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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plan and conduct a safe coastal passage 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243995  Plan and conduct a safe coastal passage 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 plot and determine a ship's position and course on a chart. The learner will also be able to explain regulations regarding the prevention of collisions at sea and apply these regulations while plotting a chart. The person will be able to keep navigational watch and monitor their progress of passage along a planned route, and report on and correct deviations.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Determining the ship's position on a chart.
  • Determining safe courses between two positions on a chart.
  • Explaining the content, application and intent of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 2005.
  • Keeping a navigational watch.
  • Monitoring a passage along a planned route. 

  • 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 2 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • This unit standard involves the skills and knowledge needed to perform the chart work activities required on fishing vessel under 24 meters.
  • A thorough knowledge of the relevant regulations is required.
  • 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.
  • 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 
    Determine the ship's position on a chart. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Determine the ship's position on a chart by the use of latitude and longitude, simultaneous cross bearings (using compass, true or gyro bearings), transit bearings, by bearing and range, multiple ranges and relative bearings, positional information from aids to navigation, including lighthouse, beacons, buoys and electronic navigation systems or by any use of the above, dead reckoning, taking into account estimated speed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The difference between magnetic and true bearings is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Deviation and Variation are explained with examples in terms of determining the ship's position. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information is obtained from navigational charts and publications to plot a chart. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Information must be relevant, interpreted and applied according to requirements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Potential navigational hazards are accurately identified on a chart. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Potential aids to navigation are accurately identified on a chart. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The primary method of fixing the ship's position is explained and demonstrated to determine the most appropriate prevailing circumstances and conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The ship's position is determined utilising Dead Reckoning. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determine safe courses between two positions on a chart. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Determination may include but is not limited to using, amongst others, chart catalogues, charts (including lattice and pilot charts), deviation tables, navigational publications, radio navigational warnings, azimuth mirror, electronic navigation equipment, echo sounding equipment, compass, gyro compass and tide tables. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hazards to navigation are identified and taken into account when plotting a safe passage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All buoyage is identified and interpreted on a chart. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safe courses between two positions are determined on a chart. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    True courses are converted into magnetic and compass courses and vice versa making due allowance for gyro error. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Estimated time of arrival (ETA) is determined taking into account speed and other relevant factors. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the content, application and intent of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Lights and shapes especially those associated with fishing vessels are identified in terms of their roles in collisions and collision avoidance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Potential navigational hazards are identified on a chart. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Collision avoidance actions are explained according to International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Keep a navigational watch. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Navigational watch details as prescribed in the Safe Manning Regulations must include the following:
  • En route to or from Fishing grounds, watch arrangements, Navigation, Navigational equipment, Navigational duties and responsibilities, Look-out, Weather conditions, Navigation with a pilot on board, Vessels engaged in fishing, and Vessel at anchor. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The navigational watch procedure is explained in accordance with the Safe Manning Regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A navigational watch is performed in accordance with standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of not keeping a navigational watch are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Monitor a passage along a planned route. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Monitoring must include but is not limited to:
  • Determining the ship's track on a chart by the use of latitude and longitude, simultaneous cross bearings (using compass, true or gyro bearings), transit bearings, by bearing and range, multiple ranges and relative bearings, positional information from aids to navigation, including lighthouse, beacons, buoys and electronic navigation systems or by any use of the above and dead reckoning, taking into account estimated speed. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The vessel's position along a planned route is determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The actual passage of the vessel is monitored relative to the planned route. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The prevailing circumstances, which determine the intervals for fixing/tracking the actual position, are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The record kept of the vessel's position/movement is explained and demonstrated according to the planned route. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Actions to be taken should the ship not follow the planned passage are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The reliability of the information obtained from the primary methods of position fixing is checked at appropriate intervals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    An estimated time of arrival is determined taking into account speed and other relevant factors. 


    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 
  • Plot and determine a ship's position and safe course on a chart on a fishing vessel in a particular sector of the industry.
  • Application of the Regulations regarding the prevention of collisions at sea as they pertain to plotting achart of fishing vessel in a particular sector of the industry.
  • Deal with a navigational watch and monitor the progress along a planned route, reporting on and correcting deviations on a fishing vessel in a particular sector of the industry. 

  • 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 a vessel veering from the determined path. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with other team members when monitoring the passage of a vessel along a determined path. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities when monitoring the progress of the vessel. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when planning a passage for a vessel and determining a ships position on a chart. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when navigating a vessel. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to plot a vessels position. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the inadequate or incorrect plotting of a vessel on a course could result in putting the vessel and it crew in danger and the financial implications of the detour. 

    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: 
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