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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply problem solving strategies 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14927  Apply problem solving strategies 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Information Systems and Technology 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Information Technology and Computer Sciences 
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 intended:
  • to provide fundamental knowledge of the areas covered
  • for those working in, or entering the workplace in the area of Business and Organisational Communication
  • as additional knowledge for those wanting to understand the areas covered

    People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Define and analyse the problem
  • Evaluate solutions
  • Implement the solution
    The performance of all elements is to a standard that allows for further learning in this area. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit value of this unit is based on a person having prior knowledge and skills to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental mathematics (at least at NQF Level 3)
  • Demonstrate competence to communicate in English (at least at NQF Level 3) 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Define and analyse the problem. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The definition ensures that the problem is examined and identified in terms of problem type, problem parameters, and possible causes 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The definition ensures that facts are collected to meet the problem requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The analysis ensures that problem components are identified to determine possible courses of action 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The analysis ensures that the problem is analysed for cross-cultural implications 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Evaluate solutions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The evaluation identifies possible solutions to the problem by using a range of problem solving techniques 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes, but is not limited to: Brainstorming; Mapping; Computer Modelling; Observation; Questionnaires; Experiments.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The evaluation establishes criteria for evaluating solutions to match the type of problem 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Duration; Causes; Effects
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Possible solutions are evaluated against established criteria 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The evaluation ensures that solutions are selected to meet established criteria and problem requirements 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Time; Budget; Resources; Legislative requirements
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement the solution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The implementation ensures that solutions are trialed and/ or monitored for effectiveness of problem solution 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Duration; Implications; Effects
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The implementation ensures that solutions are reviewed and modified, and practices are standardised where required 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Practices; Systems; Procedures; Records
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The implementation ensures that stakeholders are consulted during implementation 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The relevant Education and Training Quality Authority (ETQA) must accredit providers before they can offer programs of education and training assessed against unit standards

    Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Performance of all elements is to be carried out in accordance with organisation standards and procedures, unless otherwise stated. Organisation standards and procedures may cover: quality assurance, documentation, security, communication, health and safety, and personal behaviour. An example of the standards expected is the standards found in ISO 9000 Certified Organisations.
    2. Performance of all elements complies with the laws of South Africa, especially with regard to copyright, privacy, health and safety, and consumer rights.
    3. All activities must comply with any policies, procedures and requirements of the organisations involved, the ethical codes of relevant professional bodies and any relevant legislative and/ or regulatory requirements.
    4. Performance of all elements is to be completed within the normal range of time and cost that would be expected in a professional environment (eg. In a commercial or government organisation). 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of an organisation 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage him/her self and his/her activities responsibly and effectively 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise, and critically evaluate information 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to his/her full personal development and the social and economic development of the society at large by being aware of the importance of: reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively, exploring education and career opportunities and developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Sub-Sub-Field: (Domain):Business and Organisational Communication 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65010   National Certificate: Aviation Support Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30  TETA 
    Core  49627   Further Education and Training Certificate: e Records Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Core  78965   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  78964   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  66370   Further Education and Training Certificate: Roof Truss Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  66789   National Certificate: Environmental Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Fundamental  24294   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-01-23  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  24293   National Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-01-23  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49129   Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC): Management and Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  58801   Further Education and Training Certificate: Environmental Noise Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  60652   Professional Qualification: Management and Administration  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  61489   National Certificate: Transport Operations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  49419   National Diploma: Business Consulting Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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.
     
