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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Read and respond to a range of text types 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12469  Read and respond to a range of text types 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB GET/FET Language and Communication   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2002-10-09  2005-10-09  SAQA 0144/02 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2006-10-09   2009-10-31  

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
7526  Engage with aesthetic, affective, cultural and social values in texts  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Complete 

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
119640  Read/view and respond to a range of text types  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will enable learners to read or view a number of different kinds of texts developed for different purposes, audiences and contexts. Learners will understand how language is used to convey meaning, and to shape people`s views and relationships. Learners will be able to find, sort and use information through reading. 

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

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
This standard covers written and visual texts appropriate to the needs and interests of learners, including narrative, persuasive, factual, everyday information, practical and visual texts as well as multimedia.

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 contexts
  • 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 appreciation of the artistic elements, 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 include:
    Written and visual texts at this level include narrative, persuasive, factual and everyday/information texts; texts may be of mixed types. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Use reading strategies appropriately and effectively. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Reading strategies include skimming, scanning, previewing, predicting, summarising, reading for detail etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Main message of text is extracted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Reading strategies appropriate to the text and task are chosen and used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary is inferred through the use of context clues and word attack skills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Reading for detail is done. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Specific information is found using basic referencing skills (eg numbering). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Relationships between parts of words, phrases or sentences (eg cause and effect) are used to understand the text. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Text features (eg register, tone, etc) are identified and explained (eg mismatch between tone and content). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Translation into other languages is used where helpful and appropriate. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify the purpose, audience and context of texts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Likely purpose of text is identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Reason is given for identification of purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Likely intended audience(s) of text is/are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Likely source of text is identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Text is interpreted in light of the purpose, audience, context and source. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The possible cultural and social context in which the text was produced is inferred from contextual clues (eg historical period shown by vocabulary). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Engage with meaning and organisation in texts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Main ideas, topics, messages or themes are identified in a text. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Surface/literal content is found, recalled, paraphrased or summarised as required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Understanding of how text is organised is used to extract meaning (introductions and
    conclusions, sequence of ideas and events, statements and supporting evidence
    such as examples or illustrative points, opinions and supporting points, linking words or phrases etc). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Statements and supporting evidence (eg examples, illustrations) are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Information is selected according to need. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Information is categorised to suit particular purpose. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Show a critical awareness of language usage in texts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The writer's opinions and emotions are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Evidence from the text is given to support identification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Fact, fiction and opinions are identified and distinguished. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Inferences are made from texts (eg misleading or contradictory information is identified, the omission of necessary information is noted, meanings not directly stated are noted). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Possible reasons are given to explain why misleading or contradictory information is given, why opinions are presented as fact, or why relevant information is omitted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Manipulative (eg emotive language, gestures or tone, rhetorical devices), biased (eg use of stereotypes or subjective opinion presented as fact), or ideologically driven (eg use of political jargon, overt value statements) uses of language are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Own opinion on a text is given and justified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Identify and respond to aesthetic, emotive, cultural and social aspects of texts. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Aesthetic texts include poetry, short literary texts or extracts, folklore, creative advertising, creative multi-media texts.
  • Emotive texts include advertisements, speeches, persuasive texts, texts dealing with emotive issues.
  • Cultural and social texts include texts dealing with cultural and social issues, texts dealing with attitudes towards language and language varieties, texts dealing with power relations between different languages and language varieties. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Literary and stylistic devices are identified (eg symbolism, rhyme, rhythm, poetic devices). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The effects of literary and stylistic devices are discussed with supporting evidence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Emotive language in texts is identified and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Cultural and social values (eg cultural context) in a text are identified and explored. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Attitudes expressed in texts towards languages and language varieties are identified and discussed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Understand the use of conventions and structures in texts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Type of text (formal, informal, factual, persuasive, narrative, practical etc) and genre (poem, advertisement, article etc) are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Format (report, letter, CV, dialogue etc) and its functions are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Layout features and their functions are recognised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Grammatical structures are identified and used to extract meaning (effect of tense on meaning; use of passive or active voice, etc). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Structuring devices, typographical, graphic or visual features (table of contents, indices, graphs, titles, headings and sub-headings, captions, use of paragraphs etc) are recognised and used to extract meaning. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation 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. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: using reading skills and accessing written information to decode and make meaning individually and in groups.

