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

Identify work opportunities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7813  Identify work opportunities 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Hospitality,Tourism,Travel, Leisure and Gaming   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Gaming and Leisure 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-11-03  2011-07-31  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2012-07-31   2015-07-31  

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 
Each learner must be able to identify sources of information related to various career opportunities and collect relevant information. Learners must also understand the importance of communicating with prospective employers or business clients regarding opportunities. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
None 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
1. Explain the importance of ensuring that contact information received is accurate.

2. Explain reasons for collecting as much information and speaking to as many people as possible when looking for work.

3. Explain the importance of developing skills to capitalise on career opportunities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Arrange or create an environment in which the learner can be fairly assessed against the outcomes. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • There are no restrictions on where this unit standard may be assessed.
  • The unit standard can be assessed in isolation. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Evaluate the learner's ability to meet the outcomes consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by using questioning product sample and discussion with the candidate.
  • Questioning to cover collection of information from various sources and communication with potential employers regarding opportunities.
  • Product sample communication and CV. 
  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Information: growth areas for jobs within industry, nature of work available/organogram, career paths, procedures for contacting organisations.
    Sources: newspapers, magazines, organisations, employment agencies.
    Communication: telephone, fax/letter/e-mail, visit.
    Opportunities: vacancies available, skills/experience/personal qualities required, on-job training available, self development opportunities, conditions of employment (average pay, typical working hours and conditions).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Provide specific feedback to the learner on assessments and the learner's ability to meet the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Complete the declaration of competence and inform the appropriate ETQA once the learner has demonstrated the ability to meet all the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Counsel the learner on future assessments, necessary learning and further qualifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrated ability to make decisions about practice and to act accordingly. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    4. Determine what information is required, then collect and analyse it against the background of the position sought. (Range of information: growth areas for jobs within industry, nature of work available / organogram, career paths, procedures for contacting organisations)

    5. Identify potential sources of information. (Range of sources: newspapers, magazines, organisations, employment agencies)

    6. Contact people or organisations using appropriate communication methods to determine actual opportunities available. (Range of communication: telephone, fax / letter / e-mail, visit) (Range of opportunities: vacancies available, skills / experience / personal qualities required, on job training available, self development opportunities, conditions of employment (average pay, typical working hours and conditions)

    7. Collect relevant information on how to start own business. (Range: applicable legislation, sources of funding, marketing)

    8. Prepare a curriculum vitae or resume` reflecting all relevant qualifications. (Range of qualifications: certificates, references, testimonials and relevant work experience) 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Arrange or create an environment in which the learner can be fairly assessed against the outcomes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • There are no restrictions on where this unit standard may be assessed.
  • The unit standard can be assessed in isolation. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Evaluate the learner's ability to meet the outcomes consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by using questioning product sample and discussion with the candidate.
  • Questioning to cover collection of information from various sources and communication with potential employers regarding opportunities.
  • Product sample communication and CV. 
  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Information: growth areas for jobs within industry, nature of work available/organogram, career paths, procedures for contacting organisations.
    Sources: newspapers, magazines, organisations, employment agencies.
    Communication: telephone, fax/letter/e-mail, visit.
    Opportunities: vacancies available, skills/experience/personal qualities required, on-job training available, self development opportunities, conditions of employment (average pay, typical working hours and conditions).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Provide specific feedback to the learner on assessments and the learner's ability to meet the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Complete the declaration of competence and inform the appropriate ETQA once the learner has demonstrated the ability to meet all the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Counsel the learner on future assessments, necessary learning and further qualifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrated ability to learn from our actions and to adapt performance. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    9. Prepare for interviews using role-playing techniques in readiness for interviews with potential employees. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Arrange or create an environment in which the learner can be fairly assessed against the outcomes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • There are no restrictions on where this unit standard may be assessed.
  • The unit standard can be assessed in isolation. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Evaluate the learner's ability to meet the outcomes consistently. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by using questioning product sample and discussion with the candidate.
  • Questioning to cover collection of information from various sources and communication with potential employers regarding opportunities.
  • Product sample communication and CV. 
  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Information: growth areas for jobs within industry, nature of work available/organogram, career paths, procedures for contacting organisations.
    Sources: newspapers, magazines, organisations, employment agencies.
    Communication: telephone, fax/letter/e-mail, visit.
    Opportunities: vacancies available, skills/experience/personal qualities required, on-job training available, self development opportunities, conditions of employment (average pay, typical working hours and conditions).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Provide specific feedback to the learner on assessments and the learner's ability to meet the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Complete the declaration of competence and inform the appropriate ETQA once the learner has demonstrated the ability to meet all the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Counsel the learner on future assessments, necessary learning and further qualifications. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered with the FE/HE Registrar.

    3. Any institution wishing to receive skill development grants must be accredited with the relevant ETQA. Such an institution will also be registered with the relevant SETA.

    4. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge and Critical cross-field outcomes have been included within the specific outcomes category.
    This has been done as it was deemed necessary to ensure holistic assessment occurred.

    The specific outcomes can be applied in a range of contexts.
    .
    Many of the outcomes have been written in such a way that competence must be demonstrated in the context as opposed to in isolation from a context.

    The specific outcomes are comparable to outcomes used internationally.

    We therefore structured outcomes using the format noun + verb + condition (modifying phrase)Specific outcomes have been split into three categoriesa) knowledge and understanding (what the learner must know and understand)b) decision-making and acting (what the learner must do)c) adapting performance ( including reflexive competence)In many instances there are more than six specific outcomes, as the inclusion of critical cross-field outcomes and embedded knowledge has increased the number of specific outcomes.

    If competencies are to be clustered in a meaningful way, then these unit standards cannot be split. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse and evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Develop entrepreneurial opportunities. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Fundamental  14114   National Certificate: Dealing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-01-23  Was CATHSSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  14116   National Certificate: Hospitality Reception  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-10-30  Was CATHSSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  14111   National Certificate: Professional Cookery  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Fundamental  14109   National Diploma: Fast Food Services  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Fundamental  61596   National Diploma: Food and Beverage Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  14112   National Diploma: Professional Cookery  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  50584   General Education and Training Certificate: Clothing Manufacturing Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  14110   National Certificate: Accommodation Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  14115   National Certificate: Fast Food Services  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  14113   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Services  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  14123   National Diploma: Accommodation Services  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. AFrican Dream Campus 
    2. Aranda Learnership College 
    3. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
    4. CAROLINE'S FASION INTERPRISE 
    5. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
    6. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
    7. FURNITURE WORLD TRAINING CENTRE 
    8. I Care Resource Centre 
    9. Leap Projects 
    10. Morentho Fashion Institute SA 
    11. Ngaphakathi Professionals 
    12. Phatsiphatsi Furniture CC 
    13. REVIVAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES 
    14. Sew Africa Training Centre 
    15. Tshwane North College 
    16. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    17. Western Cape Learnership Centre (Clothing) (Pty) Ltd 



    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.