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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate understanding of the military intelligence environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120046  Demonstrate understanding of the military intelligence environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Air Defence 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Sovereignty of the State 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  20 
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 unit standard will be utilised by learners who will be required to work in a military intelligence environment and have knowledge of the various aspects pertaining to their particular service.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Understand the operations and tactical environment
  • Demonstrate understanding of military tactics and doctrines
  • Demonstrate knowledge of military equipment
  • Demonstrate knowledge of military installations
  • Demonstrate knowledge of electronic warfare environments
  • Demonstrate knowledge of image environments
  • Demonstrate understanding of counter intelligence and safeguarding
  • Demonstrate knowledge of military power 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • The ability to read photographic images at NQF level 4
  • Communication at NQF level 4
  • Mathematics at NQF level 4 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard should be assessed from the perspective of one of Army, South African Air Force, Navy, South African Medical Health Services or Defence Intelligence.

    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate understanding of operations and tactical environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of operations are described in terms of the purpose of the operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The operational concepts are described in terms of their application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role of intelligence is explained in terms of the impact on the success of an operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The type of intelligence required is identified in terms of its application in a particular mission. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The levels of war and intelligence are explained in accordance with military doctrine. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Levels include tactical, operational, strategic.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate understanding of military tactics and doctrines. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Tactics include conventional warfare, low intensity conflict, peace support operations, and humanitarian operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Military tactics, procedures and doctrines are described in terms of their principles and impact on own forces' operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Forecasts are made in accordance with known tactics and doctrines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Basic military scenarios are developed in accordance with given tactics and doctrines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Methods of offensive and defensive operations are described in terms of own doctrine. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge of military equipment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Military Equipment includes foreign and own military equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Identified military equipment is recognised in terms of type and function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Performance data of own military equipment is described in terms of capabilities and applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Performance data of foreign military equipment is described in terms the potential threat against own forces. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate knowledge of military installations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Available facilities are identified in terms of their features and function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Layout of military installations is described in accordance with their application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Vulnerability of military installations is identified in terms of offensive and defensive actions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate knowledge of electronic warfare environments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Basic electronic warfare concepts are explained in terms of their functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Electronic warfare and its uses are described in terms of electronic and communications intelligence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Electronic warfare counter measures are identified in terms of their application and effectiveness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The impact of electronic warfare is described in terms of Electronic Support Measures (ESM). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Demonstrate knowledge of image environments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Basic image interpretation principles are explained in terms of their applications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Principles include size, shape, texture, patterns, shadows.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process of image interpretation is explained in terms of basic image interpretation methodology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Basic features and functions of objects in images are identified through use of available equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The scales of images are described in terms of image size and actual size. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Demonstrate understanding of counter intelligence and safeguarding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of counter intelligence is explained in terms of their roles and functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The threat of foreign intelligence services is described in terms of counter intelligence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Counter intelligence threats are described in terms of security risk minimisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Physical security measures are demonstrated in terms of safeguarding information, installations and personnel. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8 
    Demonstrate knowledge of military power. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concepts and principles of military power are described in terms of doctrine and policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The influence of military power on the battle environment is explained in terms of force application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Factors affecting military power are described in terms of the impact on operations. 


    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 
  • Types and purposes of operations:

    > Conventional operations - Air interdict, Search and Rescue, Close Air Support, Trooping, Reconnaissance, Air Defence.
    > Operations Other Than War (OOTW) - Peacekeeping operations, Humanitarian operations, Peace enforcement operations.
  • The application of operational concepts:

    > Command and Control.
    > Communication.
  • Military intelligence:

    > Strategic intelligence versus Tactical intelligence.
    > Intelligence cycle.
    > Collection - overt vs covert.
  • Methods of offensive and defensive operations:

    > Military doctrine and tactics.
    > Combat and non-combat operations.
  • Types, functions and performance of military equipment:

    > Weapon system recognition.
    > Weapon system identification.
    > Weapon system application.
    > Counter measures against enemy equipment.
  • Layout and vulnerability of military installations:

    > Types of military installations.
    > Characteristics of various military installations.
  • The principles of electronic warfare:

    > Electronic battlefield functions.
    > Electronic warfare equipment.
    > Counter measures against Electronic Warfare.
    > Vulnerability of own forces against Electronic Warfare.
  • How to interpret images:

    > Different types of aerial images.
    > Factors influencing photographic interpretation.
    > Photo Interpretation methodology.
    > Image scaling.
  • What counter intelligence is:

    > Types of security threats.
    > Types of security measures.
  • What military power is:

    > The use of military power to achieve objectives.
    > Levels of war.
    > Factors influencing military power. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    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 
    Terminology:
  • Terms used in this unit standard are generic to the military and aviation industries.

    Notes to assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49852   National Diploma: Applied Military Intelligence  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  49853   National Diploma: Defensive Mission Control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2008-09-17  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  58784   National Diploma: Geospatial Image Analysis  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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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