DESCRIBE THE FUNCTIONS OF THE WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY REPRESENTATIVE
SAQA UNIT STANDARD ID 259622
NQF LEVEL 02
Welcome to this SHE Representative Course.
Before we start we would like for you to read and acknowledge the following;
- An internet connection is required to complete this course as it consists of Scorm content
- A pre-course workshop has to be completed before you can commence with the actual course.
- There are no right or wrong answers, so keep calm and carry on
- This SHE Rep course has a total of four modules. Each module will be followed with questions which forms part of the formative assessments. Once all answers are completed, you will then gain access to the next module
- All four modules are interactive which requires you to engage and complete all “task” before you can gain access to the next section of the module
- You will be required to complete a summative assessment which will form part of you portfolio of evidence
- Once accredited with this unit standard you will be able to understand the objectives and statutory requirements pertaining to health and safety in the workplace.
- You will be able to explain the rights, powers, functions and duties of the workplace health and safety representative and how any errant health, safety and environmental issues may be handled.
- You will also be able to participate in the safety, health and environmental structures and measure these activities according to health, safety and environmental requirements.
Please see below some important information;
The goal of formative assessment is to monitor student learning to provide ongoing feedback that can be used by instructors to improve their teaching and by students to improve their learning.
More specifically, formative assessments:
1. Help students identify their strengths and weaknesses and target areas that need work, during the course.
2. Help the facilitator recognize where students are struggling and address problems immediately.
Examples of formative assessments include asking students to:
- draw a concept map in class to represent their understanding of a topic
- submit one or two sentences identifying the main point of a lecture
- turn in a research proposal for early feedback
The goal of summative assessment is to evaluate student learning at the end of the course by comparing it against some standard or benchmark (Model Answer)
Examples of summative assessments include:
- An end of course exam
- a final project
- a paper
‘Credits’ are an indicator of the volume of learning required for the completion of a module /course /qualification and are based on the concept of a notional hour.
A ‘notional hour’ includes any activity in which a student is involved that relates to their mastering of an outcome (e.g. this could include: set readings, contact hours, preparing for and writing an assignment, individual study, assessment, and so on).
Credits are independent of the mode of teaching and learning (e.g. face-to-face; distance; on-line; etc.).
The standard of TEN notional hours equaling ONE credit has been adopted following the models used in the UK and Australasia.
i.e. a 3 Credit Course = 30 Notional Hours of work
Moderation ensures that people who are being assessed are assessed in a consistent, accurate and well-designed manner.
It ensures that all assessors who assess a particular unit standard or qualification, are using comparable assessment methods and are making similar and consistent judgments about learners’ performance.
Moderation of assessment occurs at both the level of the provider (internal moderation), and at the level of the ETQA (external moderation).
SRM Moderates 50 % of all course work prior to results being distributed
Appeal and Dispute Process:
If at any stage you are unhappy with the assessment process you are encouraged to raise and appeal.
- The process is as follows:
- Raise the appeal with firstname.lastname@example.org
- The appeal is then evaluated by the SRM Moderator
- Then if not closed out by an external moderator
- If still not closed out to the Dept of Labour
- All the way up to the Minister of Labour as the final arbitration source
Please enjoy this interactive learning experience, and most of all have fun.
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