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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of Integrated Waste Management 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264461  Demonstrate an understanding of Integrated Waste Management 
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 
The management of waste is becoming increasingly important as municipalities all over the country are challenged with the collection and transportation of large amounts of waste. However, the important thing is to plan and administer a cradle to the grave policy which seeks to decrease the amount of waste ultimately disposed of. This unit standard is for learners who need a broad overview of waste management, one of the critical environmental management aspects.

Learners credited with this standard will be capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of waste management.
  • Explaining the regulatory framework governing waste management.
  • Explaining the waste cycle. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of waste management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The sources of waste generation are identified and explained in terms of the types of waste associated with each source. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Types of waste includes but is not limited to domestic, business, industrial, health care waste.
  • Industrial waste includes but is not limited to effluents, emissions, discharges, sludges, slurries, hazardous, radio active.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The waste hierarchy and its associated terminology are explained to provide clarity and create the basis for expanding knowledge in the field of waste management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Waste minimisation techniques are effectively applied to practical situations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Techniques include but are not limited to cleaner production, green procurement, waste avoidance, cleaner development mechanisms.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Processing and treatment techniques are applied to practical situations to reduce amount of disposal and level of harm. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Techniques include but are not limited to physical, biological, chemical heat treatment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The acronyms and terminology used in waste management are explained to provide clarity of meanings. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    This is limited to the most common acronyms. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the regulatory framework governing waste management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    National legislation governing the management of waste is identified and explained in terms of the control mechanisms and actions required to comply with the legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The Constitution of South Africa, NEMA, Municipal Systems Act, Environmental Conservation Act, National Water Act, National Health Act, and waste related legislation promulgated under NEMA.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relevant provincial and municipal laws pertaining to waste management are identified and explained in relation to national (higher) legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Documents pertaining to waste management are analysed in terms of the development and progress in waste management. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the waste cycle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Steps in the waste cycle are identified and explained in a manner that clearly indicates the inter-relationships between them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Waste storage methods are described according to best practical environmental options. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Disposal practices are explained that will be appropriate to maintain a safe and healthy environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Practices include but are not limited to incineration, landfill, deep sea disposal, river disposal, wetlands.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Transport practices are explained that limit harm and cost. 


    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 
  • The Constitution of South Africa, NEMA, the NEMA Bill, Land Development Act, Municipal Systems Act, Environmental Conservation Act, National Water Act, Health Act, Air Quality Act, Mineral and Resources Development Act and legislation promulgated under NEMA.
  • Acronyms, definitions and terminology pertaining to waste management.
  • Waste hierarchy and waste cycle.
  • Waste management techniques and practices. 

  • 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:
  • Distinguishing between type of waste.
  • Determining how waste should be stored. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, community to:
  • Store waste.
  • Minimise waste generation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsively and effectively when:
  • Explaining minimisation, treatment and disposal techniques.
  • Discussing the regulatory framework for waste management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to:
  • Store waste. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to:
  • Store and minimise waste. 

  • 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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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.