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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop and apply academic literacy skills 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14582  Develop and apply academic literacy skills 
ORIGINATOR
SGB ABET Educators 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 05 - Education, Training and Development Adult Learning 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  25 
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 
This unit standard enables candidates to learn more effectively, by providing them with skills to deal successfully with the demands of academic contexts and assignments. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Communications in the language of learning/instruction at NQF level 4 or equivalent. An equivalent could be achieved through entry level testing or RPL 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
This unit standard is not restricted in its application to traditional institutions of higher education. It can be achieved in any learning context where the associated qualification is being offered (e.g. learnerships). Academic literacy refers to tools or skills for learning in any context. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Use language appropriately for academic purposes 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1 Terminology of the relevant field is used appropriately 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2 Terminology and acronyms are used in a functional way 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3 The meaning of acronyms or terminology used, can be explained 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4 Language of academic discourse is used appropriately, e.g. compare, contrast, discourse, critique, correlation, variable, indicator, probability. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5 The nature of academic discourse is explained, e.g. formal, lexically correct. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Access and process information 
OUTCOME RANGE 
This SO to be demonstrated in the context of what information is reasonably accessible to the candidate 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1 Relevant sources of information can be identified (including human sources). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2 Relevant information is accessed using a system , e.g. search engine, filing system. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3 Strengths and limitations of different sources are explained, e.g. reliability, validity, credibility, time or geographic scale 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4 Information gathered is organised systematically, e.g. categories, chronologically 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5 Note-taking is concise, accurate and relevant 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Critically evaluate texts for academic purposes 
OUTCOME NOTES 
This SO involves responding critically to written, oral or audio-visual texts. The texts being critiqued may include those which are academic (e.g. a journal article) or popular (e.g. advertisement), but the critique must meet the assessment criteria. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1 Pre-reading selection strategies are used to identify most relevant texts/parts, e.g. skimming, scanning, use of contents page 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2 Text mapping is used to enhance comprehension, e.g. underlining, highlighting 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3 Main points in/ relevance of a text can be summarised, annotated 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4 Basic critique of a text is rational and coherent, e.g. qualities of author, intended audience, purpose, bias, social and historical context, fact versus opinion, tone 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5 Own response and relevance of the text to own context can be formulated and supported with reasons 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6 Information from a number of texts can be synthesised and organised. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Interpret and use data in graphic or statistical forms 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1 Graphic representations of information can be interpreted and explained, e.g. charts, graphs, tables 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2 Relevant symbols and units of measurement are used accurately, e.g. @, +ve, -ve,>,<. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3 Simple sets of statistics can be represented graphically, e.g. bar graph, pie chart 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4 Ideas and information can be represented graphically, e.g. mind maps 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5 Basic statistical terms are used appropriately, e.g. mean (average), norm, median, mode, percentile, range (distribution), norm-referenced, criterion-referenced. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Produce academic texts 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1 Planning and pre-writing is adequate 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2 Scope of the assignment is appropriate to the set task 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3 Structure is logical and appropriate to the assignment 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4 Development of arguments is cumulative, logical, rational 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5 Own position can be critiqued in terms of strengths, weaknesses, bias 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6 Visual aids are used appropriately, e.g. maps, diagrams 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7 Text is edited and necessary changes made 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8 Knowledge and information is reproduced in a form which adheres to ethical, legal and academic conventions, e.g. use quotes, references, awareness of plagiarism 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Produce a learning schedule 
