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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate understanding of transportation and aircraft support servicing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261177  Demonstrate understanding of transportation and aircraft support servicing 
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 3  NQF Level 03  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 
Learner accredited with this standard will know about the legislation, regulation and standard operating procedures that govern the operation of vehicles that support aircraft servicing. They will also learn about the door and cargo holds mechanism and how to operate them safely and to recognize defects and problems with them.

Learners credited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Complying with the safety and roadworthiness requirements of airport vehicles/specialised equipment.
  • Operating vehicles at the airport/ specialised equipment.
  • Opening and closing aircraft doors and cargo holds. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Comply with the safety and roadworthiness requirements of airport vehicles/specialised equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pre-trip inspections of vehicles/specialised equipment are performed to ensure safety in use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Defects or problems are addressed so as to maintain the vehicles' roadworthiness or the functionality of the specialised equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Supporting documentation is prepared and managed according to procedure. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Operate vehicles/specialised equipment at the airport. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The reason why operators need to have national driving licences and public driving permits when operating in an airport are explained in relation to the consequences of non-compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Vehicle/specialised equipment operators are certified as competent in terms of standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Airport and other legal aspects related to vehicles are complied with to prevent consequences as a result of non-compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Vehicles/specialised equipment are operated according to regulations and standard operating procedure. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Open and close aircraft doors and cargo holds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Door and cargo holding operating mechanisms are described in terms of their differences, possible defects and normal wear and tare. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Passenger and cargo hold doors are operated according to standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to hydraulic and electric cargo hold doors, passenger doors operated by hand and electrically.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of securing loads is explained and the reporting of defective equipment in cargo holds is described as per procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Passenger and cargo door operators are certified to ensure that that only qualified personnel perform these task. 


    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 
  • Safety and roadworthiness requirements of airport vehicles/specialised equipment.
  • Certification of operators.
  • Legal requirements (Driving permits).
  • Aircraft door and cargo holding mechanisms. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Identifying and attending to defects in the airport vehicles/specialised equipment.
  • Identifying and attending to problems with passenger and cargo hold door mechanisms.
  • Certifying operators of airport vehicles and passenger and cargo hold doors. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, community to:
  • Ensure the roadworthiness of airport vehicles or functionality of specialised equipment.
  • Ensure that passenger and cargo hold doors are operational and in good condition. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsively and effectively when ensuring the smooth operation of airport vehicles/specialised equipment;. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to determine operators' capability to drive vehicles at the airport. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to certify operators of vehicles/specialised equipment and aircraft doors. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others by using the passenger and cargo hold doors correctly. 

    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
    Elective  65010   National Certificate: Aviation Support Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30  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. Lanseria International Airport Pty Ltd 



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