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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Further Education and Training Certificate: Sport Technical Officiating 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
66809  Further Education and Training Certificate: Sport Technical Officiating 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Sport, Recreation & Fitness   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
CATHSSETA - Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sports Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Further Ed and Training Cert  Field 02 - Culture and Arts  Sport 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  151  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 0695/12  2012-07-01  2015-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:

This qualification will enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skills and attributes that will enable them to interpret and consistently apply rules and regulations of a chosen sport specific code in a professional manner.

This qualification is aligned to actual practice and the learner who successfully achieves the outcomes of this qualification will have developed the competence to apply the rules and laws of sport to ensure fair play.

In particular they will be able to:
  • Demonstrate various administrative and managerial skills as a technical official for effective management of the game/competition.
  • Apply relevant legislation and regulations, ethics and values in a sporting context.
  • Apply safety and security rules and regulations in terms of the applicable legislation.
    > Range: Applicable legislation refers to the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Officiate and control the game/match/competition effectively during a sporting activity in order ensure fairness and integrity of the game/competition in specific context.

    Qualifying learners will be able to work in various sporting codes as referees, umpires, judges, scorers, time keepers, table officials, starters, statisticians, line and touch judges, announcer, etc.

    This qualification comprises of unit standards that serve as the building blocks towards progression to either National Certificate in Coaching Science or National Certificate in Sports Management or any other sports related qualifications as part of career advancement at NQF Level 5.

    Rationale for the qualification:

    This qualification is designed to meet the needs of individuals who are already involved or intend to be involved in the sporting community serving as officials, administrators and volunteers. The qualification meets the needs of those who are currently participating in sporting activities namely; players, coaches, fitness trainers who may aspire to become technical officials within a specific sports code club, school or age-group teams at all levels.

    This qualification also provides access to those wishing to enter the sport industry as a career change and pursue an occupation as a professional technical official. Certificate holders will at the end of learning be able to apply the specific skills of umpiring and officiating in their chosen sport code.

    Given the extreme demands which are placed on sports men and women to perform and compete regularly in communities, schools and clubs at local, regional, national and international levels, it is imperative that the quality of Technical Officiating is of such a standard that firm and fair decisions are consistently made to ensure that the performance of the athlete/player/participant/team, and not the performance of the Technical Officiating, becomes the primary focus thus, enhancing the enjoyment of the game by both participants, officials and spectators.

    This is precisely why the outcomes of this qualifications are so structured to enable the technical official to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attributes to not only, operate at the required best practice standards, but also to develop the coping skills and abilities to make split second decisions that will withstand the scrutiny of technology used in a number of sport specific codes.

    This Further Education and Training Certificate therefore serves as a basis of a well co-ordinated approach to qualify Technical Officials who will not only, complement the goals/objectives of the coaching fraternity, but who will also, by means of their professional conduct contribute to the development of sport in general. This training will increase the levels of participation throughout the country at the respective levels of competition thus producing additional employment opportunities in the sport industry.

    Currently there is training taking place in the different federations utilising small learning programmes for individuals in the mass participation programme for volunteers, these are not aligned with any qualification or unit standard registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). This qualification will offer service providers an opportunity to align the respective sport federation courses (for example, Level 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4) to the NQF Levels hence the urgent need for the development of this qualification. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Mathematical Literacy skills at NQF Level 3.
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Communication in Second Language at NQF Level 2.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    This qualification can be achieved wholly or in part through the Recognition of Prior Learning and the qualification may be granted to learners who have acquired the skills and knowledge without attending formal courses, providing they can demonstrate competence in the outcomes of the individual Unit Standards as required by the Fundamental, Core and Elective areas stipulated in the qualification and by the ELOs.

    An RPL process may also be used to credit learners with Unit Standards in which they have developed the necessary competency as a result of workplace, experiential and other learning.

    Learners submitting themselves for RPL should be thoroughly briefed prior to the assessment, and will be required to submit a Portfolio of Evidence in the prescribed format to be assessed for formal recognition. While this is primarily a workplace-based qualification, evidence from other areas of endeavour may be introduced if pertinent to any of the ELOs.

    Access to the Qualification:

    Except for learning assumed to be in place, there is open access to any learner. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The qualification consists of Fundamental, Core and Elective unit standards. A minimum of 151 credits is required to achieve the qualification. The credits are allocated as follows.

    Fundamental Component (56 credits) Compulsory for all learners.

    The Fundamental Component consists of the following learning, which is compulsory for all learners:
  • Unit standards at NQF Level 4, totalling 16 credits in Mathematical Literacy.
  • Unit standards at NQF Level 4, totalling 20 credits in Communication in a First South African Language.
  • Unit standards at NQF Level 3, totalling 20 credits in Communication in a Second South African Language.

