SAQA All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.
SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explore and use a variety of strategies to learn (revised) 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12471  Explore and use a variety of strategies to learn (revised) 
ORIGINATOR
SGB GET/FET Language and Communication 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 04 - Communication Studies and Language Language 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
ABET Level 4  Regular-Fundamental  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2002-10-09  2005-10-09  SAQA 0144/02 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2006-10-09   2009-10-09  

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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
7534  Explore and use a variety of strategies to learn  Level 1  NQF Level 01   

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
119631  Explore and use a variety of strategies to learn  Level 1  NQF Level 01   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The learner will be able to use language for learning and other learning strategies in all learning areas and contexts. The ability to use language for problem-solving, decision-making and creative, critical and evaluative thinking will be developed. The role of language in cognitive and conceptual development will be promoted in all learning and teaching environments. The learner moving into the FET band needs learning and study strategies and skills for successful progression. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing skills at ABET 3 or equivalent. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Information is obtained from a variety of sources: factual articles, reports, magazines, manuals, journals, cartoons, books, the media, reference material (eg catalogues, glossaries, dictionaries), internet, graphic material and workplace information sources etc. Information can also be accessed from other people, for example through interviews. Evidence of the use of resource centres, libraries or resource books should also be shown.

The information obtained is presented in accordance with the requirements of different formats of presentation, either orally or in writing (eg essay, poster, drawing, speech, electronic message, written paper, model).

Learning strategies include memorisation, the transfer of information from one text form to another, using reading and writing strategies for learning, asking for clarification etc. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Use language for learning. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Concepts are transferred from one language to another where applicable. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. A variety of terms related to learning tasks are distinguished and applied (eg analyse, discuss, describe, compare, contrast). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Language styles used in different learning areas are distinguished and applied. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Take responsibility for own learning and make choices about learning. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Commitment to learning process is actively demonstrated (in group work, self-study activities, compiling of portfolios etc). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Own learning materials are well organised. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. A learning task is chosen from a set of alternatives (essay topic; research project etc). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Learning tasks are completed within appropriate time frames. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Self-assessment tasks are completed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Self and time-management skills are used to plan and monitor own learning. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Learning and career options are selected on the basis of detailed guidance from the appropriate practitioner (learning programmes, skills programmes, learnerships, qualifications and career pathways etc). 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Identify different kinds of learning strategies and use what is appropriate to the task. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Appropriate learning strategies are identified (asking questions, reading and listening for detail, summaries, synthesising, skimming, scanning, mind maps, pictures, note-taking, drafting and redrafting, memorising, working in co-operation with others, working alone, etc). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Preferred learning strategies are selected and used according to the task. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Self-assessment strategies are used effectively. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Feedback from others is acknowledged, evaluated and used to improve and revise work. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Evidence of planning, drafting, editing and revising is shown. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Specific information is found using basic referencing skills (numbering, index, contents page etc). 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Identify, access and use information. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The need for information is identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Appropriate sources of information are identified and accessed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Relevant information is selected. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Information is categorised, classified and arranged according to the task. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Information is presented in a clear and accessible way in order to facilitate learning. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Use resources effectively to supplement learning. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Evidence is shown that additional information has been obtained from a variety of sources (eg library, resource centre, workplace, internet, other learners). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Relevant reference materials are used appropriately (eg dictionary, encyclopaedia, film, journals, atlases). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Evidence taken from other sources is acknowledged. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Additional information selected is relevant. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Accreditation Options:
Providers of learning towards this unit standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of Umalusi, the ETQA for General and Further Education.

Moderation Options:
The moderation requirements of this ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Learners can understand and explain that languages have certain features and conventions, which can be managed for learning purposes. Learners are aware that there are skills, strategies and resources which will facilitate learning. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems: use learning programme material, learning tasks and information accessing skills to solve problems.

Explore education and career opportunities.


Reflect on and explore a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Work effectively with others and in teams: using reading, writing and interactive speech in learning activities, discussions and research projects. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively: through organisation of learning materials and assignments. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information: through application of information skills in learning. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills: in formal and informal learning situations. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
Use science and technology effectively and critically: through using electronic media for learning and accessing information. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Understand the world as a set of related systems: through accessing information to make connections which facilitate learning, and exploring a global range of contexts and texts.

Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts: information access and learning strategies enhance understanding and discussion of such issues. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities: information access and learning strategies enable people to participate effectively in such processes. 

UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • It should be noted that these 5 credits do not necessarily represent 50 notional hours of learning time separate from the rest of a learner`s language course. As a standard aimed at facilitating learning, these outcomes should be integrated into the delivery of a specific learning programme. They should also be assessed in the context of the specific learning programme, or any workplace training. The assessment of successful application of learning strategies and techniques will be done through integrated assessment in relation to the designated outcomes of the learning programme. The development of assessment tasks aimed directly at assessing these outcomes is optional.
  • It is recognised that not all sources of information are available to all learners.
  • People should be culturally and contextually tolerant and sensitive in the process of information gathering.
  • The term `information` includes mathematical data.
  • This unit standard applies across all learning areas and is closely related to Critical Outcome 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 119631, "Explore and use a variety of strategies to learn", ABET Level 4, 5 credits.

    This unit standard replaces unit standard 7534, which was "Explore and use a variety of strategies to learn", 3 credits, NQF Level 1. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48495   General Education and Training Certificate: Water Services  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Fundamental  48642   General Education and Training Certificate Housing: Housing Consumer Education  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  24153   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-09-13  Was ETDP SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  49606   General Education and Training Certificate: Ancillary Health Care  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Fundamental  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Fundamental  23093   General Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Fundamental  49552   General Education and Training Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Fundamental  49753   General Education and Training Certificate: General Technical Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Fundamental  49668   General Education and Training Certificate: Horticulture  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  49583   General Education and Training Certificate: Poultry Processing  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  49580   General Education and Training Certificate: Poultry Production  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  35953   General Education and Training Certificate: Transport  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-02-06  Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  23193   GETC in Ancillary Health Care  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-02-13  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  49082   GETC: Wood Products Processing  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Fundamental  23253   National Certificate (GETC): Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Activities  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Fundamental  48970   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  22865   National Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-10-09  Was CHIETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  24296   National Certificate: Construction: Installation of Floor Coverings  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Fundamental  20287   National Certificate: Farming  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  48971   National Certificate: Mixed Farming Systems  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  48972   National Certificate: Plant Production  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  49014   National Certificate: Rockbreaking: Underground Hard Rock  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-08-16  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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.
     
