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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Further Education and Training Certificate: Heritage Practice|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|48812||Further Education and Training Certificate: Heritage Practice|
|SGB Heritage Management Studies|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|CATHSSETA - Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sports Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Further Ed and Training Cert||Field 02 - Culture and Arts||Cultural Studies|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||150||Level 4||NQF Level 04||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
|The primary purpose of the qualification is to provide learners with:
The working environment includes both working within formalised heritage institutions/organisations (museums, art galleries, archives, national parks, heritage development agencies, governance), or within informal heritage projects/initiatives based at community levels (cultural tourism projects, community centres, NGO's, CBO's).
The underlying rationale to this qualification is to ensure that heritage resources within South Africa are properly conserved and promoted through a comprehensive understanding of the principles of heritage practice, both within the framework of formal institutions involved in heritage management, as well as across the informal framework of heritage development based at community level.
This qualification therefore reflects the needs of the heritage management sector, both now and in the future, for a skills pool able to make a meaningful contribution to the transformation and development of South Africa's heritage management sector.
The qualification on this level focuses on the areas of Heritage Practice as the foundational competency for the heritage management sector and is intended for learners who already work within the heritage management sector, as well as those learners wishing to enter the field within both the formal and informal heritage work based contexts.
Through this qualification, learners already engaged in the sector will be able to develop further competencies to assist the strengthening of their foundational heritage practice knowledge and skills within the workplace, or, through assessment, be able to be accredited for their knowledge and skills already acquired through their experience within the work place.
Learners wishing to enter the sector will achieve competencies geared towards a holistic understanding of the facets of the heritage management sector through the principles of heritage practice. This will provide them with the knowledge and skills to enable a meaningful engagement in the heritage management sector within either a formal or informal work place framework.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that learners embarking on learning towards this qualification are already competent in the areas of communication and mathematical literacy at the NQF level 3.
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Where not encompassed by the framework of a traditional museum, historically Heritage Management has been an associated 'accidental' profession. A large number of practitioners have experience, but minimal formal underpinning knowledge. It is therefore essential to recognise prior learning and the application in the work place, be it formal or informal.
The nature of heritage practice means that competence is developed experientially; therefore the assessment processes will recognise experience versus theoretical knowledge. Portfolios of evidence will be important contributions to the assessment process.
As a result, this qualification can be achieved wholly or in part through recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and workplace experience, in terms of the assessment criteria laid out.
Any learner wishing to be directly assessed may arrange to do so, without participating in further training or education.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The Qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component.
To be awarded the Qualification, learners are required to obtain a minimum of 150 credits as detailed below.
The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:
It is compulsory therefore for learners to do Communication in two different South African languages, one at NQF Level 4 and the other at NQF Level 3.
All Unit Standards in the Fundamental Component are compulsory.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|Fundamental and Core
1. Communicate in a variety of ways in two languages
2. Use mathematics in practical applications
3. Manage heritage related services/functions within the work field (Range: formal or community-based)
4. Market a heritage service/product/function (Range: institutional or community-based)
5. Develop and provide heritage related programmes/services
6. Administer and raise funds for a heritage practice
Elective (16 credits / 1 outcome is required to qualify)
7. Develop heritage products for tourism
8. Monitor conditions of heritage resources
9. Control factors causing heritage deterioration
10.Manage heritage information
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Fundamental and Core
1.> Oral and written communication is sustained in a variety of contexts
2.> Financial aspects of personal, business, and national issues are investigated using accepted financial principles
3.> Heritage objects/sites/resources are assessed to identify and minimise/eliminate causes of deterioration and initiate informed action to prevent further damage or loss
4.> Exhibitions are planned, installed and dismantled in a manner that conserves the objects and promotes awareness
5.> Aspects of heritage are researched and developments considered for the inclusion into programmes
5.> Heritage Information is gathered, captured and processed in a way that optimised future retrieval
Elective (16 credits / 1 outcome is required to qualify)
7.> Products/services for heritage tourism are appropriately selected
8.> Factors accelerating the deterioration of heritage objects or specimens are identified, measured and controlled
9.> Objects are protected from harmful environmental conditions
9.> Heritage objects accessions are effectively recorded
Development of the competencies may be through a combination of informal and formal learning, self-learning, training programmes and work-based application (learnerships). Providers should conduct diagnostic and formative assessment. Formative, continuous and diagnostic assessments should also take place in the work place. The learner should be able to assess him or herself and determine readiness for a summative assessment against this qualification.
|Heritage Practice is a discipline with globally recognised best practices and qualifications. This qualification and set of unit standards utilises international and local recognised best practice and standards to afford international comparability.
Australia has a Certificate in Indigenous Heritage Site Management:
Units of competency included in the Australian qualification that closely resembles the present qualification:
Australia also offers a qualification in the Introduction to Heritage Tourism in the Community, which the present qualification offers as an elective outcome
New Zealand has various Unit Standards relating to Heritage Management, for example
Overall the present qualification correlates closely with international qualifications, since the International Council of Museums (ICOMOS) usually endorses Heritage Practice and Heritage Management qualifications.
|This qualification will allow a person to articulate vertically to the National Certificate in Heritage Management at NQF level 5. This qualification will also provide articulation with a range of qualifications in the tourism and hospitality areas; art, craft and design areas; arts administration areas; marketing areas; community development areas; and through fundamentals of other NQF level 4 qualifications.|
|The summative assessment will be directed through an ETQA. Professional Institutes or individuals, locally and internationally, involved in Heritage Management and Development can also act as independent referees. Local institutes are able to span the South African Museums Association (SAMA), South African Heritage Development Agency, South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA), the Tourism, Hospitality and Education Training Authority (THETA).|
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by the relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this qualification. Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this qualification must be registered as an assessor with the ETQA. Assessors registered with the relevant ETQA must carry out the assessment of learners for the qualification and any of the Unit Standards that make up this qualification.
To register as an assessor, the following are required:
Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments:
In particular, assessors should assess that the learner demonstrates an ability to consider a range of options by:
All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well-documented principles:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||114509||Analyse and synthesise a variety of texts related to issues in heritage production and consumption||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Core||114513||Contribute to the preservation of heritage objects/sites/resources||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Core||8532||Design a guided experience for customers||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Core||10385||Develop a business plan for a small business||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Core||114520||Develop heritage education learning programmes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Core||114522||Facilitate community awareness and participation in preserving heritage resources||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Core||10021||Instil in myself a personal marketing culture||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||10388||Interpret basic financial statements||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||114512||Participate in sustainable heritage practices||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Core||114519||Participate in the research and generation of ideas for exhibition concepts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Core||114524||Perform general heritage administrative tasks||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Core||114517||Provide assistance with installing and dismantling exhibitions||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Core||114515||Provide research assistance in the heritage context||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Core||114521||Raise funds for a heritage practice||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Fundamental||8968||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8969||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8973||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8970||Write texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9015||Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||8974||Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||8975||Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||9016||Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Fundamental||8979||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||7468||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||8976||Write for a wide range of contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||114530||Control factors causing deterioration in heritage||Level 4||NQF Level 04||16|
|Elective||114526||Develop products for heritage tourism purposes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||16|
|Elective||114531||Manage tangible collections records by collecting, documenting and retrieving information||Level 4||NQF Level 04||16|
|Elective||114528||Monitor and report on conditions of heritage resources to enhance preservation and conservation||Level 4||NQF Level 04||16|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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