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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  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 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  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  61755   General Education and Training Certificate: Business Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Fundamental  66029   General Education and Training Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  50584   General Education and Training Certificate: Clothing Manufacturing Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Fundamental  58493   General Education and Training Certificate: Equine and Equestrian Practices  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  58026   General Education and Training Certificate: Food and Beverage Handling Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Fundamental  50225   General Education and Training Certificate: General Forestry  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Fundamental  57829   General Education and Training Certificate: Grain Handling Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  65969   General Education and Training Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Fundamental  57937   General Education and Training Certificate: Hygiene and Cleaning  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Fundamental  66269   General Education and Training Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Fundamental  58267   General Education and Training Certificate: Mining and Minerals Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Fundamental  59300   General Education and Training Certificate: Transport  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Fundamental  58760   National Certificate: Rock Breaking Underground Hard Rock  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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.
     
    1. 1st Black Rand Group (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Adcorp Technical Training 
    3. African Dream Campus 
    4. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    5. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    6. Anglo American Platinum Amendelbult Concentrators 
    7. Anglo American Platinum Limited 
    8. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD (V/R) 
    9. Aniathu Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    10. AQUILA TRAINING 
    11. Aranda Learnership College (Pty) Ltd 
    12. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
    13. Assured Vocational Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects cc 
    15. BAFOKENG RASIMONE MANAGEMENT SERVICES PTY LTD 
    16. BANA BA THARI MINING TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    17. Barloworld Transport Solutions 
    18. Better beginning trading and projects pty ltd 
    19. Bev Short Training Consultants 
    20. Boland College Head Office 
    21. Bontham Training & Agricultural Consultants 
    22. Bosasa Youth Development Centres (Pty) Ltd 
    23. BS Training Services 
    24. CAPE COLLEGE 
    25. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    26. Capricorn TVET College 
    27. CAROLINE'S FASHION ENTERPRISE 
    28. Cedars Academy for Technical 
    29. CMO Logistics Pty Ltd 
    30. Coalition Trading 1238 cc 
    31. Concor Projects (pty) Ltd 
    32. Contra-Lit Pty Ltd 
    33. Cradle Stars Trading Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
    34. Cre8tion Projects 6 PTY LTD 
    35. CULLINAN DIAMOND MINE (PTY) LTD 
    36. D Z D TRADING AND PROJECTS 24 
    37. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
    38. DITEBOGO CONSULTANCY CC 
    39. Donnybrook Education & Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    40. Driving Sense 
    41. DWARSRIVER CHROME MINE (PTY) LTD 
    42. EASTERN PLATINUM LIMITED 
    43. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
    44. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
    45. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
    46. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
    47. Elimofo Trading& Projects 
    48. ENB Training Service(PTY)Ltd 
    49. ERGO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 
    50. FALSE BAY TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGE 
    51. Finsch Diamonds Mine 
    52. FOSKOR Pty Ltd 
    53. Fundisa Zonke Training Academy 
    54. Glencore Operation South Africa (Pty) Ltd 
    55. Glencore Operations South Africa (PTY) LTD - Eastern Mines 
    56. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
    57. Golden Ratio College (Pty) Ltd 
    58. GPR Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    59. Grinaker LTA Mining 
    60. Guest Resource Services (Pty) Ltd 
    61. Gufferty Consulting 
    62. HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED 
    63. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    64. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
    65. Hoseah Training and Manufacturing NPC 
    66. I Care Resource Centre 
    67. Ideal Method Trading & Projects 
    68. IMPALA PLATINUM LIMITED - RUSTENBURG 
    69. Imperial Logistics & Transport A Div Of Imper 
    70. Innovative Shared Services 
    71. Inyapa Vhusiku Consulting Pty Ltd 
    72. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    73. KBW Languages cc 
    74. KHUTALA COLLIERY 
    75. Khwinana Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    76. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA (PTY) LTD (Middelburg)(TP) 
