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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Undertake rescues using non-motorised lifesaving rescue equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
255830  Undertake rescues using non-motorised lifesaving rescue equipment 
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 a variety of rescues using different items of equipment that are not motorised. He/she will identify and describe the equipment, explain its use in the appropriate context, perform the rescues practically at a good standard and undertake an appraisal of their own performance. The qualifying learner is expected to perform these activities with responsibility, efficiency and insight.

The training of lifeguards to perform the function of ensuring safety in the aquatic environment is essential to the discharge of their duties. The achievement of superior skills will benefit the sport and recreation sub-fields greatly as the public enjoys the benefits of improved performance.

On achievement of this unit standard the learner will understand and be able to:
  • Identify and describe the equipment used in rescues.
  • Explain the contexts within which each piece of identified equipment is used.
  • Perform all rescue simulations specified at a good standard.
  • Evaluate own performance in executing the rescues. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Personal water competence sufficient to swim 400 metres in the aquatic environment within a specified time.
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Basic lifeguarding skills. 

  • 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 
    Identify and describe the equipment used in rescue. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    All equipment other than that which is motorised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All lifeguarding equipment to be used is identified and named correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The parts of each item of equipment are identified and their functions are explained in relation to the complete piece of equipment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the contexts within which each piece of identified equipment is used. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Includes box line, RTB, rescue board, spinal board and any other items of equipment in general use at the time of assessment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The strengths and weaknesses of each item of equipment are discussed in respect of the circumstances of the rescue. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A description is given of how each piece of equipment is used in retrieving the patient. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The preferred item of equipment is correctly identified in response to questions in the form of scenario outlines. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform specified rescue simulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct choice of equipment is made, consistent with the simulation utilised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Correct use of the equipment in a rescue is demonstrated according to organisational policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Correct and careful handling of the patient is undertaken during a rescue. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Evaluate the performance in executing the rescues. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The learner's own performance is subjected to appraisal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personal training needs are analysed against weaknesses identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A suitable personal training programme is described. 


    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 identification and description of equipment used in rescues.
  • Contexts within which each piece of identified equipment is used.
  • Theory behind the performance of rescue simulations.
  • Means for evaluating own performance in executing the rescues. 

  • 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 lifeguard and a great deal of self organisation and discipline is required to ensure optimum performance in undertaking rescues. 

    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. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    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. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Personal development through responsible citizenship: Ensuring effective rescues 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. 

    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.
     
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