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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the Diamond Amendment Act (Act 30 of 2005) 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
421842  Demonstrate an understanding of the Diamond Amendment Act (Act 30 of 2005) 
ORIGINATOR
QCTO Task Team - Mining and Minerals 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Fabrication and Extraction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 will be useful to people who are entering into small scale diamond mining, as well as people who are currently working in this field and who need formal qualifications. This unit standard will contribute to the formalisation of this sub-sector.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the scope of the Diamond Amendment Act, no 30 of 2005.
  • Explain licensing, permitting and certification in terms of the Act.
  • Explain the functions of the state Regulator in respect of the buying and selling of diamonds.
  • Explain the functions of the State Diamond Trader in respect of the buying and selling of diamonds. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    The scope of the Diamond Amendment Act, No 30 of 2005 is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of the Act is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The scope of the Act is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The history of the Act (reasons for enactment) is related. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Licensing, permitting and certification is explained in terms of the Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The requirements for the sale of unpolished diamonds are described in precise terms. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Prohibitions.
  • Temporary permits.
  • Licence requirements.
  • Premises requirements.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The requirements for the purchase of unpolished diamonds are described in precise terms. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Prohibitions.
  • Temporary permits.
  • Licence requirements.
  • Premises requirements.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The requirements for the export of unpolished diamonds are described in precise terms. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the functions of the State Regulator in respect of the buying and selling of diamonds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The functions with regard to the purchasing of unpolished diamonds are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Implementation.
  • Administration.
  • Control.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The functions with regard to the sale of unpolished diamonds are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Implementation.
  • Administration.
  • Control.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The functions with regard to the beneficiation of unpolished diamonds are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Implementation.
  • Administration.
  • Control.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The functions with regard to the import of unpolished diamonds are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Implementation.
  • Administration.
  • Control.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The functions with ragard to the export of unpolished diamonds are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Implementation.
  • Administration.
  • Control.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the State Diamond Trader. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of the State Diamond Trader is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The functions of the State Diamond Trader and its functions are identified and described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Objectives.
  • Government diamond valuator.
  • Independent valuator.
  • Beneficiation.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Levy obligations in respect of the State Diamond Trader are explained. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant QCTO Quality Assurance Partner (QAP).
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant QAP
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant QAP according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed QAP procedures.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless the QAP policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated unit standard/s
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant QAP. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following embedded knowledge will be assessed in an integrated way in the context of the unit standard:

    Critical factors relating to the legislation process:
  • Legal and specified requirements.
  • Risk Assessment procedures and actions.
  • Principal components in the specifications and functions.
  • Specified communication requirements.
  • Elementary principles of the process.

    Processes and events pertaining to the Diamond amendment acts:
  • Preparation.
  • Examination.
  • Monitor and control.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies and standards relating to diamond legislation:
  • Safety, health and environmental legislation and regulations.
  • The State Diamond Trader.
  • The State Regulator.
  • Licensing, permitting and certification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.
    Note:
  • The learner is able to interpret and understand the provisions provided by the Act. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community.
    Note:
  • The learner understands the importance of and promotes effective teamwork in the diamond mining, processing and trading community by adhering to protocol and actively supporting this community. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage himself/herself and his/her activities responsibly and effectively.
    Note:
  • The learner is able to work in accordance with relevant operating procedures pertaining to diamond mining, processing and trading. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
    Note:
  • The learner is able to constantly monitor and interpret the Act in respect to mining, processing and trading of diamonds. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
    Note:
  • The learner is able to interact with process control and other technology applied in diamond mining, processing and trading. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
    Note:
  • The learner understands the relationship between the various aspects of the diamond value chain. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Terminology:

    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
    Legal:
  • Relevant Acts, e.g. Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002; The Diamond Amendment Act (Act 30 of 2005) etc.
  • Codes of Practice.
  • SANS and other relevant standards.

    Site-Specific
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • Mine Standard Procedures.
  • List of Recorded OH and S Risks.
  • Working Guides.
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  90655   National Certificate: Small Scale Mining  Not Applicable  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


    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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