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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe the organisation of sport in South Africa 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14479  Describe the organisation of sport in South Africa 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Sport 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard will be able to describe the organisation structure of sport in South Africa to performers, parents, sponsors, other coaches, etc.

In addition the learner will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice to other areas where it is helpful to understand how sport in South Africa is organised, or to strive toward unit standards and practice at higher levels.

Competent qualifying learners will be able to participate effectively in the organisation of sport in South Africa, thus raise its base of support and its general level of professionalism. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that a learner attempting this unit standard will show competence in communication and numeracy equivalent to NQF level 5. Learners also must have successfully completed the National Certificate in Coaching Science NQF level 5 as prerequisite learning. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Guides to the scope and complexity of the specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge are provided in examples for each outcome. These are prefaced by "for example" since they are neither comprehensive nor necessarily appropriate to all contexts. Alternatives must, however, be comparable in scope and complexity. These are intended only as a general guide to the scope and complexity of what is required. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Analyse the impact on the coach of changes in coaching and sport in South Africa 
OUTCOME NOTES 
For example:
  • Identify major changes that are occurring in the sporting industry, both nationally and internationally.
  • Describe the positive and negative effects of changes in the coaching workplace.
  • Describe the impact of the status of school sport and physical education on the coaching workplace.
  • Describe different ways of coping with change. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the Unit Standards being assessed.
    They must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge.
    As each situation is different, it will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools that are appropriate to the contexts in which practitioners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment.
    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a practitioner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a practitioner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as competent.
    Demonstrated ability to make DECISIONS about practice and to ACT accordingly:
    1. A positive image of a professional coach is presented.
    2. Non-government agencies as well as national, provincial and municipal resources, are mobilised to support sport programmes.
    3. Sport programmes are conducted according to the policy documents that guide South African Sport.
    Demonstrated ability to learn from our actions and to ADAPT PERFORMANCE:
    4. Patterns of discrimination in sport are identified and actions to redress their impact are taken.
    5. Changes in the South African sporting context are evaluated and when necessary, adaptations in sport programmes and/or coaching behaviours are implemented.


    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
    Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-realistic, out-of-classroom simulation.
    A range of assessment methods should be used, including:
    Direct observation - watch the practitioner carry out the task or produce a desired outcome during the course of his or her normal work under normal workplace conditions.
    Product sample - examine the outcomes previously produced by the practitioner.
    Simulation of a specific task - set a specific task for the practitioner to demonstrate in a simulated environment.
    Questioning (verbal or written) - ask relevant questions linked to the unit standard.
    Testimony - collect a portfolio of evidence from suitable people, e.g. report from a third party.

    Integrated Assessment
    It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together thus reducing the overall number of assessment 'events'.
  • Consider a complete activity in the workplace (the 'whole of work' approach) and see which unit standards relate to this activity.
  • Work out how practitioners could collect evidence on a number of unit standards at the same time covering all the critical aspects of the standards.
  • Ensure that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify sources for funding and sponsorship in South African sport 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    For example:
  • Identify relevant programmes sponsored by government agencies that support sport development from the beginner to the advanced levels.
  • Identify relevant non-government agencies that support sport development from the beginner to advanced levels 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the Unit Standards being assessed.
    They must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge.
    As each situation is different, it will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools that are appropriate to the contexts in which practitioners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment.
    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a practitioner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a practitioner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as competent.
    Demonstrated ability to make DECISIONS about practice and to ACT accordingly:
    1. A positive image of a professional coach is presented.
    2. Non-government agencies as well as national, provincial and municipal resources, are mobilised to support sport programmes.
    3. Sport programmes are conducted according to the policy documents that guide South African Sport.
    Demonstrated ability to learn from our actions and to ADAPT PERFORMANCE:
    4. Patterns of discrimination in sport are identified and actions to redress their impact are taken.
    5. Changes in the South African sporting context are evaluated and when necessary, adaptations in sport programmes and/or coaching behaviors are implemented.


    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
    Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-realistic, out-of-classroom simulation.
    A range of assessment methods should be used, including:
    Direct observation - watch the practitioner carry out the task or produce a desired outcome during the course of his or her normal work under normal workplace conditions.
    Product sample - examine the outcomes previously produced by the practitioner.
    Simulation of a specific task - set a specific task for the practitioner to demonstrate in a simulated environment.
    Questioning (verbal or written) - ask relevant questions linked to the unit standard.
    Testimony - collect a portfolio of evidence from suitable people, e.g. report from a third party.

    Integrated Assessment
    It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together thus reducing the overall number of assessment 'events'.
  • Consider a complete activity in the workplace (the 'whole of work' approach) and see which unit standards relate to this activity.
  • Work out how practitioners could collect evidence on a number of unit standards at the same time covering all the critical aspects of the standards.
  • Ensure that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Discuss the role of the statutory and non-statutory bodies that govern sport 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    For example:
  • Examine the policy documents that guide South African sport, e.g. the White Paper, etc.
  • Explain the role of the National Olympic Committee of South Africa (NOCSA).
  • Explain the role of Disability Sport South Africa (DISSA, formerly the National Paralympic Committee of South Africa).
  • Explain the role of Sport and Recreation South Africa.
  • Explain the roles of Provincial, municipal and local governments in sport. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the Unit Standards being assessed.
    They must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge.
    As each situation is different, it will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools that are appropriate to the contexts in which practitioners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment.
    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a practitioner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a practitioner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as competent.
    Demonstrated ability to make DECISIONS about practice and to ACT accordingly:
    1. A positive image of a professional coach is presented.
    2. Non-government agencies as well as national, provincial and municipal resources, are mobilised to support sport programmes.
    3. Sport programmes are conducted according to the policy documents that guide South African Sport.
    Demonstrated ability to learn from our actions and to ADAPT PERFORMANCE:
    4. Patterns of discrimination in sport are identified and actions to redress their impact are taken.
    5. Changes in the South African sporting context are evaluated and when necessary, adaptations in sport programmes and/or coaching behaviors are implemented.


