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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Dismantle, repair and assemble shipboard plant 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
376264  Dismantle, repair and assemble shipboard plant 
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 dismantle, repair and assemble shipboard plant. A learner 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:
  • Dismantle shipboard plant.
  • Repair components.
  • Assemble shipboard plant.
  • Complete the process and report results. 

  • 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 
    Dismantle shipboard plant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work instructions are confirmed with relevant personnel on board a vessel and/or work centre. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment required for the operation are identified and sourced in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The workplace is checked for cleanliness and safety in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tools and equipment are used in accordance with their design and manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Work is completed within agreed time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Work is conducted in accordance with accepted safety, health and environmental legislation and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislation includes but is not limited to: governing working at height; confined spaces; rotating machinery; fuel and ordnance.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Parts and components are cleaned and labelled in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Repair components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Faults are correctly identified and diagnosed in accordance with workplace procedures and machine manuals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Components are repaired to original manufacturer specifications within allowable tolerances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Where repair is beyond scope of competence or capacity, components are sent to appropriate specialists and confirmed to meet requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tools and equipment are used in accordance with their design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of maintaining tools and equipment within their calibration settings is explained in terms of the accuracy of the resultant repairs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Work is conducted in accordance with accepted safety, health and environmental legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Work is carried out within agreed time frames. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assemble shipboard plant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment is assembled in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment are used in accordance with their design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Work is completed within agreed time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Work is conducted in accordance with accepted safety, health and environmental legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Shipboard plant is tested for compliance with operational parameters in accordance with workplace requirements and trial documentation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete the process and report results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The work area is restored in accordance with workplace and Occupational Health and Safety Act (OH and SA) requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment are cleaned and stored in accordance with workplace and OH and SA requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of not leaving the workplace in the appropriate state are explained in terms of safety hazards and impact on productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Test results are recorded and communicated to relevant parties in accordance with agreed protocols and official documentation requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Consequences of not communicating test results are explained in terms of required closure of work requirements, as well as the importance of documenting the history of the equipment or machinery for subsequent maintenance, repair or replacement purposes. 


    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:
  • Tools and equipment required.
  • The use of tools and equipment.
  • Safety, health and environment legislative requirements.
  • How to diagnose faults.
  • How to repair components.
  • The importance of maintaining tools and equipment within their calibration settings.
  • How to assemble equipment.
  • How to use measuring and testing equipment.
  • How to test plant for operational requirements.
  • How to compile a report.
  • Consequences of not communicating test 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 components to be repaired. 

    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 repair shipboard plant. 

    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 faulty equipment 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 test 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 the use of tools and 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 
    SAMSA Assessment procedure:
  • Every learner 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 learner 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 learner.
  • Only an assessor may sign off a unit of competency in the learner's training record book when the learner 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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