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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct a practical outdoor demonstration of lifeguarding skills 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
255821  Conduct a practical outdoor demonstration of lifeguarding skills 
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 conduct an effective practical demonstration of skills that are drawn from the field of lifeguarding in South Africa. The benefit to the learner will be the practice and improvement of relevant lifeguarding skills as well as the ability to provide an educational service related to lifeguarding. The sub-field will benefit by having wider public access to the operations of lifeguards as well as developing interest for new entrants into the field and also educating members of the public on issues related to their own safety.

On achievement of this unit standard the learner will understand and be able to:
  • Select, develop and research relevant skills from the field of lifeguarding.
  • Prepare an outdoor event where lifeguarding can be demonstrated.
  • Present the practical demonstration with suitable communication to the audience.
  • Conduct a question and answer session with appropriate public education. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at 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 
    Select, develop and research significant skills from the field of lifeguarding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Interests of a target audience are identified and a suitable skills demonstration is selected. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The skills should be chosen from lifeguarding within the scope of all activities related to the prevention of drowning and the undertaking of rescues.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The demonstration is designed to accommodate the identified interests and objectives of the event. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Research is undertaken by use of a variety of methodologies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Selected lifeguarding skills are practiced or revised until technically mastered. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare an outdoor event where lifeguarding can be demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Expected audience numbers are calculated in order to properly prepare and conduct the demonstration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A suitable site is selected and safety is checked in compliance with organisational policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Demonstration participants are properly briefed and ability to perform checked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment is set out and checked for safety and effectiveness during the demonstration. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Present the practical demonstration with suitable communication to the audience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The audience is communicated with throughout the event in order to explain the demonstration as well as educate, inform and entertain the audience in order to promote lifeguarding and public aquatic safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The skills demonstration is introduced and clarified during the process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Audience involvement is promoted at suitable times during the demonstration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Unwelcome interference or discomforts are minimised in order to ensure event objectives are met. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    View of activities, sun glare, noise pollution, audibility.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conduct a question and answer session with appropriate public education. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Questions are invited from the audience where relevant to the specific demonstration or lifeguarding and/or public aquatic safety in general. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Answers are given to the satisfaction of the audience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The session is concluded positively once objectives have been achieved. 


    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 theory behind effective performance of a wide range of significant skills from the field of lifeguarding.
  • Methods for the selection and research of significant skills to meet stated interests in the field of lifeguarding.
  • Preparation of a venue to accommodate the demonstration.
  • Techniques for welcoming the audience and introducing the skills topic.
  • Methods of delivering the demonstration effectively.
  • Appropriate techniques in handling question and answer sessions effectively. 

  • 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 public demonstration. The learner must deal with any contingencies that might arise. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information-review:
  • Information evaluation is embodied in the research of material, which is based on selection so as to embed the interesting aspects of the lifeguarding demonstration in a matrix of interesting facts. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication:
  • Speaking and interpretation skills are developed to satisfactory level of proficiency as an accompaniment to the practical demonstration. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems:
  • Achieved by discussing the connection between the lifeguarding skills and other related issues (such as deaths from causes other than drowning). 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Personal development through responsible citizenship:
  • Lifeguarding is fundamentally directed to a display of responsible citizenship, and the skills to be demonstrated topics chosen will be selected to reaffirm this. 

  • 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: 
    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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