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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Repair human remains for viewing and deal with problems in the preparation of human remains 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14157  Repair human remains for viewing and deal with problems in the preparation of human remains 
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 
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 5 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:
  • Conducting repairs to human remains
  • Evaluating and dealing with problems in the preparation of human remains. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification, will have demonstrated competency in
  • Numeracy at NQF Level 4 or equivalent.
  • English, verbal and written communication at NQF Level 4 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. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Conduct repairs to human remains. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Human remains are inspected to identify repairs to be undertaken. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Repairing of human remains will only include superficial wounds and damage
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Superficial facial wounds are closed and sealed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Superficial wounds will include skin cuts and into the derma only)
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Body wounds are sutured and sealed to stop leakage. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Body wounds will include external, piercing body wounds, incisions and uncomplicated body wounds)
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Cosmetics are applied as per instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Evaluate and deal with problems in the preparation of human remains. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Outcomes of human remains preparation are evaluated at pre-determined intervals against standards and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Non-conformance is identified and remedial action taken to rectify. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Outstanding preparation and coffining problems are dealt with within agreed time frames. 


    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 principles, methods and techniques for conducting cosmetic repairs
  • A basic understanding of the methods and techniques for suturing
  • A basic understanding of the principles of hygiene in a mortuary
  • A broad understanding of the health and safety procedures for working with human remains. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining the repairing and preparation of human remains. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one`s activities to maintain the highest standards when working with and repairing human remains. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information to determine correct procedures to follow and when evaluating and dealing with problems with repairing human remains. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology during all phases of the repairing and preparation of human remains. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  21789   National Diploma: Funeral Services Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  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.
     
    NONE 



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