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

Differentiate between the role and function of the DFA and the Department of Home Affairs 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114861  Differentiate between the role and function of the DFA and the Department of Home Affairs 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Diplomacy, Protocol and Foreign Affairs Assist 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Sovereignty of the State 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-06-26  2008-11-26  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-11-26   2012-11-26  

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
259998  Demonstrate knowledge of consular services  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  20   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard has as its core purpose, qualifying learners who will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the structure, role and function of the DFA and the Department of Home Affairs.

They will examine the structure, functions and procedures of the DFA.

The qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Examine the structure, role and functions of the DFA
  • Explain the structure, role and functions of the Department of Home Affairs.
  • Determine the liaison/ co-operation between the DFA and Department of Home Affairs. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard are assumed to have a Level 5 qualification or RPL equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Examine the structure and functions of the Department of Foreign Affairs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The structure of the DFA is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The functions and management processes of the DFA are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The strategic plan of the DFA is analysed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The inter-relatedness of the components of the DFA is reviewed.
    The role of the Office of the Chief State Law Adviser within Foreign Affairs and International law is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The role of the Office of the Chief State Law Adviser within Foreign Affairs and International law is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The DFA's Public Diplomacy role is analysed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The services of the Early Warning Centre are accessed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Competence in using the WEB and Information Management service of the DFA is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse the structure and functions of the Department of Home Affairs (DHA). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The structure of the DHA is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The functions and management processes of the DHA are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The inter-relatedness of the components of the DFA and DFA is reviewed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Determine the liaison/ co-operation between the DFA and Department of Home Affairs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The nature of representation and participation in governance of the two departments is discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Evidence of accountability and transparency of decisions in governance between the two departments is reviewed critically. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Mechanisms, which promote co-operation and trust, are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Shared infrastructure when necessary is identified in an informed manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Co-operative measures to preserve quality service are adopted procedurally. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • 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 or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Mission and vision of the DFA and SA
  • Structure and functions of the DFA
  • Strategic plan and management processes of the DFA.
  • The role of the Office of the Chief State Law Adviser.
  • Early Warning Centre
  • WEB and Information Centre
  • Structure and function of the Department of Home Affairs
  • Procedural processes for co-operation
  • Representation and participation in governance
  • Application of protocols
  • Representation and participation at diplomatic level
  • Accountability and decision-making 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in presenting the best interest of South Africa. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to diplomacy and the DFA. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively in presentation of relevant information. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 259998, which is "Demonstrate knowledge of consular services", Level 6, 20 credits.

    Assessment methods and integrated assessment

    Ensure that assessment covers the specific outcomes, the critical cross-field outcomes and the essential embedded knowledge. Assessment activities should be appropriate to the context and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment.

    A range of assessment methods should be used, including direct observation, product sample, simulation, questioning (verbal or written) and testimony (portfolio collection of evidence).

    Integrated assessment: It may be more effective and efficient to assess a a number of unit standards together thus reducing the number of assessment "events". Ensure that the commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense.

    Supplementary information

    Activity No. Hours
    Lectures 10
    Experiential Learning 10
    Self-directed learning 10
    Skills coaching
    Other
    Total 30 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48762   Advanced Certificate: Mission Administration  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was PSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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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