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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply principles of risk management 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120303  Apply principles of risk management 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Administration 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Public Administration 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 learners who are elected political leaders and public sector officials involved with the service delivery activities that require the use of public assets to render services to the communities. It will also be useful to South Africa's public officials and political executives, strategic executive managers and other role-players. This Unit Standard enables the learner to apply the core concepts of risk management and inform policy decision and strategic decision-making processes about the importance of risk management in any sector.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining risk management in the public sector.
  • Analyse potential risks and the impact thereof on the specific sector.
  • Developing and implementing risk management procedures.
  • Monitoring and assessing risk management procedures. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the Learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4.

    It is recommended that learners are competent in Economics at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain risk management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of risk management is explained with reference to institutions that have failed because of poor risk management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of risk management in good governance is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The legislation relevant to a risk management in the South African context is interpreted with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Case studies are analysed to determine how typical risk scenarios have affected a specific sector in the past. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse potential risks and the impact thereof on the specific sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different types of risks are identified and reasons are provided as to why these risks need to be managed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The various systems for categorising and prioritising risk are analysed as they apply to the public sector context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Threats to the risk management within the public sector are identified and evaluated in terms of the degree of threat they pose. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop and implement risk management procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Risk management procedures are designed in accordance with specific sector legislation and codes of conduct. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Roles, responsibilities and accountabilities are described and aligned to risk management procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Measures for determining efficacy of risk management procedures are designed and implemented according to specifc sector legislation and risk management policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reporting procedures for risk management and risk situations are outlined and implemented according to legislation and policies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Monitor and assess risk management procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The efficacy of risk management procedures are measured on an ongoing basis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Problem areas are identified and plans outlined to address these proactively. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Procedures are revised according to revised risk management needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All changes are documented and incorporated into procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any 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, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner must demonstrate an understanding of:
  • Public sector legislation and policies pertaining to risk managemenet.
  • National, provincial and local government processes and structures.
  • Risk management.
  • Procedure formulation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to determine risk management requirements within the public sector context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community in order to determine risks, potential risk and risk management procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to manage risk proactively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to effectively research all possible risk scenarios pertaining to the public sector. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to advise others on risk management procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others and use appropriate computer software to design, implement, monitor and report on risk management processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that risk management issues within the public sector problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation and that a variety of factors can pose a risk to public sector management. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by acting as custodian of effective risk management processes. 

    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 
    Articulation Possibilities:

    This Unit Standard will enable a learner to articulate to other qualifications in Financial Management, Financial Services, Business Administration, Public Finance Management and Administration, Municipal Finance Management and Administration, Generic Management. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  66869   National Certificate: Home Affairs Services  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Core  50060   National Certificate: Public Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Core  80047   National Certificate: Road Safety Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Core  64670   National Certificate: Public Financial Oversight and Accountability  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  50081   Further Education and Training Certificate: Leadership Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  66389   Higher Certificate: Diagnostic and Procedural Coding  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  58696   National Certificate: Close Protection  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  58883   National Certificate: Fluid Power  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  60549   National Diploma: Aeronautical Information Management Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Elective  66109   National Diploma: Aircraft Performance Engineering  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 


    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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