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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Network locally and nationally in order to source information, advice or support concerning an environmental issue or risk 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13663  Network locally and nationally in order to source information, advice or support concerning an environmental issue or risk 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Environmental Educators 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 05 - Education, Training and Development Adult Learning 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 for people working as entry level environmental educators, environmental health and safety officers or as interns in contexts in which they are required to understand and address environmental issues or risks, e.g. environmental education centres, community-based projects, local government or industry.

People credited with this unit standard will be able to network locally and nationally in order to source information or support that could help them to research or address an environmental issue or risk. This unit standard focuses on the process of networking as a means of finding information; another unit standard (EE 4.03) focuses on using this information to undertake an environmental action project.

People credited with this unit standard will have achieved the following specific outcomes:
  • Identify local and national sources of information and support concerning an environmental issue or risk
  • Contact relevant sources and obtain information, advice or support
  • Keep records of contacts and information 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The learner should demonstrate GETC or equivalent. This unit standard does not assume that the learner has prior environmental education training or experience. However, it does assume a willingness and ability to work with others to research an environmental issue or risk.

    This unit standard should ideally be undertaken at the same time as unit standard: Participate actively in a local environmental action project. Networking is essential to effective environmental action, and this unit standard provides a context in which the information obtained through networking may be used. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    At this level, the learner will work under supervision of, or in collaboration with, more experienced and/or qualified colleagues.

    This unit standard encourages learners to find sources of information, advice and support in their local community that can help them to research or address an environmental issue or risk. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify local and national sources of information and support concerning an environmental issue 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identify local and national sources of information and support concerning an environmental issue or risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Identify needs for information, advice or support concerning a particular environmental issue or risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Use a variety of information sources to find local and national individuals or organisations able to provide support. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consult phone books, directories, the Internet, environmental organisations, personal contacts, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Compile a preliminary list of people and organisations to contact, giving at least the name, and/or organisation and one contact detail. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Contact details could include physical, postal, e-mail and/or website addresses, telephone, fax and/or cellular phone numbers.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Contact relevant sources and obtain information, advice or support 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Contact potential sources and request particular information, advice or support. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Visit or contact by telephone, fax, letter or e-mail.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Follow up new contacts resulting from the initial round of networking. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Keep records of contacts and information 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Compile and regularly update a networking list with contact details and information about relevant contacts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Include name, organisation, address, phone, fax, e-mail, web site; note information or services provided; update list as new information is obtained.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. File information and correspondence resulting from networking. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Select information relevant to the intended purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Acknowledge assistance where appropriate. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation and moderation options:

    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 must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.

    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 
    Refer to Specific Outcomes and to the Assessment Criteria contained in this unit standard.

    The knowledge required to achieve this unit standard will vary depending on the particular environmental issue or risk to be researched. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation and community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, symbolic and/or language skills in various modes. 

    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. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Specified requirements:

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

    Legal:

    Relevant laws, regulations and policies, e.g. the National Environmental Management Act, Curriculum 2005

    Site specific:

    Relevant contextual information and documentation, including corporate strategic plans and workplace procedures 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48884   Further Education and Training Certificate (FETC): Community Facilitation in Society and Environment Interactions  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Core  22900   National Certificate: Environmental Education, Training and Development Practice  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 


    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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