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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Analyse how scientific skills and knowledge contribute to sustainable use of resources 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7511  Analyse how scientific skills and knowledge contribute to sustainable use of resources 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Natural Sciences in GET and ABET 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Life Sciences 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
ABET Level 4  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 
A candidate credited with this Unit Standard is able to analyse how scientific knowledge and skills contribute to the management and control of resources. (Natural and artificial). 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Relevant scientific concepts related to conservation such as renewable and non-renewable, organic and inorganic resources are understood. 

UNIT STANDARD OUTCOME HEADER 
Classify recyclable and non-recyclable natural res 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Classify recyclable and non-recyclable natural resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Natural resources are classified into recyclable and non-recyclable resource. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The inter-action between humans and natural resources is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The uses and importance of recyclable natural resource are described. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Explain how scientific knowledge & skills can be applied in development of organic resources. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Explain how scientific knowledge and skills can be applied in the sustainable development of organic resources. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Examples of how and where organic natural resources are utilised is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The importance of ongoing development of organic natural resources is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Examples of organic resource development projects or resource development needs are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Examples of how scientific knowledge and skills can be used in the conservation of organic resources are given. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. The work of bodies responsible for managing the conservation and utilisation of organic natural resources is evaluated. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Describe the effect of mismanagement of inorganic natural resources on the organic environment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Examples of how and where inorganic natural resources are used are identified. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Selected examples of renewable and non-renewable resources from learner's immediate local, regional and global environment, biotic and abiotic components (e.g. water, air, energy, elements, soil, forests, plants, and animals)
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Explanation of where and how the mismanagement of inorganic natural resources has had a detrimental effect on the organic environment is provided. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Scientific explanations to illustrate the effects of such mismanagement are provided. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Corrective measures using scientific principles are made in a case study of mismanagement. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Innovative alternatives to the prevention of over-utilisation of inorganic natural resources are given. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Describe how scientific knowledge and skills can be used. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Artificial resources are identified and categorised. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Examples of toxic materials relevant in South Africa e.g. Mercury, cadmium, cyanide, CFCO's, nuclear wastes, etc. could be dealt with. (In theory, everything is recyclable but this is not always cost effective) Mention is made of entrepreneurial opportunities in recycling
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The economic and environmental advantages and disadvantages of recycling are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Recyclable materials (rubber, paper, tins, glass etc.) and non-recyclable materials (batteries, forms of polystyrene, etc.)
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Scientific concepts and skills involved in recycling artificial resources are described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Concepts and skills involved include melting points, simple separation techniques (e.g. different densities of metals) and simple chemical reactions.
 


UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
1. Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
2. Exploring education and career opportunities.
3. Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems with regards to the sustainable use of resources. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community to provide strategies to manage and control resources. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
Use science and technology effectively and critically in the managing and controlling the use of natural resources, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

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

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Core  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 
Core  14891   National Certificate: Agricultural Machinery Technician  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-10-18  Was AgriSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Fundamental  22971   General Education and Training Certificate: Conservation  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 
Elective  71751   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
Elective  73249   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training: Academic Curriculum  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2021-06-30  UMALUSI 
Elective  23253   National Certificate (GETC): Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Activities  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


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.
 
1. Alvern Cables (Pty) Ltd (GERMISTON) (TP) 
2. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
3. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Brits Plant (BRITS) (TP) 
4. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Isando Branch (ISANDO) (TP) 
5. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - PE Plant (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
6. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
7. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
8. College of Production Technology 
9. Continental Tyres SA (Pty) Ltd (NEW BRIGHTON) (TP) 
10. Eastcape Training Centre 
11. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
12. First Car Care (Pty) Ltd T/A STi Autobody Repairers (GOODWOOD) (TP) 
13. Goodyear SA (Pty) Ltd (UITENHAGE) (TP) 
14. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
15. INSTITUTE FOR QUALITY EDUCATION, TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT: FLORIDA 
16. INTERACTIVE TUTOR (PTY) LIMITED 
17. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
18. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
19. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
20. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP) 
21. Masiqhame Trading 81 cc T/A Kim's Welding School (AUSTERVILLE) (TP) 
22. MT & HR Training Consultants (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
23. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
24. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
25. Port Elizabeth Draughting Academy & Trading cc T/A PE Draughting Acade 
26. Production Management Institute 
27. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
28. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
29. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
30. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
31. Sabela Learning Academy 
32. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
33. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
34. Swift Skills Academy (SASOLBURG) (TP) 
35. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
36. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
37. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
38. Triple E Training Holdings (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERDORP) (TP) 
39. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
40. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
41. WISPECO ALUMINIUM (Alrode)(Project Site NVC)(TP) 



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