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

Describe the world from a travel perspective 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7937  Describe the world from a travel perspective 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hospitality,Tourism,Travel, Leisure and Gaming 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 4  NQF Level 04  10 
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 person in the travel industry should know roughly where specific countries are and their main attractions. He/she should ensure that they keep themselves up-to-date on new developments and make an effort to inform colleagues of anything new that would benefit the organisation. 

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

UNIT STANDARD OUTCOME HEADER 
Demonstrated KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING : 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrated KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING : 
OUTCOME NOTES 
1. Describe the different world climatic zones and their effects on tourism. (Range of climatic zones: tropical, dry, sub-tropical, temperate, polar).

2. Describe the features of the compass and explain the concept of latitude, longitude and map symbols.

3. Explain the concept of world time zones, as well as GMT/UTC.

4. Explain the concept of daylight saving, and state which countries observe this.

5. Describe the effects of world time zones and distance travel on the international passenger. (Range of effects: jetlag, day lost/gained)

6. Describe the effects of diseases on tourism (e.g. Malaria, typhoid, cholera, etc.)

7. Explain international and domestic tax for gateway airports and the means of accessing this information.

8. Describe the application of VAT/GST to international tourists and how those tourists can reclaim the tax paid. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding: 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
1 Describe the different world climatic zones and their effects on tourism. (Range of climatic zones: tropical, dry, sub-tropical, temperate, polar).

2. Describe the features of the compass and explain the concept of latitude, longitude and map symbols

.3. Explain the concept of world time zones, as well as GMT/UTC.

4. Explain the concept of daylight saving, and state which countries observe this.

5. Describe the effects of world time zones and distance travel on the international passenger. (Range of effects: jetlag, day lost/gained)

6. Describe the effects of diseases on tourism (e.g. Malaria, typhoid, cholera, etc.)

7. Explain international and domestic tax for gateway airports and the means of accessing this information

.8. Describe the application of VAT/GST to international tourists and how those tourists can reclaim the tax paid. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Demonstrated ability to make decisions about practice and to act accordingly: 
OUTCOME NOTES 
9. Identify the location of typical tourist countries and important cities world-wide using a world map or atlas.

10. Identify international and domestic gateway cities/airports using a map or atlas by means of the 3 letter IATA codes.

11. Identify the major routes (direct and indirect) using various modes of transport to and from South Africa. (Range of various modes of transport: air, rail, road and sea).

12. Identify physical features using a map of the world. (Range of physical features: the five continents and islands, the oceans and seas, most important physical or man-made tourist attractions, political boundaries, capitals, ports of entries)

.13. Given a particular country, obtain general tourist information for that country. (Range of general information: banking hours, health requirements, voltage, currency, entry requirements, airport taxes, time zone and public / bank holidays, safety/security).

14. Given a traveller's chosen destination and time of travel, determine the influence of climatic conditions and offer alternative periods of travel or alternate destinations if necessary. Explain reasons for the choices.

15. Given specific changes in political conditions in a particular region, decide to inform the traveller of alternative arrangements which can be/have been made. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Demonstrated ability to make DECISIONS about practice and to ACT accordingly: 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
9. Identify the location of typical tourist countries and important cities world-wide using a world map or atlas.

10. Identify international and domestic gateway cities/airports using a map or atlas by means of the 3 letter IATA codes.

11.Identify the major routes (direct and indirect) using various modes of transport to and from South Africa. (Range of various modes of transport: air, rail, road and sea).

12. Identify physical features using a map of the world. (Range of physical features: the five continents and islands, the oceans and seas, most important physical or man-made tourist attractions, political boundaries, capitals, ports of entries).

13. Given a particular country, obtain general tourist information for that country. (Range of general information: banking hours, health requirements, voltage, currency, entry requirements, airport taxes, time zone and public / bank holidays, safety/security).

14. Given a traveller's chosen destination and time of travel, determine the influence of climatic conditions and offer alternative periods of travel or alternate destinations if necessary. Explain reasons for the choices.

15. Given specific changes in political conditions in a particular region, decide to inform the traveller of alternative arrangements which can be/have been made. 


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. 


UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
The assessor must :

1. Arrange or create an environment in which the learner can be fairly assessed against the outcomes.?

The unit can be assessed in isolation from other unit standards.?

There are no restrictions on where this unit standard may be assessed.

2. Evaluate the learner's ability to meet the outcomes. ?

This unit can be assessed by using case studies, written tests or discussion with the candidate.

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

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

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

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
1. Essential embedded knowledge is dealt with under the specific outcomes section where "demonstrated KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING" is required.

2. Range statements are included with specific outcomes as necessary.

3. The following critical cross-field outcomes are covered in this unit standard under the specific outcomes section. They are not assessed directly, but are assessed holistically through the outcomes as indicated.?

Collect, analyse and evaluate information 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Core  61597   National Certificate: General Travel  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
Core  14122   National Diploma: Retail Travel  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 
Core  14118   National Diploma: Wholesale Travel  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2012-06-30  CATHSSETA 


PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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