OUTCOME RANGE 
The learning schedule would be produced according to the parameters of the learning programme on which candidate is currently enrolled, usually an occupational ETD qualification 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1 The time frame of the schedule is appropriate to the duration of the learning programme 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2 All relevant dates are included, e.g. dates of learning events, assessments, assignment deadlines 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3 Details of all assignments/assessments are complete and accessible, e.g. topic, format, scope etc. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4 Adequate time is allocated for preparation, execution of required assignment and assessment tasks 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5 Plans are made for ensuring implementation of the learning schedule, e.g. negotiating time off from employers, transport, child care arrangements 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
The relevant ETQA awarding this qualification must make adequate arrangements for assessment, moderation and accreditation of this unit standard 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
The essential embedded knowledge required for this unit standard has been carefully built into the assessment criteria. It is not detailed in a separate notes section. This is not an omission, but a decision made by the ABET Practitioner SGB and is detailed in the introduction to the qualifications. 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively - in SO4. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information - entire unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/ or written presentation - in all SOs 

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

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
These outcomes can be achieved in the context of an existing learning programme within the whole ETD field 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Fundamental  13741   Diploma: Occupation-directed Education, Training and Development Practice  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-10-11  Was ETDP SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Fundamental  64650   National Diploma: Early Childhood Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2020-07-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
Fundamental  22902   National Diploma: Environmental Education, Training and Development Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
Fundamental  13742   Degree: Occupation-directed Education, Training and Development Practice  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-10-11  ETDP SETA 
Elective  20159   National Diploma: ABET Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2020-07-30  ETDP SETA 
Elective  20483   National Higher Certificate: ABET Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 


PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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1. ABASUNGULI TRAINING SPESIALISTS (PTY) LTD 
2. ABVAHO PHANDA GROUP PTY LTD 
3. Accreditation & Training Services 
4. Adelaine Training Solutions Pty Ltd 
5. African Learning & Development Academy (Pty) Ltd (ALDA) 
6. Amaqamu Project Management and Consulting 
7. Amogelang Marketing and Training 
8. Arden School of Management 
9. Ashley Kriel Skills Development Centre 
10. Assessment and Entrepreneurship Centre 
11. ATS Institute 
12. Aubrey Nyiko Business Enterprise cc 
13. Avenida (Pty) Ltd 
14. Bambanani Community Development Organisation NPO 
15. Bavelile Consultants and Training 
16. Berry Rose Project Consultants & Service Providers 
17. BOLAND COLLEGE 
18. BORDERGATE EVENTS MANAGEMENT AND PROJECTS 
19. Botho Ubuntu Contract Cleaning (Pty) Ltd 
20. Brainwave Projects 1997 CC 
21. Business Development Unit (PTY)Ltd 
22. Camblish Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
23. Caversham Education Institute 
24. College of Cape Town - Athlone Campus 
25. College on Hills (Pty) Ltd 
26. Compass Academy of Learning 
27. Convergent Ideas cc 
28. CURMO Designs (Pty) Ltd Co 
29. D and D Lwazi Renaissance Research and Development Institute 
30. DC Academy (PTY)LTD 
31. DC DYNAMIC COLLEGE OF COMMERCE AND FURTHER TRAINING (PTY)LTD 
32. DELTA ENVIRONMENTAL CENTRE NPC 
33. Directflo 
34. DM Training Consultants 
35. Dr Indira Naidoo's Institute of Education Training and Engineering (Pty) Ltd 
36. Drewmach Branding Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
37. Early Learning Foundation Montessori Teacher Training 
38. Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU) 
39. Edu Funda Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
40. EDU-Bless College 
41. Edu-Build Institute 
42. Edu-Prof Training Centre 
43. EDUTAK PRE-SCHOOL TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
44. EDUTEL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
45. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
46. Elvis Koena Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
47. Enjo Consultants 
48. Environment and Language Education Trust 
49. Fachs Business Consulting and Training 
50. FALSE BAY TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGE 
51. Family Restoration Foundation 
52. Fizazad Projects t/a Kajal and Associates 
53. Footballers Investment (Pty) Ltd 
54. Fourways Private College 
55. FURNITURE WORLD TRAINING CENTRE 
56. Future Discovery Training Academy CC 
57. GATYANA TRAINING ACADEMY 
58. George Steven Academy 
59. Gert Sibande Public FET College - Central Office 
60. Giver of Givers Foundation Organisation 