    1. Africa Training Centre 
    2. Amaloba Horticultural Services 
    3. Amasiko Trading Enterprise 
    4. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    5. BARBERTON MINES (PTY) LTD 
    6. Bikologix Projects 
    7. Biofuels Business Incubators NPC 
    8. BOKONI PLATINUM MINES (PTY) LTD 
    9. Bumunhu Services Providers Cc 
    10. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    11. CEDARS CONSULTANTS CC (Boksburg)(TP) 
    12. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    13. CONCOR PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    14. Continental Tyres SA (Pty) Ltd (NEW BRIGHTON) (TP) 
    15. Cradle Stars Trading Enterprise 
    16. CRK Designs (Pty) Ltd 
    17. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
    18. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    19. Deloitte 
    20. DEW CRISP PTY LTD 
    21. DIGGERS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 
    22. Dihwai Food Cultural and Agricultural Services 
    23. Dionysus Skills Development Initiative 
    24. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    25. ELSENBURG AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 
    26. Elvis Koena Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    27. Escay Catering and other Services 
    28. Eskilz College (Pty) Ltd 
    29. FARISANANI MANAGEMENT SERVICES 
    30. Farm for Africa Training and Development 
    31. Food and Trees for Africa 
    32. Fort Cox Agricultural College 
    33. FOSKOR (PTY) LTD 
    34. Future Discovery Training Academy CC 
    35. Future-Teacher (Pty) Ltd 
    36. GA Community Care Consultants 
    37. Ghoenas Kraal Opleiding Sentrum 
    38. GNS ENTERPRISE (PTY) LTD 
    39. Goldfields FET College 
    40. Green Futures 
    41. Heedmorine Training 
    42. Hlombe and Associates 
    43. Hot To Go Training College and Services 
    44. Ikaheng HR Services Pty Ltd 
    45. Imara Umbono Incorporated (Pty) Ltd 
    46. Imbewu Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    47. Impact Plus Training Consultants 
    48. INKWENKWEZI PRIVATE COLLEGE - SKILLS DEVELOPMENT cc 
    49. INTERACTIVE TUTOR (PTY) LIMITED 
    50. Interstate Clearing 092 (Pty) Ltd 
    51. Isiphephelo Consultants 
    52. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP) 
    53. Josmap Training Institute 
    54. KayDee Project Management Cc 
    55. Kgopane Trading Enterprise 
    56. KGWEBISWANO SUPPLIES & SERVICES 
    57. Kimbali Holdings 
    58. KMK Training Services (PTY) Ltd 
    59. Knowledge For Ever 
    60. Learncorp 
    61. Lembede Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    62. Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services 
    63. LESEDI EDUCARE ASSOCIATION 
    64. Longata Consultant 
    65. Longmore Training and Developen 
    66. Lovedale Public TVET College 
    67. Madzivhandila Agricultural College 
    68. Maishamalema Development Training 
    69. Makwedeng Training 
    70. Mamuhle Academy 
    71. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    72. Marang Women in Agric and Development 
    73. MARS Business Consulting 
    74. Mathapuso Construction and Projects 
    75. MATHOME TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT (PTY) LTD 
    76. Matlharini Multi Centre Skills 
    77. Matotomana Training & General Trading 
    78. Mbimbini Training and Community Development 
    79. Mcebo Technologies 
    80. Medu Skills Consultants 
    81. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    82. Mimosa Business Consultants 
    83. Mind Magic Consulting 
    84. MML Consulting CC. 
    85. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
    86. Mogaladi Business Enterprise 
    87. Montshepetsa Bosui Farming & Training Cnt 
    88. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    89. Mpontshe Training 
    90. Mthashana FET College - Vryheid Campus 
    91. MUHANGWENE DEVELOPMENT ENTERPRISE 
    92. Mvelo Consultant 
    93. MVIMBI BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    94. Mwanga Training & Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    95. Nalengmokoni Investors (Pty) Ltd 
    96. National Institute For The Deaf - NID 
    97. Ndoma Mathodi Trading Enterprise 
    98. Networx for Career Development 
    99. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
    100. New Heights 1082 
    101. Ngaphakathi Investments 
    102. Ngwato Wa Mphela Agriculture Training Services 
    103. Nikwe Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    104. Nkalebetja Agricultural Projects and Management services 
    105. Nkangala Public FET College - Central Office 
    106. NOBO Training and Development Services (Pty) LTD 
    107. Nophelo Training Centre 
    108. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    109. Novi General Services 
    110. Nteko Investments 
    111. Optimi Workplace 
    112. Owen Sithole College of Agriculture 
    113. P N K Management Services 
    114. PALABORA COPPER (PTY) LTD 
    115. Phepha Consulting Services 
    116. Phill Skills and Development Institute 
    117. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    118. Port Elizabeth Draughting Academy & Trading cc T/A PE Draughting Acade 
    119. Primeserv Corporate Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    120. Princetop Corporative Training (Pty) Ltd 
    121. Prispiri (Pty) Ltd 
    122. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    123. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    124. Progressive Environmental Projects 
    125. Progressive School of Business and Engineering (Pty) 
    126. PTDEV (Pty) Ltd 
    127. PWI CORPORATE TRAINING PTY LTD 
    128. Retsogile Education and Training 
    129. Sabela Learning Academy 
    130. SBJ Shadikamang Agriculture 
    131. Scientific Roots (Pty) Ltd 
    132. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    133. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    134. Setlakala Business Development 
    135. Seza Bantu Rural Agricultural Projects 
    136. SIBANYE GOLD ACADEMY PROPRIETARY LIMITED 
    137. Silungokuhle (Pty) Ltd 
    138. Silver Falls Scientific 
    139. Siyafundisa I Africa 
    140. Siyasanga Training Centre 
    141. Skills For Life 
    142. South African ABET Development Agency SAADA 
    143. South African Corporate Training Association 
    144. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    145. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    146. Swift Skills Academy (SASOLBURG) (TP) 
    147. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
    148. Tasc Business Consulting and Training 
    149. TECHNICAL INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    150. The Crimson CO CC. 
    151. THE GMC GROUP PTY LTD 
    152. The Skills Development Hub (Pty) Ltd 
    153. Thuto Boshwa Skills Development Services 
    154. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    155. Thutong Learning College 
    156. Thutopele Skills Institute 
    157. Tinotsile Training and Development 
    158. Tirhani SkillsTraining Pty Ltd 
    159. Tlatlana Events Solution and Communication 
    160. TM Mashwara and Projects 
    161. Tompi Seleka Agricultural College 
    162. Tovani Traiding 299 
    163. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    164. Transafric Consulting Pty Ltd 
    165. Tripple R Training Provider 
    166. Tshenkeng's Consulting 
    167. Umbuso Training Services 
    168. Umfolozi FET College 
    169. Unang Business Enterprise 
    170. Valotech 274 (Pty) Ltd 
    171. Vari Holdings (Pty)Ltd 
    172. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    173. VENETIA MINE 
    174. Vicmat Consultants 
    175. Voyano Project Management 
    176. Vukani Community Training 
    177. Waterberg FET College - Central Office 
    178. Westco Agri Training 
    179. Working Decisions Cc 
    180. YAB Business Solutions (Pty)Ltd 
    181. Zelpy 1382 (edms) Bpk 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.