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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the relevance of key policies to environmental education 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13670  Demonstrate an understanding of the relevance of key policies to environmental education 
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 environmental education practitioners in a range of contexts, from environmental education centres and heritage sites to community-based projects, business or government departments.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of paragraphs 24 and 29 of the Constitution of South Africa, and understand their implications for environmental education
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the 20 principles of the National Environmental Management Act and understand their relevance to environmental education
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the corporate mission and vision of their organisation and the role of environmental education in achieving these aims 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The learner should demonstrate GETC or equivalent. This unit standard does not assume prior environmental education training or experience. However, it does assume that the learner is currently employed as an environmental education practitioner. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to assistant or junior environmental education practitioners. At this level, the learner should be able to relate the essential principles of a limited number of key policies to their practice. The unit standard recommends focusing on national and workplace-based policies and procedures, in order to provide the learner with an understanding of the scope of policy that affects environmental education practice. The relevant paragraphs of the Constitution of South Africa and the key principles of the National Environmental Management Act provide the national context. Policy documents from the workplace, e.g. mission statements, strategic and management plans, policy and procedures manuals, provide the workplace context. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of paragraphs 24 and 29 of the Constitution of South Africa 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate knowledge of paragraphs 24 and 29 of the Constitution of South Africa, and understand their implications for environmental education. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the content of paragraphs 24 and 29 of the Constitution of South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Describe the implications of these articles for environmental education. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the 20 principles of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA) 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the 20 principles of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA) and understand their relevance to environmental education. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the 20 principles of the NEMA. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Describe the implications of the NEMA for environmental education. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the corporate mission and vision of their organisation 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the corporate mission and vision of their organisation and the role of environmental education in achieving these aims. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the corporate mission and vision of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Describe the role of environmental education in achieving the goals of the organisation. 


    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.

    To complete this unit standard, learners will require knowledge of the relevant articles of the South African Constitution, the principles of the National Environmental Management Act, and the mission and vision of their organisation.

    They will also need to understand the goals, principles and methods of environmental education. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

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

    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  22900   National Certificate: Environmental Education, Training and Development Practice  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  78529   Further Education and Training Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.