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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Interact ethically in multicultural contexts 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116492  Interact ethically in multicultural contexts 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Ethical Foundations of Society World of Ideas 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies Religious and Ethical Foundations of Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
This Unit Standard is intended to help learners understand the meaning of ethical behaviour according to the principles of interacting ethically in multi-cultural contexts.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Describe cultural heritage of own and other cultural groups
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of similarities and differences between various cultural and ethnic groups
  • Identify and examine appropriate ways of interacting ethically in multi-cultural contexts 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this Unit Standard:
  • Communications at NQF Level 2 or equivalent competence.
  • It is recommended that learners should complete the Unit Standard: "Identify the basis for distinctions between morally acceptable and unacceptable behaviour in society" before attempting this Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the Unit Standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. More generally, the following applies:

    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is:

    1. Learners are required to demonstrate that they can perform the specific outcomes with understanding and reflexivity. However, at this level they will be practically interpreting the high standards of conduct in their duties and functions, in accordance with the principles contained in their code of ethics.
    2. Learners are required to demonstrate the competence described in this Unit Standard in the context of the ethical framework provided by their workplace/sector. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe cultural heritage of own and other cultural groups. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The cultural contributions of members of own and various cultural and ethnic groups are identified. The contributions are described by referring to their impact on current South African society. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Various forms of expression are explained and described by referring to the heritage of own culture and various other cultural and ethnic groups. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Forms of expression include: folk rhymes, literature, art, dance, religion, clothing.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The cultural heritage of own group, and that of others, is explained by showing how the cultural heritage is influenced by the world view and/or key ethical concepts of the group. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of similarities and differences between various cultural and ethnic groups. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The similarities and differences between groups are identified and explained by referring to world views and codes of ethics characteristic of specific cultures and/or communities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of similarities and differences is explained by referring to the nature of interactions within a culturally diverse society. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Interactions include: functional and dysfunctional.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Examples of diversity are identified in real world situations in the workplace, sector or institution. The diversity is explained by referring to the particular cultural and ethnic groups involved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Different opportunities and constraints experienced by various cultural and ethnic groups are explained in relation to the past and current South African society. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Cross-cultural concerns are identified and the responses described are relevant to the context, and in line with ethical principles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Cross-cultural concerns include: employment, education, sport, access to medical care, housing.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and examine appropriate ways of interacting ethically in multi-cultural contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles which direct ethical interaction in specific multi-cultural contexts are correctly identified. The principles are explained by referring to their origin and how they might impact on the interaction. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Principles include: cross-cultural/racial tolerance, propriety, acceptance, diversity.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of knowing about and understanding of these principles in a multi-cultural society is described with reference to particular contexts within South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Perceptions which individuals of different racial and cultural groups hold of each other are identified and explained by referring to the governing principles of each group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate and inappropriate ways of interacting in multi-cultural contexts are identified and explained in terms of key ethical concepts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Positive and negative perceptions towards cultural and racial characteristics of other cultures and races, prejudice, stereotyping, ethnicity.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of this Unit Standard should be contextual, practical and be conducted in the workplace as far as possible.
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the appropriate ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • The mechanisms and requirements for moderation should be applied as per the SAQA criteria.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the appropriate ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems by identifying instances and ways when it is unethical to judge persons from other cultural and ethnic groups based on negative perceptions towards their cultural and racial characteristics, according to the moral principles for interacting ethically in multi-cultural contexts, as established and facilitated by the workplace, sector or institution. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working as a team, such as when cooperating with colleagues and management/leaders to design procedures for coordinating the principles established for interacting ethically, in line with the Constitution of the nation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself by ensuring that the ethical procedures of the workplace, sector or institution contained in the ethical principles for interpreting ethically in multi-cultural contexts, are functionally integrated in each individual and group situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize, and critically evaluate information and behaviour by analyzing the ethical implications of different ways of extending knowledge of similarities and differences between diverse cultural and ethnic groups. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, such as when planning skills development strategies and programmes to facilitate understanding and appreciation/pride in heritage of positive cultural and ethnic contributions by members of own and other cultural and ethnic groups. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    The title of this unit standard has been changed from 'Identify and explain appropriate ways of interacting ethically in multi-cultural contexts' to 'Interact ethically in multicultural contexts'. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  67589   National Certificate: Equine Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  49447   National Certificate: Trade Exhibition Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  58801   Further Education and Training Certificate: Environmental Noise Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  LG SETA 


    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. All Access Holdings 
    2. Icando 
    3. Jobafrik Consulting 
    4. Kalideen Management 
    5. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    6. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 



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