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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Compile a portfolio of evidence for assessment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119304  Compile a portfolio of evidence for assessment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Environmental Sc/Mgt & Waste Mgt 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Environmental Sciences 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 
In order for me to demonstrate effectively what I have learned in the field of environmental science, environmental management and waste management, I will be able to:
  • Compile a portfolio of evidence to prove that I have achieved specific learning outcomes
    I will also know and understand:
  • What evidence is, and how evidence is evaluated
  • The requirements of an assessment portfolio
  • The kinds of evidence that should be included
  • How to organise and present the evidence of my learning.

    I can be assessed against this unit standard in any context within the field of environmental science, environmental management and waste management.
    The skill, the knowledge and the values reflected in this unit standard form part of the exit level outcomes required for the General Education and Training Certificate in Environmental practice. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner studying towards this qualification has attained ABET level 3 Mathematics and Communication. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and level of this unit standard is indicated by range statements related to the specific outcomes. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Respond to questions about the reasons for developing a portfolio of evidence and describe briefly how the portfolio is used in the process of assessment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information is provided that shows that the purpose of the portfolio and its role in assessment is understood. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Use my own portfolio to demonstrate what a portfolio should consist of, and explain briefly why I have included these items. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Should consist of: CV (Curriculum Vitae), list of contents showing how material has been organised, a variety of types of evidence. The CV should be applicable to the circumstances of the learner - a more mature person with some life experience would include details of previous learning and experience, while for a young person, personal details would be sufficient. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The portfolio contains the required material in appropriate amounts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A detailed list of contents is provided to show what material has been included and how it is organised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Organised: the contents of the portfolio should be organised in such a way that the relationship between each item and the specific learning outcome (or group of learning outcomes) for which it provides evidence, is clear. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The material is organised so as to provide clear, accessible evidence that the learning outcomes have been achieved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Questions about the purpose of the various items in my portfolio are responded to appropriately. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use my own material to demonstrate kinds of evidence that can be included in a portfolio, and respond to questions about why I have selected these items for my portfolio. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Evidence should be of a range of types and from a range of sources, although assessors should be sensitive to constraints which could limit a learner's ability to provide a wide variety of types of evidence. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Kinds of evidence: set exercises and assignments, tests and other forms of assessment, assessor observations; documents produced through work-related activities such as data sheets and activity reports, reports by supervisors and managers, progress reports, results of performance appraisals, documentary evidence of problems identified and action taken, photographic records, witness statements; evidence of community related activities relevant to the context . If evidence cannot be stored in the portfolio, its location should be recorded.
    Evidence should not only show that activities have been performed, but should also provide evidence of the qualitative aspects of the performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Evidence is provided that shows that specified learning outcomes have been achieved. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specified learning outcomes: as defined in the unit standard(s) or qualification being assessed.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The evidence provided is relevant, reliable, sufficient for the purpose and authentic. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Relevant, reliable: evidence relates to the specific learning outcomes achieved; evidence indicates the ability to perform competently is consistent over a period of time
    Sufficient for the purpose: quality is more important than quantity, although evidence should show that the criteria have been met for all components of a skill
    Authentic: the learner's own work (contribution verified if performed as a member of a team); document verified by date and signature if provided by supervisor, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Questions about my reasons for including the evidence in my portfolio are responded to appropriately. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    To obtain credits I must be assessed. The assessment will be based on evidence that I produce. My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of a relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), which has jurisdiction over this field of learning. The policies and procedures of the relevant ETQA will also determine:
  • How my assessment is moderated
  • How I can appeal against the outcome of the assessment
    Any institution or company which offers learning that will enable me to achieve the purpose of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.

    My assessment against this standard should meet all the requirements of established principles. It should include practical assessment activities, which are appropriate to the contents of this unit standard. These activities should include an appropriate combination of self and peer assessment, practical and oral assessments, observations, etc.

    I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.

    I will be assessed on all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge. The specific outcomes must be assessed in their own right, through oral and practical evidence. My assessment will not only be based on observation but also on other evidence which I compile into a portfolio of evidence. I cannot be assessed only through a written or oral test.

    The specific outcomes and essential knowledge will be assessed in relation to each other. If I am able to explain the items which fall under the heading of essential embedded knowledge, but am unable to perform the specific outcomes, then I cannot be assessed as 'competent'. Similarly, if I am able to perform tasks described under the specific outcomes, but cannot explain or justify them in terms of the fundamental concepts, principles and practice relevant to the level of the unit standard that underpins my skill, then I cannot be assessed as 'competent'.

