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

Use appropriate communication skills, conventions and structures for specific purposes and situations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7530  Use appropriate communication skills, conventions and structures for specific purposes and situations 
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
12473  Identify and respond to selected literary texts  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The learner will develop an understanding and knowledge of communication skills, structures, conventions and grammar.
The development of these competencies enables the learner to communicate clearly and confidently. Clarity of communication is improved through the development of a learner`s editing skills which includes a conscious awareness of the learner`s own language usage. 

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 learners understand and apply a range of communication skills, grammatical structures and conventions in a range of texts.

Similar grammatical structures and conventions are recognised across languages. 

UNIT STANDARD OUTCOME HEADER 
Identify the purposes of the interaction and choos 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify the purposes of the interaction and choose an appropriate medium of communication. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Purpose of the interaction is identified (e.g. to inform, to persuade, to establish and maintain communication, to query, to question, to challenge, to criticise). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Choices of ways of communicating are identified and evaluated in terms of their appropriateness (e.g. written, verbal, gestures). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Appropriate medium of communication is chosen. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Relevant communication strategies are applied to the given situation. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Use format and conventions appropriate to the task. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Appropriate format is identified according to the task (e.g. letter, CV, report). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Appropriate formatting conventions are used according to the requirements of the task. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Appropriate oral conventions are used according to the requirements of the interaction. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Select and present content appropriate to the task. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Content relevant to the task is selected. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Content relevant to the task is presented. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Irrelevant and repetitive content is not included. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Sufficient information is included so that purpose of the text is achieved. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Apply knowledge of language conventions to produce a text. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Texts are produced using appropriate grammatical structures (e.g. complex and compound sentences, tenses). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Vocabulary is relevant, appropriate and varied. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Punctuation and spelling conventions are used appropriately in writing. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Use register and tone appropriate to the written task. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Audience is identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Choice of vocabulary and sentence construction is justified in terms of the relationship between writer and audience. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Register and tone are appropriate to the written task. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Plan, draft, edit and check a text. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Evidence of planning and drafting is shown. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Feedback is incorporated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Text is revised and corrected. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Final version is appropriately presented. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
Use register, tone and body language appropriate to the oral task. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Audience is identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Choice of vocabulary, sentence construction and appropriate gestures is justified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Register and tone are appropriate to the oral task. 



UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
This unit standard has been replaced by 12473, which is "Identify and respond to selected literary texts", 5 credits, NQF Level 1.

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  20287   National Certificate: Farming  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
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. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
2. Compass Academy of Learning 
3. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
4. Hot To Go Training College and Services 
5. KayDee Project Management Cc 
6. NWK Beperk 
7. RCL Foods-Sugar & Milling 
8. Rhodes University 
9. Setlakala Business Development 
10. Skills Fusion 
11. Taletso FET College - Central Office 



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