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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Managing self-development 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7997  Managing self-development 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
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 
A learner accredited with this standard will be able to effectively plan their professional development and implement their personal career plans to improve their functioning in the broader work and social environment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
NQF 1 or General Education and Training Certificate.
Basic Business Principles CFH 04 preferable. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The applied competency expressed in this standard cover a variety of familiar and unfamiliar processes requiring a range of innovative responses based on informed judgment and analytical interpretation of information by the learner, who has complete responsibility for the quantity and quality of output. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify the skills and knowledge required for the development of his/her career path. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Identify the skills and knowledge required for the development of his/her career path, giving cognisance to personal objectives and present and future requirements of the individuals organisational role. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Understand the concepts associated with the field of self-development (e.g. career path, organisational culture, goals, etc). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Produce evidence of the process of self-evaluation and self-analysis and demonstrate the utilisation of the information in a self-development plan displaying realistic, challenging and measurable objectives, both in the short and long term. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. At regular intervals, produce evidence of ownership of career plan and of specific steps taken to implement and update the plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Show evidence of researching training and development options with respect to selecting optimal resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Understand internal and external structures (e.g. statutory requirements and human resources development procedures) designed to assist in self-development. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Make and update his/her personal plans for developing skills. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Make and update his/her personal plans for developing skills to improve his/her performance where such plans contain challenging, realistic and measurable objectives. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Understand the concepts associated with the field of self-development (e.g. career path, organisational culture, goals, etc). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Produce evidence of the process of self-evaluation and self-analysis and demonstrate the utilisation of the information in a self-development plan displaying realistic, challenging and measurable objectives, both in the short and long term. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. At regular intervals, produce evidence of ownership of career plan and of specific steps taken to implement and update the plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Show evidence of researching training and development options with respect to selecting optimal resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Understand internal and external structures (e.g. statutory requirements and human resources development procedures) designed to assist in self-development. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Prioritise goals and objectives. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Prioritise goals and objectives, taking cognisance of organisational opportunities and constraints, policies, requirements and personal resources (e.g. internal or external). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Understand the concepts associated with the field of self-development (e.g. career path, organisational culture, goals, etc). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Produce evidence of the process of self-evaluation and self-analysis and demonstrate the utilisation of the information in a self-development plan displaying realistic, challenging and measurable objectives, both in the short and long term. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. At regular intervals, produce evidence of ownership of career plan and of specific steps taken to implement and update the plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Show evidence of researching training and development options with respect to selecting optimal resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Understand internal and external structures (e.g. statutory requirements and human resources development procedures) designed to assist in self-development. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Select mechanisms for pursuing feedback. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Select mechanisms for pursuing feedback of current levels of competence and personal growth (e.g. communicate with superiors), and planning the appropriate corrective action to accomplish his/her objectives. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Understand the concepts associated with the field of self-development (e.g. career path, organisational culture, goals, etc). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Produce evidence of the process of self-evaluation and self-analysis and demonstrate the utilisation of the information in a self-development plan displaying realistic, challenging and measurable objectives, both in the short and long term. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. At regular intervals, produce evidence of ownership of career plan and of specific steps taken to implement and update the plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Show evidence of researching training and development options with respect to selecting optimal resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Understand internal and external structures (e.g. statutory requirements and human resources development procedures) designed to assist in self-development. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Source, select and utilise the requisite resources. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Source, select and utilise the requisite resources for the successful achievement of planned objectives, drawing on the experience and guidance of senior management. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Understand the concepts associated with the field of self-development (e.g. career path, organisational culture, goals, etc). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Produce evidence of the process of self-evaluation and self-analysis and demonstrate the utilisation of the information in a self-development plan displaying realistic, challenging and measurable objectives, both in the short and long term. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. At regular intervals, produce evidence of ownership of career plan and of specific steps taken to implement and update the plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Show evidence of researching training and development options with respect to selecting optimal resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Understand internal and external structures (e.g. statutory requirements and human resources development procedures) designed to assist in self-development. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Identify ways to minimise digressions or obstacles. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Identify ways to minimise digressions or obstacles for the successful achievement of self-development objectives, making contingency plans if required (e.g. delegate work responsibilities). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Understand the concepts associated with the field of self-development (e.g. career path, organisational culture, goals, etc). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Produce evidence of the process of self-evaluation and self-analysis and demonstrate the utilisation of the information in a self-development plan displaying realistic, challenging and measurable objectives, both in the short and long term. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. At regular intervals, produce evidence of ownership of career plan and of specific steps taken to implement and update the plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Show evidence of researching training and development options with respect to selecting optimal resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Understand internal and external structures (e.g. statutory requirements and human resources development procedures) designed to assist in self-development. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the Freight Handling Chamber of the Transport SETA and/or relevant ETQA.

3. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
The learners can understand, explain and apply:

1. The impact of an "internal locus of control" and understanding of personal motivating and de-motivating factors in one's self-responsibility for current and future personal development, as part of the lifelong learning process

2. Techniques of assessing personal potential, strengths and development needs and appreciation of the values of these to organisations.

