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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 


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. Anglo American Platinum Limited 
3. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD (V/R) 
4. ASSOCIATED MANGANESE MINES OF SA LTD 
5. BALOMAT SKILLS TRAINING ACADEMY 
6. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
7. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Brits Plant (BRITS) (TP) 
8. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Isando Branch (ISANDO) (TP) 
9. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - PE Plant (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
10. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (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. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
17. DIGGERS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 
18. Eastcape Training Centre 
19. EASTERN PLATINUM LIMITED 
20. ERGO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 
21. Exxaro Coal Pty Ltd 
22. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
23. FALSE BAY TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGE 
24. Finsch Diamonds Mine 
25. First Car Care (Pty) Ltd T/A STi Autobody Repairers (GOODWOOD) (TP) 
26. FOSKOR Pty Ltd 
27. Fundisa Zonke Training Academy 
28. Goodyear SA (Pty) Ltd (UITENHAGE) (TP) 
29. HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED 
30. IMPALA PLATINUM LIMITED 
31. IMPALA PLATINUM LIMITED - RUSTENBURG 
32. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
33. INSTITUTE FOR QUALITY EDUCATION, TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT: FLORIDA 
34. INTERACTIVE TUTOR (PTY) LIMITED 
35. IQRAAM DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANCY (PTY) LTD 
36. ISHUMI LAMASHANDU TRADING 
37. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
38. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
39. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
40. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP) 
41. KHUTALA COLLIERY 
42. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA (PTY) LTD (Middelburg)(TP) 
43. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA PTY LTD 
44. LAFARGE SOUTH AFRICA PTY LTD 
45. Masiqhame Trading 81 cc T/A Kim's Welding School (AUSTERVILLE) (TP) 
46. Mathome Training & Development 
47. MATLA COLLIERY 
48. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
49. MESSINA PLATINUM MINES 
50. MINTEK 
51. MODIKWA PLATINUM MINE 
52. MT & HR Training Consultants (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
53. MURRAY & ROBERTS CEMENTATION PTY LTD 
54. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
55. NKOMATI MINE 
56. NORTHAM PLATINUM LIMITED 
57. NORTHLINK COLLEGE 
58. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
59. NWK Beperk 
60. Palabora Copper Pty Ltd 
61. Port Elizabeth Draughting Academy & Trading cc T/A PE Draughting Acade 
62. Production Management Institute 
63. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
64. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
65. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
66. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
67. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
68. RCL Foods-Sugar & Milling 
69. Richtrau No 177 Pty Ltd t/a Bokoni Platinum Mines (Lebowa Platinum Mines) 
70. Sabela Learning Academy 
71. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
72. SENZEKO EXECUTIVE RISK CC 
73. SEOPOSENGOE TRAINING CONSULTANCY CC 
74. SHAFT SINKERS MINING PTY LTD 
75. SIBANYE GOLD ACADEMY PROPRIETARY LIMITED 
76. SOUTH AFRICA ADVANCED SKILLS INSTITUTE 
77. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
78. Swift Skills Academy (SASOLBURG) (TP) 
79. TALENT SCULPTURE ACADEMY 
80. Technology Risk Solutions 
81. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
82. Tembe Service Providers 
83. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
84. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
85. Triple E Training Holdings (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERDORP) (TP) 
86. Tshwane South Public FET College - Odi Campus 
87. Tsoho Training & Development T/A Tsoho Training (BRITS) (TP) 
88. VENETIA MINE 
89. WESTERN PLATINUM KAREE MINE 
90. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
91. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
92. WISPECO ALUMINIUM (Alrode)(Project Site NVC)(TP) 
93. Xtrata SA Pty Ltd t/a Xstrata Alloys Business Unit Western mines 



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