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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Participate in the planning and implementation of disaster management systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119338  Participate in the planning and implementation of disaster management systems 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Public Administration and Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Public Administration 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
Learners working towards this standard will be working within a Public Sector environment, specialising in Public Finance Management and Administration, where the acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to one's job. This standard will also add value to public officials who are seeking to develop a career pathway towards becoming an accomplished public finance management and administration specialist.

The qualifying learner to be able to:
  • Identify and discuss types of disasters and their implications on a macro and micro level
  • Discuss approaches to disaster management
  • Identify and implement disaster management policies
  • Analyse various disaster scenarios and make recommendations for effective disaster management 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this Unit Standard must be in possession of a Further Education and Training Certificate or equivalent qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and discuss types of disasters and their implications on a macro- and micro-level. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Types of disaster include but are not limited to cyclones, floods, landslides, land subsidence, fire and earthquakes 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different types of disasters are discussed in relation to their impact on a macro-level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different types of disasters are discussed in relation to their impact on a micro-level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Legislative responsibilities in relation to different types of disasters are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Issues and concerns for various disaster are identified and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Contingency plans are understood with reference to alleviation of negative effects of disasters. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Discuss approaches to disaster management. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Different approaches to disaster management include but are not limited to mitigation through capacity building, legislative responsibilities, disaster mapping, assessment, pre-disaster risk and vulnerability reduction, post disaster recovery and rehabilitation, disaster related infrastructure and development 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Approaches to different types of disaster management are discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Typical disasters in the South African context are discussed and the appropriate disaster management approach identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    South African policies relating to disaster management are identified and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Approaches to reducing disasters and implementing sound risk management in the South African context are discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Different roleplayers in disaster management are identified and their responsibilities used to enhance the management of selected disasters are outlined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Possible early warning systems for different disasters are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Contents of specific disaster recovery plans are identified and used to achieve set objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Appropriate communication instruments are selected and applied in the management of disasters. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and implement disaster management policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An understanding of the basic terms and concepts associated with the politics of disaster management is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process associated with the formulation and implementation of disaster management policy making is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An understanding of the actors involved in disaster policy including their powers and limits to power are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The principles underpinning standards on counter disaster strategies for records and recordkeeping in the public sector are identified and discussed to inform government readiness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Different disaster management policies are related to the typically associated disaster and the implications of the policy explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Issues and processes for government readiness to prepare communities for disasters are identified and discussed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Issues and processes include but are not limited to finding out about the process of assessing risk, creating emergency operations plans, acquiring resources, training, exercising and educating the public, methods for implementing these preparedness measures.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Analyse various disaster scenarios and make recommendations for effective disaster management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Various case studies and possible disaster scenario's are analysed and recommendations made pertaining to the effective management thereof. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Plans developed to mitigate against such disasters are defined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Case studies are analysed within the context of disaster policies, politics, disaster methodologies utilised, and effects on overall socio-economic status. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner must demonstrate an understanding of:
  • Policies and procedures that apply to disaster management within the public sector
  • Legislative requirements relating to disaster management
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills
  • The process associated with the formulation and implementation of disaster management policy making
  • Different types of disasters and their implications 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to evaluate disaster management case studies and make recommendations for disaster management planning 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community to brainstorm suitable ways to manage disasters 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to ensure that proactive disaster management is ensured 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and crtically evaluate facts relating to disasters 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to convey information pertaining to disasters and disaster management 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others in ensuring that disaster management is effectively practiced 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that disaster management contexts not exist in isolation and that disasters have a wide impact on the macro socio-economic environment 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by ensuring that disaster management practices and policies are regularly reviewed to minimise the risk of potential disasters 

    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  49554   National Diploma: Public Finance Management and Administration  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG 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. Afriwealth Consulting 
    2. Akadon Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Bokatoka Construction and Projects 
    4. Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) 
    5. ETAMIC PTY LTD 
    6. Excellent Minds Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    7. GATYANA TRAINING ACADEMY 
    8. GOBELA CONSULTING 
    9. Growth Management Consulting 
    10. Hlombe and Associates 
    11. IGKM Management Services (Pty) Ltd 
    12. Inafrica General Trading Pty LTD 
    13. Isiphephelo Consultants 
    14. Josmap Training Institute 
    15. KOKANO PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    16. LMMM Training and Development 
    17. Mafamawethu Consultants 
    18. Mamuhle Academy 
    19. Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA) 
    20. Maritime Business Institute 
    21. MML Consulting CC. 
    22. Motheo Skills Entity 
    23. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    24. Pachi Global Foundation 
    25. Pebetse Training and Consulting 
    26. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    27. Pulakgadi Training Consulting CC 
    28. Regent Business School (Pty) Ltd t/a Regent Business School 
    29. Resonance Institue of Learning 
    30. Silalele Consulting CC. 
    31. SIZA NESU TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    32. Tachfin Holdings 
    33. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    34. Thuto-Boswa Education and Training Solution 
    35. UNIVERSITY OF BUSINESS EXCELLENCE(PTY)LTD 
    36. Vicmat Consultants 
    37. WEINVEST INVESTMENT CC 



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