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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Build resource networks for intellectual property processes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252444  Build resource networks for intellectual property processes 
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  10 
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 build a network of resources (i.e. individual, groups, or organisation) for the purpose of networking, lobbying, collaboration, referral for expert advice, etc. Credited learners understand the purpose of building resource networks, and are able to determine the resources required to ensure quality intellectual property process outputs.

Most sectors require that people are able to build resource networks, and credited learners develop this competence with the view of contributing to quality management. Quality resource networks are essential to quality outputs, and ensuring that the creators of intellectual property receive competent advice regarding the protection of their intellectual property.

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Analysing purpose of resource network building for intellectual property processes.
  • Identifying potential resources for intellectual property processes.
  • Selecting relevant resources for specific intellectual property processes.
  • Monitoring and reviewing resource allocation and utilisation. 

  • 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.
  • Computer literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range statements are provided with Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria where relevant. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse purpose of resource network building for intellectual property processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Purpose of building resource networks is based on requirements for specific intellectual property processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Types of resource networks are identified relevant for specific intellectual property processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Strategies for resource network building are selected for their suitability within specified contexts and effective partnership arrangements are determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Identified purposes of building resource networks adhere to specified organisation strategies and policies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify potential resources for intellectual property processes. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Resources can include individuals, groups, organisations, materials, equipment, knowledge/information databases, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A range of resources that can contribute to achieving identified purposes are determined in consultation with all relevant persons for all required intellectual property process outputs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information about potential resources is stored in accessible formats for all users according to relevant technical specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information about potential resources is classified in terms of approved categories within a specific classification system, and all required information is included. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Information about potential resources is accurate and up to date. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Selected strategies are applied to form and maintain relations with relevant resources and/or suppliers. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Select relevant resources for specific intellectual property processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Resource needs are described in terms of specific criteria for achieving identified purposes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Purposes can include collaboration, joint ventures, networking, referral for expert advice, etc. and can take to form of professional networks and contacts, subscriptions, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The gap between current and required resources is described in terms of the impact of resource deficits on achieving intellectual property process outputs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Resources are described in terms of their capacity and potential contribution for specific purposes based on identified criteria and potential resources are proposed to address resource gaps. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Selection processes adhere to specified organisation policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Agreement regarding resource acquisition and allocation is confirmed with all relevant persons prior to engagement/use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Roles and responsibilities are defined in terms of specific processes and outputs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Agreements are recorded in specified formats and records are accessible for all relevant persons. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Monitor and review resource allocation and utilisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reporting adheres to organisation and resource requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Utilisation of allocated resources is tracked according to specified organisation procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Records are accurate and up to date. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Resource allocation and utilisation are reviewed based on realised benefit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Review criteria are agreed with all relevant persons prior to resource allocation and utilisation. 


    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:
  • Purpose of resource network building for intellectual property processes.
  • Intellectual property processes.
  • Types of resource networks.
  • Strategies for resource network building.
  • Information formats, access, classification systems, and categories.
  • Strategies to form and maintain relations with resources and/or suppliers.
  • Selection processes, organisation policies and procedures.
  • Resource acquisition and allocation, roles and responsibilities. 

  • 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 strategies for resource network building are selected for their suitability within specified contexts and effective partnership arrangements are determined, and resource needs are described in terms of specific criteria for achieving identified purposes, and resources are described in terms of their capacity and potential contribution for specific purposes based on identified criteria, potential resources are proposed to address resource gaps, and resource allocation and utilisation are reviewed based on realised benefit. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community when a range of resources that can contribute to achieving identified purposes are determined in consultation with all relevant persons for all required intellectual property process outputs, selected strategies are applied to form and maintain relations with relevant resources and/or suppliers, selection processes adhere to specified organisation policies and procedures, agreement regarding resource acquisition and allocation is confirmed with all relevant persons prior to engagement/use, roles and responsibilities are defined in terms of specific processes and outputs, and review criteria are agreed with all relevant persons prior to resource allocation and utilisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when identified purposes of building resource networks adhere to specified organisation strategies and policies, information about potential resources is accurate and up to date, and records are up to date. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when information about potential resources is classified in terms of approved categories within a specific classification system, and all required information is included, and utilisation of allocated resources is tracked. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematic and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation when agreements are recorded in specified formats, records are accessible for all relevant persons, reporting adheres to organisation and resource requirements, and records are accurate. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when information about potential resources is stored in accessible formats for all users according to relevant technical specifications. 

    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 purpose of building resource networks is based on requirements for specific intellectual property processes, types of resource networks are identified relevant for specific intellectual property processes, and the gap between current and required resources is described in terms of the impact of resource deficits on achieving intellectual property process outputs. 

    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 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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