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

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of environmental legislation as it impacts on risk management 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14983  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of environmental legislation as it impacts on risk management 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Financial Services 
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 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-10-08  2006-10-08  SAQA 0150/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-10-08   2010-10-08  

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
242685  Demonstrate knowledge of environmental legislation as it impacts on management of risk  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for learners who manage asset risk in insurance and other organisations.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying environmental principles and legislation that impact on risk management.
  • Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the National Environment Management Act (NEMA) as it applies to risk management.
  • Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the Environment Conservation Act as it impacts on risk management.
  • Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the National Water Act as it impacts on risk management.
  • Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of legislation relating to Air Quality Management as it impacts on risk management.
  • Applying the risk management process to a specific situation in order to manage environmental risk. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this Unit Standard. Learners should be competent in Communication and Mathematical and Financial Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is:
  • National Environment Management Act
  • Environment Conservation Act.
  • National Water Act
  • Atmospheric Pollution Prevention Act/Air Quality Management Act
  • National Water Act. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify environmental principles and legislation that impact on risk management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The legislation that impacts on environmental issues is named and an indication is given of the relationship of the different legislation to the National Environment Management Act (NEMA). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The Constitutional basis for environmental legislation is explained and an indication is given of the aspects of the environment that are protected by implication. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Overarching environmental principles based on international treaties are explained with reference to the principles of polluter pay, sustainable development, integrated environmental management, access to environmental information and environmental impact assessment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the National Environment Management Act (NEMA). 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the National Environment Management Act (NEMA) as it applies to risk management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The concept of duty of care is explained with reference to pollution, environmental damage and remediation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Liability relating to environmental damage is explained with reference to the company, directors and employees. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Extension of liability is explained in terms of people's legal standing and type of liability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The concept of civil liability is explained with reference to NEMA. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The concept of criminal liability is explained with reference to NEMA. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Offences that could result in extension of liability under NEMA are named with reference to related legislation dealing with air, water and environmental cover. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Environment Conservation Act. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Environment Conservation Act as it impacts on risk management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Requirements for waste management are explained with reference to the Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Criminal liability for non-compliance is explained with reference to the Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The relationship between this Act and NEMA is explained with reference to extension of liability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Activities that require environmental impact assessments are named with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The basic requirements for conducting environmental impact assessments are explained for a specific scenario. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the National Water Act as it impacts on risk management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Different water uses are identified with examples from the Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Situations when water use licenses are required are identified using two case studies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A water license is interpreted in order to identify the conditions under which the license is issued for a specific site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The penalties for not complying with a water license are explained with reference to both the Water Act and NEMA. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Duty of care is explained with reference to pollution of water resources and related liability risks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Requirements for water usage and its impact on operations and the environment are explained for two case studies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of legislation relating to Air Quality Management. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of legislation relating to Air Quality Management as it impacts on risk management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Authorisations required in respect of operational processes that result in air omissions are identified from the Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The penalties for non-compliance are explained with reference to Air Quality Management legislation and extension of liability under NEMA. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The ways in which two different types of emission should be monitored are explained with reference to current legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Apply the risk management process to a specific situation in order to manage environmental risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The environmental risk in a specific situation is identified and quantified to determine the extent of the risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A report is compiled indicating the probability and severity of the risk in a specific situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A plan is developed to ensure sustainable environmental management for a specific situation. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation for this Unit Standard shall be obtained from the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body, through summative and formative assessment by a registered assessor.
  • Assessors must be registered as an Assessor with the INSQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the INSQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with INSQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Agreement with INSQA.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners are capable of identifying and solving problems in which responses show that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in identifying potential environmental risks at a specific organisation and developing a plan to ensure sustainable management for a specific site. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are capable of collecting, organising and critically evaluating information in identifying and quantifying the risk at a specific site. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are capable of communicating effectively in explaining the relationships between the Acts and the consequences of non-compliance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners are capable of seeing the world as a set of related systems in applying the Acts in an integrated manner in order to manage environmental risk. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 242685, which is ' Demonstrate knowledge of environmental legislation as it impacts on management of risk ', Level 4, 6 Credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  24396   National Certificate: Risk Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-10-08  Was INSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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