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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Catch fish using a pole and gaff 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243990  Catch fish using a pole and gaff 
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 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 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to catch fish using a pole and gaff and land, sort and contain the catch in accordance with procedures.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Catching fish using a pole and gaff.
  • Containing the catch.
  • Sorting the catch. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrate competence in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard refers to the specific sectors of the seagoing fishing industry where poles and gaffs are part of the normal fishing activities. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Use equipment to catch fish. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment is used so as to optimize the catch in accordance with enterprise procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reasons for sub-optimal performance of equipment are identified and rectified in accordance with enterprise procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment components are adjusted, reconditioned or constructed to optimise gear performance in accordance with enterprise procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Fish is hooked using a pole and gaff in accordance with operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Contain the catch. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Containment devices are prepared to receive the catch in accordance with hygiene requirements and enterprise procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Containment devices may include ice rooms, sorting areas, pounded deck areas, boxes, wash boxes, exchangeable market boxes, freezing cartons.
  • Preparation may include cleaning, disinfecting, assembling freezing cartons, applying freezing carton liners, accounting for exchangeable market boxes, ergonomic arrangement of boxes sufficient for sorting.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The catch is loaded into the containment devices in accordance with hygiene requirements and enterprise procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Sort the catch. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The catch is sorted in a manner that optimises seafood quality in accordance with hygiene requirements and enterprise procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sorting may be done according to species, legal length, size, gender, sexual stage or as seafood for retention.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Consequences of cross contamination are explained and described for different species according to enterprise procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • 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 assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Guidance in correct operation of equipment is provided in The Code of Safe Working Practices for Fishermen.
  • Prevention of pollution of the marine environment is governed by regulation, (MARPOL) legislated by the International Maritime Organisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the adjustment of fishing equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with other team members to assist in the loading process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities when preparing containment devices. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse organise and critically evaluate information which would assist in the adjustment of fishing equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively to ensure that gear is adjusted, reconditioned or constructed for safe working practices. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology where possible to adjust, recondition or constructed to optimise gear. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the correct positioning of gear can lead to better catch. 

    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  58433   National Certificate: Fishing Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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.
     
    1. Limadi Industrial Projects 



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