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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Identify, access, analyse, use and present information 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7528  Identify, access, analyse, use and present information 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Communication Studies 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 04 - Communication Studies and Language Communication Studies 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2000-12-06  2003-12-06  SAQA 1333/00 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2004-12-06   2007-12-06  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
12470  Write for a variety of different purposes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The learner develops competence towards functioning fully in modern society by finding, evaluating and using information. The development of information skills is indispensable for the attainment of quality lifelong learning. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing skills at
ABET 3 or equivalent 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
At this level information is obtained from a variety of sources: e.g. factual articles, reports, magazines, manuals, journals, cartoons, books, the media, reference material (e.g. catalogues, glossaries, dictionaries), internet, graphic material and workplace information sources. Information can also be accessed from others, for example, through interviews.

The information obtained is presented in accordance with the requirements of different formats of presentation either orally or in writing (e.g. essay, poster, drawing, speech, electronic message, written paper, model).

The emphasis is on the production of integrated projects, expository texts (non-fiction writing), non-verbal conveyors of information (e.g. symbols, signs, graphs, illustrations) and structured debates. These should show selection, assimilation, and comparison of information. Projects should be useful to learners and directly related to a real context (e.g. workplace environment; immediate community).

Evidence of the use of resource centres, libraries or resource books should also be shown. 

UNIT STANDARD OUTCOME HEADER 
Identify the need for and aim of information. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify the need for and aim of information. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The need for the information is identified and motivated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. A suitable topic for research is identified and motivated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The aim of the research is clearly stated. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Locate, access and select information. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Relevant sources of information are identified and accessed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Appropriate information accessing strategies are used (e.g.table of contents, indices, files, graphs, tables, interviews, experimentation). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Previewing strategies are used (e.g. titles, blurbs, sub-headings, pictures, captions, author's name, date, contents). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Information appropriate to the task is selected. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Evaluate the accuracy, reliability and relevance of the information. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. More than one source of information is consulted. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The relevance of the information in relation to the task is checked. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The objectivity or non-objectivity of the information and source is evaluated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The reliability of the source is evaluated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. A conclusion is drawn based on information and sources consulted. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Categorise, classify, select and analyse information appropriately. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Information is selected according to the nature of the task. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Categories are constructed to suit particular purposes of information usage. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Information is classified according to the task. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Information is arranged according to identified categories. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Information is organised for meaningful analysis. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Analytical strategies are used appropriately. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Develop reasoned arguments in the course of applying information. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Reasons are given for choice of information used. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Reasoned arguments are constructed in a logical and informed way. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Present the results of the information search and processing in an appropriate format. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Appropriate format for presentation of information is used. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Information is logically and coherently presented. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Quality of presentation of research results is clear and accessible. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Basic referencing conventions are used appropriately (e.g. list of sources, contents page, acknowledging quotes). 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
Apply newly acquired knowledge to life situations. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Transference of newly acquired knowledge is demonstrated by suggesting solutions in other life situations. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Conclusions drawn relate to the information obtained. 



UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
This unit standard has been replaced by 12470 which is "Write for a variety of different purposes", level 1 credits 6

It is recognised that not all sources of information are available to all learners.
People should be culturally and contextually tolerant and sensitive in the process of information gathering.
The term `information` includes mathematical data.
This unit standard applies across all learning areas and is closely related to Critical Outcome 4.
Several outcomes may be demonstrated together in one task.
Many of the assessment criteria apply across outcomes. The list of assessment criteria given under each outcome is not exhaustive for that outcome, but gives those that are specific to that outcome. 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Fundamental  23114   Basic Certificate: Early Childhood Development  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-01-10  ETDP SETA 
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  22190   General Education and Training Certificate: Tourism  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 
Fundamental  22977   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-12-04  CETA 
Fundamental  14406   National Certificate: Early Childhood Development: Preschool Phase  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-10-11  Was ETDP SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
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 


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. Compass Academy of Learning 
2. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
3. NWK Beperk 
4. RCL Foods-Sugar & Milling 
5. Rhodes University 



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.