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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of disaster management policy framework and related programmes in response to emergency housing situations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243746  Demonstrate an understanding of disaster management policy framework and related programmes in response to emergency housing situations 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Housing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Physical Planning, Design and Management 
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
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 is intended for people who work or seek to work in an emergency environment who are expected to interpret and implement the disaster management policy, legislation and programmes in a housing context.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Critically evaluating and interpreting policy and legislation for disaster management.
  • Identifying and describing relevant structures to ensure disaster management in emergency housing situations.
  • Identifying potential risks and recommend mitigating solutions.
  • Explaining housing assistance in emergency housing circumstances. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in Mathematical literacy and Communication skills at NQF Level 5 or equivalent.
  • Computer literacy. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Critically evaluate and interpret policy and legislation for disaster management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Disaster management guidelines regarding housing as contained in government policies, legislation, regulations and instructions are identified and described in the context of housing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Operating procedures to implement pre-disaster activities are evaluated and explained in accordance with the organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Emergency problems related to housing are discussed within the context of disaster. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Emergency problems refer but is not limited to fire, floods, and other disastrous causes affecting housing especially in informal settlements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Various elements of emergency housing circumstances are evaluated and described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Establish relevant structures to ensure disaster management in emergency housing situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Stakeholders and structures for coordinating emergency response are identified and relations forged to set the basis for action during disasters related to housing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Necessary resources, locations and staff to manage emergency housing circumstances are identified and communicated to end-users. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An implementation plan taken is developed detailing the actions to be undertaken in terms of what, who, how, timeframes, outputs and inputs. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify potential risks and recommend mitigating solutions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Policies, legislation, regulations and instructions to contribute to disaster risk reduction are interpreted with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Developmental activities to eliminate emergency risks are explained and discussed to ensure integrated housing development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Measures to do hazard, risk, vulnerability and capacity assessments are explained according to implementation guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Information technology systems for risk assessment are identified and applied to relevant emergency housing circumstances. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the implementation of housing assistance in emergency housing circumstances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Knowledge of operating procedures to implement guidelines for emergency housing is demonstrated and discussed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Assessment of post-disaster damage of infrastructure and livelihoods is conducted and findings reported to determine interventions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Short term response and recovery measures are described to meet individual and group households needs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Temporary shelters, basic engineering services, land acquisition.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Rehabilitation and reconstruction measures to ensure sustainable livelihoods are identified and explained to
    role-players in disaster management in the context of housing. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner is able to demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of:
  • Natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, fire, tornado's, hail damage, etc. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems pertaining to natural disasters. The learner should be able to identify solve problems pertaining to the respective functions, roles and responsibilities each stakeholder should play in respect to areas of co-operation and co-ordination of activities during emergency situations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others when providing assistance in cases of emergencies in the context of housing. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in a project environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting and organising information regarding the processes of implementing a particular chosen housing delivery programme to affected communities and individuals. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation with all housing stakeholders involved in housing disaster management. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environments and health of others in all the processes involved in housing development. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation by, e.g.
  • Applying project management principles.
  • Conducting a comparative analysis in terms of other international housing delivery mechanisms and programmes for housing development in emergency cases. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58246   Bachelor of Human Settlements Development  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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