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

Explore and use a variety of strategies to learn 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7534  Explore and use a variety of strategies to learn 
ORIGINATOR
Interim SGB for Communication Studies and Language 
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
12471  Explore and use a variety of strategies to learn (revised)  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The learner will be able to use language and other learning strategies for learning in all learning areas.

Language as a tool for problem-solving, decision-making and creative, critical and evaluative thinking should be developed.

The role of language in cognitive and conceptual development should be promoted in all learning and teaching environments. 

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 learning strategies include memorisation, the transfer of information from one text form to another e.g. synthesising, summarising, skimming, scanning, note-taking, drafting and redrafting, asking for clarification, etc. 

UNIT STANDARD OUTCOME HEADER 
Use language for learning. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Use language for learning. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Concepts are transferred from one language to another where applicable. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. A variety of terms related to learning tasks are distinguished and applied (e.g. analyse, discuss, describe, compare, contrast). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Language styles used in different learning areas are distinguished and applied. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Take responsibility for own learning and make choices about learning. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Commitment to learning process is actively demonstrated (e.g. in group work, self-study activities, compiling of portfolios, etc.). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Options are selected based on guidance given (learning options can range from choosing a task from a set of alternatives (e.g. essay topic), to choosing a learning programme, to choosing qualifications and career pathways). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Learning tasks are completed within appropriate time frames. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Self-assessment tasks are performed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Self- and time-management skills are used to plan and monitor own learning. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Identify different kinds of learning strategies and use what is appropriate to the task. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The ability to learn in co-operation with others is demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Preferred learning strategies are identified (e.g. mind maps, pictures, note-taking, working with others). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Appropriate learning strategies are selected and used according to the task. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Self-assessment strategies are used. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Feedback from others is acknowledged, evaluated and used. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Evidence of planning, drafting, editing and revising is shown. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Specific information is found using basic referencing skills (e.g. numbering, index, contents page). 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Use resources effectively to supplement learning. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Evidence is shown that additional information has been obtained from a variety of sources (e.g. library, resource centre, workplace). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Relevant reference materials are used (e.g. dictionary, encyclopaedia, film, journals, atlases). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Evidence taken from other sources is acknowledged. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Additional information selected is relevant. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Reflect on and evaluate learning strategies. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Feedback on performance is acknowledged (e.g. through self-assessment, peer assessment, tutor/trainer assessment, group assessment). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Feedback is evaluated (e.g. for relevance, correctness). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Feedback is used to revise learning strategies. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Revised learning strategies are implemented and evaluated. 



UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
This unit standard has been replaced by 12471, which is "Explore and use a variety of strategies to learn", level 1 credits 5


This unit standard need not be formally assessed.
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. Centre for Creative Education/Iziko Labantu be Afrika 
2. Compass Academy of Learning 
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.