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

Completion of Compensation Commissioner documentation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116503  Completion of Compensation Commissioner documentation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Occupational Health and Safety 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Preventive Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-08-07  2008-11-26  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-11-26   2012-11-26  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
259610  Demonstrate basic understanding of the procedure for submission of compensation claims for injuries and occupational diseases  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard requires learners to be able to complete Compensation Commissioner documentation on occupational injuries and/or diseases at the workplace.

Learners credited with this Unit Standard are capable of:
  • Preparing compensation commissioner documentation
  • Completing compensation commissioner documentation
  • Recording and submitting compensation commissioner documentation 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Credits assigned to this Unit Standard are based on the assumption that learners have attained competence to read, write, and communicate at NQF Level 1 and are already competent in terms of specialised knowledge of the COID and ODMWA Act administration when starting to learn towards this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the Unit Standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria.

    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:
  • The COID documentation are prepared to ensure compliance with legislation 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare compensation commissioner documentation of occupational injury and/or disease. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of documenting the events resulting in the identified occupational injury and disease is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include: Incident report, incident register including accidents and diseases.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The compensation process and the required documentation for the completion and submission of a claim is explained in accordance with required standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include: Employers, first medical, progress, final, resumption, special reports, accounts and annexures.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The reporting of occupational incidents to the various insurance houses and authorities is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include: Compensation commissioner, MBOD, Rand Mutual, Department of Minerals and Energy, Department of Labour.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An understanding of the different legislation applicable to the condition is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Completion of Compensation Commissioner Documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of accurate and complete recording of details in reporting is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance/need for a précised description of the injury or disease and the consequences thereof is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The correct form for the relevant injury or disease is selected and the compilation of the relevant forms is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The ability to complete the relevant forms is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The responsibility of the employee in the compensation process pertaining to first medical, progress and final medical report is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The sequence of reporting process pertaining to the injury or diseases demonstrated in accordance to legislative requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Submission of the compensation commissioner documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relevant compensation commissioner documentation is submitted within the required time frame. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The system of record keeping is explained with reference to a back-up and safe record keeping. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of completing the control document in terms of claim reports submitted is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The use of electronic, telephonic and hard copy reporting as part of the Compensation process are explained. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programmes that result in the outcomes specified for this Unit Standard. Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA. The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this Unit Standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking for when dealing with COID documentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community when dealing with COID reports. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively taking into account the activities when dealing with COID documentation and ensuring that their actions are complementary. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when dealing with COID documentation in such a way that informed decisions could be made. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations to communicate COID procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation by understanding the potential impact of COID reporting on overall workplace objectives, including health, safety and environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this Unit Standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the learner competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the learner is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this Unit Standard, that the learner can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 259610, which is "Demonstrate basic understanding of the procedure for submission of compensation claims for injuries and occupational diseases", Level 2, 2 credits.

    Specified Requirements

    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal requirements
  • Relevant Acts: e.g. Mine Health & Safety Act, 1996 (Act no 29/1996), and Minerals Act and Regulations, 1991 (Act no 50/1991).
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice
  • SABS and other relevant Standards
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives
  • ODUMWA Act/Coid Act
  • OHS Act nr 85 of 1993

    Site-specific
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme
  • Managerial Instructions
  • Mine Standard Procedures
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks
  • Working Guides
  • Equipment and Materials Specification 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48804   National Certificate: Occupational Safety, Hygiene and Environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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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