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

Explain the requirements for the security of diamonds 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10499  Explain the requirements for the security of diamonds 
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
253821  Explain the requirements for the security of diamonds  Level 2  NQF Level 02   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be useful to people who are required to handle diamond gemstones in the performance of the polishing processes.

People credited with this unit standard are able to
  • describe the general requirements for safeguarding diamonds in the workplace
  • explain the implications of receiving and issuing of diamonds in the workplace
  • describe the rights of an owner and employees in taking measures to safeguard diamonds 

  • 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 
    Describe the general requirements for safeguarding diamonds in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The general requirements of the law are described regarding possession of diamonds, licensing of ownership and premises. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Diamonds must include:
  • Rough diamonds
  • Semi-polished diamonds
  • Polished diamonds
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. General principles for maintaining security of diamonds in the workplace are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Security of diamonds must include: -
  • Safeguarding of stones
  • Allocation of stones received to the correct parcels
  • Possession of stones other than those belonging to the licensee
  • Unmounted diamond imitations or simulants
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The consequences of deviating from good security practices are described in terms of potential impact on the employment relationship, the well being of the organisation and compliance with the law. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the implications of receiving and issuing of diamonds in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The principles of recording the transfer of diamonds are described and the obligations on the person in possession are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Practices are described in terms of the workplace specific security system and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Good working practices to safeguard diamonds during the processing of polishing are described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the rights of an owner and employees in taking measures to safeguard diamonds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The measures that an owner may take to safeguard diamonds are described in terms of rights under the law, good working practices and maintenance of sound industrial relations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The rights of an employee are described in terms of limitations on the employer's right of search, the right to privacy, protection under the law and sound industrial relations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The obligations of the employee are explained in terms of the security procedures and the employment contract. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The consequences of deviations from the law and procedures are described. 


    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 through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.

    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines 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 253821, which is "Explain the requirements for the security of diamonds", Level 2, 2 credits.

    . TERMINOLOGY

    SPECIFIED REQUIREMENTS

    Specified requirements include legal and site-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 Diamond 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 manufactures
  • Workplace diamond gemstone security system
  • The employer`s work specifications, tariff agreements and policies and procedures

    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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