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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate and apply an understanding of relevant regulatory framework and regulatory bodies operating within the aviation industry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261180  Demonstrate and apply an understanding of relevant regulatory framework and regulatory bodies operating within the aviation industry 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Aerospace Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Physical Sciences 
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 purpose of this standard is to ensure that learners understand the role and function of national and international aviation regulatory bodies. In addition, to the standard provides them with an understand of relevant legislation to give them an overview of the legal or regulatory framework within which they operate.

Learners credited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Explaining the role and functions of international aviation regulatory bodies.
  • Explaining the role and functions of regional and national aviation and transport regulatory bodies.
  • Discussing South African legislation pertaining to aviation and airport operations. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the role and functions of international aviation regulatory bodies. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Including but not limited to International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), International Air Transport Association (IATA). World Health Organisation (WHO), European Aviation safety Authority (EASA). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The aims and areas of responsibility of ICAO are described in terms of it being the main organisation within international aviation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Other regulatory bodies are described in terms of their areas of responsibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relationship between ICAO and the other regulatory bodies is explored to show the inter-relationships among them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of non-compliance and non-affiliation to international aviation bodies are explained to show the importance of these networks. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the role and functions of regional and national aviation regulatory bodies. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Regulatory bodies include but are not limited to African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC), South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA), and Military Aviation Authority. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The aims and areas of responsibility of these bodies are defined and explained in terms of their relationships with global networks like ICAO. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relationships between these bodies are explained to show how they manage matters pertaining to aviation in the region and nationally. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of non-compliance and/or non-affiliation to these bodies are explained to show their importance in regional and national aviation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Discuss South African legislation pertaining to aviation and airport operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relevant aspects of the current South African Aviation Act are explained to show the role of the legislation nationally. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relevant aspects of the current Road Traffic Act are explained in terms of its application in airport operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The Airside Vehicle Operator Permit (AVOP) is explained in terms of how AVOP relates to the Road Traffic Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The difference between airport operators and airport authorities is explained in terms of their responsibilities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Explanation should to include national and municipal aviation structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The relationship between civil and military aviation is described in terms of matters of jurisdiction. 


    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, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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 or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
  • International Air Transport Association (IATA).
  • World Health Organisation (WHO).
  • European Aviation safety Authority (EASA).
  • African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC).
  • South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA).
  • Military Aviation Authority.
  • South African Aviation Act.
  • Road Traffic Management Act.
  • Airside Vehicle Operator Permit (AVOP). 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to:
  • Appreciate the importance and functions of regulatory bodies.
  • Understand the South African legislative framework. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to:
  • Show understanding of the regulatory bodies and legislation. 

  • 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  65010   National Certificate: Aviation Support Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30  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. Lanseria International Airport Pty Ltd 
    2. SKYY Aviation Academy 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.