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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop an energy management policy within an organisational structure 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263902  Develop an energy management policy within an organisational structure 
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 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 
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 is for persons in the Engineering, Construction and Energy Sectors. This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the engineering, construction and energy environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of Physical Planning and Construction. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the engineering, construction and energy environment. A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Define the rationale for energy management.
  • Develop an effective energy policy.
  • Develop an organisational structure for energy management.
  • Empower staff for effective energy management. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Communication at NQF Level 5.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 5.
  • A working knowledge of relevant sections of SANS.
  • A working knowledge of relevant sections of the ISO Standards.
  • A working knowledge of relevant sections of the OSH Act.
  • A general knowledge of company policies. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Define the rationale for energy management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The reasoning behind an energy policy is defined and motivated in terms of its rationale. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose of an energy policy is defined and motivated in terms of its aims. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The purpose of an energy policy is defined and motivated in terms of its reasoning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Energy management policies are understood and motivated in terms of the added benefits. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Added benefits include but are not limited to:
  • Competitiveness, staff morale, productivity, health environmental impact and ISO certification.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Develop an effective energy policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key elements are identified and explained as applicable to an effective energy policy. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The key elements are:
  • Trust, commitment, applicability, implementation and review.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The goals, objectives and targets are formulated towards an effective energy policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An effective energy policy is devised in terms of the organisation's corporate culture and management style. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The energy policy is ratified and the correct procedures followed in terms of the organisation's corporate culture and management style. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The energy management policy is implemented in terms of its key elements, goals, objectives and targets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Performance is monitored in terms of the energy management action plan. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop an organisational structure for energy management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Energy management is explained in terms of its impact on the whole organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The energy management support/leadership structure is composed in terms of suitability and location within the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tasks are assigned according to a roles and responsibilities matrix. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The system of good line management is implemented in accordance with workplace accountability. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Empower staff for effective energy management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The working definitions of training and communications are explained in the context of effective staff empowerment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Communication initiatives are implemented in terms of their objectives. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Objectives may include but is not limited to:
  • Sell energy management and the champion, promote internal relations and promote external public relations.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Communication initiatives are identified and implemented in terms of strategies and communication tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate training and communication programs are planned in terms of the organisational environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Programs are introduced at all levels that are effective in empowering staff through training and motivation. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor 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.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA
    procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Energy management principles.
  • Corporate energy policy.
  • Organisational structures.
  • Communication strategies.
  • Staff training objectives. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify potential barriers and practical problems and solve them to enable the energy management policies to be implemented. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Understand and manage the energy management program. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Motivate staff in support of energy management goals. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use mass communication systems to inform and motivate staff. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the global impact of the efficient use of energy in terms emission mitigation. 

    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 
    Supplementary Information:

    Specified Requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • Relevant ISO Standards.
  • OSH Act.
  • Relevant SANS standards and codes.
  • South African Building Code.
  • Specifications, agreements, policies and procedures of the relevant organisation.
  • User manuals supplied by manufacturers. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  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.
     
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