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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE:|
|National Certificate: Inshore Maritime Operations|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|67329||National Certificate: Inshore Maritime Operations|
|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||130||Level 3||NQF Level 03||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|
This Qualification is aimed at people who work or intend to work on board a vessel and who seek recognition for essential skills in Inshore Operations. In particular, this Qualification will be useful for the following categories:
This Qualification is designed to equip qualifying learners with the knowledge and skills to conduct the essential operations associated with efficient and safe vessel operations inshore.
Learners will be able to:
Inshore maritime operations is a priority area within the South African context as it provides jobs to many people involved in the fishing and shipping industry and is regulated by legislation, national policies and strategies. In order to meet the requirements of the workplace it is important to be able to identify and recognise competent seamen at various levels. There is a critical need in this industry to identify and give recognition to people who are able to conduct the essential operations associated with efficient and safe onboard operations in at least one of the functions under fishing, deck or engine room operations.
This Qualification is the second in the learning pathway and will give candidates working in the maritime industry and the opportunity to build on experience or Qualifications they already have, and complement their practical skills with the essential knowledge needed to earn a formal Qualification in the maritime industry.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
Access to the Qualification:
Access is open to all learners who completed the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) pre-sea familiarisation programme.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The Qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component.
To be awarded the Qualification learners are required to obtain a minimum of 130 credits as detailed below.
The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:
All Unit Standards in the Fundamental Component are compulsory.
The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 43 credits all of which are compulsory.
The Elective Component consists of Unit Standards in a number of specialisations each with its own set of Unit Standards. Learners are to choose a specialisation area and Elective Unit Standards at least to the value of 51 Credits. The specialisations are as follows:
Co-ordinating Fleet Vessels:
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Contribute to safety and emergency related matters when working on a vessel.
2. Apply maritime pollution and safety legislation and company procedures.
3. Conduct support functions on board a sea going vessel.
Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|The outcomes are specified in terms of a combination of Specific and Critical Cross-Field Outcomes as defined in the different unit standards. On achieving this Qualification, a Learner is able to:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
The term `Integrated Assessment` implies that theoretical and practical components should be assessed together and that more than one competency, assessment criterion and specific outcome should be assessed together, where possible. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies.
Assessment of communication and mathematical literacy should be integrated as far as possible with other aspects and should use authentic inshore maritime operational contexts wherever possible. 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.
The achievement of applied competence of this Qualification will be demonstrated if the learner is able to apply operational knowledge and skills to operate on board a sea going vessel in a safe manner.
Assessors should note that evidence of integration could well be presented by candidates when being assessed against the individual unit standards. Thus, there should not necessarily be separate assessments for each unit standard and then further assessment for integration. Well designed assessments should make it possible to gain evidence against each unit standard while at the same time gaining evidence of integration.
Where it is not possible to assess the learner in the workplace or on-the-job, simulations, case studies, role-plays and other similar techniques should be used to provide a context appropriate to the assessment.
|An Inshore Maritime Operation is an area with globally recognised best practices, standards and Qualifications. This Qualification and set of Unit Standards utilises international and locally recognised best practice and standards.
The International Convention for Standards for Training and Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel (STCW-F) was adopted in July 1995 by a diplomatic conference convened under the auspices of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
South Africa is a member of the IMO Council and is expected to support this initiative and this Qualification complies with these principles and practices.
The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) introduced in domestic law the principles and standards embodied in the convention. This Qualification is an example of that and the majority of unit standards were drawn up with reference to the related maritime legislation, amendments and codes.
The following Qualifications, courses and modules were used as part of the international comparability exercise. All the countries shown below were used because they are all party to the International Convention for Standards for Training and Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel (STCW-F) was adopted in July 1995.
Papua New Guinea - National Fisheries College:
Certificate in Fishing Operations 1 (CFO1):
A course for deckhand Qualifications for fishing boat crews:
Certificate in Small Fishing Operations 1 and 2:
The above Qualifications compare well with the South African Unit Standards that are more specifically based on the Fishing Specific Elective category as well as the use of radio's and safety issues. These Qualifications also emphasise the importance of discipline and team work aboard a vessel.
United Kingdom-Maritime Training (Plymouth):
Efficient Deck Hand (Ref.MCA-MGN 10):
Deck Officer Certificates of Competence-Ancillary Courses:
> Basic principles of First Aid.
> Fire Fighting; Survival at Sea.
> Personal Safety and Social Responsibility.
> Principles of Fire Fighting.
> Command and Control of Fire Fighting Teams.
> Navigation principles.
> Electronic navigation aids.
> Radar Principles and Operation.
> Collision prevention.
> Automatic Radar Plotting Aids.
> Navigational aids.
> Bridge watchkeeping.
> Prevention of collision.
> Radar principles.
The courses and Qualifications offered by the United Kingdom are also well aligned with ours. However these are specifically aimed at people working on the deck of a vessel and exclude the Engineering and Fishing specific Elective components of the South African Qualification.
Australia-Australian Maritime College-School of Maritime Industry Operations (SMIO):
Deck Hand Course:
The above course only offers the learners skills which will allow them to become licensed to be able to work on board a vessel. It does not prepare them in any way for the other disciples required to be a competent Deck Hand or Engineer aboard a vessel.
