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FET Certificate – Generic Management – Level 4 – 57712

Qualification RulesFundamental Component
The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 56 credits all of which are compulsory.

Core Component
The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 72 credits all of which are compulsory.

Elective Component
The Elective Component consists of individual unit standards from which the learner must choose unit standards totalling a minimum of 22 credits.

Modular Outline of Learning Programme

Module One: Planning:  Develop plans to achieve defined objectives

Unit Standard TypeUnit Standard CodeUnit Standard TitleLevelCredits
Elective242820Maintain records for a team34
Core242822Employ a systematic approach to achieving objectives410
Core242816Conduct a structured meeting45

Module Two: Organising: Organise resources in accordance with developed plan.

Unit Standard TypeUnit Standard CodeUnit Standard TitleLevelCredits
Core242815Apply the organisation’s code of conduct in a work environment45
Core242810Manage expenditure against a budget46
Core242811Prioritise time and work for self and team45

Module Three Team Leading: Lead a team to work co-operatively to achieve objectives.

Unit Standard TypeUnit Standard CodeUnit Standard TitleLevelCredits
Core242824Apply leadership concepts in a work context412
Elective242812Induct a member into a team34
Core242821Identify responsibilities of a team leader in ensuring that organisational standards are met46
Core242819Motivate and Build a Team410

Module Four: Controlling: Monitor performance to ensure compliance to a developed plan.

Unit Standard TypeUnit Standard CodeUnit Standard TitleLevelCredits
Core242829Monitor the level of service to a range of customers45
Core242817Solve problems, make decisions and implement solutions48

Module Five: Ethics: Make decisions based on a code of ethics.

Unit Standard TypeUnit Standard CodeUnit Standard TitleLevelCredits
Elective13915Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS in a workplace, and its effects on a business sub-sector, own organisation and a specific workplace34
Elective242813Explain the contribution made by own area of responsibility to the overall organisational strategy45
Elective242818Describe the relationship of junior management to other roles45

Module Six: Fundamentals

Unit Standard TypeUnit Standard CodeUnit Standard TitleLevelCredits
Fundamental Literacy 1st Language119472Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication35
119457Interpret and use information from texts35
119467Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes35
119465Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts35
Fundamental Literacy 2nd Language119462Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts45
119469Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts45
12153Use the writing process to compose texts required in the business environment45
119459Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts45
Fundamental Numeracy9015Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems46
9016Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3- dimensional space in different contexts44
7468Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues46

Qualification Outcome

Qualifying learners should be capable of:

  • Gather and analyse information.
  • Analyse events that impact on a business and its competitive environment.
  • Comply with organisational standards.
  • Motivate an individual or team.
  • Negotiate in a work situation.
  • Understand the role of business strategy
  • Manage a budget within a specific area of responsibility.
  • Apply management principles and practices to a specific area of responsibility.
  • Manage work unit performance to achieve goals.
  • Behave ethically and promote ethical behaviour in a work situation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the consequences of HIV/AIDS.
  • Develop plans to achieve defined objectives.
  • Organise resources in accordance with a developed plan.
  • Lead a team to work co-operatively to achieve objectives.
  • Monitor performance to ensure compliance to a plan.
  • Make decisions based on a code of ethics.

International Comparability

The qualification was compared with similar qualifications in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

The Level 4 and 5 qualifications, which have been developed together with this qualification, were found to have direct equivalence with level 4 and 5 qualifications in New Zealand.

The level 4 qualification was found to be equivalent to the New Zealand Qualification entitled, National Diploma in Business (level 4) and the level 5 qualification.

Further Development

Articulation options 

Horizontal Articulation:

This qualification articulates horizontally with the following qualifications:

  • FETC: New Venture Creation, SAQA ID: 23953
  • FETC: Leadership Development, SAQA ID: 50081
  • FETC: Business Systems Operations: End User (ERP), SAQA ID: 49176
  • FETC: Small Business Advising (Information Support), SAQA ID: 48883


Vertical Articulation:

  • FETC: Management articulates with the National Certificate: Management at Level 5, SAQA ID: 1093
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