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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate effective language skills in school management and leadership 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115440  Demonstrate effective language skills in school management and leadership 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Education Management and Leadership 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 05 - Education, Training and Development Schooling 
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 is a fundamental unit standard at Level 5, which can be credited to the Advanced Certificate in Education (School Management and Leadership) at Level 6.

The unit standard is suitable for those in school management and leadership positions, for office-based educators supporting school managers, for aspirant school managers, and for those responsible for subject/learning area/phase leadership in schools.

Effective communication and use of language is crucial for successful management of schools. Qualifying educators/school managers should be able to demonstrate competence in a range of school management related reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard assumes that the learner/'school manager':
  • Is competent in the language of instruction of the provider
  • Has some knowledge and practical experience of schools, the school system and the broader profession. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The site for demonstration of competence in this unit standard is:
  • The school, or
  • The subject/learning area/phase department within the school, or
  • The school in relation to the district office. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate competence in the reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate competence in the reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills necessary for effective management in schools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Be conversant with education-related matters in the media and be able to use this information in the management of the school. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Read and interpret departmental circulars, policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Coordinate the writing of clear, accurate and informed policies and procedures for the management of school affairs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Write effective and accurate official letters, memoranda and reports. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Make presentations on education-related issues to different audiences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Chair meetings and manage the necessary documentation related to meetings, including the preparation and use of minutes. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Since this is a fundamental unit standard in the ACE in School Management and Leadership, it should follow the accreditation and moderation options as described in the ACE. 

    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 ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities 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 persuasion. 

    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. 

    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
    Core  73529   Advanced Certificate: Education: School Management and Leadership  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. EDUTEL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    2. Enjo Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Inafrica General Trading Pty LTD 
    4. Pitt Institute T/A Imithombo Institute 
    5. THE MATTHEW GONIWE SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE 
    6. VUWA PROJECTS 



    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.