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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assessing and using data, and liasing with relevant stakeholders to ensure required resources are in place for a disaster 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14144  Assessing and using data, and liasing with relevant stakeholders to ensure required resources are in place for a disaster 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Funeral Services 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Personal Care 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
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 forms part of the Qualification, National Certificate in Funeral Services Practice and is registered at Level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework. Learners working towards this standard will be learning towards the full qualification, or will be involved in or working within a funeral services environment, specialising in Disaster Management, where the acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to each individual and the Funeral Industry as whole.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Assessing and using data for decision making purposes
  • Liasing with relevant parties and stakeholders
  • Monitoring and controlling data gathering process and its results 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competency in:
  • Numeracy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • English, verbal and written communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Computer literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Range statements which are applicable to the unit standard titles, specific outcomes and assessment criteria are found beneath the applicable assessment criteria.
  • The following range statements are general to the qualification:
  • A disaster will include any mass fatality beyond resources of normal activities of a funeral company. This type of disaster requires specialists from other disciplines to perform certain duties specific to the severity and size of the disaster.
  • Data will include client files, pathologists reports, identification report, orthodontist report, personal effects, instructions relating to destination, disposition of remains, photographic records, expense records.
  • Resources ad equipment will include vehicles, blankets stretches, body bags, embalmers, embalming equipment, instruments and fluids, tents, tables, catering, ablution facilities, accommodation, lighting, refrigeration, power communication, equipment, protective clothing, water, air conditioning, equipment, protective clothing, water, air conditioning, other disaster teams. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Assess and use data for decision making purpose 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1.Data is assessed to establish needs for equipment and resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2.Equipment and resource requirements are documented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3.Equipment is ordered from approved suppliers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4.Resources are obtained from approved suppliers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5.Specialist services are engaged as per instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Liase with relevant parties and stakeholders 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1.Relevant parties and stakeholders are identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Relevant parties and stakeholders will include local authorities, police defence, local suppliers of specialised equipment, government departments, embassies, consulates, medical personnel, local funeral practitioners, local religious groups, weather bureau, press.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2.Relevant parties and stakeholders are contacted and contracted to provide required services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3.Disaster team manager is notified of progress and finalisation of equipment and resources. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Disaster progress includes recovery, identification and repatriation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4.Services, equipment and resources are maintained throughout disaster process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5.Disaster equipment is dismantled and disposed off according to instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor and control data gathering process and its results 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1.Data gathering and collating process is monitored to ensure compliance and completeness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2.Deviations and exceptions are identified and remedial actions identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3.Remedial actions are communicated to relevant parties (individuals). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4.Implementation of remedial actions is monitored. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Providers offering learning towards this standard will be accredited and assessors registered by the relevant Education Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA) of the Services SETA and or by GENFETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A comprehensive understanding of suppliers and location of equipment and resources world-wide.
  • An all rounded understanding of other disaster management teams internationally.
  • A broad understanding of processes and procedures for obtaining resources and equipment.
  • A in depth understanding of disaster management.
  • A broad understanding of data collection procedures.
  • A general understanding of liaison with parties and stakeholders. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems which relate to the processing of data, so that efficient and effective preparations can take place. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as part of a team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information for decision making purposes to ensure disaster teams can operate effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with all stakeholders to ensure all aspects of the disaster process are in place and operating. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems in that poor assessment of data decisions leads to failure. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  23775   National Certificate: Funeral Services Practice  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  49398   National Certificate: Incident Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    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. Dee-Bravo Training Centre 
    2. Diversity technology Training Institute 



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