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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Carry out Class C scheduled maintenance activities on board a SA Navy vessel 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
376240  Carry out Class C scheduled maintenance activities on board a SA Navy vessel 
ORIGINATOR
TT - Sovereignty of the State 
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 is for people who work in the field of marine engineering in the South African Navy and are required to carry out Class C scheduled maintenance activities on board a ship. A candidate who has achieved the outcomes of this unit standard will be useful to the South African Navy in that they will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the naval maintenance documentation system.
  • Plan maintenance for South African Navy Vessels.
  • Conduct planned maintenance.
  • Evaluate and report on maintenance activities. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) codes and South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA). 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the naval maintenance documentation system. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Includes:
  • SANLOGS (SA Navy Logistics) documentation and Nuclear Biological Chemical Defence (NBCD) equipment. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of the South African Navy Planned Maintenance Documentation System (PMS) is described in terms of its benefits in ensuring regular maintenance of components at appropriate intervals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of adhering to a maintenance schedule is explained with respect to prevention of maintenance faults. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The operation of the PMS is described in terms of identification of components and maintenance required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The process of integrating unscheduled maintenance work into the PMS is described in accordance with documentation control procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Procedures for reporting defects found are explained according to South African Navy reporting procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Consequences of not correctly reporting identified defects are explained in terms of potential breakdowns, damage and serviceability of the ship. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan maintenance for South African Navy Vessels. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Limited to maintenance of equipment in a given section, and includes Depth A, B and C maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Maintenance activities are categorised into pre-determined maintenance periods. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Maintenance periods include: Self Maintenance Period (SMP), Assisted Maintenance Period (AMP), Docking and Essential Defect Period (DED), Refits; Ships in Reserve.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The plan incorporates the prescribed vessel's PMS items and can be executed in a structured manner, at the correct intervals and in the most economical way. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The plan is conducive to the agreed operational long and short-term performance and operating pattern at minimum resource costs and within the constraints of safety and ship condition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Duties and responsibilities of administration personnel are described in accordance with maintenance orders. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct planned maintenance. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Limited to maintenance of equipment in a given section, and includes Depth A, B and C maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Maintenance items are kept in day-to-day running order. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes operations such as:
  • Functional or confidence checking, health monitoring, replenishment, daily routine servicing, loading of computer tapes and discs, diagnosis of defects or simple rectification.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Faulty components are identified in accordance with the standard maintenance procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This may be with the aid of Built in Test Equipment (BITE), Common Range Electronic Test Equipment (CRETE), or by using the fault diagnosis information in the technical manual.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Faults are corrected in accordance with standard maintenance procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Maintenance procedures include: fault diagnosis, removal and replacement procedures.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The system is calibrated and tested to ensure operation within given parameters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Functional and physical maintenance procedures are developed that provide acceptable technical descriptions for the maintenance of systems and equipment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Evaluate and report on maintenance activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Functionality of maintained equipment is checked against standard operating specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Maintenance activities are recorded and reported to appropriate personnel in accordance with accepted naval practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of not recording and reporting maintenance activities are explained in terms of maintenance control and operational condition of the vessel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The report is compiled in accordance with organisational requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • The purpose of the South African Navy Planned Maintenance Documentation System.
  • The importance of adhering to a maintenance schedule.
  • How to report defects with equipment.
  • Categories of maintenance periods.
  • How to compile a maintenance plan.
  • How to identify and correct faulty equipment.
  • Technical descriptions for the maintenance of systems and equipment.
  • How to ensure safe working conditions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The ability of the learner to identify and solve problems through identifying maintenance requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The ability of the learner to work effectively with others as a member of a team, group organisation or community is demonstrated through working as part of a maintenance team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The ability of the learner to organise and manage him/her self responsibly and effectively is demonstrated through adhering to maintenance schedules. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The ability of the learner to collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information is demonstrated through identifying maintenance requirements and taking appropriate action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The ability of the learner to communicate effectively in the modes of oral and/or written presentation is demonstrated through writing a maintenance report. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The ability of the learner to use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others is demonstrated through operating maintenance equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The ability of the learner to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems is demonstrated through ensuring that all activities are conducted with minimal risk of injury to personnel or damage to property. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The ability of the learner to contribute to own full personal development is demonstrated through working autonomously under stressful conditions. 

    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 
    Notes to assessors:

    SAMSA Assessment procedure:
  • Every candidate for the issue of a certificate of competency as deck or engineer officer must be assessed at one or more of the following levels:
    > Level 1; this assessment is carried out during qualifying service on a ship and involves the practical demonstration that the required level of competency has been reached or during training at an accredited institution, and must be carried out aboard ship by one or more designated ship's officers and ashore by one or more assessors.
    > Level 2; this assessment is carried out during qualifying service on a ship or during training at an accredited training institution, and must be carried out by an assessor.
    > Level 3; this assessment is carried out by an examiner and an assessor when a candidate presents himself or herself for oral examination.
  • All units of competency that are to be assessed at level 1 or 2 must be indicated in the training record book issued to the candidate.
  • Only an assessor may sign off a unit of competency in the candidate's training record book when the candidate is considered to be ready for the next level of assessment (if any) and has successfully demonstrated competency in the unit as specified in the Code for South African Maritime Qualifications (the Code).

    Terminology:

    All terms used in this unit standard are consistent with terms generally used in a marine engineering environment and do not require further clarification. Acronyms used have been written out in full the first time they appear in this document. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  77983   Further Education and Training Certificate: Marine Engineering Watchkeeping  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2013-04-07   


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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