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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop and apply academic literacy skills 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14582  Develop and apply academic literacy skills 
ORIGINATOR
SGB ABET Educators 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 05 - Education, Training and Development Adult Learning 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  25 
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 enables candidates to learn more effectively, by providing them with skills to deal successfully with the demands of academic contexts and assignments. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Communications in the language of learning/instruction at NQF level 4 or equivalent. An equivalent could be achieved through entry level testing or RPL 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
This unit standard is not restricted in its application to traditional institutions of higher education. It can be achieved in any learning context where the associated qualification is being offered (e.g. learnerships). Academic literacy refers to tools or skills for learning in any context. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Use language appropriately for academic purposes 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1 Terminology of the relevant field is used appropriately 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2 Terminology and acronyms are used in a functional way 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3 The meaning of acronyms or terminology used, can be explained 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4 Language of academic discourse is used appropriately, e.g. compare, contrast, discourse, critique, correlation, variable, indicator, probability. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5 The nature of academic discourse is explained, e.g. formal, lexically correct. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Access and process information 
OUTCOME RANGE 
This SO to be demonstrated in the context of what information is reasonably accessible to the candidate 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1 Relevant sources of information can be identified (including human sources). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2 Relevant information is accessed using a system , e.g. search engine, filing system. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3 Strengths and limitations of different sources are explained, e.g. reliability, validity, credibility, time or geographic scale 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4 Information gathered is organised systematically, e.g. categories, chronologically 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5 Note-taking is concise, accurate and relevant 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Critically evaluate texts for academic purposes 
OUTCOME NOTES 
This SO involves responding critically to written, oral or audio-visual texts. The texts being critiqued may include those which are academic (e.g. a journal article) or popular (e.g. advertisement), but the critique must meet the assessment criteria. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1 Pre-reading selection strategies are used to identify most relevant texts/parts, e.g. skimming, scanning, use of contents page 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2 Text mapping is used to enhance comprehension, e.g. underlining, highlighting 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3 Main points in/ relevance of a text can be summarised, annotated 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4 Basic critique of a text is rational and coherent, e.g. qualities of author, intended audience, purpose, bias, social and historical context, fact versus opinion, tone 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5 Own response and relevance of the text to own context can be formulated and supported with reasons 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6 Information from a number of texts can be synthesised and organised. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Interpret and use data in graphic or statistical forms 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1 Graphic representations of information can be interpreted and explained, e.g. charts, graphs, tables 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2 Relevant symbols and units of measurement are used accurately, e.g. @, +ve, -ve,>,<. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3 Simple sets of statistics can be represented graphically, e.g. bar graph, pie chart 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4 Ideas and information can be represented graphically, e.g. mind maps 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5 Basic statistical terms are used appropriately, e.g. mean (average), norm, median, mode, percentile, range (distribution), norm-referenced, criterion-referenced. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Produce academic texts 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1 Planning and pre-writing is adequate 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2 Scope of the assignment is appropriate to the set task 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3 Structure is logical and appropriate to the assignment 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4 Development of arguments is cumulative, logical, rational 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5 Own position can be critiqued in terms of strengths, weaknesses, bias 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6 Visual aids are used appropriately, e.g. maps, diagrams 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7 Text is edited and necessary changes made 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8 Knowledge and information is reproduced in a form which adheres to ethical, legal and academic conventions, e.g. use quotes, references, awareness of plagiarism 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Produce a learning schedule 
