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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply and maintain security measures on a warship 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259398  Apply and maintain security measures on a warship 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Maritime Defence 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Sovereignty of the State 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 is intended for learners within the Sovereignty of the State sub-field who wish to work in the maritime environment. The learner successfully completing this Unit Standard will gain essential knowledge of security procedures and requirements needed to maintain security on a warship, which is needed to operate with confidence onboard a warship.

The competencies achieved by the learner in this Unit Standard will contribute to the preservation of human life and the defence of South African warships, territorial waters and/or area of responsibility, thus providing a safer and secure society for South African citizens.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of security measures for alongside.
  • Carry out security rounds.
  • Explain readiness states associated with warships. 

  • 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 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Carry out security rounds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A description is given of the purpose of security rounds whilst the vessel is alongside with reference to unrestricted access to the ship and breach of security measures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personnel are scheduled and assigned to routine security duties in a manner that ensures that security is not compromised and that all personnel are sufficiently rested, ready for duty and relieved at appropriate intervals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Security rounds are conducted in a manner that is consistent with their purpose and standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Security documentation is completed after security rounds and forwarded to the relevant authority within the appropriate timeframes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Security breaches are dealt with within a time frame appropriate to the severity of the breach. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Actions are taken to rectify the security breach in accordance with established procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain readiness states associated with warships. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of the standard operating procedures for managing different readiness states. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Standard operating procedures include those for AWKWARD state 1, AWKWARD state 2, AWKWARD state 3 and AWKWARD state 4.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A description is given of the vessels readiness for each readiness state according to each emergency situation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Vessel readiness includes sea boat, keys, weapons and equipment, charges and equipment, diving equipment, recall list, watertight integrity and manning state.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of the purpose of IMPI kill cards with reference to the required actions for various personnel on the duty watch in achieving the required state of readiness for each emergency situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An explanation is given of procedures to be applied National Harbours and National Naval Harbours with reference to the differences and consequent implications for watchkeeping, and the safety of the vessel and personnel. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge of security measures for alongside. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of the concept of compartment security on a warship with reference to areas on the vessel to which access is restricted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Compartment security refers to restricted access compartments, classified compartments and locked compartments.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given of the standard operating procedures for controlling and managing access to the ship by non-ship personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A description is given of the precautions for ensuring the safety and security of the vessel alongside in terms of the required actions for different defined security levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An explanation is given of the consequences of not adhering to policies governing access to restricted areas in terms of possible disciplinary and/or legal action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An explanation is given of the procedures for handling the loss of classified documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A description is given of the key control system on the vessel. 


    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 
    N/A 

    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:
  • Carrying out security rounds. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Security rounds. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Carrying out security rounds. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Security rounds. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Carrying out security rounds.
  • Explaining readiness states associated with warships. 

  • 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  64049   Further Education Training Certificate: Harbour Watchkeeping  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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.
     
    NONE 



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