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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of compliance with pollution prevention requirements 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261000  Demonstrate knowledge of compliance with pollution prevention requirements 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Maritime Defence 
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 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 
This unit standard is intended for learners within the Maritime Sector who work/wish to work as an officer on the bridge of a ship. This Unit Standard meets the needs of the sub-field and of the society by providing competent maritime officers who contribute to a safer environment on the ship and at sea. The learner successfully completing this Unit Standard will gain essential knowledge and practical skills to manage compliance with current maritime legislation, codes and practices, pollution prevention policies and procedures.

The competencies achieved by the learner in this Unit Standard will, in the case of the Merchant Navy and the Fishing Industry, contribute to the economic upliftment of the country, and in the case of the South African Navy, contribute the preservation of human life and the defence of South African warships, territorial waters and/or area of responsibility, thus providing a safer and secure society for South African citizens.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Describe precautions to take in order to prevent pollution.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of a response to a pollution incident.
  • Implement pollution prevention measures during fuel oil or liquid cargo transfer operations. 

  • 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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe precautions to take in order to prevent pollution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A description is given of the disposal of shipboard waste in accordance with navy and/or maritime, environmental and industry regulations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Regulations include the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships and port and company procedures.
  • Shipboard waste includes solid waste, oil, fuel, sewage, exhaust gas and contaminated water.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A description is given of procedures employed for basic environmental protection in terms of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships and zones for the disposal of shipboard waste. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A description is given of precautions necessary to avoid oil pollution during fuel transfer operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A description is given of overboard discharge and monitoring procedures with reference to a vessel's international oil pollution prevention certificate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Records showing the correct method and location for the disposal of oil residues and garbage are maintained according to regulation requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Records include but not limited to Ship Oil Pollution Emergency Plan, Oil Record Book entries and Shipboard Garbage Management Plan.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Records are maintained which show the method and location for the disposal of oil residues. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    A description is given of the ship's ballast water management plan with reference to implications for pollution. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of a response to a pollution incident. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Incidents of waste spillage entering waterways are reported in accordance with operating procedures and local authority requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A description is given of the immediate actions required to contain and neutralize waste spillage in accordance with the vessel's safety and environmental protection policy and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A description is given of containment methods for an oil spill in terms of the required responses, procedures, techniques and equipment required as per the Ship Oil Pollution Emergency Plan. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement pollution prevention measures during fuel oil or liquid cargo transfer operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Air and water pollution prevention procedures are carried out in accordance with vessel practice and regulatory requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Prevention methods include swinging of valves, taking soundings or ullages, correct preparation procedures and closed loading or discharging.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Spill containment equipment is checked to be available as required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All relevant information with respect to malfunctions which may pose the risk of a pollution incident is reported to appropriate authorities as per standing orders. 


    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 
    Embedded knowledge includes:
  • International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 73/78.
  • International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-Operation, 1990.
  • Hazardous Noxious Substances Protocol.
  • Code of Safe Working Practice for Merchant Seamen - HMSO.
  • Merchant Shipping Act, No. 57 of 1951, as amended.
  • Applicable Maritime Notices. 

  • 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:
  • Implementing pollution prevention measures during fuel oil or liquid cargo transfer operations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Fuel oil or liquid cargo transfer operations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Implementing pollution prevention measures during fuel oil or liquid cargo transfer operations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Precautions to take in order to prevent pollution.
  • Response to a pollution incident. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Implementing pollution prevention measures during fuel oil or liquid cargo transfer operations. 

  • 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 
    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:
  • Seafarer's Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code - Table A-II/1 (compliance with pollution prevention).
  • International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships requirements.
  • SAMSA - Merchant Shipping (Training and Certification) Amendment Regulations, 2006 - Part 2AA Personnel Management and Ship's Business. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  64929   National Certificate: Vessel Safety Practices  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    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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