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|Further Education and Training Certificate: Sport Technical Officiating|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|66809||Further Education and Training Certificate: Sport Technical Officiating|
|SGB Sport, Recreation & Fitness|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|CATHSSETA - Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sports Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Further Ed and Training Cert||Field 02 - Culture and Arts||Sport|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||151||Level 4||NQF Level 04||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
This qualification will enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skills and attributes that will enable them to interpret and consistently apply rules and regulations of a chosen sport specific code in a professional manner.
This qualification is aligned to actual practice and the learner who successfully achieves the outcomes of this qualification will have developed the competence to apply the rules and laws of sport to ensure fair play.
In particular they will be able to:
> Range: Applicable legislation refers to the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Qualifying learners will be able to work in various sporting codes as referees, umpires, judges, scorers, time keepers, table officials, starters, statisticians, line and touch judges, announcer, etc.
This qualification comprises of unit standards that serve as the building blocks towards progression to either National Certificate in Coaching Science or National Certificate in Sports Management or any other sports related qualifications as part of career advancement at NQF Level 5.
Rationale for the qualification:
This qualification is designed to meet the needs of individuals who are already involved or intend to be involved in the sporting community serving as officials, administrators and volunteers. The qualification meets the needs of those who are currently participating in sporting activities namely; players, coaches, fitness trainers who may aspire to become technical officials within a specific sports code club, school or age-group teams at all levels.
This qualification also provides access to those wishing to enter the sport industry as a career change and pursue an occupation as a professional technical official. Certificate holders will at the end of learning be able to apply the specific skills of umpiring and officiating in their chosen sport code.
Given the extreme demands which are placed on sports men and women to perform and compete regularly in communities, schools and clubs at local, regional, national and international levels, it is imperative that the quality of Technical Officiating is of such a standard that firm and fair decisions are consistently made to ensure that the performance of the athlete/player/participant/team, and not the performance of the Technical Officiating, becomes the primary focus thus, enhancing the enjoyment of the game by both participants, officials and spectators.
This is precisely why the outcomes of this qualifications are so structured to enable the technical official to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attributes to not only, operate at the required best practice standards, but also to develop the coping skills and abilities to make split second decisions that will withstand the scrutiny of technology used in a number of sport specific codes.
This Further Education and Training Certificate therefore serves as a basis of a well co-ordinated approach to qualify Technical Officials who will not only, complement the goals/objectives of the coaching fraternity, but who will also, by means of their professional conduct contribute to the development of sport in general. This training will increase the levels of participation throughout the country at the respective levels of competition thus producing additional employment opportunities in the sport industry.
Currently there is training taking place in the different federations utilising small learning programmes for individuals in the mass participation programme for volunteers, these are not aligned with any qualification or unit standard registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). This qualification will offer service providers an opportunity to align the respective sport federation courses (for example, Level 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4) to the NQF Levels hence the urgent need for the development of this qualification.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that learners are competent in:
Recognition of Prior Learning:
This qualification can be achieved wholly or in part through the Recognition of Prior Learning and the qualification may be granted to learners who have acquired the skills and knowledge without attending formal courses, providing they can demonstrate competence in the outcomes of the individual Unit Standards as required by the Fundamental, Core and Elective areas stipulated in the qualification and by the ELOs.
An RPL process may also be used to credit learners with Unit Standards in which they have developed the necessary competency as a result of workplace, experiential and other learning.
Learners submitting themselves for RPL should be thoroughly briefed prior to the assessment, and will be required to submit a Portfolio of Evidence in the prescribed format to be assessed for formal recognition. While this is primarily a workplace-based qualification, evidence from other areas of endeavour may be introduced if pertinent to any of the ELOs.
Access to the Qualification:
Except for learning assumed to be in place, there is open access to any learner.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The qualification consists of Fundamental, Core and Elective unit standards. A minimum of 151 credits is required to achieve the qualification. The credits are allocated as follows.
Fundamental Component (56 credits) Compulsory for all learners.
The Fundamental Component consists of the following learning, which is compulsory for all learners:
It is therefore compulsory for learners to do Communication in two different South African languages, one at NQF Level 4 and the other at NQF Level 3.
Core Component (81 credits) Compulsory for all learners.
The Elective Component consists of a number of Specialisations. Learners are to choose a specialisation and complete unit standards totalling a minimum of 14 credits from the unit standards listed for the specialisation. Where a specific specialisation consists of unit standards totalling less than 14 credits, learners are to select unit standards from other specialisation to give a minimum of 14 credits. For Gymnastics and Equine learners have to choose a minimum of one specialisation.
