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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Design radiological surveillance and monitoring programmes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242690  Design radiological surveillance and monitoring programmes 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Radiation Protection 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Physical Sciences 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
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 
This unit standard is aimed at individuals who are required to design programmes in their area of responsibility. Credit learners achieve employability as they are empowered to function at a higher level of responsibility in terms of programme design. Programme design competence can also be transferred to other areas, fields and contexts.

Programmes are essential to collect information regarding the scope of radiological hazards in the workplace and the effectiveness of controls through which these hazards are minimised, thus reducing the harmful effects of radiation on the workforce. Also, effective programmes relate to specific radiological hazards - which programmes are needed for which contexts - ensuring context-specific and optimised radiation protection programmes.

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Evaluating environments and processes based on operational experience.
  • Compiling procedures in line with surveillance standards.
  • Allocating adequate resources to specific surveillance and monitoring programmes.
  • Disseminating programme requirements to all responsible persons.
  • Supervising and monitoring programme implementation against plans. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Supervise work unit to achieve work unit objectives (individuals and teams) (NLRD ID No 10981, NQF Level 4).
  • Investigate quality and control mechanisms in a business unit (NLRD ID No 118005, NQF Level 4).
  • Interpret radiological surveillance results (NLRD ID No 123390, NQF Level 4).
  • Control radiation protection processes (NLRD ID No 123388, NQF Level 4).
  • Communication (NQF Level 4).
  • Mathematic literacy (NQF Level 4). 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Learners must demonstrate competence within given control boundaries. Radiation protection programmes can include designation of areas, local rules and supervision, effective surveillance, etc. Other range statements are provided in the unit standard where relevant to specific outcomes and/or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Evaluate environments and processes based on operational experience. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Environment includes public environment, occupational environment (e.g. heat stress areas), waste streams, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Operating environments and processes are evaluated against relevant given standards for specific environments and processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Existing and previous operational experience is analysed based on verified data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Evaluation of the operating environments is conducted and justified in terms of analysis of operational experience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All accessible operational experience is taken into account. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Compile procedures in line with surveillance. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Surveillance standards include type of surveillance, timing, etc.; compiling procedures can include reviewing existing procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Surveillance standards are identified for operational specific contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Operational aspects of standards are identified for context-specific programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Procedures are developed to meet specific surveillance standards and their requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Operational procedures are developed in line with specified approved formats. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Compilation is conducted in line with legal and organisational requirements are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Allocate adequate resources to specific surveillance and monitoring programmes. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Resources include those for quality, as well as financial, human, equipment, information, time, etc. resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Required and available resources available are identified for specific programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resources are allocated to meet requirements for completion of programme activities within given parameters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Legal and organisational requirements are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Gaps within allocated resources are identified and addressed according to organisation-specific requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Disseminate programme requirements to all responsible persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Persons responsible for specific programme requirements are identified for specific operational contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Programme requirements are communicated in a format prescribed for responsible persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Programme requirements are communicated timeously for programme implementation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Information about programme requirements is communicated according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Communication effectiveness is verified with relevant persons. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Supervise and monitor programme implementation against plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Programme objectives are confirmed in accordance with the scope of the programme and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Programme implementation is monitored and recorded against specified plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Workflow is organised to achieve minimal waste and delay. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Report priorities and requirements are described and documented according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Implementation monitoring is documented and reported in accordance with established format and procedures, and within agreed time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Problems are identified, recorded and relevant persons notified in order to facilitate resolution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Symptoms of problems are identified and root causes analysed in order to provide solutions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Problems are rectified within set time frames. 


    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 programs 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 
    Credited learners understand and can explain:
  • Surveillance and monitoring programmes, and programme objectives and scope.
  • Standards for specific environments and processes.
  • Analysis of existing and previous operational experience.
  • Surveillance standards and their requirements for specific aspects.
  • Approved formats for procedures.
  • Legal and organisational requirements for programmes.
  • Resource allocation to programme activities.
  • Responsible persons in specific contexts.
  • Communication format, timing and relevance of information.
  • Workflow organisation.
  • Waste and delay minimisation.
  • Report priorities and requirements.
  • Implementation monitoring, documenting procedures, time frames and formats.
  • Symptoms of problems and root causes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems where responses to problems show that such critical and creative thinking has been used to make responsible decisions to allocate adequate resources to specific surveillance and monitoring programmes, resources allocated meet requirements to complete programme activities within given parameters, symptoms of problems are identified and root causes determined, and problems are rectified within set time frames. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community when relevant persons are notified about identified problems in terms that allow resolution. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when procedures are developed in approved formats and legal and organisational requirements are adhered to, resource gaps are addressed according to organisation-specific requirements, and implementation monitoring is reported in accordance with established procedures, and within agreed time frame and format. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when analysis of existing and previous operational experience is based on verified data, available surveillance standards are identified accurately for specific contexts, relevant aspects from standards are identified for context-specific programmes and programme implementation is monitored and recorded against plans. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematic and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to disseminate programme requirements to all responsible persons, report priorities and requirements are documented, and implementation monitoring is documented and reported in accordance with established procedures, and within agreed format. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when workflow is organised to achieve minimal waste and delay. 

    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 when environments and processes are evaluated against relevant given standards for specific environments and processes, procedures are developed that meet specific surveillance standards and their requirements, resources required, and resources available are accurately identified for specific programmes. 

    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 
    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 person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, 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. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57631   National Certificate: Radiation Protection  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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