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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Interpret and integrate disaster risk management theory into programmes and activities according to the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Framework 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
251961  Interpret and integrate disaster risk management theory into programmes and activities according to the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Framework 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Management 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Generic Management 
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 will enable disaster risk management practitioners and related role-players to interpret and integrate disaster risk management theory into programmes and activities.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Assess the utilisation and integration of Institutional Capacity into the KPA's of the DRM Framework.
  • Apply the terminology and steps of a risk assessment process for DRM.
  • Integrate the options in risk reduction according to identified risks.
  • Interpret and integrate the response and recovery principles for a specific community.
  • Integrate the enablers of the DRM Framework.

    This unit standard will contribute to the development of the learner within the context of the disaster risk management discipline. Learners who have achieved this unit standard will increase their opportunities for further development and employability within the disaster risk management environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner has the following knowledge and skills:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The words threat and risk are used as synonyms where appropriate.
  • Threatening situations are inclusive of risk to individuals, social, environmental, infrastructural.
  • The word environment in the context of this unit standard includes communities. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Assess the utilisation and integration of institutional capacity in accordance with disaster risk management (DRM) Framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A common understanding of disaster risk management terminology is developed within the DRM environment in order to build institutional capacity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    DRM policy is applied in the establishment of institutional capacity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Policy includes but is not limited to DRM Act, DRM Framework, standards and guidelines.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Forums are established with all role players and stakeholders to communicate and coordinate DRM activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role and the responsibility of forums are clarified and interpreted in accordance with regulatory framework. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Regulatory framework includes but is not limited to DRM Act, DRM Framework, standards and guidelines.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply the terminology and steps of a risk assessment process for DRM. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A common understanding of disaster risk management terminology is developed within the DRM environment in order to undertake risk assessment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process of hazard identification and hazard analyses are undertaken in order to conduct a risk assessment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The process of critical facilities identification and analyses are undertaken in order to conduct a risk assessment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The process of capacity identification and analyses are undertaken in order to conduct a risk assessment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The process of vulnerability identification and analyses are undertaken in order to conduct a risk assessment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Hazard prone areas and vulnerable communities are monitored in order to develop an indicative risk profile. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Monitoring includes the use of various techniques such as as risk profiles, quantification tools and vulnerability assessment.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Integrate options in risk reduction according to identified risks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A common understanding of disaster risk management terminology is developed within the DRM environment in order to undertake risk reduction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Risk reduction options are applied in a risk reduction process. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Risk reduction options include prevention, mitigation and preparedness.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The structures of the integrate development plan (IDP) processes are utilised and participated in, in order to reduce risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Planning principles are applied to enhance risk reduction processes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Interpret and integrate the response and recovery principles for a specific community. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A common understanding of disaster response and recovery terminology is developed within the DRM environment in order to undertake response and recovery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The application and benefits of early warning systems are analysed to determine its positive impact on the disaster environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The resources and procedures in the DRM Centre are reviewed to reflect how they are utilised in the disaster risk management process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Procedures for the classification of a disaster and the declaration of the state of a disaster are interpreted and applied for the co-ordination of a response. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Relief measures are implemented to reduce suffering from the effect of a disaster. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Rehabilitation and reconstruction activities are facilitated by means of Integrated Development Planning (IDP) processes in order to reduce future disaster losses. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Integrate the enablers of the DRM Framework. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Enablers include information management and communication/Education, training, public awareness, research/Funding) to show its integrated multi disciplinary concept. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A common understanding of disaster risk management enablers is developed within the DRM environment in order to optimise DRM activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reporting and dissemination of information is managed in order to enable best practice in disaster management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Awareness programmes are applied to reduce risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Education training and development programmes are critically reviewed in order to determine their impact on DRM capacity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Funding structures are utilised to finance DRM activities. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the relevant Education and Training Quality Assuror (ETQA) that has jurisdiction over this field of learning.

    The assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a relevant qualification and be a subject matter expert in this learning area and at least have 3 years experience in the skills specific area.

