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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Categorise intellectual property information 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252441  Categorise intellectual property information 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Marketing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Marketing 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
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 
The purpose of the learning is to categorise intellectual property information according to a specified classification/categorisation system. Credited learners can describe available categories, assess intellectual property information in terms of identified categories, and allocate the information to specific categories in order to re-distribute the information.

Information management competence is generic across all fields of learning, and learners can apply the competence achieved for this unit standard in many contexts. In addition, competent information management ensures that intellectual property rights are protected, and the quality of intellectual property administration is improved.

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Defining intellectual property information categories.
  • Analysing intellectual property information for categorisation.
  • Allocating intellectual property information to information categories.
  • Re-distributing categorised intellectual property information. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credits and level assigned to this unit standard is based on the assumption that learners have already attained the following competencies:
  • Communication and language at NQF Level 4.
  • Collect intellectual property information at NQF Level 5. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Learners are required to focus on one particular type of intellectual property, such as advertising, heritage, visual arts, etc. when categorising information about intellectual property. Other range statements are provided with specific outcomes and assessment criteria where relevant. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Define intellectual property information categories. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Existing categories of intellectual property information are identified for a specified type of intellectual property. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Categories are selected from identified categories that are appropriate for given information about and type of intellectual property. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Categories are adapted where needed in accordance with access specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All relevant legal and organisation requirements for categorisation are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse intellectual property information for categorisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Characteristics of specific intellectual property are explained in accordance with relevant intellectual property categories, specified criteria and organisation procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Guidelines that are accessible to other users are developed for categorisation of information. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Guidelines should include information about intellectual property information.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information analysis distinguishes relevant from irrelevant information, based on relevant legislation and organisation policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Analysis methods and techniques appropriate for specific contexts and intellectual property are employed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Agreed ethical and legal requirements are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The purpose and required procedures for categorising intellectual property information are determined according to relevant classification systems. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Allocate intellectual property information to information categories. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All sources of information are recorded and acknowledged using a specified referencing system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Identified purpose and required procedures for categorising intellectual property information are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Allocation criteria are accurately identified and categorising of intellectual property information adheres to all criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Procedures for categorising of intellectual property information are followed according to organisation guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Agreed ethical and legal requirements are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Categorisation is recommended based on all available information and according to specified organisation procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Re-distribute categorised intellectual property information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All available intellectual property information is recorded on relevant databases according to organisation guidelines, and all required data fields are included according to agreed national and international standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Intellectual property information is kept up to date, and is stored and disseminated securely. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Agreed ethical and legal requirements are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Information is organised, controlled, monitored, stored, recorded, maintained and retrieved according to organisation policy requirements and international legislation and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Intellectual property information is retrievable and usable for all relevant persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Information is stored in appropriate formats for dissemination. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this unit standard.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Credited learners understand and can explain:
  • Intellectual property information categories.
  • Types and characteristics of intellectual property.
  • Legal and organisation requirements for categorisation.
  • Intellectual property categories and criteria.
  • Analysis methods and techniques.
  • Ethical and legal requirements for intellectual property information management.
  • Purpose and required procedures for categorising intellectual property information.
  • Referencing systems for recording and acknowledging information sources.
  • Information allocation criteria and categorising procedures.
  • National and international standards for databases and data fields.
  • Information organisation, control, monitoring, storage, formats, recording, maintenance and retrieval requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems where responses to problems show that such critical and creative thinking has been used to make responsible decisions when categories are selected from identified categories that are appropriate for given information about and type of intellectual property, and categories are adapted where needed in accordance with access specific requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community when guidelines that are accessible to other users are developed for categorisation of information, and intellectual property information is retrievable and usable for all relevant persons. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when all relevant legal and organisation requirements for categorisation are adhered to, agreed ethical and legal requirements are adhered to, identified purpose and required procedures for categorising intellectual property information are adhered to, and procedures for categorising of intellectual property information are followed according to organisation guidelines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when characteristics of specific intellectual property are explained in accordance with relevant intellectual property categories, specified criteria and organisation procedures, information analysis distinguishes relevant from irrelevant information, based on relevant legislation and organisation policies, analysis methods and techniques appropriate for specific contexts and intellectual property are employed, the purpose and required procedures for categorising intellectual property information are determined according to relevant classification systems, allocation criteria are accurately identified and categorising of intellectual property information adheres to all criteria, intellectual property information is kept up to date, and is stored and disseminated securely, and Information is organised, controlled, monitored, stored, recorded, maintained and retrieved according to organisation policy requirements and international legislation and standards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematic and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation when all sources of information are recorded and acknowledged using a specified referencing system, and information is stored in appropriate formats for dissemination. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when all available intellectual property information is recorded on relevant databases and all required data fields are included according to agreed national and international standards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when existing categories of intellectual property information are identified for a specified type of intellectual property, and categorisation is recommended based on all available information. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Notes to Assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the learner is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the learner can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  59387   National Certificate: Intellectual Property Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 


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