    It is therefore compulsory for learners to do Communication in two different South African languages, one at NQF Level 4 and the other at NQF Level 3.

    Core Component (81 credits) Compulsory for all learners.

    Elective Component:

    The Elective Component consists of a number of Specialisations. Learners are to choose a specialisation and complete unit standards totalling a minimum of 14 credits from the unit standards listed for the specialisation. Where a specific specialisation consists of unit standards totalling less than 14 credits, learners are to select unit standards from other specialisation to give a minimum of 14 credits. For Gymnastics and Equine learners have to choose a minimum of one specialisation.

    The specialisation is as fllows:

    Life Skills:

    Elective:
  • ID 242811: Prioritise time and work for self and team, NQF Level 4, 5 Credits.
  • ID 243947: Develop self within the job role, NQF Level 4, 4 Credits.
  • ID 13927: Utilise Personal Development training for enhanced life skills, NQF Level 5, 5 Credits.
  • ID 244181: Perform handover and takeover responsibilities, NQF Level 3, 2 Credits.
  • ID 242810: Manage expenditure against a budget, NQF Level 4, 6 Credits.

    Generic:
  • ID 243300: Lead a community sport activity, NQF Level 4, 12 Credits.
  • ID 254457: Develop and implement team ethical behaviour and discipline, NQF Level 5, 5 Credits.
  • ID 252178: Support sport or fitness participation for people living with HIV/AIDS, NQF Level 5, 4 Credits.

    Information Technology:
  • ID 114978: Use a word processing package to produce business documents, NQF Level 3, 3 Credits.
  • ID 114977: Use a spreadsheet package to produce and manage business documents, NQF Level 3, 3 Credits.
  • ID 114049: Demonstrate an understanding of computer management system, NQF Level 5, 7 Credits.

    Netball:
  • ID 264634: Demonstrate knowledge of and apply rules and regulations to effectively officiate a netball game, NQF Level 3, 4 Credits.
  • ID 264521: Interpret and apply the fundamental rules of netball at the beginner level, NQF Level 4, 5 Credits.

    Football/Soccer:
  • ID 264494: Demonstrate knowledge of and apply laws of the game to effectively officiate a football game, NQF Level 4, 8 Credits.
  • ID 264538: Use communication strategies to referee football at a local or district level, NQF Level 4, 3 Credits.

    Tennis:
  • ID 264514: Demonstrate knowledge of and apply rules, regulations and procedures to effectively officiate a tennis match/tournament, NQF Level 4, 4 Credits.

    Badminton:
  • ID 264594: Apply the rules and regulations of badminton to referee a badminton tournament, NQF Level 4, 5 Credits.
  • ID 264614: Apply the laws, rules and regulations to effectively umpire a game of badminton, NQF Level 4, 8 Credits.

    Wrestling:
  • ID 264654: Demonstrate knowledge of and apply rules and regulations to officiate different styles of wrestling, NQF Level 4, 4 Credits.

    Auatic/Swimming:
  • ID 264555: Interpret and apply rules regulations to effectively referee a swimming practice/competition at club and provincial levels, NQF Level 4, 4 Credits.

    Archery:
  • ID 264635: Interpret and apply rules and regulations to judge on archery tournament at a club level (Beginner), NQF Level 3, 5 Credits.
  • ID 264523: Coach or develop beginners on recurve bows for junior tournaments (Coach), NQF Level 4, 6 Credits.

    Sailing:
  • ID 264524: Interpret and apply the rules of sailing at a basic level, NQF Level 4, 5 Credits.

    Triathlon:
  • ID 264518: Apply rules to officiate at multi-sport related competitions, NQF Level 3, 4 Credits.

    Volleyball:
  • ID 264534: Interpret and apply the fundamental rules and regulations of volleyball at a beginner level, NQF Level 4, 4 Credits.

    Gymnastic (Learners have to choose one specialisation):
  • ID 264515: Interpret and apply the rules and regulations of the Codes of points of judging in the selected disciplines, NQF Level 3, 3 Credits.
  • ID 264537: Interpret and apply the Tumbling and/or Trampoline Gymnastics rules and regulations for elementary and novice judging, NQF Level 3, 5 Credits.
  • ID 264554: Interpret and apply the Acrobatic Gymnastics Rules and Regulations for Level 1-6 judging in Acrobatic Gymnastics, NQF Level 3, 5 Credits.
  • ID 264517: Interpret and apply the rules and regulations for Level 1-3 judging in Aerobic Gymnastics and/or Rope Skipping, NQF Level 3, 5 Credits.
  • ID 264636: Interpret and apply the rules and regulations for Level 1-3 judging in Men's Artistic Gymnastics and Women's Artistic Gymnastics, NQF Level 3, 5 Credits.
  • ID 264520: Interpret and apply the rules and regulations for Level 1-3 judging in Rhythmic Gymnastics, NQF Level 3, 5 Credits.

