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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Implement disaster risk management principles in response, recovery, relief and rehabilitation activities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
251966  Implement disaster risk management principles in response, recovery, relief and rehabilitation activities 
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 implement disaster risk management principles in response, recovery, relief and rehabilitation activities.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Utilise early warnings indicators to inform and activate disaster response, recovery and rehabilitation.
  • Apply the resources available in the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Centre and/or mobile centre.
  • Interpret disaster assessment and apply procedures to classify a disaster and declare a state of disaster.
  • Co-ordinate and integrate Disaster response and recovery activities.
  • Implement basic recovery and response measures to reduce suffering from the effect after a disaster.
  • Facilitate rehabilitation and reconstruction measures to execute recovery and reduce Disaster risk.

    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.
  • Mathematical Literacy 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.
  • Disaster Risk Management Centre also includes but is not limited to any assembly point where resources are grouped. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Utilise early warnings indicators to inform and activate disaster response, recovery and rehabilitation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The early warning indicators are interpreted and compared with the hazards and their consequences as identified in the risk assessment to determine trigger events. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The knowledge of the impending risk identified is utilised to initiate the response. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The applicable method is selected for the dissemination of information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The dissemination of appropriate information is conveyed to potential affected communities and role players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The uses of different systems are interpreted in the use of disaster risk management. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Different systems could include but not limited to weather, satellite navigation systems, and chemical.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply the resources available in the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Centre and/or mobile centre. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Response and recovery activities are directed and managed according to the results of the disaster assessment activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Mobilisation of resources is coordinated in disaster response and recovery to reduce loss of life, property and damage to the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The capacity of the DRM Centre is used in order to mobilise relevant role players and resources. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Interpret disaster assessment and apply procedures to classify a disaster and declare a state of disaster. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information is obtained to assess events in order to consider the classification of a disaster and declaration of a state of disaster. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information is interpreted to assist with the classification of a disaster. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The appropriate institution is informed to classify a disaster. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The appropriate institution is informed to declare a state of disaster. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Co-ordinate and integrate disaster response and recovery activities. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Response and recovery may include relief, search and rescue etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Best practice activities and developed contingency plans are applied in response and recovery activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resources and role players are activated to respond to a disaster. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Response activities are managed to ensure the safety of people. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Response activities include all response activities such as search and rescue, relief etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Role players are communicated with to co-ordinate and integrate disaster response and recovery activities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Implement basic recovery and response measures to reduce suffering from the effect after a disaster. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Response and recovery may include relief, search and rescue etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Response and recovery measures are identified according to the needs of the people. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Response and recovery measures are implemented for the people in jeopardy according to DRM guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Response and recovery measures are evaluated against the original set objectives to determine the effectiveness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Response and recovery measures are integrated into developmental programmes in order to reduce future losses within a changing environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Facilitate rehabilitation and reconstruction measures to execute recovery and reduce disaster risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Rehabilitation and reconstruction measures are included into the Integrated Development Planning (IDP) processes to ensure a safe environment and prevent reoccurrence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Rehabilitation and reconstruction plans are implemented to enhance community resilience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts are facilitated to enhance coordination between relevant stakeholders and role players and ensure robustness and resilience. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Lead and support agencies take responsibility for specific services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safe implementation of reconstruction and rehabilitation plans is monitored in accordance with governance, legislative requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Governance includes but is not limited to standard operating procedures, policies, legislation, regulation, frameworks.
     


    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 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, 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. 

  • 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  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  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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