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    3. Academy of Training and Allied Services Pty Ltd 
    4. Acorser Corporate & Business Consulting t/a Acorser Academy 
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    6. Affirmations Training 
    7. Afric Training Centre and Security Studies PTY LTD 
    8. Afrika Tikkun 
    9. Akadon Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    10. All Access Holdings 
    11. All Nation Group Five Trading and Projects 
    12. Alpha Business Consultants 
    13. Amadi Institute of Management And Technology (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Amilak Training Center 
    15. Angie Technologies 
    16. Answer The Call Skills ands En 
    17. APEXEA 
    18. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    19. ATTI (Advanced Technonogy Training Institute) 
    20. ATTI IT SOLUTIONS (Bloemfontei 
    21. ATTI Kimberley 
    22. ATTI Nelspruit Pty Ltd 
    23. Atvance Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    24. Awona Technologies cc 
    25. AWRISE 
    26. Azania Academy 
    27. Bacom Computers 
    28. Balefile Trading and Services 
    29. Bantubanye Skills 
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    31. Bavelile Consultants and Training Pty Ltd 
    32. BDCE (Pty) Ltd 
    33. Bells Technical College 
    34. Blue Ora Pty Ltd 
    35. Boland College 
    36. Bonitas Unversity College 
    37. Bophelo Tota ICT Driving Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    38. Brainwave Projects 1430 cc 
    39. BYTES PEOPLE SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    40. Cape Innovation Technology Initiative 
    41. Careers IT 
    42. Change Strategies Consulting Services CC 
    43. City College 
    44. Claas Illustration 
    45. Clean Heat Academy 
    46. College Africa Group (Pty) Ltd 
    47. COLUMBUS TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    48. Comfortable Tech 
    49. Commitech Consulting 
    50. Common Vision Young Specialist Trading cc 
    51. Competence computer and business management 
    52. Compus training institution 
    53. Cradle Stars Trading Enterprise 
    54. CSL Accountants 
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    56. CYBAX SYSTEMS 
    57. CYBER-CITY IT SOLUTIONS 
    58. DAB Health Care Centre 
    59. DC Dynamic College of Commerce 
    60. Dee's Training (Pty) Ltd 
    61. Delight Computer Training 
    62. Dibana Business Consultants 
    63. DOGOODCIRCLE 
    64. DVG Media Training 
    65. DYNAMIC DNA (PTY) LTD 
    66. Dynamic Dyvention Trading and 
    67. EAST LONDON MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE 
    68. ED-U Options Academy 
    69. Edging Forward Training and Co 
    70. EHLANZENI TVET COLLEGE 
    71. Ekasi IT Solutions Centre 
    72. Ekurhuleni Artisans and Skills Training Centre Pty Ltd 
    73. Elchees Software Solutions 
    74. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    75. Embroser Solutions Pty Ltd 
    76. Epitome Villa (Pty)Ltd 
    77. Eshybrand Pty Ltd 
    78. EYETHU NATIONAL COMPUTER COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    79. Falcon Business Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    80. Finweb Business Consultancy 
    81. Forek Institute of Technology (Pty) Ltd 
    82. Foster-Melliar (Pty) Ltd 
    83. Four Stars Communication 
    84. Fourways Private College 
    85. Fullimput108 (Pty) Ltd 
    86. Future Africa Consulting t/a Future Africa Consulting & Training 
    87. Futurekids SA (Fochville) 
    88. Gabasega Consulting and Training Centre 
    89. Gauteng College of Engineering 
    90. GCABS 
    91. Genii Institute PTY LTD 
    92. Giant Alive Services 
    93. Gijima Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    94. Global Institute for Capacity 
    95. Godisang Development 
    96. Gold Class Group 
    97. Green Skills Academy 
    98. Growth Management Consulting cc 
    99. Guest Resource Services 
    100. Gurandbuilt Management Development 
    101. HCLS HUMAN CAPITAL LEARNING SOLUTIONS 
    102. HILLCROSS BUSINESS SCHOOL (PTY 
    103. Hlanganani ICT (Pty) Ltd 
    104. Home of Compassion/Grace Ministries 
    105. HUAWEI Technologies Africa (PTY) LTD 
    106. iCollege College 
    107. Ikusasa Technology Solutions 
    108. Ikusasalethu Youth Development 
    109. iLearn Corporate Services PTY LTD 
    110. Impact Sourcing Academy - NPO 
    111. Inafrica General Trading Pty LTD 
    112. Information Technology Resource Centre 
    113. Ingomsotech Solutions and Trai 
    114. INSIGHTTECH COMMUNICATIONS Pty 
    115. Institutional Higher Education 
    116. intelliscient Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    117. Isibuko Group Pty Ltd 
    118. Isivande Projects 
    119. ISOLVE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS PTY LTD 
    120. IT Academy 
    121. IT Labs Consulting 
    122. IT-HI-Q Training (PTY) Ltd 
    123. Ithemba IT Solution 
    124. ITI 
    125. Izwelethu Black Diamond 
    126. Jamela Resources Consulting 
    127. Jeppe College of Commerce and 
    128. Johsie Enertprise 
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    130. Josmap Training Institute 
    131. K Boneng Consulting Services P 
    132. Keep The Dream 285 
    133. Kgolo Institute 
    134. King Sabata Dalindyebo TVET College 
    135. Kingswood Academy 
    136. KMT Training and Business Solutions 
    137. KT Mobile Services 
    138. Kundani Trading 
    139. Kuyakhula Development Initiatives 
    140. KVR Training and Business Solutions 
    141. Lamus Training Academy 
    142. Lanseria International Airport Pty Ltd 
    143. Learnfast Training Solutions ( 
    144. LEPHAILA PRINTERS 
    145. Leseding Computer Systems 
    146. LETAGO DEVELOPMENT CONSULTING 
    147. LIMPOPO COMPUTER COLLEGE BK 
    148. LINKINGNOTES 
    149. Londimvelo Consultants 
    150. Loomee Group 
    151. LUPHINDI BUSINESS SOLUTIONS 
    152. Mabhala Consulting 
    153. Makaota Training Consultants 
    154. Makhophila Training 
    155. Makhuba Development Projects CC 
    156. Malope IT Solutions 
    157. Mamelodi Digital Centre cc 
    158. Mamuhle Academy 
    159. MANAGED OUTSOURCED TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS PTY LTD 
    160. Mash Computer Training 
    161. Masizakhe Leanerships cc 
    162. Matiwane Computer Networks (Pty) Ltd 
    163. MBOWA COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    164. McLennan and Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    165. Mentec Group PTY LTD 
