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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge and application of efficient study skills 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244570  Demonstrate knowledge and application of efficient study skills 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Life Skills 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies People/Human-Centred Development 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
This Unit Standard is intended for learners in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) or learning towards occupational qualifications at Level 5. It will be useful for bridging courses and extended programmes to equip learners with the competencies that they need to operate in Higher Education. It will also be useful for teachers and trainers who wish to enhance their own study skills in order to teach study skills in schooling, FET Institutions and Providers of Occupational Qualifications.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Analysing own abilities and lifestyle.
  • Demonstrating different methods of thinking.
  • Applying knowledge of learning theories and study techniques to develop a personal study methodology.
  • Synthesising information from a variety of sources. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication at NQF Level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Texts and sources should be at a suitable readability level and should relate to the subject, learning area or field in which a learner is studying/learning. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse own abilities and lifestyle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of a balanced lifestyle is explained with reference to wellness and productivity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    A balanced lifestyle includes, but is not limited to, physical, health, financial, career, social, cultural, spiritual, ethical, family, home and educational aspects.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Own abilities and interests are analysed to determine strengths and weaknesses and their implications for learning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Activities in own life are prioritised to enable a balance lifestyle and to accommodate an effective study programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A study schedule is planned to optimise the use of time and updated to accommodate unforeseen changes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate different methods of thinking. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Techniques for lateral thinking are explored and an indication is given of when creative thinking is appropriate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Inductive or deductive thinking is applied to solve a problem. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Critical thinking techniques are applied to explore or debate an issue or solve a problem. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply knowledge of learning theory and study techniques to develop a personal study methodology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Theories of learning are interpreted and applied to identify own learning style. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A variety of study techniques are investigated and evaluated in relation to own abilities and goals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A personal study methodology is developed based on self knowledge and reflection and is evaluated for effectiveness and updated or amended if necessary. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Synthesise information from a variety of sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information is accessed from a variety of sources and analysed for relevance in relation to the intended purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Techniques or skills to enhance comprehension are applied to interrogate a text. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Comprehension skills/techniques include, but are not limited to literal comprehension (recognition and recall of details, main ideas, sequence, cause and effect, comparison), reorganization (classification, outlining, summarizing, synthesizing), inferential comprehension (supporting details, main ideas, sequence, comparisons, cause and effect relationships, predicting outcomes), evaluation ( judgements of reality or fantasy, fact or opinion, adequacy and validity, appropriateness, worth, desirability and acceptability) and appreciation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information is processed from a variety of sources and synthesised with due regard for audience and purpose. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment of the final product should include, but is not limited to correct use of language and terminology, logic, sequence, cohesion, consistency of style, own voice, and referencing techniques. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • 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 and creative thinking have been made in demonstrating lateral, inductive and deductive thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage him/herself in using techniques for organising him/herself in a learning situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information in accessing, processing and synthesizing information from a variety of sources. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to reflect on and explore a variety of strategies to learn more effectively in developing a personal study methodology. 

    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
    Fundamental  66869   National Certificate: Home Affairs Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Fundamental  61529   National Certificate: Loss Adjusting  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Fundamental  59258   National Certificate: Polygraphy  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  64649   Higher Certificate: Early Childhood Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  59429   National Certificate: Inclusive Education  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  63969   National Certificate: Pharmaceutical Sales Representation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 
    Elective  67373   National Diploma: Orientation and Mobility Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 


    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. ABASUNGULI TRAINING SPESIALISTS (PTY) LTD 
    2. Adelaine Training Solutions Pty Ltd 
    3. BOITUMELO TRAINING & RESOURCE CENTRE 
    4. Caversham Education Institute 
    5. CENTRE FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT 
    6. Custoda Trust 
    7. Directflo 
    8. DM Training Consultants 
    9. Early Learning Foundation Montessori Teacher Training 
    10. Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU) 
    11. Education Alive Incorporated 
    12. EDUTAK PRE-SCHOOL TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    13. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    14. FALSE BAY TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGE 
    15. Faranang Business and Training Solutions PTY(LTD) 
    16. Faranang Marketing 
    17. Goldfields FET College 
    18. Jabulani Training & Development 
    19. Katiso-kuno Consulting 
    20. KHANIMAMBA TRAINING AND RESOURCE CENTRE 
    21. Klein Karoo Resource Centre 
    22. Kula Institute 
    23. Loago Business Consulting 
    24. Ma-Usi Education Training and Skills Development 
    25. MASIKHULE EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE 
    26. Montessori Teacher Training Centre South Africa 
    27. Motheo Training Institute Trust 
    28. New Beginnings Training and Development Organisation 
    29. Northern Cape Urban College: Kimberley Campus 
    30. NORTHLINK COLLEGE 
    31. Northshore Trading 19CC t/a Makakhaunye Training and Development Agency 
    32. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    33. Pineridge Training Centre 
    34. Right 4 u College 
    35. SANTS College 
    36. Sustainability Institute Trust 
    37. T Mabuya & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    38. Teachers Learning Centre PTY LTD 
    39. Tembe Service Providers 
    40. Tendazwau Trading 8 
    41. Thasha Training and Consulting 
    42. The Iscariota Group (Pty) Ltd 
    43. The Port Elizabeth Early Learning Centre 
    44. THUKAKGALADI INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PROJECT 
    45. UNIVERSAL COLLEGE OUTCOMES SA 
    46. Vuselela FET College - Potchefstroom Campus 
    47. WonderKids Academy 
    48. Wonderkids Montessori Training Centre 
    49. World Wide Education Providers(Pty)Ltd 



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