The specialisation is as fllows:
Gymnastic (Learners have to choose one specialisation):
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Demonstrate administrative and managerial functions related to technical officiating.
2. Apply rules and regulations in terms of the sport federations' safety and risk requirements.
3. Officiate and control during sporting activities to ensure fairness and integrity in a specific sporting context.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of and apply laws, rules, regulations and procedures to effectively officiate a chosen sport activity.
Critical Cross-Field Outcomes.
The qualifying learner will be able to:
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
> Range: Report includes but is not limited score sheet, match report, tournament report and risk assessment report.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
> Range: Special needs include but are not limited to HIV, special populations and or and various categories of disability.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
> Range: Planning and preparation refers to activities to be conducted before, during and after the game/competition.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
> Range: Legislation includes but is not limited to municipal by-laws, provincial ordinances and national acts.
The core component of this qualification represents a codifying of the activities of the senior site or provincial guide. Assessment of every one of the assessment criteria belonging to the core component can be completed during the course of a guided experience. That is, with the exception of those theoretical aspects, (such as relevant legislation) which are best assessed in the form of a written examination, the entire core assessment should be integrated.
Furthermore, the assessment criteria contained in the fundamental unit standards can, almost entirely, be fully assessed in the course of carrying out the activities required by the core component.
Guiding skills, the extent and accuracy of the candidate's knowledge and the care for clients' needs can likewise be assessed in the process of conducting a client (or clients) on a guided experience.
Integrated assessment at this level will evaluate the learner's ability to combine actions and ideas across a range of activities and knowledge areas.
The integrated assessment must specifically assess the learner's ability to:
The assessment will require assessment methods that measure and evaluate evidence gathered from on-the-job activities. Since assessment practices must be open, transparent, fair, valid and reliable (ensuring that no learner is disadvantaged in any way whatsoever), an integrated assessment approach is incorporated into the qualification.
A variety of methods must be used in assessment, and tools and activities must be appropriate to the context in which the learner is working or will work. Where it is not possible to assess the learner in a workplace, simulations, case studies, role-plays and other similar techniques should be used to provide a context appropriate to the assessment.
The term integrated assessment implies that theoretical and practical components should be assessed together. Whenever possible the assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values shown in the Unit Standards should be integrated and, during integrated assessment, the assessor should make use of a range of formative and summative assessment tools and methods. Combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflexive competencies should be assessed. Assessment should further ensure that all Specific Outcomes, Embedded Knowledge and Critical Cross-Field Outcomes are evaluated in an integrated way, utilising Assessment Criteria contained within each Unit Standard.
Assessors must assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience, as RPL assessment can be applied subject to the rules and criteria of the relevant ETQA.
|This qualification was compared with equivalent qualifications from a number of countries. Searches have been conducted from countries in New Zealand, United Kingdom, Australia, China, America, Canada, Scotland, and the SADC region through universities and other institutions offering courses or short courses in technical officiating for sport. The purpose of this International Comparability study is to ensure compatibility, comparability and compliance with existing international qualification specifications in terms of scope, content, context and duration of courses offered in this field.
The search in most countries, especially in universities has indicated that Technical Officiating forms a small part of the qualification and offered as a unit (unit standard) in a National Certificate or Diploma in Sports Performance and Excellence.
Australia is considered a leader in the development and promotion of sports officials especially Western Australia. The Department of Sport and Recreation coordinates a number of programs, workshops, accredited courses and scholarships to provide ongoing support and development for officials. Most countries are using its programmes to train their technical officials including African countries.
This qualification and its unit standards have been successfully compared with similar qualifications and unit standards from Australia at Levels II and IV and New Zealand at Level 3 respectively, as their training programmes included the components of the general principles of officiating that apply to most sports and sport-specific skills, rules and techniques of officiating in the particular sport, the same manner in which our qualification is structured although there are some differences in the placement of unit standards in either the core component or elective component.
SRS40306: Certificate IV in Sport (Officiating):
This qualification facilitates the development of the following knowledge and skills at the national level. The National Officiating Accreditation Scheme (NOAS) which was established in 1994 is a national education and training system for officials at all levels to assist National Sporting Organisations also uses this qualification to develop a group of skilled officials.
Learners/officials wishing to undertake this qualification should be established officials and/or participants in the respective sport in which they are seeking a qualification.
