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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply officership in a military environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
253878  Apply officership in a military environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Military Professional Development 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 equip a member to function as a commissioned officer in the SANDF.

The member will be prepared for the personal commitment that is expected of a commissioned officer, a commitment to professionalism and the maintenance of high personal standards.

The unit standard will instil the attributes of officership in the member and will give him the opportunity to display a commitment to the purpose of the profession of arms and officership.

Qualifying learners will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of officership.
  • Apply command in terms of conducting missions and achieving objectives.
  • Apply professionalism contributing towards the military culture. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of officership. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The significance of the deed of commission is explained in accordance with military culture and historical development within the concept of the Profession of Arms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The responsibility of being commissioned, as an officer by the President of the RSA, is explained in terms of the Deed of Commission. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role of officers is differentiated from that of others ranks in terms of their functions and responsibilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Military ethical conduct is explained as applied by commanders and staff officers. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Military ethical conduct refers to, but is not limited to, military ethical decision making, conduct of operations, maladministration, corruption, and careerism.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Actions to maintain a positive morale and discipline of self and subordinates are demonstrated with reference to organisational prescripts. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply command in conducting missions and achieving objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The aspects implicit in command are distinguished in terms of the nature of command. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Aspects include but are not limited to authority, accountability, control and responsibility.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Command in the context of Leadership is described in terms of their inter relationship. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The functions of command are applied in a given situation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Given situation includes but is not limited to simulated exercises, case studies and role-play.
  • Functions include but are not limited to decision making, giving instructions and guidelines and allocating resources and means.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Mission command is explained in the context of military operations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Advance a military culture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Professional conduct is described with reference to the expectations, accountability, norms and values as defined in relevant organisational prescripts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Organisational prescripts include but are not limited to the Military Code of Conduct, Batho Pele principles, DOD vision, mission and stated norms and values and prescripts for officers and personal creeds.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The attributes of an officer in creating and upholding the organizational culture are demonstrated in terms of SANDF prescripts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Attributes refer to commitment to serve society, achievement of a goal, care of subordinates, leadership, preparedness, unselfishness, discipline, dependability, loyalty, co-operation, gentlemanly and ladylike conduct.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The military forms of address are applied according to the organisational prescripts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Conduct is demonstrated in terms of functions, customs, protocols and dress codes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Dress code includes military and civilian regulations.
  • Functions includes but are not limited to formal mess evenings, funerals, weddings, parades and public places of entertainment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The significance of forms of recognition of achievements is explained in accordance with DOD prescripts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Forms of recognition includes but is not limited to medals, decorations and certificates.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as an ETD Provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • This unit standard will be assessed by an assessor and moderated by a moderator registered with the relevant accredited ETQA.
  • An assessor should be in possession of a relevant qualification that is at least one level higher than the level of this unit standard.
  • Training Providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The essential embedded knowledge is included within the unit standard and will be assessed through the assessment of the specific outcomes and critical cross field outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Applying the functions of command in giving instructions and guidelines and allocating resources and means to solving a problem related to day-to-day management for one's self and subordinates.
  • Demonstrating appropriate dress and protocol in a given situation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as part of a team, group, organisation or community is demonstrated when:
  • Applying the functions of command in giving instructions and guidelines and allocating resources and maintaining a positive morale and discipline of self and subordinates.
  • Planning and organising a function where appropriate protocols are to be observed.
  • Completing group assignments. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively when applying appropriate protocol and customs for various occasions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, organising and critically evaluating information is demonstrated when the functions of command are applied in simulated exercises, case studies and role-play. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, conceptual and language skills in various modes is demonstrated through applying military forms of address. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems is demonstrated by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation by maintaining a positive morale and discipline of self and subordinates. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contributing to full personal development of each learner and the social development of the society at large, by maintaining the military culture through applying the appropriate protocols, customs, and dress codes during formal military and civilian functions. 

    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  59889   Further Education and Training Certificate: Military Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2010-01-25  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  78143   Further Education and Training Certificate: Military Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    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. SA ARMY GYMNASIUM 
    2. SA NAVAL COLLEGE 
    3. SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE COLLEGE 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.