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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of Third Party Access 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
257238  Demonstrate an understanding of Third Party Access 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Engineering 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
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 
The purpose of this unit standard is to enable learners to communicate effectively with third parties.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Develop a communication plan.
  • Organise a public meeting.
  • Conduct a public meeting.
  • Write a report on third party input.
  • Develop an access pricing framework. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Develop a communication plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The selection of communication sources and processes are appropriate for the target audience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The formulation and language of the message are appropriate for the target audience and minimise barriers to communication. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The communication context and process elicit participation and feedback by the target audience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consistency of the message is maintained and is relevant to the target audience in terms of delivery, content, method and language. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Message transmission is consistent with achieving the communication outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The application of communication processes results in behavioural changes in the target audience according to set objectives. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Behavioural changes include:
  • Change of attitude or opinion; being informed; going over to action.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Organise a public meeting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Prepare for a meeting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Physical arrangements and attendees required for a meeting are identified and a checklist is prepared and actioned in terms of Standard Operating Procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The purpose of an agenda, the expected outcomes of the meeting, the process of placing items on the agenda and the roles of participants are explained in terms of Standard Operating Procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The purpose of recording a meeting is explained according to Standard Operating Procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Documents required for a meeting are checked for accuracy and completeness and distributed, according to Standard Operating Procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Minutes of the previous meeting are checked for accuracy and completeness. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct a public meeting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A meeting is conducted according to a pre-planned agenda, and/or Standard Operating Procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Opportunities are created to allow effective participation by people attending the meeting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Discussions are summarised and recorded to indicate proposed action, completion date and person responsible. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Identify techniques to overcome potential lack of progress due to differing opinions during the meeting according to recognised theory and practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A technique is used to create progress in a meeting according to recognised theory and practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Techniques include, but are not limited to, summarising, redirecting, paraphrasing, rephrasing, gate keeping and repeating.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Records are compiled in such a way to enable the decisions of a meeting to be implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Records are checked to ensure that they are an accurate reflection, prior to distribution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The meeting is reviewed and suggestions for improvement are made to enhance the effectiveness of future meetings. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Write a report on third party input. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Compile reports related to a selected business function, ensuring content and format are appropriate to information requirements and that reporting deadlines are met. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The created templates are used to write the reports and any necessary modifications are made and noted, to ensure compliance with business requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The identified information sources are used to provide the information required by the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The report is distributed in the required manner in time to meet the specified deadline. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Liaise with relevant parties and verify that reported information is in accordance with requirements and purpose of the report. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Develop an access pricing framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An access pricing framework is developed and communicated to relevant stakeholders. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a MOU with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Communication and own use.
  • Uncommitted capacity.
  • Addressing user concerns, obligations, connections, capacity, common corner.
  • Non-discrimination.
  • Publication procedures.

    Critical factors and functions relating to the process:
  • Safety, health and risk management requirements.
  • Achieving specified production requirements.
  • Emergency procedures.
  • Security requirements.
  • Specified communication requirements.

    Communication:
  • Reporting requirements and ability to communicate effectively.
  • Communication with relevant personnel.
  • Liason with associated operations and personnel.

    Processes and events:
  • Process flow and interlock systems.
  • Factors affecting the performance of the process.

    Causes and effects (Safety and Health):
  • Use of personal protective equipment.
  • Use of tools and equipment and safe working practices.
  • Condition of safety devices.
  • Utilisation of process equipment and consumables.
  • Workplace hazards and associated risks.
  • Environmental issues and mitigating actions.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Methods of collecting and analysing, organising, summarising and presenting data.
  • Fault finding and correction technique.
  • Quality related procedures.
  • Operating procedure.
  • Emergency procedures.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies and standards:
  • Safety, health and environmental legislation and regulations.
  • Quality policies, standards and agreements.
  • Relevant clauses from applicable acts and regulations.
  • Adhering to codes of practice. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization, and community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organizing and critically evaluating information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contributing to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large, by making it the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts.
  • Exploring education and career opportunities.
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

  • 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 
    Notes to Assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember, we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence - of the prescribed type and quality as specified in this unit standard - that the candidate is able to achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well-documented principles of assessment, namely appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent.

    Supplementary Information:

    The following legislation is central to the Unit Standard:
  • National Energy Regulator Act.
  • Electricity Act.
  • Gas Act.
  • Petroleum Pipelines Act.
  • Energy Regulation Act.

    Regulatory:
  • Gas Regulator.
  • Petroleum Pipelines Authority.
  • The National Energy Regulator. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  63209   National Certificate: Energy Regulation  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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.
     
    1. DINALEDI MANAGEMENT AND SERVICES 
    2. ENERGY TRAINING FOUNDATION (ENFT) 
    3. KP ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 



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