN AND ASSOCIATES CC 
    152. Vhembe FET College - Central Office 
    153. Vicmat Consultants 
    154. Vuselela FET College - Central Office 
    155. Vuselela FET College - Klerksdorp Campus 
    156. VUSHENI LEARNING ACADEMY 
    157. Waterberg FET College - Central Office 
    158. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 
    159. YAB Business Solutions (Pty)Ltd 



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