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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering insurance 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242683  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering insurance 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Insurance and Investment 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
14984  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering insurance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for learners who manage risk in insurance and other organisations. It will be useful for risk Management Generalists, Loss Adjusters and learners in short term insurance.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the subject matter of engineering insurance.
  • Explaining the concept of the insured in an engineering insurance contract.
  • Interpreting legislation that impacts on engineering insurance.
  • Applying a policy wording to engineering risk. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is:
  • Types of engineering insurance include, but are not limited to, machinery, electronic, construction, plant and consequential covers.
  • Terms of risk are determined by age of the plant/machinery, availability of spare parts, effect of down time on the operation, redundant items, source of supplies, lead time and exposures such as natural hazards, negligence and design.
  • Possible extensions and exclusions include, but are not limited to, expediting expenses, debris removal and fire risk.
  • Different ways of defining the sum insured include new placement cost, market value, use of formulas, depreciated cost and book value.
  • Legislation includes, but is not limited to, National Buildings Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Importance of Packaging Standards Act, and environmental Legislation where applicable. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the subject matter of engineering risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of engineering insurance is explained with reference to the different types of insurance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept of construction or erection risk is explained with reference to the type and term of the cover and the implications if the term is exceeded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The concept of operational risk is explained with reference to the term of the cover and the insured's type of business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A site is surveyed in order to evaluate the type of policy required in terms of the risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    External factors that could affect the subject matter insured are investigated to determine appropriate policy cover. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the concept of the insured in an engineering insurance contract. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The difference between the insured in a regular insurance policy and the insured in an engineering insurance policy is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The contractual relationship between the insured and sub-contractors is investigated and an indication is given of the extent of cover required by the contract. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The contractual relationship between the insured and other parties is investigated and an indication is given of the extent of cover required by the contract. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Interpret legislation that impacts on engineering insurance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legislation that impacts on the subject matter of engineering insurance is identified and an indication is given of how the legislation affects the insured's business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Policy wordings are analysed in terms of non-compliance with legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The influence of standard conditions of trading in different sectors on cover required for the insured's operation is explained with examples relevant to a specific contract. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply a policy wording to engineering risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The basic types of cover in engineering insurance are identified in a policy wording. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate policy wordings for different subject matter/risks are sourced for a specific application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Possible extensions to a contract are suggested to modify a contract of insurance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The concept of sudden and unforeseen as opposed to gradual deterioration is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Different ways of defining the sum insured are explained and an indication is given of the practical application of each and the consequences of under insuring. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information in surveying a site. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are able to communicate clearly in explaining aspects of engineering insurance. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 14984, ' Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering insurance ', Level 4, 5 credits.

    Search words: engineering risk, insurance. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  57613   Further Education and Training Certificate: Short-Term Risk Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  INSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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