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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain physical resources of a library 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244276  Maintain physical resources of a library 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Library and Information Studies 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 04 - Communication Studies and Language Information Studies 
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 learners will be capable of maintaining the physical resources in a library. These resources include the building, furniture, fittings, equipment and the library environments.

Learners accredited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Maintaining a comfortable environment for users and staff.
  • Monitoring the use and maintenance of equipment.
  • Routinely inspect furniture, fixtures and fittings. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF level 4 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 4 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Maintain a comfortable environment for users and staff. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Areas includes, but is not limited to:
  • Seating areas, technical service areas, public service areas and display areas. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Service area maintenance is described according to institutional codes and policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Display shelves and notice boards are kept updated and attractive on a daily basis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Occupational health and safety is explained in terms of the legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Potential health and safety hazards are identified and corrected according to institutional policy and the Occupational health and Safety Act. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Monitor the use and maintenance of equipment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Equipment includes, but is not limited to:
  • Audio-visual equipment, DVD's, OHP's, Computer hardware, photocopier, facsimile machine, cash register, security systems and PA systems. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods of monitoring use of equipment are explained according to institutional availability, policy and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Operation of equipment is explained according to its function, use and maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Operation of equipment is demonstrated according to manufacturer's operating manual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Damaged and unsafe equipment is identified and appropriate corrective measures are undertaken according to institutional policy and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Routinely inspect of furniture, fixtures and fittings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Furniture, fixtures and fittings are inspected according to institutional policy and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Unsafe and damaged furniture, fixtures and fittings are identified and appropriate corrective action is undertaken in accordance with institutional procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Unsafe and damaged furniture, fixtures and fittings are recorded and reported according to institutional policy and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Use of furniture, fixtures and fittings is monitored to prevent damage and abuse in accordance with institutional procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of the integrated competence described in this Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Current Occupational, Health and Safety legislation.
  • Institutional housekeeping codes and policies for maintenance of library environment.
  • Institutional codes for proper use of furniture, fittings and equipment.
  • Equipment manufacturer's operating manual.
  • Institutional corrective measures for unsafe and damaged equipment, furniture, fixtures and fittings.
  • Institutional monitoring methods and reporting procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems associated with responsible decision-making and creative thinking in maintaining and monitoring equipment, furniture, fixtures and fittings. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a work team to prevent and reduce the damage of equipment, furniture, fixtures and fittings. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in the maintenance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Ensure institutional compliance with technological and environmental regulatory framework. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
  • Assessors must be registered with a relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessors must be in possession of a Qualification related to Library Practice or a related sub-field of Communication and Language Studies at a minimum of NQF level 5. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58624   National Certificate: Library and Information Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-03-13  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.
     
    NONE 



    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.