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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Participate actively in a local environmental action project 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13661  Participate actively in a local environmental action project 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Environmental Educators 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 05 - Education, Training and Development Adult Learning 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 is for people working as entry level environmental educators, environmental health and safety officers or as interns in contexts in which they are required to address environmental issues or risks, e.g. environmental education centres, community-based projects, local government or industry.

People credited with this unit standard will be able to work with more experienced and/or qualified colleagues to identify, analyse and take action to address a local environmental issue or risk.

People credited with this unit standard will have achieved the following specific outcomes:
  • Work with others to identify and understand a local environmental issue or risk
  • Participate in developing an action plan
  • Work with others to address an aspect of a local environmental issue or risk
  • Critically reflect on the experience with others, identifying opportunities for improvement 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The learner should demonstrate GETC or equivalent. This unit standard does not assume that the learner has prior environmental education training or experience. However, it does assume a willingness and ability to work with others to address a local environmental issue or risk.

    This unit standard should ideally be undertaken at the same time as unit standard EE 4.05 Network locally and nationally in order to source information, advice or support concerning an environmental issue or risk. Networking is essential to effective environmental action, while this unit standard (EE 4.03) provides a context in which the information obtained through networking may be used. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    At this level, the learner will work under supervision of, or in collaboration with, more experienced and/or qualified colleagues. The unit standard encourages the learner to gain experience of addressing environmental issues and risks by working with and assisting more experienced and / or qualified colleagues or community members.

    The issue or risk identified should be relatively small-scale and within the scope of the group and the learner to address meaningfully (e.g. in terms of time and resources available, political influence and institutional support). 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Work with others to identify and understand a local environmental issue or risk 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Participate actively in an environmental survey or audit to identify environmental issues or risks in the workplace or local community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Participate in discussions to decide which environmental issue or risk to address. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Work with others to research, gather information about, and analyse the issue or risk. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Find out about the nature, causes and effects of the issue or risk; determine aspects that could practically be addressed, and possible solutions to aspects of the issue or risk. Sources of information could include a range of people, publications, the Internet, own observations. Research methods could include observations, interviews, document analysis, scientific monitoring.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Participate in developing an action plan 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Participate in discussions to clarify an aspect of the environmental issue or risk that could realistically be addressed, given the particular context and available resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Participate in discussions to generate possible solutions to an aspect of the environmental issue or risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Participate in the process of evaluating options and developing a clear, feasible plan of action that shows how action will improve the environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Embedded knowledge:

    An holistic understanding of the environment; principles of sustainability. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Action plan includes tasks, deadlines, resources required and responsibilities.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Work with others to address an aspect of a local environmental issue or risk 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Participate actively in addressing an aspect of a local environmental issue or risk. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Could include helping to organise an awareness campaign, remedial action project or environmental management system; has a clearly defined role and responsibilities; fulfils these effectively and efficiently; demonstrates initiative, creativity and resourcefulness.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Work effectively with others in the context of an action project, demonstrating tact, respect and problem-solving skills and attitudes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Work with colleagues, community members and political representatives.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Maintain accurate records, providing evidence of own participation and role. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Files plans, minutes, correspondence, background information, observations, reports, publicity, own notes.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Critically reflect on the experience with others, identifying opportunities for improvement 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Critically reflect on own contribution to the project, identifying opportunities for improvement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Critically reflect on the experience of working with others, identifying opportunities for improvement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Critically reflect on the outcomes of the action project, identifying opportunities for improvement. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation and moderation options:

    Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.

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

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Refer to Specific Outcomes and to the Assessment Criteria contained in this unit standard.

    The following 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. For the most part, the possession or lack of this knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance.
  • An holistic view of the causes, effects and nature of environmental issues, encompassing political, social, economic and biophysical aspects
  • Knowledge of the particular environmental issue or risk
  • Principles of sustainable living 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation and community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, symbolic and/or language skills in various modes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    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. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities.

    Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Specified requirements:

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

    Legal:

    Relevant laws, regulations and policies, e.g. the National Environmental Management Act, Curriculum 2005

    Site specific:

    Relevant contextual information and documentation, including corporate strategic plans and workplace procedures 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  22900   National Certificate: Environmental Education, Training and Development Practice  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  48884   Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC): Community Facilitation in Society and Environment Interactions  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Elective  50309   Further Education and Training Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  22901   National Certificate: Environmental Education, Training and Development Practice  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 


    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. A4 Consultancy CC 
    2. ABA Sebenzi 
    3. ABEMS Training Institute (PTY) Ltd. 
    4. Alpha Business Consultants 
    5. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    6. Atlegang Training Consulting 
    7. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    8. Azitjhewi Construction 
    9. Bantubanye Skills 
    10. Bikologix Projects 
    11. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    12. Continuing Education Programme 
    13. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    14. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
    15. Dean Institute Of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    17. Edutraining Business College 
    18. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College - Germiston Campus 
    19. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    20. Environmental Leadership Academy 
    21. Essential Skills 
    22. Glere Skills and Consultants 
    23. Globalwise Training & Consulting (PTY) Ltd. 
    24. Growth Management Consulting 
    25. Heavenly Button Trading CC 
    26. Icando 
    27. Institute for Local Government and Housing 
    28. Institute of Health and Social Care Studies 
    29. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    30. ITO Focus Reagile 
    31. Jobafrik Consulting 
    32. Josmap Training Institute 
    33. Kalideen Management 
    34. Kgolo Institute 
    35. Kgotla Trading Enterprise 
    36. Kuyakhula Development Initiatives 
    37. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    38. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    39. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    40. Makavila Suppliers CC. 
    41. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    42. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    43. MashMP Holdings 
    44. Mashphe Logistics Services 
    45. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    46. Miczo's Enterprise 
    47. Mission Point Consulting 
    48. MML Consulting CC. 
    49. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    50. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
    51. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    52. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    53. Nkinane Training Institute and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    54. NS Global Academy 
    55. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    56. Nyankwavi Investment CC. 
    57. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    58. Quick Leap Investment 
    59. Seige Trading Solutions 
    60. Sekunjalo Education Training and Development 
    61. Senelo Trading CC 
    62. Siljeur Training Academy 
    63. Spring Forest Trading 578 CC 
    64. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 
    65. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    66. Thando Consulting Services 
    67. The Crimson CO CC. 
    68. THE GMC GROUP PTY LTD 
    69. Thembeni Skills Development Trading and Projects 
    70. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    71. Thuto Lere Community Empowerment Programme 
    72. Tlaletso Consultants 
    73. TLD Consulting 
    74. Tradesman Consulting and Training Solutions 
    75. Tsebong Training Centre 
    76. Tshwane Skills Training Centre 
    77. Tshwane Training Institute (PTY) LTD. 
    78. Twin Peak Technologies 
    79. Ukhamba Quality Skills 
    80. Ulwazi Training & Development 
    81. Umfolozi FET College 
    82. Umqondo Consultancy 
    83. University of Venda 
    84. Vhutshilo Health And Training Organisation 
    85. Vicmat Consultants 
    86. XL AT Consulting CC 
    87. 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.