    166. Metanoia Ratings PTY LTD 
    167. Mitek Industries SA ( Pty) Ltd 
    168. Mmanape Private Technical Coll 
    169. MMELA VILLAGE TECHNOLOGIES (PT 
    170. MML Consulting CC. 
    171. MND Training and Projects 
    172. Mogapi Education Group 
    173. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    174. MOKALENG IT 
    175. MORTERBOARD TRAINING SOLUTIONS 
    176. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    177. Moving Ahead Development Agenc 
    178. Mpande Technologies cc 
    179. Mufuka Business and Technical 
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    181. Multi Tech College 
    182. Nape Angwato Trading 
    183. NBC Technologies 
    184. NCC - Vereeniging 
    185. Nchebeko Skills Consultancy (PTY) LTD 
    186. NEDTEX73 
    187. Nemja Security and Projects Pty Ltd 
    188. New Trend Computers cc 
    189. NEWDAY UNITED NPC 
    190. Nkangala Skills Centre 
    191. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    192. Nolwazi Stem Education for The 
    193. Nonunu Projects 
    194. Ntandokazi Holdings Pty Ltd 
    195. Nyankwavi Inverstment 
    196. Nyathela Business College 
    197. Olrich Home of Technology 
    198. On the Ball College Pty ltd 
    199. OPELONG BUSINESS INSTITUTE (PT 
    200. Overcomers Training College (P 
    201. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    202. Petcon Capacity Building Solut 
    203. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    204. PLATINUM PEAK CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    205. Polokwane Technology Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    206. Poshido Training 
    207. Pretoria Technical College 
    208. Priha Projects Pty Ltd 
    209. Progressive School of Business 
    210. Progressive School of Business and Engineering (Pty) 
    211. Prophesy Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    212. PROSERV SA (PTY) LTD 
    213. QUALITATIVE INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS 
    214. QUARPHIX (PTY) LTD 
    215. Rand International Management and Training Consultants 
    216. Rand Training College 
    217. Rasinkhu Investment (Pty) Ltd 
    218. Reflections Development Institute 
    219. Resisa Logistics cc 
    220. Revival Technologies and Academy 
    221. Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology Pty Ltd 
    222. Rivoni Training N Communicatio 
    223. Rofane Consulting 
    224. Rostec Technical FET College (Pty) Ltd 
    225. SA College of Technology (PTY) 
    226. Sabile Human Resources Consult 
    227. SANDM IT TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    228. Sebenzisanane Human Capital 
    229. Silulo Ulutho Technologies 
    230. Sivile Housing Association RSA 
    231. Sokwanya Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    232. South Africa Advanced Skills Institute(SAAI) 
    233. South African Business and Tec 
    234. Sparrow FET Enterprises (Pty) Ltd 
    235. Spears Business and Life Couch Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    236. Spina Consultancy 
    237. SPLS Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    238. Star Light Consulting 
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    241. Supreme ICT Consultants 
    242. Synergy Transformation Solutio 
    243. Taal-Net Training Institute 
    244. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    245. Tasc Business Consulting and Training 
    246. Tau Ya Mariri Consulting 
    247. TBL Empowerment Hub 
    248. Tech-Com Solutions cc 
    249. Techtisa (pty) Ltd 
    250. Terry Computer Services cc 
    251. The Finishing College (Pty) Lt 
    252. The Human Resource Practice 
    253. THE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT CORPORA 
    254. Think Tank T2 (Pty) Ltd 
    255. Thinking Mind Trading 
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    258. TIPP ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    259. Titan Trade Technologies 
    260. Tlou Foundation College 
    261. TORQUE TECHNICAL COMPUTER TRAINING PTY LTD 
    262. Transafric Consulting Pty Ltd 
    263. Tshiredo Training Academy 
    264. Tshwane College of Commerce an 
    265. Tsima Consulting Development S 
    266. TSP COLLEGE 
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    269. Urban Journey 
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    272. Vicmat Consultants 
    273. Visionary Skill Academy 
    274. Vodacom (Pty) Ltd 
    275. VSS College (Pty) LTD 
    276. VUTHLARI MARKETING CONSULTING 
    277. Wavelengths Technology Training Institute 
    278. Wellinkwise Pty Ltd 
    279. Westrand Youth Development 
    280. Whitestone College 
    281. WORK SKILLS RESOURCES CC 
    282. Working Solution International 
    283. World Pace Development and Training Institute 
    284. Xylo Trading 12 (Pty) Ltd 
    285. YAB Business Solutions (Pty)Ltd 
    286. YITRO INNOVATIONS 
    287. Yonet Training Academy 
    288. Youth Media Movement 
    289. ZA WIT (PTY) LTD 
    290. Zikode Development Trust 
    291. ZJ Africa Learn 



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