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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assist in abandon ship and sea survival techniques 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114928  Assist in abandon ship and sea survival techniques 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
TETA - Transport Education and Training Authority 
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
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 
People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the vessels muster and emergency stations, muster lists, signals, and sea survival equipment
  • Assist in abandon ship procedures, and
  • Retrieve a person overboard 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:

    Language/Communication and Mathematics/Numeracy at NQF level 1 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:

    Legislation relevant to this unit standard includes but is not limited to the Merchant Shipping Act and SAMSA Regulations under the Act and their subsequent amendments.

    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the vessel's muster and emergency stations. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the vessel's muster and emergency stations and muster lists, signals, and sea survival equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The location of the vessel's muster and emergency stations, muster lists, signalling equipment, and sea survival equipment, is accurately described, in accordance with vessel's Safe Ship Management Policy and Procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The vessel's muster and emergency stations, muster lists, signalling equipment, and sea survival equipment are identified and described in terms of their intended function during an emergency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Specific features of operation which may endanger others are described and operating methods indicated to minimise danger are consistent with manufacturers' instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assist in abandon ship procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assistance is offered with a degree of urgency appropriate to the context, and in a manner consistent with the vessel's abandon ship procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Injured and distressed crew are provided with assistance which are consistent with vessel's abandon ship procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Instructions and/or communication from responsible personnel with respect to the abandon ship situation is passed on to other crew members in a manner consistent with vessel's abandon ship procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Emergency locators and/or other emergency devices are activated in accordance with the manufacturers' instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Emergency equipment includes: radio, Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB), SART.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The operation of life preservation equipment is demonstrated in accordance with the design specifications, and the vessel's abandon ship procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Life preservation equipment includes but is not limited to - personal life preservation equipment, survival suits, life rafts, life boats, life jackets and buoys.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assist in retrieving a person overboard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Visual contact with person overboard is maintained and reported throughout the retrieval operation, in accordance with the vessel's emergency procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Directly, through reference to objects.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Retrieval techniques are appropriate to the particular conditions, and maintain the safety of the crew and person overboard, in accordance with vessel's emergency procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Survival techniques include - a vessel's emergency procedures, specific guidelines for survival in cold water
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of inappropriate actions and/or techniques are described with reference to the safety of crew and person overboard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Actions administered to promote survival of retrieved person are appropriate to the particular context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hypothermic, injured, as well as emotionally and physically stressed
     


    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.
  • Guidance in correct operation of equipment is provided in Merchant Shipping Act
  • 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 WORKING 
    The learner must be able to work effectively with others in abandoning ship and retrieving a person overboard 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner must be able to responsibly and effectively organise and manage his/her self during ship abandonment 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner must be able to collect, analyse, organise and evaluate information of the location, equipment and features of the vessels muster and emergency station. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner must be able to effectively communicate abandon ship procedures using visual, mathematical and/or language skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should 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 at 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 performances 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 or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent.

    The following particular issues should be taken into consideration when assessing against this unit standard:

    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 
    Definition of Terms:
    Terms have been clarified as far as possible through the use of 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 section 356 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act No. 57 of 1951). GG 20772/RG 6707

    MARPOL: Marine Pollution 

    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. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
    2. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    3. Makwedeng Training 
    4. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    5. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    6. RCH Investments (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Staffing Logistics 



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