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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain and understand the legislation related to handling and storage of ammunition and firearms during maintenance 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119775  Explain and understand the legislation related to handling and storage of ammunition and firearms during maintenance 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Combat Weapons Maintenance 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
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 
Learners credited with this Unit Standard are able to know and understand legislation pertaining to ammunition storage and firearms maintenance.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Explain the prohibitions of unlicensed firearms and ammunition in the working environment.
  • Explain the legislation pertaining to gunsmiths.
  • Explain the legislation pertaining to the storage and transport of firearms and ammunition.
  • Explain the legislation pertaining to the control of ammunition and firearm parts.
  • Explain the legislation pertaining to the requirements of mandatory inspections by authorised officials. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner embarking on study towards this unit standard will have the following:
  • Communication at NQF level 3 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the prohibitions of unlicensed firearms and ammunition in the working environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legal prohibitions of unlicensed firearms in the working environment is explained according to the Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of 2000). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Legal prohibitions of ammunition in the working environment is explained according to the Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of 2000). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Legal prohibitions of firearm parts in the working environment is explained according to the Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of 2000). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the legislation pertaining to gunsmiths. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legal prohibitions of work on trigger mechanisms is explained according to the Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of 2000). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Legal prohibitions of work on barrels is explained according to the Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of 2000). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Legal prohibitions of work on safety mechanisms is explained according to the Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of 2000). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Legal prohibitions of work on altering the serial numbers of firearms is according to the Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of 2000). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the legislation pertaining to the storage and transport of firearms and ammunition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The legal storage of ammunition is explained according to the Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of 2000). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The legal transportation of ammunitions is explained according to the Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of 2000). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The legal transportation of firearms is explained according to the Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of 2000). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The legal storage of firearms is according to the Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of 2000). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the legislation pertaining to the control of ammunition and firearm parts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legal prohibitions, restrictions on possession and use of ammunition are explained according to the Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of 2000). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Loading and reloading of ammunition are explained according to the Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of 2000). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Control of firearm parts is explained according to the Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of 2000). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Explain the legislation pertaining to the requirements of mandatory inspections by authorised official. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Mandatory requirements of authorised gunsmiths are explained according to the Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of 2000). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Mandatory requirements of facilities where firearms are stored are explained according to the Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of 2000). 


    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 
  • Firearms Control Act (Act 60 of 2000). 

  • 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 logical thinking when applying the relevant legislation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community with respect to the relevant legislation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively with respect to the relevant legislation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information with regards to any situation the relevant legislation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual and language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion pertaining to the relevant legislation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation pertaining to the relevant legislation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens with regard to the relevant legislation. 

    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
    Core  49739   Further Education and Training Certificate: Firearms Maintenance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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