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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Create a guided cultural experience in a limited geographical area 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8438  Create a guided cultural experience in a limited geographical area 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hospitality,Tourism,Travel, Leisure and Gaming 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Gaming and Leisure 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  20 
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 
The learner achieving this unit standard will be able to
  • Create and conduct short local tours with an emphasis on heritage or cultural resources that will inform and entertain visitors. The tourist experience will reflect a commitment to authenticity, multiple perspectives on events, people and places, avoid simple stereotyping and respect the integrity of the resources and/or host communities.
  • Assess the needs, limitations, interests and expectations of culturally diverse tour groups and adapt programmes and itineraries accordingly.
  • Provide informal interpretive commentary that reflects local indigenous knowledge and perspectives. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There are no specific assumptions made about learners entering a programme leading to this unit standard, although the ability to communicate reasonably effectively in spoken English will be an advantage 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range statements are described by SAQA as a "general guide to the level, scope and complexity".
    These are provided in the modifiers under each specific outcome.

    At level 2 learners will only be required to demonstrate detailed and specific local knowledge of culture and heritage. 

    UNIT STANDARD OUTCOME HEADER 
    A learner assessed as competent against this stand 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    A learner assessed as competent against this standard will be able to 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    1. Identify and assess the needs, limitations, interests and expectations of a target group of tourists.
    2. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of South Africa's rich and diverse heritage resources as reflected in local heritage resources.
    3. Identify and select cultural resources, heritage sites, and living cultural experiences appropriate to the group within the local area.
    4. Access local oral and 'indigenous knowledge' and perspectives
    5. Reflect a commitment to authenticity, multiple perspectives on events, people and places, avoid simple stereotyping and respect the integrity of the resources and/or host communities.
    6. Construct itineraries appropriate to the interests and limitations of the group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A learner assessed as competent against this standard will be able to:

    1. Identify and assess the needs, limitations, interests and expectations of a target group of tourists.
    2. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of South Africa's rich and diverse heritage resources as reflected in local heritage resources.
    3. Identify and select cultural resources, heritage sites, and living cultural experiences appropriate to the group within the local area.
    4. Access local oral and 'indigenous knowledge' and perspectives
    5. Reflect a commitment to authenticity, multiple perspectives on events, people and places, avoid simple stereotyping and respect the integrity of the resources and/or host communities.
    6. Construct itineraries appropriate to the interests and limitations of the group. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or will assess this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.

    Therefore anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution which is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The practitioner is able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

    1. Local heritage, indigenous knowledge and cultural resources that reflect the richness and diversity of South African society without trivialising any.
    2. How heritage sites (e.g. monuments, battle sites, etc) can be places where different memories can feel respected, where people with different identities and values can find common ground.
    3. The way heritage and culture are continuously being created and re-created according to changing attitudes, needs and identities.
    4. The way the heritage of the majority of the population was previously written out of public history or trivialised in natural history museums and displays put on for tourists.
    5. Skills and techniques of informal interpretive commentary 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    This unit standard relates to and promotes all of the critical cross-field outcomes of the NQF. Each specific outcome of the standard has been crafted to relate to one or more of the Critical Cross Field Outcomes. A cross-referencing has been listed below.

    Providers of learning against this unit standard should take particular note of the Critical Cross Field Outcomes and design their achievement into all learning.

    (Relates to specific outcome 1, 2, 3 and 4)

    Information evaluation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of science and technology. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    The assessment of practitioners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools that are appropriate to the contexts in which practitioners are working. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self-assessment and peer assessment; formative and summative assessment; portfolios and observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledges are assessed.

    The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.

    Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral and written evidence. It cannot be assessed only through seeing the knowledge being applied.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a practitioner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a practitioner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as competent.

    Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    Performance of the specific outcomes must actively affirm target groups of learners and not unfairly discriminate against any learners. Practitioners should also be able to justify their performance in terms of these values. 

    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 competence outlined in this unit standard must be consistent with the principles of the South African Bill of Rights, and in particular show a respect and appreciation of the diversity of the country.


    NOTES (2) : SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
    It should be noted that this unit standard relates very closely to the unit standard Acquire an Overview of South Africa (NQF 4). It is hoped that learners achieving this unit standard will easily progress. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  17174   National Certificate: Tourism: Guiding  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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    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.