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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Transporting human remains, the bereaved and materials and equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14152  Transporting human remains, the bereaved and materials and equipment 
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 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 forms part of the Qualification, National Certificate in Funeral Services Practice and is registered at Level 3 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 Embalming, Marketing and Merchandising or Disaster Management, where the acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to each individual and the Funeral Industry as a whole.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Checking funeral vehicle, materials and equipment
  • Transferring of human remains locally and long distance
  • Transporting the bereaved 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competency in:
  • Numeracy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • English, verbal and written communication at NQF Level 2 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. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Check funeral vehicle, materials and equipment 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Funeral vehicle is checked for roadworthiness 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Funeral vehicles includes hearses, delivery and collecting vehicle
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Defects are recorded and reported to relevant authorised individuals within agreed time frames 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Materials and equipment for transferring human remains are identified, checked and placed in vehicle 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Materials and equipment for transferring human remains will include stretchers, plastic lining, sheets, blankets, stretcher covers, body bags, map book, torch, air freshener, gloves, masks, protective clothing, coffins
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Materials and equipment are secured in vehicle 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Log books are completed as per established procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Safety and security precautions are taken to ensure vehicle is safe and
    secure 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Transfer of human remains locally and long distance 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Human remains are collected from correct location according to instructions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Documentation authorising transfer/pick-up of human remains are obtained 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Road traffic ordinance and instructions adhered to while driving 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Human remains are placed in funeral vehicle and properly secured according to organisational requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Human remains are delivered at correct location and within set time frames 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Identifying of human remains is checked and verified 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Transport the bereaved 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Transport for the bereaved is clean and ready for use 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Bereaved transportation will include mourner's car, family car, taxi, and bus
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Location of the bereaved is obtained and checked 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The bereaved are collected, transported and delivered according to instructions and within agreed time frames 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Bereaved are dealt with in a courteous and polite manner 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Road traffic ordinance and instructions are adhered to 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Dress codes are adhered to 


    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) 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A comprehensive understanding of the rules, procedures governing transportation of human remains
  • An in depth understanding of the methods and techniques for monitoring vehicle usage and conditions
  • A general understanding of the road traffic rules and regulations 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to the transfer of human remains 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when collecting and delivering human remains 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one`s activities to follow instructions, prepare for transporting and completing administration 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the transfer of human remains locally and long distance 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of: being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts when transporting the bereaved. 

    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
    Core  21787   National Certificate: Funeral Services Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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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