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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Evaluate a site for military surveillance and communications systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123532  Evaluate a site for military surveillance and communications systems 
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 useful to people who are required to evaluate a site for military surveillance and communications systems in the context of the sovereignty of the state and government law enforcement through a structured scenario. Electronic warfare encompasses manipulation of the electro-magnetic spectrum to take control, deny undesirable use and to exploit own use thereof. This unit standard considers the skills and knowledge required for conducting a site analysis taking all planning and tactical considerations into account.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Evaluate the area of operations.
  • Evaluate potential deployment positions. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation for this unit standard 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:
  • Communication at NQF level 4.
  • Mathematics at NQF level 4.
  • Computer literacy at NQF level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The structured scenario must be based in at least one of the following environments:
  • Ground.
  • Airborne.
  • Sea borne. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Evaluate the area of surveillance and communications operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Operational instructions are interpreted in order to comply with operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    EW system coverage is calculated in order to select the most suitable site for the given operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    System coverage includes radio horizon, radar horizon, path profiles, own and foreign system performance.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Coverage area is plotted on a map in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Evaluate potential deployment positions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The positions identified are suited to the coverage area. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Indicators of suitability include height, location, and interference.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The positions identified are suitable to deployment requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Indicators of suitability include accessibility, Safety, Health & Environment (SHE), security, sensitivity, interference and physical characteristics.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Analysed sites are prioritised in terms of operational requirements, strengths and weaknesses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Recommendations are made on the basis of operational requirements in agreed time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A site selection report is presented in accordance with organisational policy requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The report may be oral or written.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant SETA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider by the relevant SETA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • How to interpret and adhere to operational requirements.
  • Military reporting channels.
  • How to plot coverage area on a map.
  • How to identify indicators of suitability for a site.
  • How to compile a report.
  • Geography.
  • Scientific principles relating to electronic emissions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The ability of the learner to identify and solve problems through identifying potential interference with communications systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The ability of the learner to work effectively with others as a member of a team, group organisation or community is demonstrated through negotiating for use of a specific site. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The ability of the learner to organise and manage him/her self responsibly and effectively is demonstrated through adhering to operational requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The ability of the learner to collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information is demonstrated through making recommendations on suitability of sites. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The ability of the learner to communicate effectively in the modes of oral and/or written presentation is demonstrated through negotiating with site owners and reporting results. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The ability of the learner to use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others is demonstrated through calculating EW system coverage. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The ability of the learner to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems is demonstrated through ensuring selected sites are suitable for deployment requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The ability of the learner to contribute to own full personal development is demonstrated through working autonomously under stressful conditions. 

    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:
  • Systems means the platform, equipment, personnel and logistics.
  • Data includes COMINT and/or ELINT Data.
  • COMINT means communications intelligence.
  • ELINT means electronic intelligence. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50500   National Diploma: Electronic Warfare  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  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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