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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the Evolution of Warfare 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117986  Demonstrate an understanding of the Evolution of Warfare 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Military Professional Development 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Sovereignty of the State 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 will provide persons with knowledge on the evolution of war and warfare since Antiquity with the main focus in strategic-, operational art and tactics during the 19th and 20th Century.

Persons credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of history.
  • Analyse and explain the evolution of warfare since Antiquity.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the evolution of different armed forces in South Africa until 1994. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal English. (NQF Level 4). 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of History. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The nature of history is explained so that persons can understand that the discipline develops insight in order to solve contemporary problems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Lessons from the evolution of war are explained in terms of the contribution to the development of theory and or doctrine. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse and explain the evolution of warfare since Antiquity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The social/economic as well as the technological improvements are analysed in such a way to indicate the changes in the nature of warfare in the ancient world. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of the Iron Age on the evolution of societies is explained in terms of the transformation of weapons systems, logistics and tactics in that era. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The transformation of land warfare from the Roman system till the 15th Century is described to indicate the decline of the importance of infantry on the battlefield and the gaining importance of cavalry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The evolution of naval warfare till the 16th Century is described in terms of the rise of Europe as the dominant power in world politics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The impact of the rise of the nation state and the development of gunpowder weapons on the evolution of warfare are explained in terms of the transformation to total war. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The impact of the industrial revolution is analysed and explained in terms of the impact of the new command and control and weapons systems in armed forces of the major powers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The nature of the wars is analysed within the context of the evolution of warfare from 1850 - 1945. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the evolution of different armed forces in South Africa until 1994. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The evolution of warfare in Southern Africa is analysed in terms of the different conflicts and wars in the period 1588-1906. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A campaign is analysed by referring to the different levels of war, and the application of operational art. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role of military power in the grand strategy of the ANC is analysed in terms of the unique nature of the revolutionary struggle in South Africa. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard (including RPL) may apply to be assessed by a relevant provider institution, which is accredited by the relevant ETQA.

    For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
  • Subject matter experience at or above the level of this unit standard. The applicant must have knowledge of the levels of war.
  • The assessor needs to be competent in the unit standard "Conduct Standard Based Assessment" NQF level 5 and "Design and Develop Assessment Criteria".

    The subject matter experience of the assessor can be established by recognition of prior learning.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The essential embedded knowledge is included within the unit standard and will be assessed through the assessment of the specific outcomes and critical cross field outcomes in terms of the assessment criteria. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems by using critical and creative thinking to determine situations that might occur during operations by using historical case studies. (Specific Outcome 2). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others and in a team when doing research as part of a syndicate group and present the findings based on historical case studies. (Specific outcome 1-3) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage themselves and their activities responsibly. This will be evident during self-directed learning as well as during classroom learning. (Specific outcome 1-3) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organize and critically evaluate information by doing research on given scenarios. (Specific outcome 3) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using research and language skills in models of written presentations such as research papers. Communicating effectively by giving group presentations on their views of historical military operations. (Specific outcome 1-3) 

    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 
    Supplementary Information

    Credits

    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcomes:
  • Classroom learning: 32 hours
  • Structured learning in the workplace: 10 hours
  • Self directed learning: 34 hours
  • Coaching required: 4 hours
  • TOTAL: 80 hours 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49337   National Certificate: Multi-National Safety and Security Operations Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS 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.
     
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