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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain a sport or fitness environment and equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
254462  Maintain a sport or fitness environment and equipment 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Sport, Recreation & Fitness   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
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  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
10212  Maintain Fitness Environment and Equipment  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners credited with this Unit Standard are able to maintain the hygiene and safety of a fitness facility. They will also be able to carry out preventative maintenance of fitness equipment, this ensuring the safety and efficient running of the fitness environment and its apparatus.

On achievement of this unit standard the learner will understand and be able to:
  • Maintain the safety, hygiene and efficiency of a sport and fitness environment or facility.
  • Identify the elements of maintenance and create an inventory to facilitate effective maintenance.
  • Supervise the preparation of a safe fitness and sport environment.

    On completion of this unit standard the learner should be ready to develop learning in further processes related to maintenance of a sport or fitness environment and equipment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    A learner aspiring to complete this unit standard assumed to have successfully completed:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Numeracy NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range statements are either explicitly reflected or implied in the specific outcomes and assessment criteria of this unit standard. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Maintain the safety, hygiene and efficiency of a sport and fitness environment or facility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The environment is maintained in a safe and hygienic way. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment is placed for ease of access for able and disabled persons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment is identified in terms of names and function. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range includes but is not limited to training equipment, skills equipment, sport specific equipment.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify the elements of maintenance and create an inventory to facilitate effective maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of maintenance is defined with reference to costs, safety and sustainability of the equipment and a roster drawn up to schedule maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Environment is checked regularly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Servicing of equipment is carried out in accordance with its safe, efficient and effective use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Records of in-house servicing and maintenance, are kept. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Supervise the preparation of a safe fitness and sport environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A safe, risk free environment is secured for optimum use of the environment and equipment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Designation, marking out, cordoning off, field preparation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The environment and equipment are prepared for utilization and events. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment is checked for safety, handled, stored and erected according to manufacturer's and industry requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard (including through RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU 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 one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The knowledge, skill and understanding which should be embedded in the process to enable the learner to become competent in all of the Specific Outcomes, based on the appropriate Assessment Criteria, for this unit standard, includes:
  • Sport equipment; their names, purposes and functions.
  • Maintenance of environment and equipment.
  • Equipment maintenance and preventative maintenance.
  • Hygienic factors of all areas.
  • Record keeping.
  • Service records. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving is required to ensure a safe, risk free environment for optimum use of the environment and equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self organisation is evidenced through the drawing up of a roster to schedule maintenance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Additionally, communication is established as an area of development in its own right. Also, aspects of personal development feature throughout the achievement of this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Science and technology is used when equipment is checked for safety, handled, stored and erected according to requirements. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  63669   Further Education and Training Certificate: Fitness  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  64369   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sport Coaching: Juniors/Beginners  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  60309   National Certificate: Sport Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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