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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE:|
|National Certificate: Marine Pilotage|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|57714||National Certificate: Marine Pilotage|
|SGB Maritime Operations|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|TETA - Transport Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Certificate||Field 11 - Services||Transport, Operations and Logistics|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||123||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered"
|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|
The qualifying learner will ensure the safe and efficient passage of vessels entering, sailing from and shifting within the port operation area. The competencies achieved through this qualification will be applied at all compulsory Pilotage ports in South Africa to international practice and Harbour regulations.
This qualification is aimed at learners that are in possession of a relevant undergraduate qualification and those with relevant experience as deck officers in deep sea. It will ensure that Marine Pilots are qualified and provide a professional service after the prescribed practical experience.
The learner assessed as competent against this qualification will be able to:
This unit standards based qualification will address the need for education and training of Marine Pilots in South Africa as there is no recognised National qualification currently. It will ensure compliance with international standard practice and Harbour regulations. In the past, the nature of the profession did not allow, nor promote, access to this area of economic activity. This qualification will entrench open-access to a career as a Marine Pilot.
To date, Maritime Pilots have been trained at Maritime Pilot Institute, Rotterdam. Marine Pilots for the South African market have always been trained at this institution in the Netherlands. This qualification will provide the National Ports Authority (NPA) of South Africa, the custodian of Maritime Training, the opportunity to offer this learning intervention for the first time. This will ensure that the NPA meets its strategic objective to facilitate the training of Marine Pilots in South Africa.
The Marine Pilot's specialist function is to safely handle the movement of all vessels within the harbour. This makes them key to the supply chain of the country and will therefore contribute to the economy as well. It will also address the perception of maintaining standards in the industry.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is compulsory for learners wishing to access this Qualification to be competent in:
Recognition of prior learning
This Qualification and all the fundamental, core and elective Unit Standards associated with it, as described in the rules of combination, can be achieved by any learner through the recognition of prior learning, which includes learning outcomes achieved through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. The exit-level outcomes and the related Unit Standards may also be achieved through the recognition of prior learning.
Access to the qualification
The learner should satisfy the competent pilotage authority's requirements that his/her medical fitness, particularly regarding eyesight, hearing and physical fitness meets the standards required for certification of masters and officers in charge of a navigational watch under the international Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW 1995) or as the relevant authorities consider appropriate. Learners must be qualified Deck officer STCW 95 (Valid Class 3) or equivalent.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The qualifying learner will achieve this Qualification by complying with the following rules of combination for the accumulation of credits:
Total credits: 123.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Communicate with all role-players to ensure optimal resource use to perform pilotage.
2. Apply marine pilotage knowledge to pilot a vessel or a tow into port.
3. Embark and disembark a vessel and perform pilotage or tow operation.
4. Apply skills, knowledge and attitudes of management to pilot a vessel or tow within port limits.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
Integrated assessment at the level of the Qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show that they are able to integrate concepts, ideas and actions across Unit Standards to achieve competence that is grounded and coherent in relation to the purpose of the Qualification. Integrated assessment should show how already demonstrated competence in individual areas can be linked and applied for the achievement of a holistic outcome as described in the exit level outcomes.
Integrated assessment must judge the quality of the observable performance, and also the quality of the thinking that lies behind it. Assessment tools must encourage learners to give an account of the thinking and decision-making that underpin their demonstrated performance. Some assessment practices will demand practical evidence while others may be more theoretical, depending on the type of outcomes to be assessed. The ratio between action and interpretation is not fixed, but varies according to the demands of the particular exit level outcome of the Qualification.
While the generic components of this Qualification at NQF Level 5 can be assessed through occupational contexts and activities relating to Marine Pilotage, care must be taken in both the learning programme and the assessment to ensure that these foundational skills are portable. The primary aim of this Qualification is to ensure that learners have a sound knowledge and skills base to prepare them for further learning, whatever career path they may choose. Learners must be able to transfer generic skills across a number of different contexts, and apply them within a number of learning areas.
A broad range of task-orientated and theoretical assessment tools may be used, with the distinction between practical knowledge and disciplinary knowledge maintained so that each takes its rightful place.
|This National Certificate in Marine Pilotage was compared with qualifications for the same purpose from various countries. These countries include those considered world leaders in Marine Operations. This research undertook to identify similarities and differences of Marine Pilot training in the relevant countries. The extent of this comparison covered the duration and depth of study and practice required to achieve competence. The integrated purpose of the qualifications as well as the units of competence and assessment statements was examined.
