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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE:|
|National Certificate: Maritime Operations|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|48535||National Certificate: Maritime Operations|
|SGB Transport and Logistics Operations|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|TETA - Transport Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Certificate||Field 11 - Services||Transport, Operations and Logistics|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||130||Level 3||NQF Level 03||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered"
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 qualification is replaced by:
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|101729||Occupational Certificate: Engine Able Seafarer||Not Applicable||NQF Level 03||138||Complete|
|101730||Occupational Certificate: Deck and Fishing Able Seafarer||Not Applicable||NQF Level 03||136||Will occur as soon as 101730 is registered|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
This qualification is aimed at people who work or intend to work on board ship as Able Seamen and/or Oilers (on deck and/or in the engine room). In particular, this qualification will be useful for Able Seamen and Oilers:
This qualification is designed to equip qualifying learners with the knowledge and skills to conduct the essential operations associated with efficient and safe Maritime Operations.
Qualifying learners will be able to:
In addition, learners will be able to perform some of the following according to their choice of Electives:
Learners will generally carry out their role within the context of:
Maritime Operations is a priority area within the South African transport context and is supported by legislation, national policies and strategies. In order to meet the requirements of the workplace it is important to have competent seaman at various levels. There is a critical need in the industry to have people to conduct the essential operations associated with efficient and safe onboard operations relative to surface Navigation and Engineering environments under normal shipping conditions, on board fishing vessels, tankers, or in port operations.
The majority of the learners for this Qualification are likely to be already working in the Maritime Sector. The Qualification will give them the opportunity to build on experience or Qualifications they already have, and complement their practical skills with the essential knowledge needed to earn a formal Qualification and a licensed position in Maritime Operations.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
Recognition of prior learning:
The structure of this qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible through the assessment of individual Unit Standards. This qualification may therefore be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. The learner should be thoroughly briefed on the mechanism to be used and support and guidance should be provided. Care should be taken that the mechanism used provides the learner with an opportunity to demonstrate competence and is not so onerous as to prevent learners from taking up the RPL option towards gaining a qualification.
If the learner is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in this qualification the appropriate credits should be assigned to the learner. Recognition of Prior Learning will be done by means of Integrated Assessment as mentioned above.
This Recognition of prior learning may allow:
Access to the qualification:
This qualification is open to anyone with access to learning opportunities and work experience in the areas reflected in the exit level outcomes and unit standards.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The National Certificate: Maritime Operations Level 3 is made up of a planned combination of learning outcomes that have a defined purpose and will provide qualifying learners with applied competence and a foundation for further learning.
The Qualification is made up of Unit Standards classified as Fundamental, Core and Elective.
The 36 credits allocated for the Fundamental Unit Standards are compulsory.
76 credits have been allocated to the Core Unit Standards. This is to ensure that the Qualification has a strong focus on Maritime Operations. All 76 credits in the Core component are compulsory. The Core Unit Standards offer a broad contextual understanding and will enable the learners to gain competence in the operations within the Maritime Industry.
A minimum of 18 credits must be selected by the learner from the 204 credits available. These Elective credits allow for specialisations in various categories within Maritime Operations.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|The outcomes are specified in terms of a combination of Specific and Critical Cross-Field Outcomes as defined in the different unit standards. On achieving this Qualification, a learner is able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of and apply legislation and vessel policies and procedures.
2. Work on board a sea-going vessel.
3. Implement cargo movement practices.
4. Apply first aid and safety on board a vessel in a simulated environment.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
Assessment should be carried out at regular intervals as well as at the end of the periods of study and should be offered in an integrated way. It is envisaged that learners will work at more than one unit standard at a time.
The achievement of applied competence of this qualification will be demonstrated if the learner is able to apply operational knowledge and skills to operate on board a sea going vessel in a safe manner.
Evidence is required that the candidate is able to achieve the purpose of the qualification as a whole at the time of the award of the qualification. Integration of skills will be demonstrated through the achievement of the core operational standards.
Assessors should note that evidence of integration could well be presented by candidates when being assessed against the individual unit standards. Thus, there should not necessarily be separate assessments for each unit standard and then further assessment for integration. Well-designed assessments should make it possible to gain evidence against each unit standard while at the same time gaining evidence of integration.
|The Maritime profession is an area with globally recognised best practices, standards and Qualifications. This Qualification and set of Unit Standards utilises international and locally recognised best practice and standards.
The following qualifications, courses and modules were used as part of the international comparability exercise:
1. Papua New Guinea: National Fisheries College:
A course for deckhand qualifications for fishing boat crews:
> Basic skills required for employment as qualified deckhands on fishing boats.
> Safe working practices, safety at seas, radio operations, deck skills, fish quality and handling.
> Teamwork, discipline and understanding the chain of command at sea.
> Boat Safety.
> Basic Navigation.
> Mechanical maintenance and repair.
> Fishing Gear Design.
> Fishing Operations.
> Seafood Handling.
> Small Business Management.
> Fisheries Resources Management.
2. United Kingdom: Maritime Training (Plymouth):
> Meaning of common nautical terms.
> Name and function of various parts and equipment of the ship.
> Use and care of ropes and wires, splicing of ropes.
> Use of different types of blacks and shackles, bottle screws, bull-dog grips, thimbles, monkey plates.
> Rigging and attendance of pilot ladders and hoists.
> Rigging and bosun's chair and slinging an over side stager.
> Precautions to be taken while working over side.
> Identification of commonly used single letter flags.
> Maintain an efficient lookout.
> Operation of windlass, mooring winch, back spring, skip wire, rope stopper, chain stopper.
> Opening and closing hatches, rigging up derrick.
> Knots, bends and hitches in common use.
> Securing in anticipation of rough sea.
