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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Occupational Certificate: Dock Master|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|102759||Occupational Certificate: Dock Master|
|Development Quality Partner-TETA|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|-||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Occupational Certificate||Field 11 - Services||Transport, Operations and Logistics|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||180||Not Applicable||NQF Level 05||Regular-ELOAC|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|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 purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as a Dock Master. A Dock Master plans, coordinates and controls the safe and efficient docking and undocking of all vessels and or structures for the purposes of surveys, planned maintenance, unplanned repairs, alterations and refits.
A qualified learner will be able to:
This qualification resulted from an identified industry and employer need and represents a step in the established sub-field learning pathway. It will contribute to sustainable management of ports, terminals and the ship repair industry to ensure South Africa's economic growth through providing additional ports and docking facilities to accommodate any of size of vessels.
With this qualification, the learner will undergo structured learning which will build on their skills and competencies thereby reducing incidents and potential hazards within the industry. Currently coaching and mentoring initiatives are common practice with structured on the job training within these agreements. While these initiatives exist, they vary in application from business to business, which will be aligned through the implementation of the Dock Master qualification.
Learners may range from unskilled progressing to becoming skilled workers. For learners within the industry, Recognition of Prior Learning may be considered, whereas new entrants may embark on this qualification with minimum requirements. Learners achieving this qualification may progress from smaller facilities to the management of larger facilities. Career opportunities may extend to management positions within Operations.
This qualification provides for implementation of programmes in South Africa which complies with international competitive trends in the ports and harbours industry. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) held in Porto during 2002 agreed on a strategy for training of Dock Master. It was further agreed that the programme will encompass diverse linguistic groups. Training of South African ports managers was outsourced to relevant countries which support the best international practice.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|Recognition of Prior Learning:
RPL for access to the external integrated summative assessment: Accredited providers and approved workplaces must apply the internal assessment criteria specified in the related curriculum document to establish and confirm prior learning. Accredited providers and workplaces must confirm prior learning by issuing a statement of result or certifying a work experience record.
RPL for access to the qualification: Accredited providers and approved workplaces may recognise prior learning against the relevant access requirements.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|This qualification is made up of the following compulsory Knowledge and Practical Skill Modules:
Total number of Credits for Knowledge Modules: 56.
Practical Skill Modules:
Total number of Credits for Practical Skill Modules: 54.
Work Experience Modules:
Total number of Credits for Work Experience Modules: 90.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Optimise the docking and undocking booking schedule in line with established safety requirements and regulations.
2. Plan and coordinate the docking and undocking of vessels.
3. Manage the docking and undocking of vessels.
4: Manage the warping of the vessel.
5: Manage the transfer of the vessel on land.
6. Manage environmental protection during docking and undocking of vessels.
7. Manage the maintenance and repair of the dock.
8. Manage security duties around the docks and vessels.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 6:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 7:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 8:
Integrated Formative Assessment:
The skills development provider will use the curriculum to guide them on the stipulated internal assessment criteria and weighting. They will also apply the scope of practical skills and applied knowledge as stipulated by the internal assessment criteria. This formative assessment leads to entrance into the integrated external summative assessment.
Integrated Summative Assessment:
An external integrated summative assessment, conducted through the relevant Quality Council for Trades and Occupations Assessment Quality Partner is required for the issuing of this qualification. The external integrated summative assessment will focus on the Exit Level Outcomes and Associated Assessment Criteria.
|The International Maritime Organisation and its member states (UK, Australia, and India) were selected as reference countries as they offer researching seminars and workshops, which are the only sources of information available to benchmark best practice as it was accepted as international standards.
Notwithstanding the complexity of training provided in the relevant countries, different best practices apply in the various countries and within the facilities themselves. Of the relevant selected countries especially UK, Australia and India, it does show similarities within the training conducted thereby supporting best practices for the common objectives across the countries. Furthermore, this is to ensure that qualifying learners comply with the standard and best practice of The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. This has been built into the South African qualification to ensure a level of reliability and standardisation.
The parallels between the various training received in the aforementioned countries is that training is primarily done on-the-job and advances is a gradual stage by stage process through exposure to various vessels and facilities. The South African qualification addresses this through the knowledge, practical and workplace exposure which is integrated into the assessment criteria.
South Africa is the thought leader of presenting a formal qualification. Training is purely work based and learners will therefore qualify once they have completed the acquired relevant skills set in the workplace.
This qualification compares favourably with the best practice approaches and training highlighted in the above three countries.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Qualifying for external assessment:
Additional legal or physical entry requirements:
Criteria for the accreditation of providers:
This qualification encompasses the following trades as recorded on the NLRD:
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|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.