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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Design and structure funeral provision options 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14187  Design and structure funeral provision options 
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 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  12 
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:
  • Researching Existing funeral provision and options and changing needs of society
  • Developing new funeral provision options to meet client need. 

  • 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:
  • Funeral societies and groups will include burial societies, stokvels, religious groups, cultural groups, sports clubs, social clubs, youth groups, businesses, organisations, federations, institutes, trade unions, sports unions, associations, local government, contractors. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Research existing funeral provision and options and changing needs of society. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Information is gathered on existing group schemes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Role players are identified and their input is obtained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Information gathered is analysed to determine needs and requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Develop new funeral provision options to meet client needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Alternative options are evaluated and selection is made and justified in terms of feasibility and congruence with needs and expectations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Viable strategies are developed and documented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Funeral provision options are costed according to requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Funeral provision viability is tested with appropriate groups and schemes. 


    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 methods and techniques for designing and developing funeral provision options
  • An in depth understanding of the legislation and regulations pertaining to funeral provision options
  • A broad understanding of the organisational policies and procedures for funeral provision options
  • A general understanding of the methods for costing group schemes to enable the organisation to maintain profitability. 

  • 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 to the analysis and development of funeral society and group funeral provision options. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Organise oneself and one`s activities to enable accurate development of funeral society and group funeral provision options. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information in order to research funeral provision options. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems in that profitable funeral provision options contribute to the overall success of the organisation. 

    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 



    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.