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

Present an informed argument on a current issue in a business sector 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14525  Present an informed argument on a current issue in a business sector 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Financial Services 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-08-13  2006-08-13  SAQA 0249/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-08-13   2010-08-13  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
230070  Present an informed argument on a current issue in a business sector  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended specifically to meet the communication requirement for qualifications in Financial Services at NQF Level 5, but it may be useful to learners in other sectors. It requires knowledge of current issues in a selected field or sub-field and ability to conduct independent research on such issues.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating knowledge and insight into a current issue in a selected business sector.
  • Developing an argument around an issue using the language of the field.
  • Organising a communication on a selected issue.
  • Appling technical knowledge and skill to present an argument on an issue in a selected business sector. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this Unit Standard. Learners should be competent in Communication and Mathematical and Financial Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The presentation should include a handout, slides and verbal presentation. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge and insight into a current issue in a selected business sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A current issue is identified in a selected business sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The issue is analysed indicating in-depth insight into the specialist issue. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The relevance of the issue and potential impact on a specific business sector is explained with reference to current research. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Regulations relating to the topic are identified to ensure that the argument to be developed complies with legislative requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Develop an argument around an issue using the language of the field. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Appropriate terminology is used in the correct context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The issue is considered from different viewpoints in order to produce an objective position or balanced view. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A specific case for or against the issue is developed for a selected audience and purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The argument is substantiated in order to produce informed opinions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Potential challenges to the argument are anticipated in order to be prepared for questions or counter arguments. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Organise a communication on a selected issue. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The objective of the communication is clearly identified and stated for the target audience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Appropriate communication tools are used to achieve the stated objective of the communication. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The selected content is sequenced to achieve the communication objective. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The information is synthesised into a coherent presentation that meets the objective and is appropriate for the intended audience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. A cogent argument is provided to negate undesired options. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Appropriate examples are included to illustrate and substantiate the argument. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply technical knowledge and skill to present argument on an issue in a selected business sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A written document is produced to present an argument on the selected issue and support a verbal presentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The main points of the argument are identified and highlighted with due regard for the specific audience and purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The language level and vocabulary used are appropriate for the audience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. A communication is presented coherently using the basic conventions of the appropriate professional discourse. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. A specific viewpoint is defended and substantiated with additional information and examples when necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Comments and challenges are addressed without losing the focus of the argument. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    This Unit Standard will be internally assessed by the provider and moderated by a moderator registered by INSQA or a relevant accredited ETQA. The mechanisms and requirements for moderation are contained in the document obtainable from INSQA (INSQA framework for assessment and moderation). 

    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 IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses show that responsible decisions using critical thinking have been made in identifying and arguing a selected issue. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly researching the issue and meeting deadlines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information in researching a current issue. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively in presenting a verbal argument, defending a point of view, developing a written document to accompany the presentation and selecting the main points of the argument. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems identifying a current issue and explaining the relevance of the issue to a selected business sector. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 230070, which is "Present an informed argument on a current issue in a business sector", Level 5, 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  48886   National Certificate: Business Advising  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-11-11  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  49834   National Certificate: Financial Services: Long-Term Risk Assessment  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  INSETA 
    Fundamental  23973   National Certificate: Financial Services: Wealth Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-08-13  Was INSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  36438   National Certificate: Local Economic Development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Fundamental  49793   National Certificate: Productivity  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SABPP 
    Fundamental  20908   National Diploma: Customer Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Fundamental  49860   National Diploma: Financial Services: Long-Term Risk Assessment  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Fundamental  20904   National Diploma: Marketing Communications  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Fundamental  61593   National Diploma: Marketing Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  20896   National Diploma: Marketing Research  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Fundamental  35926   National Diploma: Payroll Administration Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-31  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  67229   National Diploma: Payroll Administration Services  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Fundamental  49794   National Diploma: Productivity  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SABPP 
    Elective  48960   Further Education and Training Certificate: Social Security Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  49123   National Certificate: Journalism  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-10-18  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  61594   National Certificate: Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-02  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49023   National Diploma: Liaison Interpreting  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  QCTO 
    Elective  49598   National Diploma: Paralegal Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  48784   National Diploma: Translation  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  CHE 


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