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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop and evaluate ETD and ABET policy within organisations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10306  Develop and evaluate ETD and ABET policy within organisations 
ORIGINATOR
SGB ABET Educators 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 05 - Education, Training and Development Adult Learning 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  16 
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 
Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to describe the government's ETD and ABET policy, define ABET according to the policy, identify the target groups for ABET, apply policy within their own organisations and evaluate policy. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
US no. 5.08 'Promote lifelong learning' from the level 5 qualification. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Interpret government policy on ETD and ABET 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Elements of government ETD and ABET policies are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Recent developments in policy are described and linked to other relevant social, political and economic developments. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Current policy is explained in terms of its historical context. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Links between policy and allocation of resources are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Current ABET policy is linked to other to national policies.
(e.g. general ETD policy, RDP, Welfare) 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Formulate ABET organisational policies in line with government policy 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Elements of national policy which affect organisational policy are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Organisational policy is developed, stated clearly in appropriate documents and presented to stakeholders for comment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Amendments are made to organisational policy in line with changes in national policy. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Implications of policy developments for different stakeholders are interpreted accurately. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Relevant policy developments and their implications are reported to staff, supervisors, learners and other stakeholders accurately and in appropriate language 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Implement ABET practices in line with ABET policy 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. ABET programmes offered are in line with government policy. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Materials which are in line with ABET policy are used. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Language of instruction for learners is used as prescribed by policy. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Impact of government policy developments on local ABET practice is described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Resolutions are formulated to adjust/develop ABET practices according to national/regional policy developments. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Evaluate ETD policy 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Main aim/purpose of the policy is identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Sector or group whose interests are most served by the policy is identified, as are sectors or groups which are ignored or marginalised. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Feasibility of the policy is determined in terms of logistics, resources, attitudinal barriers and qualities of the target group. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Developmental potential of the policy is described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Evidence of bias in the policy is identified and explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. ABET and ETD policies in other (developing) countries are compared to those in own country. 



Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identifying and solving problems in which responses display those responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organising and managing oneself and one's actions responsibly and effectively. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/ or written presentation. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Demonstrating and understanding of the world as a set of related system by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
Contributing to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large, by making it the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
(i) reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively;
(ii) participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities;
(iii) being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts;
(iv) exploring education and career opportunities; and
(v) developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

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
Elective  20485   National First Degree: ABET Practice  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2018-12-31  ETDP SETA 


PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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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.