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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Load and refuel fixed wing aircraft for wildfire suppression 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123148  Load and refuel fixed wing aircraft for wildfire suppression 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Forestry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Forestry and Wood Technology 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for people who load and re-fuel aircraft for the suppression of wildfires.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Load fixed wing aircraft.
  • Refuel fixed wing aircraft. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Load fixed wing aircraft used for wildfire suppression. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The loading of fixed wing aircraft is performed in accordance with industry standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Signals; valves and pumps; foamants and retardants.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safe work procedures are adhered to whilst loading fixed wing aircraft, in accordance with Industry standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Appropriate protective clothing.
  • Aircraft only approached when stationary.
  • Aircaft always approached from behind wing.
  • Remain in safety zone at all times.
  • Signals used to communicate between pilot and loading crew are in accordance with Industry standards.
  • Visual contact with the pilot is maintained and instructions carried out immediately throughout loading.
  • Loading site is kept clean at all times.
  • Safety signs are always obeyed.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Re-fuel fixed wing aircraft used for aerial wildfire suppression. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Fixed wing aircraft are refueled in accordance with standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Always carried out under instruction of pilot.
  • Drum and aircraft always bonded.
  • Correct fuel types always used.
  • Fire extinguishing equipment is ready for use before refueling.
  • Aircraft earthed.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Refueling procedures are adhered to in accordance with standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • No plastic funnels or buckets ever used.
  • Cleanliness.
  • Fuel caps secure.
  • Sealed drums only.
  • No naked flames.
  • Awareness of danger of fuel fumes.
     


  • 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 must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Knowledge considered critical to the successful achievement of this unit is covered in the specific outcomes and assessment criteria. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual and language skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Show responsibility towards the environment, health and safety of others. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  50225   General Education and Training Certificate: General Forestry  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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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