    Judo:
  • ID 264574: Use communication strategies to referee judo at a tournament, NQF Level 4, 12 Credits.

    Equine:
  • ID 264534: Interpret and apply rules and regulations to steward an equestrian event at entry level, NQF Level 4, 4 Credits.
  • ID 264536: Interpret and apply rules and regulations to judge an equestrian event at entry level, NQF Level 4, 4 Credits.
  • ID 264539: Assist with designing courses for an equestrian event at provincial level, NQF Level 4, 4 Credits. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Demonstrate administrative and managerial functions related to technical officiating.

    2. Apply rules and regulations in terms of the sport federations' safety and risk requirements.

    3. Officiate and control during sporting activities to ensure fairness and integrity in a specific sporting context.

    4. Demonstrate knowledge of and apply laws, rules, regulations and procedures to effectively officiate a chosen sport activity.

    Critical Cross-Field Outcomes.

    The qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Identifying and solving problems relating to sporting incidents that may take place in a game/competition/match environment by applying the relevant judgement rules, guidelines and regulations.
  • Working effectively with others before, during and after sporting events by demonstrating interpersonal skills.
  • Planning and preparing oneself by organising officiating activities, time and resources needed to effectively fulfil his/her duties in accordance with organisational requirements.
  • Using science and technology effectively to retrieve and manage information to solve problems as well as facilitate effective communication where applicable.
  • Recognise that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation by using officiating knowledge, skills and techniques to maintain the standards set in accordance with national and international sports organisations. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
  • Administration functions are applied according to best practice guidelines.
  • The sporting environment and equipment is monitored for fair and safe implementation in relation to the rules or laws of the sport relevant to the event.
  • The importance of communicating decisions by means of a report is explained with examples.
    > Range: Report includes but is not limited score sheet, match report, tournament report and risk assessment report.
  • Code of Conduct, philosophies, rules and behavioural codes are adhered to in the context of a specific sport federation.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
  • Federation safety regulations and procedures are adhered to in order to ensure safety of participants, spectators, officials and volunteers.
  • Relevant legislation, rules and regulations and practices affecting the sporting environment are identified and explained in terms of their application.
  • Potential risks and safety hazards are identified and explained in order to take precautionary measures.
  • Emergency incidents are identified and described in order to manage the game/competition by applying emergency procedures in accordance with organisational requirements within the context of first aid.
  • Incidents and injuries are responded to timeously according to standard operating procedures and Occupational Health and Safety Legislation.
  • Participants with special needs are catered for or managed in the context of technically officiating of a sport.
    > Range: Special needs include but are not limited to HIV, special populations and or and various categories of disability.
  • Current sport officiating practices are employed to minimise risk.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
  • Values and ethics in sport or fitness activities are demonstrated in a manner that behaviour complies with respective codes of conduct and discipline.
  • Rules and regulations are applied in competitive situations to ensure fair competition.
  • Effective communication is applied during technical officiating activities.
  • Planning and preparation for competition activities is conducted to achieve the goal of the game/competition.
    > Range: Planning and preparation refers to activities to be conducted before, during and after the game/competition.
  • Claims of rule infractions, or complaints lodged by participants are resolved based on established regulations.
  • Knowledge of conflict resolution is demonstrated through the use of techniques and effective interpersonal skills.
  • Penalties are assessed based on established rules and regulations.
  • Sport environment requirements and sporting equipment are inspected and maintained to ensure compliance to regulations and safety of participants and spectators.
  • Signals are applied to participants or other officials to facilitate identification of infractions or otherwise regulate play or competition.
  • Events are recorded according to established standards for play, or to measure performance of participants.
  • Actions of participants at sporting events are observed to regulate competition and detect infractions of rules.
  • Communication strategies are applied to confer with other sporting officials and facility managers to provide information, coordinate activities, and discuss problems.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
  • An understanding of legislation relating to sport in South Africa is demonstrated using a given case study.
    > Range: Legislation includes but is not limited to municipal by-laws, provincial ordinances and national acts.
  • Knowledge of and understanding of laws, rules, regulations and procedures regulating a specific sporting code is demonstrated with examples when officiating a match or game.
  • Sports federation's code is selected in order to officiate at respective levels.
  • Technical officiating skills are demonstrated in a competitive environment at a specific sporting event.
  • Leadership skills are demonstrated to effectively lead a community sport or fitness activity.
  • Information regarding participants and sporting activities is recorded and maintained in accordance with organisational requirements.

    Integrated Assessment:

    The core component of this qualification represents a codifying of the activities of the senior site or provincial guide. Assessment of every one of the assessment criteria belonging to the core component can be completed during the course of a guided experience. That is, with the exception of those theoretical aspects, (such as relevant legislation) which are best assessed in the form of a written examination, the entire core assessment should be integrated.

