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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assess the impact of scientific innovation on quality of life 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7513  Assess the impact of scientific innovation on quality of life 
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 assess the effects of science and technology on economic development and quality of life. The value of indigenous technology is also recognised. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Relevant scientific principles are understood. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Explain the application of scientific principles in technological developments. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Examples of technological development are provided. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Examples could be drawn from the learners environment e.g. A wind pump in a rural area (creation of a vacuum), a boiler or alternator in the work place or and artefact in the home. In each case, the science involved should be at a basic level.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Scientific principles underpinning the technological development are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. A technological artefact is investigated and the scientific principle(s), on which it is based, is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The relationship between natural science and technology is established. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Determine the impact of technology on the quality of life. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Examples to show how natural resources have contributed to technological development are provided. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The positive impact of technological developments on the quality of life is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Scientific explanation of how these technological development have negatively effected the quality of life are given. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The pros and cons of technology on the quality of life are tabulated. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
For example, how a motorcar enhances the quality of life yet also pollutes the environment; or the harmful effects of the development of weapons. Examples could also be drawn from the home environment (electrical irons, microwaves), national (telecommunications), and global (satellite communications, the Internet.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Discuss how science and technology has affected economic development. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Examples of how technology has affected economic development are discussed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Examples could include mechanisation and job loss
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Suggestions for technological intervention to enhance the economic development of local environment, are made. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Examples where technology has had undesirable side affects on the economy, are discussed. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Discuss how indigenous technology contributes to society. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Examples of indigenous technology, past and present are provided. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Examples could be drawn from ethno-botany (medicinal plant and their modern derivatives), building practices (thatch and thick walls as insulators), pottery etc.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The use of indigenous knowledge and technology to improve the quality of their own and other's life is discussed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Examples of how modern technology has been derived from indigenous technology are discussed. 


UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsiblity towards the environment and health of others. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by understanding the impact of technology on the environment and the quality of life. 

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

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
Life and Living: This theme deals with organisms and their interdependence and interactions within their respective environments, how life processes are sustained and how these processes are affected by human activity and other factors.

Matter and Materials: This theme deals with the nature of matter and its properties, both physical and chemical, their uses and their impact on the environment. Covered within this theme are aspects such as the nature and properties of matter, the change in matter and materials, production of natural and synthetic materials, and properties and uses of materials.

Energy and Change: This theme deals with the concept of energy, which is fundamental to understanding both processes of change and life processes. It deals with the transfer of energy in both biological and physical systems and the resultant changes, including movement as change in those systems.

Planet Earth and Beyond: This theme deals with the planet earth from its core, through to its crust and into its upper atmosphere. It deals with physical features of the earth as well as processes that take place in and on the earth`s surface and it`s atmosphere. In addition, the theme deals with the position of the earth within the universe and covers the planet, moon and the stars. 

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  48495   General Education and Training Certificate: Water Services  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
Fundamental  22971   General Education and Training Certificate: Conservation  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 
Fundamental  23253   National Certificate (GETC): Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Activities  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
Fundamental  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  49014   National Certificate: Rockbreaking: Underground Hard Rock  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-08-16  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 
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 


PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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2. Alvern Cables (Pty) Ltd (GERMISTON) (TP) 
3. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD (V/R) 
4. ASSMANG BEESHOEK MINE 
5. BARBERTON MINES (PTY) LTD 
6. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
7. BOKONI PLATINUM MINES (PTY) LTD 
8. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Brits Plant (BRITS) (TP) 
9. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Isando Branch (ISANDO) (TP) 
10. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - PE Plant (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
11. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
12. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
13. College of Production Technology 
14. CONCOR PROJECTS PTY LTD 
15. Continental Tyres SA (Pty) Ltd (NEW BRIGHTON) (TP) 
16. DIGGERS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 
17. Eastcape Training Centre 
18. ERGO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY NPC 
19. EXXARO COAL (PTY) LTD 
20. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
21. First Car Care (Pty) Ltd T/A STi Autobody Repairers (GOODWOOD) (TP) 
22. FOSKOR (PTY) LTD 
23. GNS ENTERPRISE (PTY) LTD 
24. Goodyear SA (Pty) Ltd (UITENHAGE) (TP) 
25. HARMONY GOLD MINING CO LTD 
26. IMPALA PLATINUM SERVICES LTD 
27. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
28. INSTITUTE FOR QUALITY EDUCATION, TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT: FLORIDA 
29. INTERACTIVE TUTOR (PTY) LIMITED 
30. IQRAAM DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
31. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
32. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
33. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
34. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP) 
35. KHUTALA MINING SERVICES PL 
36. LAFARGE SOUTH AFRICA 
37. Masiqhame Trading 81 cc T/A Kim's Welding School (AUSTERVILLE) (TP) 
38. MATHOME TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT (PTY) LTD 
39. MATLA COAL NO 2 PAYROLL LTD 
40. MINTEK 
41. MODIKWA MINING PERSONNEL SERVICES PTY L TD 
42. MT & HR Training Consultants (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
43. MURRAY & ROBERTS CEMENTATION (PTY)LTD 
44. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
45. NORTHAM PLATINUM LTD 
46. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
47. PALABORA COPPER (PTY) LTD 
48. Port Elizabeth Draughting Academy & Trading cc T/A PE Draughting Acade 
49. Production Management Institute 
50. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
51. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
52. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
53. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
54. Sabela Learning Academy 
55. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
56. SHAFT SINKERS MINING PTY LTD 
57. SIBANYE GOLD ACADEMY PROPRIETARY LIMITED 
58. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
59. Swift Skills Academy (SASOLBURG) (TP) 
60. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
61. TRAIN THE NATION AND ASSOCIATES (PTY) LTD 
62. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
63. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
64. Triple E Training Holdings (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERDORP) (TP) 
65. WESTERN CHROME MINES 
66. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
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68. WISPECO ALUMINIUM (Alrode)(Project Site NVC)(TP) 



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