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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe stevedoring in South Africa 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252237  Describe stevedoring in South Africa 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 
The learner will be able to apply safety procedures whilst working alongside and aboard cargo ships to load and unload goods. The qualifying learner will equipped with the knowledge and skills to correctly use personal protective equipment and clothing and apply the relevant safety procedures in the execution of their duties.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Outlining the transport sector in South Africa.
  • Describing cargo ships and related lifting equipment.
  • Describing the responsibilities related to working on board a cargo ship.
  • Describing safety procedures whilst loading and offloading a cargo ship. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is desirable for learners wishing to achieve this unit standard to be competent at:
  • Communication at ABET Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at ABET Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Outline the role of stevedoring in the South African transport sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The sectors of the economy are identified in the context of South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The sub-sectors of the transport industry are identified in the South African context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role of stevedoring is described in relation to the South African economy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Terminology related to stevedoring is used in accordance with industry practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe cargo ships and related lifting equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of cargo ships are identified in the South African context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of cargo ships utilized in the South African context includes, but is not limited to:
  • Ro-Ro, bulk, general, containerized and reefer.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Types of cargo transported are identified in relation to types of cargo ships used in South Africa. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of cargo transported in South Africa includes, but is not limited to:
  • Dangerous goods, machinery, liquid and solid bulk, containerized freight, perishables and non-perishables.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Types of cargo lifting equipment are identified in relation to the types of cargo ships used in South Africa. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of cargo lifting equipment includes, but is not limited to:
  • Ship to shore gantry, wharf side crane and conveyors.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the responsibilities related to working on board a cargo ship and wharf side. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety signs/symbols on cargo ships are identified according to the Code of Safe Working Practice for ships working cargo in South African Ports. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Risks associated with working on board a cargo ship are described in accordance with the Code of Safe Working Practice for ships working cargo in South African Ports. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Risks associated with working on the wharf side are described in accordance with the Code of Safe Working Practice for ships working cargo in South African Ports. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Emergency procedures are described in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Reporting responsibilities are described in relation to non-compliance while working on board a cargo ship. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Reporting responsibilities includes, but is not limited to:
  • Unsafe conditions, unsafe practices and faulty equipment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Gangway communication is demonstrated and interpreted in accordance with standard operation procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe safety procedures whilst loading and offloading a cargo ship. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The Maritime Occupational Safety Regulations is identified from a group of documents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety practices are briefly described as indicated within the Code of Safe Working Practice for ships working cargo in South African Ports. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role of the South African Maritime Safety Authority is described in terms of stevedoring operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The personal protective equipment and clothing for a given scenario is utilised in accordance with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) regulations. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard and the related Exit Level Outcomes of the Qualification must be accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) body.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in the specific outcomes of the unit standard as well as the integrated competence described in the purpose of the unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • List of economic sectors in South Africa.
  • List of sub-sectors of transport sector in South Africa.
  • Stevedore role and terminology.
  • Types of cargo ships.
  • Types of lifting equipment.
  • Safety signs/symbols on board a cargo ship.
  • Gangway communication.
  • Code of Safe Working Practice for ships working cargo in South African Ports.
  • Emergency procedures.
  • Maritime Occupational Safety Regulations.
  • South African Maritime Safety Authority. 

  • 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 in dealing with loading equipment failure and sub-standard conditions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as member of the team in communicating with all role-players and ensuring safe loading and offloading of cargo ships. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly while applying safety requirements throughout the loading and offloading operations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively by using language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion in interpreting signs, signals and gangway communication and reporting of non compliance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and safety of others by demonstrating an understanding of safety relating to loading and offloading of cargo ships. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with a relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessors must be in possession of a relevant qualification at a minimum of National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Level 2. 

  • 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 stevedore is employed to load and unload cargo ships. 

    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. DQ Staffing Solutions 
    3. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    4. Makwedeng Training 
    5. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    6. Staffing Logistics 



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