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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate historical knowledge and understanding of continuity and change over time in a specific context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123413  Demonstrate historical knowledge and understanding of continuity and change over time in a specific context 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Historical Studies 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies Traditions, History and Legacies 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 Unit Standard is intended for learners who need to develop historical consciousness, a cornerstone of cultural dynamics as a foundation for intelligent interactions with the world. Exposure to historical thinking should lead to responsible citizenship. It will be useful for learners in Local, Regional and National government, financial services, travel and tourism, global governance and civil society and libraries as well as for cultural museum assistants, politicians, diplomatic service cultural attaches, and other industrial sectors.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining continuity and change in a selected historical context.
  • Investigating an example of continuity and change over time in a selected historical context.
  • Analysing possible cause and consequence in a selected historical context.
  • Applying an appropriate research methodology to explain continuity and change in a selected historical context. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication at Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is continuity and change over time and space from an historical perspective.
  • Sources are anything that informs about the past.
  • Context includes time, space and place.
  • Historical contexts include, but are not limited to, events, sites, periods, place, town, city, time and place.
  • Sectors may be social, economic, political or environmental. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain continuity and change in a selected historical context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concepts of continuity and change are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Continuity and change over time, space and place.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Examples of continuity and change are used to construct an interpretation of the past in a selected context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The effect of personal perceptions on the individual's reconstruction of the past is explored with reference to the importance of dialogue and the dangers of presenting only one point of view. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Investigate an example of continuity and change over time in a selected historical context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An example of continuity and change is used to anticipate trends in a specific economic sector or to create a scenario. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Scenarios include doomsday and utopian perspectives.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Anticipated trends are used to create an informed opinion based on historical evidence. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse possible cause and consequence in a selected historical context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Historical and personal knowledge of the past and other relevant information are applied to infer cause and consequence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Causes and consequences in historical events or situations are analysed and interpreted and used to describe the past. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relationship between cause and consequence in a specific process, period or event is used to explain continuity and change. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply an appropriate research methodology to explain cause and consequence in a selected historical context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Historical sources are accessed and selected for a specific research project. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Historical sources include, but are not limited to, documents, texts, and other printed sources, oral sources, artefacts buildings, machinery, items of technology, monuments, memorabilia and art works.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate sources are analysed to verify information and explain continuity and change. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessors for this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the appropriate ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider through the appropriate ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the appropriate ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

  • 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 IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses show that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in analysing cause and consequence. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly and effectively in applying appropriate research methodology to explain continuity and change. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information in investigating an example of continuity and change over time. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively in explaining continuity and change in a selected historical context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising cause and consequence in a selected context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate cultural sensitive across a range of social contexts in analysing cause and consequence. 

    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 
    Search words:

    Continuity; change; cause; consequence; causality; sources; history; historical studies; heritage, periodisation, research, evidence. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  64069   Further Education and Training Certificate: Archives and Records Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 


    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. Amasiko Trading Enterprise 
    2. Arden School of Management 
    3. Avenida (Pty) Ltd 
    4. NTI College 
    5. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 



    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.