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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of Air Power 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
257136  Demonstrate knowledge of Air Power 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Air Power 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Sovereignty of the State 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
120044  Demonstrate knowledge of Airpower  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to explain the application of Air Power across the continuum of conflict. Learners will also be able to explain the roles and functions other Services play in terms of air operations, and be able to appreciate operational planning issues. Learners will also be able to explain the inter-play and co-ordination between military and non-military assets towards the employment of Air Power.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the evolution of Air Power.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of Air Power capabilities.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of Air Power within the context of air operations.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the requirements of the other Services in terms of Air Power.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the employment of South African Air Power assets. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner has the following knowledge and skills:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • The Unit Standard "Explain the concept of Air Power" at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the evolution of Air Power. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of the evolution and future trends of aircraft, sensors and weapons in the context of the changing environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given of the application of Air Power across the continuum of conflict. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The continuum of conflict may include but is not limited to humanitarian assistance, peace missions and peace support operations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of the historical application of Air Power in terms of its effects on warfare. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge of Air Power capabilities across the continuum of conflict. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of Air Power capabilities in terms of the elements of Air Power. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Air Power capabilities may include but are not limited to information superiority; control of the air; surface and sub-surface attack; air mobility; Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (C3I), and support and sustainability.
  • The Air Power elements are fire power, mobility and information.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given of the historical and current application of Air Power capabilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Current South African Air Power capabilities are analysed in terms of South African Air Power Doctrine. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge of Air Power within the context of air operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of the operational planning process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Air Power knowledge is applied in planning air operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Operational planning issues are resolved by applying a problem solving model. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    A problem solving model may include but is not limited to the Military Problem Solving Model (Appreciation).
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the requirements of the other Services, Divisions and agencies in terms of Air Power. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Other agencies may include but is not limited to police services, disaster management, environmental agencies, trade and industry and government departments.
  • Other Services and Divisions may include but are not limited to the Army, Navy, Military Health Services, Chief of Joint Operations and Defence Intelligence. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of the roles and functions of other Services, Divisions and agencies in terms of air operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given of the characteristics of other Services and Divisions in terms of air operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of the inter-play and co-ordination during air operations in terms of joint, combined and multi-national responsibilities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the employment of South African Air Power assets. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Air Power assets may include but are not limited to military, civil aviation and industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of the roles, functions and characteristics of South African Air Power assets in air operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given of the employment of South African Air Power assets in air operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of the inter-play and co-ordination between military and non-military assets in air operations. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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 with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Military strategy, doctrine and tactics.
  • The principles of war.
  • Military history.
  • Law of armed conflict (LOAC)/International Humanitarian Law.
  • Decision making methods and techniques.
  • Intra-departmental systems and processes. 

  • 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 when:
  • Demonstrating knowledge of Air Power within the context of air operations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • The evolution of Air Power.
  • Air Power and Air Power capabilities within the context of air operations.
  • The employment of South African Air Power assets. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the evolution of Air Power. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Demonstrating knowledge of Air Power capabilities.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the employment of South African Air Power assets. 

  • 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 120044, "Demonstrate knowledge of Airpower", Level 5, 5 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Fundamental  63309   National Certificate: Defensive Mission Control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  49950   National Certificate: Navigation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  TETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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