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Self-Mastery and Personal Growth


  • Services SETA Accreditation Status: Provisional Accreditation
  • Unit Standard: Apply knowledge of self in order to make a personal decision
  • Unit Standard ID: 120308
  • NQF Level 2, Credits 3
  • Duration: two days


Life skills are vital for those in entry-level positions or those who wish to build a successful career. It is all about a new orientation, a paradigm-shift to change thinking patterns and doing things differently with a different focus. Employees can have the technical skills required to perform, but these have to be combined with personal competence to successfully climb the corporate ladder, apply leadership qualities and to prepare them for career advancement. The aim of this training is to provide organisational employees with the foundational skills.

Course Contents:

Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of self as a unique individual

  • Understanding the importance of self-knowledge and self-assessment.
  • Understanding the term identity: Who am I, who do I want to be and how do I get there?
  • Analysing role identity and reflecting on how to use different social roles.
  • Establishing what are the driving forces in our lives and overcoming negative forces that are driving us.

Decision-making and taking control

  • Understanding the different levels of control and the importance of decision-making.
  • Exploring the two types of locus of control.
  • Analysing how values guide decision-making.
  • Establishing own core values and areas for development.
  • Managing emotions and understanding emotional awareness in the decision-making process.

Generating the future: Self-motivation, goal-setting and achievement

  • Mapping the future and determining destinations by means of effective goal-setting.
  • Understanding S M A R T goal statements.
  • Expanding boundaries and learn how to “get out of the box” of comfort zones.
  • Understanding internal motivation as the fuel towards achieving goals.
  • Exploring opportunities for career advancement using own ‘toolbox’ of skills, knowledge and experience in self-assessment activities.

The assertive approach

  • Exploring the three behaviour styles: Aggressiveness, Submissiveness and Assertiveness.
  • Applying the techniques on how to adopt an assertive approach.
  • Giving and receiving feedback 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 3 credits on NQF Level 2. In this case, a “Certificate of Competence” will be issued, representing the credit values and NQF Level. Entry-level requirements for assessment according to the Unit Standard:  It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.

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