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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plan and conduct a research project 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8663  Plan and conduct a research project 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hospitality,Tourism,Travel, Leisure and Gaming 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Gaming and Leisure 
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 
A person assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to:

Plan, conduct and report on a research project, using a variety of techniques, and evaluate factors which may affect the possibilities for research within the workplace.

This competence will equip individuals with the competence to pose and answer questions in the workplace through a structured research process. It lays the foundation for research skills at higher levels, and contributes to the development of more reflective workers and workplaces. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
No prior learning is pre-supposed. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Guides to the scope and complexity of the specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge are provided in bullet points beneath each. These are prefaced by "for example" since they are neither comprehensive nor necessarily appropriate to all contexts. Alternatives must however be comparable in scope and complexity. These are intended only as a general guide to scope and complexity of what is required. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Plan a research project. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
A focus on investigating the implications of a customer-supplier analysis for the quality policies and systems of the workplace. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The assessment of a person against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools which are appropriate to the contexts in which the skills will be applied. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self assessment and peer assessment; formative and summative assessment; and portfolios and observations.

The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes, and essential embedded knowledges are assessed.
1. The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.
2. Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral and written evidence. It cannot be assessed only through seeing the knowledge being applied.
3. The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If the person being assessed is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if they are able to perform the specific outcomes but are unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should also not be assessed as competent.
4. Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Collate data using a limited variety of research techniques. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
  • At least two alternative approaches to research.
  • A limited variety of research techniques, including document review and literature search. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The assessment of a person against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools which are appropriate to the contexts in which the skills will be applied. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self assessment and peer assessment; formative and summative assessment; and portfolios and observations.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes, and essential embedded knowledges are assessed.
    1. The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.
    2. Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral and written evidence. It cannot be assessed only through seeing the knowledge being applied.
    3. The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If the person being assessed is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if they are able to perform the specific outcomes but are unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should also not be assessed as competent.
    4. Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse data using more than a limited variety of data analysis techniques. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    A limited variety of data analysis techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The assessment of a person against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools which are appropriate to the contexts in which the skills will be applied. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self assessment and peer assessment; formative and summative assessment; and portfolios and observations.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes, and essential embedded knowledges are assessed.

    1. The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.
    2. Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral and written evidence. It cannot be assessed only through seeing the knowledge being applied.
    3. The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If the person being assessed is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if they are able to perform the specific outcomes but are unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should also not be assessed as competent.
    4. Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Prepare and present a brief written report on the project. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    A brief written report (roughly ten pages). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The assessment of a person against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools which are appropriate to the contexts in which the skills will be applied. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self assessment and peer assessment; formative and summative assessment; and portfolios and observations.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes, and essential embedded knowledges are assessed.
    1. The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.
    2. Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral and written evidence. It cannot be assessed only through seeing the knowledge being applied.
    3. The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If the person being assessed is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if they are able to perform the specific outcomes but are unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should also not be assessed as competent.
    4. Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Evaluate factors that affect the possibilities for research within the workplace. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Evaluation should include reflection on the factors affecting the possibilities for research in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The assessment of a person against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools which are appropriate to the contexts in which the skills will be applied. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self assessment and peer assessment; formative and summative assessment; and portfolios and observations.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes, and essential embedded knowledges are assessed.
    1. The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.
    2. Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral and written evidence. It cannot be assessed only through seeing the knowledge being applied.
    3. The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If the person being assessed is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if they are able to perform the specific outcomes but are unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should also not be assessed as competent.
    4. Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
    3. Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA`s policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQA`s (including professional bodies); and in terms of the moderation guideline detailed under point 4 immediately below.
    4. Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification.

    Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution which is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The person acquiring this unit standard should be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of:
    1. At least two established approaches to research.
    2. A limited variety of technique for conducting research.
    3. A limited variety of techniques for data analysis.
    4. An appropriate structure for a research report in a workplace context. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems - relates to the following specific outcomes:
  • Plan a research project.
  • Collate data using a limited variety of research techniques.
  • Analyse data using more than a limited variety of data analysis techniques.
  • Prepare and present a brief written report on the project. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community - relates to the following specific outcomes:
  • Plan a research project.
  • Collate data using a limited variety of research techniques.
  • Analyse data using more than a limited variety of data analysis techniques.
  • Prepare and present a brief written report on the project. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information - relates to the following specific outcomes:
  • Plan a research project.
  • Collate data using a limited variety of research techniques.
  • Analyse data using more than a limited variety of data analysis techniques.
  • Prepare and present a brief written report on the project. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication - relates to the following specific outcomes:
  • Plan a research project.
  • Collate data using a limited variety of research techniques.
  • Analyse data using more than a limited variety of data analysis techniques.
  • Prepare and present a brief written report on the project. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of science and technology - relates to the following specific outcomes:
  • Plan a research project.
  • Collate data using a limited variety of research techniques.
  • Analyse data using more than a limited variety of data analysis techniques.
  • Prepare and present a brief written report on the project. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Assessment case studies and other supplementary to be developed through the learnership pilots. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  97228   National Certificate: Paralegal Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  63249   National Diploma: Agricultural Extension  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  35925   Certificate: Fisheries Observation: Deep Sea  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  67695   National Certificate: Coaching Science  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  24195   National Certificate: Community Conservation: Practice and Co-ordination  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-04-09  CATHSSETA 
    Fundamental  20153   National Certificate: Conservation: Fisheries Resource Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Fundamental  20416   National Certificate: Conservation: Natural Resource Management: Terrestrial  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-03-12  Was CATHSSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  48395   National Certificate: Sugar Technology  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  18943   National Certificate: Tourism: Cabin Crew  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-01-10  CATHSSETA 
    Fundamental  67692   National Diploma: Coaching Science  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  20613   National Diploma: Event Co-ordination  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  CATHSSETA 
    Fundamental  20414   National Diploma: Service Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  59409   National Certificate: Agricultural Extension  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  59949   National Certificate: Natural Resource Management: Terrestrial  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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