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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Deliver target messages 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116620  Deliver target messages 
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 
Interpreting cannot take place without the delivery of a target message. The purpose of this unit standard is to ensure that the quality of the target message is of a standard that will ensure successful communication between the parties. This means that learners must be able to adapt the source message, if necessary, in such a way that the intended function of the source message is fulfilled. By meeting this unit standard, the general standard and status of interpreting services in the country will be improved and enhanced.

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Organising the message in a logical, structured manner, so that the target audience can understand the message without difficulty
  • Ensuring effective delivery of the message in terms of voice/sign language production, and pace of delivery
  • Ensuring that their personal dress and appearance is appropriate for a specific interpreting task
  • Adapting the source message to achieve the intended function of the target message in terms of the brief, cultural norms of the target audience and the register appropriate for the target audience 

  • 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 
    Organise information for effective delivery to target audience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Organisation of messages is appropriate for effective delivery to target audience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Length of turn is appropriate for the mode of interpreting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Structure of message structure is optimal for target audience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Chunking (organise/group content, derive what you can reduce) is appropriate for anticipated audience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Information is organised optimally for target audience. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare for effective delivery of the message. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pace of delivery for the context is identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personal presentation is optimal for the specific contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Message is accessible to the audience in terms of voice projection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Target message takes into account the emotional and propositional content of the source message. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Adapt source message to suit target audience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Function of source message is adapted appropriately to target audience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Adapted function is consistently adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Adapted message adheres to the cultural norms of target audience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Register of target message is appropriate for the target audience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Gap between source and target cultural and linguistic conventions is bridged. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Adhere to conventions for effective delivery during the delivery of the message. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pace of delivery is regulated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Voice projection is audible and clear. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Enunciation and articulation is clear. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Lag time is appropriate for the mode employed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Lag time is the time between the start of the source message and the start of the target message.
     


    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 text interpreting problems when selecting strategies to ensure quality delivery of messages. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community when adhering to conventions for effective delivery during the interpreting process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage self and own activities responsibly and effectively when organising information regarding source and target message. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating when adapting source message to achieve intended function. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills when adhering to conventions for effective delivery during the interpreting process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that interpreting contexts do not exist in isolation when selecting interpreting 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: 
    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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