    Reflect on and explore a variety of strategies to learn more effectively: reading skills include reading for meaning and processing information which are essential strategies for learning.

    Explore education and career opportunities: reading skills at this level enable access to information on such opportunities, and provide the foundation for successful engagement in such opportunities.

    Develop entrepreneurial opportunities: reading skills at this level enable access to information on such opportunities, and provides the foundation for successful engagement in such opportunities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams: using reading to inform activities, discussion and research projects. 

    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: reading enhances understanding and discussion of such issues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities: reading skills enable people to participate effectively in such processes. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Fundamental  24153   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-09-13  Was ETDP SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  49606   General Education and Training Certificate: Ancillary Health Care  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  HW SETA 
    Fundamental  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CETA 
    Fundamental  23093   General Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Fundamental  49552   General Education and Training Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  LG SETA 
    Fundamental  49753   General Education and Training Certificate: General Technical Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  EWSETA 
    Fundamental  49668   General Education and Training Certificate: Horticulture  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  49580   General Education and Training Certificate: Poultry Production  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  35953   General Education and Training Certificate: Transport  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-02-06  Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  48495   General Education and Training Certificate: Water Services  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  EWSETA 
    Fundamental  23193   GETC in Ancillary Health Care  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-02-13  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  23853   GETC: Domestic Services  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  SERVICES 
    Fundamental  49082   GETC: Wood Products Processing  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Fundamental  23253   National Certificate (GETC): Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Activities  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Fundamental  48970   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  22865   National Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-10-09  Was CHIETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  24296   National Certificate: Construction: Installation of Floor Coverings  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CETA 
    Fundamental  20287   National Certificate: Farming  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  48971   National Certificate: Mixed Farming Systems  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  48972   National Certificate: Plant Production  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  49058   National Certificate: Construction Materials Testing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CETA 
    Fundamental  24133   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CETA 
    Fundamental  49014   National Certificate: Rockbreaking: Underground Hard Rock  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-08-16  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. ABA Sebenzi 
    2. Abc Developers 
    3. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    4. Adcorp Technical Training 
    5. AGR National Training cc 
    6. Aldabri(PTY) Ltd 
    7. All-Rite Services cc (AUSTERVILLE) (TP) 
    8. Amabamba Recruitment 
    9. ANGLO PLATINUM - ENGINEERING SKILLS TRAINING CENTRE 
    10. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    11. Bantubanye Skills 
    12. Barloworld Equipment (Pty) Ltd (BELLVILLE) (TP) 
    13. Be At Focus Consultancy 
    14. BERGZICHT TRAINING CENTRE 
    15. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    16. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    17. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Brits Plant (BRITS) (TP) 
    18. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - PE Plant (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    19. Capricon Training Consultants cc 
    20. CAPSICUM CULINARY STUDIO 
    21. CIETS 
    22. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Central Office 
    23. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    24. College of Production Technology 
    25. Continental Tyres SA (Pty) Ltd (NEW BRIGHTON) (TP) 
    26. COOL IDEAS 1075 CC 
    27. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
    28. DAMELIN TECHNICAL DIVISION (Cape Town)(TP) 
    29. DE BEERS CONSOLIDATED MINES 
    30. DE BEERS CONSOLIDATED MINES LTD FINSCH MINE OFFICE 
    31. Dego Consultants 
