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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain and apply the concept, principles and theories of motivation in a leadership context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120389  Explain and apply the concept, principles and theories of motivation in a leadership context 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Administration 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Public Administration 
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 suitable for learners will be working within a Public Sector, Local Government, commercial or community environment, and will fulfill a leadership role as part of their job. This Unit Standard will also add value to public officials who are seeking to develop a career pathway towards an accomplished integrated development planner or public sector management and administration specialist.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the concept of motivation and its importance in enhancing performance levels.
  • Explaining and apply theories of motivation in a leadership context.
  • Applying techniques to enhance self motivation and leadership performance.
  • Applying strategies to motivating others in a leadership context. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication at NQF Level 3, or the equivalent thereof. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the concept of motivation and its importance in enhancing performance levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The term motivation is defined and discussed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Motivating triggers are discussed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Motivation is discussed in relation to its impact on performance levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The negative impact of demotivation is discussed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Typical indicators for measuring motivation levels are identified and selected for a leadership context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Motivation is discussed from an inspirational perspective and the importance of inspiration in driving self and others is explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain and apply theories of motivation in a leadership context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Two theories of motivation are compared in terms of how each enables people to be motivated in both the personal and work environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A theory is chosen and explained in terms of its application to self. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A theory is chosen and explained in terms of its application to a team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A action plan is compiled to motivate self and others based on the chosen theories. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply techniques to enhance self motivation and leadership performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Self-motivation levels are analysed and motivational problem areas identified in relation to leadership abilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A plan to enhance self-motivation is outlined and implemented within a given timeframe. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Techniques for sustaining self-motivation are identified and implemented in a leadership context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Leadership principles and skills are applied to enhance self-motivation in work context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Leadership principles and skills include but are not limited to resilience, consistency, goal setting and creating new challenges, creating and enabling environment.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Applying strategies to motivating others in a leadership context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The techniques leaders can use to motivate a team are identified and applied in own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of leading by example is discussed and the concept of being a role-model in a leadership context is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance that recognition, information, communication, empathy, decision-making and environment plays in motivating others is discussed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of creating a positive, conducive environment is discussed in relation to motivation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Feedback mechanisms are identified and applied in order to effectively motivate others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    An action plan for motivating own work teams is outlined and implemented within given timeframes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The concept of empowerment is discussed as it relates to the motivating others in a leadership context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The role of personal success in inspiring self and others is discussed with examples. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any 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, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner must demonstrate an understanding of:
  • Feedback techniques.
  • Motivation and motivational theories.
  • Techniques for enhancing motivation levels.
  • Performance management and feedback.
  • Techniques and tools for analysing motivation levels.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Conflict management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to solve motivational problems in relation to self and others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to create a motivating environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to proactively address motivational issues relating to self and others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to determine most appropriate motivation theories for use in own work context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to implement motivational practices. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others in outlining and evaluating action plans to enhance motivation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts relating to motivation do not exist in isolation and that varying internal and external factors will impact on this. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by ensuring that the motivation of self and others is sustained for effective performance. 

    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 
    Articulation Possibilities:

    This unit standard will enable a learner to articulate to other qualifications in Business Administration, Generic Management, Public Finance Management and Administration, Municipal Finance Management and Administration, Human Resources Management, Communications. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50081   Further Education and Training Certificate: Leadership Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Core  66249   Further Education and Training Certificate: New Venture Creation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  64697   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  79986   Further Education and Training Certificate: Dance Instruction  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  64889   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mineral Processing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  58337   Further Education and Training Certificate: Trade Union Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP 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 


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