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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply knowledge of current and past influences to explain demographic trends 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264676  Apply knowledge of current and past influences to explain demographic trends 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Home Affairs 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
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
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 the Department of Home Affairs who provide operational services at regional centres, head office or in missions abroad. It will be useful for new employees and for employees who are already in service, but do not have formal qualifications and are therefore unable to progress within the Department. It should enable learners to provide efficient services while complying with relevant legislation.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Investigating issues related to legislation prior to 1994 that have implications for the Department of Home Affairs.
  • Explaining how population statistics are collected and used.
  • Identifying and explaining patterns and trends in population information. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner has the following knowledge and skills:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Operational Civic Services as offered at regional centres, head office or in missions abroad including, but not limited to, births, deaths, marriages, issuing and the amendment of enabling documentation, permits and certificates, citizenship and population registration. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Investigate issues relating to legislation prior to 1994 that have implications for the Department of Home Affairs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Population Acts that impacted on freedom of association and movement are identified in order to give an indication of how aspects of outdated legislation still impact on the processes and procedures in the Department of Home Affairs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Forms and processes used by the Department of Home Affairs to deal with historical or cultural issues are identified and an indication is given of the context that necessitated the development of each form and/or process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain how population statistics are collected and used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of registration of births, deaths and marriages is explained with reference to the need for accurate population statistics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The function of the National Population Register (NPR) is explained with reference to how the information is used by different stakeholders and the importance for development planning. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and explain patterns and trends in population information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Statistics relating to births are analysed and compared to information from other Departments and sources to determine the accuracy of registered information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relationship of the Department of Home Affairs and other Government Departments is explained with reference to the use of death statistics, causes of death and contributory factors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A set of population statistics is analysed and organised in order to explain a trend. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • 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 in analysing statistics relating to births and determining the accuracy of registered information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively in explaining how aspects of outdated legislation still impact on the processes and procedures in the Department of Home Affairs and the circumstances that necessitated the development of selected forms and processes used by the Department of Home Affairs to deal with historical or cultural issues. 

    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
    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.
     
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    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.