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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Collect information regarding intellectual property 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252442  Collect information regarding intellectual property 
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  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 
The purpose of the learning is to be able to access information about intellectual property from a variety of sources. Credited learners can decide what information is needed for a specific type of intellectual property, can find the information needed, and can store such information correctly.

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 needs for information about intellectual property.
  • Accessing sources about intellectual property.
  • Accessing information about intellectual property.
  • Storing information about intellectual property. 

  • 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:
  • Computer literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Information collected includes legislation and legal systems in South Africa, records of intellectual property, law reports and case law, intellectual property resources, etc. Specifically, learners are required to focus on one particular type of intellectual property, such as advertising, heritage, visual arts, etc. Other range statements are provided with specific outcomes and assessment criteria where relevant. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Define needs for information about intellectual property. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Information needs can be those of the learner, or another person's need for information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Definition of needs is relevant for and can address the specified needs for information for a specific type of intellectual property. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Definition of need includes, for example, search criteria, and main points/categories of information required for meeting specific information needs.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Definition of needs is adapted if needed to ensure that no irrelevant information is included and that all given specifications are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Need definitions are relevant in terms of specific sector requirements, purposes and audiences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Structures are built for the information to be collected according to logical organisers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Current information needs are compared to similar existing or previously addressed needs and comparisons are justified in terms of specific similarities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Similarities could refer to intellectual property characteristics and manifestations, categories, processes, expressed needs, applications, etc.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Access sources about intellectual property. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Sources can include individuals, published sources, regulatory bodies, legislation and regulations, national and international standards and conventions, and sources for comparison. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sources are identified that are valid and reliable for specific information requirements and expected outcomes of information search. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sources represent a variety relevant to defined information needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Identified sources are available for use and accessible for the intended purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Barriers to access are identified in time to adhere to given deadlines, and recommendations are made regarding possible solutions to all relevant persons. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Barriers can include cost-benefit barriers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    All relevant legal requirements and specified access procedures are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Information collection methodologies are identified according to and motivated in terms of defined information needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Channel and method/manner of communication is appropriate for source requirements and characteristics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Information requests address specified needs. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Access information about intellectual property. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Expected outcomes of finding and accessing information are described prior to searches. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information is verified against agreed criteria, following specified procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Verification includes determining authenticity, currency, etc. and using a range of information.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All relevant legal and ethical requirements are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Records of communication are accurate and comprehensive and are kept according to specified procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Comprehensiveness refers to including all required important information, for example, referencing, marketing, business, and legal requirements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Information collection processes are suitable for specified needs in terms of ensuring relevance of information, efficiency of processes and credibility of information collected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Communication channels and procedures are appropriate for requirements specified by relevant sources. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Store information about intellectual property. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Storage formats are identified according to organisation and materials requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Requirements can include ensuring safety and security, making back-ups, storing images instead of originals, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sensitivity levels are determined according to organisation and materials requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Accessibility levels are determined according to organisation and materials requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Storage adheres to all specified accessibility, sensitivity, and safety and security requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Information currency is maintained according to organisation procedures for frequency of updates. 


    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:
  • South African legal requirements regarding intellectual property, relevant legislation and regulations.
  • Types of information sources regarding intellectual property, validity and reliability.
  • The requirements contained in national and international standards and conventions for information collection.
  • Types of intellectual property.
  • Definition of information needs, search criteria, main points/categories of information required, sector requirements, purposes and audiences.
  • Relevance of information.
  • Building structures for information collection according to logical organisers.
  • Source availability, accessibility criteria, and barriers to access.
  • Information collection methodologies and processes.
  • Information verification criteria and procedures.
  • Communication channels and procedures, and record keeping procedures.
  • Ethical requirements for information collection.
  • Relevance of information, efficiency of processes and credibility of information.
  • Information storage formats, and organisation and materials requirements.
  • Safety, security, sensitivity and accessibility levels of information. 

  • 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 definition of needs is adapted if needed to ensure that no irrelevant information is included and that all given specifications are adhered to, sources represent a variety relevant to defined information needs, and identified sources are available for use and accessible for the intended purpose. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community when storage formats are identified and accessibility levels are determined according to organisation and materials requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when barriers to access are identified in time to adhere to given deadlines, all relevant legal requirements and specified access procedures are adhered to, expected outcomes of finding and accessing information are described prior to searches, all relevant ethical requirements are adhered to, and storage adheres to all specified accessibility, sensitivity, and safety and security requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when current information needs are compared to similar existing or previously addressed needs and comparisons are justified in terms of specific similarities, and information collection methodologies are identified according to and motivated in terms of defined information needs, information is verified against agreed criteria, information collection processes are suitable for specified needs in terms of ensuring relevance of information, efficiency of processes and credibility of information collected, and information currency is maintained according to organisation procedures for frequency of updates. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematic and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation when channel and method/manner of communication is appropriate for source requirements and characteristics, information requests address specified needs, records of communication are accurate and comprehensive and are kept according to specified procedures, and communication channels and procedures are appropriate for requirements specified by relevant sources. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when structures are built for the information to be collected according to logical organisers, and to store information about intellectual property. 

    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 definition of needs is relevant for and can address the specified needs for information for a specific type of intellectual property, need definitions are relevant in terms of specific sector requirements, purposes and audiences, and sources are identified that are valid and reliable for specific information requirements and expected outcomes of information search. 

    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
    Fundamental  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 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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