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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate basic understanding of the procedure for submission of compensation claims for injuries and occupational diseases 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259610  Demonstrate basic understanding of the procedure for submission of compensation claims for injuries and occupational diseases 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Occupational Health and Safety 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
116503  Completion of Compensation Commissioner documentation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 
116508  Demonstrate basic understanding of the procedure for compensation claims submissions for occupational injuries and diseases  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to explain the circumstances under which compensation may be claimed and the nature and degree for which it may awarded. Learners will also be able to explain the investigation process as well the procedures for submission and finalisation of compensation claims. Learners will also be able to complete the Compensation Commissioners documentation and keep records thereof.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Providing an overview of current, relevant legislation pertaining to compensation for occupational injuries and diseases.
  • Describing the compensation procedure for occupational injuries and diseases.
  • Completing Compensation Commissioner documentation for occupational injuries and diseases. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Provide an overview of current, relevant legislation pertaining to compensation for occupational injuries and diseases. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Legislation may include, but is not limited to, that pertaining to the compensation of occupational injuries and diseases, occupational health and safety for all workplaces and industries, including mines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Persons entitled and not entitled to compensation are defined in terms of legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Circumstances under which compensation may be claimed are explained in terms of legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Nature and degree of disability for which compensation may be awarded are explained in terms of legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Knowledge of the compensation benefits that are involved is demonstrated in accordance with legislative requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Benefits may include but are not limited to earnings, earnings for assessment, temporary disability, permanent disability, compensation for death or injury, control of payment of pension, medical treatment and travelling expenses.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Implications of not adhering to legislative requirements for the compensation of occupational injuries and diseases are described in relation to the impact on both the employer and employee. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Implications include, but are not limited to, fair industrial relations practices, non acceptance of compensation claims and penalties (fines) to employer.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the compensation procedure for occupational injuries and diseases. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reporting processes of injuries and/or occupational diseases are explained in accordance with legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of the investigation process for occupational injuries and diseases is explained in terms of its impact on the awarding of compensation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the required claim processes (forms) for submission in accordance with legal requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Forms must include Employers report, First medical report, Progress report, Final medical report, Appeal system, Specialist report, Resumption form, Medical accounts.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The procedure for dealing with compensation for injuries of persons other than employees is explained in terms of legal prescripts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Control procedures for the finalisation of compensation claims are explained with examples of effective follow-up activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Knowledge of the employee responsibility is demonstrated in accordance with specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Employee responsibility must include Reporting of the injury/disease, Treatment, Medical benefit examinations, Lung removal at time of death, Safe-keeping of occupational health records for forty years.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Complete Compensation Commissioner documentation for occupational injuries and diseases. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Required documentation for occupational injuries and/or diseases in accordance with legislation is sourced and completed in accordance with legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The submission of the Compensation Commissioner documentation is explained in terms of expediting its finalisation and a record thereof is stored. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The record keeping system for completed Compensation Commissioner documentation is explained in terms of accessibility, availability and regulatory requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner 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 or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Health and safety knowledge pertaining to occupational injuries and diseases.
  • Reporting procedures for compensations claims.
  • Legal and site-specific requirements for occupational injuries and diseases. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to the completion, submission and finalisation of compensation claims. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in order to process and finalise compensation claims and submissions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information related to compensation submissions for injuries and occupational diseases. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with all roleplayers regarding the requirements of the compensation claims for injuries and occupational diseases. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to process the compensation claims. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces the following unit standards:
  • ID 116508: Demonstrate basic understanding of the procedure for compensation claims submissions for occupational injuries and diseases; Level 1, 2 credits.
  • ID 116503: Completion of Compensation Commissioner documentation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases; Level 2, 3 credits.

    Terminology:

    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more but are not limited to the following documents.
  • Legal: Relevant current legislation, regulations and directives pertaining to mining and occupational health and safety.
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice.
  • SANS and other relevant Standards.

    Site specific:
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • Organisational Standard Procedures.
  • List of Recorded OHS Risks.
  • Working Guides.
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications.
  • Acceptable subject related theory. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  74269   National Certificate: Occupational Health, Safety and Environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  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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