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

Assessing risk impact 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117429  Assessing risk impact 
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 impact assessor to create and maintain a safe society through building and confirming knowledge regarding, safety and security and prevention/reduction. Understanding the impact of assessing on 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:
  • Evaluate the physical and social environment and assess their potential threat to individuals, communities, organisations, business and government.
  • Identify type(s) that pose a threat to individuals, communities, organisation, business and government.
  • Assess impact on the daily activities of individuals and on the operational cost and various functions of organisation, business and government.
  • Determine appropriate strategies to deal with the impact.

    Learners become aware of the importance of reflecting and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively as they gain an understanding of the consequences of impact assessment and apply the principle steps of impact assessment. They learn to participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and international communities by contributing to the field of prevention/reduction. 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 
    Learners should be able to engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate written texts; read analyse and respond to a variety of texts; write for a wide range of contexts. In addition, the learners should have attained the competency to conduct basic risk assessment and to measure their impact. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Risk factors include individual, social, physical environment and ecological factors.
  • Impact assessment is the process of identifying risk and assessing, estimating and predicting impact. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Probable risks that can contribute when combined with specific victim vulnerability are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Vulnerability of individuals and organisations, which are related to risk, are analysed. 

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

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assessing impact. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The impact of risk on the social and private lives of individuals is assessed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of risk on the operation of businesses and other organisations is analysed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of risk on organisations and justice policy formulation is determined. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Determine appropriate strategies to deal with the impact assessment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The impact and costs of risk is assessed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate strategies to deal with the individual and social impact of risk is determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate strategies to deal with impact assessment on the environment is determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate strategies to deal with the impact assessment on business organizations is determined. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of learner achievements rakes 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 moderation of learner achievements of those learners who 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 terminology
  • The principles and process of risk assessment
  • Types of prevention/reduction measures
  • The relationship between risk factors and effective prevention/reduction programmes 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, or community to identify impact and to determine appropriate strategies to deal with the impact. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage existing research findings effectively by establishing impact. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, compare and evaluate information by identifying risk. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, quantifying (mathematical/statistical) and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to identify, compare and evaluate impact. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively showing responsibility towards the, academic, official and corporate environments by identifying impact. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the individual as a person by comparing and evaluating impact based on the operational cost and various functions of organisation, business and government.

    Conduct innovative research on impact in order to add to existing findings/knowledge. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Credits

    Activity Hours

    Classroom learning 40
    On-the-job learning 35
    Self-directed learning 40
    Coaching required 35
    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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