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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Take action to address impacts on the environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119553  Take action to address impacts on the environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Environmental Sc/Mgt & Waste Mgt 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Environmental Sciences 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
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 
In order for me to perform effectively in the field of environmental science, environmental management and waste management, I will be able to:
  • Develop, implement and evaluate a plan to prevent, correct or remedy environmental impacts
  • Record and report results

    I will also know and understand:
  • Principles and concepts related to managing environmental impacts (a basic level of understanding is required)
  • The role of environmental management tools in managing environmental impacts (a basic level of understanding is required)
  • What actions can be taken to address the impact of human activities on the environment.

    I can be assessed against this unit standard in the context of any activity which is related to managing environmental issues, such as:
  • Waste management related activities, eg
    > Materials recovery and buy back centres
    > Waste reception
    > Landfill operations
  • Water course cleaning, care and maintenance
  • Care of public places, open areas, cultural and natural heritage sites
  • Maintenance of parks and sports fields
  • Involvement in community projects and job creation schemes relating to environmental practice
  • General industrial or extraction, ie activities with an environmental care or improvement focus

    The skill, the knowledge and the values reflected in this unit standard form part of the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Environmental Practice NQF Level 2. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and level of this unit standard is indicated by range statements related to the Specific Outcomes. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Determine an appropriate response to a variety of identified environmental impacts. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Variety: 2 or 3 impacts that have been identified in the learner's work, domestic or community context.

    Appropriate response includes preventive, corrective and remedial actions, acting immediately, reporting (including incident reporting), stopping the process, addressing the cause, addressing the impact. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The differences between preventive, corrective and remedial responses are explained correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Responses are chosen that are appropriate to the level of authority or capacity of the learner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Responses are made in a timely manner. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Develop an appropriate plan to address each identified impact. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The plan should include a sequence of steps.

    Evidence of several plans would be required, one for each identified impact. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The plan is developed that is logical, practical and sufficiently detailed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Other parties are informed of the plan and required assistance requested. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement the plans and evaluate the results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The actions are taken that are in accordance with the plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The implementation of the plan is monitored and appropriate adjustments made where necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impacts are addressed properly. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Record and report interventions and results achieved. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The report can include recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Records are completed and accurately made so that they reflect the key issues succinctly and clearly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reports are compiled and presented appropriately. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    To obtain credits I must be assessed. The assessment will be based on evidence that I produce. My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of a relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), which has jurisdiction over this field of learning. The policies and procedures of the relevant ETQA will also determine:
  • How my assessment is moderated
  • How I can appeal against the outcome of the assessment

    Any institution or company which offers learning that will enable me to achieve the purpose of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.

    My assessment against this standard should meet all the requirements of established principles. It should include practical assessment activities, which are appropriate to the contents of this unit standard. These activities should include an appropriate combination of self and peer assessment, practical and oral assessments, observations, etc.

    I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.

    I will be assessed on all the Specific Outcomes, Critical Cross-Field Outcomes and essential embedded knowledge.

    The Specific Outcomes must be assessed in their own right, through oral and practical evidence. My assessment will not only be based on observation but also on other evidence which I compile into a portfolio of evidence. I cannot be assessed only through a written or oral test.

    The Specific Outcomes and Essential Knowledge will be assessed in relation to each other. If I am able to explain the items which fall under the heading of essential embedded knowledge, but am unable to perform the Specific Outcomes, then I cannot be assessed as 'competent'. Similarly, if I am able to perform tasks described under the Specific Outcomes, but cannot explain or justify them in terms of the fundamental concepts, principles and practice relevant to the level of the unit standard that underpins my skill, then I cannot be assessed as 'competent'.

    I will also be assessed on my ability to apply the principles and techniques related to the Critical Cross-Field Outcomes, not only in terms of what I can demonstrate, but also in terms of what I know and can discuss.

    My assessment for this unit standard can be done in conjunction with the assessment of other unit standards related to a qualification, and even in conjunction with my assessment for the qualification as a whole. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following items reflect the type of knowledge that the assessor will evaluate
    1.Names & functions of:
  • components of the environment and their interrelationships
  • basic terminology related to planning and implementing plans
  • basic terminology related to the environment and to managing environmental impacts

    2.Purpose of:
  • addressing environmental impacts
  • developing, implementing and evaluating plans
  • preventive, corrective and remedial responses to environmental impacts

    3.Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • natural resources
  • environmental impact management concepts: sustainable development, carrying capacity, best practicable environmental option, integrated environmental management, cleaner production, etc.
  • environmental impact management practices
  • preventive, corrective and remedial responses to environmental impacts

    4.Processes and events:
  • planning, implementing and evaluating the plan to manage the impact of activities on the environment
  • applying preventive, corrective and remedial responses to environmental impacts

    5.Causes and effects, implications of:
  • implications of not following the planned sequence of steps
  • implications of not monitoring the implementation of the plan
  • implications of not applying environmental impact management practices

    6.Procedures and techniques:
  • for planning, implementing and evaluating measures to address environmental impacts (at a basic level)
  • for applying preventive, corrective and remedial responses to environmental impacts

    7.Sensory cues:
  • related to evaluating the effectiveness of preventive, corrective and remedial measures to address environmental impacts

    8.Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • related to managing the impact of activities on the environment

    9.Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • environmental impact management principles, eg polluter pays, precautionary approach, duty of care, pollution prevention, holistic approach, participation, transparency, accountability and liability
  • science and technology related to preventing, correcting and remedying impacts on the environment

