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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Select mechanisms to redress areas of concern in human rights and democracy 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123431  Select mechanisms to redress areas of concern in human rights and democracy 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Democracy, Human Rights, Peace and Elections 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies Public Policy, Politics and Democratic Citizenship 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 for those who seek to provide a means for redress related to areas of concern in human rights and democracy, and hence need to find suitable mechanisms for redress.

People credited with this Unit Standard are capable of:
  • Identifying areas of concern that require redress.
  • Selecting mechanisms to redress areas of concern.
  • Connecting areas of concern to the mechanisms for redress. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is recommended that learners are competent in the following Unit Standards before accessing this Unit Standard:
  • Demonstrate awareness of the foundations of human rights and democracy.
  • Facilitate community access to human rights services.
  • Basic counselling skills. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Mechanisms refer to any means by which areas of concern can be redressed, for example court structures.

    This Unit Standard does not include a detailed assessment of needs based on primary research. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify areas of concern that require redress. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The areas of concern could be at individual, community or government level. Learners may identify concerns through direct observation, interviews or reports as applicable to the situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Areas of concern are identified through valid and verifiable sources and in a manner that upholds human rights and democratic values and principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The identified areas of concern are verified as authentic and relevant, with reference to legislation where applicable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The areas of concern are described in terms of their nature, possible cause, frequency and impact. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Identified areas of concern are recorded in a clear and structured manner. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select mechanisms to redress areas of concern. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A range of possible mechanisms are identified and selected which uphold human rights. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The mechanisms selected are relevant to and appropriate for redressing the identified areas of concern. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Selections are justified on the basis of relevance, affordability, availability, practicality, sustainability and effectiveness. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Connect areas of concern to the mechanisms for redress. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    This could include bringing parties together, coordinating the linkage between those who experience the concern to the mechanisms that are able to provide redress, providing a report to affected parties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Processes for effective implementation of the selected mechanisms are confirmed to be in place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The connection is made in a manner that is sensitive to community dynamics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The connection is made in a manner that is consistent with human rights and democratic practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The connection is sustainable and has the potential to ensure the mechanisms can redress the areas of concern. 


    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 
    The Bill of Rights and Constitution 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: this will be demonstrated when identifying areas of concern. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work with others in a team - this unit standard promotes team work. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively:
  • Selecting and connecting mechanisms requires self management and organisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • When identifying areas of concern and mechanisms. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills:
  • When working with others to identify needs, select and connect the appropriate mechanisms. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system: this will be demonstrated when finding relationships between areas of concern and mechanisms. 

    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 
    Glossary and Abbreviations
  • CEDAW: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
  • CERD: International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
  • CRC: Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • ICCPR: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
  • ICESCR: International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

    Bill of Rights:
  • A list of rights and freedoms for people in a country/countries.
  • It can be part of the law of the country.

    Charter:
  • A document outlining the principles, functions, and organization of a corporate body.
  • A constitution.
  • The city charter.

    Common Law:
  • A body of law that is based on custom and general principles and embodied in case law and that serves as a precedent or is applied to situations not covered by statute.

    Constitution:
  • A constitution contains the rules and principles according to which a country is governed.

    Convention:
  • An agreement between nations for regulation of maters affecting all of them.

    Covenant:
  • A binding agreement; a compact.
  • A formal sealed agreement or contract.
  • An international covenant on Human Rights.

    Declaration:
  • An explicit, formal announcement, either oral or written.

    Developmental rights:
  • "A decent standard of living, adequate nutrition, health care, education and decent work and protection against calamities are not just development goals - they are also human rights". (Human Development Report 2000)
    or
  • The right of people/a group of people to have their culture recognised or to advance themselves politically or economically.

    Law:
  • A rule of conduct or procedure established by custom, agreement, or authority.
  • The body of rules and principles governing the affairs of a community and enforced by a political authority; a legal system: international law.

    Legislation:
  • The act or process of legislating; lawmaking.
  • A proposal or enacted law or group of laws.

    Legislature:
  • An officially elected or otherwise selected body of people vested with the responsibility and power to make laws for a political unit, such as a state or nation.

    Mechanism:
  • A system of parts that operate or interact like those of a machine.
  • A process by which something is done or comes into being.

    Organ:
  • A government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function; "the SAPS is an organ of the government of the South Africa".

    Paralegal:
  • A person with specialized training who assists lawyers.

    Petition:
  • A person with specialized training who assists communities in accessing legal advice and related services.

    Preamble:
  • A preliminary statement, especially the introduction to a formal document that serves to explain its purpose.
  • The introductory part of a constitution or statute that usually states the reasons for and intent of the law.

    Principle:
  • A basic truth, law or assumption: the principles of democracy.
  • A rule or standard.

    United Nations:
  • An international organization composed of most of the countries of the world. It was founded in 1945 to promote peace, security, and economic development.

    Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
  • Is intended to be an international standard for the protection of Human Rights.
  • Not directly or indirectly enforceable, and creates no legal obligations for the signatories. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49197   Further Education and Training Certificate: Social Housing Supervision  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 


    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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