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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Deliver a variety of prepared presentations and answer questions related to an unfamiliar event or topic using South African Sign Language 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115799  Deliver a variety of prepared presentations and answer questions related to an unfamiliar event or topic using South African Sign Language 
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 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 will be useful for those who give presentations of different types using South African Sign Language. People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Prepare a presentation for a known audience on unfamiliar topics;
  • Deliver presentations; and
  • Answer questions on the presentation, using South African Sign Language (SASL). 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Level 4 SASL - Additional Language standards and the unit standard: "Explain complex processes to Deaf individuals and groups of Deaf people, using South African Sign Language". 

    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 audiological 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.
  • 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.
  • Grammatical features may include but are not limited to:- spatial reference; sign formation including manual signs and non-manual features (parameters - handshape, movement, location, palm orientation and non manual features); non-manual and manual modification; all question types including yes/no, 'wh' and rhetorical questions; all sentence types including topicalisation and conditionals; number including quantifying sounds; pronouns; negation; classifiers; locative verbs; temporal aspects; idioms; compounds; numeral incorporation; eye gaze, negative sentences.
  • 'wh' questions refer to questions containing the words who, what, where, when, why, which and how. Yes/no questions refer to those where the answer is yes or no.
  • Presentations may include but are not limited to describing an activity, experience or event, explaining how to do something or outlining future goals and plans. The presentation can include the use of illustrations and visual aids such as Overhead transparencies and Power Point Presentations.
  • For assessment purposes, presentations should be a minimum of four minutes. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare presentations using SASL for a known audience on unfamiliar topics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Resources gathered and/or accessed during the preparation assist the delivery of the presentation and are consistent with the topic. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Examples of resources are - overhead slide projector, transparencies, photographs.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Selection of information is consistent with the topic and the time limitations on delivery of the monologue. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Vocabulary and signs for unfamiliar words are researched to ensure consistency with the requirements of the communicative task and the rules of SASL. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Deliver presentations to a known audience on unfamiliar topics, using SASL. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Grammatical features used are consistent with the requirements of the communicative task and the rules of SASL. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ggrammatical features may include but are not limited to - pronouns, spatial reference, sign formation, non-manual signs, yes/no and 'wh' questions, negative sentences, classifiers, non-manual signals, including conditionals, rhetorical questions, topic comment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sequencing of information, pacing, use of examples, and interaction with the audience are consistent with SASL discourse requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The discourse is consistent with requirements relating to the type of presentation within Deaf culture and the rules of SASL. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Vocabulary used is consistent with the requirements of the communicative task and the rules of SASL. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Information given is consistent with the issue, topic or event. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Visual aids, when used, add value to the presentation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Answer questions on presentations, using SASL. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Responses to questions demonstrate understanding of the questions and are consistent with the subject matter of the topic. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Responses to questions on the presentations, including requests for repetition and clarification, are consistent with the requirements of the communicative task where applicable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Discourse requirements relating to answering questions are met consistent with Deaf culture and the rules of SASL. 


    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 implicitly through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the assessment criteria:
  • Rules and vocabulary of SASL;
  • Deaf culture. 

  • 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 COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Use science and technology effectively. 

    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  59429   National Certificate: Inclusive Education  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  20159   National Diploma: ABET Practice  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. Amaqamu Project Management and Consulting 
    2. Kula Institute 
    3. Letlhabile Institute Of Management and Training 
    4. Nsovo Learning Academy 
    5. Organisation Test 1 
    6. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Resonance Institue of Learning 



    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.