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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of marine safety information 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243993  Demonstrate an understanding of marine safety information 
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 interpret safety information and explain the different types of signals, their meanings, transmissions and what action needs to be taken for each type. They are also able to use and read international code signals correctly.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Interpreting information.
  • Explaining the different types of signals, means of transmission and action required.
  • Using the International Code of Signals. 

  • 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.
  • South African Maritime Safety Authority's Pre-sea Familiarisation certificate. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:
  • This unit standard deals with the basic competence to use Marine Safety information.
  • Work must be carried out in accordance with the relevant maritime regulations.
  • Vessel will be a fishing vessel under 24m.
  • Can demonstrate competence by oral examination and assessment of evidence obtained from one or more of the following:
    > Approved in-service training.
    > Approved training ship.
    > Approved simulator training.
  • Functional literacy in Maritime English communication.
  • SAMSA's Code for South African Maritime Qualifications: Study matrices and syllabuses for fishing and marine motorman qualifications - Communications (Fishing), Module 1, any amendments or equivalent. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Interpret information. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Information may include but is not limited to navigational publications and/or messages and/or draft related messages, charts and other nautical publications, meteorological information and messages concerning ship's safety and operation and communications with other ships and coast stations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Navigational publications and messages are interpreted relevant to the safety of the ship. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A navigational warning is drafted in accordance with the requirements of the International Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the different types of signals, means of transmission and action required. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Marine Safety Information (MSI) may include but are not limited to navigational warnings, meteorological forecasts, search and rescue messages, MSI signals, means of transmission, Navareas, Metareas, navigational warnings, South African list of radio signals and local knowledge regarding the use, receipt and transmission of Marine Safety Information is required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various Marine Safety Information formats are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The means of transmission are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The South African list of radio signals used to receive the different Marine Safety Information signals are listed and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Navigational warnings are generated according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use the International Code of Signals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The meanings of the various single letter flags are explained with examples of each. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The International Code of Signals multiple letter flag signals are interpreted in a simulated exercise. 


    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 
  • Knowledge underpinning this unit standard includes relevant sections of associated legislation.
  • Interpreting maritime safety information relevant to the maritime sector.
  • Use of international code signals relevant to the sector.
  • An awareness of one's situation at all times utilising all one's senses. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions to identify sub-standard and hazardous conditions, assess and take appropriate action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others by showing the ability and willingness to accept and interpret work instructions correctly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively by indicating what methods, tools and personal protective equipment is required and communicate to his fellow workers his/her intentions and assistance required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to reconcile the information from visual and physical examinations and constantly evaluate the changing situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using the appropriate communication with the relevant personnel with regard to the reporting of hazardous and sub-standard conditions will indicate his/her proficiency in effective communication. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that a specific observation, inference, action or decision can have a devastating effect. 

    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 
  • Guidance in correct operation of equipment is provided in The Code of Safe Working Practices for Fishermen.
  • General maritime proactive safety awareness relative to fellow mariners, vessels and environment. 

  • 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.
     
    1. Limadi Industrial Projects 
    2. Siyaloba Training Academy 



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