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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of Deaf culture, the Deaf community and technology, services and education for the Deaf in South Africa 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115073  Demonstrate knowledge of Deaf culture, the Deaf community and technology, services and education for the Deaf in South Africa 
ORIGINATOR
SGB SA Sign Language and Sign Lang Interpreting 
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
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Describe communication behaviours of Deaf people
  • Describe Deaf culture in South Africa
  • Describe the Deaf community and services for the Deaf in South Africa
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Deaf education in South Africa
  • Demonstrate knowledge of technology for the Deaf in South Africa. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Deaf is capitalised when it refers to the Deaf community and Deaf culture, as opposed to deaf in lower case, which relates to audio logical hearing loss.
  • Deaf culture is defined globally as 'a way of life, a shared perspective, based on knowing the world primarily through vision' and includes the rules governing communication behaviour and social interaction within the Deaf community e.g. eye contact is maintained to allow conversation to proceed. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe communication behaviours of Deaf people. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A description of techniques for interrupting is consistent with the rules of SASL, and Deaf culture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Descriptions of techniques for applauding and showing appreciation of physical environment are consistent with Deaf culture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A description of techniques for attention gaining is consistent with the rules of SASL, and Deaf culture. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Gaining attention of - a person at close range, a large group of Deaf people, in - formal situations, informal situations.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe Deaf culture in South Africa. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    To include a description of a particular aspect of Deaf culture 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A general definition of culture outlines key features common across cultures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Values, beliefs, language, history, art.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The significance of each key feature is identified as it relates to Deaf culture in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information obtained demonstrates use of resources relevant to the cultural aspects selected. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    A minimum of two sources; sources include but are not limited to - videos, books, articles, newspapers, people.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The description conveys information relevant to and consistent with the selected cultural aspect. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the Deaf community and services in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A description of the Deaf community in South Africa is consistent with the criteria for membership and SASL 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A description of the Deaf community in South Africa is consistent with the groups that form part of that community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A description of local associations and clubs of the Deaf within South Africa establishes their relationship with the Deaf community, with each other, and the services provided by each. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A description of national organisations of the Deaf establishes their relationship with local associations and clubs, the South African Deaf community, and the services they provide. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A description of international organisations of the Deaf establishes their relationship with South African Deaf organisations and clubs, the South African Deaf community, and the services they provide. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate knowledge of Deaf education in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Areas of Deaf education are identified in terms of the communication systems used by each. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Areas of Deaf education include - Deaf units, mainstreaming, tertiary, residential schools.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Institutions or organisations offering educational services for the Deaf are identified in terms of location and services offered. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate knowledge of technology for the Deaf in South Africa. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Visual aids, telecommunication devices, assistive devices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of technology are described in terms of their uses to deaf people. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Types of technology are described in terms of their availability to deaf people. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA) that has jurisdiction over this field of learning.

    The assessor will be registered with the appropriate ETQA and will be qualified in this learning area.

    The learner can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. All assessment activities must be fair, so that all candidates have equal opportunities. Activities must be free of gender, ethnic or other bias. Assessment and moderation procedures, activities and tools must be transparent, affordable and support development within the field, sub-field and NQF. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The specific outcomes identify the areas of knowledge that are embedded in the unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills. 

    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
    Elective  64697   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  49531   Further Education and Training Certificate: Inclusive Education  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  20838   National Certificate: ABET Practice  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  50333   National Diploma: Occupationally Directed Education, Training and Development Practices  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. Maccauvlei Learning Academy 
    2. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.