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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Dispose of explosives and munitions 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
257281  Dispose of explosives and munitions 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Bomb Disposal and Explosives Control 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
117475  Dispose of explosives and munition  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for learners within the Safety in Society and Sovereignty of the State sub-field who work in the bomb disposal environment and who need to be empowered to dispose of explosives and munitions. The learners will also be able to demonstrate an understanding of relevant legislation regarding the disposal of explosives and munitions, disposal methods and techniques and be able to dispose of explosives and munitions. This standard will enable learners to dispose off, destroy, demilitarise, incinerate and demolish commercial, homemade and military explosives, arms and ammunition. The competencies achieved by the learner in this Unit Standard will lead to a safer society for South African citizens.

A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of relevant legislation regarding the disposal of explosives and munitions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of disposal methods.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of disposal techniques.
  • Dispose of explosives and munitions. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner has the following knowledge and skills:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Physical Science at NQF Level 4.
  • The Unit Standard "Identify and explain explosive ordnance" at NQF Level 5. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following terms refer to the following:
  • Disposal: refers to destruction, demilitarisation, incineration, disposal and demolition.
  • Munitions: refers to arms and ammunition.
  • Explosives: refers to commercial, homemade and military explosives. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of relevant legislation regarding the disposal of explosives and munitions. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Legislation refers to Acts, Laws and Regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legislation regarding the disposal of explosives and munitions is identified from the legislative framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Legislation is evaluated in terms of its impact on the disposal of explosives and munitions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A description is given of the role and responsibilities of the disposer in terms of the legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of adherence to legislation are assessed in terms of disposal activities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of disposal methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods of disposing are identified according to their advantages and disadvantages. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The differences between methods are compared according to their applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of reasons for selecting a method in relation to the disposal activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Methods regarding disposal are applied in a control scenario. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least four methods must be applied in a given scenario.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of disposal techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Techniques of disposing are identified according to their advantages and disadvantages. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The differences between techniques are compared according to their applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of reasons for selecting a technique in relation to the disposal activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Techniques regarding disposal are applied in a control scenario. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least four techniques must be applied in a given scenario.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Dispose explosives and munitions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of the difference between disposing of explosives and munitions according to their characteristics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A threat assessment is conducted in the disposing of explosives and munitions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ways in disposing explosives and munitions are selected according to the threat. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ways refer but are not limited to disposal, destruction, demilitarisation, incineration and demolition.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Explosives and munitions are disposed of in a control scenario. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At lease five disposals must be conducted and must include disposal, destruction, demilitarisation, incineration and demolition.
     


    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 
  • Explosives Act 15 of 2003.
  • Organisational procedures and practices.
  • Explosive Control Regulations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Disposing of explosives and munitions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Disposing of explosives and munitions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • The relevant legislation regarding the disposal of explosives and munitions.
  • An understanding of disposal methods.
  • An understanding of disposal techniques. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of disposal methods.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of disposal techniques.
  • Disposing of explosives and munitions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of relevant legislation regarding the disposal of explosives and munitions. 

  • 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 117475, "Dispose of explosives and munition", Level 5, 9 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  63229   National Diploma: Bomb Disposal  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  90652   National Certificate: Ammunition Fitting  Not Applicable  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    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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