Learners completing this qualification will be competent in: Supervising sporting events; controlling the entry and participation of competitors in sporting events; determining violations of rules and regulations and determining penalties for those breaches; deciding on results and, recording and announcing of results; evaluating, analysing and modifying the conduct and outcomes of officiating to improve performance; managing conflict related to officiating; planning, implementing and evaluating a fitness and recovery program for officials, which incorporates nutrition for peak performance; being involved in the administration of competitions and athletes; producing reports for cash flow forecasts and budgetary purposes; and being responsible for equipment required for competitions.
Canoeing; Canoe polo:
Surf life saving:
According to the search results, it has been noted that many countries in Europe including African countries are using the Australian qualification in designing their training programmes or courses especially at levels II, III and IV. We have therefore chosen the Australian qualifications as best practice at Levels III and IV where the majority of unit standards on both qualifications show a substantial degree of similarity with our qualification.
SRS30406: Certificate IV in Sport (Officiating):
This qualification is targeting learners/officials who are wishing to undertake this qualification should be established officials and/or participants in the respective sport in which they are seeking a qualification. This qualification facilitates the development of the following knowledge and skills at the state/territory level and will be equipped with knowledge and skills of supervising sporting events; controlling the entry and participation of competitors in sporting events; determining violations of rules and regulations and determining penalties for those breaches; deciding on results and, recording and announcing of results; applying self-reflection techniques to evaluate and modify their officiating performance; resolving conflict related to officiating; developing a fitness and recovery program for officials; administrating competitions; maintaining daily financial records; and being responsible for equipment required for competitions.
The qualification comprises of the following units which some compare favourably with the South African qualification on Technical Officiating at Level 4.in the core, fundamental and elective components.
Canoeing; Canoe polo:
Surf life saving:
National Certificate in Sport (Umpiring-Officiating) (Level 3):
A search has been conducted in New Zealand and one qualification has been identified where certain unit standards compare well with the South African qualification although it is pegged at NQF Level 3. The main purpose of the qualification is more similar to that of our qualification in that it recognises the skills required to manage local club, school or age-group teams at intermediate to top levels in the delivery of sport, with little or no direct supervision. Certificate holders are able to apply their knowledge and skills to familiar and new situations in the delivery of sport, involving complex, non-routine tasks of a broad range of variety. The qualifications unit standards focus on the following domains; Sport management, health, sport teaching and coaching, self-management, occupational health and safety practice, communication, writing and service sector core skills.
When comparing the New Zealand qualification "National Certificate in Sport (Umpiring-Officiating) at Level 3 it has been noticed that the Core and Elective areas are very similar to our qualification, the differences being only with the Fundamental Unit Standards included in our qualification:
United States of America:
Coahoma Community College:
This course is designed to assist sports officials to apply recovery planning and training to improve sport officials performance. The following units are offered in this course and most of them compare favourably with the South African qualification:
> Adhere to safety procedures.
> Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory compliance.
> Make decisions.
> Follow sport rules or techniques.
> Use oral or written communication techniques.
>Recognize public safety hazards.
> Signal directions or warnings to coworkers
> Training and Teaching Others.
> Instruct participants in recreational activities.
> Teach sports rules or techniques.
> Communicate visually or verbally.
> Relay information to proper officials.
> Confer with other departmental heads to coordinate activities.
> Coordinate recreational activities.
> Maintain records, reports, or files.
> Prepare reports.
> Prepare safety reports.
> Detect infractions of rules.
> Observe actions of participants at athletic events.
> Processing Information.
> Perform varied measurements.
> Explain rules, policies or regulations.
> Inspect or test materials to verify safety standards or ensure meeting of specifications.
Edexel-Sport Level 2 Certificate for Sports Officials:
The qualification offers those with an interest in being an official in sport a mechanism to gain an accredited qualification in one of a number of sport-specific officials pathways. The qualification is based on the Level 2 National Occupational Standards for Sports Officials and provides a stepping-stone to an NVQ in being a Sports Official, where such exist. The qualification contains five common mandatory units and in time a number of optional sport-specific pathway units for candidates to choose from.
The qualification is composed of five mandatory units and a number of sport-specific optional units which will be added to the qualification over time. Candidates are required to complete the mandatory units and one optional unit, reflecting the sport within which they officiate. Currently available optional units include: Officiating Football; Officiating Cricket (Umpire); Officiating Cricket (Scorer).
Africa and SADC:
Most qualifications and courses are offered at a Degree level for Physical Education and Sport Science. Therefore most courses found at this level were difficult to compare due to the reason that the course description/content is not easily accessible or opened. In many other cases, sport officiating is offered as a unit (for example, a 3 hour unit) within the entire qualification which makes it difficult to compare with this qualification.