    Furthermore, the assessment criteria contained in the fundamental unit standards can, almost entirely, be fully assessed in the course of carrying out the activities required by the core component.

    Guiding skills, the extent and accuracy of the candidate's knowledge and the care for clients' needs can likewise be assessed in the process of conducting a client (or clients) on a guided experience.

    Integrated assessment at this level will evaluate the learner's ability to combine actions and ideas across a range of activities and knowledge areas.

    The integrated assessment must specifically assess the learner's ability to:
  • Demonstrate competence by means of the practical application of the embedded knowledge in a manner that meets the performance standards required.
  • Illustrate a clear understanding of the concepts, theory and principles that underpin the practical action taken.

    The assessment will require assessment methods that measure and evaluate evidence gathered from on-the-job activities. Since assessment practices must be open, transparent, fair, valid and reliable (ensuring that no learner is disadvantaged in any way whatsoever), an integrated assessment approach is incorporated into the qualification.

    A variety of methods must be used in assessment, and tools and activities must be appropriate to the context in which the learner is working or will work. Where it is not possible to assess the learner in a workplace, simulations, case studies, role-plays and other similar techniques should be used to provide a context appropriate to the assessment.

    The term integrated assessment implies that theoretical and practical components should be assessed together. Whenever possible the assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values shown in the Unit Standards should be integrated and, during integrated assessment, the assessor should make use of a range of formative and summative assessment tools and methods. Combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflexive competencies should be assessed. Assessment should further ensure that all Specific Outcomes, Embedded Knowledge and Critical Cross-Field Outcomes are evaluated in an integrated way, utilising Assessment Criteria contained within each Unit Standard.

    Assessors must assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience, as RPL assessment can be applied subject to the rules and criteria of the relevant ETQA. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    This qualification was compared with equivalent qualifications from a number of countries. Searches have been conducted from countries in New Zealand, United Kingdom, Australia, China, America, Canada, Scotland, and the SADC region through universities and other institutions offering courses or short courses in technical officiating for sport. The purpose of this International Comparability study is to ensure compatibility, comparability and compliance with existing international qualification specifications in terms of scope, content, context and duration of courses offered in this field.

    The search in most countries, especially in universities has indicated that Technical Officiating forms a small part of the qualification and offered as a unit (unit standard) in a National Certificate or Diploma in Sports Performance and Excellence.

    Australia is considered a leader in the development and promotion of sports officials especially Western Australia. The Department of Sport and Recreation coordinates a number of programs, workshops, accredited courses and scholarships to provide ongoing support and development for officials. Most countries are using its programmes to train their technical officials including African countries.

    This qualification and its unit standards have been successfully compared with similar qualifications and unit standards from Australia at Levels II and IV and New Zealand at Level 3 respectively, as their training programmes included the components of the general principles of officiating that apply to most sports and sport-specific skills, rules and techniques of officiating in the particular sport, the same manner in which our qualification is structured although there are some differences in the placement of unit standards in either the core component or elective component.

    SRS40306: Certificate IV in Sport (Officiating):

    This qualification facilitates the development of the following knowledge and skills at the national level. The National Officiating Accreditation Scheme (NOAS) which was established in 1994 is a national education and training system for officials at all levels to assist National Sporting Organisations also uses this qualification to develop a group of skilled officials.

    Learners/officials wishing to undertake this qualification should be established officials and/or participants in the respective sport in which they are seeking a qualification.

    Learners completing this qualification will be competent in: Supervising sporting events; controlling the entry and participation of competitors in sporting events; determining violations of rules and regulations and determining penalties for those breaches; deciding on results and, recording and announcing of results; evaluating, analysing and modifying the conduct and outcomes of officiating to improve performance; managing conflict related to officiating; planning, implementing and evaluating a fitness and recovery program for officials, which incorporates nutrition for peak performance; being involved in the administration of competitions and athletes; producing reports for cash flow forecasts and budgetary purposes; and being responsible for equipment required for competitions.

    Core Units:
  • BSBCMN402A: Develop work priorities.
  • ICAITU006C: Operate computing packages.
  • SRXGCO06A: Address client needs.
  • SRXGCST05A: Coordinate client service activities.
  • SRXINU003A: Analyse participation patterns in specific markets of the leisure and recreation industry.
  • SRXINU004A: Promote compliance with laws and legal principles.
  • SRXOGN001A: Conduct projects.
  • SRXOHS002B: Implement and monitor the organisation's Occupational Health and Safety policies, procedures and programmes.
  • SRXRIK001A: Undertake risk analysis of activities.

