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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply technical knowledge and skill in order to manage risk in engineering losses 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242684  Apply technical knowledge and skill in order to manage risk in engineering losses 
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
14985  Apply technical knowledge and skill in order to manage risk in engineering losses  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for learners who manage engineering related asset risk in insurance and other organisations. It will be useful for Underwriters, Risk Managers, Intermediaries, Brokers, Surveyors and Claims Administrators in Short Term Insurance.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining what is meant by quality in engineering practice.
  • Explaining engineering risks associated with engineering practice failure.
  • Applying technical knowledge and skill in order to manage maintenance risk.
  • Applying technical knowledge and skill in order to manage construction risk.
  • Applying technical knowledge and skill in order to manage risk in operational processes. 

  • 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:
  • Other engineering risks include, but are not limited to, electricity breakdown, liability, accidental damage, business interruption, difference in conditions and deterioration in stock. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain what is meant by quality in engineering practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The qualities of good engineering practices are explained with reference to design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The qualities of good engineering practices are explained with reference to codes and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The qualities of good engineering practices are explained with reference to materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The qualities of good engineering practices are explained with reference to engineering practices. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain engineering risks associated with engineering practice failure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Risks associated with construction or engineering are identified and an indication is given of the potential impact and type of cover available for each risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Risks associated with an organisation's operational processes are identified and an indication is given of possible control measures for each risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Risks associated with maintenance and machinery breakdown are identified and an indication is given of the potential impact and possible control measures for each risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Risks associated with other engineering risks are identified and an indication is given of possible control measures for each risk. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply technical knowledge and skill to manage maintenance risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential risks in maintenance are identified and quantified in terms of probability and severity for a specific site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Possible control measures are suggested for a specific site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Contingency plans to manage the potential loss are proposed for a specific site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A plan to deal with the financial aspects of the risk is proposed for a specific site or organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply technical knowledge and skill to manage construction risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential risks in construction are identified and quantified in terms of probability and severity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Possible control measures are suggested for a specific site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Contingency plans to manage the loss are proposed for a specific site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A plan to deal with the financial aspects of the risk is proposed for a specific site or organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply technical knowledge and skill to manage risk in operational processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential risks in operational processes are identified and the risk is quantified in terms of probability and severity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Possible control measures are suggested for a specific site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Contingency plans to manage the loss are proposed for a specific site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A plan to deal with the financial aspects of the risk is proposed for a specific site or organisation. 


    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 IDENTIFYING 
    Learners are capable of identifying and solving problems in which responses show that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in identifying potential engineering risks at a specific site and proposing options for managing the risk for a particular operation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are capable of collecting, organising and critically evaluating information in conducting an engineering risk audit. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are capable of communicating effectively in analysing and quantifying the engineering risk at an operation and proposing control measures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners are capable of seeing the world as a set of related systems proposing solutions to manage engineering risk. 

    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 14985, ' Apply technical knowledge and skill in order to manage risk in engineering losses ', Level 4, 8 credits.

    Search words: risk management, engineering risk. 

    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 


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