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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Write/Sign for a variety of different purposes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119636  Write/Sign for a variety of different purposes 
ORIGINATOR
SGB GET/FET Language and Communication 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 04 - Communication Studies and Language Language 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
ABET Level 4  Regular-Fundamental  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
12470  Write for a variety of different purposes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will enable learners to produce a range of different text types for different purposes, audiences and contexts. Learners will be able to write/sign reasonably clearly in order to communicate meaning, and show some control of grammar and style. Learners will be familiar with a range of structuring devices and conventions that help convey meaning, and will develop competence in the writing process through reflecting on and correcting their own written/signed work. They will use language appropriate to the socio-cultural, learning, or workplace/technical environments as required. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Listening, Speaking/Signing Reading and/or Writing/Viewing skills at ABET 3 or equivalent. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Texts are produced using appropriate language patterns and structures which take account of context, purpose and audience.

Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standards where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria.

Notes on range:

Contexts include:
  • Civil society
  • Literary contexts
  • Media contexts
  • Gender and race contexts
  • Historical, social and political contexts
  • Institutional context
  • Workplace/industry contexts
  • Personal relations and interpersonal relations

    Content includes:
  • Knowledge (eg related to social conditions, human experiences, human rights, workplace issues, learning experiences).
  • Aesthetics (eg some use of creative techniques, innovative use of language in consumer society (eg slogans, logos, marketing techniques)).
  • Relationships (eg workplace interactions, group interactions, personal interactions, social sensibility, power relations).
  • Emotions (eg sympathy, empathy, identification, rejection) Text types to be produced include narrative, factual, persuasive, practical, visual and creative texts. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Produce texts appropriate to purpose, audience and context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate text type, format and conventions are used for specific purposes, audiences and contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sufficient, accurate and relevant content is selected and presented to achieve the requirements of the task set. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Register, tone, style and language use is appropriate to the purpose, audience and context of the text and task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Own experience, knowledge and opinions are expressed and supported where required. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Use grammatical structures to organise texts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Common grammatical structures are used correctly (eg subject/verb agreement; pronouns, tenses, parts of speech, commonly used verb forms). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Clear, simple sentences are used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A variety of sentence lengths and types are used appropriately (eg negatives, question forms, statements, imperatives). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Punctuation/non-manual features (NMFS) and spelling conventions are used appropriately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Grammatical link devices (eg conjunctions) are used correctly to write sustained pieces. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Sentence structure and word/sign order are used accurately. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use writing/signing conventions to organise texts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Texts are structured and organised so that content or information is clearly and logically sequenced and arranged. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Conventions for paragraphs/chunks of signs are used appropriately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Links between sentences and paragraphs are correctly used and help the flow of ideas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Arguments or positions are supported and illustrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Structuring devices, typographical, graphic or visual features are used appropriately (eg table of contents, headings, numbering etc). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Stylistic devices are used for specific effects (eg simple imagery, use of dialogue, use of manipulative or biased language etc). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Plan, draft and edit own writing/signing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Evidence of planning and drafting is shown. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Feedback is incorporated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Text is revised, proof-read/checked and corrected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Final version is produced and appropriately presented. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Providers of learning towards this unit standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of Umalusi, the ETQA for General and Further Education.

    Moderation Options:
  • The moderation requirements of this ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners can understand and explain that languages have certain features and conventions, which can be manipulated. Language has aesthetic, affective, cultural, social and political dimensions. Learners can apply this knowledge and adapt language to suit different contexts, audiences and purposes. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Identify and solve problems: writing/signing skills are used to present solutions to problems.
  • Explore education and career opportunities: writing/signing enables people to access information on such opportunities, and provides the foundation for successful engagement in such opportunities.
  • Develop entrepreneurial opportunities: writing enables people to access information on such opportunities, and to produce texts which may be required for the realisation of such opportunities (eg business plan, funding or bank applications).
  • Reflect on and explore a variety of strategies to learn more effectively: writing/ signing skills enable strategies for learning such as note taking, summarising, mind mapping. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams: using writing/signing skills in groupwork and project activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively: through using language. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information: fundamental to the process of growing language capability across language applications and fields of study. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills: in formal and informal communications. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically: language makes it possible for people to access and use scientific and technological information and applications. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Understand the world as a set of related systems: through using language to explore and express links, and exploring a global range of contexts and texts.
  • Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts: writing/ signing enables people to express creativity and their cultural identity. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities: writing/signing enables people to formally express opinions in public fora. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes. Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • At this level some errors are acceptable, as long as these do not obscure the meaning conveyed by the learner. Assessors must use professional judgement in evaluating competence
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the range as expressed under the title. Specific range statements under individual outcomes or assessment criteria are illustrations, from which learning programme developers can select. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance can be reproduced.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles: assessment should be appropriate, fair, manageable, integrated into work or learning, valid, and consistent. Evidence should be authentic, sufficient, and current.
  • Evidence can be gathered through a range of assessment methods: external written assessments; internal, ongoing assessment of tasks; portfolio of continuous assessment tasks; assignments and projects; etc. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 12470, " Write for a variety of different purposes", ABET Level 4, 6 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Fundamental  71751   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  61755   General Education and Training Certificate: Business Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  SERVICES 
    Fundamental  66029   General Education and Training Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  50584   General Education and Training Certificate: Clothing Manufacturing Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Fundamental  58493   General Education and Training Certificate: Equine and Equestrian Practices  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  58026   General Education and Training Certificate: Food and Beverage Handling Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Fundamental  50225   General Education and Training Certificate: General Forestry  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Fundamental  57829   General Education and Training Certificate: Grain Handling Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  65969   General Education and Training Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Fundamental  57937   General Education and Training Certificate: Hygiene and Cleaning  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  SERVICES 
    Fundamental  66269   General Education and Training Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Fundamental  58267   General Education and Training Certificate: Mining and Minerals Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MQA 
    Fundamental  59300   General Education and Training Certificate: Transport  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2018-06-30  TETA 
    Fundamental  58760   National Certificate: Rock Breaking Underground Hard Rock  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MQA 


    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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    7. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
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    89. Training Force 
    90. Triple E Training Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
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