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Self and Time Management

  • Duration: 2 Days

Services SETA Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation

This learning program is aligned to the following Unit Standards:

  • Manage time and work processes within a business environment: Unit Standard ID: 14342
  • Manage a diary for self and others: Unit Standard ID: 14352
  • Receive and execute instructions: Unit Standard ID: 14349

NQF Level 2 Credits 10

Learning Program Overview

Time is one of the most valuable resources, and the most misused. We must constantly do a reality check to take stock of how we use our time, as each one of us has twenty-four hours a day and we can use it, or lose it.

Time management is in fact very easy, we must learn to rearrange the way we work and focus on using time effectively - not working harder, but smarter. Time management is self-management and ineffective time-use is a stress producer that results in decreased productivity. Time management is the art of organising our lives so that we feel we are in control. Being in control means that we know how to plan, determine priorities, organise and most important, to take action!

Learning Outcomes

Where is my time going?

  • Understanding the concept of “time” as a critical resource.
  • Conducting a reality check: How am I using my time?
  • Labelling and identifying the top ten time wasters and determining where to take control.

Time management is self-management

  • Changing old patterns of behaviour and adopt new habits using time more effectively.
  • Analysing own personal style of leadership and how it influences time-use.
  • Analysing the relevance of requests and how to say “no” assertively.
  • Fighting procrastination, managing interruptions and protecting our time.
  • Exploring means to ensure less stress and a more balanced life-style.

Time planning

  • Understanding the importance of planning and how planning saves time.
  • Setting goals and objectives.
  • Setting deadlines to guide priorities.
  • Setting priorities and working our priorities.
  • Exploring the difference between “to-do lists” and action plans and how to use both.

Organising and the principles of workflow management

  • Organising workspace and documents.
  • Applying the guidelines of disciplined routine.
  • Determining the sources of information, processing information and follow-up actions in office systems according to the principles of workflow-management (emails, documents, actions, etc.).
  • Using time management and scheduling tools effectively.
  • Managing the delegation process and instructions effectively.


Learners who attend this training, will receive a “Certificate of Attendance” directly after the training. Additionally, learners can also be enrolled to participate in the assessment process at an additional fee. Assessment entails the completion of a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) and if being assessed as competent, the learner will be awarded 10 credits on NQF Level 2. In this case, a “Certificate of Competence”, endorsed by Services SETA, will be issued representing the credit value and NQF Level. Entry requirements according to the Unit Standard: Learners accessing these Unit Standards will have demonstrated competence in numeracy, literacy, communication and mathematical literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.

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