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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct fleet work exercises 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261080  Conduct fleet work exercises 
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 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 South African Navy who work/wish to work as an officer on the bridge of a ship. This Unit Standard meets the needs of this sector and of the society by providing competent naval officers who by conducting fleet work exercises, 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 in the competencies required to direct personnel and the ship through a range of different formations during a fleet work exercise.

The competencies achieved by the learner in this Unit Standard will 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 knowledge of fleet work exercises.
  • Carry out fleet work exercises.
  • Evaluate fleet work exercises. 

  • 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 
    Demonstrate knowledge of fleet work exercises. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A description is given of fleet work exercises are described in terms of their purpose, key features and typical hazards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Fleet exercises include evasive steering formations, general ship formation, passaging formations, screening formations and all ship formations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Special rules of the road at sea for cooperation during fleet work and formation exercises are outlined with respect to right of way relative to operational state. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Operational state includes taking on helicopters and working with underwater vessels.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A description is given of signals for use during fleet work with reference to their meaning and application the fleet context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An explanation is given of manoeuvres to change formations during fleet work in terms of relative and true positions and restrictions that apply to each movement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A description is given of the handling characteristics of vessels in the fleet with reference to rate of increase of speed, stopping distances and angle of turn for various sea states. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Carry out fleet work exercises. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Identified fleet work signals are decoded in terms of their tactical aim. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tactical aims include:
  • Evasive steering formation, general ship formation, passaging formation, screening, all ship formations.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Commands are given to helm and engine room to achieve the required formation or disposition to the particular manoeuvre. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Commands are given to move ships from one formation to another. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ship handling in close proximity with other vessels is ensured to be precise and consistent with the characteristics and limitations of own and other vessels in the fleet, as well as prevailing conditions and sea state. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Ship handling includes visual and on screen tracking of vessels, calculation of true and relative positions and commands to manoeuvre vessel.
  • Conditions include reduced visibility and heavy seas.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Own vessel is manoeuvred in accordance with signals received and the purpose of the fleet exercise. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Evaluate fleet work exercises. 

    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 fleet work are evaluated to confirm that they have been carried out effectively and as directed. 

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

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

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Evaluations of fleet work 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 
    Embedded knowledge includes:
  • Publications include: Allied Tactical Publication 1 Vol 1 and 2, Allied Tactical Publication 3, RELVEL, man rules, evasive steering. 

  • 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:
  • Carrying out fleet work exercises.
  • Evaluating fleet work exercises. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Fleet work exercises.
  • The evaluation of fleet work exercises. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Carrying out fleet work exercises.
  • Evaluating fleet work exercises. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Fleet work exercises. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Carrying out fleet work exercises.
  • Evaluating fleet work exercises. 

  • 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  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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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.