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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of integrated environmental management analysis tools 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264455  Demonstrate an understanding of integrated environmental management analysis tools 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Environmental Science, Env Mgt and Waste Mgt 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Environmental Sciences 
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 
This standard introduces the learner to some of the key environmental management tools that contribute to the learner's understanding of the environment and environmental issues. There are environmental tools for planning, implementation, checking and stakeholder engagement. Knowledge of these tools will deepen the learner's appreciation for the science of environmental management and their application will assist the learner with analysis of the environment and environmental issues.

Learners credited with this standard will be capable of:
  • Explaining the use of the environmental management tools for planning.
  • Explaining the use of the environmental management tools for implementation.
  • Explaining the use of the environmental management tools for checking.
  • Explaining the use of the environmental management tools for stakeholder engagement. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    While the environmental tools have been categorised, some of them have cross-cutting application and cannot be strictly confined to any category. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the use of the environmental management tools for planning. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose and application of the environmental management tool is explained in terms of the context in which it will be used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Each tool is explained in terms of its definitions, key concepts and principles of use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The process to be followed for each of these tools is described and evaluated to provide justification for its use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A situation or context in which each of these tools is implemented is identified and explored to indicate accuracy of understanding and application of the selected environmental analysis tool. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The way in which these tools relate to other environment management tools is explored to demonstrate their inte-relationships. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the use of the environmental management tools for implementation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Environmental Management Plans (EMPs), Risk Management Plans (RMPs), Environmental Management Systems (EMS). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose and application of the environmental management tool is explained in terms of the context in which it will be used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Each tool is explained in terms of its definitions, key concepts and principles of use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The process to be followed for each of these tools is described and evaluated to provide justification for the use of these environmental analysis tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A situation or context in which each of these tools is implemented is identified and explored to indicate accuracy of understanding and application of the appropriate environmental analysis tool. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The way in which these tools relate to other environment management tools is explored to demonstrate their inte-relationships. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the use of the environmental management tools for checking. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to environmental auditing, inspections and monitoring. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose and application of the environmental management tool is explained in terms of the context in which it will be used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Each tool is explained in terms of its definitions, key concepts and principles of use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The process for each of these tools is described and evaluated to provide justification for the use of these environmental analysis tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A situation or context in which each of these tools is implemented is identified and explored to indicate accuracy of understanding and application of the appropriate environmental analysis tool. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The way in which these tools relate to other environment management tools is explored to demonstrate their inter-relationships. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the use of the environmental management tools for stakeholder engagement. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to environmental reporting, public participation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose and application of the environmental management tool is explained in terms of the context in which it will be used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Each tool is explained in terms of its definitions, key concepts and principles of use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The process to be followed for each of these tools is described and evaluated to provide justification for the use of these environmental analysis tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A situation or context in which each of these tools is implemented is identified and explored to indicate accuracy of understanding and application of the appropriate environmental analysis tool. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The way in which these tools relate to other environment management tools is explored to demonstrate their inter-relationships. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Environmental management tools: Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA).
  • Environmental Management Plans (EMPs), Risk Management Plans (RMPs), Environmental Management Systems (EMS).
  • Environmental auditing, inspections and monitoring.
  • Statutory reporting, internal and external communication, corporate reporting, state of the environment report. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Implementing each tool in a scenario or context. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsively and effectively when:
  • Understanding the definitions, key concepts and principles, process and use of each tool. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to:
  • Determine the most appropriate tool to use in a particular scenario or context. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to:
  • Present reports.
  • Address conferences, symposia, workshops. 

  • 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
    Core  66789   National Certificate: Environmental Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 


    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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