    77. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA PTY LTD 
    78. Kudis Designs and Supply 
    79. Kumba Sishen HRD Centre 
    80. Kwamahlati Training Services cc 
    81. KWEM Management Solutions 
    82. Learning Exchange Pty Ltd 
    83. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    84. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    85. Letaba TVET College 
    86. Liston Agri Solution & Training Consultancy 
    87. Lomkhethi Trading Enterprise 
    88. Longata Consultant 
    89. Lukhele Training and Development Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    90. Maab Training Management ( Pty) Ltd 
    91. Makwedeng Training 
    92. Malkai Devrani Holding (PTY) Ltd 
    93. MANCAS CONSULTANCY CC 
    94. Marematlou Training Institute 
    95. MARGER TRAINING AND PROTERTIES (PTY) LTD 
    96. MARKET DEMAND TRADING 597 PTY LTD 
    97. Marula PLATINUM (PTY) LTD 
    98. Master Patterns by Rona 
    99. Mathome Training & Development 
    100. MATLA COLLIERY 
    101. MESSINA PLATINUM MINES 
    102. MFISA 
    103. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    104. MODIKWA PLATINUM MINE 
    105. Morongwa Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd 
    106. Motheo FET College - Central Office 
    107. MPACT 
    108. MURRAY & ROBERTS CEMENTATION PTY LTD 
    109. NDIMASE TRADING 
    110. NELLY-SGUEEJE TRADING 
    111. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
    112. Ngaphakathi Investments 
    113. Nikwe Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    114. Nkulungwane General Trader cc 
    115. NOFESA cc 
    116. NORTHAM PLATINUM LIMITED 
    117. NORTHLINK COLLEGE 
    118. Northlink College - Protea Campus 
    119. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    120. Operational Process Improvements (Pty) Ltd 
    121. OSR Trading 
    122. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    123. Palabora Copper Pty Ltd 
    124. Platorand Training Centre 
    125. Positive Thinking Consultants CC 
    126. PRETORIA PORTLAND CEMENT CO_LTD (HEAD OFFICE) 
    127. Prisma Training Solutions 
    128. Production Management Institute (PMI) 
    129. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    130. Project Literacy 
    131. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
    132. Rekopane Training Centre CC 
    133. Retshetse Training Project 
    134. Richtrau No 177 Pty Ltd t/a Bokoni Platinum Mines (Lebowa Platinum Mines) 
    135. Roll On Labels Pty Ltd 
    136. RUBICON COMMUNICATIONS 
    137. Russel Meaker cc 
    138. Rustenburg Platinum Mines - Union Section 
    139. SAFETY TRAINING PRACTITIONERS PTY LTD 
    140. SAMANCOR CHROME LTD t/a Western Chrome Mine 
    141. SAMANCOR EASTERN CROME MINES 
    142. Sarva Dharma Ashram 
    143. SASOL GLOBAL LEARNING 
    144. Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd 
    145. Sefudi Business Solutions 
    146. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    147. SENZEKO EXECUTIVE RISK CC 
    148. SEOPOSENGOE TRAINING CONSULTANCY CC 
    149. SETSMOL ENTERPRISE CC 
    150. Sew Africa Training Centre 
    151. SHAFT SINKERS MINING PTY LTD 
    152. SHEET PLASTIC MARKETING CC 
    153. Sheet Plastic Pty Ltd 
    154. Siyaloba Training Academy 
    155. Skills for All (POTCHEFSTROOM) (TP) 
    156. Skills For Life 
    157. Solar Salt 
    158. South Africa Advanced Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    159. South African Advanced Skills Institute 
    160. South African Forestry Training College 
    161. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
    162. Southern African Institute of Learning (SAIL) 
    163. Staffing Logistics 
    164. Striving Mind Trading & Projects 
    165. Sunrise Skills Training 
    166. SW Skills Wise (Pty) Ltd 
    167. Talent Sculpure Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    168. Tembe Service Providers 
    169. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONAL TRUST (PTY) LTD 
    170. The Brokers Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    171. The Tailor Shop School of Tailoring and Dress Design Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    172. Tiriso Investments 
    173. TOBAKA LOGISTICS 
    174. Trade Call Investments Apparel (Pty) LTD 
    175. Training Force 
    176. True Ruby Trading 1021 cc 
    177. TSHEPO RECRUITMENT MINNING(PTY)LTD 
    178. Tshwane North College 
    179. Tsiku Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    180. TWO RIVERS PLATINUM (PTY) LTD 
    181. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    182. Umbuso Training Services 
    183. Umgungundlovu FET College - Central Office 
    184. Uphiwekonke Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    185. UTi South Africa 
    186. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    187. Vicmat Consultants 
    188. Vijay Bhagwan Consultancy and Solutions cc 
    189. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    190. West Coast Public FET College - Central Office 
    191. Western Cape Clothing and Textiles Service Centre 
    192. WESTERN PLATINUM KAREE MINE 
    193. WESTERN PLATINUM MINE 
    194. XPERTS BODY ARMOUR PTY LTD 
    195. XSTRATA COAL 
    196. XTRACT TRAINING SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    197. Yangantle Trading 
    198. York Timbers Pty Ltd 
    199. ZUCRO PROJECT CC 



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