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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain the implications of climate change for an economic sector 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119909  Explain the implications of climate change for an economic sector 
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 enable learners to understand regional spatial changes that are a result of climate change. It should enable people in business and industry to interpret expert reports and explain trends in a specific sector that could be attributed to climate change and to participate in informed debate on the matter. It will be useful for learners in Trade Unions, and management including learners in Local Government and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) who are responsible for implementing change. It may be useful for learners in logistics and procurement, insurance, agriculture and wholesale and retail industries where activities may be affected by climate change.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the nature of climate change.
  • Identifying the causes of climate change.
  • Describing the effects of climate change and the impact on spatial relations.
  • Applying knowledge of climate change to specific sectors or industry. 

  • 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 
  • A region could be geographical, provincial or national and refers to an area defined by a selected industry or sector. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the nature of climate change. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of climate change is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Climatic records are interpreted to describe trends and variability. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Records include, but are not limited to, sea surface temperatures, rising sea levels, global atmospheric temperatures and retreating glaciers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role of El Nino and La Nina in medium term climate change is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ozone depletion is explained with reference to long-term climate change. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Global warming is explained with reference to long-term climate change. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify the causes of climate change. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Evidence of the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation, thermal pollution, consumerism and emissions from waste are used to explain climate change. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Natural events that can contribute to short and medium term climate change are identified with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Values and attitudes of society that can contribute to short and medium term climate change are identified with reference to South Africa, Africa and the global situation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Values and attitudes include, but are not limited to, greed, attitude to non-renewable resources and ignorance.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the effects of climate change and the impact on spatial relations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The positive and negative consequences of climate change are analysed for selected regions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences include, but are not limited to, change in agricultural conditions, poverty, migration, food and water insecurity.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The possible effects of changes in sea surface temperatures are explained with reference to rainfall patterns, storm frequency and fish stocks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The possible effects of rising sea levels are explained with reference to coastal areas, ports, recreation and travel and tourism. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The possible effects of changes in global atmospheric temperatures are explained with reference to crop distribution, health risks, agricultural production, soil moisture, water supply, expansion of the sea and the distribution of endemic diseases. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The effects of retreating glacial ice are explained with reference to rising sea levels, tourism, transport routes, recreational activities and icebergs in the oceans. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply knowledge of climate change to specific sectors or industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    International conventions and protocols related to climate change are identified and an indication is given of how South African legislation supports these protocols and conventions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Risks associated with climate change are investigated for specific areas, sectors or industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A strategy to minimise the potential risk is proposed for selected areas, organisations, sectors or industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The impact of climate change on world trade is explored with reference to changing biomes, transport along major inland waterways, trade and travel. 


    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 knowledge of climate change to selected sectors or industry. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively in explaining climate change and the effect on regions, sectors or industry. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by analysing the causes and effects of climate change and the impact on spatial relations. 

    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:
  • Climate; climate change; El Nino; ozone depletion; global warming. 

  • 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 
    Elective  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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    6. CKP Development Agency (Pty) Ltd. 
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    8. De Vries Management & Training Services cc 
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    10. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
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    12. Icando 
    13. Intelligo Solutions Pty (Ltd) 
    14. Invuya Institute of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    15. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    16. Jobafrik Consulting 
    17. KAGISHO BUSINESS CONCEPTS (Pty) LTD 
    18. Kgolo Institute 
    19. KHOSITHI TRAINING 
    20. Kuyakhula Development Initiatives 
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    23. Masifunde Training Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    24. Miczo's Enterprise 
    25. NCC Environmental Services 
    26. NS Global Academy 
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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.