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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Communicate with role players to perform pilotage 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242844  Communicate with role players to perform pilotage 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Maritime Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
The qualifying learner will be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate in English with all role players of pilotage operations and analytically report on the provision of these services.

Qualifying learners will be capable of:
  • Selecting the most suitable means of communication with role players.
  • Selecting, prioritising and communicating pre-pilotage information.
  • Acquiring, utilising and communicating data during pilotage.
  • Recording and reporting on pilotage operation and incidents/accidents. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 or equivalent.
  • Mathematics at NQF Level 4 or equivalent.
  • Physical Science at NQF Level 4 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select the most suitable means of communication with role players. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Communication means include, but is not limited to: written, verbal, electronic, radio, radar, telephone, Navtex, (Automatic Identification Systems) AIS and Digital Selective Calling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The range of communication options available is identified according to organisational resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The most appropriate communication option is selected according to circumstances and needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Role players' communication needs are identified and responded to in accordance with pilotage requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Information to be communicated is prioritised and transmitted according to accepted radio communication practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Role players' needs are considered in terms of their communication ability and IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select, prioritise and communicate pre-pilotage information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant information about proposed pilotage operation is received and recorded in accordance with standing operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resources are determined according to availability and organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Pilotage plan is developed and communicated to role players according to International Marine Pilotage Association (IMPA) standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Acquire, utilise and communicate data during pilotage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Master-Pilot information exchange is conducted in terms of IMO recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Bridge team is managed to meet objectives in terms of IMO recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relationship between Master and Pilot is cordial in the spirit of the IMO recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Data is acquired, monitored and applied to ensure the safe conduct of the vessel during pilotage. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Data includes, but is not limited to: Vessel Traffic Services (VTS), radar, AIS, Navtex, Visual, motion indicators (logs), rudder indicator, compass, speed, rate of turn indicators, echo sounders and other navigational aids.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Record and report on pilotage operation and incidents/accidents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Standard operational report from all role players is compiled and submitted in terms of standing operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Role players includes, but is not limited to: master of the vessel, pilot, tug masters, VTS/Port Control and berthing staff.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Near-miss incidents are recorded and reported in terms of reporting procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Incidents/accidents are recorded and reported in terms of Corrective Action Report procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The legal implications of reporting are explained in the context of limiting liability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Root cause of incidents/accidents is reported following structured analysis in accordance with organisational guidelines. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard and the related Exit Level Outcomes of the Qualification must be accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA).
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in the specific outcomes of the unit standard as well as the integrated competence described in the purpose of the unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • S1 Communication and IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases.
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) operators course.
  • Organisational communication resources.
  • Passage plan as per the International Chamber of Shipping Bridge Procedures Guidelines.
  • International Code of Signals, including Standard Marine Communication Phrases.
  • IMPA pilotage recommendations.
  • Local data sources (charts, nautical publications and weather services).
  • Standard operating procedures for incident/accident reports.
  • International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea. 

  • 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 have been made in communicating with all role players during pilotage. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team or group to communicate data and decisions during the pilotage operation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively during the process of communicating with role players in conducting pilotage duties. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion with role players in the execution of pilotage duties. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others in piloting a vessel. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with a relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessors must be in possession of a relevant qualification at a minimum of National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Level 6. 

  • 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
    Fundamental  57714   National Certificate: Marine Pilotage  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  TETA 


    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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