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

General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
24153  General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training 
ORIGINATOR
SGB GET/FET Language and Communication 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was ETDP SETA until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 04 - Communication Studies and Language  Communication Studies 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  120  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 0160/05  2005-09-13  2008-09-13 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-09-13   2012-09-13  

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 qualification is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
64309  General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training: Academic  Level 1  NQF Level 01  120   

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
The purpose of the Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) General Education and training Certificate (GETC) is to equip learners with basic literacy, numeracy as well as life-skills and training leading to general education and training certificated paths. Learners who go through this programme and achieve the ABET level 4, NQF level 1 qualification are recognised for their ability to demonstrate skills in basic literacy, numeracy and general education and training certificated career paths.

The qualification also enables learners to further their studies within the NQF level 2 and above. Through the electives component of the programme learners are able to demonstrate vocational skills through which they are able to engage in life skills activities, small business development, health and environmental issues.

Through recognition of prior learning adult learners are encouraged to access basic education with an understanding that they already have knowledge and experience.

Rationale for the qualification:

The ABET GETC is a first qualification for learners who have no qualification at NQF level 1. This qualification introduces learners to a culture of learning and provides them with a foundation for acquiring the knowledge and skills needed for social and economic development, justice and equity. It is also key for learners to access further and higher education and training and employment opportunities.

The qualification also forms the basis for further development and has been designed to articulate directly to learning programmes and qualifications in learnerships at NQF level 1 and higher. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
N/A 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
This combination of unit standards for the GETC is not intended to be prescriptive, it is merely illustrative of how a GETC can be constructed from existing unit standards. Providers can come up with other combinations depending on the purpose of the particular GETC. Providers however must take into account SAQA regulations on the requrements for registering a qualification as well as the GETC policy document which provide for a GETC with a minimum of 120 credits as follows:

1. Fundamental
A minimum of 39 credits:
  • 23 credits from learning area of communication studies and language.
  • 16 credits from the learning area of mathematics or mathematics literacy.

    2. Core
    A minimum of 54 credits.

    3. Elective
    A minimum of 27 credits from any of the 12 organising fields:
  • Agriculture.
  • Ancillary Health
  • Environmental management.
  • Food and fibre processing.
  • Small, medium and micro enterprises.
  • Tourism. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    The learner who achieves an ABET qualification will be expected to:
  • Have basic literacy and communication skills
  • Be able to continue to the cultural, social and economic development of their community through basic knowledge of outcomes such as to:
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of diversity, change and development in societies.
  • Identify and discuss different types of business and their legal implications and their role within the South African economy.
  • Apply knowledge, techniques and skills to create and be critically involved in arts and culture and the promotion thereof.
  • Have knowledge of the progressive development of technological knowledge and skills and be able to design technological solutions to problems.
  • Be able to make informed judgements about critical ethical issues which will directly or indirectly affect the learner and helping in the understanding of the value of preserving our environment and natural resources. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    The exit level outcomes are equivalent to the unit standards for this qualification. Assessment criteria are detailed in each of the unit standards and therefore the SGB did not produce additional assessment criteria for the exit level outcomes. 

    INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    N/A 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    N/A 

    NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by qualification 64309, which is "General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training", Level 1, 120 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  7511  Analyse how scientific skills and knowledge contribute to sustainable use of resources  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  7509  Apply basic concepts and principles in the natural sciences  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  7513  Assess the impact of scientific innovation on quality of life  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  7508  Conduct an investigation in the natural science  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  13999  Demonstrate an understanding of basic accounting practices  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  13995  Demonstrate an understanding of contracts and their sources  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  14659  Demonstrate an understanding of factors that contribute towards healthy living  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  14656  Demonstrate an understanding of sexuality and sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  7507  Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of science  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  13998  Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of supply and demand, and the concept: production  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  14664  Demonstrate knowledge of diversity within different relationships in the South African society  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  7487  Discuss the interrelationships between social justice, equity and democracy  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  7486  Explain diversity, change and development in societies  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  13994  Identify and discuss different types of business and their legal implications  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  13996  Identify, discuss, describe and compare major economic systems, with emphasis on the South African economy  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  7492  Use a range of skills and techniques appropriate to Human and Social Science  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  7464  Analyse cultural products and processes as representations of shape, space and time  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  7451  Collect, analyse, use and communicate numerical data  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  7449  Critically analyse how mathematics is used in social, political and economic relations  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  14084  Demonstrate an understanding of and use the numbering system  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  7463  Describe and represent objects and the environment in terms of shape, space, time and motion  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  12462  Engage in a range of speaking and listening interactions for a variety of purposes  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  12471  Explore and use a variety of strategies to learn (revised)  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  12469  Read and respond to a range of text types  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  7461  Use maps to access and communicate information concerning routes, location and direction  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  7447  Working with numbers in various contexts  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  12470  Write for a variety of different purposes  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  10006  Demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship and develop entrepreneurial qualities  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  9822  Engage in basic health promotion  Level 1  NQF Level 01  10 
    Elective  12539  Identify career opportunities in different sectors of the tourism industry  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  12543  Identify key features of tourism in South Africa  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  10007  Identify, analyse and select business opportunities  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  9823  Perform basic life support and/or first aid procedures in emergencies  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  12541  Understand the nature of tourists in and to South Africa  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  10008  Write and present a simple business plan  Level 1  NQF Level 01 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
     
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    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.
     
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