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

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of selected periods in history 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123414  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of selected periods in history 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2006-04-20  2009-04-20  SAQA 0165/06 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-04-20   2013-04-20  

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 introduces learners to period in history. It will be useful for learners in business as well as learners who work with antiques and art collections, learners in museums, heritage practice, travel and tourism, environmental assessors, social and historical impact assessors, archaeological fieldworkers and business managers.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the importance of period as a tool for understanding the past.
  • Analysing the main features of a selected period.
  • Comparing a selected period to another period.
  • Describing the relationship between a selected period and the present. 

  • 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 selected periods in history relevant to a specific field. It includes, but is not limited to, colonial, pre-colonial and post-colonial; industrial, and pre-industrial; Iron Age and Stone Age; baroque and romantic and other commonly recognised historical periods. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the importance of period as a tool for understanding the past. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of period is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Key events in a selected period are identified and ordered in a time sequence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Different time periods are identified in a selected field and an indication is given of the significance of each. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse the main features of a selected period. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The main features of a selected period are analysed in terms of their uniqueness. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes, but is not limited to, political, social, economic and scientific features.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ideas and key symbols of the period are analysed as identifiers of the period. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Compare a selected period to another period. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Includes, but is not limited to, colonial, pre-colonial and post-colonial; industrial, and pre-industrial; Iron Age and stone age; baroque and romantic. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Similarities and differences in two periods are compared with reference to continuity and discontinuity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A substantiated opinion on the relative characteristics of each period is made based on evidence. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe the relationship between a selected period and the present. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Similarities and differences in a selected period are compared with the present. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Attitudes and values in the two periods are compared to explain social, cultural, economic and political 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 COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information in comparing periods and identifying key events in different periods. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The leaner is able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in analysing similarities and differences, comparing selected periods and substantiating an opinion. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems identifying causality. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate cultural sensitivity in identifying attitudes and values and their contribution to social and political change. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Search words:
  • Comparative history; period; periodisation. 

  • 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. Arden School of Management 
    2. Avenida (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Faranang Business and Training Solutions PTY(LTD) 
    4. NTI College 
    5. Petra institute of Development (PTY) Ltd 
    6. SHIRS VISION COMPLEADEV PTY LTD 



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