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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain and demonstrate handling of emergencies in air traffic management 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244205  Explain and demonstrate handling of emergencies in air traffic management 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Aerospace Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Physical Sciences 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
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 
A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of emergency procedures.
  • Respond to critical emergencies in a given scenario.
  • Respond to non-critical emergencies in a given scenario. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication at NQF Level 4 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Where necessary ranges are specified in relation to specific outcomes and assessment criteria within the body of the standard. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of emergency procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Emergency types are explained in order to differentiate between critical and non-critical emergencies. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Emergency types, include but are not limited to diversion, radio-communication failure, aircraft accident.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Types of emergencies are explained with reference to their impact on air traffic service provision. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Types of emergencies include critical and non-critical emergencies.
  • Air traffic service provision includes AFIS, FIS, GCA, Area Control, Approach Control and Aerodrome Control.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Types of emergencies are explained with reference to their impact on aircraft performance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Impact on performance include, but are not limited to range, flight profile, diversion, flight path.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The purpose of an emergency plan is explained with reference to its application in support of aviation safety assurance. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Respond to critical emergencies in a given scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Aircraft accident emergency procedures are demonstrated within a given air traffic scenario in order to act in the interest of aviation safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The emergency procedures for critical airborne aircraft systems failure are demonstrated within a given air traffic scenario in order to act in the interest of aviation safety. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Critical airborne aircraft systems include, but are not limited to hydraulic systems, propulsion systems, de-icing systems, fire control systems.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Critical emergency related information is identified and interpreted within a given air traffic scenario in order to act in the interest of aviation safety. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Radar or non-radar simulated scenario may be used during assessment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Critical emergency related information includes, but is not limited to radar information, telephonic information, radio-communication.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Respond to non-critical emergencies in a given scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The emergency procedures for non-critical airborne aircraft systems failure are demonstrated within a given air traffic scenario in order to act in the interest of aviation safety. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Non-critical airborne aircraft systems include, but are not limited to transmitter failure, microphone failure, compass failure.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Non-critical emergency related information is identified and interpreted within a given air traffic scenario in order to act in the interest of aviation safety. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Radar or non-radar simulated scenario may be used during assessment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Non-critical emergency related information includes, but are not limited to radar information, telephonic information, radio-communication.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The emergency procedures for ground systems failure are demonstrated from an air traffic services perspective within a given scenario in the interest of aviation safety. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ground systems include, but are not limited to approach and navigation aids, lighting systems, communication systems, surveillance equipment failure.
     


    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 
  • Transponder codes.
  • Aircraft performance.
  • Aeronautical messages.
  • Aircraft systems.
  • Radio procedures.
  • Emergency service categories.
  • Flight rules.
  • Surveillance systems.
  • Pyrotechnical signals.
  • Aerodrome light signals.
  • Meteorology.
  • Fuel dumping procedures.
  • Unlawful interference.
  • Aviation legislation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Identify alternative methods for communicating/transmitting information when communication equipment failure is experienced.
  • Monitor the status of air traffic services facilities, identify and report facilities which have become unserviceable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    All information is verified and confirmed prior to distribution. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Maintain communication with Air Traffic Controllers and provide required information relevant to developing situations.
  • All equipment breakdown/failure is immediately reported to appropriate personnel to ensure the smooth and uninterrupted flow of information.
  • Prioritise and communicate information by order of importance. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Computer systems are used correctly to process accurate flight data. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Recognise the importance of providing efficient and effective support in an air traffic service environment. 

    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 
    Abbreviations:
  • SAR: Search and Rescue.
  • ATS: Air Traffic Service.
  • AFIS: Aerodrome flight information service.
  • FIS: Flight information service.
  • GCA: Ground controlled approach. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58581   National Certificate: Air Traffic Support  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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.
     
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