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REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

 

Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119454  Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication 
ORIGINATOR
SGB GET/FET Language and Communication 
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 04 - Communication Studies and Language Language 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

 

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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
8962  Maintain and adapt oral communication  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be useful to learners who need a sound foundation of spoken/signed language ability for further language growth, and for application in real life contexts. Learners talk/sign confidently in both formal and informal contexts and /sign actively for ideas and information in interactions with other people. They are aware of the ways others speak/sign to influence listeners and audiences. In conveying their ideas and information they select language and a register that is accessible to their audience and fit for their purpose. 

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Use a variety of strategies to maintain communication.
  • Adapt language to accommodate socio-cultural sensitivities without losing own meaning.
  • Use knowledge of language structures and conventions to shape or decode meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary or constructions.
  • Organise and present information in a focused and coherent manner.
  • Identify and explain how speakers/signers influence audiences. 

 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the full spectrum of language knowledge laid down in the NQF level 1 or revised National Curriculum Statements up to and including GETC. 

Learners can:
  • Listen for information and enjoyment, and respond appropriately and critically in a wide range of situations.
  • Communicate confidently and effectively in spoken/signed language in a wide range of situations. 

 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Speaking/signing and listening/signing in defined oral/signed interactions in socio-cultural, learning and workplace situations, in both formal and informal contexts. 

Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria.