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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Communicate verbally and non-verbally in the workplace 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9960  Communicate verbally and non-verbally in the workplace 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Building Construction 
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
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 
The purpose of this Unit Standard is to enable construction plumbers to communicate effectively with clients, suppliers, colleagues, and subordinates, using both verbal and written communication methods. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
FETC NQF Level 2 literacy and numeracy competencies. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. Potential barriers to communication include cultural differences, word choice, voice modulation, language differences, not listening actively, etc.

2. Communication includes verbally face-to-face, telephonic, written letter, facsimile, etc. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Select method of communication. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The communication method selected is appropriate for the target audience. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Barriers of communication are overcome. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Communicate with subordinates. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Information is gathered from subordinates. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Instructions are given. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Feedback is received to confirm the effectiveness of the communication. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Communicate with clients. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Requests for information are made. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Confirmation of instructions is written. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Information is given in the prescribed format. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. A conversation is engaged in to its logical conclusion. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by CETA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for the Certificate for Construction artisans. CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Qualifying learners understand and can explain:

1. Various ways of communicating verbally and non-verbally
2. Communication as a two-way process
3. Barriers to communication
4. Greetings and leave taking conventions
5. The required formats for written communication; including - letters, instructions, and requests for information. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • Barriers of communication are overcome. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others - refer to all assessment criteria. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self-management - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • Information is given in the prescribed format.
  • Instructions are given. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • The communication method selected is appropriate for the target audience. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively - refer to all assessment criteria. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • Information is given in the prescribed format.
  • The communication method selected is appropriate for the target audience. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world-systems - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • The communication method selected is appropriate for the target audience.
  • Barriers of communication are overcome.
  • A conversation is engaged in to its logical conclusion. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Fundamental  24273   National Certificate: Community House Building  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Fundamental  49022   National Certificate: Floor Covering Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Fundamental  48864   National Certificate: Auctioneering Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2011-02-16  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  67465   National Certificate: Business Administration Services  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  20815   National Certificate: Construction Tiling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  22440   National Certificate: Customs Clearing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-09-13  Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  20419   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-02-10  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  22442   National Certificate: Freight Forwarding  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-09-13  TETA 
    Fundamental  23453   National Certificate: Micro Finance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  BANKSETA 
    Fundamental  60650   Professional Qualification: Business Administration  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  23433   Further Education and Training Certificate: Micro Finance  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  BANKSETA 
    Fundamental  23259   National Certificate: Industrial Rubber Manufacturing: Mixing OR Extruding OR Moulding OR Calendaring  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  20919   National Certificate: Construction Painting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. 17 Shaft Training 
    2. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    4. Amber Tower Training 
    5. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    6. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    7. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    8. Builders Training Centre 
    9. Buna Construction And Projects 
    10. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    11. CBM TRAINING PTY LTD 
    12. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    13. Coega Development Corporation (Pty) Ltd 
    14. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    15. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    16. DESTO PTY LTD 
    17. Eastcape Training Centre 
    18. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    19. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    20. Ekurhuleni East College For TVET 
    21. ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA, CAPE TOWN 
    22. ETS Emergency Training Solutions (PTY) LTD 
    23. False Bay College 
    24. Forek Institute of Technology 
    25. Gabasega Consulting and Training Centre 
    26. Gert Sibande TVET College 
    27. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
    28. GREATER ELDOS IMAGES OF PEACE 
    29. Ikasa Consultancy Enterprise 
    30. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    31. INSIMBI SECURITY TRAINING CENTRE 
    32. Josmap Training Institute 
    33. Kgaugelo Kae-Kae Business Enterprise 
    34. L S Nkosi CC 
    35. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    36. Majuba TVET College 
    37. Makwedeng Training 
    38. Mnambithi TVET College 
    39. MOGOLO ACADEMY - ENKELBULT 
    40. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    41. Motheo TVET College 
    42. MPUMALANGA REGIONAL TRAINING TRUST 
    43. Mthashana F.E.T. College 
    44. Mthoms Trading 
    45. Namuntlha Training and Development (Pty)Ltd 
    46. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    47. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    48. Pat Sesfikile Trading CC 
    49. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    50. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    51. Protech Training cc 
    52. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    53. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    54. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    55. SETHIKE TRADING 
    56. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    57. SIYAFUNDA BUSINESS SYSTEM 
    58. Somvi General Services 
    59. SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK JOHANNESBURG 
    60. Sphola Consulting CC 
    61. St Anthonys Education Centre 
    62. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
    63. The Business Zone 352 
    64. Tius Consultants 
    65. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
    66. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
    67. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    68. TSK Projects 
    69. Umgungundlovu FET College 
    70. Vuselela TVET College 
    71. West Coast TVET College 
    72. Zama Training & Developments 



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