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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply regulations, codes and statutory reporting in the ports and harbours environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244459  Apply regulations, codes and statutory reporting in the ports and harbours environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
The qualifying learner will be capable of understanding and applying local, national and international regulations and statutory reporting related to the operation of ports and harbours. It will ensure the compliance of South African ports/harbours and terminals to international and national legal frameworks, including safety at sea, marine pollution and port/terminal security. This underpinning knowledge will form the basis for practice in port operations.

Qualifying learners will be capable of:
  • Understanding the National Ports Act.
  • Applying port rules.
  • Understanding the South African Maritime Safety Association (SAMSA) requirements for port operations.
  • Applying the Maritime Pollution (MARPOL) requirements in terms of the port and approaches.
  • Applying the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF level 4 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 4 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand the National Ports Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sections of the National Ports Act that relate to own area of work are explained with examples of when and where they are applicable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The liability of a port is explained in terms of the National Ports Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Port operations are explained in terms of the National Ports Act. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply port rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sections relating to ports are explained in terms of the port rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Areas of jurisdiction of the port are described according to the port rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reporting requirements are applied in terms of the port rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Pilot exempt vessels and exemption criteria, including assessment are identified and described in relation to port rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Sections relating to hazardous cargoes are explained in terms of local port rules and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Limitations with regard to carriage and handling explosive goods are applied in terms of the port rules. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Understand the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) requirements for port operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Requirements applicable to ports are explained in terms of SAMSA notices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Accidents and incidents are investigated in terms of organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Incident reports and recommendations are compiled and submitted in accordance with SAMSA requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Regulations pertaining to ports are explained in terms of the Marine Traffic Act. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply the Maritime Pollution (MARPOL) requirements in terms of the port and approaches. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    MARPOL requirements for the port and approaches are explained in terms of the Marine Pollution (Prevention of pollution from ships) Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Incident reports are compiled and submitted as required by the Marine Pollution Act (Prevention of pollution from ships) and the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Disposal of garbage at sea is described in terms of the Dumping at Sea Control Act. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Port and ship security are explained in terms of the ISPS code. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Security breeches are identified and reported to the Port Security Officer in accordance with the port security plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of the ISPS code on the activities of the pilot is explained using examples. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard and the related Exit Level Outcomes of the Qualification must be accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) body.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in the specific outcomes of the unit standard as well as the integrated competence described in the purpose of the unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • National port rules.
  • National Ports Act (12 of 2005).
  • Dumping at Sea Control Act (73 of 1980).
  • Marine Pollution (Prevention of pollution from ships) Act 2 of 1986.
  • Marine Traffic Act (2 of 1981).
  • South African Maritime Safety Authority notices.
  • Marine Pollution.
  • International Ship and Port Facility Security Code. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems associated with applying regulations and codes by employing responsible decision-making and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group or role-players in the application of local, national and international maritime regulations and codes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in the application of local, national and international maritime regulations and codes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with all role-players to ensure compliance with local, national and international maritime codes and regulations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world, as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving in applying maritime codes and regulations exists in a variety of related contexts. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with a relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessors must be in possession of a relevant qualification at a minimum of National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 6. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary Information.

    The following acronyms are used in this unit standard:
  • SAMSA: South African Maritime Safety Authority.
  • MARPOL: Marine Pollution.
  • ISPS: International Ship and Port Facility Security.

    For the purposes of this unit standard "port" refers to a harbour or place where ships berth. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58759   National Certificate: Ports and Harbours  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  65529   Further Education and Training Certificate: Transport Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    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. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    2. School of Shipping 



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