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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Build information resources for translation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115011  Build information resources for translation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Translation, Interpreting and Language Editing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 04 - Communication Studies and Language Communication Studies 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
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 
The purpose of this unit standard is to ensure that credited learners can collect and analyse information to ensure good quality of translations. Credited learners can build information resources regarding the field, the context of translations, and the range of translations. In addition, reference sources and a network of expertise are developed. Application of the competence attained for credit against this unit standard improves quality control for intertextual purposes, general translation quality, translation products, and translation processes, and parallel texts can be stored for comparison during translation. Credited learners attain the competencies required for effective and appropriate networking.

Credited learners are capable of:
Selecting and using sources appropriate to specified contexts
  • Selecting information collection methods and data appropriate for information types
  • Storing information using recognised categories
  • Collecting and recording information using recognised techniques
  • Verifying strategies, data, methods and sources using relevant criteria 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners have the following competencies when embarking on this unit standard:
  • Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts in two languages
  • Read, analyse and respond to a variety of texts in two languages
  • Write for a wide variety of texts in two languages 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is competence related to building information resources, but does not require database management competence. The information resources relate to general text translation for general readership, rather than specialised and technical texts for specialised readership. Information classification includes text type, function, culture, topic, readership, brief, etc. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select and use sources appropriate to specified contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Selected data is classified in terms of text type, linguistic categories, function, culture, topic, readership, and brief 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Data stored are classified in terms of a recognised classification method 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Data stored are accurate and up to date 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select and use sources appropriate to specified contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Selected sources reflect the given context 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Select information collection methods and data appropriate for information types. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods for using sources are effective 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods for collecting data are appropriate for specific purposes 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Process selected for data collection is accurately described 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Collect and record information using recognised techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Referencing employs recognised conventions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Collected data is pure, correct and accurate 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All sources are referenced 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Verify strategies, data, methods and sources using relevant criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Strategies, methods, sources and data are verified against accepted recognisable verification methods 


    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 
    Credited learners understand and can explain:
  • Quality criteria
  • Ethical conductĚ Referencing conventions
  • Sources
  • Methods of using sources
  • Data classification methods and systems
  • Text type, function, culture, topics, readership, and brief 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems where responses to problems show that such critical and creative thinking has been used to make responsible decisions, when selecting information collection methods and information categories. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to select and use sources appropriate to specified contexts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to collect and store information using recognised categories. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information regarding text types, functions, cultures, topics, readerships, and briefs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when verifying strategies, data, methods and sources using relevant criteria. 

    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  49023   National Diploma: Liaison Interpreting  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  QCTO 
    Core  48784   National Diploma: Translation  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  CHE 


    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.
     
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