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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Understand basic ship design, classification in relation to cargo handling 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242980  Understand basic ship design, classification in relation to cargo handling 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
13997  Recognise and understand basic ship design/type in relation to cargo handling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard will be able to plan and implement a cargo handling operation in the stevedoring environment, taking into account the limitations and advantages of basic ship types and designs.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying and explaining knowledge of vessel types and layout, their specific uses and limitations.
  • Identifying and explaining ship's lifting appliances in relation to vessel type and load.
  • Understanding and explaining knowledge of basic ship stability, ship stresses, structural strengths, depreciation and the impact thereof on stowing cargo. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners accessing this unit standard are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to the skills needed to effectively plan and implement a stevedoring cargo handling operation for any cargo vessel and including the loading, discharge and transfer of cargo, in consultation with ship and warehouse/transport and port/terminal personnel. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and explain knowledge of vessel types and layout, their specific uses and limitations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Vessel types are identified and listed according to specific uses and limitations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cargo storage areas are identified in relation to vessel layout. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Cargo storage areas, in relation to specific uses, are identified and explained as per ship design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Storage/Stowage limitations are identified and explained according to limitation requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Storage space/configuration, Deckstresses, Ventilation/temperatures and Maximum allowable weights and Shipper's instructions.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and explain ship's lifting appliances in relation to vessel type and load. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Lifting appliances include but are not limited to: Gantry crane, Jumbo, Stulken, Gemini, Conventional Derricks and Jibbed Cranes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Ship's lifting appliances are identified according to vessel type and load. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ship's lifting appliances are explained in relation to vessel design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of ship's lifting appliances are identified according to vessel type and load. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Understand and explain knowledge of basic ship stability, ship stresses, structural strengths, depreciation and the impact thereof on stowing cargo. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles of basic ship stability are described and the implication thereof explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ship stability includes but is not limited to: Hogging, sagging and deck stress allowances, longitudinal stability (trim), Transverse stability (list), metacentric height and Draft marks.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The principles and implications of deck stress allowances is explained and the numerical value correctly calculated, as per information provided. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ship's structure and lifting appliance limitations, are interpreted and explained in relation to load and in accordance with loading specifications. 


    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.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor 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.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed in the assessment criteria attached to the specific outcomes of the unit standard.
  • Basic numerical ability of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Newton's Laws of Physics.
  • Parallelogram of Forces (Triangle of Forces).
  • Basic knowledge of naval architecture and basic theory of stresses.
  • Definition of Terms as found in the latest edition of the South African Ports Cargo Handling Code of Practice issued by the National Port Authority and incorporated into the Maritime Occupational Safety Regulations 1994 by Government notice No. R. 1904.
  • It is to be noted that the Maritime Occupational Safety Regulations 1994 (in terms of the Merchant Shipping Act) apply to this Standard and not the Occupational Health & Safety Act. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical thinking skills: in relation to the stowage of cargo on a ship. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively: in the collation of all relevant information for the timeous understanding and completion of the critical stowage information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information: for the evaluation of stowage information to safely load and stow cargo. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (showing responsibly towards the environment and health of others): in relation to the use of lifting appliances and lifting gear. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 13997, "Recognise and understand basic ship design/type in relation to cargo handling", Level 4, 12 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  57831   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    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.
     
    1. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    2. DQ Staffing Solutions 
    3. Edu Wize Group Pty Ltd 
    4. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
    5. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    6. Limadi Industrial Projects 
    7. Makwedeng Training 
    8. Networx for Career Development 
    9. Production Management Institute (PMI) 
    10. Quantum Leap College Pty Ltd 
    11. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    12. Training Consultant and SD College 
    13. WHSE Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Yes We Can Consulting Pty Ltd 



    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.