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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Apply small craft in closed waters 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115464  Apply small craft in closed waters 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Special Combat Capabilities 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Sovereignty of the State 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-10-14  2010-04-07  SAQA 0480/09 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2011-04-07   2014-04-07  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
376380  Operate small craft in closed waters  Level 4  NQF Level 04   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners assessed against this unit standard will possess the basic skills and techniques required to participate in small boat tasks as crew or coxswain.

Persons credited with this unit standard will through the application of these skills enhance the capabilities of security organisations to maintain peace and security in the community. This skill can also be applied in the field of culture and arts, sub field sport. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners applying to enter this programme are assumed to be competent in:
  • English literacy
  • Use a hand held compass for navigational purposes NQF level 4 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate basic seamanship principles during the handling of small boats in closed waters. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Day and night. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The parts of a vessel as viewed from the side and above are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The general nautical terminology as required by organisational criteria is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relevant legislation and safety regulations for craft under 25 tons is understood and demonstrated while handling small craft. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Interpret the influence of maritime and riverine environments when utilizing small boats. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Day and night.
  • Tides.
  • Oceans.
  • Currents.
  • Prevailing wind conditions.
  • Varying climates. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The major influences of oceanography in the Southern Africa coastal region are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The marine coastal topography in the Southern African area is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The physical features of a typical harbour are identified by sight according to the mariner's handbook. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The ability to assess the features of a given beach and determine its suitability for handling small craft is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The effect of wind on water, swell and wave action are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The ebb and flow of tides and the effect they have on the handling of small craft is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Riverine topography in the Southern African area is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The ability to determine the bottom profile and material of a river is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Riverine obstacles and hazards found in a river (e.g. animals, rapids, etc) as described in organisation procedures, doctrine or similar sources are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Plan and conduct a river crossing. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • With personal equipment.
  • Day and Night.
  • Individual or as group. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to assess the speed and direction of the current to determine an entry and exit point from the river is demonstrated as described in work place procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The preparation of personal equipment (e.g. waterproofing, buoyancy and method of flotation, etc) is demonstrated according to work place procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to cross a river with personal equipment unassisted to a pre-determined exit point is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Operate an inflatable boat on closed waters. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Craft Less than 5 m in length.
  • Power source. (Outboard) 30 HP or less (two stroke).
  • Day and Night. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to consider the characteristics, features and limitations of inflatable boats during the planning of riverine operations is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The preparation and maintenance of an inflatable boat (e.g. hull, engine, equipment, packing, storage, etc) as described in organisational procedures is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The duties and responsibilities, as described in work place procedures, of the various crewmembers on an inflatable boat are understood and demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The assembly and disassembly of an inflatable boat is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The following drills required to operate an inflatable boat are demonstrated:

    Starting Drills
  • Cold start.
  • No-start, fault finding.

    Alongside Drills
  • Letting go.
  • 7 Rules of coming alongside.
  • Coming alongside.

    Boat Handling Drills
  • Man overboard.
  • Abandon ship.
  • Capsize.
  • Anchor.
  • Towing.
  • Landings.
  • Submerged engine.
  • Confined spaces.
  • Formations.
  • Shallow waters. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Operate a kayak on closed waters. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • A two man Kayak.
  • Day and Night.
  • Both collapsible and rigid kayaks. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to consider the characteristics, features and limitations of kayaks during the planning of riverine operations is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The preparation and maintenance of a kayak (e.g. equipment, packing and storage) as described in organisational procedures is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The duties and responsibilities, as described in work place procedures, of the various crewmembers on a kayak are understood and demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The assembly and disassembly of a kayak is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The following drills required to operate a kayak are demonstrated:
  • Launch and recovery.
  • Rowing techniques.
  • Rafting up.
  • Anchoring.
  • Capsize.
  • Towing.
  • Rescues. 


  • UNIT STANDARD 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 or will assess this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any relevant assessment agency, assessor or provider institution, which is accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
    - Well-developed interpersonal skills, subject matter experience and assessment experience.
    - As a minimum requirement, the assessor needs to be competent in the unit standard "Plan and Conduct assessment of learning outcomes" NQF level 5.
    - The subject matter experience of the assessor can be established by recognition of prior learning. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Qualifying learners must be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of:
  • Basic seamanship.
  • Safe handling of both Kayaks and Inflatable boats.
  • River crossing techniques.
  • Maritime and riverine environments. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking has been made. The learner is responsible for the analysis of environmental conditions to determine the appropriate measures required to ensure safety while in or on the water. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community. The execution of tasks carried out on rivers, inland water systems and closed waters require team efforts to ensure safety of all involved. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. Working on a boat or in the water require sound planning of all activities at all times. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. Weather patterns, sea states and other environmental factors must be analysed continually to ensure the safe outcome of any activity in or on water. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual and language skills in modes of oral and written persuasion. Safety considerations and detailed planning is the essence of successful small boat training. In this sense the learner has to cooperate and communicate by means of oral, written and signals (hand/radio) with the rest of the team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others. There is clear policy wrt the safety of others and the environment when dealing with water and the sea. The essence of this subject is to teach a learner exactly this. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep in mind the following general guidelines and principles when designing and conducting assessments:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the specific outcomes of the unit standard and ensure that the assessment is integrated rather than fragmented.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Assessment must include practical demonstration either in the workplace or through simulation. A range of assessment methods should be used, including:
    - Direct observation - watch the learner carry out the tasks or produce the desired outcome.
    - Simulation of a specific task - set a specific task for the learner to demonstrate in a simulated environment (e.g. demonstrating the rowing action).
    - Questioning (verbal or written) - ask the relevant questions linked to the unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 376380 which is "Operate small craft in closed waters", Level 4, 8 credits.

    Supplementary Information.

    Definitions
  • Closed waters: Dams, lakes, rivers, estuaries and lagoons.
  • Small boat: Craft of less than 5 m in length
  • A power source: Outboard 30Hp or less, two stroke.

    Credits
  • Classroom learning: 15 hours
  • On-the-job learning: 45 hours
  • Self directed learning: 15 hours
  • Coaching required: 5 hours

    Total: 80 hours 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48879   National Diploma: South African Special Forces Operations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2010-04-07  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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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