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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate a recreation facility 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243620  Operate a recreation facility 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Sport, Recreation & Fitness 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
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 
Learners credited with this unit standard are able to understand the need to use a variety of facilities to program recreation activities, ensure maintenance of facilities, equipment, and environment for the safe us by all participants, and understand the need for specific staffing requirements in a recreation organization.

On completion of this unit standard the qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Identify different types of facilities for the delivery of a recreation programme or service.
  • Ensure proper maintenance of equipment and facilities.
  • Understand staffing and staffing structures and the basic human resources policy in a recreation organization. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Prerequisite - completion of unit standard: 243616: "Identify and manage hazards and risks in relation to a recreation activity and environment", NQF Level 4.
  • Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in Numeracy and Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify different types of facilities for the delivery of a recreation programme or service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The potential areas for recreation programming and services are identified and described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Community halls, open space, parks, mountains, rivers, swimming pools, lakes, forests, sports fields.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    To improve access to the facility for the differently abled, the environment must be appraised and modified accordingly. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Illustrate the proper procedures in the maintenance of equipment and facilities. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Maintenance includes - cleaning specifications, building repairs, equipment.
  • Equipment includes - sporting and recreational equipment, fire extinguishers, tools, machinery. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Develop the cleaning specifications at a recreation facility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Develop a schedule for the routine cleaning of a recreation facility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Establish a network of suppliers for the purchase of cleaning materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Describe the storage and cleaning of sporting and recreation equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Organize a schedule for the maintenance of all other equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Prepare a checklist for cleaning of facility and equipment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Understand staffing and staffing structures and the basic human resources policy in a recreation organization. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Describe staffing requirements within a recreation organization. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Formulate a staffing structure for a recreation organization. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Interpret the legislation that governs the employment of staff. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislation with respect to - discipline, grievance procedures, working hours, remuneration, safety, holidays, strikes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Discuss the job descriptions of the various occupational classes. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard (including through RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU 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 one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner is able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
  • How to operate a recreation facility with special emphasis on: cleaning, maintenance, and human resources. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
  • In the context of this unit standard, facility for recreation programs includes indoor and outdoor facilities; built and natural environments.
  • The following labour relations legislation are applicable within the context of this unit standard: Basic Conditions of Employment Act of 1993, The Labour Relations Act, Employment Equity Act No 55 of 1998, Labour Relations Act No. 66 of 1995, Occupational Health and Safety Act. 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems:
  • Identify and recommend facilities for modification for use by the differently abled participants. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively:
  • Establish a network of suppliers to effectively meet the cleaning requirements of the organization. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize a schedule for the maintenance of equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The world as a set of systems:
  • Understanding the different legislation, which governs labour and implementing it within the organization. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58163   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Recreation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.