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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Supervise personnel in a shipboard environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261098  Supervise personnel in a shipboard environment 
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 by appropriately supervising ships personnel, contribute to a safer environment on the ship and at sea. The learner successfully completing this Unit Standard will gain the essential knowledge and practical skills to manage shipboard personnel in terms of legal, naval and/or maritime requirements, for safe, harmonious and effective operation.

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 knowledge of the maritime legal system.
  • Observe safe working practices in the supervision of personnel.
  • Contribute to effective human relationships on board.
  • Contribute to the training and assessment of crew members. 

  • 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 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the maritime legal system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given on the structure of the South African legal system in terms of its effect on maritime law. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legal system includes but not limited to common law, statute law, precedent, court structure, judiciary, constitution, creation of legislation, contract law, crime, tort and admiralty jurisdiction.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A description is given of international law, regulations and authorities with respect to their implications on maritime operations in local and international waters. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legal frameworks and authorities include but not limited to the United Nations, the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea; international conventions, protocols, resolutions and flag states.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of the applications of conventions with reference to the role of naval and maritime safety authority. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Conventions include but not limited to Law of Armed Conflict (SA Navy only), marine notices, annual summary, international maritime organisation conventions and flag state control.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An explanation is given of the role of classification societies, salvage associations, underwriters, brokers, agents and surveyors with reference to their purpose and implications for maritime vessels. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Observe safe working practices in the supervision of personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of the duties and responsibilities of the Officer of the Watch and/or Safety officer. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Duties and responsibilities include safety committee functions, organization of safety and emergency duties, life saving appliances, fire protection devices and equipment, inspections, drills, reports and unsafe practice.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The principles of controlling support staff are demonstrated in the exercise of authority. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Principles include but not limited to leadership, motivation, organisation of tasks, personnel development and maintenance of positive relationships.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The requirements of the maritime occupational safety regulations are observed when organising duties of crew members and allocating tasks to subordinates. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Requirements include but are not limited to checklists, job hazard analysis, safety practices with special emphasis on enclosed space entry procedures and working at heights.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Deck maintenance tasks are organised and supervised in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Support personnel on board are properly informed of the function and purpose of safety and protective devices in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Contribute to effective human relationships on board. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A description is given of the importance of maintaining good human and work relationships in a multicultural crew with reference to effective operation and current organisational policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A description is given of working hours, rest periods and crew welfare with respect to current maritime and national regulations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Regulations include safe manning certificates, flags of convenience, international transport forum, sub standard ships, ship's registration and personnel management practices.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of industrial relations policies in terms of individual rights and obligations of crew members. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Policies include conditions of employment, disciplinary code, hearings and grievance procedures, communicable diseases policy including sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/Aids.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An explanation is given of the importance of enforcing a drug and alcohol policy on board in relation to organisational practice and operational considerations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Staff performance evaluations are conducted in order to contribute to the development of competent personnel and effective interpersonal interactions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Contribute to the training and assessment of crew members. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An induction/familiarisation training programme is developed for new crew members. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Induction includes but not limited to duty checklists, handover notes, safety guidance, muster station, emergency appliances and emergency equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Crew members are instructed in the operation of machinery and appliances relevant to their sphere of work on board. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Crew members are assessed for competence in the operation of machinery and appliances in their sphere of work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Task and duties are allocated to crew members which provide learning opportunities consistent with the requirements detailed in training programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Training resources are co-ordinated to ensure completion of tasks within a specified timeframe. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Feedback on the execution of tasks is given in a constructive manner and encourages improvement in the performance of future duties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The overall performance of individual crew members is assessed according to organisational policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Members are encouraged and assisted to make suggestions on how systems and procedures could be improved. 


    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 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 WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • The observation of safe working practices.
  • The contributing to effective human relationships on board.
  • The contributing to the training and assessment of crew members. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Contributing to effective human relationships on board. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • The maritime legal system. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Observing safe working practices in the supervision of personnel.
  • Contributing to effective human relationships on board.
  • Contributing to the training and assessment of crew members. 

  • 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:
  • This unit standard meets the requirements of the Seafarer's Training, Certification and 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 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
    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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