    Stream Units:
  • SRSCGP004A: Provide information about the fundamental principles of eating for peak performance.
  • SRSOGP007A: Evaluate, analyse and modify the conduct and outcomes of officiating to improve performance.
  • SRSOGP008A: Manage conflict related to officiating.
  • SRSOGP009A: Plan, implement and evaluate a fitness and recovery program for officials.
  • SRSOGP010A: Manage the format and results of competitions.
  • SRSSPA001A: Coordinate touring athletes (regional).
  • SRSSPT003A: Implement sports first aid procedures and apply sports first aid.

    Specialisations.

    Australian football:
  • SRSAFL015A: Interpret and apply the rules of Australian football at an advanced level.
  • SRSAFL016A: Use communication strategies to umpire Australian football at an advanced level.
  • SRSAFL017A: Demonstrate positioning skills relevant to umpiring Australian football at an advanced level.

    Basketball:
  • SRSBSB012A: Interpret and apply the rules of basketball at an advanced level.
  • SRSBSB013A: Use communication strategies to officiate basketball at an advanced level.
  • SRSBSB014A: Demonstrate positioning skills relevant to officiating basketball at an advanced level.

    Canoeing; Canoe polo:
  • SRSCNO015A: Interpret and apply the rules of canoe polo at an advanced level.

    Canoeing; Marathon:
  • SRSCNO013A: Interpret and apply the rules of marathon racing at an advanced level.

    Canoeing; Slalom:
  • SRSCNO014A: Interpret and apply the rules of slalom racing at an advanced level.

    Canoeing; Wildwater:
  • SRSCNO012A: Interpret and apply the rules of wildwater racing at an advanced level.

    Rugby union:
  • SRSRGU015A: Interpret and apply the laws of rugby union at an advanced level.
  • SRSRGU016A: Use communication strategies to referee rugby union at an advanced level.
  • SRSRGU017A: Provide reports and receive feedback relevant to refereeing rugby union at an advanced level.
  • SRSRGU018A: Demonstrate positioning skills relevant to refereeing rugby union at an advanced level.

    Squash:
  • SRSSQU011A: Interpret and apply the rules of squash at an elite level.
  • SRSSQU012A: Use communication strategies to referee squash at an elite level.

    Surf life saving:
  • SRSSUR012A: Interpret and apply the rules of surf life saving at an advanced level.
  • SRSSUR013A: Use communication strategies to officiate surf life saving at an advanced level.

    Volleyball:
  • SRSVOL007A: Interpret and apply the rules of volleyball in a competition game at a state or national level.
  • SRSVOL008A: Use communication strategies to referee volleyball at a state or national level.

    According to the search results, it has been noted that many countries in Europe including African countries are using the Australian qualification in designing their training programmes or courses especially at levels II, III and IV. We have therefore chosen the Australian qualifications as best practice at Levels III and IV where the majority of unit standards on both qualifications show a substantial degree of similarity with our qualification.

    SRS30406: Certificate IV in Sport (Officiating):

    This qualification is targeting learners/officials who are wishing to undertake this qualification should be established officials and/or participants in the respective sport in which they are seeking a qualification. This qualification facilitates the development of the following knowledge and skills at the state/territory level and will be equipped with knowledge and skills of supervising sporting events; controlling the entry and participation of competitors in sporting events; determining violations of rules and regulations and determining penalties for those breaches; deciding on results and, recording and announcing of results; applying self-reflection techniques to evaluate and modify their officiating performance; resolving conflict related to officiating; developing a fitness and recovery program for officials; administrating competitions; maintaining daily financial records; and being responsible for equipment required for competitions.

    The qualification comprises of the following units which some compare favourably with the South African qualification on Technical Officiating at Level 4.in the core, fundamental and elective components.

    Core Units:
  • BSBCMN302A: Organise personal work priorities and development.
  • BSBFLM303A: Contribute to effective workplace relationships.
  • ICAITU006C: Operate computing packages.
  • SRXFAD002A: Provide advanced first aid response.
  • SRXGCSO04A: Meet client needs and expectations.
  • SRXGCST03A: Process client complaints.
  • SRXINU002A: Apply sport and recreation law.
  • SRXOHS001B: Follow defined Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures.
  • SRXRIK001A: Undertake risk analysis of activities.

    Stream Units:
  • SRSOGP001A: Operate in accord with accepted officiating practices, styles, legal and ethical responsibilities to manage risk.
  • SRSOGP002A: Apply rules and regulations to conduct games and competitions.
  • SRSOGP004A: Apply self reflection techniques to evaluate and modify officiating performance.
  • SRSOGP005A: Resolve conflict related to officiating.
  • SRSOGP006A: Develop a fitness and recovery program for officials.

    Specialisations.

