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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe and show how the NQF can help me to plan a learning and career pathway 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13171  Describe and show how the NQF can help me to plan a learning and career pathway 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of manufacturing, engineering and technology.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard contribute to the exit level outcomes which provide access to workplace based learning programmes for occupationally focused qualifications in this field, and provide qualifying learners with access to a range of further learning at NQF level 2.

Qualifying learners understand the nature and purpose of unit standards, learning outcomes, skills programmes and assessment processes and are able to explain how these relate to qualifications and to their own learning and career goals. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as a basic introduction to the skills, values and knowledge it embodies and does not assume any prior knowledge of this area. The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner is already competent in communication and numeracy at ABET Level 3. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Describe relevant occupational qualifications in the field of manufacturing, engineering, assembly 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Describe relevant occupational qualifications in the field of manufacturing, engineering and assembly. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Relevant to the individual learner. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A personal learning programme that reflects personal goals in the form of a career path. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators and understanding confirmed

1. Explain own personal development plan and discuss options for achieving this
2. Describe the various assessment options
3. Explain how the personal learning plan can be adapted to changed situations and/or circumstances 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Describe how learning outcomes link to unit standards, qualifications and the NQF 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Describe how learning outcomes link to unit standards, qualifications and the National Qualifications Framework. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A personal learning programme that reflects personal goals in the form of a career path. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators and understanding confirmed

1. Explain own personal development plan and discuss options for achieving this
2. Describe the various assessment options
3. Explain how the personal learning plan can be adapted to changed situations and/or circumstances 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Describe the assessment process and recognition of prior learning 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Assessment process includes tests, portfolios, assignments, etc. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A personal learning programme that reflects personal goals in the form of a career path. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators and understanding confirmed

1. Explain own personal development plan and discuss options for achieving this
2. Describe the various assessment options
3. Explain how the personal learning plan can be adapted to changed situations and/or circumstances 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Describe and discuss the element of the learning programme for this qualification 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A personal learning programme that reflects personal goals in the form of a career path. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators and understanding confirmed:

1. Explain own personal development plan and discuss options for achieving this
2. Describe the various assessment options
3. Explain how the personal learning plan can be adapted to changed situations and/or circumstances 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Explain how skills programmes and learnerships lead to qualifications 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Explanation includes learnership agreement, employment contract. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A personal learning programme that reflects personal goals in the form of a career path. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators and understanding confirmed:

1. Explain own personal development plan and discuss options for achieving this
2. Describe the various assessment options
3. Explain how the personal learning plan can be adapted to changed situations and/or circumstances 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Draw up a personal plan with a series of tergets or goals that show a critical pathway 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Draw up a personal plan with a series of tergets or goals that show a critical pathway to gaining qualifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A personal learning programme that reflects personal goals in the form of a career path. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators and understanding confirmed

1. Explain own personal development plan and discuss options for achieving this
2. Describe the various assessment options
3. Explain how the personal learning plan can be adapted to changed situations and/or circumstances 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assuror (ETQA) who has jurisdiction over this field of learning.

The assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

The learner can be assessed in the language of his/her choice although if s/he has to report incidents or conditions to some one else, s/he will be assessed on his/her ability to report in the language commonly used in the working environment.

The learner can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
1. Names & functions of:
  • Sector Education and Training Authority
  • Education and Training Quality Assurors
  • Components of unit standards

    2. Purpose of:
  • Unit standards
  • National Qualifications Framework
  • Assessment
  • Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Credits
  • Levels
  • Learning outcomes
  • Lifelong learning
  • Learning pathways

    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Different kinds of
  • Assessment options
  • Qualifications
  • Careers
  • Career paths

    4. Processes and events:
  • Assessment process

    5. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Relevant portions of:
  • Skills Development Act
  • NQF regulations

    6. Theory: rules, principles, laws
  • Principles of the NQF
  • Principles of Assessment

    7. Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between the learner, the NQF, learnerships and skills programmes 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Plan learning programme
  • Draw up learning programme 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Relating to careers
  • Relating to qualifications 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Use of NQF terminology 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Discuss the relationship between the learner, the NQF, learnerships and skills programmes 

