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

Assess risk 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117428  Assess risk 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Criminology and Criminal Justice 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 7  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L7  15 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2004-12-02  2007-12-02  SAQA 1057/04 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-12-02   2011-12-02  

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 
The rationale for this unit standard is captured in the role of the risk assessor to create and maintain a safe society through building and confirming knowledge. Understanding the risks associated with individuals, communities, organisations, business and government is important for the attainment of the outcomes of this unit standard.

The purpose of this unit standard is to enable learners to:
  • Identify risk
  • Analyse risk
  • Prioritise risk
  • Control risk

    Learners become aware of the importance of reflecting and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively as they gain an understanding of risk, and the application of principles and steps of risk assessment. They learn to participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and international communities by contributing to the field of risk assessment. By attaining the outcomes of this unit standard, learners develop skills that offer them entrepreneurial opportunities within the field of risk management. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    A knowledge, comprehension and application of language skills at FETC NQF level 4 should be in place before an attempt is made to attain the outcomes of this unit standard. Learners should be able to engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts, read, analyse, write and respond to a variety of written texts. In addition, learners should have acquired basic mathematical computational skills obtained competencies to conduct basic research and assess threats and vulnerabilities in order to determine risk. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Risk factors include individual, social, physical environment and ecological factors.
  • Risk assessment is the process of identifying risks, determine their magnitude, identifying areas needing safeguarding. It involves the overall process of risk analysis.
  • Risk analysis is a systematic approach for describing and/or calculating risk. It involves the identification of undesired events and consequences of these events. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential risks and risk-related matters are identified and evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Specific risks are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Risk information from all available sources of information is synthesised. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The probability of risk occurring is assessed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The consequence of risk is determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The cost and resources required to reduce/prevent risk is estimated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prioritise risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Identified risks are categorized. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The probability of loss and/or injury and the magnitude of loss and/or injury associated with each risk is identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Risk prioritisation is established as well as appropriate reduction/prevention strategies. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by the Council of Higher Education (CHE) (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programmes that result in the outcomes specified for the qualification. The CHE is responsible for the moderation of learner achievements in order to meet the requirements of this unit standard. Those assessing the outcomes of this unit standard should be qualified assessors, registered with the CHE for assessment of the qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Qualifying learners should understand and explain:
  • Risk key terms
  • The factors which give rise to risk
  • The principles and processes of risk assessment
  • The need for risk assessment
  • The range of methods and techniques applied in risk assessment
  • The application of the Geographic Information System (GIS) in the field of risk assessment
  • The utilisation of outside statistical reporting services and law-enforcement data in risk assessment
  • How Assessment Reports can reduce civil liability
  • Risk assessment surveys and reporting
  • The relationship between risk factors and effective reduction/prevention programmes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses indicate that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking have been made by identifying, applying the core principles of risk assessment in a range of environments that are exposed to risk. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a team member, group, organisation, or community and ensure that professional working relationships with colleagues and participants are maintained. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively so that people, facilities and assets can be protected against reasonable anticipated threat through the unintrusive utilisation of policies, procedures and control. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise, process, analyse and critically evaluate data on patterns and trends, determine and forecast the level of risk and develop strategies meant to prevent or minimise risk. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to present a step-by-step guidance to developing and implementing a risk assessment program. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Credits

    Activity Hours

    Classroom learning 40
    On-the-job learning 30
    Self-directed learning 30
    Coaching required 50
    Other -
    Total 150
    Total credits 15 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58579   National Diploma: Air Traffic Control  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  58008   National Diploma: Aircraft Piloting  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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