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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop and implement disaster risk reduction plans 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
251964  Develop and implement disaster risk reduction plans 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Generic Management   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
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  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 improve professionalism and enhance the quality and effectiveness of services by being able to develop, implement and execute disaster risks reduction plans within a community and/or the workplace.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Scope and develop disaster risk management plans in consultation with other relevant role players and stakeholders.
  • Communicate and advocate disaster risk reduction plans to other stakeholders.
  • Implement and execute disaster risk reduction plans using basic project planning principles.
  • Establish disaster risk management structures to support the development and implementation of disaster risk reduction plans.

    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.
  • Organizational and leadership skills at NQF Level 4.
  • Project planning NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The concepts 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 
    Scope and develop disaster risk management plans in consultation with other relevant role players and stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Disaster risk reduction plans are developed in terms of its objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The implications in terms of resource utilization in disaster risk reduction plans are analysed to promote the efficient use of resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of proper risk assessment as part of the development process in disaster risk planning is evaluated to ensure prioritisation and decisive action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of coordination as part of disaster risk reduction plans is analysed in order to promote efficiency in implementing and executing disaster risk management plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Disaster risk reduction plans are regularly reviewed and updated for continuous improvement. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Communicate and advocate disaster risk reduction plans to other role players and stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The objectives of disaster risk management plans are explained to all role players and stakeholders in order for them to understand the contents thereof. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of disaster risk reduction plans are elucidated to other stakeholders in order to secure their participation and involvement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Other role players and stakeholders in the immediate environment are coordinated to implement disaster risk reduction plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role of the different role players and stakeholders are communicated to promote participation in accordance with the disaster risk reduction plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Different role players and stakeholders are co-ordinated to facilitate the achievement of the objectives of the disaster risk plans. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement and execute disaster risk reduction plans using basic project planning principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The project planning cycle is utilised to ensure implementation and execution of disaster risk reduction plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The implementation and execution of disaster risk reduction plans are monitored in order to ensure that the objectives of the plans are achieved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The implementation and execution of disaster risk plans are assessed by identifying possible areas for improvement in line with integrated development plans (IDPs). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Independent thought and insight are utilised to review update and recommend actions for improvement. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Establish disaster risk management structures to support the development and implementation of disaster risk reduction plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Structures are established in order to engage in disaster risk reduction planning activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Role players and stakeholders are mobilised to support the compilation and execution of risk reduction plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Role players and stakeholders are mobilised to ensure an integrated approach. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Disaster risk reduction plans are reviewed and updated in conjunction with relevant role players and stakeholders. 


    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 and hazard mapping.
  • Vulnerability assessment.
  • Risk reduction planning.

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

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

    Categories of things, processes, concepts:
  • List all possible role players.
  • Principles of stakeholder involvement and participation.
  • Basic disaster risk management concepts.
  • Timeousness and a sense of urgency.
  • Planning processes.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Assessment procedures, methods and techniques.
  • Planning processes and techniques.
  • Liaison protocol.

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

    Theory - rules, laws, principles:
  • Disaster management terminology and concepts.
  • Unique characteristics of local capacity and indigenous knowledge systems.
  • Political, regulatory and legislative influences on vulnerability.
  • Basic theoretical disaster models.
  • Planning theory.
  • Decision making 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:
  • Identifying risks.
  • Planning processes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • The planning process.
  • The identification of risks.
  • Identifying hazards.
  • The process of identifying vulnerabilities and vulnerable situations.
  • The process of building capacity.
  • The process of increasing community resilience in given situations, contexts and environment. 

  • 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:
  • Planning processes.
  • 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 risk identification 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. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2015-06-30  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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    2. DISASTER MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD (DMS) 
    3. Institute of Professional Studies and Services (Pty) Ltd 
    4. ITO Focus Reagile 
    5. KALIDEEN MANAGEMENT SERVICES 
    6. MML Consulting CC. 
    7. Qabuka-Vuka Development Trading 
    8. Umqondo Consultancy 



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