    Australian football:
  • SRSAFL010A: Interpret and apply the rules of Australian football at a local or district level.
  • SRSAFL011A: Use communication strategies to umpire Australian football at a local or district level.
  • SRSAFL012A: Demonstrate positioning skills relevant to umpiring Australian football at Basketball.
  • SRSBSB009A: Interpret and apply the rules of basketball at an intermediate level.
  • SRSBSB010A: Use communication strategies to officiate basketball at an intermediate level.
  • SRSBSB011A: Demonstrate positioning skills relevant to officiating basketball at an intermediate level.

    Canoeing; Canoe polo:
  • SRSCNO009A: Interpret and apply the rules of canoe polo at an intermediate level.

    Canoeing; Flatwater:
  • SRSCNO006A: Interpret and apply the rules of flatwater racing at an intermediate level.

    Canoeing; Marathon:
  • SRSCNO007A: Interpret and apply the rules of marathon racing at an intermediate level.

    Canoeing; Wildwater:
  • SRSCNO008A: Interpret and apply the rules of wildwater racing at an intermediate level.

    Cricket:
  • SRSCKT010A: Use communication strategies to umpire cricket at a local or district level.
  • SRSCKT011A: Demonstrate positioning skills relevant to umpiring cricket at a local or district level.

    Rugby league:
  • SRSRGL016A: Interpret and apply the rules of rugby league in a competition game at a senior club level.
  • SRSRGL017A: Use communication strategies to referee rugby league at a senior club level.
  • SRSRGL018A: Demonstrate positioning skills relevant to refereeing rugby league at a senior club level.

    Rugby union:
  • SRSRGU012A: Interpret and apply the rules of rugby union at a local or district level.
  • SRSRGU013A: Use communication strategies to referee rugby union at a local or district level.
  • SRSRGU014A: Demonstrate two referee positioning skills relevant to refereeing rugby union at a local or district level.

    Soccer:
  • SRSSOC005B: Interpret and apply the fundamental laws of soccer at a local or district level.
  • SRSSOC006B: Use communication strategies to referee soccer at a local or district level.
  • SRSSOC007B: Demonstrate positioning skills relevant to refereeing soccer at a local or district level.

    Squash:
  • SRSSQU008A: Interpret and apply rules of squash at a regional or state level.
  • SRSSQU009A: Use communication strategies to referee squash at a regional or state level.
  • SRSSQU010A: Manage the format and results of squash competitions.

    Surf life saving:
  • SRSSUR007A: Interpret and apply the rules of surf life saving at an intermediate level.
  • SRSSUR008A: Manage the format and results of surf life saving competitions at an intermediate level.
  • SRSSUR009A: Use communication strategies to officiate surf life saving at an intermediate level.
  • SRSSUR010A: Demonstrate positioning skills relevant to officiating surf life saving at an intermediate level.

    Volleyball:
  • SRSVOL003A: Interpret and apply the rules of volleyball in a competition game at school or club level.
  • SRSVOL004A: Use communication strategies to referee volleyball at a school or club level.

    New Zealand:

    National Certificate in Sport (Umpiring-Officiating) (Level 3):

    A search has been conducted in New Zealand and one qualification has been identified where certain unit standards compare well with the South African qualification although it is pegged at NQF Level 3. The main purpose of the qualification is more similar to that of our qualification in that it recognises the skills required to manage local club, school or age-group teams at intermediate to top levels in the delivery of sport, with little or no direct supervision. Certificate holders are able to apply their knowledge and skills to familiar and new situations in the delivery of sport, involving complex, non-routine tasks of a broad range of variety. The qualifications unit standards focus on the following domains; Sport management, health, sport teaching and coaching, self-management, occupational health and safety practice, communication, writing and service sector core skills.

    When comparing the New Zealand qualification "National Certificate in Sport (Umpiring-Officiating) at Level 3 it has been noticed that the Core and Elective areas are very similar to our qualification, the differences being only with the Fundamental Unit Standards included in our qualification:
  • ID 4864: Identify recreational needs of specified populations Level 3, 4 Credits.
  • ID 4862: Manage the format and results of sporting competitions Level 4, 4 Credits
  • ID 4879: Apply sport rules and regulations in a competitive sport situation Level 3, 4 Credits.
  • ID 4880: Explain the roles and structure of recreation or sport clubs and societies, Level 3, 6 Credits.
  • ID 4881: Explain the roles and structure of New Zealand sport organisations, Level 3, 6 Credits.
  • ID 4887: Prepare plans for managing changes to sport rules and regulations. Level 5, 3 Credits.
  • ID 5365: Enhance sport performance through team Cohesion Level 4, 4 Credits.
  • ID 12349: Demonstrate time management Level 2, 3 Credits.
  • ID 6401: Provide first aid Level 2, 3 Credits.
  • ID 6402: Provide resuscitation Level 1, 1 Credit.
  • ID 497: Protect health and safety in the workplace Level 1, 1 Credit.
  • ID 1299: Be assertive in a range of specified Level 2, 4 Credits.
  • ID 1304: Communicate with people from other Situations Level 2, 4 Credits.
  • ID 1312: Give oral instructions in the workplace cultures Level 2, 2 Credits.
  • ID 9676: Facilitate a group and/or team to recommend solutions to problems Level 5, 4 Credits.
  • ID 3491: Write a report Level 3, 4 Credits.
  • ID 377: Work in a diverse workplace Level 2, 2 Credits.

