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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Analyse new developments reported in the media that could impact on Short Term insurance 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120019  Analyse new developments reported in the media that could impact on Short Term insurance 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Insurance and Investment 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
10363  Analyse new developments reported in the media that could impact on short term insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended to promote general knowledge and understanding of current affairs in the field of Short Term Insurance in order to ensure knowledgeable and informed workers in the industry. It addresses a broad base of Short Term and risk management related knowledge and requires the analysis of current affairs as they could impact on premiums and risk. It requires learners to make connections between the Short Term insurance sector and current events that could impact on the industry. It provides the opportunity for learners to integrate knowledge learnt in other Unit Standards and current events as they occur so that they begin to apply their knowledge of the industry in authentic situations. It is intended that this Unit Standard should be based on events as they happen and the Unit Standard is therefore not intended for the application of RPL. The focus is on prediction and anticipation of events rather than on historical research after the event. Portfolio assessment over a period of at least six months is required.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Analysing current developments relating to Short Term insurance in South Africa.
  • Identifying developments in technology that could impact on Short Term insurance.
  • Interpreting the effect that innovations in crime and accident prevention could have on Short Term insurance.
  • Explaining the impact of climate change, disasters and socio economic developments on Short Term insurance. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners should be able to be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is:
  • Articles from current insurance journals and publications, news from a daily or weekly newspaper, television or radio newscast electronic or other news media.
  • Short Term insurance means personal lines, corporate and commercial lines including, but not limited to:
    > Fire or Interruption
    > Engineering
    > Liability
    > Motor
    > Transit
    > Marine
    > Breakdown
    > Personal Accident
    > Professional Indemnity
    > Aviation
    > Crime Classes
    > Personal lines
    > Surety
    > Travel
    > Retail
  • Events arising out of socio economic conditions include, but are not limited to, loss, e.g. burglary, death, legal disability; change in health status e. g. onset of dread disease; change in life status e.g. birth, adoption of a child, marriage, divorce, retrenchment, retirement.
  • Loss prevention includes, but is not limited to, crime, accident, fire, liability, financial risk and fraud.
  • Loss events include, but are not limited to personal accident, theft, motor accident, risk, fires and accidents.
  • Life threatening events include, but are not limited to hostage, building collapse, pollution.
  • Retail insurance includes warranty, credit life and insurance marketed through retail outlets.
  • Technology includes, but is not limited to food technology, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, nanotechnology, genetically modified organisms and electronics and administration systems. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse current developments relating to Short Term insurance in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Significant or controversial issues related to Short Term insurance are analysed and own views are expressed and substantiated in plain language. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Articles on Legislation that could change the Short Term insurance sector are analysed and suggestions are made as to the potential impact on the sub sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Current events in the socio political environment are interpreted and an indication is given of their possible impact on Short Term insurance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    International socio political events that could impact on reinsurance are analysed to identify the potential affect on the South African Short Term insurance sub sector. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify developments in technology that could impact on Short Term insurance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    New developments in technology are identified and an indication is given of how the technology could impact on Short Term insurance or improve service delivery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The pros and cons of the new technology are investigated and the possible impact of the innovation on Short Term insurance is explained with reference to the effect on risk. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Interpret the effect that innovations in crime and accident prevention could have on Short Term insurance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Innovations that could reduce or prevent loss are identified and compared to other current remedies/strategies for dealing with the same problem. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The positive and negative aspects of new innovations are analysed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information relating to current loss events is collected and organised to allow for an analysis of trends. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Information relating to life threatening events is analysed to determine whether the events will potentially affect the rating structure of Short Term insurance. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the impact of climate change, disasters and socio economic developments on Short Term insurance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The impact of climate change on Short Term insurance is explained with reference to the possible influence of these trends on underwriting practices in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reasons for natural and other disasters are explained and suggestions are offered to reduce the risk to insurers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The five most common causes of losses are identified from reports reported in the media. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Events that arise out of socio economic conditions and that could impact on short term insurance are analysed from current media. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Possible/predicted disasters in Africa that could impact on South Africa are identified and an indication is given of how these trends could affect Short Term insurance. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    This Unit Standard will be internally assessed by the provider and moderated by a moderator registered by a relevant accredited ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant accredited ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners can identify and solve problems in which responses show that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in deciding on the pros and cons of innovations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Learners can organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively in collecting and organising a portfolio of evidence for the assessment of this Unit Standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners can collect, organise and evaluate information when researching and interpreting current affairs and indicating the possible impact of current events on the Short Term insurance sector. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners can communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills when presenting the findings of their research. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners are able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when analysing, comparing and interpreting events and innovations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Learners are able to explore a variety of strategies of learning when gathering information from a broad spectrum of media 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 10363, "Analyse new developments reported in the media that could impact on short term insurance", Level 4, 10 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  66609   Further Education and Training Certificate: Retail Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  66610   Further Education and Training Certificate: Short Term Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. Alcari Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    2. BRC Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    3. CKP Development Agency (Pty) Ltd. 
    4. De Vries Management & Training Services cc 
    5. EJW Financial Services (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Executive People Development Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Faisit (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Intec College 
    9. Intelligo Solutions Pty (Ltd) 
    10. Invuya Institute of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Masifunde Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    12. Moonstone Business School of Excellence (PTY) Ltd (previously known as PSG Konsult Academy) 
    13. Octomate (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Outsurance Insurance Company Ltd 
    15. Ripple Effect 4 (Pty) Ltd 
    16. RJM Educational Consulting PTY LTD 



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