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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain the requirements to issue a licence to mine, deal and/or process diamonds 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259689  Explain the requirements to issue a licence to mine, deal and/or process diamonds 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Mining and Minerals 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Fabrication and Extraction 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
110220  Explain the requirements to issue a licence to mine, deal and/or process diamonds  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is useful for people who are required to issue, control or apply for licences to mine, deal in and/or process diamonds.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Identify and describe the legislation governing the licensing of activities relating to diamonds.
  • Explain the requirements and obligations for obtaining the various diamond licenses.
  • Explain the powers to control the currency of licenses.

    The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and contribute to the upliftment and economic growth of the mining and minerals sector, particularly in the aspect of beneficiation.

    This unit standard is intended to promote general skills, knowledge and understanding of processing of diamond gemstones in the mining and minerals sector in order to ensure knowledgeable and informed workers. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • History, structure and operations of the diamond processing industry. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and context applies to the conversion of rough diamond gemstones into cut and polished diamond gemstones for sale into local and international markets. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and describe the legislation governing the licensing of activities relating to diamonds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The legislation governing the issue of licenses relating to diamonds is identified in terms of the right to prospect, mine, possess, deal in and process diamonds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The requirements of the legislation delegating the authority to issue, monitor and revoke the respective licenses are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The process that controls the applications for and issue of licenses is described in terms of statutory structures and industry practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the requirements and obligations for obtaining the various diamond licenses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The requirements to qualify for the respective licences are described in terms of the relevant criteria applied by the issuing authority. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The requirements for issue of special permits are described in terms of the relevant criteria applied by the issuing authority. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The obligations on parties issued with licenses are explained in terms of practices, legislation and disclosure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role of the SA Diamond Board in issuing licences relating to diamonds is described and relevant forms are identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the powers to control the currency of licenses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The authority for enforcement of license requirements is identified from the requisite legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The scope of authority of the enforcement agencies is described in relation to the respective licenses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The circumstances are described under which law enforcement agencies may act in relation to the powers of revocation, confiscation or other delegated authority. 


    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 Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, 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 Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, 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 Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with 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, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise.
  • 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 following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard.

    Knowledge relating to the structure of the industry and associated laws:
  • Different trading centres.
  • Areas of specialisation.
  • Identification of relevant features of legislation.
  • Relevant terminology.
  • Implications of non-conformances, their consequences and mitigating actions.

    Security of diamonds:
  • Realising the requirements of the law relating to legal trading and possession of diamonds.
  • Codes of practice for issue, handling and safeguarding of diamonds.
  • Eliminating the infiltration of illegal/conflict diamonds into the industry.
  • Upholding the security of diamonds.

    Communication:
  • Reporting requirements and ability.
  • Communicating with relevant personnel.
  • Liaison with associated operations and personnel. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

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

    Note:
  • The ability of the learner to understand the requirements of legislation and practice and to apply them to commercial activity requires critical and creative thinking to solve problems. 

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

    Note:
  • The ability of the learner to communicate the requirements of legislation and practice indicates the ability to work effectively as a team member within the scope of the industry. 

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

    Note:
  • The distinction between the different sections of the legislation and their application in the workplace requires the learner to organise and manage activities in the work environment. 

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

    Note:
  • The ability of the learner to interpret the legislation and practice indicates the learner's ability to analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.

    Note:
  • The ability to explain the intricacies of legislation and practice and relate them to the commercial applications of the industry indicates the learner's ability to communicate effectively through visual and language skills. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Note:
  • The interpretation of legislation and practice and their importance in preserving the mineral wealth of the nation demonstrates the critical use of science and technology in the processing of information and the safeguarding of the material, the environment, fellow workers and oneself. 

  • 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.

    Note:
  • The ability to reflect on legislation and practice in the context of world diamond activity shows understanding against a set of related systems, which are dynamic in nature. 

  • 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 110220, "Explain the requirements to issue a licence to mine, deal and/or process diamonds", Level 3, 8 credits.

    Terminology:

    Specified Requirements:

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

    Legal:
  • The Bargaining Council for the Diamond Cutting Industry Main Agreement.
  • Regulations of the Diamonds Act, No 56 of 1986, as amended.
  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act, No 85 of 1993.
  • SABS and other accredited standards and quality assurance measures.
  • The glossary of terms about the terminology of the industry issued by the Bargaining Council for the Diamond Cutting Industry.

    Site-Specific:
  • Workplace rules and procedures regarding the issue and custody of diamonds and equipment.
  • Occupational Health and Safety risk management programme.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • User manuals supplied by equipment manufacturers.
  • Working Guides, tariff agreements, policies and procedures.
  • Equipment and materials specifications.

    Justification for Number of Specific Outcomes:

    This unit standard is a knowledge-based standard and focuses on a specialised area of activity, that is not suitable to be combined with other unit standards. It does require a working knowledge of procedures, which are inherent in the understanding of the practices in the industry. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  64249   Further Education and Training Certificate: Diamond Design and Evaluation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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