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

Recognise and understand basic ship design/type in relation to cargo handling 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13997  Recognise and understand basic ship design/type in relation to cargo handling 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
TETA - Transport Education and Training Authority 
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2002-10-09  2005-10-09  SAQA 0144/02 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2006-10-09   2009-10-09  

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
242980  Understand basic ship design, classification in relation to cargo handling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner competent against this unit standard will be able to plan and implement a cargo handling operation in the stevedoring environment, taking into account the limitations and advantages of basic ship types and designs. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners should have achieved a fundamental knowledge of naval architecture and the basic theory of stresses and a basic knowledge of Newton's laws of physics and the interaction of forces. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
This unit standard applies to the skills needed to effectively plan and implement a stevedoring cargo handling operation for any cargo vessel and including the loading, discharge and transfer of cargo, in consultation with ship and warehouse/transport and port/terminal personnel. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify and explain knowledge of vessel types and layout, their specific uses and limitations 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Different vessel types are correctly identified and described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Cargo storage areas are correctly identified in relation to vessel layout. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Cargo storage areas , in relation to specific uses, are identified and described, as per ship design. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Storage/Stowage limitations are correctly identified and described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Storage space/configuration, Deck-stresses, Ventilation/temperatures and Maximum allowable weights and Shipper's instructions.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Identify and explain ship's lifting appliances in relation to vessel type and load 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Gantry crane, Jumbo, Stulken, Gemini, Conventional Derricks and Jibbed Cranes. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Ship's lifting appliances are identified correctly. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Ship's lifting appliances are explained in relation to vessel design. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Understand and explain knowledge of basic ship stability, ship stresses, structural strengths 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Understand and explain knowledge of basic ship stability, ship stresses, structural strengths, depreciation and the impact thereof on stowing cargo. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The principles of basic ship stability are correctly stated and the implication thereof explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Hogging, sagging and deck stress allowances, Longitudinal stability (trim), Transverse stability (list), metacentric height and Draft marks.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The principles and implications of deck stress allowances are explained and the numerical value correctly calculated, as per information provided. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Ship's structure, including lifting appliance limitations, is interpreted in relation to load (SWL) and implications thereof explained. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Accreditation process (including moderation):
  • 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 by the Freight Handling Chamber of the Transport SETA and/or relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.

    Methods and tools of assessment:

    The specific outcomes of this unit standard should be assessed through a practical demonstration by the learner in a stevedoring environment once a theoretical understanding has been achieved.

    The following methods of assessment have been identified as the preferred measurement and assessment of learner competence in the above-mentioned Performance Assessment Criteria:
  • In-situ (on the job) observations or simulation
  • Oral assessment methods (e.g. presentations)
  • Written tests/case studies/projects
  • A portfolio of evidence - valid, reliable and authentic evidence from past achievements and experience may serve to supplement the assessment of applied competence. The portfolio should 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

    These methods must be carefully selected based on the purpose of the assessment (for example, the written method could be used to assess knowledge, or the on-job demonstration for measurement of practical competence).
    The assessment must integrate a number of different methods (no less than three of those detailed above) in order to give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed in the assessment criteria attached to the specific outcomes of the unit standard. It is unlikely that candidates will achieve all the assessment criteria without this
    underpinning knowledge and this will be inferred from the observable performance against the defined assessment criteria.
  • Basic numerical ability of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Newton's Laws of Physics
  • Parallelogram of Forces (Triangle of Forces)
  • Basic knowledge of naval architecture and basic theory of stresses 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical thinking skills: in relation to the stowage of cargo on a ship. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively: in the collation of all relevant information for the timeous understanding and completion of the critical stowage information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information: for the evaluation of stowage information to safely load and stow cargo. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (showing responsibly towards the environment and health of others): in relation to the use of lifting appliances and lifting gear. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 242980, which is "Understand basic ship design, classification in relation to cargo handling", Level 4, 12 credits.

    Supplementary information:

    Definition of Terms as found in the latest edition of the South African Ports Cargo Handling Code of Practice issued by the National Port Authority and incorporated into the Maritime Occupational Safety Regulations 1994 by Government notice No. R. 1904.

    It is to be noted that the Maritime Occupational Safety Regulations 1994 (in terms of the Merchant Shipping Act) apply to this Standard and not the Occupational Health and Safety Act. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  22443   National Certificate: Freight Forwarding  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-11-28  Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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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