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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply principles of risk management 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120303  Apply principles of risk management 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Administration 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Public Administration 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
This Unit Standard will be useful to learners who are elected political leaders and public sector officials involved with the service delivery activities that require the use of public assets to render services to the communities. It will also be useful to South Africa's public officials and political executives, strategic executive managers and other role-players. This Unit Standard enables the learner to apply the core concepts of risk management and inform policy decision and strategic decision-making processes about the importance of risk management in any sector.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining risk management in the public sector.
  • Analyse potential risks and the impact thereof on the specific sector.
  • Developing and implementing risk management procedures.
  • Monitoring and assessing risk management procedures. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the Learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4.

    It is recommended that learners are competent in Economics at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain risk management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of risk management is explained with reference to institutions that have failed because of poor risk management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of risk management in good governance is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The legislation relevant to a risk management in the South African context is interpreted with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Case studies are analysed to determine how typical risk scenarios have affected a specific sector in the past. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse potential risks and the impact thereof on the specific sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different types of risks are identified and reasons are provided as to why these risks need to be managed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The various systems for categorising and prioritising risk are analysed as they apply to the public sector context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Threats to the risk management within the public sector are identified and evaluated in terms of the degree of threat they pose. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop and implement risk management procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Risk management procedures are designed in accordance with specific sector legislation and codes of conduct. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Roles, responsibilities and accountabilities are described and aligned to risk management procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Measures for determining efficacy of risk management procedures are designed and implemented according to specifc sector legislation and risk management policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reporting procedures for risk management and risk situations are outlined and implemented according to legislation and policies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Monitor and assess risk management procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The efficacy of risk management procedures are measured on an ongoing basis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Problem areas are identified and plans outlined to address these proactively. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Procedures are revised according to revised risk management needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All changes are documented and incorporated into procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any 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, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner must demonstrate an understanding of:
  • Public sector legislation and policies pertaining to risk managemenet.
  • National, provincial and local government processes and structures.
  • Risk management.
  • Procedure formulation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to determine risk management requirements within the public sector context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community in order to determine risks, potential risk and risk management procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to manage risk proactively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to effectively research all possible risk scenarios pertaining to the public sector. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to advise others on risk management procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others and use appropriate computer software to design, implement, monitor and report on risk management processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that risk management issues within the public sector problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation and that a variety of factors can pose a risk to public sector management. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by acting as custodian of effective risk management processes. 

    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 
    Articulation Possibilities:

    This Unit Standard will enable a learner to articulate to other qualifications in Financial Management, Financial Services, Business Administration, Public Finance Management and Administration, Municipal Finance Management and Administration, Generic Management. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  66869   National Certificate: Home Affairs Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Core  50060   National Certificate: Public Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Core  80047   National Certificate: Road Safety Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Core  64670   National Certificate: Public Financial Oversight and Accountability  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  50081   Further Education and Training Certificate: Leadership Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  66389   Higher Certificate: Diagnostic and Procedural Coding  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  58696   National Certificate: Close Protection  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  58883   National Certificate: Fluid Power  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  60549   National Diploma: Aeronautical Information Management Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Elective  66109   National Diploma: Aircraft Performance Engineering  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 


    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. ABA Sebenzi 
    2. AFIKA AMECEBO CC 
    3. Africa Corporate Training Institute and HR Consulting 
    4. Africa Institute For Public Administration 
    5. AfroXpert Performance Developement cc 
    6. All Access Holdings 
    7. Amabamba Recruitment 
    8. Amadube Investments CC 
    9. ARMS - Audit & Risk Management Solutions 
    10. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    11. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    12. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    13. Break The Chains Development Services 
    14. BW Khuzwayo Consulting CC 
    15. CB Willemse Training 
    16. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    17. Continuing Education Programme 
    18. Cre8ive Organisational Development 
    19. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    20. Dean Institute Of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    21. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    22. Didintle Training Services 
    23. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    24. EKHURHULENI SHOOTING AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    25. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    26. Fire Protection Association of Southern Africa 
    27. Frugatrax Consultants 
    28. GOBELA CONSULTING 
    29. Goitsikitso Enterprise Trading 
    30. Gotsec Skills Training 
    31. Hlombe and Associates 
    32. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    33. Jobafrik Consulting 
    34. Josmap Training Institute 
    35. JTM Empowered 
    36. Kalideen Management 
    37. Kamanga Skills Projects 
    38. Karabo Ya Karabo 
    39. Kernel Management and Consulting (PTY) LTD. 
    40. Kgolo Institute 
    41. Kgotla Trading Enterprise 
    42. Khula Nonke Training & Development 
    43. Lagnita Skills Solutions 
    44. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    45. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    46. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    47. Makhophila Business Enterprise 
    48. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    49. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    50. Maqhawe College 
    51. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    52. Miczo's Enterprise 
    53. Mission Point Consulting 
    54. MJ Mafunisa Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    55. Mmalethabo Consulting 
    56. MML Consulting CC. 
    57. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    58. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    59. Mosako Wa Kitso 
    60. Multiple Productive Management Solutions 
    61. Networx for Career Development 
    62. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    63. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    64. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    65. NS Global Academy 
    66. NSA MultiServicers cc T/A Riverport SHE Training Academy (GONUBIE) (TP) 
    67. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    68. Nyankwavi Investment CC. 
    69. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    70. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    71. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    72. Powernexus 
    73. Pudi's Educational Services And Youth Development 
    74. Quick Leap Investment 
    75. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    76. Sanchaa Connection 
    77. Sasalethu Consulting and Associates 
    78. SAZM TRADING AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    79. SEVEN ARROWS PROTECTION ALLIANCE CC 
    80. STARPLEX 408 CC 
    81. Summat Training Institute 
    82. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 
    83. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    84. Tankimo Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    85. The Crimson CO CC. 
    86. Thuto Lere Community Empowerment Programme 
    87. Thuto-Boswa Education and Training Solution 
    88. Tloumogale Business Development & Consulting 
    89. Tradesman Consulting and Training Solutions 
    90. Triads Management Services 
    91. Tsebo Kitso Trainings 
    92. Tsebong Training Centre 
    93. Tshwane Training Institute (PTY) LTD. 
    94. Ukhamba Quality Skills 
    95. Umfolozi FET College 
    96. Umsenge SDCS 
    97. Vantage Training 
    98. Vicmat Consultants 
    99. Visionary Academy 
    100. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 



    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.