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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control small craft by day in sight of land 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114918  Control small craft by day in sight of land 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 intended for use by small fishing vessel operators who have limited competence in the operation and control of small craft. It will be useful to people whom wish to follow a career path within the small, medium and micro fishing industry.

People credited with this unit standard are able to perform basic functions in:
  • Propel and navigate a small (outboard motor) fishing vessel by day on inland and in-shore waters
  • Interpret charts, buoys and beacons
  • Determine their position
  • Carry out collision avoidance action, and
  • Respond to emergencies. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Language/Communication and Mathematics/Numeracy at ABET level 3 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:
  • Control of a small craft is limited by daylight hours in sight of land.
  • Regulations and rules supporting this unit standard include International regulations for preventing collisions at sea COLREGS, rules of the road, SAMSA regulations.
  • Navigational aids include: buoys, beacons, compass, charts and nautical publications (small boat seamanship manual, log books, tide tables).
  • Equipment on small craft includes: anchor, chain, boat hook, ropes, compass, warp, fire extinguishers (CO2, dry powder), ropes, lines, bailer, life jacket, flares, radio (VHF marine), and alternative means of propulsion.
  • Hazards include: those on charts, traffic, submerged hazards, and water depth.
  • Emergency procedures include: man over board, personal safety, and hypothermia, fire.
  • Tidal effects and weather relevant to small craft operation include: neap, spring and flow of tides; depressions, fronts, wind strength and direction, and isobars and anticyclone information presented on MSL charts. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Navigate and manoeuvre small fishing vessels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The vessel is manoeuvred in accordance with SAMSA regulations and local port and coastal rules, and in a manner which maintains the safety of the craft and its crew. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The planned voyage is consistent with the craft's capability in terms of local general safety certificates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Position is determined by range and true bearings, or direction from a recognized feature. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment required to support a safe voyage is selected and used in accordance with its designed function and manufacturer's operating instructions ito SAMSA regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Information gathered from available sources is interpreted correctly and is sufficient for safe operation during the planned voyage. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sources of information include: tide tables, charts, symbols, weather maps, and regulations.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Respond to emergency and distress. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential dangers to the craft and personnel on board are identified and action is implemented which maintains the safety of the craft, personnel on board and other vessels and personnel in contact with the craft. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Fire, man overboard, hypothermia, grounding, loss of motive power, collision, personal safety.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Distress emergency and urgency signalling methods are correctly used, interpreted and responded to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    SOS, Mayday, PanPan, Securite, radio, flares, smoke, arm signalling, noise mechanism.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Providers of learning towards this Unit Standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation option:

    The moderation requirements of the relevant ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this Unit Standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria:
  • Knowledge underpinning this unit standard includes: boat handling theory, and relevant sections of associated legislation.
  • Guidance in correct operation of equipment is provided in The Code of Safe Working Practices for Seamen.
  • Prevention of pollution of the marine environment is governed by regulation, (MARPOL) legislated by the Merchant Shipping Act. 

  • 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. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Notes to the assessors:

    Assessors should be keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this Unit Standard:
  • Focus the Assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment a title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure that evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgments should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this Unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performance are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment, appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work of learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent.

    The following particular issues should be taken into consideration when assessing against this Unit Standard:
  • All candidates to be assessed for this Unit Standard are required to provide evidence of competence (obtained by attending an approved course).
  • The importance of both safety and due care and consideration for the environment is to be kept in mind when assessing a candidate for this Unit Standard. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Definitions of Terms:

    Terms have been clarified as far as possible through the use or range statements. Further clarification of terms is provided as follows:

    SAMSA - South African Maritime Safety Authority:
    This body is responsible for issuing certificates of competence at all levels in terms of the Merchant Shipping (Training and certification) Regulations, 1999.

    Issued by the Minister of Transport, under the section 356 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1957) GG20772/RG6707

    ISM - International Safety Management:
    This refers to a safety management system stipulated by regulation of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

    SOPEP - Ship Oil Pollution Emergency Plan:
    Pollution plan in place for a particular ship, as required by the Marine Pollution regulations (MARPOL) legislated by IMO.

    MARPOL: Marine Pollution

    COLREGS: International regulations for the prevention of collisions at sea. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  59300   General Education and Training Certificate: Transport  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    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. Dee-Bravo Training Centre 
    2. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
    3. Learning Exchange Pty Ltd 
    4. Makwedeng Training 
    5. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    6. RCH Investments (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Staffing Logistics 



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