    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
    Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-realistic, out-of-classroom simulation.
    A range of assessment methods should be used, including:
    Direct observation - watch the practitioner carry out the task or produce a desired outcome during the course of his or her normal work under normal workplace conditions.
    Product sample - examine the outcomes previously produced by the practitioner.
    Simulation of a specific task - set a specific task for the practitioner to demonstrate in a simulated environment.
    Questioning (verbal or written) - ask relevant questions linked to the unit standard.
    Testimony - collect a portfolio of evidence from suitable people, e.g. report from a third party.

    Integrated Assessment
    It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together thus reducing the overall number of assessment 'events'.
  • Consider a complete activity in the workplace (the 'whole of work' approach) and see which unit standards relate to this activity.
  • Work out how practitioners could collect evidence on a number of unit standards at the same time covering all the critical aspects of the standards.
  • Ensure that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Examine the relevant policies of the major sporting organisations that govern one selected sport. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    For example:
  • Determine the talent identification and development pathways in this sport.
  • Describe the pathways for intermediate and advanced level performer skill development.
  • Identify the range of facilities and services provided regionally to support this sport.
  • Propose programmes to support or improve the current approach to performer development from the beginning to advanced levels in this sport.
  • Debate the role of this sport in the context of transformation in South African Society.
  • Identify past patterns of discrimination in this sport and discuss measure taken/to be taken to redress inequities. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the Unit Standards being assessed.
    They must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge.
    As each situation is different, it will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools that are appropriate to the contexts in which practitioners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment.
    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a practitioner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a practitioner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as competent.
    Demonstrated ability to make DECISIONS about practice and to ACT accordingly:
    1. A positive image of a professional coach is presented.
    2. Non-government agencies as well as national, provincial and municipal resources, are mobilised to support sport programmes.
    3. Sport programmes are conducted according to the policy documents that guide South African Sport.
    Demonstrated ability to learn from our actions and to ADAPT PERFORMANCE:
    4. Patterns of discrimination in sport are identified and actions to redress their impact are taken.
    5. Changes in the South African sporting context are evaluated and when necessary, adaptations in sport programmes and/or coaching behaviors are implemented.


    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
    Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-realistic, out-of-classroom simulation.
    A range of assessment methods should be used, including:
    Direct observation - watch the practitioner carry out the task or produce a desired outcome during the course of his or her normal work under normal workplace conditions.
    Product sample - examine the outcomes previously produced by the practitioner.
    Simulation of a specific task - set a specific task for the practitioner to demonstrate in a simulated environment.
    Questioning (verbal or written) - ask relevant questions linked to the unit standard.
    Testimony - collect a portfolio of evidence from suitable people, e.g. report from a third party.

    Integrated Assessment
    It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together thus reducing the overall number of assessment 'events'.
  • Consider a complete activity in the workplace (the 'whole of work' approach) and see which unit standards relate to this activity.
  • Work out how practitioners could collect evidence on a number of unit standards at the same time covering all the critical aspects of the standards.
  • Ensure that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment. 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQAs policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQAs (including professional bodies); and in terms of the moderation guideline detailed under point 4 immediately below.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification.

    Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution which is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving relates to specific outcomes:

    Analyse the impact on the coach of changes in coaching and sport in South Africa
    Examine the relevant policies of the major sporting organisations that govern one selected sport. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and management relates to specific outcomes:

    Identify sources for funding and sponsorship in South African sport
    Discuss the role of the statutory and non-statutory bodies that govern sport 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation relates to specific outcomes:

    Analyse the impact on the coach of changes in coaching and sport in South Africa
    Identify sources for funding and sponsorship in South African sport.
    Discuss the role of the statutory and non-statutory bodies that govern sport
    Examine the relevant policies of the major sporting organisations that govern one selected sport 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication relates to specific outcomes:

    Analyse the impact on the coach of changes in coaching and sport in South Africa
    Discuss the role of the statutory and non-statutory bodies that govern sport
    Examine the relevant policies of the major sporting organisations that govern one selected sport. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of science and technology relates to specific outcome:

    Discuss the role of the statutory and non-statutory bodies that govern sport 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems relates to specific outcomes: .

    Analyse the impact on the coach of changes in coaching and sport in South Africa.
    Identify sources for funding and sponsorship in South African sport.
    Discuss the role of the statutory and non-statutory bodies that govern sport.
    Examine the relevant policies of the major sporting organisations that govern one selected sport. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Learner and societal development relates to specific outcome:

    Analyse the impact on the coach of changes in coaching and sport in South Africa.
    Discuss the role of the statutory and non-statutory bodies that govern sport.
    Examine the relevant policies of the major sporting organisations that govern one selected sport. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    NOTES (1): ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE

    The qualifying learner is able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

    Sport law.
    Sport management.
    Sport marketing.
    A Social history of South African sport.
    Government and sport.
    An in-depth knowledge of the structures and operations of one selected sport.


    NOTES (2): VALUES
    Demonstration of the knowledge and skills outlined in this unit standard must be consistent with the principles of:
    1. Accepting and maintaining a non-discriminatory attitude toward diversity.
    For example,
    Differences in gender, race, religion, physical ability and culture. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  67692   National Diploma: Coaching Science  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  73209   National Diploma: Club Professional Golfing  Level 5  NQF Level 05  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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