The results of the research indicate that the Australian qualifications compare favourably with the South African qualification especially "Certificates III and IV in Sport Officiating" with some additional elements from "Certificate II in Sport Officiating", which incorporate officiating at Junior and Beginner level. The inclusion of Fundamental Unit Standards in the SA qualification remain the main difference in qualifications compared with where only a few communication and no mathematical literacy unit standards are incorporated.
|Possibilities for horizontal articulation include:
Possibilities for vertical articulation within the sport environment include:
The options as listed above provide the opportunity to ensure that assessment and moderation can be transparent, affordable, valid, reliable and non-discriminatory.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|For an applicant to register as an assessor or moderator of this qualification the applicant needs:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||13912||Apply knowledge of self and team in order to develop a plan to enhance team performance||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Core||13915||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS in a workplace, and its effects on a business sub-sector, own organisation and a specific workplace||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||244181||Perform hand over and take over responsibilities||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Core||255818||Perform rescue breathing and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Core||254220||Provide primary emergency care/first aid as an advanced first responder||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Core||116720||Show understanding of diversity in the workplace||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||243298||Apply administrative skills and knowledge in a sport organisation||Level 4||NQF Level 04||11|
|Core||120394||Apply communication principles, strategies and processes in a leadership role||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Core||264495||Apply rules and regulations in officiating competitive sporting events||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||243296||Apply values and ethics to a sport organisation||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||264519||Demonstrate an understanding of safety measures to field of play||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||264516||Develop and maintain own physical and mental conditioning||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Core||243301||Manage safety and emergency incidences||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Core||264535||Officiate and control sporting activities||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||264522||Develop coping skills to deal with emotional, behavioural and cognitive challenges||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Fundamental||119472||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119457||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119467||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119465||Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9015||Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||119462||Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||119469||Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||9016||Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Fundamental||119471||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||7468||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||119459||Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||264518||Apply rules to officiate at multi-sport related competitions||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||264634||Demonstrate knowledge of and apply rules and regulations to effectively officiate a netball game||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||264636||Interpret and apply rules and regulations for Level 1-3 judging in Men's Artistic Gymnastics and Women's Artistic Gymnastics||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||264517||Interpret and apply rules and regulations for Level 1-3 judging in Aerobic Gymnastics and/or Rope Skipping||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||264520||Interpret and apply rules and regulations for Level 1-3 judging in Rhythmic Gymnastics||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||264635||Interpret and apply rules and regulations to judge on archery tournament at a club level (Beginner)||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||264554||Interpret and apply the Acrobatic Gymnastics Rules and Regulations for Level 1-6 judging in Acrobatic Gymnastics||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||264515||Interpret and apply the rules and regulations of the codes of points of judging in the selected disciplines||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||264537||Interpret and apply the Tumbling and/or Trampoline Gymnastics rules and regulations for elementary and novice judging||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||114977||Use a spreadsheet package to produce and manage business documents||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||114978||Use a word processing package to produce business documents||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||264614||Apply the laws of badminton to effectively umpire a game||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||264594||Apply the rules and regulations to referee a badminton tournament||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||264539||Assist with designing courses for an equestrian event at provincial level||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Elective||264523||Coach or develop beginners on recurve bows for junior tournaments (Coach)||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||264494||Demonstrate knowledge of and apply laws of the game to effectively officiate a football game||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||264654||Demonstrate knowledge of and apply rules and regulations to officiate different styles of wrestling||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||264514||Demonstrate knowledge of and apply rules, regulations and procedures to effectively officiate a tennis match/tournament||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||243947||Develop self within the job role||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||264555||Interpret and apply rules and regulations to effectively officiate a swimming competition at club, provincial, national, continental and international level||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||264536||Interpret and apply rules and regulations to judge an equestrian event at entry level||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Elective||264540||Interpret and apply rules and regulations to steward an equestrian event at entry level||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Elective||264534||Interpret and apply the fundamental rules and regulations of volleyball||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||264521||Interpret and apply the fundamental rules of netball at the beginner level||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||264524||Interpret and apply the rules and regulations of sailing at a beginner level||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||243300||Lead a community sport activity||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||242810||Manage Expenditure against a budget||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||242811||Prioritise time and work for self and team||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||264538||Use communication strategies to referee football at a local or district level||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Elective||264574||Use communication strategies to referee judo at a tournament||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||114049||Demonstrate an understanding of Computer Database Management Systems||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||7|
|Elective||254457||Develop and implement team ethical behaviour and discipline||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||5|
|Elective||252178||Support sport or fitness participation for people living with HIV/AIDS||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Elective||13927||Utilise personal development training for personal growth||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||5|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|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.