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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor, assess and manage risk 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252025  Monitor, assess and manage risk 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Generic Management 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
115833  Monitor, assess and manage risk  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for managers in all economic sectors. These managers would typically be second level managers such as heads of department, section heads or divisional heads, who may have more than one team reporting to them.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of business processes and potential risks to a unit.
  • Identifying potential risks and assessing the impact thereof in a unit.
  • Developing contingency plans for managing risk.
  • Testing and revising contingency plans. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The learner is required to apply the learning in respect of this/her own area of responsibility.
  • Unit refers to the division, department or business unit in which the learner is responsible for managing and leading staff.
  • Entity includes, but is not limited to, a company, business unit, public institution, small business, Non-Profit Organisation or Non-Governmental Organisation.
  • Environmental risk factors include systems, location and changes in the environment.
  • Risks include financial risk, occupational health, safety and environmental risks.
  • Company policies include policies relating to Occupational Health, Safety and Environment.
  • Strategies include mitigation, avoidance, elimination and acceptance.
  • Contingency plans include tasks, responsibilities, time frames, resources and emergency procedures. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of potential risks to a unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of risk is explained with reference to accepted theory and practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The factors that could constitute risks to a unit are identified and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role of organisational policies and procedures are explained in relation to risk management. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify potential risks and assess the impact thereof in a unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential risk factors for critical processes in a unit are identified and documented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Possible scenarios that could constitute a risk are identified and documented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The possibility of each scenario occurring is evaluated and recorded for future use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An analysis is performed and documented to rate the impact of each scenario on a unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Priorities resulting from the impact analysis are determined and documented for implementation in the event of the risk materialising. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop contingency plans for managing risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Contingency plans are developed and documented in accordance with the entity's policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Contingency plans are communicated to relevant stakeholders in accordance with the entity's risk management procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Contingency plans are distributed and stored in accordance with the entity's risk management procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Test and revise contingency plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Contingency plans are tested in accordance with the entity's risk management procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Recommendations on improvements to the contingency plans are documented in relation to the findings of the testing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Contingency plans are revised to incorporate recommendations from the testing in accordance with the entity's policies and procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate 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 must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Relevant acts and regulations, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Types of risk, including occupational health, safety and environmental risks, financial risks, fraud and theft of intellectual property.
  • Contingency strategies, including mitigation, avoidance, elimination and acceptance.
  • Methods and techniques for conducting risk assessment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems when determining potential risks and ensuring that relevant and effective plans are developed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work effectively with others, ensuring all parties understand their own and other`s responsibility in relation to the implementation of measures to address risks facing a unit. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage his/her own activities to allow sufficient time for planning and implementing measures to address risks. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when analysing potential risks in the entity. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing when recording and communicating information and recommendations relating to managing risk in a unit. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing when recording and communicating information and recommendations relating to managing risk in a unit. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to use science and technology effectively when distributing and storing continuity plans, and ensuring that complete and accurate information is stored on computer systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to understand the relationships between different risk factors and their impact on the achievement of a unit's objectives. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 115833, "Monitor, assess and manage risk", Level 5, 6 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  79886   National Certificate: Business Advising  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  74149   National Certificate: Supply Chain Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  63589   National Diploma: Geographical Information Science  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  80066   National Certificate: Strategic Road Traffic Operations  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Fundamental  60072   National Diploma: Inspection and Assessment (Non-Metallics)  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  66869   National Certificate: Home Affairs Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  65050   National Certificate: Music  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  59589   National Diploma: Music  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  63689   Bachelor of Arts: Geographical Information Science  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   


    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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