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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe the role(s) and functions of a team member within an emergency team. 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
254214  Describe the role(s) and functions of a team member within an emergency team. 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Occupational Health and Safety 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Preventive Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
The qualifying learner will be able to describe own role and function as a member of a specific emergency team or organisation, the roles and functions of the other emergency team members and those of the multidisciplinary team of emergency incident responders.

Qualifying learners will be capable of:
  • Applying the current sections of relevant legislation, regulations and procedures pertaining to emergency services those of the employing emergency organisation.
  • Identifying the organisational structures of an emergency service.
  • Describing the roles and functions of each member of the emergency team within the organisation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication skills at NQF Level 2. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Emergency services include but not limited to:
  • South African Police Services; South African National Defence Force; Fire; Metro Police; Ambulance and Medical Rescue. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Apply the current sections of relevant legislation, regulations and procedures pertaining to emergency services to those of the employing emergency organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The applicable sections of current legislation, including regulations, for emergency services are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Current legislation includes but is not limited to:
  • Fire services.
  • Emergency services.
  • Occupational health and safety.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The vision and mission of the employing emergency organisation are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The own role(s) and functions of the employing emergency organisation are described with regard to the relevant legislation and the specific services of that organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the organisational structure of an emergency organisation and describe the roles and functions of each member of that emergency team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The personnel structure of an emergency service organisation is described orally or graphically. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The learner's own roles and functions within the organisation are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The roles and functions of each member of the emergency team in relationship to the learner's own role(s) and functions are described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe own role in relation to other responding services at an emergency incident. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The structure of incident command at a specific multiple-disciplinary emergency incident is described in descending order of seniority. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Own role in relation to the type of incident is described according to relevant protocols of incident management. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA, according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems regarding own role(s) and functions within an emergency organisation and within the ambit of the relevant legislation, regulations and organisational procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the emergency team by identifying own roles and functions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect information with regards to the emergency incident and implement their roles and functions appropriately. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively within the emergency team and appropriate personnel both up and down the organisational structure. 

    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 
    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    This unit standard can be achieved through recognition of prior learning. A final decision on the evidence provided will be taken by the ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.

    Credit Justification:

    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcomes:

    Activity Hours:
  • Classroom learning; 18 hours.
  • On-the-job/scenarios/roll plays; 6 hours.
  • Self directed learning; 6 hours.

    Total = 30 hours.

    Credits = 3. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  60249   National Certificate: Primary Response in Emergencies  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2010-06-02  HW SETA 
    Core  78803   National Certificate: Primary Response in Emergencies  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2013-06-02   


    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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