> STCW '95 Basic Safety Training:
> Basic principles of First Aid.
> Fire Fighting, Survival at Sea.
> Personal Safety and Social Responsibility.
> Basic and Advanced Fire Fighting:
> Principles of Fire Fighting.
> Breathing Apparatus.
> Command and Control of Fire Fighting Teams.
> Navigation, Radar and ARPA Simulation:
> Navigation principles.
> Electronic navigation aids.
> Radar Principles and Operation.
> Collision prevention.
> Automatic Radar Plotting Aids.
> Small Ships Navigation and Radar:
> Navigational aids.
> Bridge watchkeeping.
> Prevention of collision.
> Radar principles.
3.1. Australia: Australian Maritime College - School of Maritime Industry Operations (SMIO):
> First Aid.
> Survival at Sea.
> Occupational Health and Safety.
> Seamanship Skills.
3.2. Australia: WideBay TAFE - TAFE Queensland, Department of Employment and Training:
> Food handling and safety procedures.
> Workplace health and safety requirements.
> Maintaining marine vessels and equipment.
> Operating and maintaining outboard motors.
> Emergency procedures on board a vessel.
> Preparing for maintenance activities.
> First Aid procedures.
> Locating fishing grounds.
> Managing and controlling fishing operations.
> Complying with organisational and legislative requirements.
> Operating low powered diesel propulsion systems and engine equipment.
> Operate marine plant and systems.
4. United States: Fort Lauderdale - Maritime Professional Training Masters, Mates & Engineers Inc.:
> Survival methods.
> Inflatable liferafts.
> Survival equipment.
> Launching and recovery of life boats.
> Shipboard Davit Systems.
> Oar commands.
> Review of Radar Plotting Techniques.
> ARPA Theory.
> ARPA Errors and limitations.
> Setting up and maintaining ARPA displays.
> Use of ARPA information to avoid close quarters situations.
> Navigation aided by ARPA.
> Pre-fire planning.
> Rapid response team concept.
> Incident command team.
> Stability considerations during fire fighting operations.
> Hazardous materials storage and organisation.
> Inspection and service of fire detection and extinguishing systems and equipment.
> Port fire investigation.
> Combating shipboard fire.
5. Mumbai, India: International Maritime Training Centre:
> Practical training in knots, bends, hitches and splices with synthetic and natural fibre rope.
> Practical training in splices with wire rope.
> Surface maintenance theory and procedures.
> General maintenance of deck equipment.
6. New Zealand: New Zealand Qualifications Authority:
The contents of the international qualifications, courses and modules are reflected clearly in the Exit Level Outcomes, in the related Associated Assessment Criteria and in the Unit Standards of this Qualification. It is evident that the international qualifications and the South African qualification have very similar, if not the same, contents.
|Horizontal articulation is possible with:
Vertical articulation is possible with:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Assessors registered with the relevantTETA must carry out the assessment of learners. The following criteria are specified for assessors:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||114002||Contribute to effective human relationships on board a vessel||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Core||114025||Discuss current legislative and company procedures applicable to the maritime industry||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Core||113997||Maintain the physical operating condition and appearance of the vessel||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Core||12483||Perform basic first aid||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||114009||Carry out maritime communications||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||113998||Carry out rigging operations on a vessel||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Core||114001||Carry out safety, survival and emergency procedures||Level 3||NQF Level 03||9|
|Core||114011||Control and extinguish fire||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||113986||Demonstrate knowledge of environmental policies and legislation||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||114006||Follow safe deck practices on a commercial vessel||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Core||115068||Follow safe engine room practices on a commercial vessel||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Core||113994||Transfer and secure cargo and stores||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Core||113995||Work with fibre ropes, wire ropes and chains on a vessel||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Fundamental||119472||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9010||Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Fundamental||9013||Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Fundamental||119457||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9012||Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119467||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||7456||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119465||Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||114007||Carry out basic service checks on small vessel marine propulsion system||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Elective||115072||Identify current legislative and company procedures applicable to the Fishing Industry||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||113991||Verify the operational condition of safety equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||113990||Adjust and position nets||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||113984||Adjust and position trawls||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||113999||Apply seamanship skills and techniques when operating a small vessel||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||113983||Apply weather information when navigating a small vessel||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||113989||Assist with the operation of main and auxiliary machinery and associated control systems||Level 3||NQF Level 03||15|
|Elective||114034||Carry out trawl net repair||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||114003||Carry out watch keeping duties in the engine room at sea and in port||Level 3||NQF Level 03||15|
|Elective||113987||Carry out watch keeping operations in port||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||244001||Demonstrate an understanding of the Merchant Shipping Collision Regulations||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||114008||Describe and explain the danger associated with flammable cargoes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||113993||Maintain, prepare, deploy and retrieve crayfish traps to land catch||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||114005||Maintain, prepare, deploy and retrieve fishing nets to land catch||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||113988||Maintain, prepare, deploy and retrieve lines and long lines to land catch||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||113985||Maintain, prepare, deploy and retrieve trawls to land catch||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||113980||Monitor the competence and performance of crew on board ship||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||113982||Operate a vessel`s machinery, fittings and equipment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||114010||Operate and position lines and long lines||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||113992||Operate auxiliary equipment and systems||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||114004||Respond to and signal distress||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||115175||Respond to and signal distress on a fishing vessel||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||114000||Secure a vessel at mooring, anchor and berth||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||114035||Service Machines and Equipment on a commercial vessel||Level 3||NQF Level 03||15|
|Elective||113979||Steer a commercial vessel and keep watch||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||113981||Arrange and complete lifts on site using lifting equipment||Level 4||NQF Level 04||15|
|Elective||113996||Construct a fishing net for commercial fishing, while following a net plan||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|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.||South African Fire and Medical Academy (SAFMA)|