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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control activities at an airstrip during aerial wildfire suppression 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123234  Control activities at an airstrip during aerial wildfire suppression 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Forestry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Forestry and Wood Technology 
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 unit standard is for people involved in controlling activities at an airstrip during fire suppression. People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Activate operations at an airstrip used for aerial fire suppression.
  • Apply standard procedures and regulations pertaining to an airstrip used for fire suppression.
  • Apply administrative requirements pertaining to an airstrip used for fire suppression. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare an airstrip used for aerial fire suppression. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reservoir levels are maintained at prescribed levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Stock levels are maintained at prescribed levels. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Fuels, chemicals, oils, spares.
  • Equipment and pumps are inspected for defects in accordance with checklists and defects rectified.
  • Runway inspected in accordance with standard operating procedures.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply the standard procedures and regulations pertaining to an airstrip used for aerial fire suppression. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    General airstrip standards are explained in accordance with local specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Environmental standards are explained in accordance with local specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)/or ISO (International Standards Organisation) 14001 standards.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Vehicle traffic control is coordinated in accordance with local regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Chemicals are correctly used and calibrated in accordance with fire boss instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply administrative requirements pertaining to an airstrip used for aerial fire suppression. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Administrative controls are performed in accordance with local requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Air strip and safety standard checklists, stock control and log sheets.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Training drills are performed in accordance with local requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate 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.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Knowledge considered critical to the successful achievement of this unit is covered in the specific outcomes and assessment criteria. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual and language skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Show responsibility towards the environment, health and safety 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 
    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  50266   National Certificate: Forestry: Silviculture  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  79246   Further Education and Training Certificate: Wild Land Fire Fighting  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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. Aniathu Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    2. AQUILA TRAINING 
    3. Assured Vocational Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Bontham Training & Agricultural Consultants 
    5. BS Training Services 
    6. CMO Logistics Pty Ltd 
    7. Coalition Trading 1238 cc 
    8. College of Machine Operators 
    9. Cradle Stars Trading Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Creative Minds Skills Development and Training 
    11. Donnybrook Education & Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    12. Dynamic Training Centre 
    13. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
    14. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
    15. Elimofo Trading& Projects 
    16. ENB Training Service(PTY)Ltd 
    17. Ideal Method Trading & Projects 
    18. Inyapa Vhusiku Consulting Pty Ltd 
    19. Kwamahlati Training Services cc 
    20. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    21. Letaba TVET College 
    22. Longata Consultant 
    23. Lottenburg Edu-Farm 
    24. Maab Training Management ( Pty) Ltd 
    25. MARGER TRAINING AND PROTERTIES (PTY) LTD 
    26. MHLAMBANYATHI GROUP PTY ( LTD) 
    27. Morongwa Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd 
    28. NEW AFRICA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT 
    29. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
    30. Ntunzela Trading Enterprise 
    31. Platorand Training Centre 
    32. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
    33. SEJ Skills Academy Pty Ltd 
    34. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    35. SINGISI FOREST PRODUCTS (PTY) 
    36. South African Forestry Training College 
    37. Success Media Skills & Training Services 
    38. Sunrise Skills Training 
    39. Talent Sculpure Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    40. Tiriso Investments 
    41. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    42. Umbuso Training Services 
    43. Uphiwekonke Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    44. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    45. Vicmat Consultants 
    46. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    47. Yangantle Trading 
    48. York Timbers Pty Ltd 



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