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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform basic radio communication procedures and functions 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
255817  Perform basic radio communication procedures and functions 
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 
The learner achieving this unit standard will be able to maintain, care for and use communication equipment effectively. The qualifying learner is expected to understand the vital importance of effective communications to handling emergency situations especially, and the possible dependence of human lives on effective care and use of equipment.

The effective use and maintenance of communication equipment should ensure more professional services, to the advantage of the public who will derive benefits thereby, as well as the sub-field as a whole.

On achievement of this unit standard the learner will understand and be able to:
  • Demonstrate the standard operating procedures for hand-held radios.
  • Maintain basic radio equipment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication skills in a first language equivalent to NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Where applicable, range statements have been included under individual specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate the standard operating procedures for hand-held radios. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The use of radios in the aquatic environment is outlined with reference to a particular context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The basic working of a specific radio system is described as it pertains to a particular setting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Basic transmitting and receiving procedures and call signs are demonstrated using appropriate equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Activities are monitored and co-coordinated using communications equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Pre-activity and post-activity radio communication procedures are demonstrated using appropriate equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Radio equipment is used with consistent care in the undertaking of particular duties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Standard radio terms are explained and utilised in practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Maintain basic radio equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A routine of regular servicing is followed and logged using standard practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Maintenance of waterproof standard hand-held radios is demonstrated against organisational policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Emergency procedures if a radio has become submerged in water are illustrated using standard practice. 


    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 standard operating procedures for hand-held radios.
  • Standard radio terms.
  • Maintenance of basic radio equipment.
  • Relevant aspect pertaining to care of basic radio equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation:
  • These qualities are essential to the success of any radio communication 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication:
  • Speaking and interpretation skills can be expected to become developed to high level of proficiency through involvement in communications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Appropriate use of science and technology:
  • The learner can be expected to develop competence in the use of radio communication technology. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter - relatedness of systems:
  • Achieved by discussing the connection between the use of good communications and the likelihood of more effective services. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Personal development through responsible citizenship.
  • The maintenance of effective communications reflects a display of responsible citizenship owing to the benefits that can flow to the persons concerned in related activities. 

  • 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  61509   Further Education and Training Certificate: Lifeguarding  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.
     
    NONE 



    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.