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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Undertake the maintenance activities required on a small craft 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123610  Undertake the maintenance activities required on a small craft 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 who are pursuing a career in basic boat building require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard. Learners who achieve this unit standard will demonstrate a fundamental knowledge base of small craft manufacturing and contribute to the boat building sector in undertaking the maintenance activities required on a small craft.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Determine the necessity for maintenance on small craft and identify the types of maintenance work to be undertaken.
  • Identify the parts of a small craft which require maintenance and the installation considerations which allows maintenance work to be performed.
  • Undertake trouble-shooting and diagnose a range of faults and breakdowns found on small craft.
  • Conduct basic maintenance work on the hull, deck, superstructure and installed equipment on a small craft. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Small Craft includes wood, polycomposite or metal boats under 30 meters in length and constructed primarily for leisure purposes.
  • The range covers the role and purpose of the boat building sector. It includes the practices, culture, quality standards, legal framework, main activities and expectations of clients in the boat building sector. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Determine the necessity for maintenance on small craft and identify the types of maintenance work to be undertaken. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The reasons for maintenance work are evaluated in terms of the effect they have on the safe, efficient and effective operation of a small vessel. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Reasons for maintenance includes but not limited to safety of crew, safety of cargo, reliability of vessel, risk consequences of equipment failure, cost saving, prevention of escalating problems.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Maintenance activities are planned in relation to the type of maintenance required. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Maintenance includes but not limited to breakdown repairs, routine scheduled maintenance (i.e. oil changes), legislated maintenance (i.e. safety equipment inspections).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The complexity of the maintenance work required determines the specialist assistance needed to execute the tasks. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specialist assistance includes but not limited to the vessel's crew, equipment supplier's technical staff, specialist maintenance staff.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The frequency of maintenance work is determined in accordance with various time measurement systems, manufacturers specifications and/or standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Time measurement systems includes but not limited to usage time system (i.e. engine hours), calendar time (i.e. annual haul-out).
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify the parts of a small craft which require maintenance and the installation considerations which allows maintenance work to be performed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Regular service requirements of all moving parts are determined and implemented in accordance with maintenance considerations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Moving parts include but not limited to engines, gearboxes and drive systems, steering systems, pumps, winches.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Regular service requirements of hull, deck and superstructure are determined and implemented in accordance with maintenance considerations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Service requirements include but not limited to painting, varnishing, antifouling and anode replacement.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of good accessibility to all equipment fitted to a small craft is assessed in relation to how this encourages and promotes maintenance work to be undertaken. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The impact of maintenance work is critically analysed in relation to costs and operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The impact includes but not limited to time spent to do the maintenance work, the cost of special tools need to perform the task, the cost of special parts, the cost of highly qualified personnel needed to perform the work.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Undertake trouble-shooting and diagnose a range of faults and breakdowns found on small craft. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A specific problem statement related to a fault is generated by accurately describing the fault using factual information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A problem specification is described in detail in order to obtain an assessment of the deviation from normal. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Problem specification includes but not limited to location of problem, first occurrence, severity, trend.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The various trouble-shooting scenarios are analysed to determine the most likely cause from a series of possible causes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The true cause is confirmed by testing and verifying assumptions before executing repairs. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conduct basic maintenance work on the hull, deck, superstructure and installed equipment on a small craft. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Basic service maintenance of a marine engine and gearbox is undertaken in accordance with the engine and gearbox manufactures specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Basic service maintenance includes but not limited to Changing all fluids and filters, checking for leaks, checking for tightness and good fit of all parts, replacement of any parts as specified, general lubrication of ancillary parts, cleanliness.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Basic service maintenance of marine pumps, filters and strainers is undertaken in accordance with the equipment manufactures specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Basic service maintenance includes but not limited to Checking for leaks, filter and strainer cleaning, tightness of pipe clamps, checking for pipe chafe and vibration wear, replacement of any parts as specified.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Basic service maintenance of a Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) installation is undertaken in accordance with the equipment manufactures specifications and safety regulations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Basic service maintenance includes but not limited to checking for leaks, tightness of hose, regulator, checking for pipe chafe and vibration wear, replacement of any parts as specified.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Basic service maintenance of the hull, deck and superstructure is undertaken in accordance with the equipment manufactures specifications and safety regulations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Basic service maintenance includes but not limited to Checking for door, window, hatch and portlight leaks, general cleanliness, cleaning marine growth and general fouling on the hull bottom, checking for evidence of corrosion to deck and hull fittings, replacing hull and drive anodes.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Names, functions and locations of:
    > Various clubs, functional owners associations, regulatory bodies.
    > Classification bodies.
  • Purpose of processes and procedures of:
    > The purpose of optical processes.
    > The activities in planning and timing processes.
  • Attributes, properties, characteristics related to:
    > Properties of different craft.
    > Different categories of craft.
  • Cause and effect, implications of:
    > Area of operation.
  • Categories of things, processes, concepts:
    > Boat building concepts.
  • Procedures and techniques:
    > Boat building techniques, material.
  • Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies:
    > Organisational policies.
    > Relevant regulations regulating bodies.
    > Occupational, Health and Safety Act.
    > Environmental Act.
  • Theory - rules, laws, principles:
    > Boat building terminology.
    > Uses of boating concepts and principles.
    > Organisational culture.
  • Relationships, systems:
    > Between the boat manufacturer and commercial and leisure activities.
    > Between the retailer and client. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Distinguish between the correct and incorrect material for the best product.
  • Make right decision on best use of small craft.
  • Understanding and applying organisational policies and procedures.
  • Understanding the relationships. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Support and assistance activities in the manufacturing process.
  • Liaison with clients.
  • The establishment of internal and external relationships. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Following processes, procedures and organisational protocols. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Interpret boating history and impact on current boating environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Complying with the regulatory framework.
  • Applying the policies and procedures.
  • Providing descriptions, explaining, defining. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Use technology to make calculation and take measurements.
  • Sourcing information on the standards, specifications, policies and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Between the boat manufacturer and client requirements. 

  • 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 
    Supplementary information:

    a. Notes to assessors:

    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. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes. Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Ensure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • Ensure evidence is gathered across the range as expressed under the title of unit standards. Specific range statements under individual outcomes or assessment criteria are illustrations, from which learning programme developers can select. 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 learner is able to perform in the real situation.
  • 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. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance can be reproduced.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well-documented principles: assessment should be appropriate, fair, manageable, integrated into work or learning, valid, and consistent. Evidence should be authentic, sufficient, and current.
  • Assessment of this standard can be carried out through continuous assessment throughout the course of study and specific performances assessed.
  • Embedded knowledge must be integrated with the Specific Outcomes of the Unit Standard and Critical Cross Field Outcomes.

    b. Definitions:
  • All boating terminology are used in accordance with the "Boating Basic Glossary of Terms". 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50560   Further Education and Training Certificate: Small Craft Construction  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-08-31  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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