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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Execute and manage bridge conduct procedures 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261008  Execute and manage bridge conduct procedures 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Maritime Defence 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 
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 by being able to execute and manage bridge conduct procedures, 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 required to carry out specific duties and meet specified responsibilities within a defined scope of operation and authority on the bridge of a ship.

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:
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Officer of the Watch's duties and responsibilities.
  • Execute bridge conduct procedures.
  • Evaluate the execution of bridge conduct procedures. 

  • 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 
    Bridge conduct procedures are executed to maintain vessel appearance, water tight integrity, materials and weapon state, conduct of personnel and state of readiness. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate understanding of the Officer of the Watch's duties and responsibilities. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Responsibilities are indicated for all states of readiness (SA Navy only). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A description is given of officers on a vessel in terms of how they are identified, their scope of authority and key functions and responsibilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A description is given of own authority and responsibilities in relation to the chain of command. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A description is given of the definition of authority and required responces for the Officer of the Watch. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Authority includes con, command; and control and charge (SA Navy only).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A description is given of the relationship between the bridge and other departments on the ship with reference to the responsibility for command and control and the flow of information for defined purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A description is given of the Officer of the Watch's responsibility for the general seamanlike appearance and state of the vessel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A description is given of the Officer of the Watch's responsibility for the safety of personnel on the upper deck with reference to specific areas, conditions and duties. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Areas, conditions and duties include but not limited to Radiation Hazard, work at high elevation, work in confined spaces, work in heavy sea conditions and Law of Armed Conflict requirements for identifying and reporting warships (SA Navy only).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    An explanation is given of the Officer of the Watch's responsibilities with respect to access to compartments and keys. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Procedures in a merchant marine context includes International Ship and Port Security Code.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Execute bridge conduct procedures. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Procedures include all states of readiness (SA Navy only). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Vessel seamanlike appearance is maintained throughout the watch. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Water tight integrity is monitored and maintained at a standard consistent with the prevailing sea state. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The state of materials, cargo and equipment is monitored and maintained at a state of readiness appropriate to operational readiness and the prevailing sea state. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment includes weapons (SA Navy only).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The conduct of all personnel is checked to be consistent with state of readiness and enforcement of the ship's routine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Orders to effect a change in the state of readiness of the vessel are given which are consistent with prevailing environmental and operational conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A description is given of the roles and responsibilities of crew in a changed state of readiness. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Changed states includes changed combat states (SA Navy only).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Reports on state of readiness of the vessel are completed as per standard operating procedures and checklists. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Reports include but not limited to all incoming reports on the current and/or changed state of readiness.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The hand over and take over of the watch is executed in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Evaluate the execution of bridge conduct procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ship is ensured to be in the proper state in preparation for the next activity or evolution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Activities related to bridge conduct procedures are evaluated to confirm that they have been carried out as directed and according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reports are prepared using the required report forms or logs, and in the format required by prescribed organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Final reports on the outcomes of bridge conduct procedures are evaluated to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of command and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Information on deviations in bridge conduct procedures is disseminated via approved channels to assist with refinement of equipment, commands, responses and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Evaluations of bridge conduct procedures conducted are used to validate and/or contribute to the development of effective training evolutions. 


    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 
  • International Maritime Organisation Performance Standards.
  • Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS), 1972, as amended.
  • Safety of Life At Sea Convention, as amended.
  • Seafarer's Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Convention, as amended. 

  • 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:
  • Executing bridge conduct procedures.
  • Evaluating the execution of bridge conduct procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • The execution of bridge conduct procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Executing bridge conduct procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • The Officer of the Watch's duties and responsibilities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Executing bridge conduct procedures.
  • Evaluating the execution of bridge conduct procedures. 

  • 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 meets the requirements of the Standards of Training, Certification & Watchkeeping Code (Table A-II/1) and South African Maritime Safety Authority Code.
  • South African Maritime Safety Authority - Merchant Shipping (Training and Certification) Amendment Regulations, 2006 - Personnel Management. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  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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