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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Participate in the airward mission planning process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120037  Participate in the airward mission planning process 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Air Defence 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Sovereignty of the State 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 will be utilised by learners who will be required to participate in the airward mission planning process.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Conduct mission planning with aircrew
  • Conduct Intelligence mission debrief
  • Compile and disseminate mission reports
  • Compile and disseminate mission in-flight reports 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF level 4
  • Administrative skills at NQF level 3
  • Demonstrate understanding of the military intelligence environment at NQF level 5
  • Demonstrate understanding of the concepts of command and control at NQF level 4 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard should be assessed against at least 4 and not more than 5 simultaneous missions.The learner being assessed must demonstrate the ability to perform to the standard specified in the assessment criteria, although they will not be expected to plan the airward mission on their own.

    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 
    Conduct mission planning with aircrew in a structured scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Mission intelligence is conveyed to the aircrew in terms of all available information. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Conveying includes applied communication skills and utilising correct aircrew terminology.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The mission plan is compiled in accordance with influencing factors. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Factors must include but are not limited to:
  • The mission type, military tactics and doctrine, available military equipment, expected opposing forces and international Laws of Armed Conflict (LOAC).
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct Intelligence mission debrief. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Debrief is conducted in accordance with set timeframes as determined by Air Force directives. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Air Force directives refer to Command Post Directives (AFCPD) or any higher level command.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Specified format requirements for a debrief is used when conducting the debrief. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The debrief is conducted in accordance with the route flown and the sequence of events. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All relevant information is extracted from the debrief in terms of the mission route flown in a report. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Compile and disseminate mission reports. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All information is recorded in accordance with the required mission report format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The report summary is compiled containing all information gathered during the mission debrief. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Set timeframes are adhered to with regards to the submission of the report as determined by Air Force Command Post Directives (AFCPD). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Mission reports are confirmed when compared with the actual number of missions flown. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Compile and disseminate mission in-flight reports. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information pertaining to the mission is recorded and disseminated in accordance with command and control doctrine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The report is disseminated in real time as information becomes available. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Mission reports are confirmed when compared with the actual number of in-flight reports given. 


    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. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The types of missions
  • Military tactics and doctrine
  • How to conduct a mission brief and debrief
  • The process for disseminating reports
  • The types of missions
    > Conventional, Unconventional and Operations Other Than War (OOTW) missions
    > Laws and rules governing mission planning and execution
  • Military tactics and doctrine
    > Methods and processes of mission planning aligned to required tactics and doctrine
  • How to conduct a mission debrief
    > Debriefing processes
    > Debriefing techniques
  • The process for disseminating reports
    > Distribution and archiving processes
    > Report formats
    > Report types
    > End-user identification 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and / or written presentations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Terminology:
  • Terms used in this unit standard are generic to the military and aviation industries.

    Notes to assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following 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 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 judgements 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. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49852   National Diploma: Applied Military Intelligence  Level 5  NQF Level 05  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.
     
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