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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of vessel construction and stability 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244010  Demonstrate knowledge of vessel construction and stability 
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 identify and explain the principle parts of fishing vessels and other vessels. The learner is also able to explain how a vessel is stabilised and its safety ensured. The person is able to describe ship types, their purposes and the parts of these vessels, as well as to explain how a ship's watertight integrity is maintained.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Identifying the principal parts and fittings of a vessel.
  • Describing vessel stability and safety terminology.
  • Explaining vessel stability and safety requirements.
  • Explaining stowage safety requirements.
  • Describing the types of vessels in operation.
  • Describing systems on a vessel.
  • Explaining the need to maintain the watertight integrity of the vessel. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard are assumed competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • South African Maritime Authority's Pre-sea Familiarisation certificate. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole standard:
  • This unit standard deals with the basic knowledge of vessel construction and stability.
  • Work must be carried out in accordance in accordance with the relevant maritime regulations.
  • Vessels may include any commercial vessel engaged on near coastal voyages, limited or unlimited voyages.
  • 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.
  • SAMSA's Code for South African Maritime Qualifications: Study matrices and syllabuses for fishing and marine motorman qualifications, Naval Architecture Module 1 and 2, any amendments or equivalent. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify the principal parts and fittings of a vessel. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Principal parts may include but are not limited to:
  • bow, stern, stem, bulwarks, hull, hatch, access, rudder, propeller, superstructure, hull valves, grid cooler and masts. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Principal parts and fittings are identified and named using industry terminology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose of the principal parts and fittings are described with examples of their functions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe vessel stability and safety terminology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The condition of a stiff and/or tender ship is described in terms of the danger associated with it. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The condition of free surface effect is explained in terms of the danger associated with it. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Drawling the propeller shaft(s), the opening of hull fittings and the period between inspections is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The purpose of free board and reserve buoyancy is explained with examples of each. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The terms displacement, deadweight and gross tonnage are explained with examples of their practical use. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain vessel stability and safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reasons for making the deck and superstructure watertight are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reason for the hull survey, items surveyed and the period between the surveys for the Local General Certificate is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relationship between centre of gravity, centre of buoyancy and metacentric height is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reasons for having efficient means of drawing water rapidly from the deck and the danger of water trapped on deck is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The requirement that the ship is securely battered down for proceeding to sea and severe weather conditions is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The requirement that the bilge pumping system must always be operating properly is described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain stowage safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reasons for stowing heavy cargo items below and lighter items on deck are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The danger of stowing cargo on deck only with nothing below is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The requirement that the safe operating limits of the ship must not be exceed in normal operations is described focussing on consequences of not doing so. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The requirement that the ship must always be properly stowed is described with an explanation of the consequences of not doing so. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Describe the types of vessels in operation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Types of vessel may include but are not limited to:
  • Stern trawler, long liner, side trawler, tugs, off shore supply vessels, patrol vessels, small cargo vessels. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The vessel types are identified and named using industry terminology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The different vessel types are described with examples of their uses. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Describe systems on a vessel. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Systems may include but are not limited to bilge pumping system, fire main, steering system, factory deck washing water pumping system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of the watertight bulkheads and the collision bulkhead is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The systems are identified and named using industry terminology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The parts of the system are labelled as per technical specifications and drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The parts are described with an explanation of their function. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Explain the need to maintain the watertight integrity of the vessel. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Watertight integrity includes but is not limited to:
  • Hatch covers, watertight doors, sounding pipes and vents, offal chutes, scuppers and freeing ports. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The parts that ensure the watertight integrity of a vessel are identified and named using industry terminology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The function of the parts is described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The way the watertight integrity of the part can be ensured is described with examples. 


    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: boat handling theory, and relevant sections of associated legislation.
  • 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.
  • 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 that could affect the stability of a vessel. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when loading goods to ensure stability of a vessel. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself when explaining vessel systems and parts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to identify vessel types and their purposes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively when gathering information on vessels and their loading capabilities. 

    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 
    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  67329   National Certificate: Inshore Maritime Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  TETA 
    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.
     
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