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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explore and use a variety of strategies to learn 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119631  Explore and use a variety of strategies to learn 
ORIGINATOR
SGB GET/FET Language and Communication 
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
ABET Level 4  Regular-Fundamental  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
12471  Explore and use a variety of strategies to learn (revised)  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The learner will be able to use language for learning and other learning strategies in all learning areas and contexts. The ability to use language for problem-solving, decision-making and creative, critical and evaluative thinking will be developed. The role of language in cognitive and conceptual development will be promoted in all learning and teaching environments. The learner moving into the FET band needs learning and study strategies and skills for successful progression. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Listening, Speaking/Signing, Reading/Viewing and/or Writing skills at ABET 3 or equivalent. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Information is obtained from a variety of sources: factual articles, reports, magazines, manuals, journals, cartoons, books, the media, reference material (eg catalogues, glossaries, dictionaries), internet, graphic material and workplace information sources, films etc. Information can also be accessed from other people, for example through interviews. Evidence of the use of resource centres, libraries or resource books should also be shown.

The information obtained is presented in accordance with the requirements of different formats of presentation, either orally/in sign or in writing/signing (eg essay, poster, drawing, speech, electronic message, written paper, model, video).
Learning strategies include memorisation, the transfer of information from one text form to another, using reading/viewing and writing/signing strategies for learning, asking for clarification etc. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Use language for learning. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Concepts are transferred from one language to another where applicable. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
A variety of terms related to learning tasks are distinguished and applied (eg analyse, discuss, describe, compare, contrast). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Language styles used in different learning areas are distinguished and applied. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Take responsibility for own learning and make choices about learning. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Commitment to learning process is actively demonstrated (in group work, self-study activities, compiling of portfolios etc). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Own learning materials are well organised. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
A learning task is chosen from a set of alternatives (essay topic; research project, signed narrative etc). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Learning tasks are completed within appropriate time frames. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Self-assessment tasks are completed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
Self and time-management skills are used to plan and monitor own learning. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
Learning and career options are selected on the basis of detailed guidance from the appropriate practitioner (learning programmes, skills programmes, learnerships, qualifications and career pathways etc). 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Identify different kinds of learning strategies and use what is appropriate to the task. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Appropriate learning strategies are identified (asking questions, reading/viewing and listening for detail, summaries, synthesising, skimming, scanning, mind maps, pictures, note-taking, drafting and redrafting, memorising, working in co-operation with others, working alone, etc). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Preferred learning strategies are selected and used according to the task. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Self-assessment strategies are used effectively. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Feedback from others is acknowledged, evaluated and used to improve and revise work. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Evidence of planning, drafting, editing and revising is shown. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
Specific information is found using basic referencing skills (numbering, index, contents page etc). 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Identify, access and use information. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The need for information is identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Relevant information is selected. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Information is categorised, classified and arranged according to the task. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Information is presented in a clear and accessible way in order to facilitate learning. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Information is presented in a clear and accessible way in order to facilitate learning. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Use resources effectively to supplement learning. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Evidence is shown that additional information has been obtained from a variety of sources (eg library, videos, resource centre, workplace, internet, other learners). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Relevant reference materials are used appropriately (eg dictionary, encyclopaedia, film, journals, atlases). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Evidence taken from other sources is acknowledged. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Additional information selected is relevant. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Accreditation Options:
  • Providers of learning towards this unit standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of Umalusi, the ETQA for General and Further Education.

    Moderation Options:
  • The moderation requirements of this ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners can understand and explain that languages have certain features and conventions, which can be managed for learning purposes. Learners are aware that there are skills, strategies and resources which will facilitate learning. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Identify and solve problems: use learning programme material, learning tasks and information accessing skills to solve problems.
  • Explore education and career opportunities.
  • Reflect on and explore a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams: using reading/viewing, writing/signing and interactive speech/sign in learning activities, discussions and research projects. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively: through organisation of learning materials and assignments. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information: through application of information skills in learning. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills: in formal and informal learning situations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically: through using electronic media for learning and accessing information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Understand the world as a set of related systems: through accessing information to make connections which facilitate learning, and exploring a global range of contexts and texts.
  • Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts: information access and learning strategies enhance understanding and discussion of such issues. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities: information access and learning strategies enable people to participate effectively in such processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • It should be noted that these 5 credits do not necessarily represent 50 notional hours of learning time separate from the rest of a learner`s language course. As a standard aimed at facilitating learning, these outcomes should be integrated into the delivery of a specific learning programme. They should also be assessed in the context of the specific learning programme, or any workplace training. The assessment of successful application of learning strategies and techniques will be done through integrated assessment in relation to the designated outcomes of the learning programme. The development of assessment tasks aimed directly at assessing these outcomes is optional.
  • It is recognised that not all sources of information are available to all learners.
  • People should be culturally and contextually tolerant and sensitive in the process of information gathering.
  • The term `information` includes mathematical data.
  • This unit standard applies across all learning areas and is closely related to Critical Outcome 4. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 12471, "Explore and use a variety of strategies to learn(revised)", ABET Level 4, 5 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Fundamental  71751   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  61755   General Education and Training Certificate: Business Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Fundamental  66029   General Education and Training Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  58493   General Education and Training Certificate: Equine and Equestrian Practices  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  50225   General Education and Training Certificate: General Forestry  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Fundamental  65969   General Education and Training Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Fundamental  57937   General Education and Training Certificate: Hygiene and Cleaning  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Fundamental  66269   General Education and Training Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Fundamental  58267   General Education and Training Certificate: Mining and Minerals Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Fundamental  59300   General Education and Training Certificate: Transport  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Fundamental  58760   National Certificate: Rock Breaking Underground Hard Rock  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