    The learner can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification:
  • Internal moderation.
  • External moderation.
  • An assessor, accredited by the relevant ETQA, will assess the learner's competency.
  • Assessment procedures will be supplied by the ETQA in alignment with NSB requirements.
  • All assessment activities must be fair, so that all candidates have equal opportunities. Activities must be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
  • Assessment and moderation procedures, activities and tools must be transparent, affordable and support development within the field, sub-field and NQF.
  • Questions and answers to determine theoretical knowledge are expected.
  • Assessment of a portfolio of evidence.
  • Direct observation in simulated and/or controlled work conditions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names, functions and locations of:
  • Local environment including structures, institutions and infrastructure.

    Purpose of processes and procedures of:
  • Risk assessment.
  • Vulnerability assessment.
  • Reporting channels.

    Attributes, properties, characteristics related to:
  • Formats of written reports and content.

    Cause and effect, implications of:
  • Vulnerable situations as root cause of disasters.

    Categories of things, processes, concepts:
  • List all possible role players.
  • Principles of stakeholder involvement and participation.
  • The need for a regulatory framework.
  • Disaster risk management concepts.
  • Timeousness and a sense of urgency.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Explain the administration procedures in terms of standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • DRM procedures, methods and techniques.
  • Liaison protocol.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies:
  • Disaster Management Act, Act 57 0f 2002.
  • Related legislation and regulations.

    Theory - rules, laws, principles:
  • Disaster management terminology and concepts.
  • Unique characteristics of local capacity and indigenous knowledge systems.
  • Political and regulatory.
  • Basic theoretical disaster models.

    Relationships, systems:
  • Development and resilience/vulnerability.
  • Hazard, vulnerability, capacity and risk.
  • Between the constitution, legislation and disasters.
  • The inter-relationship between stakeholders and the environment.
  • Between political aspects/influences impacting on relationships with stakeholders.
  • Between government and organisational departments. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Engaging in the risk assessment process.
  • Engaging in the planning process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • The process of increasing community resilience in given situations, contexts and environment.
  • The risk assessment process.
  • The planning process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively through:
  • Planning ahead.
  • Compliance with applicable legislation.
  • Performing appropriate checks and procedures.
  • Using checklists where appropriate. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and articulation of:
  • The risk assessment process.
  • The planning process.
  • Identification of hazards, risks, vulnerable situations and prioritising these. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Conveying information to relevant structures.
  • In meetings and informal communication with stakeholders. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science, technology and indigenous knowledge effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others through:
  • Environmental monitoring.
  • When they communicate using different aids and modes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Development and resilience/vulnerability.
  • Hazard, vulnerability, capacity, and risks.
  • Between the constitution, legislation and disasters.
  • The inter-relationship between stakeholders and the environment.
  • Between political aspects/influences impacting on relationships with stakeholders.
  • Between government and organisational departments. 

  • 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 
    Supplementary Information:

    Notes to Assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following general 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, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes. 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.
  • At this level some errors are to be expected. Assessors must use professional judgement in evaluating competence.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the range as expressed under the title. Specific range statements under individual outcomes or assessment criteria are illustrations, from which learning programme developers can select. 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 candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well-documented principles: assessment should be appropriate, fair, manageable, integrated into work or learning, valid, and consistent. Evidence should be authentic, sufficient, and current.
  • Assessment of this standard can be carried out through continuous assessment throughout the course of study and specific performances assessed. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    3. Avenida (Pty) Ltd 
    4. DISASTER MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD (DMS) 
    5. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    6. Jobafrik Consulting 
    7. Kalideen Management 
    8. Kgolo Institute 
    9. Kgotla Trading Enterprise 
    10. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    11. LO Tantsi Fire Consultants CC. 
    12. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    13. MSC Education Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    15. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    16. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    17. Summat Training Institute 
    18. Umqondo Consultancy 
    19. Vantage Training 
    20. Vicmat Consultants 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.