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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Examine the concepts of play and work and its impact on the design of recreation programmes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
254274  Examine the concepts of play and work and its impact on the design of recreation programmes 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Sport, Recreation & Fitness 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 introduces the learner to the concepts of work and play. The learner will be able to effectively design community based recreation programmes by taking into consideration the dynamics of work and play.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Examine the phenomenon of work and evaluate its outcomes.
  • Analyse the characteristics of work, play, leisure, and recreation.
  • Describe the concepts of work in relation to culture, gender, and life stages.
  • Compile a holistic perspective of work, play, leisure and recreation.
  • Examine the theory of play.
  • Design a recreation programme with the focus on work and play. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Explain leisure and recreation concepts, at NQF Level 4.
  • Communication at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Knowledge and skill in the area of Recreation Theories may be required of people working in the recreation industry for a number of reasons, including:
    > Providing a conceptual foundation for practice in the recreation industry.
    > Providing a body of knowledge on which recreation as a profession is based.
    > Providing an historical and philosophical context for recreation.
    > Helping to define parameters of business.
    > Providing a basis for justifying the existence of the recreation industry, and the allocation of resources.
    > Providing a basis for justifying policy and provision; accountability.
    > Providing a background for decision-making regarding policy and provision.
    > Providing a basis for forecasting trends in recreation, and of the impact of recreation on other parts of society.
  • In the context of this unit standard, unpaid work includes - volunteer work, maintenance functions, work relating to personal and home management, parenting. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Examine the phenomenon of work and evaluate its outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The place and role of work in peoples' lives is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Key societal changes that have resulted from or have influenced the evolution of work, and its place and role in people's lives is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Key societal changes may include - relationship between home and work, impact of the industrial revolution, technology, segmentation of time, productivity improvements, work ethics, urbanisation, government legislation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The social and psychological outcomes of work are examined. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Outcomes may include - status, self-esteem, time management, economic security, urban planning, human geography, education, social interaction, health, and well-being.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The extent to which leisure and recreation can meet the identified outcomes in the absence of paid work is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The extent to which work can meet the leisure and recreation needs of the individual are closely examined. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Needs may include - rest and/or relaxation, work contrast, skill development and mastery, self-expression, personal growth, adult education, excitement and contest, exercise and health, companionship and belonging, spiritual and aesthetic development.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse the characteristics of work, leisure, and recreation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Paid work, unpaid work, leisure, and recreation terms are described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The characteristics of leisure and recreation in terms of participation patterns, choices, values, and outcomes are highlighted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The characteristics of paid work as they relate to the characteristics of leisure and recreation are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The characteristics of unpaid work as they relate to the characteristics of leisure and recreation are described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe concepts of work in relation to ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, and life stages. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concepts of work in terms of ethnicity and its implications for leisure and recreation are examined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concepts of work in terms of gender and its implications for leisure and recreation are examined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The concepts of work in terms of socio-economic status and its implications for leisure and recreation are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The concepts of work in terms of life stages and implications for leisure and recreation are analysed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Life stages may include - baby, toddler, childhood, pre-teens, adolescence, young adulthood, adulthood with dependant child, adulthood, middle age, empty nesters, older adult, recently retired, active elderly, infirm elderly.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Compile a holistic perspective of work, leisure and recreation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work in terms of its contrasts with leisure and recreation are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work in terms of the extension of work into leisure and recreation is distinguished. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The integration of work in terms of work, leisure and recreation is examined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The factors, which create barriers and constraints and those, that enhance play are described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Factors include - environmental, temporal, spatial, cultural, social, bahavioral, psychological, economic, equipment, design, safety, facilitation, freedom from supervision, access, attitudes, rules, adventure, perceived and real dangers, gender, natural resources, skills, facilities, weather temperature, light.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Examine the theories and characteristics of play. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Play in conceptual terms and as it relates to adults and children are examined and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role and nature of play for children is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role and nature of play for adults is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The characteristics of plays, games and sport are described and differentiated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The characteristics of play to the different life stages are compared and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The examination correlates the effects of play on the human condition. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Effects of play - catharsis, skill development and mastery, self expression, personal growth and development (emotional, physical, intellectual, spiritual and cultural).
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Design a recreation programme with the focus on work and play. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concepts of work and play are integrated into the design of a recreation programme for a specific target group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The programme is evaluated according to the programme design and the characteristics of work and play. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • This Unit Standard will be assessed by an assessor and moderated by a moderator registered with the relevant accredited ETQA.
  • Assessors should be in possession of a relevant qualification that is at least one level higher than the level of this unit standard.
  • Training providers must be accredited by a relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are able to communicate effectively and responsibly, using visual and/or language skills, when explaining the concepts of work, leisure and recreation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners can demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when demonstrating knowledge and understanding of work, recreation and leisure. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  60289   National Certificate: Community Recreation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    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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