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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Research a Southern African archaeological site from published and unpublished material 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119870  Research a Southern African archaeological site from published and unpublished material 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Archaeology 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies Traditions, History and Legacies 
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  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 is intended for learners who work as field assistants on maritime archaeological sites or as laboratory assistants in archaeological museums or in universities.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Accessing information on archaeological sites in Southern Africa.
  • Researching the history and significance of an archaeological site.
  • Presenting the findings of own archaeological research. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is recommended that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Archaeological sites in Southern Africa. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Access information on archaeological sites in Southern Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential sources of information on archaeological sites are identified in order to research a site. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sources include, but are not limited to, journals, books, Internet, unpublished reports, Museum archives and the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information is accessed for a specific site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A reference list is compiled of relevant sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Repositories of archaeological material are identified within South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Information is interpreted from tables and charts. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Research the history and significance of an archaeological site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The history of excavation, environmental context, material recovered and conclusions drawn by the archaeologist on the site are summarised in own words. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Opinions and contradictions are identified in sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A position is taken and substantiated on opinions expressed by researchers about the site. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Present the findings of own archaeological research. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The findings of own research are presented in a format that is appropriate to the intended audience and purpose. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Format may be a map, chart, table, brochure, report or oral presentation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The key features of the research are summarised briefly. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly and effectively in accessing information and recording a bibliography. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, evaluate and organise information in researching an archaeological site. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively in presenting the findings of his/her own research. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use science and technology effectively in using the Internet for research. 

    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 
    Search words:
  • Archaeology; excavations, heritage. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  71549   Further Education and Training Certificate: Tourist Guiding  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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 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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    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.