3. National legislation relating to career growth and skills development (e.g. Skills Development Bill) in order to identify opportunities for self-development.

4. Resources (e.g. in-house training schemes, Human Resource department, guidance counselling, bursaries etc) available to the learner to assist or support in the planning and execution of his self-development plan.

5. Personal motivating and/or demotivating factors (e.g. incorporating principles of Maslow's hierarchy of needs).

6. Basic performance management principles (regular feedback on performance) and how to interpret and use such feedback constructively.

7. The different skills and knowledge required in order to progress into different organisational levels and career options.

8. The need to update, adapt and change developmental plans in response to a dynamic (ongoing learning) environment, including social, economic, political organisational and technological factors (micro, meso, macro).

9. The constraints in the business world for immediate recognition for acquired competencies (e.g. career advancement). 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems when encountering obstacles to personal development. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Manage and organise oneself in adapting existing self-development plans to meeting the requirements of changing work and personal contexts. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in researching and selecting the most appropriate resources in a dynamic environment for the updating/amending/fulfilment of self-development plan. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Demonstrate initiative in identifying and utilising opportunities and taking responsibility for self-development within a dynamic environment.

Demonstrate ability to create/foster an environment conducive to self-development (e.g. part of study group, self-discipline). 

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

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Core  57831   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
Fundamental  14574   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-12-03  TETA 
Elective  13716   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-06-29  TETA 
Elective  50285   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
Elective  58782   Further Education and Training Certificate: Plumbing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2024-12-05  CETA 
Elective  58779   Further Education and Training Certificate: Production Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
Elective  58581   National Certificate: Air Traffic Support  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
Elective  49743   National Certificate: Manufacturing Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
Elective  49853   National Diploma: Defensive Mission Control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2008-09-17  Was SAS SETA 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. 123 Mulani Investment 
2. AAH Skills and Development 
3. ACT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT 
4. Adimire Operators Skills Training Centre 
5. Advanced Assessments and Training Pty Ltd 
6. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
7. Africa Training Centre 
8. Afro Fleet (Pty) Ltd 
9. Akane Training Academy 
10. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
11. Algoa Bus Company 
12. All-in-one Driving Academy 
13. AMA Training Skills Devleopment Centre 
14. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
15. Anderson Transport Pty Ltd 
16. Andzanie Trading Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
17. Aviation Training Academy 
18. Aviwe Business Development Services 
19. Bakubung Driver Training and consultants CC 
20. Bc Training Academy 
21. BCM FET college (pty) Ltd 
22. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
23. Bev Short Training Consultants 
24. Big J Training Academy 
25. Biva Investments (Pty) Ltd 
26. Blacken Security Services 
27. Bokgoni Training And Development 
28. Bolton Business College & Computer Studies 
29. BOTJHABATSATSI TRAINING AND CONSULTING (Pty) Ltd 
30. BPL Academy 
31. Braune Training (Pty) Ltd 
32. Brilliant Skills Development & Training Solutions 
33. Broad Market Academy 
34. Builders Training Centre 
35. Bumbene Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
36. Buscor 
37. BYTES PEOPLE SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
38. Camblish Training Institute Pty Ltd 
39. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
40. Centre for Logistics Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
41. CHAMDOR DRIVER TRAINING CC 
42. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
43. Clearline Consulting Pty Ltd t/a LogTrain 
44. Climamark (PTY) Ltd 
45. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
46. Coega Development Corporation 
47. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
48. COLLEGE OF CAPE TOWN FOR FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING 
49. Commercial professional driver academy (PTY) Ltd 
50. Commercial professional driver academy PTY Ltd 
51. Commercial Transport Academy CTA Pty Ltd 
52. CSG Skills Institute 
53. DB Schenker Logistics Campus NMEA Pty Ltd 
54. Dee-Bravo Training Centre 
55. Dees Driver Training Centre 
56. Dionysus Skills Development Initiative 
57. Diversity technology Training Institute 
58. DQ Staffing Solutions 
59. Driving Sense 
60. DSL Training and Projects (PTY) LTD 
61. Dynamic Institute of Training S.A 
62. EDU - FLEET 
63. Edu Wize Group Pty Ltd 
64. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
65. ESS Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
66. Evaflex 
67. Excellect 209 (PTY) LTD 
68. Excellect 209 PTY LTD 
69. False Bay College 
