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

Demonstrate understanding of the outcomes-based education and training approach within the context of a National Qualifications Framework 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114924  Demonstrate understanding of the outcomes-based education and training approach within the context of a National Qualifications Framework 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Occupationally-directed ETD Practitioners 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
ETDP SETA - Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority 
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 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-06-26  2009-05-13  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-05-13   2013-05-13  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
263976  Demonstrate understanding of the outcomes-based education and training approach within the context of a National Qualifications Framework  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for those involved in education, training and development. This standard is not intended to recognize the ability to explain OBET and the NQF to learners. Rather, this unit standard is intended to recognise practitioners for their own understanding of OBET and the NQF.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the outcomes-based approach to education and training;
  • Describe the National Qualifications Framework;
  • Describe and explain standards;
  • Describe and explain national qualifications; and
  • Develop a broad plan for implementing the NQF within an organisation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credits have been calculated on the assumption that the average learner will be at level 5 or above in their own field of expertise. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • "Learning organisations" refer to any public or private institution, company or body that provides education, training and development services to internal or external learners.
  • "Standards" include those found in national curriculum statements, unit standards, exit level outcomes and qualifications. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the outcomes-based approach to education and training (OBET). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Explanations reveal insight into the concept of an outcome as a means of defining learner achievements and/or desired results of learning within the context of a transformative approach to education, training and development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Explanations reveal differences between the outcomes-based approach and other education and training approaches in terms of key factors. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Factors include at least:
  • Purposes of the approaches,
  • General principles underpinning the approaches,
  • Processes for defining outcomes,
  • Essential approaches to learning design and delivery, and
  • Different approaches to and methods of assessment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Assessment is explained in terms of its centrality to the outcomes-based approach, the importance of applying principles of assessment and the impact of assessment on learning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The impact of OBET is described in terms of potential benefits to learners, employers, industry and society at large. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Challenges associated with the implementation of OBET are described in terms of cost, manageability and the potential impact on learning organisations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Key terminology associated with OBET is used appropriately to the context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Descriptions to include the history, rationale, objectives, principles, aims, mechanisms and structures of the NQF. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Descriptions of the history, rationale, objectives, principles and aims of the NQF are consistent with the body of literature on the subject, and reveal a grasp of the development of the NQF. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The "body of literature" includes but is not limited to SAQA documentation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Descriptions of the mechanisms of the NQF are consistent with SAQA definitions and reveal an understanding of the purposes of the various mechanisms. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    "Mechanisms" refer to standards setting, qualification design, assessment, moderation, credit accumulation, accreditation of providers, registration of assessors, and recognition of achievements through the award of credits and/or qualifications.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    NQF-related structures are described in terms of their composition, function and relationships in line with current published definitions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    SAQA, National Standards Bodies (NSB's), Standards Generating Bodies (SGB's), Education and Training Quality Assurance Bodies (ETQA's), Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETA's).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Processes and requirements for participation in the structures are described in line with current published definitions. Descriptions reveal the impact of participation and/or non-participation on learners, learning organisations, and companies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The notion of levels and bands of the NQF are described in line with SAQA definitions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Key terminology associated with the NQF is used appropriately to the context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe and explain standards. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    "Standards" refers to unit standards, assessment standards, or any other description of a significant and coherent result of learning that includes an outcome with criteria for assessment purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Definitions of standards are consistent with SAQA definitions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Key parts of standards are explained in terms of their purpose, key features, form of language and relationships with the other parts of standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Issues concerning the size and scope of standards are identified and focus questions are provided to enable decision-making regarding the size and scope of a standard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Standards are described according to their various uses and relationship to qualifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Uses in relation to ETD and other Human Resource-related uses.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Rules, processes and principles concerning the design and registration of standards are provided in line with SAQA regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Key terminology associated with standards is used appropriately to the context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe and explain qualifications. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    "Qualifications" refers to the SAQA definition of the term. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Definitions of qualifications are consistent with SAQA definitions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Key parts of qualifications are explained in terms of their purpose, key features, form of language and relationships with the other parts of qualifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Issues concerning the size and scope of qualifications are identified and focus questions are provided to enable decision-making regarding the size and scope of a qualification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Qualifications are described according to their various uses and relationship to standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Uses in relation to ETD and other Human Resource-related uses.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Rules, processes and principles concerning the design and registration of qualifications are provided in line with SAQA regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Key terminology associated with qualifications is used appropriately to the context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Develop a broad plan for implementing the NQF within an organisation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    "Broad" refers to the essential elements of implementing the NQF as opposed to a detailed implementation plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The plan identifies the key elements that need to be put in place to ensure implementation of the NQF. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The plan provides motivation for implementation of the NQF in terms of benefits to learners, employers, employees and organisations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The plan provides a credible framework for further analysis and the development of detailed action plans, policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The plan reveals insight into the rationale, objectives, principles, aims, mechanisms and structures of the NQF. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The plan takes account of the vision, mission, values and strategic objectives of the organisation. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessors for this unit standard must be registered with the relevant ETQA.
  • Providers offering learning towards this unit standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to moderation guidelines and agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The entire unit standard addresses issues of knowledge relative to the outcomes-based approach and the National Qualifications Framework - thus all the outcomes and criteria define the knowledge explicitly. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills. Communication through oral and written means is central to this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system. Application of this outcome will be revealed through the quality of the descriptions and explanations of the NQF, which is an inter-related system. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 263976, which is "Demonstrate understanding of the outcomes-based education and training approach within the context of a National Qualifications Framework", Level 5, 5 Credits.

