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

Present a well-structured argument derived from qualitative and/or quantitative data to map new knowledge and generate a competitive advantage 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14515  Present a well-structured argument derived from qualitative and/or quantitative data to map new knowledge and generate a competitive advantage 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Financial Services 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-08-13  2006-08-13  SAQA 0249/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-08-13   2010-08-13  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
230081  Present a well-structured argument derived from qualitative and/or quantitative data to generate a competitive advantage  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  10  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended to meet the communication requirement for qualifications in Financial Services at NQF Level 6, but it may be useful for learners in other sectors. It requires knowledge of current issues in a field or sub-field and ability to conduct independent research into such issues using qualitative and quantitative data to substantiate recommendations.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of key theories and principles appropriate to research in a business sector.
  • Investigating a business issue.
  • Analysing data to investigate a business issue.
  • Presenting a well-structured argument on a business issue. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this Unit Standard. Learners should be competent in Communication and Mathematical and Financial Literacy at NQF Level 4.

    It is strongly recommended that learners should demonstrate competence in the Unit Standard, at Level 5, "Present an informed argument on a current issue in a business sector" before attempting this Standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The presentation should include a written argument supported by qualitative and quantitative data.
  • New knowledge that will generate a competitive advantage should be presented and defended verbally and supported by a written document that outlines the main ideas. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key theories and principles appropriate to research. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key theories and principles appropriate to research in a business sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The difference between qualitative and quantitative research is explained and an indication is given of when each type of research is appropriate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The concept of sampling is explained and an indication is given of how a researcher could select a sample method. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The role of a literature survey in researching a topic is explained with reference to gathering secondary data and understanding previous research experiences. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Investigate a business issue. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. An argument is formulated and the objectives are defined for a selected research topic. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Appropriate data is sourced to support the topic under investigation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Sources data are checked for of credibility and reliability for a specific industry. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse data to investigate a business issue. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Data is compared and key assumptions are made about any anomalies in the data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Data is grouped into logical categories to aid interpretation and identify key insights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Key insights are summarised in relation to the objectives of the research. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Conclusions and recommendations are formulated based on the findings of the research. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Present a well-structured argument on a business issue. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Trends and implications are highlighted from data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Recommendations are presented in a well-structured report and substantiated by qualitative and quantitative data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. New innovative knowledge from the research is mapped onto established practice and used to generate a competitive advantage. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    This Unit Standard will be internally assessed by the provider and moderated by a moderator registered by INSQA or a relevant accredited ETQA. The mechanisms and requirements for moderation are contained in the document obtainable from INSQA (INSQA framework for assessment and moderation). 

    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 IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses show that responsible decisions using critical thinking have been made in formulating an argument, making assumptions from data, substantiating recommendations and mapping new knowledge onto established practice. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly in researching the issue and meeting deadlines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information in researching a selected topic. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively in presenting a well-structured written argument substantiated by appropriate data and a verbal presentation indicating how the new knowledge can generate a competitive advantage. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use technology effectively and critically in manipulating quantitative data. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 230081, which is "Present a well-structured argument derived from qualitative and/or quantitative data to generate a competitive advantage", Level 6, 10 Credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Fundamental  48967   National Certificate: Business Advising Operations  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Fundamental  36437   National Certificate: Local Economic Development  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Fundamental  20909   National First Degree: Customer Management  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   
    Fundamental  20905   National First Degree: Marketing Communication  Level 6  NQF Level 07  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  20901   National First Degree: Marketing Management  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   
    Fundamental  20897   National First Degree: Marketing Research  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   
    Elective  23094   Further Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-09-09  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  23095   Higher Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 


    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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