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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct engineering trials on a vessel 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
376242  Conduct engineering trials on a 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 and are required to conduct engineering trials on a vessel. A candidate who has achieved the outcomes of this unit standard will be useful to the South African Navy and the merchant navy in that they will be able to:
  • Conduct installation inspections.
  • Set equipment to design specifications.
  • Conduct harbour acceptance trials.
  • Conduct sea acceptance trials. 

  • 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 
    Conduct installation inspections. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment and components are checked for final position, secure attachment and readiness for operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Consequences of operating equipment that has not been adequately secured are explained in terms of potential damage to equipment and safety to operator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Couplings and connections to ancillary services are confirmed to be in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Lubrication of equipment is confirmed to be in accordance with manufacturer specifications prior to starting any equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Consequences of starting equipment without adequate lubrication are explained in terms of potential damage to equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The workplace is checked for cleanliness and safety in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Set equipment to design specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Design specifications for various items of equipment are sourced in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment is started up in accordance with manufacturer specifications and standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment performance is adjusted to meet design specifications using accepted adjustment techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Problems identified and corrective action taken are documented and communicated to relevant parties in accordance with agreed protocols. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Work is conducted in accordance with accepted safety, health and environmental legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct harbour acceptance trials. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Trials include: propulsion; steering equipment; auxiliary equipment; ancillary systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The accepted trial procedure is explained with indications of consequences of not adhering to the accepted procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The trial is executed in accordance with accepted trial procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Measurement and testing equipment is used in accordance with its intended design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The results of the trial are recorded and communicated to relevant parties in accordance with agreed protocols. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Consequences of not communicating trial results are explained in terms of serviceability of the vessel. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conduct sea acceptance trials. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Trials include:
  • Propulsion; steering equipment; auxiliary equipment; ancillary systems. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The accepted trial procedure is explained with indications of consequences of not adhering to the accepted procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The trial is executed in accordance with accepted trial procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Measurement and testing equipment is used in accordance with its intended design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Personnel involved in the trial are correctly allocated and managed in accordance with their roles and responsibilities throughout the trial. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The results of the trial are recorded and communicated to relevant parties in accordance with agreed protocols. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Consequences of not communicating trial results are explained in terms of serviceability of the vessel. 


    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:
  • Position of equipment and components.
  • Consequences of operating equipment that has not been adequately secured.
  • Lubrication requirements.
  • Consequences of starting equipment without adequate lubrication.
  • Where to source design specifications.
  • How to start and adjust equipment.
  • How to work safely on board a ship.
  • Trial procedures, and their importance.
  • How to use measuring and testing equipment.
  • Consequences of not communicating trial results. 

  • 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 potential problems with equipment setup. 

    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 team to conduct acceptance trials. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The ability of the learner to collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information is demonstrated through identifying trial 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 reporting trial results. 

    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 equipment to conduct trials. 

    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 
    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: 
    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.
     
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