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

Plan, organise, lead and control activities in the mining operations process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116664  Plan, organise, lead and control activities in the mining operations process 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Mining and Minerals 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Fabrication and Extraction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2004-12-02  2007-08-16  SAQA 0857/04 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-08-16   2011-08-16  

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
244449  Plan, organise, lead and control activities  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and contribute to the upliftment and economic growth of the mining and minerals sector.

This unit standard is intended to promote general skills, knowledge and understanding of planning, organising, leading and controlling activities in the mining and minerals sector in order to ensure knowledgeable and informed workers.

People credited with this unit standard are able to
  • Plan activities
  • Organise activities
  • Lead activities
  • Control activities 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of business principles
  • Work with diverse groups in the workplace
  • Read and interpret survey underground plans (Basic knowledge)
  • Experience in the technical processes of daily mining operations within an underground workplace
  • Measure, plot and interpret area measurements within a workplace to achieve production targets 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles of a planning process are explained according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Principles must include:
  • Objectives
  • Feasibility
  • Task scheduling
  • Time scheduling
  • Resources
  • Contingency
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The planning for production targets is according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The planning for material and equipment is according to specified requirements in terms of types, sizes and quantities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The planning for the placement of people is according to specified requirements in terms of numbers and competencies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Organise activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles of an organising process are explained according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Principles must include:
  • Placement of labour
  • Allocation of material
  • Allocation of tools, machinery and equipment
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Material and equipment are available in the workplace according to specified requirements in terms of quantities, types, sizes, working conditions and placement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    People are placed in the workplace according to specified requirements in terms of numbers and competencies 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Lead activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles and techniques of leading are explained according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Principles of authority
  • Principles of responsibility
  • Principles of accountability
  • Facilitation principles and techniques
  • Principles of empowering
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The principles of motivation within the rockbreaking process are applied according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Rewarding
  • Recognition
  • Encouragement
  • Fostering team work
  • Participation in decisions
  • Lead by example
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Conflicts are handled according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Problems are solved according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Methods applied to improve work performance and quality of work are according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Methods must include:
  • Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Proper job instruction
  • Verbal warning
  • Counselling
  • Disciplinary action
  • Feedback and communication
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Control activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles of a controlling process are explained according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Principles must include:
  • Setting standards
  • Measuring performance
  • Evaluating performance
  • Corrective action
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The monitoring of daily production and safety targets and action required, in terms of remedial action, feedback or correction, to ensure targets are met is consistent with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Wastage is controlled according to specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Consumables
  • Tools, materials and equipment
  • Time and man-hour loss
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • 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 must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA .
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Planning, Organising, Leading and Controlling principles, processes and techniques
  • Principles and techniques of motivating employees
  • Relevant conflict handling and resolution principles and techniques
  • Problem solving principles and techniques. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.
    Note: The ability of the candidate to identify sub-standard and hazardous conditions, assess and take appropriate action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.
    Note: The ability and willingness of the candidate to accept and interpret work instructions correctly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.
    Note: The ability of the candidate to indicate what methods, tools and personal protective equipment is required and communicate to fellow workers his/her intentions and assistance required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
    Note: The ability of the candidate to reconcile the information from visual and physical examinations and constantly evaluate the changing situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.
    Note: The appropriate communication with the relevant personnel with regard to the reporting of hazards and sub-standard conditions will indicate his/her proficiency in effective communication. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
    Note: The ability of the candidate to use equipment, follow processes and access and record data in a technological environment in accordance with environmental, occupational health and safety requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
    Note: The ability of the candidate to identify and refer anomalous behaviour to a specialist confirms understanding that a specific observation, inference, action or decision can have a devastating effect. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 244449 which is "Plan, organise, lead and control activities", Level 3, 10 credits.

    Terminology

    Specified requirements

    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal
  • Relevant Acts: e.g. Mine Health & Safety Act, 1996 (Act no 29/1996), and Minerals Act and Regulations, 1991 (Act no 50/1991)
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice
  • SABS and other relevant Standards
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives
  • Guidelines issued by the Chief Inspector of Mines

    Site specific
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme
  • Voluntary Codes of Practice
  • Managerial Instructions
  • Mine Standard Procedures
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks
  • Working Guides
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications of 1993.

    Unit standard justification

    Level

    Attribute-Level-Justification
    Skills-3-Well-developed range
    Procedures-4-Considerable choice but choices are known and standard
    Context-3-The candidate knows all contexts that the process occurs in but a variety and range of contexts occur
    Knowledge-3-Relevant theoretical knowledge is required to be fully competent
    Information processing-3-Interpretation of available information
    Problem Solving-3-A range of known responses to familiar problems, base on limited discretion and judgement
    Orientation of activities-3-Directed, with some autonomy
    Application of responsibility-3-Under general supervision quality checking
    Orientation of scope of responsibility-3-Significant responsibility for the quantity and quality of output, and responsibility for the output of others

    Average level: 28/9 = 3.1 actual level assigned: 3

    Credits

    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcome:

    Activity-Hours
    Classroom Teaching-60
    On-The-Job Training-35
    Total-95

    Credits achieved: 95/10 = 9.5 credits assigned: 10. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49013   National Certificate: Mining Operations: Underground Hard Rock  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-08-16  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. CONCOR PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    2. DIGGERS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 
    3. FINSCH DIAMOND MINE(PTY) LTD 
    4. FOSKOR (PTY) LTD 
    5. HARMONY GOLD MINING CO LTD 
    6. MATHOME TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT (PTY) LTD 
    7. NORTHAM PLATINUM LTD 
    8. PALABORA COPPER (PTY) LTD 
    9. SENZEKO EXECUTIVE RISK CC 
    10. SHAFT SINKERS MINING PTY LTD 



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