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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Write for a variety of different purposes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12470  Write for a variety of different purposes 
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
7528  Identify, access, analyse, use and present information  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
119636  Write/Sign for a variety of different purposes  Level 1  NQF Level 01   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will enable learners to produce a range of different text types for different purposes, audiences and contexts. Learners will be able to write reasonably clearly in order to communicate meaning, and show some control of grammar and style. Learners will be familiar with a range of structuring devices and conventions that help convey meaning, and will develop competence in the writing process through reflecting on and correcting their own written work. They will use language appropriate to the socio-cultural, learning, or workplace/technical environments as required. 

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 
Texts are produced using appropriate language patterns and structures which take account of context, purpose and audience.

Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standards where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria.

Notes on range:

Contexts include:
  • civil society
  • literary contexts
  • media contexts
  • gender and race contexts
  • historical, social and political contexts
  • institutional contexts
  • workplace/industry contexts
  • personal relations and interpersonal relations.

    Content includes:
  • Knowledge (eg related to social conditions, human experiences, human rights, workplace issues, learning experiences)
  • Aesthetics (eg some use of creative techniques, innovative use of language in consumer society (eg slogans, logos, marketing techniques))
  • Relationships (eg workplace interactions, group interactions, personal interactions, social sensibility, power relations)
  • Emotions (eg sympathy, empathy, identification, rejection)

    Text types to be produced include narrative, factual, persuasive, practical, visual and creative texts. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Produce texts appropriate to purpose, audience and context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Appropriate text type, format and conventions are used for specific purposes, audiences and contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sufficient, accurate and relevant content is selected and presented to achieve the requirements of the task set. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Register, tone, style and language use is appropriate to the purpose, audience and context of the text and task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Own experience, knowledge and opinions are expressed and supported where required. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Use grammatical structures to organise texts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Common grammatical structures are used correctly (eg subject/verb agreement; pronouns, tenses, parts of speech, commonly used verb forms). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Clear, simple sentences are used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A variety of sentence lengths and types are used appropriately (eg negatives, question forms, statements, imperatives). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Punctuation and spelling conventions are used appropriately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Grammatical link devices (eg conjunctions) are used correctly to write sustained pieces. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Sentence structure and word order are used accurately. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use writing conventions to organise texts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Texts are structured and organised so that content or information is clearly and logically sequenced and arranged. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Paragraphing conventions are used appropriately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Links between sentences and paragraphs are correctly used and help the flow of ideas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Arguments or positions are supported and illustrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Structuring devices, typographical, graphic or visual features are used appropriately (eg table of contents, headings, numbering etc). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Stylistic devices are used for specific effects (eg simple imagery, use of dialogue, use of manipulative or biased language etc). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Plan, draft and edit own writing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Evidence of planning and drafting is shown. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Feedback is incorporated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Text is revised, proof-read and corrected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Final version is produced and appropriately presented. 


    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 manipulated. Language has aesthetic, affective, cultural, social and political dimensions. Learners can apply this knowledge and adapt language to suit different contexts, audiences and purposes. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: writing skills are used to present solutions to problems.

    Explore education and career opportunities: writing enables people to access information on such opportunities, and provides the foundation for successful engagement in such opportunities.

    Develop entrepreneurial opportunities: writing enables people to access information on such opportunities, and to produce texts which may be required for the realisation of such opportunities (eg business plan, funding or bank applications).

    Reflect on and explore a variety of strategies to learn more effectively: writing skills enable strategies for learning such as note taking, summarising, mind mapping. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams: using writing skills in groupwork and project activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively: through using language. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information: fundamental to the process of growing language capability across language applications and fields of study. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically: language makes it possible for people to access and use scientific and technological information and applications. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems: through using language to explore and express links, and exploring a global range of contexts and texts.

    Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts: writing enables people to express creativity and their cultural identity. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities: writing enables people to formally express opinions in public fora. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes. Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • At this level some errors are acceptable, as long as these do not obscure the meaning conveyed by the learner. Assessors must use professional judgement in evaluating competence.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the range as expressed under the title. Specific range statements under individual outcomes or assessment criteria are illustrations, from which learning programme developers can select. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance can be reproduced.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles: assessment should be appropriate, fair, manageable, integrated into work or learning, valid, and consistent. Evidence should be authentic, sufficient, and current.
  • Evidence can be gathered through a range of assessment methods: external written assessments; internal, ongoing assessment of tasks; portfolio of continuous assessment tasks; assignments and projects; etc. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 119636, "Write/Sign for a variety of different purposes", ABET Level 4, 6 credits.

    This unit standard replaces unit standard 7528, which was "Identify, access, analyse, use and present information", 4 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
    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  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Fundamental  49411   General Education and Training Certificate: Construction  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  CETA 
    Fundamental  23093   General Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Fundamental  49552   General Education and Training Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Fundamental  49753   General Education and Training Certificate: General Technical Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Fundamental  49668   General Education and Training Certificate: Horticulture  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  49583   General Education and Training Certificate: Poultry Processing  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  49580   General Education and Training Certificate: Poultry Production  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "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  48495   General Education and Training Certificate: Water Services  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    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  23853   GETC: Domestic Services  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Fundamental  49082   GETC: Wood Products Processing  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Fundamental  23253   National Certificate (GETC): Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Activities  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Fundamental  48970   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "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  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  CETA 
    Fundamental  48971   National Certificate: Mixed Farming Systems  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  48972   National Certificate: Plant Production  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  21798   Certificate: Telecommunications for Customer Premises Equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-10-03  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  49058   National Certificate: Construction Materials Testing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  CETA 
    Fundamental  24133   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  CETA 
    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. A4 Consultancy CC 
    2. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    3. Africa Training Centre 
    4. Amabamba Recruitment 
    5. Amaloba Horticultural Services 
    6. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    7. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    8. Big Tree Group 
    9. Biofuels Business Incubators NPC 
    10. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    11. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    12. Bright Storm Projects 
    13. Buena Vista Learning Academy 
    14. Bumunhu Services Providers Cc 
    15. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    16. CONCOR PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    17. Construction Resource Development College 
    18. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
    19. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    20. Deloitte 
    21. DEW CRISP PTY LTD 
    22. Dihwai Food Cultural and Agricultural Services 
    23. Dionysus Skills Development Initiative 
    24. Double ST Training and Skills Development 
    25. Eastcape Training Centre 
    26. Elvis Koena Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    27. Escay Catering and other Services 
    28. Farm for Africa Training and Development 
    29. FINSCH DIAMOND MINE(PTY) LTD 
    30. Food and Trees for Africa 
    31. Fort Cox Agricultural College 
    32. FOSKOR (PTY) LTD 
    33. Future-Teacher (Pty) Ltd 
    34. GA Community Care Consultants 
    35. Ghoenas Kraal Opleiding Sentrum 
    36. GNS ENTERPRISE (PTY) LTD 
    37. Goldfields FET College 
    38. Green Futures 
    39. Heedmorine Training 
