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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Practice effective team work in a venture 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114597  Practice effective team work in a venture 
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 aimed at learners who would like to identify and develop within themselves strategies to work effectively in a group in an entrepreneurial context.

In order to contribute to the development of society at large the unit standard will make the learner aware of the importance of the entrepreneur in creating effective team strategies in new ventures.

The qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Describe effective groups and identify group stages.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the criteria for working as a member of a group.
  • Work autonomously and collaborate with other team members.
  • Participate in building relations between group members and stakeholders.
  • Make a positive contribution to team coherence, image and spirit.
  • Respect personal, ethical, religious and cultural differences to enhance interaction between team members.
  • Evaluate team performance in own business. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in computer literacy, numeracy, literacy and communications at NQF level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The individual's context may include family, community, spaza, organisation or business (services, manufacturing, trade and retail industries).
  • Group dynamics are not limited to commitment, energy, need to achieve, tolerance for stress, decisiveness, and ability to deal with failure, ability to identify opportunities, to make informed decisions, ability to manage risk and time management within a group.
  • Psycho-social barriers contributing to success and/or failure of groups.
  • Group work and group dynamics. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe effective groups and identify group stage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Effective groups are described and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Advantages and disadvantages of group work are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reasons for effective teamwork in business are identified and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role of group identity for the business is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The stages in group dynamics are identified and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Skills, aptitudes, personality and values within the specific group are identified and clearly differentiated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The importance of effective group behaviour is analysed in context of a specific new venture. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the criteria for working as a member of a group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Criteria for working as a member for a team are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Behaviours conducive to working as a member of a group are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Team dynamics are explained in context of own venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Consequences of disruptive behaviour to team performance are evaluated for own business. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Work autonomously and collaborate with other team members. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Other team members are given sufficient support for them to achieve the business objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    There is consultation with other members involved in the venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Authority levels of all the team members are identified and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Collaboration reflects the needs of all team members. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Behaviour promoted is constructive, non-disruptive and influences the success and productivity of the team. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Participate in building relations between group members and stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of team relations between members and stakeholders is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Stakeholders of own business are identified and their needs explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Communications with stakeholders promotes open and frank discussions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Commitments to stakeholders are honoured and met. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Make a positive contribution to team coherence, image and spirit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The needs and objectives of team members regarding image and team spirit are identified and contextualised for own venture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods and techniques for building team coherence and spirit are identified and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Commitment to time-keeping and time-frames are honoured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Feedback is provided to team members which leads to constructive working relationships. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Respect personal, ethical, religious and cultural differences to enhance interaction between members 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Respect personal, ethical, religious and cultural differences to enhance interaction between team members. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Differences between team members are identified and acknowledged. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of showing respect to all stakeholders is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Behaviours which are of concern to individuals are discussed promptly and openly with those concerned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Other team members' feelings and perspective are taken into account and own behaviour modified accordingly. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Evaluate team performance in own business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Team performance requirements are documented and distributed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Performance outcomes of individuals and teams are assessed against agreed standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Collected assessment information is accurate, current and complete and recorded in agreed format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Lessons learnt are documented and communicated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Opportunities to facilitate performance improvement are identified and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Coaching and mentoring to assist team performance improvement are implemented within established procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • 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.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Groups and group roles.
  • Reasons for business failure.
  • Group dynamics and effective team strategies.
  • Principles and methods for communicating with group members: listening, consulting, giving feedback, supporting, discussing, negotiating, embracing diversity and exhibiting empathy.
  • Creating productive teams and working relationships
  • Ethic and cultural norms of group members
  • Basic concepts of emotional intelligence
  • Behaviours that contribute to successfully effective and high performance teams
  • Behaviours that limit cohesiveness and success of teams
  • Legal and constitutional matters as relevant to working with others
  • Understanding of authority types, levels and their implications
  • Coaching and mentoring of team performances. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to the entrepreneurial profile of the individuals. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively in a group within a business context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities by carefully considering the advantages and disadvantages of being an entrepreneur before making a business decision. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to develop entrepreneurial skills with a clear understanding of the implications for a new venture. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in context of the new venture. 

    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  23953   Further Education and Training Certificate: New Venture Creation (SMME)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  20884   National Certificate: New Venture Creation (SMME)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-04-10   


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