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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Investigate historical events to explain phases and trends 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123411  Investigate historical events to explain phases and trends 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Historical Studies 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies Traditions, History and Legacies 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2006-04-20  2009-04-20  SAQA 0165/06 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-04-20   2013-04-20  

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 intended for learners who apply knowledge of historical events to explain trends, phases and cycles in data in a work environment. It will be useful for learners in Local, Regional and National government, museums, claims assessors, financial services, fraud investigators, politicians, travel and tourism, Non-government Organisations (NGOs), crime investigators, and for personal development of the informed public.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Investigating aspects of microhistory to make generalisations at micro level.
  • Applying the skills of historical enquiry to interpret macro historical developments at macro level.
  • Applying historical knowledge to explain phases and trends. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is the macro level that may determine the micro level. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Investigate aspects of microhistory to make generalisations at micro level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A series of historical events at micro level is analysed to identify and explain a local trend. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relative importance of a selected event is determined based on the assessment of available evidence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Evidence is investigated from different points of view in order to explain the past. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Qualitative and quantitative data are integrated to explain a trend or generalisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply the skills of historical enquiry to interpret macro historical developments at macro level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A variety of sources are interrogated to establish an indication of generic phases and trends. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Similar events in the past are compared to interpret a recent or anticipated crisis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The narrative of how a trend transpired is presented based on available evidence. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply historical knowledge to explain phases and trends. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The events in a selected period are analysed to account for specific developments or ways of thinking. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A representation of an era is constructed to contextualise a phase or trend. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessors for this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the appropriate ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider through the appropriate ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the appropriate ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information for a research assignment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively in researching an historical event and presenting the findings of the research. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Search words:

    Historical phases; trends; macro; micro economies; history; generalisation; data interpretation; qualitative data. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  64069   Further Education and Training Certificate: Archives and Records Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  66869   National Certificate: Home Affairs Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 


    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. Arden School of Management 
    2. Nkinane Training Institute and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 



    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.