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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Evaluate, analyse, interpret and communicate information in a complex designated area of responsibility 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244193  Evaluate, analyse, interpret and communicate information in a complex designated area of responsibility 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Aerospace Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Physical Sciences 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  15 
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 
A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of data analysis methods for air traffic management.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of air traffic control procedural modelling methods.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of methods used for presenting and communicating data and analysing results.
  • Demonstrate understanding of basic aerodrome control procedures.
  • Demonstrate understanding of air traffic control procedures. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 or equivalent.
  • Mathematics at NQF Level 4 or equivalent.
  • "Interpret and communicate aeronautical information to in support of air traffic management", NQF Level 5.
  • "Demonstrate an understanding of the inter-relationship between aircraft flight systems, aerodrome facilities and aeronautical navigation facilities", NQF Level 5.
  • "Explain aviation legislation related to air traffic services", NQF Level 5.
  • "Demonstrate team resource management within a specific work environment", NQF Level 5. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Approach procedural control (non-radar) OR area procedural control (non-radar). 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge and application of data analysis methods for air traffic management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods are described and applied for verifying and validating data from multiple sources. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Verifying and validating data include but are not limited to data accuracy, data integrity, validation methods, triangulation with other sources, critical evaluation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Concepts and the need for statistical analysis are described and performed to produce integrated summary statistics and tabulations from multiple sources. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Statistical analyses include but are not limited to averages, ranges, variance, percentages, cross-tabulations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Concepts and need for time series analysis are described and performed to produce basic calculations correctly. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Analysis includes but is not limited to trend analysis, growth rates, busyness levels.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Concepts to integrate various data sources are described and an analysis is performed to compare and contrast various data sources in a complex air traffic environment to assist in traffic planning and forecasting. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge and application of air traffic control procedural modelling methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Modelling of traffic demand and supply of procedural air traffic control services is discussed in order to demonstrate its relevance in a complex planning process. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Modelling includes but is not limited to mental modelling, statistical modelling.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods and concepts used in air traffic control modelling are discussed to reflect the application of the methods in a defined context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Methods and concepts include but are not limited to relationships between flight generation, flight progress strips, flight distribution, conflict identification.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A basic short-term sketch planning method is correctly applied by explaining how to solve particular modelling problems within a given scenario. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge and application of methods used for presenting and communicating data and analysing results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Correct selection and application of methods are demonstrated for presenting and communicating data to decision makers and interested parties. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Methods include but are not limited to Graphs, charts, Spatial (maps), Tables, Networks, Presentations, Web pages.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Air Traffic control data and analysis results are used to motivate alternative solutions to problems in a multiple context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Methods and concepts used in systematic evaluation are discussed to assess alternative solutions to air traffic control problems in a complex environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Methods and concepts include but are not limited to collate and compare (e.g. prioritisation), safety evaluation, recommendations and motivation of preferred option.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Feedback of information is received from a variety of stakeholders and integrated into the planning process for air traffic management. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate understanding of basic aerodrome control procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Basic aerodrome control procedures and separation standards are explained in terms relevance to approach and area control. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Procedures for arriving, departing and overflying aircraft are explained in terms of aerodrome control procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Instrument approaches are explained in terms of aerodrome control procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Liaison procedures with other Air Traffic Service Unit (ATSU) are explained in terms of air traffic management. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Liaison procedures include but are not limited to joining clearances, traffic sequencing, IMC and VMC, flight rules.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate understanding of air traffic control procedures. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Air traffic control procedures refer to those applicable to approach procedural control (non-radar) OR area procedural control (non-radar). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Control procedures and separation standards are explained in terms relevance to air traffic management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Procedures for arriving, departing and overflying aircraft are explained in terms of relevance to air traffic management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Instrument procedures are explained in terms of their application within airspace management. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Instrument procedures include but are not limited to navigational limitations, en-route holding, published procedures, RNAV, GNSS.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Liaison procedures with other Air Traffic Service Unit (ATSU) are explained in terms of air traffic management. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Liaison procedures include but are not limited to joining clearances, traffic sequencing, IMC and VMC, flight rules.
     


    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 
  • Role and performance of different types of aircraft operating in the airspace.
  • Make, model and characteristics of different types of aircraft.
  • Air traffic services administrative process.
  • Air traffic services co-ordination procedures.
  • Aeronautical messages.
  • Air traffic control system, coordination and transfer of control.
  • Meteorological phenomena.
  • Meteorological maps and charts.
  • Emergency procedures.
  • Aviation legislation.
  • Aircraft emergency equipment.
  • Navigational principles.
  • Regulatory framework. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Identify alternative methods for communicating/transmitting information when communication equipment failure is experienced.
  • Monitor the status of air traffic services facilities, identify and report facilities which have become unserviceable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    All information is verified and confirmed prior to distribution. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Maintain communication with Air Traffic Controllers and provide required information relevant to developing situations.
  • All equipment breakdown/failure is immediately reported to appropriate personnel to ensure the smooth and uninterrupted flow of information.
  • Prioritise and communicate information by order of importance. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Computer systems are used correctly to process accurate flight data. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Recognise the importance of providing efficient and effective support in an air traffic service environment. 

    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 
    Abbreviations:
  • SASAR: South African Search and Rescue Organisation.
  • SAR: Search and Rescue.
  • ATS: Air Traffic Service.
  • VMC: Visual MET conditions.
  • ATSU: Air traffic service unit.
  • RVSM: Reduced vertical separation minima.
  • IMC: instrument MET conditions.
  • RNAV: Area navigation.
  • GNSS: Global navigation satellite system. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58579   National Diploma: Air Traffic Control  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Fundamental  66109   National Diploma: Aircraft Performance Engineering  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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