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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate understanding of ship construction 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259403  Demonstrate understanding of ship construction 
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 who wish to work in the maritime environment. The learner successfully completing this Unit Standard will gain essential knowledge of ship construction, which is needed to operate with confidence onboard a ship.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of different ship compartments.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of damage control zones.
  • Explain onboard systems for fighting fire and floods. 

  • 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 
    Demonstrate knowledge of different ship compartments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different compartments of a ship are located and identified on systems drawings and on the ship. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given of the purpose of each compartment on a ship with reference to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of the ventilation system inside each compartment with reference to the circulation of air from and to each compartment and the role of ventilation system balancing lines in preventing the spread of smoke during a fire. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An explanation is given in terms of precautionary measures to be taken for hazardous equipment situated inside each compartment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Components served by damage control and automated fire fighting systems are identified on systems drawings and on the ship. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Escape routes to and from each compartment are identified on systems drawings. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of damage control zones. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Damage control zones and the respective compartments they incorporate are located and identified on systems drawings and on the ship. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A description is given of the operating principles of the damage control zones with special reference to their application during fire fighting exercises. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A description is given in terms of the composition, application, purpose and function of A60 bulkheads with reference to the spread of heat and fires, damage limitation and impact on vessel operational capability. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Application includes but is not limited to key bulkheads and compartments.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain onboard systems for fighting fire and floods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of systems and equipment used to fight fires and floods in terms of their capacity and purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Systems and equipment used to fight fire and floods and their activation points are located and identified on a ship. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Systems and equipment includes compartments served by automated fire fighting systems.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of the principles, methods and circumstances of activating fire, flood and damage control systems and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An explanation is given of manual back-up systems in terms of their activation and operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An estimation is made of the time it would take to suppress a fire in each compartment based on fire fighting systems and equipment available. 


    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:
  • Explaining onboard systems for fighting fire and floods. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Ship compartments.
  • Damage control zones.
  • Onboard systems for fighting fire and floods. 

  • 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 damage control zones.
  • Explaining onboard systems for fighting fire and floods. 

  • 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 knowledge of different ship compartments. 

  • 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.
     
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