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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Supervise shooting exercises 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123516  Supervise shooting exercises 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Security 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
10758  Safely supervise the operation of a shooting range and shooting exercises  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  30  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard applies to all persons who will need to supervise the operation of a shooting range or shooting exercises for business or sport purposes. This supervision must ultimately lead to the safe use of a shooting range as a primary objective of this unit standard.

This unit standard applies to normal operation and does not include the requirements for the supervision of tactical exercises and range inspection.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of standards and legislation required for the safe operation of a shooting range.
  • Prepare participants and environment for a shooting activity.
  • Carry out activities applicable to the conclusion of a shooting event.
  • Be able to supervise the operation of a shooting range. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
    It is further assumed that the learner supervising a shooting range in respect of this unit standard has successfully completed the unit standard that they wish to supervise i.e. if the learner is to supervise 119649 then they must have completed 119649. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of standards and legislation required for the safe operation of a shooting range. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Civil liability.
  • South African Bureau of Standards (SABS).
  • Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Safe handling rules.
  • Range safety rules.
  • Administrative procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of civil liability is described in respect of an accident or incident on a shooting range. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    SABS requirements are described with reference to the type of range that will be used. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The "type" of range will be indoor or outdoor and may have specific restrictions in respect of activities or calibres allowed on the range.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The Occupational Health and Safety Act is described within the context of shooting ranges. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Description must include: flags, warning boards, instruction boards, safety equipment e.g. location of the first aid kit. Personal protection equipment (PPE), e.g. ear and eye protection and designated safety areas.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safe firearm handling rules are explained in relation to the discipline or event. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Discipline means, but is not limited to the type of firearm and exercises being employed. Event refers to the specific type of shoot or sport being performed.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Range rules are explained in relation to the discipline or event. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range rules must include, but is not limited to: The range commands and safety equipment. The requirements of the environment being used in respect of the shooting range surface and sight of target in relation to the height of the backstop wall.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Administrative procedures relating to the safe operation of the range are explained in respect of registration, recording of results, scoring and attendance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Administration procedures refers to the procedures applicable to the particular sport association, club or other accredited body.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare participants and environment for a shooting activity. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Prepare must include the preparation of the following:
  • Designated official.
  • Environment.
  • Equipment.
  • Conditions. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Responsibilities and authority of the designated official are explained in respect of the particular sport or discipline. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Conditions that would make the shooting range environment safe or unsafe are explained in the context of the condition of the range. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Condition refers to the condition of the:
  • Surface.
  • Backstop wall.
  • Weather.
  • Light conditions.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Range equipment is inspected to ensure it is fit for purpose. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range equipment must include, but is not limited to: Warning flags and boards, first aid kit and information boards.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety inspection of a participant's equipment is carried out in order to ensure it is safe, functional and fit for purpose. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Participant's equipment must include, but is not limited to eye and ear protection, holster and footwear.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Contingency plan or procedure is described within the context of an accident or injury occurring during a shooting event. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Carry out activities applicable to the conclusion of a shooting event. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Activities refer to
  • Incident Report.
  • Equipment Storage.
  • Range Maintenance. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The procedure for the reporting of incidents is described in relation to the reporting structures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Procedures refer to:
  • Complaints.
  • Accidents.
  • Infringements.
  • Use of the first aid kit.
  • Damage, which may have occurred.

    Reporting structures refer to:
  • Authorities.
  • Committees.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The procedure for the storage of range equipment is explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range equipment includes but is not limited to:
  • Target frames.
  • Targets.
  • Eye and ear protection.
  • First aid kit.
  • Time keeping equipment.
  • Flags.
  • Markers.
  • Any other equipment that requires secure storage.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Range maintenance is described in respect of the type of range being utilised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range maintenance should include:
  • Procedures for cleaning up.
  • Dispatch of any hazardous materials.
  • Maintenance of backstop walls and range surfaces.
  • Maintenance of water and toilet facilities.
     


  • 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 
    The following areas of knowledge are embedded within the unit standard:
  • Knowledge of Legislation in respect of the safe operation of a shooting range.
  • Preparation abilities in respect of the environment required for a shooting activity.
  • Knowledge of report writing, equipment storage and range maintenance requirements for the conclusion of a shooting event. 

  • 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 responsibly and effectively in respect of the safe operation of a shooting range. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyze and critically evaluate information in respect of the safe layout of equipment required for a shooting activity and the writing of incident reports. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system: related to safety in respect of layout of environment required for a shooting activity. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full development of oneself. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Any assessor assessing against this unit standard, must be registered as a subject matter expert at the relevant ETQA in respect of firearm training. Due to the nature of the activity it is essential that all assessors prove that they are capable of successfully completing the practical components of this unit standard, before being registered as assessors. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard , "Safely supervise the operation of a shooting range and shooting exercises", Level 5, 30 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50480   Further Education and Training Certificate: Firearm Training  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAPFTC 
    Elective  58696   National Certificate: Close Protection  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    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. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD PORT ELIZABETH 
    2. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY 
    3. EKHURHULENI SHOOTING AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    4. Fidelity Security Services 
    5. Inkwe Sekuriteit Bk 
    6. INTEGRATED SPECIAL FORCES AND OPERATIONS 
    7. Lesedi Security And Training Servic Es 
    8. Nastec Cc 
    9. NU LAW FIREARMS COMPLIANCE 
    10. OMEGA RISK SOLUTIONS PTY LTD BRITS 
    11. PROTEA COIN GROUP (ASSETS IN TRANSIT AND ARMED REACTION) 
    12. SAS SALDANHA 
    13. SBV SERVICES MIDRAND 
    14. SBV SERVICES POLOKWANE 
    15. SBV SERVICES PRETORIA 
    16. SERVEST(PTY) LTD 
    17. SETHIKE TRADING 
    18. SPECIAL ASSET PROTECTION SERVICES KRAAIFONTEIN 
    19. Tactical Security Services CC 
    20. TRIOTIC PROTECTION SERVICES CC TSHWANE 
    21. UBUNTU 
    22. Zenzele Training School Cc 



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