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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Diamonds Act and understanding of the Minerals Act in relation to diamonds 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110212  Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Diamonds Act and understanding of the Minerals Act in relation to diamonds 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Mining and Minerals 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Fabrication and Extraction 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-12-03  2006-12-03  SAQA 0151/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-12-03   2010-12-03  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
259817  Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Diamonds Act and understanding of the Minerals Act in relation to diamonds  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be useful to people who are required to have a working knowledge of the statutory governance of the diamond industry.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Describe the main features of the Diamonds Act
  • Explain the requirements of the Diamonds Act regarding country of origin of diamonds;
  • Explain the requirements of the Diamonds Act regarding processing of diamond gemstones;
  • Explain the requirements of the Diamonds Act regarding trade in diamonds;
  • Describe the main features of the Minerals Act
  • Explain the requirements of the Minerals Act regarding diamonds. 

  • 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 following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • The ability to communicate in English at ABET level 4
  • The ability to understand basic mathematics at ABET level 4
  • The ability to understand natural science at ABET level 3
  • The ability to understand arts and culture at ABET level 3 

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

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the main features of the Diamonds Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The Diamonds Act, as amended, and the regulations thereto are described in terms of its scope, purpose and application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. New developments relating to the legislation are described with reference to their potential impact on possession, processing and trading in diamonds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The main provisions of the Diamonds Act are explained with reference to the appropriate sections of the Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The implications of the Diamonds Act in relation to the extraction, possession, processing and trade in diamonds is outlined with reference to the appropriate sections and regulations of the Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The consequences of non-compliance with the provisions of the Act are described in terms of legislation and penalties that can be imposed under the Act. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the requirements of the Diamonds Act regarding country of origin of diamonds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The requirements of the Act are described relating to proof of country of origin, possession and ownership of diamonds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The practices in the industry are related to the requirements of the Act regarding proof of country of origin, possession and ownership of diamonds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The regulations of the SA Diamond Board in the control over ownership and country of origin of diamonds are explained, and the requisite documentation is identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The respective local and international licensing or certification requirements are explained, with particular reference to the Kimberley Process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the requirements of the Diamonds Act regarding processing of diamond gemstones. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The requirements of the Act are described relating to cutting and processing of diamonds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The requirements for holding a cutting licence are described with relation to the criteria of the issuing authority. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The restrictions on processing activities are described with reference to the appropriate regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The respective licensing or certification requirements are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the requirements of the Diamonds Act regarding trade in diamonds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The requirements of the Act are described relating to trade in diamonds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The requirements for licences for importing and exporting diamonds are described with relation to the criteria of the issuing authority. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The restrictions on importing and exporting diamonds are described with reference to the appropriate regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The process for deferments for temporary export licences are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The respective licensing or certification requirements are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Describe the main features of the Minerals Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The Minerals Act, as amended, is described in terms of its scope, purpose and application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. New developments relating to the legislation are described with reference to their potential impact on prospecting, possession and processing of diamonds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The main provisions of the Minerals Act are explained with reference to the appropriate sections of the Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The consequences of non-compliance with the provisions of the Act are described in terms of legislation and penalties that can be imposed under the Act. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Explain the requirements of the Minerals Act regarding diamonds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The requirements of the Act are described relating to prospecting, possession and production of diamonds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The practices in the industry are related to the requirements of the Act regarding prospecting, possession and production of diamonds. 


    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 must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.

    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge, candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes to the standards described in the assessment criteria. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate`s performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.
  • Note: The ability of the candidate to understand the requirements of the Acts and apply them to commercial activity requires critical and creative thinking to solve problems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.
  • Note: The ability of the candidate to communicate the requirements of the Acts indicates the ability to work effectively as a team member within the scope of the industry. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Note: The distinction between the different sections of the legislation and their application in the workplace requires the candidate to organise and manage activities in the work environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Note: The ability of the candidate to interpret the Acts and their regulations indicates the candidate`s ability to analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and / or written presentations.
  • Note: The ability of the candidate to explain the intricacies of the Acts and relate them to the commercial applications of the industry indicates the candidate`s ability to communicate effectively through visual and language skills. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
  • Note: The interpretation of the Acts and their importance in preserving the mineral wealth of the nations demonstrates the critical use of science and technology in the processing of information and the safeguarding of the material, the environment, fellow workers and oneself. 

  • 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.
  • Note: The ability to reflect on the Acts in the context of world diamond activity shows understanding against a set of related systems, which are dynamic in nature. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 259817, which is "Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Diamonds Act and understanding of the Minerals Act in relation to diamonds", Level 3, 4 credits.

    Terminology
    Specified Requirements

    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal
  • The Bargaining Council for the Diamond Cutting Industry Main Agreement
  • The Diamonds Act, as amended and regulations thereto
  • The Minerals Act, as amended and the regulations thereto
  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act, No 85 of 1993
  • SABS and other relevant standards and quality assurance measures
  • A glossary of terms about the terminology of the industry issued by the Bargaining Council for the Diamond Cutting Industry

    Site Specific
  • User manuals supplied by equipment manufacturers
  • Workplace diamond gemstone security system
  • The employer`s work specifications, tariff agreements and policies and procedures 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  64909   National Certificate: Small Scale Mining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


    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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