  • 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
    Core  23253   National Certificate (GETC): Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Activities  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  50584   General Education and Training Certificate: Clothing Manufacturing Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  58026   General Education and Training Certificate: Food and Beverage Handling Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 


    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. 1 Classie Africa 
    2. A Z Community Services 
    3. African Apex Apparel (Pty) Ltd 
    4. AL Development Services cc 
    5. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
    6. Arden School of Management (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Assured Vocational Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Avad Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Ayasaphe Trading cc 
    10. Bakgoni Empowerment Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Better beginning trading and projects pty ltd 
    12. Big Tree Group (Pty) Ltd 
    13. Bokamoso Competence (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Bonenhle Investments 
    15. Bosasa Youth Development Centres (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Btech 
    17. Camblish Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    18. CANDYS UNLIMITED COLLECTION Pty Ltd 
    19. Cape Business & Engineering College (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Cape Town Workbased Learning Academy 
    21. Capricorn TVET College 
    22. Changing Women 
    23. Chippa Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    24. Circleway College 
    25. CKWEI Clothing (Pty) Ltd 
    26. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    27. Continental Tyres SA (Pty) Ltd (NEW BRIGHTON) (TP) 
    28. Cre8tion Projects 6 PTY LTD 
    29. Cumlaude Institute (PTY) Ltd 
    30. Dinaka Business Management & Consulting 
    31. DITEBOGO CONSULTANCY CC 
    32. Dlabane Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    33. Dlamini The Siba PTY LTD 
    34. Do It Again Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    35. Dr M Investments 
    36. Duzi-Corp 56 
    37. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    38. Ekurhuleni Artisans & Skills Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    39. Elimofo Trading& Projects 
    40. Esayidi FET College - Central Office 
    41. Faithworks Development Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    42. Fezile Fashion Skills Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    43. Flavious Mareka TVET College 
    44. Forthwawe Business Centre 
    45. Fundakahle Multi-Purpose Co-operative Limited 
    46. Furniture World Training Centre 
    47. Future Discovery Training Academy CC 
    48. Future Dynamics Learning 
    49. Gauteng City College 
    50. Gia Development Trades 
    51. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
    52. Grandstar Projects 
    53. Green Earth Training & Development (Pty) Ltd 
    54. Green Enviro & Projects (Pty)Ltd 
    55. Greenrim Training 
    56. HHO Enterprise 
    57. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
    58. Honey Cube Projects & Services (Pty) Ltd 
    59. Hoseah Training and Manufacturing NPC 
    60. I Care Resource Centre 
    61. Ikamvelihle Youth Development (Pty) Ltd 
    62. Imbewu Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    63. Impela Trading cc 
    64. In Time Industrial (Pty) Ltd 
    65. Inter-Coastal Business & Property Services cc 
    66. INTERACTIVE TUTOR (PTY) LIMITED 
    67. INTERMASIKO CC 
    68. Intuthuko Yesizwe Community Organisation 
    69. Inyathi Visions 
    70. Ithemba Lomphakathi Community Organisation 
    71. Izintombizekhethelo (Pty) Ltd 
    72. JED Skills Academy 
    73. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    74. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP) 
    75. Jumpstart Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    76. kagisho Business Concepts (Pty) Ltd 
    77. Kelmik Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    78. Kingdom Varsity College (Pty) Ltd 
    79. Knoop Academy NPC 
    80. Kotton Wear (Pty) Ltd 
    81. Kusabelele Investments 
    82. KWEM Management Solutions 
    83. La Gratitude Academy 
    84. Lembede Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    85. Letaba TVET College 
    86. LFS DESIGNS 
    87. LLSM (Pty) Ltd 
    88. Longata Consultant 
    89. Lucky Neo (Pty) Ltd 
    90. Lwaziphezinhle (Pty) Ltd 
    91. Maboko Skill Development & Projects 
    92. Maluti TVET College 
    93. Matatiele Fashion Design Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    94. Meals on Wheels Community Services - South Africa 