    40. Imara Umbono Incorporated (Pty) Ltd 
    41. Impact Plus Training Consultants 
    42. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    43. INKWENKWEZI PRIVATE COLLEGE - SKILLS DEVELOPMENT cc 
    44. Interstate Clearing 092 (Pty) Ltd 
    45. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    46. Josmap Training Institute 
    47. Kgopane Trading Enterprise 
    48. KGWEBISWANO SUPPLIES & SERVICES 
    49. Kimbali Holdings 
    50. KMK Training Services (PTY) Ltd 
    51. Knowledge For Ever 
    52. Kwevhos Business Enterprise 
    53. Learncorp 
    54. Leps Training Consultants 
    55. Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services 
    56. LESEDI EDUCARE ASSOCIATION 
    57. Longata Consultant 
    58. Longmore Training and Developen 
    59. Lovedale TVET College 
    60. Madzahisi College 
    61. Maishamalema Development Training 
    62. Makwedeng Training 
    63. Mamuhle Academy 
    64. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    65. MARS Business Consulting 
    66. Mathapuso Construction and Projects 
    67. MATHOME TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT (PTY) LTD 
    68. Matlharini Multi Centre Skills 
    69. Matotomana Training & General Trading 
    70. Mavco Engineering 
    71. Mbimbini Training and Community Development 
    72. Mcebo Technologies 
    73. Mdaka Omnyama Trading and Projects 
    74. Medu Skills Consultants 
    75. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    76. Microzone Training CC 
    77. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
    78. Mogaladi Business Enterprise 
    79. Montshepetsa Bosui Farming & Training Cnt 
    80. Moraba Training and Civil Construction (Pty) Ltd 
    81. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    82. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    83. Motheo Academy PTY LTD 
    84. Mpontshe Training 
    85. Mthashana FET College - Vryheid Campus 
    86. Mvelo Consultant 
    87. MVIMBI BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    88. National Institute For The Deaf - NID 
    89. Ndoma Mathodi Trading Enterprise 
    90. Ndwamato Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    91. Neopeo Trading & Projects 
    92. Networx for Career Development 
    93. New Heights 1082 
    94. Ngaphakathi Investments 
    95. Ngwato Wa Mphela Agriculture Training Services 
    96. Nkalebetja Agricultural Projects and Management services 
    97. Nkangala Public FET College - Central Office 
    98. Nkinane Trading Enterprise 
    99. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    100. NOBO Training and Development Services (Pty) LTD 
    101. Nophelo Training Centre 
    102. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    103. Novi General Services 
    104. Optimi Workplace 
    105. Owen Sithole College of Agriculture 
    106. P N K Management Services 
    107. PALABORA COPPER (PTY) LTD 
    108. Phepha Consulting Services 
    109. Phill Skills and Development Institute 
    110. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    111. PPLE Group Pty Ltd 
    112. Progressive Environmental Projects 
    113. Progressive School of Business and Engineering (Pty) 
    114. PTDEV (Pty) Ltd 
    115. Raubex Construction Pty (Ltd) 
    116. Reflections Development Institute 
    117. Retsogile Education and Training 
    118. RLSTP Training & Development (PTY) LTD. 
    119. SBJ Shadikamang Agriculture 
    120. Scientific Roots (Pty) Ltd 
    121. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    122. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    123. SENZEKO EXECUTIVE RISK CC 
    124. Setlakala Business Development 
    125. Seza Bantu Rural Agricultural Projects 
    126. SIBANYE GOLD ACADEMY PROPRIETARY LIMITED 
    127. Silungokuhle (Pty) Ltd 
    128. Silver Falls Scientific 
    129. Simmek Holdings 
    130. Sioma Training and Enterprise Developement 
    131. Siyafundisa I Africa 
    132. Siyasanga Training Centre 
    133. Skills For Life 
    134. Sonani Training and Communications 
    135. South African Corporate Training Association 
    136. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    137. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    138. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    139. Tasc Business Consulting and Training 
    140. TECHNICAL INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    141. THE GMC GROUP PTY LTD 
    142. The Skills Development Hub (Pty) Ltd 
    143. Thuto Boshwa Skills Development Services 
    144. Thutong Learning College 
    145. Timothy Fasheun Group Enviromentors (Pty) Ltd 
    146. Tinotsile Training and Development 
    147. Tirhani SkillsTraining Pty Ltd 
    148. Tlatlana Events Solution and Communication 
    149. TM Mashwara and Projects 
    150. Tompi Seleka Agricultural College 
    151. Tovani Traiding 299 
    152. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    153. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    154. Transafric Consulting Pty Ltd 
    155. Tripple R Training Provider 
    156. Tshenkeng's Consulting 
    157. TSK Projects 
    158. Uluntu Skills Development Centre 
    159. Umbuso Training Services 
    160. Umfolozi FET College 
    161. University of Venda 
    162. Vari Holdings (Pty)Ltd 
    163. Voyano Project Management 
    164. Washa 2 Training & Projects 
    165. Waterberg FET College - Central Office 
    166. WEST COAST COLLEGE FET 
    167. Westco Agri Training 
    168. Wildlife and Enviroment Society of South Africa 
    169. Working Decisions Cc 



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