70. Garden City Trading (Pty) Ltd 
71. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
72. Global Star Trading (Pty) Ltd 
73. Goldee Trading Academy 176 
74. Golden Arrow Bus Services_pty Ltd 
75. GREENRIM TRAINING PTY LTD 
76. Halfway Service Station 
77. He and She Driver Training Centre 
78. Heslop Brothers (Pty) Ltd 
79. Humrec Human Resource Training 
80. Ikaheng HR Services Pty Ltd 
81. Ikusasa Lethu Projects and Training (Pty) Ltd 
82. Imperial Logistics & Transport A Div Of Imper 
83. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
84. Inkqubela Consultants 
85. Inkwenkwezi Private College & Skills Development cc 
86. Innovative Learning Solutions (PTY) LTD 
87. Innovative Shared Services 
88. Interlink Technical Training 
89. Interstate Bus Lines 
90. Invisible Footsteps (Pty) Ltd 
91. Iyanda Holdings(Pty) Ltd 
92. JOYEVE TRADING ENTERPRISE (PTY) LTD 
93. Jumpstart Training Institute Pty Ltd 
94. Kahisano Skills Development and Training 
95. KDS Centre for Skills Development and Training Pty Ltd 
96. Khabanyane Training and development 
97. Kitta Transport Training Academy 
98. KLM Empowered Human Solution Specialists 
99. Kukhula Global Projects 
100. Kulika Training and Consultancy Pty Ltd 
101. KVR Training and Business Solutions 
102. KZN Taxi and Commuter Corporation NPC 
103. L S Nkosi CC 
104. Learncorp 
105. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
106. Legacy Tourism and Business Institute of SA 
107. Leps Training Consultants 
108. Limadi Industrial Projects 
109. Little Treehouse Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
110. LRT GLOBAL PROJECCTS 
111. LTM Training & Remote Learning Solutions 
112. LTM Training and Remote Learning Solutions 
113. Lwaze Lwanda General Traders CC 
114. MadibengGeneral Suppliers 
115. Madidi Supply Chain Institute & Business Institute 
116. Maesela Phaladi Investment and Construction PTY LTD 
117. Makwedeng Training 
118. Maliwa Investment (Pty)Ltd 
119. Margie Angamuthu Training (Pty) Ltd 
120. Masakhane Further Education and Training 
121. MASUTHA TRAINING AND SECURITY SERVICES 
122. Misty Blue Trading 286 
123. Mnce Trading cc 
124. Mpofu Engineering Projects 
125. MPUMALANGA REGIONAL TRAINING TRUST 
126. MTL Training and Projects 
127. National Training Institute (NTI) 
128. Ncameni Kasizane Skills Development PTY LTD 
129. Ndikho Ndinani Protection (Pty) Ltd 
130. NDWAMATO TRAINING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
131. Ndwamato Training Solutions PTY LTD 
132. Networx for Career Development 
133. New Business Solution Cosulting and Training Services 
134. Ngakatse Trading 
135. Nirvana Training Academy 
136. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
137. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
138. Novi General Services 
139. Nowethu Learning Institute cc 
140. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
141. Ntalo Training & Consulting Services 
142. Ntsoaki Driving School 
143. Open Learning Group 
144. OSR Trading 
145. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
146. Pal Passenger Bus Services 
147. Phemela Isago Academy (Pty) Ltd 
148. Phephani Learnerships cc 
149. PIETERSBURG LABOUR CONSULTANTS CC 
150. Powermove Trade and Invest Pty Ltd 
151. Precision skills development and training 
152. Primeserv Corporate Solutions 
153. Primeserv Corporate Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
154. Pro Driver Training (Pty) Ltd 
155. Production Management Institute 
156. Production Management Institute (PMI) 
157. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
158. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
159. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
160. PUTCO Limited 
161. PUTCO Pty Ltd 
162. Quantum Leap College Pty Ltd 
163. Rasehlo Transport and Tourism 
164. RICHARDS BAY COAL TEMINAL COMPANY LIMITED (Legacy) 
165. Royal Impression Academy 
166. S-Squared Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
167. S-Squared Training Solutions Pty Ltd 
168. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
169. Sabela Learning Academy 
170. Safe and Eco Driving Pty Ltd 
171. Sanda Skills Development (Pty) Ltd 
172. School of Shipping 
173. SDC Transport and Logistics (Pty) Ltd 
174. Segaole Driving School 
175. Seng''khona Trading Enterprise 129 cc 
176. SESANA PROJECTS 
177. Shipping And Transport College Pty Ltd 
178. Sisabenza Operator Training (PTY) LTD 
179. Siyashayela Training and Development 
180. SN Pool Transport 
181. Sophia''s Excellence Driving Academy 
182. Sophia's Excellence Driving Academy 
183. South African Transport Centre of Excellence 
184. Southern Seas Institute CC 
185. SPINA Consultancy cc Cape Town 
186. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
187. SVA Training 
188. Tasa Training Services cc 
189. THABO Training and Services 
190. The Assessment Zone (Pty) Ltd 
191. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
192. The Skills Authority 
193. The Skills Development Corporation Private 
194. Thobologo Training and Education Group 
195. Thwala Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
196. TIESPRO (Pty) Ltd 
197. Tovani Traiding 299 
198. Training Consultant and SD College 
199. Triton Express (Pty) Ltd 
200. Triton Express Pty Ltd 
201. Try Easy Electrical Solutions Pty Ltd 
202. Tshireletso Multi-skills and Training 
203. Twin Mark Strategy and Management Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
204. Umfolozi FET College 
205. Uzoyithola Training and Consulting 
206. Value Logistics Limited 
207. Vhonisani Training Academy & Projects 
208. VSL General Trading CC 
209. West Coast TVET College 
210. Wheelman S A 
211. Yab Business Solution 
212. Yes We Can Consulting Pty Ltd 
213. Zitha Driving School (Pty) Ltd 



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