    95. Mgadaveni Training Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    96. MICROMATICA 384 (PTY) LTD 
    97. Mlasimbi Catering Primary Co-operative Limited 
    98. MMBG Trading & Consulting 
    99. Mnambithi TVET College 
    100. Modiehi Consulting & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    101. Mphahle Consultancy (Pty) Ltd 
    102. Mugazi Consultancy cc 
    103. Mukwevho Training and Development 
    104. NDIMASE TRADING 
    105. NELLY-SGUEEJE TRADING 
    106. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
    107. Ngaphakathi Investments 
    108. Ngcebo Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    109. Nhlanzi Investments (Pty) Ltd 
    110. Nolwazi Dev Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    111. Nomzumbe Trading & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    112. Nosino Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    113. Nteko Investments 
    114. Ntuthuko Projects & Services 
    115. Nurture-Nature Resources (Pty) Ltd 
    116. Nurtured Minds Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    117. Operational Process Improvements (Pty) Ltd 
    118. Optimi Workplace 
    119. Optimum Capacity (Pty) Ltd 
    120. OTP 
    121. Oyama Kulwazi Training & Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    122. Pectosource (Pty) Ltd 
    123. Penny Lane Fashion School (Pty) Ltd 
    124. Port Elizabeth Draughting Academy & Trading cc T/A PE Draughting Acade 
    125. Positive Thinking Consultants CC 
    126. Practice Makes Perfect Training Centre 
    127. Premier Agric (Pty) Ltd 
    128. Prempie Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    129. Prispiri (Pty) Ltd 
    130. Production Management Institute 
    131. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    132. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    133. Professional Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    134. Qualfurn Training & Projects 
    135. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
    136. Re Tshepeng Holdings 
    137. Redefined Skills Training & Development (Pty) Ltd 
    138. RUBICON COMMUNICATIONS 
    139. Sabela Learning Academy 
    140. Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd 
    141. Seacrest Investments 156 (Pty) Ltd 
    142. Sedibeng TVET College 
    143. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    144. Sew Africa Training Centre 
    145. Sibonguthando Projects And Services Cc 
    146. Silalele Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    147. Silungokuhle (Pty) Ltd 
    148. Sinovuyolethu Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    149. Solar Salt 
    150. Souls 4 Life Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    151. South African Advanced Skills Institute 
    152. Swift Skills Academy (SASOLBURG) (TP) 
    153. T Mdlatu Trading Enterprise cc 
    154. Talent for Sewing 
    155. Tebkhan Investments (Pty) Ltd 
    156. ThabileTrade 1054 cc 
    157. The Brokers Learning Centre 
    158. The Finishing College (Pty) Ltd 
    159. The Institute of Fashion and Garment Technology (Pty) Ltd 
    160. Thitha Training and Development Services 
    161. Thuto Skills Development 
    162. Tlhole Foundation (PTY) LTD 
    163. Trade Call Investments Apparel (Pty) LTD 
    164. Trade Call Investments Apparel (Pty) Ltd (Mobeni) 
    165. True Ruby Trading 1021 cc 
    166. Try Easy Electrical Solutions 
    167. Tshwane North College 
    168. U AND G TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    169. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    170. Ubuhle Bengcebo 
    171. Udumo Services & Projects 
    172. Umfolozi TVET College (Richards Bay) 
    173. Umlozi Skills Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    174. Umnotho We Afrika Foundation NPC 
    175. Umunotho Wealth Management Pty Ltd 
    176. Uyabusisa Arts and Development Pty Ltd 
    177. Valotech 274 (Pty) Ltd 
    178. Value at Hand (Pty) Ltd 
    179. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    180. Vhembe TVET College 
    181. Vijay Bhagwan Consultancy and Solutions cc 
    182. VINE APPAREL (PTY)LTD 
    183. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    184. Vuliqgondo Research & Manufacturing Centre 
    185. Wattville Community Learning College 
    186. Western Cape Clothing and Textiles Service Centre 
    187. Wilratty Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    188. Womens Leadership & Empowerment Initiative 
    189. World Pace Development & Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    190. Yahweh Shammah Socio-Economic Development 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.