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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Implement cultural heritage resources management in the field 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252460  Implement cultural heritage resources management in the field 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Nature Conservation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Nature Conservation 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 individuals dealing with the implementation of cultural heritage resource management whilst in the field in a conservation area.
Individuals credited with this unit standard will enrich their own practice and lay a sound foundation for future learning through the better understanding and appreciation of the cultural diversity within the area in which they operate.

Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Define basic concepts of cultural heritage resource management.
  • Describe local cultural heritage practices, traditions and sites.
  • Monitor cultural heritage sites.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of relevant aspects of cultural heritage legislation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Define basic concepts of cultural heritage resource management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of the concept "Cultural Heritage Resource Management". 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept of "Cultural Heritage Resource Management" is related to the needs of South African society. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An outline is given of the connection between cultural heritage resource management and nature conservation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An overview is presented of the most important principles of cultural heritage resource management. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe local cultural heritage practices, traditions and sites. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sites within the area of operation are visually identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Existing sites, previously unidentified sites are recognized.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A description is given of local practices and traditions relevant to a site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance is explained of managing and preserving cultural sites and artefacts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Traditions, pottery, rock paintings, artefacts and historical sites.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor cultural heritage sites. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A justification is given for preserving a cultural heritage site within the area of operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An outline is provided of the causes of cultural heritage site deterioration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Assistance is rendered in compiling an inventory of the important artefacts and/or cultural assets on the heritage site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Assistance is rendered in implementing a management plan for the cultural heritage site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An explanation is given of how visitor requirements are accommodated within the context of the law and site management plan. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Outline relevant aspects of cultural heritage legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A distinction is made between sustainable and non-sustainable utilisation of cultural resources. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Monitoring the carrying capacity of visitors on site.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An overview is presented of key aspects of legislation relevant to the management of a cultural heritage site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An outline is provided of penalties incurred for damage/mismanagement of a site. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing an individual against this unit standard must meet the assessor requirements of the relevant ETQA. In particular, such assessors must demonstrate that they assess in terms of the scope and context defined in all the range statements. Any institution offering learning towards this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • External moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Principles of cultural heritage management.
  • Identifying and distinguishing between a variety of local cultural heritage sites.
  • Sustainable versus non-sustainable utilization.
  • The role of conservation in cultural heritage management.
  • Cultural resource management plans (actual).
  • Site assessment according to a set of criteria.
  • The impact/s on a cultural heritage site.
  • The causes of cultural heritage site deterioration.
  • Collecting, recording and reporting of data.
  • Cultural heritage site maintenance.
  • Reasons for cultural heritage site conservation.
  • National Heritage Resources Act (Act 25 of 1999) and any other appropriate legislation and regulations relating to the Act.
  • Basic knowledge of the tools, equipment, lifestyle and culture of the relevant period. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage own activities:
  • Providing assistance in interventions aimed at preserving cultural heritage sites requires the learner to work in a methodical and systematic manner. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    See the world as a set of interrelated systems:
  • A clear understanding of the interplay between human activity and the conservation of the natural environment is essential for successfully completing this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Personal development:
  • This unit standard represents an important opportunity for the learner to grow in understanding of the rich cultural diversity of South Africa. It emphasizes the need for a learner to achieve a broad perspective on and appreciation for the variety and richness of the cultural heritages of South Africa. 

  • 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 
  • Demonstration of the knowledge and skills outlined in this unit standard must be consistent with the principles of:
    > Maintaining essential ecological processes and life-support systems.
    > Maintaining genetic, species and ecosystem diversity.
    > Maintaining cultural heritage resources.
  • Learners should have a basic understanding of social rights and responsibilities within the operational area, whilst ensuring sustainable utilisation of sites.
  • Site identification should reflect an understanding of the key concepts and principles underlying cultural heritage management and should include consideration of different cultural origins.
  • Categories of sites should be explained in the context of local, regional and/or sub-regional history. Qualifying learners should be able to list what activities are legally allowed, or not allowed, at cultural heritage sites. Their explanation should reflect an elementary understanding of the way in which legislation contributes to cultural heritage management.
  • Learning should focus on an understanding and implementation of cultural resource management plans. Implementation should include various role-players and stakeholders. Attention should also focus on the necessity for planning, at a basic level. Different management techniques are explored, with an emphasis on sites that receive public visitation and/or sites rated as extremely significant and/or valuable.
  • Site management should occur within the context of public participation and consultation. The qualifying learner's explanation should indicate an understanding of a management plan.
  • Qualifying learners should be able to perform maintenance in hypothetical scenarios within rules and regulations pertaining to management plans. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  59389   National Certificate: Nature Conservation: Resource Guardianship  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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.
     
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