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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Handle and operate main deck freighter aircraft 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261199  Handle and operate main deck freighter aircraft 
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 
This standard forms part of the activities of a ramp handling agent. Learners studying towards this standard will be able to load and unload main deck freighter aircraft using the appropriate sequence and equipment. They would also become familiar with the function and programming control panels.

Learners credited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the importance of load and unloading sequencing.
  • Explaining the function and programming of control panels inside the main deck.
  • Loading and unloading pallets. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of loading and unloading sequencing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Loading instruction report or container pallet message (CPM) of different aircraft is interpreted to ensure clarity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The consequences of not loading/unloading in the required sequences are explained to emphasize the impact on time and ramp management. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the function and programming of control panels inside the main deck. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Master cargo control panel, side door control panel, 20 foot cargo control panel, remote control panel and the auxiliary control panel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The functions of the control panels are described in terms of their differences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Control panels are programmed and activated according to standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Master cargo control panel, side door control panel, 20 foot cargo control panel, remote control panel and the auxiliary control panel, percentage mean aerodynamic chord (MAC).
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Load and unload pallets. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Nose door, side door, ten-foot, 20-foot and abnormal loads. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Ten foot pallets are loaded/unloaded at side and nose door according to standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Twenty foot pallets are loaded/unloaded at side and nose door according to standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Twenty foot pallets with abnormal loads are loaded/unloaded at side and nose door according to standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Alternate aircraft types requiring the use of forklifts, gantry and ramps are loaded/unloaded according to standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Manual loading/unloading is demonstrated so that the activity can be performed in the absence of electrical power. 


    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 
  • Standard Operating Procedure.
  • Manufacturer's instructions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Loading/unloading different types of pallets and loads.
  • Using the appropriate programming controls.
  • Dealing with adverse conditions/situations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, community to:
  • Ensure that loading/unloading occurs in sequence and correctly.
  • Ensure that the aircraft is loaded correctly according to standard operating procedure. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsively and effectively when loading and unloading an aircraft. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to respond to adverse reactions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to ensure that the loading/unloading is done correctly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others by using the correct equipment to ensure efficiency in loading/unloading aircraft. 

    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  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 



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