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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE:|
|National Certificate: Navigation|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|49950||National Certificate: Navigation|
|SGB Air Defence|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|TETA - Transport Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Certificate||Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security||Sovereignty of the State|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||134||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered"
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
This qualification is aimed at persons who work or intend to work in the aviation industry as a navigator or related occupational fields, and who seek recognition for essential skills in aviation. It acts as a springboard from which learners may progress to becoming a commercial pilot, navigator instructor or aviation related ground school instructor.
The qualification will provide professional status to persons who practise within the discipline. It is designed to be flexible and accessible so that recipients of this qualification know about and will be able to conduct the essential operations in aviation.
Learners will be able to:
South African Air Force members will also be required to:
Practitioners will generally carry out their role within the context of:
Navigation relates to the improvement of system (refers to all influencing factors such as the environment, aircraft systems and human factors) management, aviation safety, mission accuracy and success, efficiency and effectiveness of flying an aircraft. In order to meet the requirements of the workplace it is important to be able to identify and recognise the competencies required by navigators and to identify how these relate to other aviation roles. There is a critical need to provide recognition to people who are able to conduct the essential operations associated with efficient and safe navigation.
The majority of the candidates for this qualification are likely to be working in the South African Air Force, with the knowledge gained in this qualification being directly applicable to commercial pilots. Experienced navigators are also in general demand in the civilian aviation industry, and career opportunities include operational flying, civilian and military flight operations management.
This qualification will give learners the opportunity to build on the skills, knowledge, understanding and experience they already have to earn a formal qualification in aviation, and may lead to the opportunity to become an aviation pilot, navigator instructor or an aviation manager. Learners will also be able to work in a high stress situation and to apply integrity, assertiveness, professional conduct and self-discipline. This qualification envisages a further reduction of risk in aviation, resulting in fewer incidents and accidents. Navigators are also key role players in search and rescue operations, providing humanitarian aid, environmental management, national defence operations and the promotion of aviation in the Southern African Developing and Economic Community region.
This occupation is regulated by international organisations and through international agreements, which have been taken into account in the construction of this qualification.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
Recognition of prior learning:
This qualification can be achieved wholly or in part through recognition of prior learning in terms of the defined exit level outcomes and/or individual unit standards.
Evidence can be presented in various ways (such as flying logbooks and training files), including international and/or previous local qualifications, products, reports, testimonials mentioning functions performed, work records, portfolios, videos of practice and performance records.
All such evidence will be judged in accordance with the general principles of assessment described above and the requirements for integrated assessment.
Access to the qualification:
Candidates applying for this qualification need to comply with prerequisite international medical requirements in order to perform the activities and functions of a navigator in an aircraft. Candidates who do not comply with the prerequisites may find difficulty in responding to the demanding environment encountered in aviation.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
Learners should choose unit standard ID 257136 (which replaces unit standard ID 120044) rather than 120044 to ensure that their competencies are up to date. However, learners who have completed 120044 can use it to obtain the minimum credits required to obtain the qualification.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Work as part of a team in an aviation environment.
2. Demonstrate understanding of environmental influences on aviation related sciences.
3. Conduct aeronautical navigation.
4. Conduct aeroplane operations.
5. Handle life-threatening situations in a military or aviation situation.
6. Conduct military aeronautical navigation.
Critical cross-field outcomes:
This qualification addresses the following critical cross-field outcomes, as detailed in the unit standards:
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Navigation training has become a very military specific activity within modern aviation. The South African navigator fraternity designed this qualification to allow maximum commonality with pilot qualifications. Notwithstanding this, there are still navigator specific competencies that had to be compared with other countries who also do navigator training. All countries where South African have embassies where approached for information. The following responses where received.
Utilisation of Qualified Navigators
Entry Requirements for the Training Course
Duration of the Training
The following is a table of competencies that the Pakistan navigator student receives and it is indicated if the South African qualification also provide that training:
Utilisation of Qualified Navigators
Entry Requirements for the Training Course
Duration of the Training
USA, Canada and the United Kingdom:
|This qualification has been designed and structured so that qualifying learners can be recognised as a navigator.
Learners can move horizontally or vertically between aviation related qualifications, although in most cases, some standards will be required horizontally before moving to another sub-field vertically. Qualifications are currently being developed in this field that will allow articulation between the military and civilian scopes of work. Possibilities for articulation outside of navigation include qualifications that lead to the following roles:
|Providers offering learning towards achievement of any of the unit standards that make up this qualification must be accredited through the relevant ETQA.