    Supplementary Information:

    Terms have been clarified as far as possible through the use of range statements.

    Acronyms and abbreviations used:
  • ETD: Education, Training and Development
  • ETQA: Education and Training Quality Assurance Body
  • NQF: National Qualifications Framework
  • NSB: National Standards Body
  • OBET: Outcomes-based Education and Training
  • SAQA: South African Qualifications Authority
  • SDA: Skills Development Act
  • SETA: Sector Education and Training Authority
  • SGB: Standards Generating Body 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50334   National Certificate: Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Core  50333   National Diploma: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Core  50330   Bachelor: Occupationally Directed Education Training and Development Practices  Level 6  NQF Level 07  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  50331   National Certificate: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Fundamental  59429   National Certificate: Inclusive Education  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  50332   Further Education and Training Certificate: Occupationally-Directed Education Training and Development Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  20159   National Diploma: ABET Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  61592   National Diploma: Human Resources Management and Practices  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. A5 Competence Evolution 
    2. Abinet Training and Development 
    3. Academy for Continuous Professional Development 
    4. Academy of People Development Primary Co-operative Limited 
    5. Access Employment Skills & Development Agency 
    6. Accreditation & Training Services 
    7. Advantage Training Services cc 
    8. AFRICA COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT (PTY)LTD 
    9. African Learning & Development Academy (Pty) Ltd (ALDA) 
    10. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    11. Amaqamu Project Management and Consulting 
    12. AQUARIUS SKILLS SOLUTION 
    13. Aquila Summa Offensa Responsio Iugales Praestructio (ASORIP) (NPC) 
    14. Ariyan and Ariyan Learning Warehouse t/a Southern African Institute of Learning (SAIL) 
    15. Assessment & RPL College (Pty) Ltd 
    16. ASSESSMENT COLLEGE OF SOUTH AFRICA PTY LTD 
    17. ATE Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    18. Bohlali Provider Support 
    19. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events cc 
    20. Bonang Training & Development 
    21. BPK Trading and Project 
    22. Brain Boosters Business Education (PTY) LTD 
    23. Brainwave Projects 1997 CC 
    24. Breakeven 59(PTY) Ltd 
    25. Bull's Business and Skills Training Institute 
    26. Business Development Unit (PTY)Ltd 
    27. Business Intelligence Trading 48 (PTY) LTD 
    28. Cale Developments 
    29. Chartall Business College 
    30. Colleen Osorio Skills Development Consultancy cc 
    31. Compass Academy of Learning 
    32. Cool Ideas 1 (PTY) LTD. t/a VERYCOOLIDEAS 
    33. CORE TRAINING INTERNATIONAL 
    34. CURMO Designs (Pty) Ltd Co 
    35. D and D Lwazi Renaissance Research and Development Institute 
    36. D M Management and Consulting 
    37. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
    38. Ditshiamiso Business Enterprise cc 
    39. Divine Inspiration Trading 704 PTY Ltd 
    40. Durban Institute of Skills Training cc 
    41. Eagles Wings Skills Development Consultants 
    42. Eastcape Training Centre 
    43. EDUTEL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    44. Emergence Learning Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    45. Enjo Consultants 
    46. Environment and Language Education Trust 
    47. Equipt Training and Development cc 
    48. Funda Africa Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    49. Future Performance Training and Development 
    50. Gotsec Skills Training 
    51. HAGGIE STEEL WIRE ROPE (MEMBER OF SCAW METALS GROUP) (Cleveland) 
    52. HRD Training & Consulting 
    53. ICM t/a Institute for Career Management 
    54. Igugu Training and Investments 
    55. Ikgodiseng Business Consulting 
    56. IMPI TRAINING (PTY)LTD 
    57. IN TUITION 
    58. Inkwazi Learning Network 
    59. INKWENKWEZI PRIVATE COLLEGE - SKILLS DEVELOPMENT cc 
    60. Isamon Integrated 
    61. Isamon Vocational College of Excellence Pty Ltd 
