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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate the production and reception of regional South African Fingerspelling 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115078  Demonstrate the production and reception of regional South African Fingerspelling 
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 
This unit standard is for people who use proper nouns and introduce unfamiliar vocabulary, while adhering to the rules governing communication behaviour and social interaction within the Deaf community.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Demonstrate production of fingerspelling in different contexts, and
  • Demonstrate reception of fingerspelling in different contexts. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following is assumed to be in place before learners start learning towards this unit standard:
  • Basic use of target language.
  • The ability to ask questions and give introductions in SASL. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. The rules of SASL refer to those accepted by the South African Deaf community, for use in South Africa, and may include any or all of the following: grammatical, visual, social and cultural elements.

    4. Proper nouns, referred to in this unit standard, are the names of people, places, brand names, road names and addresses, usually written with a capital first letter. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate production of fingerspelling for different purposes. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Purposes include communicating proper nouns, introducing unfamiliar vocabulary, eliciting understanding of unfamiliar vocabulary, and communicating where the sign is unknown or does not exist. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Situations are identified in which fingerspelling is appropriate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The formation of handshapes is consistent with the rules of SASL. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Palm-orientation is consistent with the rules of SASL. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Rhythm, fluidity and pace is consistent with the rules of SASL. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The use of space and movement and eye gaze is consistent with the rules of SASL. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate reception of fingerspelling in different communicative contexts. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Reception to take place within a discourse i.e. not limited to the reception of isolated vocabulary 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reception is consistent with the given message. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reception is at an acceptable rate and facilitates effective communication as used by the Deaf community. 


    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 following knowledge is embedded within the unit standard, and will be assessed directly or indirectly through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the assessment criteria:
  • Handshapes, palm orientation, movement and location;
  • Rules and basic vocabulary of SASL;
  • Aesthetic, affective, cultural, social and political dimensions of SASL;
  • Deaf culture and the Deaf community. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively 

    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.
     
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