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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Analyse the impact of weather events on selected regions 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119904  Analyse the impact of weather events on selected regions 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Geography 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies General Social Science 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 Unit Standard is intended for learners who are required to apply geographical knowledge and skill in authentic situations. It will be useful for learners in Local Government who are responsible for implementing change and it may be useful for learners in logistics and procurement, insurance, agriculture and wholesale and retail industries where activities may be affected by weather extremes. It will add value to courses for tour guides, fieldwork leaders, mountain climbers, farmers, field officers, sports people, events managers, aircraft pilots, contractors, farm workers, Extension Officers, NGOs and learners involved in outdoor activities.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Researching weather events and their socio economic impact.
  • Explaining the impact of weather events in the biophysical and built environments.
  • Analysing the probability of a weather event in selected regions and the potential economic impact.
  • Analysing the impacts of weather on regional systems. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Authentic situations are real life, work or recreational applications.
  • The urban built environment refers to material culture and the landscape created by humans in an urban area or settlement.
  • A best practice plan should include at least the objectives or intended outcomes, intended result, plan to deal with the weather and probability cycles and any possible contingencies.
  • A local system may be, but is not limited to a farm, communal land, local authority, campsite or region. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Research weather events and their socio economic impact. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The affect of weather systems on different regions is explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Weather systems include, but are not limited to, tropical cyclones, high humidity, thunderstorms, droughts, frontal systems, wind, dust storms and extreme temperatures.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different types of air mass in a region are explained with reference to their origin and associated wind, temperature and precipitation characteristics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The effect of local weather systems is explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Local weather systems include, but are not limited to, land and sea breezes, katabatic flows, or specific micro climates.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the impact of weather events on the biophysical and built environments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The impact of wind speed, precipitation intensity and temperature variation on the biophysical environment is explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Impact includes, but is not limited to, topographic situation, drainage system, type of soil, vegetation and infiltration of rainwater.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of wind speed, precipitation intensity and temperature variation on the built environment is explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Impact includes, but is not limited to, building design, settlement planning, hardened surfaces, drainage patterns, canalisation, exotic vegetation and transport networks.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse the probability of weather events occurring in selected regions and the potential economic impacts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The normal, average and extreme weather in a place is described from selected local climatic data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The probability of normal, average and extreme weather in a place is analysed based on past records. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The probability of a weather event is analysed in terms of frequency, severity and randomness in a specific region. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Weather events include, but are not limited to, floods, droughts and extreme temperatures.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The concept of a short-term weather cycle is explained with reference to daily and seasonal periods. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Analyse the impacts of weather on a specific system in a local area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A regional system is analysed in terms of weather, land use, human activities and infrastructure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A plan of best practice is proposed and substantiated to minimise the impact of weather on society, the economy and the environment of a region. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Systems theory is outlined and applied to an authentic situation to offer an integrated understanding of the impact of weather on a local system. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Impact includes, but is not limited to, environmental, social and economic aspects. Inputs and outputs are linked by decision making and technology leading to feedback loops.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessors for this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the appropriate ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the appropriate ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the appropriate ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the appropriate ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

  • 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 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses show that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in applying systems theory to an authentic situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information in researching weather events and analysing the probability of a weather event in a selected region. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in presenting the results of his/her research and explaining the impact of weather events. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation in using systems theory to offer an integrated understanding of the impact of weather on a local system. 

    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 
    Search words:

    Weather 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  66610   Further Education and Training Certificate: Short Term Insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  57613   Further Education and Training Certificate: Short-Term Risk Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  INSETA 


    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.
     
    1. Alcari Learning Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    2. CKP Development Agency (Pty) Ltd. 
    3. De Vries Management & Training Services cc 
    4. EJW Financial Services (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Faisit (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Intelligo Solutions Pty (Ltd) 
    7. Invuya Institute of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    8. License to Skill cc 
    9. Masifunde Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Octomate (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Outsurance Insurance Company Ltd 
    12. Ripple Effect 4 (Pty) Ltd 
    13. RJM Educational Consulting (Pty) Ltd 



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