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

Analyse relevant historical sources to interpret the past 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123412  Analyse relevant historical sources to interpret the past 
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 need to interact with historical sources in order to interpret a past event or investigate a case. It will be useful for learners in Local, Regional and National government, museums, claims assessors, 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:
  • Determining a framework for a historical investigation.
  • Identifying and accessing relevant sources.
  • Interrogating evidence for validity and credibility.
  • Interpreting the past from selected sources.
  • Presenting research findings. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is historical research. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Determine a framework for a historical investigation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant questions are asked to determine the direction of the proposed research. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The nature of information required to answer the research questions is identified in order to select relevant sources. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Historical sources include, but are not limited to, documents, texts, and other printed sources, oral sources, artefacts buildings, machinery, items of technology, monuments, memorabilia and art works.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and access relevant sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Original sources are identified and accessed for specific research. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sources may be primary or secondary sources.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Additional information is identified and accessed to establish historical context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Records are used to trace evidence of the past. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A reference system is designed to acknowledge sources of information used in the research. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Interrogate evidence for validity and credibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sources are analysed to extract relevant information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A variety of sources or accounts of the past are used to check validity and credibility. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Interpret the past from selected sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The results of the research are interpreted in order to construct an account of the past. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The results of the research are compared to the planned outcomes of the research to determine relevance. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Present research findings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A report is compiled indicating the findings of the research. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The report is presented to a selected audience in an appropriate format. 


    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 ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly and effectively by completing work timeously and acknowledging sources. 

    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:
  • Research, history, research report, evidence, sources. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    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: 
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