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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of net mending and mend a net 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244024  Demonstrate knowledge of net mending and mend a net 
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 identify and explain the tools and materials used for mending of nets. They are also able to mend nets using the tools and materials in the correct method.

The qualifying learners are capable of:
  • Explaining materials used in net mending.
  • Explaining tools used in net mending.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of methods used in net mending.
  • Mending a damaged net. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated 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 Merchant Shipping (Training and Certification) (Fishing and Marine Motorman Qualifications) Regulations - 2006 and any amendments thereafter. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain materials used in net mending. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Materials used in net mending may include monofilament and multi monofilament netting, knotted and knotless netting, braided and twisted twine, polyethylene (PE), polyamide (nylon) (PA), and strengthening ropes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The uses of various net mending materials are described in terms of standard net mending practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The use of net mending materials specific to various types of damage to netting is described in terms of standard net mending practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The various materials used for net mending are identified and explained with examples of each. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain tools used in net mending. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Tools may include netting needles (bone or flat), knives, scissors, measuring devices (marked rod, ruler, mesh gauge), stands, tensioning devices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The uses of various net mending tools are described in terms of standard net mending practices procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The use of net mending tools specific to various types of damage to netting is described in terms of standard net mending practices and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The various tools for mending nets are identified and explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge of methods used in net mending. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Repair operations for various types of damage to netting are described in terms of standard net mending practices and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Repair operations may include those for holes, tears, patching, joining two panels (by sewing or lacing), use of additional strengthening ropes, use of different sized meshes, patching.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The various types of damage to nets are identified and described with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Mend a damaged net. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Starting points are identified and twine is secured to the netting in accordance with standard net mending practices and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Securing may be by double sheet bend or sheet bend with overhand knot.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Twine is used to tie knots that make meshes to resemble the original netting. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Knots may include double sheet bend, sheet bend tied horizontally and vertically, side knot, net maker's knot, two half hitches, rolling hitch or hanging knots, baiting knots, joining (fisherman's) knot, sewn with meshes horizontal or meshes vertical.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Twine is secured at the end of the repair in accordance with standard net mending practices and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Existing and replacement material for large scale damage to netting is joined using twine and knots to resemble the original netting. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Joining may be mesh to mesh, point to point, taper to taper, gathering meshes together.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Existing and replacement material for large scale damage to netting is joined using twine and lacing to resemble the original netting. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Lacing may involve temporary mending, two panels together, strengthening ropes.
     


    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.
  • Providers of learning towards this unit standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of SAMSA and the relevant ETQA.
  • The moderation requirements of SAMSA and the relevant ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this unit standard. 

  • 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 Seamen.
  • 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 mending of damaged nets. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with other team members to ensure that the correct method for mending a net is used. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities in such a way that safe working practices are implemented. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information which will assist in the method of mending damaged nets. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with other team members to ensure that the correct materials are used when mending nets. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to assist in the mending of damaged nets. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the correct method of mending a net can lead to a 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.
     
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