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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of working class theories 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243846  Demonstrate an understanding of working class theories 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Development 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 05 - Education, Training and Development Adult Learning 
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
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 person credited with this Unit Standard is able to provide an explanation on the nature and theory of the working class and its impact on society at large. Learners will also be able to apply class theory in analysing and implementing strategies and activities in promoting the interests of the working class.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Explaining the foundations that underpin working class theories.
  • Describing working class history and struggle and how it impacts on the trade union movement.
  • Describing role and purpose of trade union organisations in advancing working class theory. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners assessing this Unit Standard will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • History 1800 to present - only those sections pertaining to labour, working class and struggle.
  • Role plays include but are not limited to labour service organisations, and other labour friendly, individual and social movements. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the foundations that underpin working class theories. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The definitions of working class theories are explained in terms of their relevance to the trade union movement. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Principles and values may underpin working class theories such as Marxism, socialism, elitism, anarchism, revolutionary nationalism.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Working class theories are compared to other class theories to illustrate their positive impact on labour. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Countries where working class theories have been implemented are identified by highlighting successes and failures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Factors and situations that influence the development of working class theories are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Concepts related to working class theories are given with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Concepts include but are not limited to exploitation, oppression, capitalism, nationalism, class, race, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe working class history and struggle and how it impacts on the trade union movement. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    History includes SA history, world history. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The impact of working class struggle in history is described with examples of gains and setbacks. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Periods of struggle should be from the 1800 to present.
  • Three examples must be given including one South African, one Asian and one other international example.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Key historical events of the labour movement influencing social-political dispensations are given with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    A key historical event is any event that has a significant impact on the working class and any social-political dispensation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Lessons are drawn from working class history and struggle to inform strategies of the trade union movement. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the role and purpose of trade union organisations in advancing working class theory. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The type and purpose of the different trade union institutions are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The aims and objectives of different trade unions are assessed in terms of how they advance working class theories and practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least five trade unions should be given. Trade unions must be representative of the different trade union federations and independent trade unions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The aims and objectives of labour service organisations and social movements are assessed in terms of how they advance working class theories and practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Strategies that advance the interests of the working class are developed and suggestions made on how these can be applied. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Economic systems of various countries around the world.
  • Class systems that affect working people and society at large.
  • South African history from 1800 to present. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when drawing lessons from working class history and struggle. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse organise and critically evaluate information which is being gathered about the history and struggle of the working class. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems through understanding that knowledge of working class theories has an impact on the success of the trade union movement. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58337   Further Education and Training Certificate: Trade Union Practice  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. Motheo Training Institute Trust 



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