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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Provide a guided single pitch abseiling experience of more than 60 metres and less than 150 metres 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9282  Provide a guided single pitch abseiling experience of more than 60 metres and less than 150 metres 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Tourism Guiding 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Gaming and Leisure 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard in combination with a generic standard will be able to create and conduct a Guided Single Pitch Abseiling Experience of greater than 60 meters but less than 150 meters, that entertains and informs participants.

This unit standard in combination with other context expertise standard(s) will enable the qualifying learner to be a competent Long Drop Abseil Guide. In addition they will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of tourism, or to strive towards guiding standards and practice at higher levels.

Competent qualifying learners in Long Drop Abseil Supervisors will provide safe and quality experiences and thus strengthen the activity and tourism in general. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
A learner aspiring to be assess competent against this standard should have been assessed as being competent against the unit standard:

"Provide a Guided Single Pitch Abseiling Experience of Less than 60 meters".

The ability to communicate effectively in spoken English will be an advantage as this is, in most cases, the medium of communication. It is assumed that a learner attempting this unit standard will show competence in communication and numeracy equivalent to NQF level 4.

A learner aspiring to complete this unit standards must be in possession of a Level 2 First Aid certificate. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Guides to the scope and complexity of the specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge are provided in ranges/points beneath each. These are prefaced by "for example" since they are neither comprehensive nor necessarily appropriate to all contexts. Alternatives must however be comparable in scope and complexity. These are intended only as a general guide to scope and complexity of what is required. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Supervise long drop abseils. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Understand and solve specific long drop abseiling problems. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Understand and solve specific long drop abseiling problems. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Ensure that all necessary safety precautions are put in place and adhered to. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Deal with emergencies. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Assisted hoist
  • Un-assisted hoist. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Perform an assisted hoist according to standard industry procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Perform an un-assisted hoist according to standard industry procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner is able to demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of:

    1. Appropriate communication methods
    2. Hoisting techniques
    3. Limitations of equipment 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving relates to both specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Team work relates to both specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and management relates to both specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication relates to both specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of science and technology relates to both specific outcomes. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Values

    Demonstration of the knowledge and skills outlined in this unit standard must be consistent with the principles of:

    1. Respecting the natural and cultural environment.
    2. Accepting and maintaining a non-discriminatory attitude towards diversity including, for example: differences in gender, race, religion, physical ability and culture.
    3. Demonstrate a high level of personal, moral and professional integrity.

    Assessment

    Assessment should include a logbook as part of a portfolio of evidence gained.

    1. Good leadership and social skills should include good judgement and decision-making ability.
    2. Must show the ability to work under pressure.
    3. The assessment of safe practice must be of paramount importance.

    Supplementary information

    As a general indication, the knowledge and insight expected of a learner at this level unlikely to be obtained without at least 5 days experience at this level.

    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the Unit Standards being assessed.

    They must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge.

    As each situation is different, it will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which practitioners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment; formative and summative assessment.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a practitioner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a practitioner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as competent.

    Method of Assessment:

    Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-realistic, out-of-classroom simulation.

    A range of assessment methods should be used, including:

    Direct observation - watch the practitioner carry out the task or produce a desired outcome during the course of his or her normal work under normal workplace conditions.
    Product sample - examine the outcomes previously produced by the practitioner.
    Simulation of a specific task - set a specific task for the practitioner to demonstrate in a simulated environment.
    Questioning (verbal or written) - ask relevant questions linked to the unit standard.
    Testimony - collect a portfolio of evidence from suitable people (e.g.: reports from a third party).

    Integrated assessment
    It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together thus reducing the overall number of assessment 'events'.
  • Consider a complete activity in the workplace (the 'whole of work' approach) and see which unit standards relate to this activity.
  • Work out how practitioners could collect evidence on a number of unit standards at the same time covering all the critical aspects of the standards.
  • Ensure that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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