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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage radiation protection information 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242695  Manage radiation protection information 
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  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 
Credited learners can develop databases that provide information with a specific purpose in mind. Therefore, they can ensure that they are better informed and have more control. Databases support specific processes, assist these processes, and make information available in other parts of the processes. It is a specialised competence to analyse trends in terms of potential impact and risks and to recommend changes to effect future trends. Credited learners can predict and affect the future of their direct environment. This can lead to process changes, even outside the area of radiation protection, for example, management adaptations.

The competence credited for this unit standard can be transferred to other areas where information database design and data categorisation are used, and relationships are created within an information structure that supports specific processes. The statistical proficiency required for credit allows for progression to higher levels of learning.

The identification of trends and projecting doses, activities, capacity/volumes is imperative for the field. Information is used to adapt data collection, and to improve processes. This set of competence is required to meet legal requirements regarding radiation protection surveillance and personnel exposure data. Information regarding safety performance is obtained in terms of goals and standards and can be used as input for the management of control effectiveness.

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Design and establish information databases.
  • Analyse trends in terms of potential impact and risks.
  • Report regarding programme implementation.
  • Recommend changes to effect future trends. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Interpret radiological surveillance results (NLRD ID No 123390, NQF Level 4).
  • Manage radiological surveillance data (NLRD ID No 123385, NQF Level 4).
  • Communication (NQF Level 4).
  • Mathematic literacy (NQF Level 4). 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    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 
    Design and establish information databases. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Databases include exposure register, dose records/registers, waste inventory, incidents, survey results, transport records; limited to specifying what the database should do, not developing the software. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Databases that are designed meet approved programme and organisational requirements and regulatory. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information databases meet regulatory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Databases that are designed allows accessibility for all relevant users. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Database manuals compiled are comprehensive and appropriate for specific user groups. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Databases are designed in accordance with security, confidentiality and ethical requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Data integrity is controlled according to specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse trends in terms of potential impact and risks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The analysis conducted includes all parameters relevant to the specific context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The methods and techniques selected for analysis are appropriate for purpose of analysis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Approved methods and techniques of trend analysis are in order to determine acceptable results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Analysis is justified in terms of all available data. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Analysis includes conclusions regarding potential impact and risks.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Produce report regarding programme implementation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Reports include annual reports, external reports (not public), internal reports, routine reports, etc. and include reports regarding surveillance, quality management, radiation detection and dosimetry, and operational Radiation Protection programme implementation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Formats of reports produced adhere to specified legal and organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Characteristics of produced reports are justified in terms of specific target audience requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reports are produced to meet specified frequency requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Scope of content of the reports meet the specified legal and organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    All aspects of programme implementation are reported on to ensure a total system quality control. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Recommend changes to effect future trends. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Changes can include information collection and database design changes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Arguments for recommended changes are justified in terms of specific results from analysis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Changes are recommended in accordance with legal and organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Recommendations for changes are formulated in terms of potential effect on future trends. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Proposed changes are feasible in terms of effecting future trends. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Proposed changes are socially and economically justifiable within specific contexts. 


    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:
  • Design of information databases and database manuals.
  • Programme, organisational and regulatory requirements.
  • User accessibility and user groups.
  • Security, confidentiality and ethical requirements.
  • Data integrity and control.
  • Analysis methods and techniques.
  • Potential impact and risks.
  • Programme implementation reporting.
  • Reporting formats, characteristics and scope.
  • Effecting future trends, feasibility, and social and economic justification. 

  • 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 design and establish information databases, and when analysis methods and techniques selected are appropriate for purpose of analysis and proposed changes are socially and economically justifiable within specific contexts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community when design allows accessibility for all relevant users and database manuals are comprehensive and appropriate for specific user groups. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when information databases meet approved programme, organisational and regulatory requirements and security, confidentiality and ethical requirements are adhered to. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when analysis includes all relevant parameters, analysis methods and techniques are correctly applied, analysis is justified in terms of all available data, and proposed changes are feasible in terms of effecting future trends. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematic and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to report regarding programme implementation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when data integrity is controlled according to specified requirements. 

    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 to analyse trends in terms of potential impact and risks and recommend changes to effect future trends. 

    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
    Fundamental  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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