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

Inform policy 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117438  Inform policy 
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 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  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 based on the importance of obtaining information on policy to create and maintain a safe society, through the provision and analysis of information and best practices. Understanding the need to think strategically on the aims and objectives of the policy is important for the attainment of the outcomes of this unit standard.

The unit standard will be useful to learners who plan a career in academia and/or direct service delivery, and who will be required to inform policy. Learners credited with this unit standard are able to
  • Conduct research with regard to policy.
  • Collate information.
  • Formulate appropriate policy. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication, and language competencies should be in place before an attempt is made to attain the outcomes of this unit standard. Learners should already be able to engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken text; read, analyse and respond to a variety of text; write for a wide range of contexts. In addition the learner should have attained the competencies of conducting research. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Information includes all information that result from official statistics, as well as the result of research projects.
  • Role-players refer to government departments, community based organisations, non-government organisations and academic institutions both nationally and internationally. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Conduct research on policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Conduct research to identify the deficiencies with regard to policy in the social, political, cultural, economical, physical and ecological environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Conduct research to improve policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Conduct research to ascertain the best national and international practices in the area of policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Professional and ethical working relationships with all participants are maintained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Collate information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information is analysed to identify the deficiencies with regard to policy in the social, political, cultural, economical, physical and ecological environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information is evaluated to improve policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information is assessed to ascertain the best national and international practices in the area of policy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Formulate an appropriate policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An appropriate policy is designed in terms of needs identified and in accordance with national and international standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The proposed policy is consulted with all role-players before finalisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Inputs of all role-players with regard to evaluation, monitoring and reviewing of the policy are considered. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Professional and ethical working relationships with all participants are maintained. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of learner achievements take place at providers accredited by the Council on Higher Education (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for the qualification. The CHE is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of 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 the assessment of the qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Qualifying learners should understand and explain:
  • Key terminology relating to the field of study.
  • Factors that give rise to policy dynamics.
  • Types and forms of policy.
  • Principles and processes of analysing and evaluating best practices in policy.
  • Policy in the framework of SA Constitution, Bill for Human Rights, the Victims' Charter and relevant policy documents such as Batho Pele, UN and other international treaties. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems by evaluating the validity and reliability of policy. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others by obtaining information regarding best practices in policy. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage activities responsibly and effectively by evaluating policy. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by assessing the different best practices in policy sources. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by presenting and contributing appropriate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically by evaluating the relevancy of best practices in policy. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by determining policy dynamics and results. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Credits:

    Activity: Hours:

    Classroom learning: 45
    On-the-job learning; 30
    Self-directed learning: 30
    Coaching required: 45
    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
    Fundamental  58579   National Diploma: Air Traffic Control  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Fundamental  58012   National Certificate: Disaster Risk Management  Level 7  NQF Level 07  Reregistered  2021-06-30  CHE 
    Elective  49598   National Diploma: Paralegal Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  64670   National Certificate: Public Financial Oversight and Accountability  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    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: 
    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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