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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Network in order to source information, advice or support to conclude contracts for a small/micro craft enterprise 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117517  Network in order to source information, advice or support to conclude contracts for a small/micro craft enterprise 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Art, Craft & Design 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Visual Arts 
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 is intended for people working in a craft environment, for example, craft educational centres, community-based craft projects, or a craft enterprise. People credited with this unit standard will be able to network in order to source information, advice or support to conclude contracts for a craft enterprise. The unit standard focuses on the process of networking as a means of finding information. This unit standard encourages learners to find sources of information, advice and support in their local community, nationally and internationally, that can help them to research or address a craft related issue or risk.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Research local and national sources of information and support concerning procurement of resources or contracts.
  • Research and identify foreign markets.
  • Contact relevant sources and obtain information, advice or support.
  • Keep records of contacts and information. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication, NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy, NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following statements provide a general guide to the scope and complexity of the competence expected of the learner:
  • Contact details could include: name, organisation, physical address, postal address, e-mail address and/or website address, telephone, fax and/or cellular phone numbers, services provided.
  • Visit or contact by telephone, fax, letter or e-mail.
  • Comparison of foreign markets may include communication barriers, infrastructure, exchange rates, and legal requirements.
  • Procedures and regulations of exporting refer to legal, financial, operational and environmental. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify local and national sources of information and support concerning a craft enterprise issue. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Needs for information, advice or support concerning a particular craft requirement, issue or risk are accurately identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A variety of information sources to find local, national and international individuals or organisations able to provide support are used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A preliminary list of people and organisations to contact, giving at least the name, and/or organisation and one contact detail are compiled in a user friendly format. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Research and identify foreign markets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Foreign markets are researched for comparative reasons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Foreign market is identified for a specific craft enterprise. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Procedures and regulations of exporting to appropriate identified markets are clearly and systematically examined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Avenues are explored to link new market with existing export functions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Contact relevant sources and obtain information, advice or support. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential sources are contacted, effectively. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Particular information, advice or support, is requested effectively. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    New contacts are followed up, resulting from the initial round of networking. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Contacts are assessed for value to business and appropriately documented. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Keep records of contacts and information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Networking list with contact details and information about relevant contacts is compiled and regularly updated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information and correspondence resulting from networking is filed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information is selected which is relevant to the intended purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Assistance is acknowledged where appropriate. 


    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 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: Identify local and national sources of information and support concerning a craft enterprise issue. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage information: Keep records of contacts and information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information: Keep records of contacts and information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively: Contact relevant sources and obtain information, advice or support. 

    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  49119   National Certificate: Craft Operational Management  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.
     
    NONE 



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