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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Analyse and evaluate the regulatory and policy framework in relation to a society and environment interaction 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115589  Analyse and evaluate the regulatory and policy framework in relation to a society and environment interaction 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Society and Environment Interactions 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies Environmental Relations 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standards is to equip learners with the skills to analyse and critique emerging or existing legislation within their area of expertise and on this basis to make recommendations for developing or improving the regulatory and policy framework in relation to society and environment interactions. The learner will also be able to advise on, assist with or undertake any process of submission of the recommendations, including a submission of a draft bill to Cabinet. It is envisaged that the learner could be involved in policy development (typically in a government department), or be an environmental consultant or an environmental legal specialist.

Qualifying learners will be capable of:
  • Analysing shortcomings in the current regulatory and policy framework in relation to a society and environment interactions
  • Conducting appropriate research in order to develop recommendations that address the shortcomings in the regulatory and policy framework in relation to a society and environment interaction
  • Identifying the appropriate process for submission of recommendations 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The qualifying learner might be involved in or will have completed formal legal training and might also have qualified or be in the process of qualifying as an attorney, legal advisor, or advocate. Alternatively, the learner could be involved in policy development, typically in a government department. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse shortcomings in the current regulatory and policy framework in relation to society and environment interactions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The technique and the law of interpretation of statutes is explained with reference to policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An evaluation is made of the current South African regulatory and policy framework against evaluation criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The current South African regulatory and policy framework in relation to a Society and Environment Interaction issue is analysed and any shortcomings identified with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A report is presented according to accepted practice outlining the shortcomings in the current regulatory and policy framework in relation to a SEI issue. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Develop recommendations that address shortcomings in the regulatory and policy framework in relation to a society and environment interaction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A policy-type intervention and a regulatory intervention is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process for developing recommendations is explained using an appropriate intervention. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The process of conducting a country-comparative survey is explained in relation to a society and environment interaction issue. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Recommendations are presented in a report. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify the appropriate process for submission of the recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The appropriate submission strategy and process is identified in relation to a specific case. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This would include identifying participants and stakeholders, and institutions or bodies that would need to receive the submission.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Communications appropriate to the context of the submission are developed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The submission process is undertaken, where relevant. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of this Unit Standard should be contextual and practical as far as possible.
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessors, accredited by the relevant ETQA, must have a qualification relating to Society and Environment Interactions or an equivalent qualification at NQF level 7.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the appropriate ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant 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 
    Identify and solve environmental problems by using critical and creative thinking by e.g. utilising broad environmental and legal principles, rights and duties that are applicable. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's research activities, responsibly and effectively through project management and the analysis of results according to legal criteria. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate environmental information and identify possible non-compliance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate presentation and facilitation methods. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  80946   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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. ABA Sebenzi 
    2. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    3. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    4. Vhutshilo Health And Training Organisation 



    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.