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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD:|
|Examine and maintain mine safety in a surface mining context|
|SAQA US ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE|
|115671||Examine and maintain mine safety in a surface mining context|
|SGB Mining and Minerals|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY|
|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||9|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE||SAQA DECISION NUMBER|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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|
|This unit standard will be useful to people who are required to examine and maintain mine safety
People credited with this unit standard are able to:
The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and contribute to the upliftment and economic growth of the mining and minerals sector.
|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:
|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|
|Maintain familiarity with operational and safety activities.|
|ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1|
|Operational information in the form of handover reports, work orders and operational forecast information related to the work area is obtained and clarified with the appropriate management authorities.|
|ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2|
|Geological and survey data required to complete the allocated work is accessed, interpreted and applied in accordance with specified requirements.|
|ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3|
|Safety information and procedures are accessed and applied throughout the work.|
|ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4|
|Workplace environmental compliance requirements are obtained, interpreted and applied to all relevant work activities.|
|ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5|
|Coordination activities are resolved with others at the workplace prior to commencement of, and during, the work activity.|
|SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2|
|ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1|
|Instances of regulatory non-compliance, or other operational practices, that could endanger personnel, are responded to immediately.|
|ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2|
|Inspections are conducted as detailed in legislation/regulations and specific requirements.|
|ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3|
|Inspection findings are recorded and discussed with responsible parties and corrective and/or preventive actions are implemented in accordance with specified requirements.|
|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. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. 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.
The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
|UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME|
|UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES|
|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 identify sub-standard and hazardous conditions, assess and take appropriate action.
|UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING|
|Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.
Note: The ability and willingness of the candidate to accept and interpret work instructions correctly
|UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING|
|Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.
Note: The ability of the candidate to indicate what methods, tools and personal protective equipment is required and communicate to fellow workers his / her intentions and assistance required.
|UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING|
|Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
Note: The ability of the candidate to reconcile the information from visual and physical examinations and constantly evaluate the changing situation.
|UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING|
|Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and / or written presentations.
Note: The appropriate communication with the relevant personnel with regard to the reporting of hazards and sub-standard conditions will indicate his / her proficiency in effective communication.
|UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE|
|Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
Note: The use of science and technology is not relevant for this unit standard.
|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 of the candidate to identify and refer anomalous behaviour to a specialist confirms understanding that a specific observation, inference, action or decision can have a devastating effect.
|UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA|
|Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|UNIT STANDARD NOTES|
Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
Unit Standard Justification
Skills-3-The skills required now have a significant variety and extend beyond the simple range.
Procedures-3-In this case the procedures could differ and the candidate has to make the correct selection of procedures to apply. The choice however is limited.
Context-3-The candidate knows all contexts that the process occurs in but a variety and range of contexts occur.
Knowledge-2-The knowledge required is merely related to the operation and no theory needs to be applied.
Information processing-3-In this case the information is again available but interpretation as opposed to basic processing thereof is required.
Problem Solving-3-The key difference is the application of some "judgement".
Orientation of activities-3-Follows instructions but has some autonomy to make own decisions and give some instructions.
Application of responsibility-3-Here the responsibility extends towards, although not entirely, the output as well as, when applicable, the output of others.
Orientation of scope of responsibility-3-Candidate's output is quality checked.
Average Level: = 2.9
Actual Level Assigned: 3
Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcome:
Classroom Teaching 50 Hours
On-The-Job Training 40 Hours
Total 90 Hours
Credits Achieved: 90/10 = 9
Actual Credits Assigned: 9
|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.