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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Categorise and present information to achieve an intended outcome 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259943  Categorise and present information to achieve an intended outcome 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Generic Management 
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 unit standard (US) is part of a series that develops cognitive skills.

The flexible and creative manipulation, classification and presentation of information in order to achieve a range of desired outcomes in various contexts is central to work efficiency and success. Frequently individuals and organisations do not re-classify or re-categorising data, whether explicitly or implicitly, so as to align such data with intended outcomes. This often results in a waste of time and other resources. There is a twofold reason for this:
  • Individuals are often unaware of techniques that can be used to effectively reclassify and re-categorise information so as to prepare and present data for a range of intended outcomes; the cognitive functions that underpin data manipulation through classification and categorisation are frequently un- or under-developed.

    This unit standard is one step in addressing this situation.

    A learner who achieves this unit standard will be able to:
  • Organise information into categories in order to meet a variety of objectives.
  • Use classification and categorisation to produce and interpret data in a variety of modalities (written, symbolic, numerical, pictorial, expressions, emotions, and feelings).
  • Apply complex techniques of presenting data in order to achieve an intended outcome. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication at NQF Level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand the concept of categorisation, its underlying cognitive operations, and its value and limitations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Data from job-related and other areas are organised into super ordinate categories. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The value and limitations of categorical and non-categorical organisation are compared. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Categorise information in order to meet a variety of objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job information is gathered from several diverse sources to meet determined objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Job information derived from various sources is classified and displayed so as to align with determined objectives. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Classification/categorisation is applied to produce and interpret data in a variety of modalities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concepts of subject of classification and criteria of classification are defined, elaborated and applied to various situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate and varied presentation techniques are applied in practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Presentation techniques include, but are not limited to:
  • Oral presentation, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, posters, diagrams, reports, video and auditory means.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The extent to which outcomes are achieved is determined through appropriate means. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply complex techniques of presenting data in order to achieve an intended outcome. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Data requiring complex techniques of presentation is identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Complex techniques of presentation are used to achieve an intended outcome. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The presentation is appraised by appropriate means to establish whether the intended outcome has been achieved. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be a constituent assessor registered with the relevant ETQA.
  • Both internal and external moderation of the assessment will be quality assured by the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution or provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Cognitive Theory. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    This unit standard also supports the development of the following Developmental Outcomes:
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts.
  • Exploring education and career opportunities.
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made by developing, practical, implementable plans. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community in devising and implementing effective plans to attain common objectives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environments and health of others in devising plans that are eco-sensitive. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation and that all plans, to be effective need to fit into a real world, holistic context. 

    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 
    This unit standard is part of a series that has been developed to address the development of cognitive literacy. Obviously no one unit standard can address the multiplicity of cognitive functions, operations and strategies that are required for effective thinking. Taken as a whole however, the series is designed to address most of the cognitive functions required at the various phases of the mental act. This unit standard can be used for any method of cognitive development. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48883   Further Education and Training Certificate: Small Business Advising (Information Support)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  48886   National Certificate: Business Advising  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-11-11  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. Afro Enterprize Network 
    2. QETO BUSINESS CONSULTING 
    3. Umzansi Fretex Consultancy 



    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.