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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Understand and utilise mathematical language and calculations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110084  Understand and utilise mathematical language and calculations 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01  14 
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 learner credited with this unit standard will be able to carry out basic calculations within a transport and logistics environment. The Unit Standard is intended to empower learners to use everyday calculations within their scope of responsibility. The focus is on knowledge, skills, values and attitudes in relation to the learner`s own context. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communications at ABET Level 3
  • Numeracy at ABET Level 3
  • Process, analyse and communicate numerical data 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe and explain the use of mathematical language and relationships in the economy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The ways in which mathematics is used is described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Percentage, graphs, differences, ratio and proportion
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Describe and explain the impact of economic changes on the individual. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Personal implications of national budget, banks (interest rates, mortgage, service charges), fuel prices, retirement funding, inflation, value of the rand and exchange rate.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe and explain the use of mathematical language and relationships in the workplace. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Wage negotiations, salary increases and productivity as a ratio. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The ways in which mathematics is used in the workplace is described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Percentage, graphs, differences, ratio and proportion.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Select and describe the ways in which the mathematical relationships and language can be used to represent particular perspective. Use of different averages (mean, median and mode. More than one perspective is to be described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Different forms of comparisons such as differences vs. ratio, manipulation of graphs through choice of graph, scale of axes and nature of axes.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Calculate measurements in a variety of contexts within the transport and logistics industry. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Mass, weight, distance, displacement, currency, speed, volume, area, perimeter, time and capacity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Terminology is understood and used correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The context in which different measurements are utilised is understood and used correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The measurements are used to solve everyday workplace problems (e.g. capacity of a truck/ container, volume of a cargo stored in a vehicle or warehouse. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Solve a range of everyday workplace problems using estimation and calculation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Rounding off (with/without a calculator), comparisons sharing and grouping, time, weight, currency, volume, area and distance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Estimates are made and can be justified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Calculations are performed accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The logical reasoning process is clearly shown. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Solutions are correct within the context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Problem solving strategies are correctly used within the problem context. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the Transport SETA and/or relevant ETQA.

    2. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.

    3. Moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in both individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learners` can understand and explain:
    1. Macro-economic and financial indicators
    2. Numerical and metric systems
    3. Mathematical conventions (add, subtract, multiply and divide)
    4. Mathematical terminology
    5. Workplace measurements (e.g. productivity, efficiency etc) 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve mathematical problems using appropriate technology. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively utilising mathematical information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and evaluate mathematical information and show how mathematics is used in the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using mathematical terminology. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understanding the world as a set of related systems by recognising the role of mathematical relationships in the workplace and the economy. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Conducting assessments

    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA and be familiar with the full text and subject matter content of the Unit Standard being assessed.

    2. The assessor must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Methods and tools of assessment:

    The following methods of assessment have been identified as the preferred measurement and assessment of learner competence in the above-mentioned Performance Assessment Criteria

    1. Written tests/ case studies/ projects
    2. Role-play
    3. Structured classroom discussions
    4. Portfolio of evidence

    These methods must be carefully selected based on the purpose of the assessment (For example, the written method could be used to assess knowledge or on-job demonstration for practical competence). The assessment must integrate a number of different methods (no less than three of those detailed above) in order to give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes


    The following tools may be used to supplement the above minimum assessment methods:

    Valid, reliable and authentic evidence (presented as a portfolio of evidence) from past achievements and experience may serve to supplement the assessment of applied competence. The portfolio should include inter alia:

    1. Written statements from persons (e.g. current and/or previous employer, colleague, peer, manager, external customers) confirming competence of the learner
    2. Relevant certificates or awards
    3. Previous assessment records
    4. Journals/logbook 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Fundamental  35953   General Education and Training Certificate: Transport  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-02-06  Was TETA 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. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
    2. Ikaheng HR Services Pty Ltd 
    3. Learncorp 
    4. Makwedeng Training 
    5. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    6. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    7. Skills For Life 



    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.