OUTCOME RANGE 
The learning schedule would be produced according to the parameters of the learning programme on which candidate is currently enrolled, usually an occupational ETD qualification 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1 The time frame of the schedule is appropriate to the duration of the learning programme 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2 All relevant dates are included, e.g. dates of learning events, assessments, assignment deadlines 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3 Details of all assignments/assessments are complete and accessible, e.g. topic, format, scope etc. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4 Adequate time is allocated for preparation, execution of required assignment and assessment tasks 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5 Plans are made for ensuring implementation of the learning schedule, e.g. negotiating time off from employers, transport, child care arrangements 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
The relevant ETQA awarding this qualification must make adequate arrangements for assessment, moderation and accreditation of this unit standard 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
The essential embedded knowledge required for this unit standard has been carefully built into the assessment criteria. It is not detailed in a separate notes section. This is not an omission, but a decision made by the ABET Practitioner SGB and is detailed in the introduction to the qualifications. 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively - in SO4. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information - entire unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/ or written presentation - in all SOs 

REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
These outcomes can be achieved in the context of an existing learning programme within the whole ETD field 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Fundamental  13741   Diploma: Occupation-directed Education, Training and Development Practice  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-10-11  Was ETDP SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Fundamental  64650   National Diploma: Early Childhood Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2020-07-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
Fundamental  22902   National Diploma: Environmental Education, Training and Development Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
Fundamental  13742   Degree: Occupation-directed Education, Training and Development Practice  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-10-11  ETDP SETA 
Elective  20159   National Diploma: ABET Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2020-07-30  ETDP SETA 
Elective  20483   National Higher Certificate: ABET Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 


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. ABASUNGULI TRAINING SPESIALISTS (PTY) LTD 
2. ABM COLLEGE SA (PTY) LTD 
3. ABVAHO PHANDA GROUP PTY LTD 
4. Accreditation & Training Services 
5. African Learing and Development Academy for Adults ALDAA 
6. African Learning & Development Academy (Pty) Ltd (ALDA) 
7. Amaqamu Project Management and Consulting 
8. Amogelang Marketing and Training 
9. Asakhe Education Network 
10. Assessment and Entrepreneurship Centre 
11. ATS Institute 
12. Aubrey Nyiko Business Enterprise cc 
13. Avenida (Pty) Ltd 
14. B T Group of Companies Pty Ltd 
15. Bambanani Community Development Organisation NPO 
16. Bavelile Consultants and Training 
17. Berry Rose Project Consultants & Service Providers 
18. BOLAND COLLEGE 
19. BORDERGATE EVENTS MANAGEMENT AND PROJECTS 
20. Brainwave Projects 1997 CC 
21. Business Development Unit (PTY)Ltd 
22. Camblish Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
23. Caversham Education Institute 
24. College of Cape Town - Athlone Campus 
25. College on Hills (Pty) Ltd 
26. Compass Academy of Learning 
27. Convergent Ideas cc 
28. CURMO Designs (Pty) Ltd Co 
29. D and D Lwazi Renaissance Research and Development Institute 
30. DC Academy (PTY)LTD 
31. Dee s Training PTY LTD 
32. DELTA ENVIRONMENTAL CENTRE NPC 
33. Diligence Defined Projects PTY Ltd t/a Deligence Defined 
34. Directflo 
35. DM Training Consultants 
36. Dr Indira Naidoo's Institute of Education Training and Engineering (Pty) Ltd 
37. Dru A Professional Further Education and Training College DAPFETC PT 
38. Dynamic Safety Solutions 
39. Early Learning Foundation Montessori Teacher Training 
40. Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU) 
41. EDU-Bless College 
42. Edu-Build Institute 
43. Edu-Prof Training Centre 
44. EDUTAK PRE-SCHOOL TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
45. EDUTEL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
46. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
47. Elvis Koena Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
48. Enjo Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
49. Environment and Language Education Trust 
50. Fachs Business Consulting and Training 
51. FALSE BAY TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGE 
52. FLAVIUS MAREKA FET COLLEGE 
53. Fourways Private College 
54. FURNITURE WORLD TRAINING CENTRE 
55. Future Discovery Training Academy CC 
56. GATYANA TRAINING ACADEMY 
57. Gender Education & Development Institute (GEDI 
58. Gert Sibande Public FET College - Central Office 
59. Goldfields TVET College 
60. Grassroots Adult Education and Training Trust 
61. GWALA TRAINING SERVICES 
62. HDPSA 
63. Headspace Consulting (PTY) Ltd 
64. Heirs Training and Development 
65. Hlengana Sibiya Training and Associates cc 
66. HLOSI SECURITY SOLUTIONS 
67. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
68. HOPE ACADEMIC AND SKILL CENTRE 
69. HUGENOTE COLLEGE 
70. Igugu Training and Investments 
71. Inafrica General Trading Pty LTD 
72. INGWE FET COLLEGE 
73. Innovation College (Pty)Ltd 
74. Institute of Professional Studies and Services 
75. Isibani Skills Academy 
76. Isibani Soluntu Development Trust 
77. Itireleng Bokamoso Trading Development Services and Associates 
78. J and N Ikwekwezi Yokusa Development Training 
79. Josmap Training Institute 
80. Kairos Training College 
81. Karabo Info Centre and Trading 
82. Katiso-kuno Consulting 
83. Kenako Jwale Skills Development and Training Centre 
84. Khoali Group of Companies (Pty) Ltd 
85. Khululeka Community Education Centre 
86. Kids Academy 
87. KING JAMES TRADING AND PROJECTS 
88. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
89. Klein Karoo Resource Centre 
90. Kwindla Institute of Learning and Consulting 
91. Legacy Leap Skills Developmemt Institute (Pty) Ltd 
92. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
93. Lesias Educational Services 
94. Level 5 Skills 
95. Li Lichule Trading cc 
96. Loago Business Consulting 
97. Marematlou Training Institute 
98. MASAKANE TRUST 
99. MASIKHULE EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE 
100. Mass Computer Training and Printers 
101. MATHS CENTRE INCORPORATING SCIENCES 
102. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
103. Mochochonono Training Solutions cc 
104. Montessori Teacher Training Centre South Africa 
105. Mosima Service Training and Development Solutions 
106. Motheo Training Institute Trust 
107. MTL Training and Projects 
108. Networx for Career Development 
109. NKANGALA TVET COLLEGE 
110. Nkqubela Community Developers 
111. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
112. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
113. Northern Cape Urban College: Kimberley Campus 
114. Northlink College 
115. Northshore Trading 19CC t/a Makakhaunye Training and Development Agency 
116. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
117. NTI College 
118. OPELONG BUSINESS INSTITUTE (PT 
119. Orbit FET College - Central Office 
120. Orchards Graduate School Pty Ltd 
121. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
122. Pineridge Training Centre 
123. PMA Holding (Pty) Ltd 
124. PNJ TRAINING ACADEMY 
125. Pro-Ed Training 
126. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
127. Project Literacy 
128. QT Training (Pty) Ltd 
129. Rampadise Education Training & Development Centre 
130. Rams Professional Training and Conferencing 
131. Reflections Development Institute 
132. Regen Institute of Leadership and Management Education 
133. Regenesys Management (Pty) Ltd 
134. Resonance Institute of Learning 
135. Retshetse Training Project 
136. Rhodes University 
137. SANTS College 
138. SEOPOSENGOE TRAINING CONSULTANCY CC 
139. SERITI INSTITUTE 
140. Shirs Vision Compleadev 
141. Sirius Training 
142. Sisazi Consulting 
143. Siyahluma Education Institute 
144. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
145. South West Gauteng Tvet College 
146. Southern African Institute of Learning (SAIL) 
147. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
148. Sustainability Institute Trust 
149. Tembe Service Providers 
150. Thabelanang t/a Thabelanang Trading Enterprise 
151. Thasha Training and Consulting 
152. The College of Modern Montessori 
153. The Finishing College (Pty) Lt 
154. THE GMC GROUP PTY LTD 
155. The Iscariota Group (Pty) Ltd 
156. Thembekile training consulting 
157. Thobologo Training and Education Group (Pty) Ltd 
158. THUKAKGALADI INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PROJECT 
159. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
160. Thuto-Botshabelo Training and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
161. TMG Quality Services 
162. Train 2 Teach (PTY) Ltd 
163. TSHEPANG EDUCARE TRUST 
164. Tshwane South College for (ECD Academy) 
165. Ubuntu Care and Development 
166. Ukhanyiso Ebantwini NPC 
167. Ulwazi Training & Development 
168. Unathi Training 
169. Ungaphelamandla Consultancy Private College (PTY) LTD 
170. UNIVERSAL COLLEGE OUTCOMES SA 
171. VERYCOOLIDEAS 
172. Vicresco (Pty) Ltd 
173. Visionary Skill Academy 
174. Vuselela TVET College 
175. Waterberg TVET College 
176. We Invest Africa Pty Ltd 
177. WESTERN COLLEGE FOR FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING 
178. Winston Academy 
179. WonderKids Academy 
180. World Pace Development and Training Institute 
181. World Wide Education Providers(Pty)Ltd 



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