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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor a flight and analyse evolving conditions 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252124  Monitor a flight and analyse evolving conditions 
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  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 
Persons credited with this unit standard are able to source the flight folio, prepare flight following systems, including flight termination, communicate with roleplayers for the purposes of disseminating information, addressing requests for support from the flight deck crew and facilitating specialist decision-making and process the flight history documentation in order to provide operational and strategic support for a flight.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Preparing for monitoring flight.
  • Performing flight following.
  • Analysing evolving conditions.
  • Finalising the flight following process. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 or equivalent.
  • Mathematics at NQF Level 4 or equivalent.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Physical Science at NQF Level 4 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Flight following includes but is not limited to monitoring the ground movements, aircraft position whilst in flight and monitoring environmental and operational conditions and events.
  • Roleplayers include but are not limited to flight deck crew, pilot in command, Chief Pilot or designated alternate and Operations Control. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for monitoring flight. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A flight folio containing the operational flight plan and load control documentation is sourced to facilitate the monitoring of the operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Flight following tools are prepared for use to ensure the relevant data is available. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The correlation between graphic data and flight plan navigational data is checked and confirmed to ensure accurate data capture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All communication systems are tested to confirm serviceability. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform flight following. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Progress of flight is monitored against the operational flight plan to determine progress or deviations from planned route and schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Communications are initiated according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    True cause and extent of deviations is determined in order to establish the impact on scheduled operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Information is disseminated to roleplayers in order that they can take action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Flight termination is monitored to conclude the flight following process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse evolving conditions. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Evolving conditions may include but are not limited weather conditions, natural disasters/abnormal natural phenomena, actual aircraft position reports versus planned aircraft positions, aircraft fuel and technical status, valid over flight and landing clearance window, route constraints/restrictions, aero-political factors, air traffic navigation environment, developments in route structures and airport facilities, manufacture's airworthiness directives and services bulletins, unsafe and/or emergency conditions on board and security situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The latest meteorological facility reports are obtained and analysed to determine if the operation may continue as planned and if not, contingency plans are initiated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Flight deck crew is kept updated with additional available information on routine and changing meteorological conditions and irregularities of facilities and services to facilitate decisions that may require intervention. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Interventions are initiated, on the basis of any irregular event, in order to have the appropriate facilities and services available as required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Technical non-standard situations are evaluated and appropriate support services are contacted to facilitate specialist decision-making. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Finalise the flight following process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Flight history documentation is processed in accordance with the regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Handover documentation is completed to ensure continuity of flight following and the operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Dispatcher and flight crew debriefing is conducted as required, in compliance with regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The flight folio containing operational flight plan, load control and other supporting documentation is archived in accordance with regulations. 


    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 
  • Rules of the air.
  • Aviation terminology and procedures.
  • Flight following processes and procedures.
  • Flight following systems.
  • Communication systems.
  • Causes and extent of deviations from planned routes and schedules.
  • Meteorological facility reports.
  • Irregularities of facilities and services, irregular events, and technical non-standard situations.
  • Flight following communication methods including debriefing processes and procedures. 

  • 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 determining the cause and extent of deviations from planned route and schedule and the impact on scheduled operations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group and organisation community in the process of addressing additional and ad-hoc requests from flight deck crew to provide support and completing handover documentation to ensure continuity of flight following and the operations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities in the process of testing all communication systems to confirm serviceability. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate the information in the latest meteorological facility reports when determining if the operation can continue as planned. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively in the process of contacting appropriate support services to facilitate specialist decision-making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically in the process of checking and confirming the correlation between graphic data and flight plan navigational data. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when keeping the flight deck crew up-dated with additional available information on routine and changing meteorological conditions and irregularities of facilities and services. 

    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.