    United States of America:

    Coahoma Community College:

    This course is designed to assist sports officials to apply recovery planning and training to improve sport officials performance. The following units are offered in this course and most of them compare favourably with the South African qualification:
  • Evaluating Information to determine Compliance with Standards.
    > Adhere to safety procedures.
    > Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory compliance.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems.
    > Make decisions.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge.
    > Follow sport rules or techniques.
    > Use oral or written communication techniques.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events.
    >Recognize public safety hazards.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates.
    > Signal directions or warnings to coworkers
    > Training and Teaching Others.
    > Instruct participants in recreational activities.
    > Teach sports rules or techniques.
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
    > Communicate visually or verbally.
    > Relay information to proper officials.
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others.
    > Confer with other departmental heads to coordinate activities.
    > Coordinate recreational activities.
  • Performing Administrative Activities
    > Maintain records, reports, or files.
    > Prepare reports.
    > Prepare safety reports.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings.
    > Detect infractions of rules.
    > Observe actions of participants at athletic events.
    > Processing Information.
    > Perform varied measurements.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others.
    > Explain rules, policies or regulations.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material.
    > Inspect or test materials to verify safety standards or ensure meeting of specifications.

    United Kingdom:

    Edexel-Sport Level 2 Certificate for Sports Officials:

    The qualification offers those with an interest in being an official in sport a mechanism to gain an accredited qualification in one of a number of sport-specific officials pathways. The qualification is based on the Level 2 National Occupational Standards for Sports Officials and provides a stepping-stone to an NVQ in being a Sports Official, where such exist. The qualification contains five common mandatory units and in time a number of optional sport-specific pathway units for candidates to choose from.

    The qualification is composed of five mandatory units and a number of sport-specific optional units which will be added to the qualification over time. Candidates are required to complete the mandatory units and one optional unit, reflecting the sport within which they officiate. Currently available optional units include: Officiating Football; Officiating Cricket (Umpire); Officiating Cricket (Scorer).

    Mandatory Unit:
  • F/502/0983: Develop and maintain own ability to apply the rules/laws within the spirit of the sport/activity.
  • J/501/0984: Contribute to the health and safety, safety and protection of participants and others.
  • L/501/0985: Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • R/501/0986: Apply rules/laws during sport/activity.
  • Y/501/0987: Handle and communicate information in sports officiating.

    Optional Units:
  • D/501/0988: Officiating Football.
  • J/501/4050: Officiating Cricket (Umpire).
  • F/501/7688: Officiating Cricket (Scorer).

    Africa and SADC:

    Most qualifications and courses are offered at a Degree level for Physical Education and Sport Science. Therefore most courses found at this level were difficult to compare due to the reason that the course description/content is not easily accessible or opened. In many other cases, sport officiating is offered as a unit (for example, a 3 hour unit) within the entire qualification which makes it difficult to compare with this qualification.

    Conclusion:

    The results of the research indicate that the Australian qualifications compare favourably with the South African qualification especially "Certificates III and IV in Sport Officiating" with some additional elements from "Certificate II in Sport Officiating", which incorporate officiating at Junior and Beginner level. The inclusion of Fundamental Unit Standards in the SA qualification remain the main difference in qualifications compared with where only a few communication and no mathematical literacy unit standards are incorporated. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    Possibilities for horizontal articulation include:
  • ID 17006: Certificate: Sport Coaching, NQF Level 4.
  • Further Education and Training Certificate: Sport Administration, NQF Level 4.
  • ID 63669: Further Education and Training Certificate: Fitness, NQF Level 4.
  • ID 60289: Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Recreation, NQF Level 4.
  • ID 61609: Further Education and Training Certificate: Volunteer Support, NQF Level 4.
  • ID 61509: Further Education and Training Certificate: Lifeguarding, NQF Level 4.

    Possibilities for vertical articulation within the sport environment include:
  • ID 48444: National Certificate: Coaching Science, NQF Level 5.
  • Certificate: Sport Management, NQF Level 5.
  • Certificate: Health and Fitness, NQF Level 5.
  • ID 21891: National Diploma: Coaching Science, NQF Level 5.
  • National Diploma: Sport Management, NQF Level 5.
  • National Certificate: Equine Studies, NQF Level 5.
  • ID 60289: National Certificate: Community Recreation, NQF Level 5. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner, or moderating the assessment of a learner, against this qualification must be registered as an assessor or moderator with the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has an MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation of that ETQA, in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between various ETQAs (including professional bodies), and in terms of the moderation guideline detailed immediately below.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at all exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Exit Level Outcomes of the qualification.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has an MOU with the relevant ETQA.

