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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate radar equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243991  Operate radar equipment 
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 will be able to describe and operate a radar system. The learners will be able to use the radar system to aid in navigation and interpret the information evident on the radar to avoid a collision.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Setting-up radar equipment.
  • Using radar as an aid to navigation.
  • Using radar for collision avoidance. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:
  • This unit standard involves the skills and knowledge required to perform basic radar operation activities on all types of vessels under 24 meters.
  • Work must be carried out in accordance with the relevant maritime regulations.
  • Can demonstrate competence by oral examination, completion of approved education and training, written theoretical examination and assessment of evidence obtained from one or more of the following:
    > Approved in-service training.
    > Approved training ship.
    > Approved simulator training.
    > Approved laboratory equipment training.
  • This unit standard refers to the Merchant Shipping (Training and Certification) (Fishing and Marine Motorman Qualifications) Regulations - 2006 and any amendments thereafter.
  • SAMSA's Code for South African Maritime Qualifications; Study matrices and syllabuses for fishing and marine motorman qualifications, Electronic Navigation Systems, Module 1 (Radar), any amendments or equivalent. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Set-up radar equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles of radar are explained according to international definitions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The components of the radar installation are described with the aid of a diagram. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The radar controls are identified and the use explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Radar is switched on and set up according to manufacturer's instructions to obtain optimal picture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Pre-operational checks are carried out in accordance with manufacturer's instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Use radar as an aid to navigation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Fixed targets are detected and identified by pointing them out on the screen. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Radar is used for navigation in confined and coastal waters using blind pilotage techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information obtained from radar is interpreted and analysed taking into account the limitations of the equipment and prevailing circumstance and conditions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use radar for collision avoidance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A plotter is used to obtain information about targets using radar. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Collision risk is assessed according to prevailing conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The effect of altering course and speed is explained in relation to Regulation for Preventing Collisions at Sea. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Information pertaining to the radar plot is communicated to authorised individuals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Application of collision regulations in restricted visibility is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Information obtained from radar is interpreted and analysed taking into account the limitations of the equipment and prevailing circumstance and conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Timely action to avoid a close encounter or collision with other vessels is explained and demonstrated in accordance with the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. 


    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 
  • Operate a radar system as an aid in navigation in terms of the maritime industry and legislated requirements and practices for this sector and category of vessel.
  • Use the radar system to avoid a collision. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with other team members when determining a corrective course of action based on radar findings. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information gathered from a radar to avoid a collision. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when interpreting information gathered from a radar. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the inadequate or incorrect reading of a radar could result in putting the vessel and it crew in danger. 

    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 
    Elective  67329   National Certificate: Inshore Maritime Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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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