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

Apply for a job or work experience placement 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7815  Apply for a job or work experience placement 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Hospitality,Tourism,Travel, Leisure and Gaming   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Gaming and Leisure 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-11-03  2011-07-31  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2012-07-31   2015-07-31  

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 
Each learner must be able to prepare a curriculum vitae (CV), compare their skills to available positions and submit applications with covering letters. Learners must also understand the importance of presentation during the interview. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
None 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Range statements are included with specific outcomes as necessary. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
1. Explain the importance of CV's, covering letters and letters of application being as concise as possible.

2. Explain why there should be no time gaps on a CV.

3. Explain the purpose of a covering letter that should accompany a CV.

4. Discuss the importance of getting information about the organisation and the prospective position before the interview.

5. Given that body language could negatively affect the interview, identify the ways this could happen and explain how to avoid this problem.

6. Explain the importance of asking questions related to the job and the organisation during the interview.

7. Give reasons for not being negative about current and previous employers when asked about them. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Arrange or create an environment in which the learner can be fairly assessed against the outcomes. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • There are no restrictions on where this unit standard may be assessed.
  • The unit standard should be assessed in conjunction with a unit standard that deals with Identify Work Opportunities. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Evaluate the learner's ability to meet the outcomes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by using observation, case studies, written tests, discussion with the candidate and role plays.
  • Product sampling to cover a CV and covering letter, answers to probable questions and list of own appropriate questions.
  • Simulation supplemented by Questioning to cover interview arrangements and procedures and techniques. 
  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • CV categories: personal details, education and qualifications, work history, achievements
  • Arrangements: date and time, address, directions, transportation/accommodation, interviewer name
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Provide specific feedback to the learner on assessments and the learner's ability to meet the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Complete the declaration of competence and inform the appropriate ETQA once the learner has demonstrated the ability to meet all the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Counsel the learner on future assessments, necessary learning and further qualifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrated ability to make decisions about practice and to act accordingly. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    8. Match own skills, experience and personal attributes against prospective jobs or advertised vacancies.

    9. Contact the organisation, where necessary, to obtain application forms and complete clearly and accurately.

    10. Compile a curriculum vitae and covering letter containing all relevant information and support documentation using an acceptable format and correct spelling and grammar. (Range of CV: personal details, education and qualifications, work history, achievements) (Range of documentation: certificates, references)

    11. Despatch documentation in sufficient time to meet closing date.

    12. Confirm and record interview arrangements. (Range of arrangements: date and time, address, directions, transportation / accommodation, interviewer name)

    13. Obtain information about the organisation and the prospective position before the interview. (Range of information: size of the organisation (numbers of sites, employees), types of customers, style of operation / culture, mission statement, competitor)

    14. Given question time during the interview, prepare a list of probable questions from the interviewer and own list of appropriate questions to ask. (Range of probable questions: personal history, personal goals and aspirations, personal interest in the position, own expectations about the job & organisation) (Range of appropriate questions: conditions of employment, promotion prospects, training / development opportunities

    15. Project a positive personal image through punctuality, appropriate dress and grooming.

    16. Demonstrate an active listening attitude and positive body language throughout the interview.

    17. Observe the correct courtesy and greetings throughout the interview.

    18. Agree on the next steps with prospective employer before departure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Arrange or create an environment in which the learner can be fairly assessed against the outcomes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • There are no restrictions on where this unit standard may be assessed.
  • The unit standard should be assessed in conjunction with a unit standard that deals with Identify Work Opportunities. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Evaluate the learner's ability to meet the outcomes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by using observation, case studies, written tests, discussion with the candidate and role plays.
  • Product sampling to cover a CV and covering letter, answers to probable questions and list of own appropriate questions.
  • Simulation supplemented by Questioning to cover interview arrangements and procedures and techniques. 
  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • CV categories: personal details, education and qualifications, work history, achievements
  • Arrangements: date and time, address, directions, transportation/accommodation, interviewer name
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Provide specific feedback to the learner on assessments and the learner's ability to meet the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Complete the declaration of competence and inform the appropriate ETQA once the learner has demonstrated the ability to meet all the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Counsel the learner on future assessments, necessary learning and further qualifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrated ability to learn from our actions and to adapt performance. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    19. Given different jobs within the organisation, describe potential adjustments to one's CV. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Arrange or create an environment in which the learner can be fairly assessed against the outcomes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • There are no restrictions on where this unit standard may be assessed.
  • The unit standard should be assessed in conjunction with a unit standard that deals with Identify Work Opportunities. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Evaluate the learner's ability to meet the outcomes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • This unit standard can be assessed by using observation, case studies, written tests, discussion with the candidate and role plays.
  • Product sampling to cover a CV and covering letter, answers to probable questions and list of own appropriate questions.
  • Simulation supplemented by Questioning to cover interview arrangements and procedures and techniques. 
  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • CV categories: personal details, education and qualifications, work history, achievements
  • Arrangements: date and time, address, directions, transportation/accommodation, interviewer name
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Provide specific feedback to the learner on assessments and the learner's ability to meet the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Complete the declaration of competence and inform the appropriate ETQA once the learner has demonstrated the ability to meet all the outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Counsel the learner on future assessments, necessary learning and further qualifications. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered with the FE/HE Registrar.

    3. Any institution wishing to receive skill development grants must be accredited with the relevant ETQA. Such an institution will also be registered with the relevant SETA.

    4. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge and Critical cross-field outcomes have been included within the specific outcomes category.
    This has been done as it was deemed necessary to ensure holistic assessment occurred.

    The specific outcomes can be applied in a range of contexts.

    Many of the outcomes have been written in such a way that competence must be demonstrated in the context as opposed to in isolation from a context.

    The specific outcomes are comparable to outcomes used internationally.

    We therefore structured outcomes using the format noun + verb + condition (modifying phrase)Specific outcomes have been split into three categoriesa) knowledge and understanding (what the learner must know and understand)b) decision-making and acting (what the learner must do)c) adapting performance ( including reflexive competence)In many instances there are more than six specific outcomes, as the inclusion of critical cross-field outcomes and embedded knowledge has increased the number of specific outcomes.

    If competencies are to be clustered in a meaningful way, then these unit standards cannot be split. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively (Specific Outcomes 9,10,11,12,13,14,18) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Personal Development - Explore education and career opportunities (Specific Outcomes 4,8,19) 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Fundamental  14114   National Certificate: Dealing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-01-23  Was CATHSSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  14116   National Certificate: Hospitality Reception  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-10-30  Was CATHSSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  14111   National Certificate: Professional Cookery  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Fundamental  14109   National Diploma: Fast Food Services  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Fundamental  61596   National Diploma: Food and Beverage Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  14112   National Diploma: Professional Cookery  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  14110   National Certificate: Accommodation Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  14115   National Certificate: Fast Food Services  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  14113   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Services  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  14123   National Diploma: Accommodation Services  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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