Internal moderation of assessment must take place at the point of assessment with external moderation or verification being provided by the relevant ETQA.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Assessors registered with the relevant ETQA must carry out the assessment of candidates for any of the unit standards that make up this qualification. The following criteria are specified for assessors of this qualification:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012.|
|1. Assessment of the learner shall be conducted in compliance with Civil Aviation Authority/Military Aviation Authority Regulations and in accordance with safe flying practice.
2. The aeroplane and its systems shall be operated within the limitations expressed in the Aircraft Flight Manual/Pilot Operating Handbook.
3. Cockpit Resource Management (CRM) is not to be assessed as a stand-alone element, however, the outcomes resulting from CRM can be assessed. CRM is integral to flight and flight safety. Procedural elements of CRM are to be assessed throughout the assessment of all outcomes in a holistic and integrated way.
Range of procedural elements include but are not limited to: Use of checklists, crew briefings, radio calls, and callouts.
5. Navigation should at all times be conducted within the Civil Aviation Authority Regulations.
Under no circumstances shall the aeroplane or its occupants be placed in jeopardy.
6. Good airmanship appropriate to the level of the unit standard should be demonstrated for all outcomes. Additional elements of airmanship specific to outcomes are indicated in range statements within assessment criteria.
The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) requires that all applicants for a pilots licences, all current pilot licence holders, Air Traffic Controllers and Station Operators Licences shall demonstrate, in a manner acceptable to the licensing authority, the ability to speak and understand the English language used for radiotelephony communications in compliance with the holistic descriptions contained in the International Civil Aviation Organisation operational level (level 4) of the International Civil Aviation Organisation Language Proficiency Rating Scale Document. Although Navigators are not licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority they are licensed by the Military Aviation Authority (MAA) and the Civil Aviation Authority requirements therefore apply:
International Civil Aviation Organisation operational Level 4 English:
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||120161||Conduct pre and post flight procedures and administration for flights||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Core||120146||Navigate an aircraft in Visual Meteorological Conditions||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Core||120147||Perform pre-flight planning for small aeroplane||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Core||120154||Demonstrate understanding of advanced aeronautical navigation||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||15|
|Core||120162||Navigate an aircraft with reference to radio aids||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||10|
|Core||120159||Perform instrument flight procedures||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||13|
|Fundamental||120059||Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of operation and use of radio aids in air navigation||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|Fundamental||120150||Demonstrate the use of short-range communications specific to aircraft||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||3|
|Fundamental||120157||Demonstrate understanding of aeroplane loading||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||2|
|Fundamental||120045||Demonstrate understanding of aircraft instrumentation||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Fundamental||120047||Demonstrate understanding of human performance and limitations in aviation||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||5|
|Fundamental||120156||Demonstrate understanding of South African Aviation law, International Civil Aviation Organization rules and procedures for small commercial aeroplane operations||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Fundamental||120041||Demonstrate understanding of the principles of flight||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Fundamental||120058||Demonstrate understanding of the principles of navigating an aircraft||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||7|
|Fundamental||120152||Describe small aeroplane components and emergency equipment||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||9|
|Fundamental||120042||Interpret meteorology for aviation||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||7|
|Elective||120155||Apply survival techniques for aircrew members||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||117985||Demonstrate an understanding of the Law of Armed Conflict during multi-national operations||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Elective||257136||Demonstrate knowledge of Air Power||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Elective||120044||Demonstrate knowledge of Airpower||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||5|
|Elective||243333||Demonstrate understanding of cockpit resource management||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Elective||120039||Determine the integrated influence of the operational environment on a flight operation in accordance with South African Air Force doctrine||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||5|
|Elective||243337||Manage non-normal and emergency flight situations||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Elective||243328||Perform low level flying operations||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||9|
|Elective||243330||Perform planning for an Instrument Flight Rules flight||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||2|
|Elective||120158||Analyse the effects of aeroplane loading||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||4|
|Elective||120153||Apply knowledge of aircraft systems integration and data buses||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||12|
|Elective||120160||Demonstrate understanding of advanced aircraft instrumentation||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||10|
|Elective||120149||Demonstrate understanding of advanced aircraft systems||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||8|
|Elective||120148||Design Visual and Instrument Flight Procedures||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||18|
|Elective||120060||Manage HF, UHF and data communication specific to aeroplanes||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||4|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|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.