    10.Categories:
  • environmental impact management methods
  • environmental impacts
  • natural resources

    11.Relationships, systems:
  • relationship between the nature of the plan, the effectiveness of the implementation and the overall success of the response
  • the need to balance protection of the environment with social and economic development 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems
  • develope and implement an appropriate plan 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities
  • Implement the sequence of steps making up the planned preventive, corrective or remedial response 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information
  • evaluate information related to monitoring the implementation of the plan 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • use basic terminology related to environmental principles and concepts
  • use basic terminology related to environmental management practices 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically
  • apply basic knowledge of environmental components and environmental management principles to formulate and implement a plan to prevent, correct or remedy impacts 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems
  • understand how adverse impacts of human activities on the environment can be prevented, corrected or remedied
  • understand how to develop and apply a plan to address impacts 

  • 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  49605   National Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  74269   National Certificate: Occupational Health, Safety and Environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  79806   National Certificate: Occupational Hygiene and Safety  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  90656   National Certificate: Mine Ventilation  Not Applicable  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


    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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    2. ABA Sebenzi 
    3. ABEMS Training Institute (PTY) Ltd. 
    4. Action Training Academy 
    5. Agisanang SA Training 
    6. Alpha Business Consultants 
    7. Amabamba Recruitment 
    8. Amahle Human Resources Training and Development 
    9. Atlegang Training Consulting 
    10. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    11. Azitjhewi Construction 
    12. Bantubanye Skills 
    13. Big Start Training and Development 
    14. Bikologix Projects 
    15. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    16. Boni Africa Events & Development 
    17. Buena Vista Learning Academy 
    18. Bull's Business and Skills Training Institute 
    19. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    20. Colgene Group 
    21. Cre8ive Organisational Development 
    22. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    23. Dean Institute Of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    24. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    25. Dijama Training Academy 
    26. DIMENSIONAL & EDU TRAINING 
    27. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    28. Edutraining Business College 
    29. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College - Germiston Campus 
    30. ELASON PRO-ACTIVE SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    31. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    32. Environmental Leadership Academy 
    33. Essential Skills 
    34. Fire Protection Association of Southern Africa 
    35. Freddy Mfana Trading Enterprise 
    36. Glere Skills and Consultants 
    37. Globalwise Training & Consulting (PTY) Ltd. 
    38. Goitsikitso Enterprise Trading 
    39. Green Horizon Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    40. Growth Management Consulting 
    41. HDPSA 
    42. Heavenly Button Trading CC 
    43. Heros Fire Protection Services cc 
    44. Hlombe and Associates 
    45. HS GLOBAL SKILLS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS 
    46. Icando 
    47. Ilinge Labantu Debt Solution 
    48. Institute for Local Government and Housing 
    49. Institute of Health and Social Care Studies 
    50. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    51. ITO Focus Reagile 
    52. Jobafrik Consulting 
    53. Jomash Construction 
    54. Josmap Training Institute 
    55. Kalideen Management 
    56. Kephama Training Solutions 
    57. Kernel Management and Consulting (PTY) LTD. 
    58. Kgolo Institute 
    59. KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION 
    60. Kokilesedi Trading 
    61. Kuyakhula Development Initiatives 
    62. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    63. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    64. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    65. Mahayi HRD Services cc 
    66. Makavila Suppliers CC. 
    67. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    68. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    69. MashMP Holdings 
    70. Mashphe Logistics Services 
    71. Mazasa Management Consulting CC. 
    72. Mcebo Technologies 
    73. Mestel Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    74. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    75. Miczo's Enterprise 
    76. Misol Projects cc 
    77. Mission Point Consulting 
    78. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    79. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    80. Networx for Career Development 
    81. NEW MINDS TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    82. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    83. Nkqubela Community Developers 
    84. NS Global Academy 
    85. Nsuku Management Consultants 
    86. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    87. Nyankwavi Investment CC. 
    88. OMNI HR CONSULTING PTY LTD 
    89. Outeniqua Leadership Institute 
    90. Pebetse Training and Consulting 
    91. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    92. Poshido Training 
    93. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    94. Powernexus 
    95. Puseletso Trading and Projects 
    96. Quick Leap Investment 
    97. RLSTP Training & Development (PTY) LTD. 
    98. Seige Trading Solutions 
    99. Senelo Trading CC 
    100. Siljeur Training Academy 
    101. Sinokuhle Konke Trading Enterprise 
    102. SmartMatta (Pty) Ltd 
    103. Spring Forest Trading 578 CC 
    104. STARPLEX 408 CC 
    105. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    106. Tembe Service Providers 
    107. Thando Consulting Services 
    108. The Crimson CO CC. 
    109. Thembeni Skills Development Trading and Projects 
    110. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    111. TLD Consulting 
    112. Tloumogale Business Development & Consulting 
    113. Township Fire and Rescure (Pty) Ltd 
    114. Tshamutengo General Dealers CC. 
    115. Tshedza Training Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    116. Tshisimani Holdings (PTY) Ltd. 
    117. Tshwane Skills Training Centre 
    118. Tuns Trading and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    119. Twin Peak Technologies 
    120. Ukhamba Quality Skills 
    121. Umfolozi FET College 
    122. University of Venda 
    123. Vicmat Consultants 
    124. XL AT Consulting CC 
    125. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 



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