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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Describe the structure of the diamond processing industry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10495  Describe the structure of the diamond processing industry 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Mining and Minerals 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-04-13  2008-02-06  SAQA 0859/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-02-06   2012-02-06  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
253806  Describe the structure of the diamond processing industry  Level 2  NQF Level 02   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be useful to people operating in the diamond processing industry and interacting with the role-players in the industry

People credited with this unit standard are able to
  • identify the role-players in the industry and describe their function and inter-relationships
  • demonstrate knowledge of terminology used in the industry
  • demonstrate knowledge of the economics of the diamond processing industry locally and internationally
  • describe the basic legal requirements to operate in the diamond processing industry 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • The ability to communicate in English at ABET level 4
  • The ability to understand basic mathematics at ABET level 3
  • The ability to understand natural science at ABET level 3
  • The ability to understand arts and culture at ABET level 3 

  • 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 
    Identify the role-players in the industry and describe their function and inter-relationships 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The bodies associated with the diamond processing industry are identified and their functions are described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Bodies associated with the diamond processing industry must include:
  • unions,
  • employer associations,
  • Government departments,
  • Producers,
  • Independent Associations.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The statutory bodies in the diamond processing industry are identified and their purpose, funding, support services and location are described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Statutory bodies in the diamond processing industry must include:
  • The South African Diamond Board,
  • The Bargaining Council for the Diamond Cutting Industry;
  • The Government Valuator
  • The South African Revenue Services
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The relationships of role-players with the statutory bodies in the industry are described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge of terminology used in the industry 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The terminology of the diamond processing industry is explained and interpreted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Terminology of the diamond processing industry must include:
  • Characteristics of diamonds
  • Sorting and marking terms
  • Cutting and polishing terms
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the economics of the diamond processing industry locally and international 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the economics of the diamond processing industry locally and internationally 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The economic role of the industry is described in appropriate terms 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Appropriate terms must include the following:
  • Employment,
  • Gross Domestic Product,
  • Exports,
  • Foreign exchange earnings
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The size of the South African diamond processing industry is described in the context of the global diamond processing industry 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The segmentation of the global diamond processing industry is explained in terms of markets, source of diamonds and cutting centres. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe the basic legal requirements that govern the diamond processing industry 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The laws which govern the rights and responsibilities of employers, owners, dealers and employees in the diamond processing industry are identified 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Rights and responsibilities must include:
  • Possession of rough diamonds
  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Conditions of employment
  • Fairness in the workplace
  • Collective relationships in the workplace and the diamond processing industry
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The basic legal requirements that affect the diamond processing industry are explained 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legal requirements must cover:
  • Possession of rough diamonds
  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Conditions of employment
  • Fairness in the workplace
  • Collective relationships in the workplace and the diamond processing industry
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA by SAQA.

    3. 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 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate`s performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Health and safety knowledge
  • Report writing
  • Legal and site-specific requirements 

  • 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 ability of the candidate to identify sub-standard and hazardous conditions,
    assess and take appropriate action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.
    Note: The ability and willingness of the candidate to accept and interpret work instructions correctly 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.
    Note: The ability of the candidate to indicate what methods, tools and personal protective equipment is required and communicate to fellow workers his / her intentions and assistance required 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
    Note: The ability of the candidate to reconcile the information from visual and physical examinations and constantly evaluate the changing situation 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and / or written presentations.
    Note: The appropriate communication with the relevant personnel with regard to the reporting of hazards and sub-standard conditions will indicate his / her proficiency in effective communication 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
    Note: The use of science and technology is not relevant for this unit standard 

    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 ability of the candidate to identify and refer anomalous behaviour to a specialist confirms understanding that a specific observation, inference, action or decision can have a devastating effect 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 253806, which is " Describe the structure of the diamond processing industry", Level 2, 2 credits.

    1. TERMINOLOGY:

    Specified requirements include legal and workplace specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    LEGAL
  • The Bargaining Council for the Diamond Cutting Industry Main Agreement
  • Regulations of the Diamonds Act, as amended
  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act, No 85 of 1993
  • SABS and other accredited standards and quality assurance measures
  • A glossary of terms about the terminology of the industry issued by the Bargaining Council for the Diamond Cutting Industry

    SITE SPECIFIC
  • User manuals supplied by equipment manufacturers
  • Workplace diamond gemstone security system
  • The employer`s work specifications, tariff agreements and policies and procedures

    4. 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 can 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: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  58267   General Education and Training Certificate: Mining and Minerals Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  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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