    I will also be assessed on my ability to apply the principles and techniques related to the critical cross-field outcomes, not only in terms of what I can demonstrate, but also in terms of what I know and can discuss.

    My assessment for this unit standard can be done in conjunction with the assessment of other unit standards related to a qualification, and even in conjunction with my assessment for the qualification as a whole. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following items reflect the type of knowledge that the assessor will evaluate
    1. Names and functions of:
  • Components of a portfolio
  • Various items, eg reports, assignments, data sheets, etc

    2. Purpose of:
  • Using a portfolio to demonstrate learning
  • Compiling a portfolio
  • Including a CV and list of contents
  • Including different kinds of evidence
  • Collecting evidence throughout the learning period
  • Authenticating evidence (if applicable)
  • Organising the material / evidence

    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Of a portfolio for assessment
  • Of various types of evidence
  • Of the concepts: valid, relevant, authentic, sufficient

    4. Processes and events:
  • Process of collecting evidence
  • The assessment process

    5. Causes and effects, implications of:
  • Failing to organise and present material so that its relevance to the learning outcomes can be understood
  • Failing to gather sufficient evidence of competence for the portfolio
  • Failure to begin collecting evidence early in the process

    6. Procedures and techniques:
  • For gathering evidence
  • For authenticating evidence
  • For compiling the portfolio

    7. Sensory cues:
  • Visual cues related to presenting material

    8. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Relevant aspects of skills development legislation
  • Relevant aspects of SAQA guidelines, etc

    9. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Applicable aspects of principles of assessment
  • Applicable principles for evidence, eg validity, reliability

    10. Categories:
  • Kinds of evidence

    11. Relationships, systems:
  • The relationship between my learning achievements and the evidence I provide to support this. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    1. Identify and solve problems
  • Selecting relevant material to prove learning achievements
  • Identifying gaps in the evidence and addressing these 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others
  • To collect and authenticate material 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities
  • Engage in activities to generate relevant material over a period of time 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information
  • Collect and organise the material so that the evidence is clear, relevant and sufficient 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • Communicate verbally during assessment when responding to questions about the portfolio and the portfolio building process
  • Written communication related to the collection of evidence 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems
  • Describe in elementary terms how the portfolio relates to the learning achievements and the process of assessment 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49552   General Education and Training Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  58493   General Education and Training Certificate: Equine and Equestrian Practices  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  49753   General Education and Training Certificate: General Technical Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


    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. A4 Consultancy CC 
    2. ABA Sebenzi 
    3. Access Employment Skills & Development Agency 
    4. Agisanang SA Training 
    5. Amabamba Recruitment 
    6. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    7. Bantubanye Skills 
    8. Bikologix Projects 
    9. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    10. Buena Vista Learning Academy 
    11. BULL'S BUSINESS AND SKILLS TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    12. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    13. Dean Institute Of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    15. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    16. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    17. Environmental Leadership Academy 
    18. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
    19. Essential Skills 
    20. Globalwise Training & Consulting (PTY) Ltd. 
    21. Heavenly Button Trading CC 
    22. Hlombe and Associates 
    23. HT MARKTECH 
    24. Icando 
    25. Institute for Local Government and Housing 
    26. INTEGRATED ADULT TRAINING 
    27. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    28. ISAZI TRAINING 
    29. Iziko Capacity Building CC. 
    30. Josmap Training Institute 
    31. Kgolo Institute 
    32. Kodi Traiding Enterprise 
    33. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    34. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    35. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    36. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    37. MashMP Holdings 
    38. Mashphe Logistics Services 
    39. Matiisetso Training and Consulting 
    40. Mission Point Consulting 
    41. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    42. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    43. MOTHEO SKILLS ENTITY ( PTY) LLTD 
    44. Networx for Career Development 
    45. Nghano Training and Development Centre 
    46. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    47. NS Global Academy 
    48. Nyankwavi Investment CC. 
    49. PERSEVCON CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 
    50. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    51. Qabuka-Vuka Development Trading 
    52. RLSTP Training & Development (PTY) LTD. 
    53. Senelo Trading CC 
    54. SmartMatta (Pty) Ltd 
    55. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 
    56. The Crimson CO CC. 
    57. Thembeni Skills Development Trading and Projects 
    58. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    59. Township Fire and Rescure (Pty) Ltd 
    60. Tsebong Training Centre 
    61. Tshwane Skills Training Centre 
    62. Tuns Trading and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    63. Twin Peak Technologies 
    64. Ukhamba Quality Skills 
    65. University of Venda 
    66. Vicmat Consultants 
    67. XL AT Consulting CC 
    68. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.