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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Contribute to sustainable tourism in South Africa 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116590  Contribute to sustainable tourism in South Africa 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Hiring Services   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Cleaning, Domestic, Hiring, Property and Rescue Services 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to appreciate the different dimensions of sustainable tourism and their application within the hiring industry. They will understand their own role in contributing to sustainability within that context.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Describing different roles, relationships, responsibilities and expectations of stakeholders in tourism
  • Describing approaches for sustainable tourism
  • Identifying types of resources integral to tourism
  • Evaluating sustainability issues towards improving own performance
  • Reflecting on own contribution to tourism sustainability within the hiring sector 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in mathematical skills and literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Stakeholder will include but are not limited to; travel agents, accommodation centres, conference/exhibition and event organisers, restaurants, vehicle hire companies, government officials, government departments, resorts, community development projects.
  • Accredited sources will include but is not limited to exhibition, conference and event organisers, hotels, travel agencies, news papers, accommodation establishments, local authorities, government departments and local authorities.
  • Sustainable strategies could include but are not limited to: cultural and social environments, commercial and environmental strategies.
  • Types of resources could include but are not limited to: heritage resources such as archaeological, historical, cultural, wildlife and scenic, international image, human resources and social and political situations in the development of tourism enterprises. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe different roles, relationships, responsibilities and expectations of stakeholders in tourism. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Roles and responsibilities of stakeholders are explained in line with relevant tourism legislation and guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods of ensuring full participation of all stakeholders in sustainable tourism are described in line with documented tourism guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stakeholder expectations are identified from approved sources and described in line with national tourism documented strategies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe approaches for sustainable tourism. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sustainable tourism strategies are obtained from approved sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sustainable tourism strategies are described in line with organisational objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Strategic objectives are described in line with industry activities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify types of resources integral to tourism. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of resources are listed and use and application explained using correct terminology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Integral resources are listed and explained in line with national strategic implementation guidelines. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Evaluating sustainability issues towards improving own performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sustainability issues are obtained from approved source and impact on own industry identified and listed in table format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sustainability issues that could effect own performance are identified, evaluated and actioned in line with organisational standards and operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sustainability issues that could effect work place and organisational performance are identified, evaluated and actioned in line with organisational standards and operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Reflect on own contribution to tourism sustainability within the hiring sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Own contribution is evaluated and contribution to tourism sustainability identified and listed in line with hiring sector strategic objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Own contribution suggestions and strategies are developed and implemented in line with organisational standards and procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Knowledge of the key types of sustainable tourism
  • An understanding of different roles, responsibilities, expectations, relationships and aspirations of key stakeholders in tourism
  • Knowledge of the kinds of tourists and their behaviour and characteristics as guests
  • Knowledge of the kinds of host communities and their characteristics as hosts
  • An understanding of issues and ethics and values in tourism and national/international codes of ethics
  • Awareness of tourism as an agent for change and its potential positive and negative impacts
  • An understanding of tourism infrastructure
  • Knowledge of conservation issues associated with the natural and cultural environments
  • Knowledge of legislation and policies, particularly in relation to tourism and sustainability 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when reflecting of own and company contributions to tourism sustainability within the hiring sector. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when evaluating sustainability issues towards improving own and workplace performance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information when describing different roles, relationships, responsibilities and expectations of stakeholders in tourism. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when describing approaches for sustainable tourism. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively about sustaining tourism within South Africa. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Elective  48889   Further Education and Training Certificate: Hiring Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  80946   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  61349   National Certificate: Heritage Resource Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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