    The options as listed above provide the opportunity to ensure that assessment and moderation can be transparent, affordable, valid, reliable and non-discriminatory. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    For an applicant to register as an assessor or moderator of this qualification the applicant needs:
  • To be declared competent in all the outcomes of the National Assessor Unit Standards.
  • To be in possession of a relevant qualification, such as the National Certificate: Event Co-ordination, NQF Level 5.
  • Minimum of two years practical and relevant occupational experience. 

  • NOTES 
    As per the SAQA decision, after consultation with the Quality Councils, to re-register all qualifications and part qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework that meet the criteria for re-registration, this qualification has been re-registered from 1 July 2012. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  13912  Apply knowledge of self and team in order to develop a plan to enhance team performance  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  13915  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS in a workplace, and its effects on a business sub-sector, own organisation and a specific workplace  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  244181  Perform hand over and take over responsibilities  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  255818  Perform rescue breathing and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  254220  Provide primary emergency care/first aid as an advanced first responder  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  116720  Show understanding of diversity in the workplace  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  243298  Apply administrative skills and knowledge in a sport organisation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  11 
    Core  120394  Apply communication principles, strategies and processes in a leadership role  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  264495  Apply rules and regulations in officiating competitive sporting events  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  243296  Apply values and ethics to a sport organisation  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  264519  Demonstrate an understanding of safety measures to field of play  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  264516  Develop and maintain own physical and mental conditioning  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  243301  Manage safety and emergency incidences  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  264535  Officiate and control sporting activities  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  264522  Develop coping skills to deal with emotional, behavioural and cognitive challenges  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Fundamental  119472  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119457  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119467  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119465  Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9015  Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  119462  Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  119469  Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  9016  Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  119471  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  119459  Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  264518  Apply rules to officiate at multi-sport related competitions  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  264634  Demonstrate knowledge of and apply rules and regulations to effectively officiate a netball game  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  264636  Interpret and apply rules and regulations for Level 1-3 judging in Men's Artistic Gymnastics and Women's Artistic Gymnastics  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  264517  Interpret and apply rules and regulations for Level 1-3 judging in Aerobic Gymnastics and/or Rope Skipping  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  264520  Interpret and apply rules and regulations for Level 1-3 judging in Rhythmic Gymnastics  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  264635  Interpret and apply rules and regulations to judge on archery tournament at a club level (Beginner)  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  264554  Interpret and apply the Acrobatic Gymnastics Rules and Regulations for Level 1-6 judging in Acrobatic Gymnastics  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  264515  Interpret and apply the rules and regulations of the codes of points of judging in the selected disciplines  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  264537  Interpret and apply the Tumbling and/or Trampoline Gymnastics rules and regulations for elementary and novice judging  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  114977  Use a spreadsheet package to produce and manage business documents  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  114978  Use a word processing package to produce business documents  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  264614  Apply the laws of badminton to effectively umpire a game  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  264594  Apply the rules and regulations to referee a badminton tournament  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  264539  Assist with designing courses for an equestrian event at provincial level  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  264523  Coach or develop beginners on recurve bows for junior tournaments (Coach)  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  264494  Demonstrate knowledge of and apply laws of the game to effectively officiate a football game  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  264654  Demonstrate knowledge of and apply rules and regulations to officiate different styles of wrestling  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  264514  Demonstrate knowledge of and apply rules, regulations and procedures to effectively officiate a tennis match/tournament  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  243947  Develop self within the job role  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  264555  Interpret and apply rules and regulations to effectively officiate a swimming competition at club, provincial, national, continental and international level  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  264536  Interpret and apply rules and regulations to judge an equestrian event at entry level  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  264540  Interpret and apply rules and regulations to steward an equestrian event at entry level  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  264534  Interpret and apply the fundamental rules and regulations of volleyball  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  264521  Interpret and apply the fundamental rules of netball at the beginner level  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  264524  Interpret and apply the rules and regulations of sailing at a beginner level  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  243300  Lead a community sport activity  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Elective  242810  Manage Expenditure against a budget  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  242811  Prioritise time and work for self and team  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  264538  Use communication strategies to referee football at a local or district level  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  264574  Use communication strategies to referee judo at a tournament  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Elective  114049  Demonstrate an understanding of Computer Database Management Systems  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  254457  Develop and implement team ethical behaviour and discipline  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  252178  Support sport or fitness participation for people living with HIV/AIDS  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  13927  Utilise personal development training for personal growth  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    NONE 



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