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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plan events 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
256075  Plan events 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Travel, Tourism and Events 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Gaming and Leisure 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 learner who achieves competency for this unit standard will be able to understand and apply social and cultural, economic and environmental guidelines in order to provide for cultural diversity and impact in the planning of events in a responsible manner in the area in which an event is hosted.

On achievement of this unit standard the learner will understand and be able to:
  • Apply social and cultural guidelines in the context of responsible event planning.
  • Apply economic guidelines in the context of responsible event planning.
  • Apply environmental guidelines in the context of responsible event planning. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in:
  • Communication Literacy at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Apply social and cultural guidelines in the context of responsible event planning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An overview is given of the prevalent social and cultural demographics within the area of operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Social and cultural demographics include the customs, cultural, traditional and religious practices as it apply to the communities in which an event will take place.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Principles of responsible event planning are explained as it relates to due consideration of cultural and social impact on the community in which an event will take place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The involvement of local communities in the event planning process is explained as to ensure due consideration of social and cultural impact on issues relevant to events. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Involvement includes establishing of cooperative structures, building a local tourism culture, supporting local development and education, respecting local customs and cultures.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply economic guidelines in the context of responsible event planning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The key economical features in the area of operation are described in terms of its impact on the area of operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Impact includes potential local economic benefit, fair price strategies, and equitable economic support.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Principles of responsible event planning is explained as it relates to due consideration of economic impact on the community in which an event will take place. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Economic impact local marketing and product development, community economic benefit, promoting of linkages and equitable business practices.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The involvement of local communities in the event planning process is explained as to ensure due consideration of economic benefits and impact on issues relevant to events. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply environmental guidelines in the context of responsible events. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Principles of responsible event planning is explained as it relates to due consideration of environmental impact on the community in which an event will take place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An overview is given of the environmental issues for consideration within the area of operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Environmental issues includes reduction of negative environmental impacts and optimising of positive environmental impacts, including waste management, use of recycled and reusable material where appropriate, energy utilisation including heating, lighting and the operation of remote appliances, water usage, drainage and water run-off.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The involvement of local communities in the event planning process is explained as to ensure due consideration of environmental impact on issues relevant to events. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Environmental impact includes direct and indirect environmental impact, energy consumption, and water usage including pollutants and drainage, adherence to sound environmental practices.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing an individual against this unit standard must meet the assessor requirements of the relevant ETQA. In particular, such assessors must demonstrate that they assess in terms of the scope and context defined in all the range statements.
  • Any institution offering learning towards this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA. External moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Relevant social and cultural guidelines in the context of responsible events.
  • Relevant economic guidelines in the context of responsible events.
  • Relevant environmental guidelines in the context of responsible events. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving in creative ways is applied to the assessment and reduction of environmental impact resultant from an event. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Team and group work is applied when working with local communities in the assessment and consideration of social and cultural, economic and environmental impacts associated with an event. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Critically collecting, evaluating and analysing information related to the gathering of information relating to responsible events planning. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication with the various stakeholders is conducted effectively throughout the processes included in the planning of responsible events. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understanding related systems by recognising the cultures and economic realities of the local communities affected by the event. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  61609   Further Education and Training Certificate: Volunteer Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  63969   National Certificate: Pharmaceutical Sales Representation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 


    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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