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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of concepts and geography pertaining to aviation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261179  Demonstrate an understanding of concepts and geography pertaining to aviation 
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 
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 
Learners who operate in the aviation industry at the level of aviation support must understand the most important aviation terminology, concepts, codes and processes. They will have knowledge of how the various processes and components of an airport work cumulatively to deliver aviation services.

Learners credited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Explaining and using terminology pertaining to aviation.
  • Differentiating between operator, city and airport codes.
  • Explaining aviation concepts and the value of information on airline timetables/rosters.
  • Discussing aspects contributing to the overall services within aviation. 

  • 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 
    Explain and use terminology pertaining to aviation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Aviation terminology is used to describe aviation operations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Aviation terminology includes but is not limited to rosters, passenger and cargo manifests, aircraft types, inter-station communication, ground equipment and directional orientation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Aviation terminology is spelt and pronounced correctly to ensure clarity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The phonetic alphabet is explained in terms of its use in the aviation industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Aviation terminology is used correctly when communicating orally and in writing within a variety of contexts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Contexts include but are not limited to the passenger handling, cargo handling, cabin crew, aviation security, ramp handling contexts.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Abbreviations common to aviation and to the workplace of the learner are understood and used in the correct context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Differentiate between operator, city and airport codes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The differences between the various types of codes are explained using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Operator codes are explained using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Knowledge of the use of IATA codes is demonstrated using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    City and airport codes and their geographical locations are explained and described using examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain aviation concepts and the value of information on airline timetables/rosters. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Including but not limited to traffic rights, time zones, flight times, universal coordinated time, minimum connecting times, scheduled times of departure and arrival, feed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept and implications of traffic rights are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    'Traffic rights' refers to agreements between countries regarding flight routes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept of slot times is discussed in terms of the financial impact they have on airlines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The concepts of universal coordinated time and time zones are explained, using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The concept of minimum connecting time is explained to show how it impacts at different hubs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Non-adherence to scheduled arrival and departure times is discussed in terms of the financial impact on airlines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Code-share agreements are discussed in terms of their benefits and the potential to facilitate flight arrangements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Discuss aspects contributing to the overall services within aviation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Processes related to airport operations are identified and described in terms of how each process contributes to the functioning of an airport. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Related processes include but are not limited to ramp, passenger, cargo load control, aviation safety and security.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relationships between the processes are described in terms of their common elements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Major constituent elements of an airport/airfield are identified and discussed in terms of their respective importance, functions and access limitations. 


    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 
  • IATA and ICAO information.
  • Aviation terminology.
  • Aviation concepts.
  • Codes - airport, city, operator.
  • Components of an airport/airfield. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsively and effectively when:
  • Identifying and using aviation terminology.
  • Identifying and using aviation codes.
  • Discussing aviation concepts.
  • Discussing the inter-relationships between processes at the airport. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to:
  • See how the components of and processes within an airport work cumulatively to deliver aviation services. 

  • 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  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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