United States; Fort Lauderdale-Maritime Professional Training Masters, Mates and Engineers Inc:
Lifeboatman/Proficiency in survival Craft and Rescue Boats:
Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA):
Advanced Fire Fighting:
The Courses offered by the United States, as with the Australian ones also only cover certain aspects of working on board a vessel. They do however place a huge emphasis on the safety aspect of working on board a vessel. It also covers an in-depth knowledge of navigation, which is offered at a higher level in South Africa.
India-International Maritime Training Centre (Mumbai):
Practical Deck Skills Workshop:
This course does not compare well to its South African counter part as it only focuses on working with ropes and the general maintenance on board a vessel.
New Zealand - New Zealand Qualifications Authority.
The first noticeable difference between the South African Qualification and the New Zealand one is the number of credits available for the Qualification. It goes without saying that the South African Qualification together with its associated Unit Standards is far more comprehensive. The other difference is that it is pitched at a higher level, which is offered at NQF Level 3 in South Africa.
The contents of the above international Qualifications, courses and modules are reflected clearly in this Qualification's Exit Level Outcomes, in the related Associated Assessment Criteria and in the Unit Standards. It is evident that the international Qualifications and the South African Qualification have very similar, if not the same, contents. Again it is clear that the South African Qualification offers a more comprehensive coverage than any of its international counterparts.
|Horizontal articulation is possible with:
Vertical progression is possible with:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Assessors registered with TETA and/or SAMSA must carry out the assessment of candidates for any of the unit standards that make up this Qualification. The following criteria are specified for assessors concerning the technical aspects of the Qualification:
|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||264874||Demonstrate proficiency in survival craft activities||Level 2||NQF Level 02||7|
|Core||243986||Describe and apply fire prevention and fire fighting aboard ship||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|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||244010||Demonstrate knowledge of vessel construction and stability||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Core||264959||Explain and deal with oil spills and environmental safety at sea||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Core||243999||Explain pollution control and safe working practices||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Core||244181||Perform hand over and take over responsibilities||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||243989||Respond to distress signals and emergencies at sea and in port||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||9533||Use communication skills to handle and resolve conflict in the workplace||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Fundamental||119472||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9010||Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Fundamental||9013||Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Fundamental||119457||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9012||Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119467||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||7456||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119465||Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||243993||Demonstrate an understanding of marine safety information||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||244006||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of safety techniques aboard ship||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||264882||Demonstrate personal safety and social responsibilities at sea||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||264860||Demonstrate personal survival techniques in the event of ship abandonment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||264886||Explain responsible fishing measures||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||243991||Operate radar equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||14682||Prepare and assemble welding equipment related to welding processes||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||119744||Select, use and care for engineering hand tools||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Elective||12219||Select, use and care for engineering power tools||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Elective||243063||Weld carbon steel work-pieces using the shielded metal arc welding process in the down-hand position.||Level 2||NQF Level 02||15|
|Elective||243072||Weld workpieces using the oxy-acetylene gas welding process in the downhand position||Level 2||NQF Level 02||10|
|Elective||264856||Carry out fire fighting management activities on a sea going vessel||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||264885||Carry out marine diesel and fuel oil bunkering activities||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||264863||Conduct a safe passage using radar||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||119844||Conduct maritime rigging operations||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||264889||Cut, form and shape sheet metal||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||264879||Deal with the performance of the trawl assembly during fishing activities||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||116450||Demonstrate a broad understanding of pneumatic and hydraulic systems and concepts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||264894||Demonstrate an understanding of responsible fishing||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||244001||Demonstrate an understanding of the Merchant Shipping Collision Regulations||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||243996||Explain and apply safety measures related to fishing operations, fishing gear and fish handling||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||264878||Explain flotation, buoyancy, stability and the centre of gravity with reference to a sea going vessel||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||264854||Explain the construction and operation of diesel engines of sea going vessels||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||264859||Explain the specific operation and maintenance activities required in the engineering department on board a vessel||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||264881||Explain the working and operation of on board machinery and propulsion systems on a sea going vessel||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|Elective||264914||Manoeuvre a sea going vessel at sea and in port||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||264875||Operate fishing technology used to monitor fish and fishing equipment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|Elective||244000||Operate refrigeration equipment on board a vessel||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||264887||Outline the specific parts of the hull structure and fittings on a sea going vessel||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||264884||Perform specific navigating activities while on a coastal passage||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||264888||Perform specific watchkeeping activities||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||264876||Plan and conduct a safe passage when nearing specific approaches under different weather conditions||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||119843||Prepare nets for fishing operations||Level 3||NQF Level 03||12|
|Elective||264877||Take command of a sea going vessel||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|Elective||264880||Use shipboard meteorological instruments on a fishing vessel||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||119837||Conduct clearing of vessels for arrival and departure||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||119839||Conduct communications between shore and sea||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||119840||Conduct vessel administration activities||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||264883||Construct and repair fishing nets for commercial fishing||Level 4||NQF Level 04||9|
|Elective||119842||Coordinate performance, maintenance and repairs||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||119848||Coordinate safety management of vessels alongside quay||Level 4||NQF Level 04||9|
|Elective||119847||Demonstrate an understanding of fishing related technology||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||119846||Demonstrate an understanding of ships and related functions||Level 4||NQF Level 04||7|
|Elective||119845||Discharge product from vessel||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||262178||Interpret the effect of operating conditions on components, safety and control devices||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||119841||Manage fishing operations at shore||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||264858||Plan, conduct and review a fishing trip||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Elective||119836||Provide provisions, services and crew to meet vessel needs||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||119838||Provide weather information relating to fishing||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||264855||React to emergencies and distress signals at sea, and in port||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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