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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain and operate a motorised rescue craft in the aquatic zone 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
255819  Maintain and operate a motorised rescue craft in the aquatic zone 
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 undertake maintenance of a motorised aquatic rescue craft and will be capable of driving and operating it effectively in conducting rescues. He/she will understand the context and complexities of aquatic rescues, be able to work with a crewman to facilitate the completion of such rescues practically at a good standard, and undertake an appraisal of their own performance. The training of persons capable of maintaining and driving a motorised rescue craft in the aquatic environment is a crucial addition to the range of lifesaving skills, indicating the benefit to the individual. The mastery of these skills will benefit the sub-field greatly as the public enjoys the benefits of an extended service.

The outcomes to be achieved by the learner are to:
  • Understand the operational capabilities of the craft.
  • Ensure regular maintenance of the motorised rescue craft.
  • Drive and navigate the craft under various conditions.
  • Handle and manoeuvre the craft in the conduct of rescues.
  • Return to shore safely.
  • Conclude the use of the craft effectively.

    On completion of the unit standard the learner should be ready to develop learning in further, more complex processes related to life guarding, aquatic transport and/or motorised vehicles. 

  • 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.
  • Mathematical literacy 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 
    Understand the operational capabilities of the craft. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The general specifications of the craft are described relevant to its operational capabilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The normal use of the motorised craft is correctly identified using general examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Typical behavior of the craft in a variety of conditions is explained based on research and experience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Circumstances under which the motorised craft would be used for rescues are described in the context of water-based lifeguarding. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Ensure regular maintenance of the motorised rescue craft. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A regular maintenance programme is followed and a log of maintenance activities is provided per organisational policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Particular maintenance vulnerabilities of the craft are highlighted to ensure its safe working condition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Special precautions to ensure functioning are explained with reference to a technical manual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate storage is undertaken according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Use of the craft to ensure optimum functioning is ably demonstrated in a suitable context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Correct operational procedures are followed in using the rescue craft. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Drive and navigate the craft under various conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A safe launch is done according to relevant procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Start-up procedures are followed correctly with appropriate results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The craft is driven in a range of water conditions relevant to lifeguarding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Driving is undertaken with and without a co-crewman as appropriate to context and conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A variety of obstacles are successfully negotiated as could be expected to be encountered. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Handle and maneuver the craft in the conduct of rescues. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The craft is driven skillfully to the location of a patient. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The craft is held steadily in close proximity while an aquatic rescue is carried out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The safety of crew and patient is ensured by using standard procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The craft is manoeuvred to ensure a safe pick-up of the patient. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Multiple rescues are carried out in a variety of conditions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Return to shore safely. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The patient and crew are returned safely to a suitable landing site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The motorised craft is positioned for a secure handover. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The patient is assisted safely out of the craft per standard procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Any further necessary support is provided to the patient based on the context and conditions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Perform roll-over and re-start procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The boat is "righted" according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The motor is properly prepared for re-starting as per normal practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The motor is re-started successfully following proper procedure. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Conclude the use of the craft effectively. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The motor is closed down using standard worksite practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A check is done to ascertain damage to the craft. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All post-patrol procedures are followed carefully and correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Maintenance procedures are followed to ensure readiness of the craft for further use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Logbook entries are completed according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A self-appraisal of performance is undertaken and documented. 


    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 knowledge underpinning and integral to the above specific outcomes comprises the content below:
  • The operational capabilities of the craft.
  • Tasks involved in ensure regular maintenance of the motorized rescue craft.
  • Methods of driving and navigating the craft under various conditions.
  • Handling and manoeuvring the craft in the conduct of rescues.
  • Techniques in returning to shore safely.
  • Methods for concluding the rescue effectively. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation:
  • A great deal of self organisation and discipline is required to ensure optimum performance in undertaking rescues from motorised craft. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information-review:
  • Information evaluation is embodied in the research of information related to the rescue techniques used. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication:
  • Communication is essential with any support resources, and with a conscious patient during rescues. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Appropriate use of science and technology:
  • The learner can be expected to develop competence in the use of rescue equipment and the maintenance of craft. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understanding the inter-relatedness of systems:
  • This is achieved by analysing the way in which many different tasks are brought together with the common purpose of ensuring effective rescues from motorised craft in the aquatic environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Personal development through responsible citizenship. Ensuring effective rescues from motorised craft in the aquatic environment reaffirms a commitment to responsible citizenship. 

    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
    Elective  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: 
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