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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe and explain a range of international trends in economic development 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110485  Describe and explain a range of international trends in economic development 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Economics 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
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 who are, or seek to be, active in the economic development context.It provides the learner with the knowledge of how to source economic development data and of how to determine the usefulness of information for application in own work context.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Identify a range of trends in economic development around the world
  • Identify the most important social, political and economic factors to be found in the trends identified? Analyse and explain the relevance and applicability of the international trends to local economic development in the South African context.
  • Explore the lessons provided by international trends for the practice of local economic development in own work context. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Developing versus developed countries according to a specified (and consistently applied) classification of countries by economic status e.g. OECD; UN or World Bank.
  • Factors that affect the practice of local economic development include: social; economic; political; geographic; historical. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify a range of trends in economic development around the world. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Information sources are listed and described for international trends in economic development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Various trends in economic development activities internationally are described and presented in the form of a report. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The concept of globalisation is defined with reference to its impact around the world and in South Africa. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify the most important social, political and economic factors to be found in the trends. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A range of factors are identified per trend. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Common factors are identified and used to group trends into categories. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Distinguishing factors are identified and used to differentiate groups of trends. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse and explain the relevance and applicability of the international trends. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Analyse and explain the relevance and applicability of the international trends to local economic development in the South African context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Social, political and economic factors are selected on the basis of their relevance to the practice of local economic development in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Trends are selected and explained on the basis of their applicability to the practice of local economic development in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The factors and trends are discussed in terms of their possible influence and impact on the practice of local economic development in South Africa and presented in the form of a report. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explore the lessons provided by international trends for the practice of local economic development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Factors are identified and explained which define own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Trends are listed which apply to own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Issues around these trends are discussed in own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Key learning points are drawn from differences in the trend pattern between international reports and experience in own work context and presented in the form of a report. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.

    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or will assess this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQ, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.

    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.

    4. Therefore, anyone wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Sources of socio-economic research data - hard copy; electronic; private and public databases etc.
  • Lessons to be learned in economic development from the developing as well as developed nations
  • Report writing
  • Presentation skills
  • Using the Internet for research purposes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made by, e.g.
  • The factors and trends in terms of their possible impact on the practice of local economic development according to this assessment criterion "The factors and trends are discussed in terms of their possible influence and impact on the practice of local economic development in South Africa and presented in the form of a report".
  • Discussing issues around these trends according to this assessment criterion "Issues around these trends are discussed in own work context".
  • Discussing Drawing key learning points according to this assessment criterion "Key learning points are drawn from differences in the trend pattern between international reports and experience in own work context and presented in the form of a report". 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information by, e.g.

    Describing and explaining a range of international trends in economic development according to the assessment criteria listed for the following specific outcome s
  • Identify a range of trends in economic development around the world.
  • Identify the most important social, political and economic factors to be found in the trends identified.
  • Analyse and explain the relevance and applicability of the international trends to local economic development in the South African context.
  • Explore the lessons provided by international trends for the practice of local economic development in own work context. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/ or language skills in the modes of oral and/ or written presentation by, e.g.
  • Presenting a report on the various trends in economic development activities internationally according to this assessment criterion "Various trends in economic development activities internationally are described and presented in the form of a report".
  • Presenting a report on the factors and trends according to this assessment criterion "The factors and trends are discussed in terms of their possible influence and impact on the practice of local economic development in South Africa and presented in the form of a report".
  • Presenting a report on the key learning points according to this assessment criterion "Key learning points are drawn from differences in the trend pattern between international reports and experience in own work context and presented in the form of a report". 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation by e.g.

    Describing and explaining a range of international trends in economic development according to the assessment criteria listed for specific outcomes:
  • Identify a range of trends in economic development around the world.
  • Identify the most important social, political and economic factors to be found in the trends identified.
  • Analyse and explain the relevance and applicability of the international trends to local economic development in the South African context
  • Explore the lessons provided by international trends for the practice of local economic development in own work context. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts by, e.g.

    Identifying the most important social, political and economic factors to be found in the trend identified according to the assessment criteria listed for the following specific outcome:
  • Identify the most important social, political and economic factors to be found in the trends identified. 

  • 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  36438   National Certificate: Local Economic Development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Fundamental  49055   National Certificate: Foreign Economic Representation  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 


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