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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Apply the dynamics of robotics in the bomb disposal field 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117479  Apply the dynamics of robotics in the bomb disposal field 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Bomb Disposal and Explosives Control 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2004-12-02  2007-12-02  SAQA 1057/04 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-12-02   2011-12-02  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
257277  Apply robotics in the bomb disposal field  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for learners in the field of bomb disposal who must be able to understand and apply the dynamics of Robotics.

A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Identify and explain the theory, component parts and functionality of the remote operated vehicle (ROV) according to manufacturers' operating manual(s) and organisational procedures.
  • Identify and understand trouble-shooting and maintenance procedures and requirements according to manufacturer's operating manual(s) and organisational procedures.
  • Identify and avoid ROV possible hazards and operating limitations.
  • Deploy and recover the ROV operationally according to standard operating procedures. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • UNIT STANDARD: Demonstrate an understanding of the history and origin of explosives, the impact and effects of explosives and explosions
  • UNIT STANDARD: Identify, apply and implement different blasting accessories, initiating systems and blasting techniques
  • UNIT STANDARD: Identify and explain explosives
  • UNIT STANDARD: Identify and explain explosive ordnance (EO)
  • UNIT STANDARD: Dispose of explosives and munition
  • UNIT STANDARD: Identify, explain and apply basic electronic relevant to bomb disposal field
  • UNIT STANDARD: Identify and explain switches and/or triggering devices
  • UNIT STANDARD: Identify and explain Improvised Explosive Devices (IED)
  • UNIT STANDARD: Handle bomb incident
  • UNIT STANDARD: Conduct searching and sweeping
  • UNIT STANDARD: Conduct and Execute Bomb Disposal
  • UNIT STANDARD: Identify and Explain Non Destructive testing techniques
  • UNIT STANDARD: Conduct planning, briefing and debriefing sessions
  • UNIT STANDARD: Handle unconventional mine warfare incidents
  • UNIT STANDARD: Handling and securing of weaponry caches
  • UNIT STANDARD: Apply explosives tactically for the breaching of obstacles 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and explain the theory, component parts and functionality of the remote operated vehicle (ROV) according to manufacturers' operating manual(s) and organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Identify and explain the theory, component parts and functionality of the ROV, theoretically and practically. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and understand trouble-shooting and maintenance procedures and requirements according to manufacturer's operating manual(s) and organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Trouble-shooting procedures are identified and explained according to manufacturers' specifications and organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ability to identify and conduct field maintenance procedures according to manufacturers' specifications and organisational procedures is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Trouble-shooting procedures are demonstrated according to manufacturers' specifications and organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety measures are adhered to according to manufacturers' specifications and organisational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and avoid ROV possible hazards and operating limitations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The operating hazards are identified and explained according to manufacturers' specifications and organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An awareness of the ROV's operating limitations according to manufacturers' specifications and organisational procedures is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Deploy and recover the ROV operationally according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various disrupters are correctly applied according to manufacturers' specifications and organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An aptitude and ability to plan, control and execute various ROV related tasks from deployment to mission completion, from an operational perspective according to manufacturers' specifications and organisational procedures are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The correct application of the ROV is demonstrated according to manufacturers' specifications and organisational procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Candidates are assessed against these assessment criteria. An assessor observes currently employed candidates carrying out their normal work duties. They may also be asked to carry out simulated tasks and to answer written and/or oral questions. Candidates studying towards a Unit Standard, and who are not currently employed, will also be assessed using variety of assessment tools.
  • 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 must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures

    The standard describes competent performance by the learner completing physical techniques that will enhance their job performance, and lay down the criteria by which competence should be judged, as well as the range of circumstances in which competence should be demonstrated.

    Integrated assessment methods and tools will allow the candidate to demonstrate that she/he has acquired knowledge of and can safely and effectively apply competence identified in this unit standard.

    These tools include the following:
  • In-site (on-the-job) tasks, observations and evaluations
  • Structured and facilitated group discussions
  • Written reports (e.g. tests, exams, case studies, projects, registers, logbooks, workbooks)
  • Verbal report backs (presentations)
  • Experiential learning
  • Working in teams
  • Scenario sketching
  • The selection of appropriate disrupters and the correct application thereof in the disruption of the devices.

    These methods must be carefully selected, based on the purpose of the assessment (For example, the written method of assessing knowledge or on-job demonstration of practical competence). The assessment must integrate a number of different methods in order to give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes.

    Level

    This unit standard should develop learners who demonstrate competence in:
  • A comprehensive knowledge base as indicated in the embedded knowledge component
  • An understanding of the discipline/field's fundamental terms, rules, concepts and principles
  • Familiarity with the essential procedures, operations and techniques of this field
  • An ability to use a range of procedures to solve routine problems
  • Basic information gathering, analysis and presentation skills
  • An ability to communicate and present information clearly and reliability following prescribed formats and conventions 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A comprehensive understanding of the relevant legislation (Explosive Act 15 of 2003), regulations, procedures and practices.
  • A basic understanding of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), Basic electronics, the theory, component parts and functionality of the remote operated vehicle (ROV), trouble-shooting and maintenance procedures and requirements
  • Basic understanding of manufacturer's operating manual(s) and organisational procedures.
  • Basic understanding of possible hazards and operating limitations and the ROV operating procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
  • Decision-making must be developed in this standard during practical exercises. Learners must be left to make their own decisions and must be debriefed.
  • Creativity needs to be developed by measuring the learner's performance to the application principles, rather than the specific techniques.

    The following policing specific outcomes must be assessed;
  • Courage to take risk and even put own life at risks to safe others.
  • Discipline to accept instructions and policy.
  • Physical ability to do the job (includes fitness and health required to move in the field with the sections without putting themselves in danger).
  • Patriotism and loyalty to the country and its entire people. 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    High emphasis is placed on problem solving ability during exercises. Exercises and scenarios have a variety to ensure problem-solving ability is developed and not stereotyped, rigid procedures, that the person cannot apply in practise. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Ability to be a team player in order to establish synergy during joint operations and in teams. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise one's self and one's activities in the application and role of the ROV. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically analyse information on location and path to the IED and requirements to disrupt or neutralise the device. Be aware of the possibility of secondary devices or "come-on's" to disable the ROV. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The technological ability of the learner should be measured in order to determine the individual's competency in applying knowledge and skills gained for the control of the ROV. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the strong and weak points of the ROV concerned. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 257277, which is "Apply robotics in the bomb disposal field", Level 5, 10 credits.

    Supplementary Information:

    Specified Requirements
    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • Criminal Procedure Act
  • Constitution Act
  • South African Police Service Act
  • Explosive Act 15 of 2003

    Context Specific
    Organisational policies and procedures regarding bomb disposal

    Various specialised publications refer to, but not limited to:
  • ROV (Remote operated vehicle) Manufacturer's manuals
  • IABTI (International Association for bomb technicians and Investigators) - Detonator

    Requirements of a portfolio

    Valid, reliable and authentic evidence (presented as a portfolio of evidence) from past achievements and experience, which serves to supplement the assessment of, applied competence.

    The portfolio may include inter alia:
  • Written statements from persons (e.g. current and/or previous employer, colleague, peer, manager, external customers) confirming competence of the learner
  • Relevant certificates or awards
  • Previous assessment records
  • Journals/logbook

    Credits

    Classroom: 40 Hours
    Structured learning in the workplace: 80 Hours
    Coaching/mentoring: 20 Hours
    Self study: -
    Other: -

    Total: 100 Hours
    Credits: 10 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49124   National Diploma: Bomb Disposal  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-12-02  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 


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