    62. Isibani Skills Academy 
    63. Isibani Soluntu Development Trust 
    64. IYAM Investments (Pty) Ltd 
    65. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    66. Josmap Training Institute 
    67. Jothavir Skilling t/a Eduskills Rainbow 
    68. Kapoko Trading Enterprise 5 
    69. Karabo Info Centre and Trading 
    70. Keetileafrika Training Institute 
    71. Kgaka Kgolo Institute 
    72. Kgang-Kgolo Consulting 
    73. Khaas Training Academy 
    74. KHULISANE ACADEMY 
    75. kitso Interventions 
    76. KITSO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    77. Klein Karoo Resource Centre 
    78. Kula Institute 
    79. Learnership Support Systems (Pty) Ltd 
    80. Learning Performance Link 
    81. Lebo and Son Investment 
    82. Lembetsi Business Enterprise 
    83. Letlhabile Institute Of Management and Training 
    84. Life Projects 
    85. Loago Business Consulting 
    86. M3i Skills Development 
    87. Maccauvlei Learning Academy 
    88. Mapheto Business Enterprises t/a MBE 
    89. Matimba Management and Labour cc 
    90. Mawethu Training 
    91. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    92. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    93. MIET 
    94. Mnambithi FET College - Central Office 
    95. Mthimkhulu Skills Development Services 
    96. Mtk Corporation Solutions 
    97. MWG Logistical Services 
    98. Ndzalama Training 
    99. Nero Training Consultants cc 
    100. Netgrow Training Solutions 
    101. Networx for Career Development 
    102. Nkinane Training Institute and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    103. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    104. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    105. Nsovo Learning Academy 
    106. Ntevho-Ketso Training and Recruitement Consultancy cc 
    107. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    108. OMNI HR CONSULTING PTY LTD 
    109. Opehst Trading 
    110. Organisation Test 1 
    111. Oxbridge Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    112. Pachi Global Foundation 
    113. Paradise Skills Development 
    114. PC Educational Holdings 
    115. PCS LEARNING SOLUTIONS 
    116. PEAKFORD MANAGEMENT CONSULTING 
    117. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    118. Phangwana Consulting and Training Services 
    119. Pholo Human Capital 
    120. Pitt Institute T/A Imithombo Institute 
    121. PMADS Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    122. PND Academy of Learning cc 
    123. PRIOR LEARNING CENTRE 
    124. PRO-ACTIVE PUBLIC SERVICES COLLEGE/PTY/LTD 
    125. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    126. Project Literacy 
    127. QPD CONSULTANTS 
    128. Reflections Development Institute 
    129. Regenesys Management (Pty) Ltd 
    130. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    131. S A Skills Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    132. Saint Colonel Graduate Institute (PTY) Ltd 
    133. SAKHISISIZWE PROJECTS 
    134. Scan Training Solutions 
    135. SEOPOSENGOE TRAINING CONSULTANCY CC 
    136. Sigodi Development Services and Associates (SDS) cc 
    137. Sizani Consulting cc 
    138. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    139. Starplex 489 cc 
    140. TEAM CONSULTANTS CC 
    141. Tembe Service Providers 
    142. The East London Institute for Leadership Advancement & Development 
    143. The Institute of People Development 
    144. The Iscariota Group (Pty) Ltd 
    145. THE SKILLS COLLEGE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING(PTY) LTD 
    146. THE SKILLS FACTOR 
    147. The Skills Launchpad 
    148. The Supreme Training Academy 
    149. Thuto Adult Centre 
    150. Thuto Botshabelo Training Academy 
    151. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    152. Tinissa Trading 29 PTY Ltd 
    153. TLHARIHANI TRAINING CENTRE (PTY) LTD 
    154. TMG Quality Services 
    155. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    156. Train 2 Teach (PTY) Ltd 
    157. Training Answers 
    158. TSHIRELETSO COMMUNITY CARE CENTRE 
    159. Ulwazi Training & Development 
    160. Umzansi Educational Programs Centre 
    161. Ungaphelamandla Consultancy Private College (PTY) LTD 
    162. Vutivi Training and Skills Development 
    163. Zamsiba Development Consultants 



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