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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Design, plan and implement a waste management system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123196  Design, plan and implement a waste management system 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  20 
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 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to plan and implement a waste management system, whilst considering legislative requirements and the environmental impact of the disposal of waste.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Considering the environmental impact of waste disposal.
  • Designing a waste management system.
  • Managing the disposal of waste and scrap.
  • Implementing a waste management system.
  • Monitoring a waste management system, recording and reporting on results. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners accessing this unit standard are competent in:
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 4 or its equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 or its equivalent.
  • Communication at NQF level 4 or its equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • A waste management system design includes but is not limited to environmental legislation, provincial legislation, municipal by laws and regional policies. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Consider the environmental impact of waste disposal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Environmental issues affecting own industry are identified against legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Possible methods for environmental impact assessments are identified from environmental legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An appropriate environmental impact assessment is analysed against actual versus legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The environmental impact on organisational waste management system requirements is explained in a written report with written examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Design a waste management system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Waste management procedures are explained according to the organisation's standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The waste management system requirements are clarified and recorded by using relevant research techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Advantages and disadvantages of the waste management system are researched using relevant research techniques and are recorded accurately in the required format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Cost benefit analysis of the waste management system is conducted according to accepted practices and organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Waste management plan is prepared and presented, using professional presentation techniques. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Manage the disposal of waste and scrap. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Correct procedures for waste and scrap disposal are identified and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The disposal of waste and scrap is controlled according to organisational standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Types of dangerous waste and scrap are identified and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Waste and scrap disposal sites are controlled in line with organisational standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The methodologies for recycling and re-working of scrap are identified and explained with examples and controlled in a cost effective manner. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement a waste management system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Role-players involved in the implementation process are identified according to the provisions of the waste management plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All areas of the waste management system are identified according to the provisions of the waste management plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Implementation of the waste management system is monitored at short interval controls according to organisational standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Monitor a waste management system, record and report on results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Waste figures are accurately recorded and monitored according to the provisions of the system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Fluctuations in waste are recorded according to the provisions of the system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Usage of waste is reported at short intervals according to the provisions of the system. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An 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.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor 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.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Environmental legislation.
  • The Dangerous Goods Act.
  • The principles of management.
  • Waste and scrap recycling and re-working concepts.
  • Waste disposal and technical requirements related to waste and scrap disposal.
  • Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards: safety, health and environmental standards.
  • The procedures and techniques when accessing too hazardous areas.
  • Processes to follow when monitoring waste management systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems relating to the impact of waste on the environment and organisation and in the design, monitoring and implementation of the waste management system. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in order to effective plan, implement and monitor a waste management system. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the environmental impact of waste and the design and development of a waste management system. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with all role-players and when presenting the waste management system and when dealing with waste discrepancies and fluctuations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology in order to gather, store and process waste management data in the required format. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the proper management of waste has a positive impact on the organisation, environment and community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of: participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities relating to the impact of waste and scrap disposal on the environment. 

    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
    Core  50245   National Certificate: Maintenance Coordination  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2010-11-11  TETA 
    Elective  79406   National Certificate: Maintenance Coordination  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  MERSETA 


    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.
     
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