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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply legislation, policies and statutes in a library and information services environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244278  Apply legislation, policies and statutes in a library and information services environment 
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 learner will be capable of understanding legislation, policies and statutes that impact on library and information services in South Africa.

Learners accredited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Understanding the South African Constitution (Act 108 of 1996).
  • Applying current international/national LIS related legislation.
  • Applying the current films and publications act 65 of 1996 (amended 18 of 2004).
  • Explaining and implementing current local authority by-laws and tariffs in relation to library and information services. 

  • 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 
    Understanding the South African Constitution (Act 108 of 1996). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The constitution is explained as the supreme law in the context of South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The principles of the Bill of Rights are described in terms of chapter two. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Public service principles are described in terms of chapter five. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Batho-Pele principles are explained in relation to the organisational context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply current international/national Library and Information Services related legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    International copyright initiatives are explained in relation to library and information services in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Current Copyright act 98 of 1978 and amendment 9 of 2002 is explained in the context of library and information services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reproduction of material is monitored as per current copyright legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Library and Information Services related legislation is explained in the context of South Africa. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    LIS related legislation includes, but is not limited to:
  • National Council for Library and Information Services Act of 2000, National Library of South Africa Act of 1998, South African Library for the Blind Act of 1998 and Legal Deposit Act of 1997.).
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply the current films and publications act 65 of 1996 (amended 18 of 2004). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The current Films and Publications Act 65 of 1996 and amendment 18 of 2004 is explained in relation to library and information services in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The current Films and Publications Act is explained in terms of non-compliance for own responsibilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The current Films and Publications Act is explained in terms of non-compliance for institutional services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The current Films and Publications Act is applied according to the requirements of the workplace context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain and implement current local authority by-laws and tariffs in relation to library and information services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Current local authority by-laws are explained in relation to the library and information services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Current local authority by-laws are implemented according to institutional affiliation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Local authority tariffs are explained according to institutional policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The rationale for local authority tariffs are explained according to library operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of non-compliance with tariff policy is explained in terms of institutional ervices. 


    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 
  • South African Constitution Act 108 of 1996.
  • Batho-Pele principles.
  • Copyright Act 98 of 1978 and amendment 9 of 2002.
  • Current Films and Publications Act 65 of 1996 and amendment 18 of 2004.
  • Current legislation related to Libraries in South Africa.
    > National Council for Library and Information Services Act of 2000.
    > National Library of South Africa Act of 1998.
    > South African Library for the Blind Act of 1998.
    > Legal Deposit Act of 1997.
  • Institutional policies, procedures and codes. 

  • 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 implementing copyright legislation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a work team to apply legislation, policies and statutes in the library and information services institution. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in the implementation of legislation, policies and procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world, as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving occurs in a variety of library and information services ontexts. 

    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 LIS or a related sub-field of Communication and Language Studies at a minimum of NQF level 6. 

  • 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.