    32. DESTO (PTY) LTD 
    33. DIGGERS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 
    34. DILOKONG CHROME MINE PTY LTD 
    35. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (PTY) LTD 
    36. Dorbyl Automotive Systems (NEAVE INDUSTRIAL) (TP) 
    37. DRB & A 
    38. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Charles Good Year Campus 
    39. Eastcape Training Centre 
    40. EASTERN PLATINUM LIMITED 
    41. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    42. First Car Care (Pty) Ltd T/A STi Autobody Repairers (GOODWOOD) (TP) 
    43. FOSKOR Pty Ltd 
    44. GFBLA 
    45. Goldfields FET College 
    46. Goodyear SA (Pty) Ltd (UITENHAGE) (TP) 
    47. Hansing Engineering (Pty) Ltd (SALDANHA) (TP) 
    48. Heavenly Button Trading CC 
    49. Icando 
    50. Ikaheng HR Services (Pty) Ltd 
    51. IMBAWULA CIVIL PROJECTS 
    52. Inkwenkwezi Private College - Skills Development cc 
    53. Institute for Quality - Education, Training & Development 
    54. INSYGHT TECHNOLOGY TRAINING CENTRE (Durban)(TP) 
    55. Iphimbo Training Centre (DURBAN) (TP) 
    56. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    57. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    58. Kemeso Business Enterprise 
    59. KHOKELA TRAINING 
    60. Khula Nonke Training & Development 
    61. KNOWLEDGE QUEST PTY LTD 
    62. LBT Learning 
    63. Learncorp 
    64. Leps Training Consultants 
    65. LTC TRAINING SOLUTIONS CC 
    66. Makwedeng Training 
    67. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    68. Mary Hope Health Care 
    69. Masiqhame Trading 81 cc T/A Kim's Welding School (AUSTERVILLE) (TP) 
    70. Mathome Training & Development 
    71. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    72. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    73. MESSINA PLATINUM MINES 
    74. Mind Magic Consulting 
    75. MINING COAL 
    76. Mission Point Trading 69 
    77. MODIKWA PLATINUM MINE 
    78. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    79. NALITHUBA EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT T/A NALITHUBA TRAINING SOLUTIONS 
    80. NAMAKWA SANDS LTD 
    81. Ndoma Matlhodi Trading Enterprise 
    82. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    83. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    84. Nkinane Training Institute and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    85. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    86. Northlink College - Goodwood Campus 
    87. NS Global Academy 
    88. OLIVIER & SCHRODER CC (Bloemfontein)(TP) 
    89. Palabora Copper Pty Ltd 
    90. PDNA Academy (Pty) Ltd (JOHANNESBURG) (TP) 
    91. Polyoak Business School (Pty) Ltd (DIEP RIVER) (TP) 
    92. Primeserv Training (Pty) Ltd 
    93. Primeserve Technical Training Pretoria 
    94. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    95. PS Productive Services (WESTVILLE) (TP) 
    96. Qabuka-Vuka Development Trading 
    97. Re-Ethical Environmental Re-Engineering KZN (PTY) LTD 
    98. Red Coral Investment 176 (Pty) Ltd T/A Acorn City College (DURBAN) (TP 
    99. Reflections Development Institute 
    100. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    101. Rustenburg Platinum Mines Ltd 
    102. SEBENZA TRAINING AND CONSULTANTS PTY LTD 
    103. Shukela Training Centre 
    104. SIMMUNYE TRAINING SOLUTIONS CC 
    105. Skills For Life 
    106. SKILLS FOR LIFE TRAINING CENTRE 
    107. SOUTH AFRICAN QUALITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    108. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    109. Spring Lights 141 (Pty) Ltd T/A MPC College (DURBAN) (TP) 
    110. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    111. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    112. STC SKILLS CONSORTIUM T/A NASCO 
    113. Technology Risk Solutions 
    114. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    115. The Crimson CO CC. 
    116. The Grace Institute for Leadership Development 
    117. Thunderflex 3 Edms Bpk 
    118. Tinissa Trading 29 (PTY) Ltd 
    119. Tovani Traiding 299 
    120. Training Force 
    121. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    122. TRAINING GATE 
    123. Triple E Training Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    124. Tshwane South Public FET College - Centurion Campus 
    125. Tshwane South Public FET College - Odi Campus 
    126. Tshwane South Public FET College - Pretoria West Campus 
    127. TSK Projects 
    128. Tsoho Training & Development T/A Tsoho Training (BRITS) (TP) 
    129. Umfolozi FET College 
    130. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    131. University of Venda 
    132. Vicmat Consultants 
    133. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    134. Vuselela FET College - Matlosana 
    135. Wessies Brokerage T/A WI Training (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    136. WESTERN CAPE APPROVED ELECTRICAL INSPECTION AUTHORITY 
    137. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (BLUFF) (TP) 
    138. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    139. Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa 
    140. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training 
    141. XL AT Consulting CC 
    142. Yonke Environmental Solutions 



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