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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain optical and non-optical firearm sighting systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119776  Maintain optical and non-optical firearm sighting systems 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Combat Weapons Maintenance 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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  18 
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 maintain optical, non-optical and electronic firearm sighting systems within the firearms maintenance industry. A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of sighting systems.
  • Maintain sighting systems.
  • Trouble shoot faulty sighting systems by analysing the target. 

  • 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.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 3.
  • The unit standard Select use and care for engineering hand tools at NQF level 2 or its equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of sighting systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Basic principles of sighting systems are explained according to ballistics principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Non-optical sighting systems are explained and their operation is demonstrated in accordance with manufacturer's instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to peep and open sights.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Optical sighting systems are explained and their operation is demonstrated in accordance with manufacturer's instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to rifle telescopes, single point optical gun sights.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Maintain sighting systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Non-optical sighting systems are maintained according to manufacturer's instructions and workshop repair manual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Optical sighting systems are maintained according to manufacturer's instructions and workshop repair manual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Non-optical sighting systems are fitted and adjusted according to manufacturer's instructions and workshop repair manual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Optical sighting systems are fitted and adjusted according to manufacturer's instructions and workshop repair manual. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Trouble shoot faulty sighting systems by analysing the target. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Faulty sighting systems are identified by means of target analysis. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Faulty sighting systems are adjusted or repaired according to manufacturer's instruction and workshop repair manual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Fault finding techniques and procedures are demonstrated according to manufacturer's instruction and workshop repair manual. 


    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 
    N/A 

    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 maintaining sighting systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation with respect to maintaining sighting systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively with respect to maintaining sighting systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information with regards to any situation pertaining to sighting systems. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving of sighting systems do not exist in isolation. 

    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 
    Access to this unit standard:

    For safety requirements learners embarking on study towards this unit standard must have completed the unit standards Apply safety precautions in the maintenance of firearms and Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the operating principles in the maintenance of firearms. 

    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: 
    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.
     
    NONE 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.