61. Global diagnostics (Pty) Ltd 
62. Goldfields TVET College 
63. Grassroots Adult Education and Training Trust 
64. GWALA TRAINING SERVICES 
65. HDPSA 
66. Headspace Consulting (PTY) Ltd 
67. HEARTLINES COLLEGE 
68. HEIRS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
69. Hlengana Sibiya Training and Associates cc 
70. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
71. HOPE ACADEMIC AND SKILL CENTRE 
72. HUGENOTE COLLEGE 
73. HWW Africa Region NPC 
74. Igugu Training and Investments 
75. IKETLENG MO AFRIKA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT 
76. Imisebeyelanga Services 
77. Inafrica General Trading Pty LTD 
78. INDABA MONTESSORI INSTITUTE 
79. Innovation College (Pty)Ltd 
80. Inqaba Yokulinda Youth Organisation 
81. Institute for Advancement of Women & Children 
82. Institute of Professional Studies and Services 
83. Isibani Skills Academy 
84. Isibani Soluntu Development Trust 
85. Itireleng Bokamoso Trading Development Services and Associates 
86. J and N Ikwekwezi Yokusa Development Training 
87. Jonglad Trading Enterprise 
88. Josmap Training Institute 
89. K Boneng Consulting Services Pty Ltd 
90. Kairos Training College 
91. Karabo Info Centre and Trading 
92. Katiso-kuno Consulting 
93. Kgaebane Trading 
94. Khululeka Community Education Centre 
95. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
96. Klein Karoo Resource Centre 
97. Kwa-Thema Stimulation Day Care Centre 
98. KWINDLA INSTITUTE OF LEARNING AND CONSULTING 
99. KYM MANAGEMENT CONSULTING 
100. Legacy Leap Skills Developmemt Institute (Pty) Ltd 
101. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
102. Leseding Computer Systems (Pty) Ltd 
103. Lesias Educational Services 
104. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
105. Li Lichule Trading cc 
106. Little Elephant Training Centre For Early Educationt/a LETCEE 
107. Loago Business Consulting 
108. Loago Institute (Pty) Ltd 
109. Maab Training Management ( Pty) Ltd 
110. Malomini Strategists 
111. Marematlou Training Institute 
112. MASAKANE TRUST 
113. MASIKHULE EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE 
114. Mass Computer Training and Printers 
115. MATHS CENTRE INCORPORATING SCIENCES 
116. MBAT (PTY) LTD 
117. Mberwana Trading Enterprise 
118. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
119. Mochochonono Training Solutions cc 
120. Molteno Institute for Language and Literacy 
121. Montessori Teacher Training Centre South Africa 
122. Motheo Training Institute Trust 
123. MPIC Projects (Pty) Ltd 
124. MTL Training and Projects 
125. Ndimeni Construction and Maintenance cc 
126. Networx for Career Development 
127. Nkqubela Community Developers 
128. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
129. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
130. Northern Cape Urban College: Kimberley Campus 
131. Northlink College 
132. Northshore Trading 19CC t/a Makakhaunye Training and Development Agency 
133. Nqowethu Trading 
134. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
135. NTI College 
136. OPELONG BUSINESS INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
137. Orbit FET College - Central Office 
138. Paradise Institution Training and Learning Centre 
139. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
140. Pineridge Training Centre 
141. PMA Holding (Pty) Ltd 
142. PNJ TRAINING ACADEMY 
143. Premier Recruitment and Training (Pty) LTD 
144. Pro-Ed Training 
145. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
146. Project Literacy 
147. QT Training (Pty) Ltd 
148. Rampadise Education Training & Development Centre 
149. Rams Professional Training and Conferencing 
150. Redefined Skills Training and Development 
151. Regenesys Management (Pty) Ltd 
152. Renaissance Training Services cc 
153. Resonance Institute of Learning 
154. Retshetse Training Project 
155. Rhodes University 
156. Rhuboni 
157. Rousing Varsity College 
158. Royalty Edu-Home (Pty) Ltd 
159. RSA Institute (Pty) Ltd 
160. SANTS College 
161. Seanapyane Resources (Pty) Ltd 
162. SEOPOSENGOE TRAINING CONSULTANCY CC 
163. SERITI INSTITUTE 
164. Sherq Global (Pty) Ltd 
165. SHIRS VISION COMPLEADEV PTY LTD 
166. Siphiwosethu Open Development Initiative Corporation 
167. Sirius Training 
168. Sisazi Consulting 
169. Siyahluma Education Institute 
170. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
171. Southern African Institute of Learning (SAIL) 
172. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
173. Starplex 489 cc 
174. Sustainability Institute Trust 
175. Tembe Service Providers 
176. Thabelanang t/a Thabelanang Trading Enterprise 
177. Thasha Training and Consulting 
178. The College of Modern Montessori 
179. The Finishing College (Pty) Ltd 
180. THE GMC GROUP PTY LTD 
181. The Iscariota Group (Pty) Ltd 
182. Thembekile training consulting 
183. THINK TWICE 
184. Thobologo Training and Education Group (Pty) Ltd 
185. THUKAKGALADI INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PROJECT 
186. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
187. Thuto-Botshabelo Training and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
188. TMG Quality Services 
189. Tshase Education Group (Pty) Ltd 
190. TSHEPANG EDUCARE TRUST 
191. Tshianzi Development 
192. Tshwane South College for (ECD Academy) 
193. UKHANYISO EBANTWINI PTY LTD 
194. Ulwazi Training & Development 
195. Umthombo Wolwazi Training and Constructions 
196. Umuzi Photo Club - NPO 
197. Unathi Training 
198. Ungaphelamandla Consultancy Private College (PTY) LTD 
199. UNIVERSAL COLLEGE OUTCOMES SA 
200. VERYCOOLIDEAS 
201. Visionary Skill Academy 
202. Vuselela TVET College 
203. Waterberg TVET College 
204. Winston Academy 
205. WonderKids Academy 
206. World Pace Development and Training Institute 
207. World Wide Education Providers(Pty)Ltd 
208. Zisize Educational Trust 



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