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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Evaluate source and target content 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116617  Evaluate source and target content 
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 enable learners to evaluate the content to be interpreted. By meeting this standard, qualified learners will contribute toward the communication between the different cultures of the country, whilst improving their own earning ability.

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Verifying accuracy of content for specific contexts
  • Retrieving domain-specific information from memory
  • Evaluating accuracy and consistency of source message content
  • Deriving pragmatic meaning in communicative context 

  • 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 range of this Unit Standard is reflected in the Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria of the Unit Standard. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Verify accuracy of content for specific contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Clarification is sought where necessary to optimise understanding of content. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Source used to gain clarification is appropriate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Verification of the accuracy of the source message improves the target message. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Interpreting etiquette is appropriately adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Retrieve domain-specific information from memory. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The type and amount of domain-specific information will vary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information retrieved is correct. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Terminology used is appropriate for specific contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Memory aids are used effectively. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Lists are appropriate and accurate. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Lists could include words/signs, definitions and translations, etc.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Evaluate accuracy and consistency of source message content. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Evaluation of source message is performed appropriately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Evaluation of the consistency of the message takes into account previous utterances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Evaluation of the consistency of the message takes into account domain specific knowledge. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Evaluation of the accuracy of the message takes into account domain specific knowledge. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Evaluation of the accuracy of the message takes into account previous utterances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Evaluation reflects sufficient domain specific knowledge for the specific liaison interpreting context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The domain specific knowledge is sufficient for liaison interpreting contexts.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Derive pragmatic meaning in communicative context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Implied meaning is taken into account in terms of conversational maxims. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Be true, be brief, be relevant, be clear, be polite.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Implied meaning is correctly perceived within the context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Implied meaning is incorporated into the target message. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Awareness of interpreter's impact on communicative situation is shown. 


    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:
  • Audience profile, requirements, and needs
  • General text/function types
  • Interpreting methods and strategies
  • Maxims of communication
  • Genre-specific language or register
  • Target language structures and norms
  • Quality criteria
  • Ethical conduct 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve general problems during the verification of the accuracy of the source message. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when implied meaning is taken into account in terms of conversational maxims. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when retrieving domain-specific information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluating information during the evaluation of source message. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when implied meaning is taken into account in terms of conversational maxims. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understand of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that interpreting contexts do not exist in isolation when selecting strategies, and choosing words, combinations and type of words appropriate for specified contexts. 

    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  50023   National Diploma: Legal Interpreting  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Core  49023   National Diploma: Liaison Interpreting  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  QCTO 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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