This National Certificate in Marine Pilotage has been benchmarked against International best practice from the following countries:
In Australia there are numerous qualifications in the Maritime Operations learning pathway, ranging from Certificates to Advanced Diplomas. However, no qualifications were found to cater for the training of Marine Pilots. The following units of competency relate to the National Certificate in Marine Pilotage.
Similarly, in New Zealand there are a number of qualifications in the Maritime Sub-field, however, no dedicated Marine Pilotage qualification was located. The following unit standards from the navigation and seamanship domain relate to the National Certificate in Marine Pilotage.
In the United Kingdom private institutions offer National Vocational Qualifications in Marine Operations. The level 4 NVQ in Marine Vessel Operations reflects the following components (mandatory and optional) that relate to the National Certificate in Marine Pilotage:
Pilotage training in Turkey is currently carried out using classical methods. Pilots are trained by experienced pilots. This system works quite well; however, this approach does not take advantage of the benefits of modern technical equipment, such as ship bridge simulators, that could improve the training efficiency.
In the United States of America, Boston for example, pilots are required to hold the highest professional maritime license endorsement (Oceans Unlimited Master) these mariners are the most highly skilled and trained mariners in the port.
As was the case in South Africa, in many African countries, the training of Marine Pilots is outsourced to Europe. In designing this qualification in pilotage, research was also done with our counter parts such as Namibia. They are considering recruiting Class III learners and modelling their training against South Africa.
The qualification found to be the most comparable to this one is the Training and Education of Marine Pilots in the Netherlands. Initially, the National Ports Authority of South Africa sent all trainee pilots on the Apprentice Pilot Training programme, Safeway Maritime, Rotterdam. The comparison is detailed in the table below:
These learning interventions are of the same duration in terms of both, theoretical and practical components. The duration is 52 weeks and 1200 notional hours of learning for the average learner. The three phases of the Dutch qualification closely resembles the content covered in many of the fundamental and core unit standards of the South African qualification.
The shaded area of the table below indicates the similarity between the compared qualifications for the training of Marine pilots. The elements of learning that are similar are also numbered in the table. This indicates that seven of the nine learning areas reveal a close similarity. The clear areas indicate a difference in the training content.
Apprentice Pilot Training - 52 weeks
1. Maritime English (SMCP) General communication procedures.
3. General regulations on maritime traffic.
4. Tides and hydrographic conditions.
5. Theoretical Manoeuvring.
6. Practical manoeuvring.
7. Radar Simulation.
1. Communication skills.
2. Bridge resource management.
3. General regulations of interest to pilots.
7. Radar Simulation.
1. Regional communication procedures.
3. Regional Regulations of Maritime traffic and piloting.
4.Topographical knowledge Tidal conditions Practical visits.
6. Practical navigation and manoeuvring in the designated area.
National Certificate: Marine Pilotage: 120 credits.
1. Communicate with role-players to perform pilotage, 8 credits.
2. Manage bridge resources, 8 credits.
3. Apply local, national and international codes, regulation and statutory reporting, 8 credits.
4. Apply knowledge of Hydrodynamics in pilotage, 15 credits.
5.Understand the principles of ship stability in relation to piloting a vessel, 10 credits.
7. Conduct VTS remote pilotage, 10 credits.
|The possibility exists for vertical articulation with this Qualification. The following proposed qualifications serve as examples of vertical articulation:
Examples of horizontal articulation with this Qualification:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||242838||Apply knowledge of hydrodynamics in pilotage||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||15|
|Core||242843||Apply the principles of ship stability in relation to piloting a vessel||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Core||242847||Conduct Vessel Traffic System remote pilotage||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Core||242837||Embark and disembark a vessel for the purposes of marine pilotage||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Core||242848||Manage bridge resources||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|Core||242849||Pilot a tow into port||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Core||242841||Pilot a vessel within port limits||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||24|
|Core||242845||Provide support to manage marine environmental risk in the port||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||5|
|Fundamental||242846||Apply regulations, codes and statutory reporting in marine pilotage||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|Fundamental||242844||Communicate with role players to perform pilotage||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|Fundamental||15096||Demonstrate an understanding of stress in order to apply strategies to achieve optimal stress levels in personal and work situations||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||5|
|Elective||242810||Manage Expenditure against a budget||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||15234||Apply efficient time management to the work of a department/division/section||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Elective||15237||Build teams to meet set goals and objectives||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||3|
|Elective||115823||Gather and manage information for decision-making||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||5|
|Elective||115833||Monitor, assess and manage risk||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Elective||13237||Optimise the quality assurance system||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
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