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

Investigate work opportunities in order to make a personal career/employment decision 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11818  Investigate work opportunities in order to make a personal career/employment decision 
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
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2002-12-04  2005-11-30  SAQA 0345/02 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2006-11-30   2009-11-30  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
120313  Investigate work opportunities in order to make a personal employment or work decision  Level 2  NQF Level 02   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard was designed to assist learners who are about to embark on careers, or learners who are faced with a career change, to explore the world of work and select a career path or type of employment. It is intended for the unemployed, out of school youth and employees faced with a change in employment status. It could be included as an elective in any workplace qualification.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Investigating possible sources of employment opportunities.
  • Investigating the requirements for specific work opportunities.
  • Matching a personal profile to career and labour market opportunities.
  • Understanding the process of applying for work. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is recommended that learners should complete the unit standard, "Apply knowledge of self in order to make a life decision" before attempting this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is:
  • Potential sources of information include but are not limited to national, regional and local newspapers, local bulletin boards, personal contacts, Internet and networking. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Investigate possible sources of information about employment opportunities in own area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Potential sources of information about employment opportunities are listed and classified according to work categories. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Labour centers, recruitment agencies, labour brokers, employment agencies and career resource centers investigated as possible sources of employment information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The concept of job shadowing as a means of accessing employment is explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Investigate the requirements for specific work opportunities 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Entry requirements and training needed for a particular career or type of employment are investigated for three different fields or types of employment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Practitioners/employees in a selected field or type of work are interviewed to ascertain the reality of the selected type of work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Formal and informal learning institutions/providers accessible to the learner are discussed in terms of the education and training opportunities available at each site. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Match own personal profile to career and labour market opportunities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Ways of determining labour market demands are explained for own situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Three different work environments are investigated and a choice of occupation is made based on own profile and preferences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Personal circumstances that could affect an employment decision are identified and an indication is given of how these could be accommodated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the process of applying for work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The steps in the process of securing employment are explained with reference to a specific work opportunity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Information from a personal profile relevant to a specific work position is selected and presented to a group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A portfolio is compiled at a level suitable for submission to a prospective employee. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Questions to be discussed with a prospective employer are formulated for own situation. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of this Unit Standard should be contextual, practical and be conducted in the workplace as far as possible.
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the appropriate ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • The mechanisms and requirements for moderation should be applied as per the ETQA`s criteria.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the appropriate ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems and make decisions based on own life situation in suggesting how personal circumstances that could affect an employment decision could be accommodated and in choosing an occupation based on a personal profile. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage him/herself investigating work opportunities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information by investigating different types of work environments and discussing available training opportunities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively in presenting relevant information to a group and interviewing practitioners/employees about the reality of a selected type of work. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 120313, which is ' Investigate work opportunities in order to make a personal employment or work decision ', Level 2, 2 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49085   National Certificate: Fundamental Ancillary Health Care  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  35953   General Education and Training Certificate: Transport  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-02-06  Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  48806   National Certificate: Craft Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  49556   National Certificate: Development Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  49605   National Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  48783   National Certificate: Financial Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  INSETA 


    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. Amabamba Recruitment 
    3. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    4. Buena Vista Learning Academy 
    5. Bull's Business and Skills Training Institute 
    6. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    7. Dionysus Skills Development Initiative 
    8. Edutraining Business College 
    9. Faranang Marketing 
    10. Fire Protection Association of Southern Africa 
    11. Growth Management Consulting 
    12. HDPSA 
    13. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    14. Jobafrik Consulting 
    15. Josmap Training Institute 
    16. Kay Beez Development Projects 
    17. Learncorp 
    18. Limadi Industrial Projects 
    19. Makwedeng Training 
    20. Mamuhle Academy 
    21. Mazasa Management Consulting CC. 
    22. Mcebo Technologies 
    23. Mementos Training Pty Ltd 
    24. Ndwamato Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    25. Networx for Career Development 
    26. Nkinane Trading Enterprise 
    27. NKQUBELA CONSULTING 
    28. Nokusho M Consulting and Trading 
    29. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    30. OMNI HR CONSULTING PTY LTD 
    31. Pebetse Training and Consulting 
    32. Petra Institute of Development 
    33. PFIM Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    34. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    35. PPLE Group Pty Ltd 
    36. Reflections Development Institute 
    37. RLSTP Training & Development (PTY) LTD. 
    38. Simmek Holdings 
    39. Skills For Life 
    40. Thando Consulting Services 
    41. TLD Consulting 
    42. Tovani Traiding 299 
    43. UNIVERSITY OF BUSINESS EXCELLENCE(PTY)LTD 
    44. University of Venda 
    45. Wildlife and Enviroment Society of South Africa 



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