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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Provide research assistance in the heritage context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114515  Provide research assistance in the heritage context 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Heritage Management Studies 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Cultural Studies 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 learner achieving this unit standard will be able to provide assistance in collecting, analysing and presenting research data and findings on heritage specimens, sites or resources either within the context of an institution involved in heritage collection and preservation or within the context of specified field work such as a cultural mapping. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is recommended that prior to the undertaking of this unit, that the learner successfully completes the unit standards as mentioned below in order that they are able undertake the research in an informed manner. The recommended unit standards include:
  • Analyse and synthesise a variety of texts related to issues in heritage production and consumption.
  • Analyse guidelines and legislation pertaining to heritage management to participate in sustainable heritage practices. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Research is undertaken within the preferred institution or commissioning bodies guidelines which should include the institution or commissioning bodies:
  • Goals, objectives, plans, systems and processes
  • Ethical standards
  • Access and equity principles and practices
  • Cultural diversity principles
  • Communication channels
  • Compliance with legislation, codes and workplace standards

    Within the broad range of institutions/heritage practices appropriate to this type of research collection, the research may entail investigation into:
  • A heritage institution`s collection
  • Objects for acquisition or disposal
  • Issues relating to public programmes
  • Fields of study associated with heritage institutions
  • Scientific or technical processes such as conservation
  • Cultural mapping 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Confirm aims and desired outcomes of research, in order to provide focus for subsequent research. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Confirm aims and desired outcomes of research, in order to provide focus for subsequent research activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Details of research purpose, aims and desired outcomes are clarified and confirmed with relevant research personnel/mentors/instructors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Details of the scope of research assistance, method, procedures, timeframes and available resources are clarified and confirmed, accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Details of roles and responsibilities in reaching expected outcomes of the research assistance are identified and confirmed, accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Membership in the research team is reflected on and responsibilities accepted. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Collect and analyse information for heritage research. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information is sought from appropriate sources in accordance with agreed procedures for research assistance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information obtained is appropriate, comprehensive and meets its intended purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Methods of collection are in accordance with overall research methodology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Records of the investigation are kept and maintained in accordance with agreed procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare findings of heritage research for presentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Summaries of the required research information are appropriately prepared. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Supporting information, explanations and arguments are appropriately prepared. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Documentation is prepared according to agreed format and institution`s procedures and practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reports and other records are filed according to institution`s procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Present findings of heritage research. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Research findings are presented to relevant people in appropriate language, style and format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Summaries of the required research information are provided. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Supporting information, explanations and arguments are provided as appropriate to the type of research undertaken. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Issues arising from the research which require further action or research are identified and notified to appropriate personnel. 


    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:
  • Research protocols and procedures
  • Subject matter relating to topic under research
  • The institution`s preferred format and style for documenting research findings
  • Reading, understanding and interpreting written documents associated with the tasks
  • Writing notes, business letters, research reports
  • Using computers for word processing and data entry and retrieval 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when collecting and analysing information for heritage research. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when collecting data. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves when analysing heritage information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Evaluate information when providing heritage research assistance in general. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when collecting data. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when analysing research information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when providing heritage research assistance in general. 

    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  48812   Further Education and Training Certificate: Heritage Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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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