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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Communicate verbally and non-verbally in the workplace 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9960  Communicate verbally and non-verbally in the workplace 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Building Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 purpose of this Unit Standard is to enable construction plumbers to communicate effectively with clients, suppliers, colleagues, and subordinates, using both verbal and written communication methods. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
FETC NQF Level 2 literacy and numeracy competencies. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. Potential barriers to communication include cultural differences, word choice, voice modulation, language differences, not listening actively, etc.

2. Communication includes verbally face-to-face, telephonic, written letter, facsimile, etc. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Select method of communication. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The communication method selected is appropriate for the target audience. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Barriers of communication are overcome. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Communicate with subordinates. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Information is gathered from subordinates. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Instructions are given. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Feedback is received to confirm the effectiveness of the communication. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Communicate with clients. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Requests for information are made. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Confirmation of instructions is written. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Information is given in the prescribed format. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. A conversation is engaged in to its logical conclusion. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by CETA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for the Certificate for Construction artisans. CETA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Qualifying learners understand and can explain:

1. Various ways of communicating verbally and non-verbally
2. Communication as a two-way process
3. Barriers to communication
4. Greetings and leave taking conventions
5. The required formats for written communication; including - letters, instructions, and requests for information. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • Barriers of communication are overcome. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others - refer to all assessment criteria. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self-management - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • Information is given in the prescribed format.
  • Instructions are given. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • The communication method selected is appropriate for the target audience. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively - refer to all assessment criteria. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • Information is given in the prescribed format.
  • The communication method selected is appropriate for the target audience. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world-systems - refer to the following assessment criteria:
  • The communication method selected is appropriate for the target audience.
  • Barriers of communication are overcome.
  • A conversation is engaged in to its logical conclusion. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Fundamental  24273   National Certificate: Community House Building  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Fundamental  49022   National Certificate: Floor Covering Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Fundamental  48864   National Certificate: Auctioneering Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2011-02-16  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  67465   National Certificate: Business Administration Services  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  20815   National Certificate: Construction Tiling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  22440   National Certificate: Customs Clearing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-09-13  Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  20419   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-02-10  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  22442   National Certificate: Freight Forwarding  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-09-13  TETA 
    Fundamental  23453   National Certificate: Micro Finance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  BANKSETA 
    Fundamental  60650   Professional Qualification: Business Administration  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Fundamental  23433   Further Education and Training Certificate: Micro Finance  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  BANKSETA 
    Fundamental  23259   National Certificate: Industrial Rubber Manufacturing: Mixing OR Extruding OR Moulding OR Calendaring  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  20919   National Certificate: Construction Painting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was CETA 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.
     
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    2. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    4. Amandla Obunye Training Academy 
    5. Amber Tower Training 
    6. Artisan Development Academy 
    7. Assured Vocational Skills Institute 
    8. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    9. Azania Currency and Equity Markets 
    10. Better Best Agri Development 
    11. Blacken Security Services 
    12. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    13. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    14. Builders Training Centre 
    15. Buna Construction And Projects 
    16. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    17. CBM TRAINING PTY LTD 
    18. Centre For Economic Participation 
    19. Chartall Business College 
    20. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    21. Coega Development Corporation (Pty) Ltd 
    22. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    23. Compuscan Academy 
    24. Construction Resource Development College 
    25. DESTO PTY LTD 
    26. Eastcape Training Centre 
    27. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    28. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    29. Ekurhuleni Artisans and Skills Training Pty Ltd 
    30. Ekurhuleni East College For TVET 
    31. Elangeni College for FET - Central Office 
    32. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
    33. Esayidi TVET College 
    34. ETS Emergency Training Solutions (PTY) LTD 
    35. False Bay College 
    36. Felix Risk Training Consultants 
    37. Flock Management Services 
    38. Forek Institute of Technology 
    39. Furniture World Training Centre 
    40. Gabasega Consulting and Training Centre 
    41. Gert Sibande TVET College 
    42. Godisang Development 
    43. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
    44. Goldfields FET College 
    45. GREATER ELDOS IMAGES OF PEACE 
    46. Hlaniki Investment Holdings 
    47. Ikasa Consultancy Enterprise 
    48. Ikhwezi Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    49. ILUBALETHU PROJECTS 
    50. In Excess Traiding 22 (Pty) ltd 
    51. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    52. INSIMBI SECURITY TRAINING CENTRE 
    53. Josmap Training Institute 
    54. Kagano Consulting Services 
    55. Kamofatso Construction and Academy 
    56. Keewave Trading 403 
    57. KIM People Development 
    58. KING HINTSA TVET College 
    59. L S Nkosi CC 
    60. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    61. Maesela Phaladi Investment and Construction PTY LTD 
    62. Mahumani Empowerment Servives Centre 
    63. Majuba TVET College 
    64. Makwedeng Training 
    65. Mangaung Artisan Developers and Projects 
    66. Mnambithi TVET College 
    67. MOGOLO ACADEMY - ENKELBULT 
    68. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    69. Motheo TVET College 
    70. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    71. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
    72. MPUMALANGA REGIONAL TRAINING TRUST 
    73. Mthoms Trading 
    74. Namuntlha Training and Development (Pty)Ltd 
    75. National African Federated Building Industry 
    76. NEMJA SECURITY AND PROJECTS CC 
    77. Nkomaba Trading and Projects 
    78. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
    79. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
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    81. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    82. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    83. Northlink TVET College 
    84. Novi General Services 
    85. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    86. Octopus Training Solutions 
    87. Othandweni Training Centre 
    88. PALABORA FOUNDATION 
    89. Palale Construction and Projects 
    90. Pat Sesfikile Trading CC 
    91. Perfect Solution Project and Consultancy 
    92. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    93. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    94. PROMINENT EMZANSI PROJECTS 
    95. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
    96. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    97. RCS Academy 
    98. Reata Services (Pty) Ltd 
    99. Reflections Development Institute 
    100. RUDO CONSULTING cc 
    101. Rural Development Trust 
    102. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    103. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    104. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    105. Sekhukhune District Municipality EMS Training Academy 
    106. SESANA PROJECTS 
    107. SETHIKE TRADING 
    108. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    109. Sivile Housing Association RSA 
    110. SIYAFUNDA BUSINESS SYSTEM 
    111. Somvi General Services 
    112. SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK JOHANNESBURG 
    113. Sphola Consulting CC 
    114. St Anthonys Education Centre 
    115. STEP AHEAD BUSINESS TRAINING 
    116. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
    117. Thabomeleng 
    118. Thaleba Promotions and Events Management 
    119. Thekweni TVET College 
    120. Thembifundo Ikusasa Lakho 
    121. Tirisano Ya Bakwena Consultants CC 
    122. Tius Consultants 
    123. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
    124. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
    125. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    126. TSEBO SECHABA CONSULTING 
    127. Tshwane North College for FET - Central Office 
    128. TSK Projects 
    129. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    130. UCS Education and Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    131. Umfolozi FET College 
    132. Umgungundlovu FET College 
    133. Vhutshavhelo Development Forum 
    134. Vizz Tech Printers 
    135. VSL GENERAL TRADING CC 
    136. Vuselela TVET College 
    137. WAL TRAINING 
    138. West Coast TVET College 
    139. Zama Training & Developments 



    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.