This qualification will equip practitioners with the skills, knowledge and values to contribute towards the wise and effective use and management of our built environment, natural resources and ecological systems.
It is assumed that the learner is competent in Comamunication and Mathematical literacy at NQF level 1.
Recognition of prior learning:
This qualification may be obtained through the process of RPL. The learner should be thoroughly briefed prior to the assessment and support should be provided to assist the learner in the process of developing a portfolio. While this is primarily a context-based qualification, evidence from other areas of endeavour may be introduced if pertinent to any of the Exit Level Outcomes.
The Exit Level Outcomes for this qualification reflect a combination of Specific Outcomes and Critical Cross-Field Education and Training Outcomes. The way in which the Critical Cross- Field Outcomes have been advanced through the learning required for this qualification is embedded in the way in which the unit standards have been constructed. Critical Cross-Field Outcomes form the basis for acquiring skills, knowledge and values. The application of these in a specific context results in the achievement of Specific Outcomes. The integration of Specific Outcomes from a variety of unit standards results in the ability to achieve the Exit Level Outcomes.
Use simple, work-related machines and equipment in an environmentally efficient and effective manner. Range: Simple, wo rk-related machines and equipment include hand tools and mechanical machines, eg pneumatic compaction equipment, chain saws, bush cutters, static compaction equipment, weighing equipment, pumps, mixing equipment, shredding equipment, lifts, hoists, loaders, transport vehicles (inspection and basic maintenance only.
Participate as a member of a team or group to achieve work and environmental objectives. Range: Group includes members of the public where applicable: Environmental objectives includes reducing waste or energy consumption, carrying out repair and maintenance activities to remedy environmental impacts, etc.
Gather, compare and report data relating to environmental impacts. Range: Data includes time periods, location, conditions before and after change, etc.
Use basic environmental tools in practical activities to prevent, correct or remedy environment impacts Range: Practical activit ies include broader activities such as rehabilitation projects and public participation. Using tools includes assess impact and evaluating the effect of interventions. Tools are appropriate to the level of qualification, eg risk assessment, environmental checklists, audit sheets, compliance sheets.