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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage bridge resources 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242848  Manage bridge resources 
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 co-ordinate the use of all skills, knowledge, experience and resources available to the bridge team to ensure the safe and efficient passage of a vessel under pilotage.

Qualifying learners will be capable of:
  • Explaining bridge situational awareness.
  • Explaining bridge team communication.
  • Applying the principles of team dynamics.
  • Explaining the principles of leadership. 

  • 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 
    Explain bridge situational awareness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Principles and limitations of human performance are explained in relation to bridge team management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Attitudes and cultural awareness that support bridge team activities are described in relation to bridge team management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Principles of situational awareness are explained in relation to bridge team management. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain bridge team communication. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The benefits of briefing and de-briefing on the bridge is explained using appropriate examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Assertiveness in communication between master and pilot is demonstrated in role play. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The challenges and related responses on the bridge of a vessel are demonstrated in role play. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply the principles of team dynamics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The application of a short term strategy is identified in relation to bridge team management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The influence of risk and time on the decision making process is explained in relation to bridge team management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The range of workloads is described in relation to bridge team management. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Workloads includes, but is not limited to: underload, normal, high and overload.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The characteristics, use and limitations of navigation/electronic aids used for pilotage is described in terms of the equipment used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Team states are described and the benefits of team work is explained using examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Team states includes, but is not limited to: optimum, concerned, alarmed, bored, inattentive and critical.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the principles of leadership. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Leadership styles are described and the benefits of a balanced management style in piloting a vessel is explained in relation to bridge team management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Error management is explained in relation to bridge team management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Three categories of decisions are described in relation to decision making related to bridge team management. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Decision categories include, but are not limited to: skill based, rule based and knowledge based.
     


    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) body.
  • 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 
  • Team dynamics.
  • Leadership.
  • Conflict resolution.
  • Decision making.
  • Risk management.
  • Time management.
  • Electronic navigation systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems associated with bridge resource management by employing responsible decision-making and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group or role-players in the co-ordination of bridge resources and communication. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in the management of bridge resources. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with all role-players in managing bridge resources. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world, as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving for bridge resource management exists in a variety of related 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
    Core  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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