    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. Adcorp Technical Training 
    2. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    3. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    4. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD (V/R) 
    5. AQUILA TRAINING 
    6. ASSMANG LTD 
    7. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects cc 
    8. BAFOKENG RASIMONE MANAGEMENT SERVICES PTY LTD 
    9. BANA BA THARI MINING TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    10. Barberton Mines (pty) Ltd 
    11. Barloworld Transport Solutions 
    12. BOLAND COLLEGE 
    13. Boland College Head Office 
    14. Bontham Training & Agricultural Consultants 
    15. CAPE COLLEGE 
    16. Cedars Academy for Technical 
    17. CMO Logistics Pty Ltd 
    18. Coalition Trading 1238 cc 
    19. Concor Projects (pty) Ltd 
    20. Contra-Lit Pty Ltd 
    21. CULLINAN DIAMOND MINE (PTY) LTD 
    22. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
    23. Donnybrook Education & Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    24. DWARSRIVER CHROME MINE (PTY) LTD 
    25. EASTERN PLATINUM LIMITED 
    26. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
    27. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
    28. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
    29. ENB Training Service 
    30. EVANDER GOLD MINES LTD - KINROSS DIVISION 
    31. FALSE BAY TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGE 
    32. FOSKOR Pty Ltd 
    33. Fundisa Zonke Training Academy 
    34. Glencore Operations South Africa (PTY) LTD - Eastern Mines 
    35. Golden Ratio College (Pty) Ltd 
    36. GPR Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    37. Grinaker LTA Mining 
    38. Guest Resource Services (Pty) Ltd 
    39. HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED 
    40. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    41. I Care Resource Centre 
    42. Impala Platinum Limited 
    43. IMPALA PLATINUM LIMITED - RUSTENBURG 
    44. Imperial Logistics & Transport A Div Of Imper 
    45. Innovative Shared Services 
    46. KHUTALA COLLIERY 
    47. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA (PTY) LTD (Middelburg)(TP) 
    48. KINGSBURY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SA PTY LTD 
    49. Kumba Sishen HRD Centre 
    50. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    51. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    52. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    53. Letaba TVET College 
    54. Lomkhethi Trading Enterprise 
    55. Longata Consultant 
    56. Maab Training Management ( Pty) Ltd 
    57. Makwedeng Training 
    58. MANCAS CONSULTANCY CC 
    59. Marematlou Training Institute 
    60. MARGER TRAINING AND PROTERTIES (PTY) LTD 
    61. Marula PLATINUM (PTY) LTD 
    62. Mathome Training & Development 
    63. MATLA COLLIERY 
    64. MESSINA PLATINUM MINES 
    65. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    66. MODIKWA PLATINUM MINE 
    67. Morongwa Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd 
    68. MPACT 
    69. MURRAY & ROBERTS CEMENTATION PTY LTD 
    70. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
    71. Nikwe Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    72. NKOMATI MINE 
    73. Nkulungwane General Trader cc 
    74. NORTHAM PLATINUM LIMITED 
    75. NORTHLINK COLLEGE 
    76. Northlink College - Protea Campus 
    77. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    78. OSR Trading 
    79. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    80. Palabora Copper Pty Ltd 
    81. Platorand Training Centre 
    82. PRETORIA PORTLAND CEMENT CO_LTD (HEAD OFFICE) 
    83. Prisma Training Solutions 
    84. Production Management Institute (PMI) 
    85. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    86. Project Literacy 
    87. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
    88. Rand Uranium (Pty) Ltd 
    89. Rekopane Training Centre CC 
    90. Retshetse Training Project 
    91. Russel Meaker cc 
    92. SAFETY TRAINING PRACTITIONERS PTY LTD 
    93. SAMANCOR EASTERN CROME MINES 
    94. SASOL GLOBAL LEARNING 
    95. SENZEKO EXECUTIVE RISK CC 
    96. SEOPOSENGOE TRAINING CONSULTANCY CC 
    97. SIBANYE GOLD ACADEMY PROPRIETARY LIMITED 
    98. Sibanye Gold Limited - Beatrix division 
    99. Sibanye Gold Limited - Kloof division 
    100. SIMAMA Training and Business Services 
    101. Siyaloba Training Academy 
    102. Skills For Life 
    103. South African Forestry Training College 
    104. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
    105. Southern African Institute of Learning (SAIL) 
    106. Staffing Logistics 
    107. Striving Mind Trading & Projects 
    108. Sunrise Skills Training 
    109. Talent Sculpure Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    110. Technology Risk Solutions 
    111. Tembe Service Providers 
    112. Tiriso Investments 
    113. Training Force 
    114. Triton Training and Development 
    115. TSHEPO RECRUITMENT MINNING(PTY)LTD 
    116. TWO RIVERS PLATINUM (PTY) LTD 
    117. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    118. Umbuso Training Services 
    119. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    120. VENETIA MINE 
    121. Vicmat Consultants 
    122. WESTERN PLATINUM KAREE MINE 
    123. WESTERN PLATINUM MINE 
    124. XSTRATA COAL 
    125. XTRACT TRAINING SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    126. Yangantle Trading 
    127. York Timbers Pty Ltd 
    128. ZUCRO PROJECT CC 



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