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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Provide operational and strategic support for a flight 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252120  Provide operational and strategic support for a flight 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Aerospace Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 
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 
This unit standard will enable learners to disseminate flight dispatch information to be used in the safe and efficient execution of a flight, by the flight deck crew and other role players in accordance with regulatory requirements. Learners will also be able to identify and highlight factors of operational significance.

Range: Flight dispatch information includes but is not limited to minimum fuel requirements, maximum allowable payload/Zero Fuel Weight, flight times vs. block times, weight and balance data, aeronautical and meteorological information, Air Traffic Services flight plan and route and destination information.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Planning to brief flight deck crew and other role players.
  • Conducting a dispatch briefing.
  • Concluding a briefing. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication skills at or equivalent to NQF Level 4.
  • Unit Standard: Gather and analyse data for flight and apply the appropriate rules to produce operational and Air Traffic Services (ATS) flight plans.
  • Unit Standard: Monitor the flight and analyse evolving conditions.
  • Unit Standard: ID242840 - Make oral presentations NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to brief flight deck crew and other role players. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Other role players include but are not limited to Director Flight Operations or designated post holder, Operations Control and Load Control. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The time and place of the briefing is specified within the parameters of the operation and in accordance with legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relevant information is reviewed within the parameters of the operation and in accordance with legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Briefing plan is compiled in accordance with organisational standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reasons for any departure from standard operations are identified and explained in terms of their significance to the flight deck crew and other role players. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct a dispatch briefing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Elements of a dispatch briefing are described in terms of industry best practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Elements may include but are not limited to timely, concise, constructive, tactful, respectful, factual and relevant.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Dispatch briefing is performed to meet the operational and strategic requirements of the flight. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Operational requirements may include but are not limited to weather information, pre-flight briefing information and fuel and weight data.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Operational significant elements are explained in terms of their impact on the flight. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Operational significant elements may include but are not limited to severe weather phenomena such as tropical cyclone, hurricane and volcanic ash, and non standard aircraft configurations such as gear down ferry flight, three engine ferry flight, terminal and en-route navigational facilities.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conclude the briefing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Feedback from the flight deck crew is responded to according to the operational requirements of the flight. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Responded to may include but not limited to recorded, interpreted and actioned.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Actioned items are evaluated for further implications and completeness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Follow-up actions and outcomes of the briefing are recorded and disseminated to the role players, in the required format. 


    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 
  • Active and passive listening methods and techniques.
  • How to concentrate and pay attention.
  • Principles of building and maintaining interpersonal relationship.
  • Principles of conducting open communication channels.
  • Giving and receiving feedback.
  • The nature, purpose and content of briefing sessions in the Flight Dispatch environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when identifying possible reasons for any departure from standard operations and explaining these in terms of their significance for the flight deck crew and other role players. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group and organisation community in the process of reaching agreement between all parties on what needs to be done, by when to follow up the briefing. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities in such a way that a briefing is conducted timeously on a basis that meets organisational needs and is concise,
    constructive, tactful, respectful, factual and relevant to the expected outcomes of the session. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to ensure that the briefing plan is accurate, relevant and maintains confidentiality in accordance with company standards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively in the process of maximising acceptance of the message and facilitating good working relationships. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems in the process of explaining all inputs and feedback received in relation to the expected outcomes of the briefing and the objectives of the operation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts in the pursuit of performing duties in a transparent way. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  59256   National Diploma: Flight Dispatch  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  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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    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.