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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Interpret a business case and write an audit report 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
337161  Interpret a business case and write an audit report 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Engineering 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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  15 
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.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Interpret a business case for an audit.
  • Write an audit report for implementation.
  • Adhere to good quality control principles. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4.
  • A working knowledge of the South African Building Code. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse a business case for an audit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The investment appraisal is explained in terms of its objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The investment criteria is assessed and determined in terms of simple payback, return on investment, internal rate of return, net present value and cash flow. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Cash flow scenarios are understood and carried out in terms of cash flow diagrams. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A risk and sensitivity examinations are carried out in terms of the project uncertainties. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Compare an audit report for implementation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The objectives of an audit report are explained in terms of the contents and the target readers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The audit report is in terms of the general principles for good audit report writing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The audit report is written in terms of accepted organisation bugdet items and layout of the audit template. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The audit report is analysed in line with operational strategic concepts. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Support good quality control principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Public sector audit models are understood and applied in terms of the energy audit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The energy audit is carried out in terms of national quality management standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Compliance is ensured in terms of the energy audit process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The energy audit is carried out in terms of good quality control guidelines. 


    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 
    Knowledge that will help me understand and that I will be able to explain:
  • An understanding of energy auditing principles.
  • An understanding of load profiles, energy use profiles and maximum demand.
  • An understanding of building services. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Identify and solve problems:
    > Identify potential barriers and practical problems and solve them to enable the energy audit to be carried out. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Organise and manage oneself:
    > Understand and manage the energy audit process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Communicate:
    > Describe how energy management opportunities can be carried out. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
  • Use science and technology:
    > Identify, design and implement technology solutions for energy efficiency. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Understand the world as a set of related systems:
    > 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:
  • OSH Act.
  • 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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    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.