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

Manage risk in own work/business environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13954  Manage risk in own work/business environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Financial Services 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2004-12-02  2005-10-12  SAQA 1657/04 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2006-10-12   2009-10-12  

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
119265  Manage risk in own work environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is a building block in the understanding of the concept of risk. As such it is a life skill. It is relevant for all learners irrespective of the sector in which they are employed.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying own role and the risk associated with performance at work.
  • Understanding work procedures in the workplace and the risk of non-compliance.
  • Suggesting ways of managing risk in own work position.
  • Describing the behaviours and attitudes that constitute positive and negative risk in the workplace. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners should be competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is:
  • An organisation or company includes a small, medium or micro enterprise or sole owner business.
  • Unpredictable or unusual circumstances include situations for which there is no known policy, unusual procedures or situations out of authority level.
  • Measures to minimise risk could include cost and maintenance of equipment, budget issues, mandated levels of authority, occupational health and safety measures. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify own/a role and the risk associated with performance at work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Work responsibilities for a selected position are listed as outputs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The quality requirements for each work responsibility/output are explained in terms of legislation and/or industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The implications of not performing to required standards are explained with reference to the company and the individual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The implications of exceeding quality requirements are explained with reference to the company and the individual. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of work procedures in the workplace. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of work procedures in the workplace and the risk of non-compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Procedures required in predictable situations are known and explained with reference to a particular company or case studies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sources of information are known and accessed in unusual or unpredictable circumstances for three given situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The risk associated with non-compliance with company procedures is explained with reference to case studies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Ways in which information can be verified are named and an indication is given of why it is important to authenticate sources of information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The risk to the employer associated with acting on or repeating unverified or unsubstantiated information is explained and a judgment is made as to who to trust as a source for three different case studies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Suggest ways of managing risk in own work position. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Risk is identified for a particular position in an organisation in terms of upside and downside risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Potential risk associated with a given procedure is named and measures to minimise the risk are explained with reference to a specific organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Measures to minimise risk for a particular procedure are evaluated and recommendations are made to help minimise the risk. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe the behaviours and attitudes that constitute positive and negative risk in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Personal behaviour that could pose a risk to an employment contract is identified and a personal code of conduct is drafted to manage the risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Personal behaviour that could be construed as an upside risk to the company is named and an indication is given of the positive spin off. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Attitudes and values that promote good or positive relationships in the workplace are identified and a self-assessment is made to establish how well own values and attitudes contribute to positive work relationships. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Behaviours and attitudes most valued by co-workers or colleagues are surveyed and own behaviour is analysed for both positive and negative risk when compared to the perceived dominant value system and own experiences in workplace relationships. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. A personal action plan is drafted to manage risk associated with own behaviour and attitudes. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of this Unit Standard should be contextual and practical.
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with the Services SETA ETQA or an ETQA that represents the sectors in which the learner is employed.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the Services SETA ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Services SETA ETQA.
  • The mechanisms and requirements for moderation should be applied in accordance with the requirements of the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the Services SETA ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Services SETA ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners are able to identify and solve problems in which responses show that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in identifying the risk in their work position, drafting a personal action plan to minimise risk associated with own behaviour, assessing how well their own values and attitudes contribute to a positive work environment and making a judgment about who to trust as a source of information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Learners are able to organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively in analysing their own attitudes and behaviour and making any changes that are necessary. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information in surveying the attitudes and behaviours most valued by co-workers or colleagues and accessing sources of information in unpredictable situations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are able to communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations in explaining quality requirements for work and procedures required in predictable situations and other explanations that are built into the assessment criteria. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners are able to 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 implications of not performing to the required standard, or exceeding the quality requirements, the risk associated with non-compliance with company procedures and the risk of acting on unverified or unsubstantiated information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Learners are able to be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts in assessing the values and behaviours most valued in a workplace and adjusting own behaviour to promote good or positive work relationships. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard, 119265 which is "Manage risk in own work environment", Level 4, 2 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65110   Further Education and Training Certificate: Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-14  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  48640   National Certificate: Financial Services Management  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Core  20773   National Certificate: Long Term Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-12-05  INSETA 
    Elective  48856   Further Education and Training Certificate: Criminology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-10-13  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49356   Further Education and Training Certificate: Medical Claims Assessing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  24396   National Certificate: Risk Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-10-08  Was INSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  21796   National Certificate: Short Term Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-06-12  Was INSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49397   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations Supervision  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 


    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.
     
    1. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
    2. Ekukhanyeni Community Development Centre 
    3. Faisit (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Intec College 
    5. Invuya Institute of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    6. ODL GROUP (PTY) Ltd 
    7. The Institute of Health Risk Managers (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Woolworths Pty Ltd 



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