Generic Management | Elective Modules
NQF 5 (SAQA ID:59201) | Elective Modules
Elective One - Skills Development Management (SABPP)
Unit Standards related to this module
Unit standard title
Manage individual careers
Develop and implement a strategy and action plans for a team, department or division
Set, monitor and measure the achievement of goals and objectives for a team, department or division within an organisation
Coordinate planned skills development interventions in an organisation
Implement skills development as workplace learning to support organisation transformation
Promote a learning culture in an organisation
Breakdown of Module
- Module 1: Initiating Career Development
- Gather & analyse information for individual career planning
- Gap analysis
- Identifying priorities
- Set goals and objectives
- Develop a strategy and an action plan for a department/division
- Strategy for Skills Development
- Setting up a decision making processes
- Action planning
- Establish performance standards
- Effective performance standards
- Set up monitoring systems
- Performance management
- Performance appraisal
- Module 2: implementing career development
- Facilitate and manage the career planning process
- Implement action plans
- Monitor and measure achievements and objectives
- Monitor individual career progress
- Reviewing action plans
- Module 3: Skills Development and Learning Organisations
- Skills development legislation
- Purpose of the NQF
- The role of Quality Assurers
- The QCTO
- The Skills Development and Skills Development Levy Acts
- Skills planning, the NQF and the NSDS
- The role of skills planning and skills development facilitation
- Organisational transformation and the role of learning
- Organisational Transformation
- Change management
- Formulate recommendations on implementing the process.
- Change and human resources
- The role of a Skills Development Manager
- What is a Learnership?
- Module Four: Skills Development Intervention
- Fundamentals of teaching and learning
- A shared understanding of learning
- The action learning cycle
- Prioritising learning
- Workplace Skills Plans
- Key stakeholders
- Annual training report
- Review and Evaluate
- Improvements to learning interventions
Elective Two - Generic Manufacturing (MerSETA)
Unit Standards related to this module
Optimise manufacturing processes
Maintain manufacturing efficiencies
Contribute to the management of costs and the enhancement of value
Breakdown of Module
- Optimise manufacturing and production processes.
- Collect and analyse data and identify opportunities for improvement.
- Sources where data can be found are identified and checked for relevance in terms of the specific process and sector involved.
- The data is analysed using appropriate analysis techniques and trends are identified from the analysis.
- Opportunities for improving manufacturing or production processes are identified using the analysis.
- Problems preventing/impeding the improvement of manufacturing or production processes are identified and elaborated through the analytical process.
- Identify the root cause of the problem.
- The problem is defined and explained with reference to the impact thereof on the manufacturing or production environment.
- The problem is examined and identified in terms of problem type, problem parameters and problem components.
- Possible causes of the problem are listed and analysed in accordance with specified requirements within the manufacturing or production environment to determine the root cause of the problem.
- The root cause is analysed/researched and facts gathered are analysed to determine their relevance to the problem.
- The present and desired states are defined so that the difference between them forms the basis for further understanding of the problem.
- Criteria defining the desired state are analysed so that the way to solve the problem becomes clearer.
- Solve the problem and generate improvement options.
- Problem-solving techniques and/or tools appropriate to the nature of the problem are selected and analysed to ensure that consideration has been given to the available problem-solving tools.
- The problem-solving techniques and/or tools are applied considering the criteria for the desired state.
- Lean Manufacturing
- Maintain manufacturing efficiencies
- Collect and analyse process-related information, maintain records, summarise information and generate reports.
- Set and agree targets and levels of efficiency.
- Identify and respond to deviations, problems and incidents which impact on production efficiencies.
- Monitor and evaluate activities, safety, product quality and housekeeping.
- Share and discuss information with relevant people and resolve external issues, which affect quality and output.
- Production and support processes function effectively to an agreed standard of efficiency over a period of time.
- Production targets are met while also achieving agreed levels of quality.
- Practices which waste time or other resources are minimised.
- Records and reports are accurate, up-to-date and reflect a consistent effort to maintain efficiency.
- Deviations, problems and incidents are recognised and responded to quickly and effectively.
- Safety, health and environmental standards
- One way to improve the effectiveness of your safety process is to change the way it is measured.
- Measuring safety performance is no different and effectively doing so will compound the success of your improvement efforts.
- Finding the perfect measure of safety is a difficult task.
- The personnel receive adequate information and support.
- Discussions of issues demonstrate that I have an understanding of the key concepts and principles related to optimising production processes and an understanding of how these relate to application in practice.
- Manage inventory
- Develop plan for location of materials during production process.
- Station materials for production flow.
- Document materials movement and inventory count.
- Establish lot sizes and reorder points.
- Conduct on-site inventory
- Change logistics and update inventory to respond to production and engineering changes.
- Contribute to the management of costs and the enhancement of value.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the business and accounting environment.
- The business environment is defined in relation to generally accepted accounting practice/ GRAP.
- Various accounting techniques are described and utilised in the process of collecting, analysing and disseminating cost information.
- The principles and theory underpinning accounting are explained in relation to costing systems within the framework of GAAP/ GRAP.
- Organisational policies and procedures related to accounting and administrative systems are explained in GAAP/ GRAP terms.
- Collect, analyse and disseminate information about costs.
- Valid, relevant information is identified from internal and external sources.
- Trends in prices are monitored for movements and analysed on a regular basis, and potential implications are identified.
- Standard costs are compared with actual costs and any variances are analysed.
- Forecasts of trends and changes in factor prices and market conditions are consistent with previous experience of factor prices and market conditions.
- Relevant staff in the organisation are consulted about the analysis of trends.
- Reports highlighting significant trends are presented to management in an appropriate format.
- Make recommendations to reduce costs and enhance value.
- Routine cost reports are analysed, compared with other sources of information and the implications of findings are identified.
- Relevant performance indicators are monitored and the results are assessed to identify potential improvements.
- Relevant specialists are consulted to assist in the identification of ways to reduce costs and enhance value.
- Exception reports to follow up matters that require further investigation are prepared.
- Specific recommendations are made to management and are explained in a clear and appropriate manner.