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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain a safe duty watch 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259419  Maintain a safe duty watch 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Maritime Defence 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 have developed specific skills associated with maintaining a duty watch, together with the essential knowledge needed to implement routine duties and maintain a seamanlike state, which is needed to operate with confidence onboard a ship.

The competencies achieved by the learner in this Unit Standard will contribute to the preservation of human life and the defence of South African ships, 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:
  • Conduct routine duties associated with duty watch.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of requirements for a smart and seamanlike appearance of a ship.
  • Prepare for and carry out night rounds.
  • Monitor and maintain ship's hygiene. 

  • 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 
    Conduct routine duties associated with duty watch. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of duties associated with the ship's daily harbour routine and identifies all naval personnel involved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An inspection is conducted to ensure all watchkeeping positions and stations are adequately manned for pre-determined shifts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A description is given of specific safety precautions to ensure the safety of personnel and that of the ship. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Access to the ship is carefully controlled and monitored in accordance with safety and security regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Maintenance and restoration activities are planned in accordance with technical, legislative, safety and procedural specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Maintenance activities include replacement of consumables, minor adjustments, replacement of faulty components and operational changeover.
  • Restoration maintenance activities include repairs, reconditioning, replacement, dismantling, construction, fabrication and insulation.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Authorisation is obtained for maintenance activities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Authorisation includes safe to weld certificates, job cards, permission to proceed aloft and tank cleaning certificates.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Documentation associated with a routine duty watch is completed at the end of each shift and submitted to the appropriate supervisory personnel within agreed timeframes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of requirements for a smart and seamanlike appearance of a ship. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of standard operating procedures for inspection rounds in terms of the inspection duties of the Officer of the Day. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Inspection duties include checking seaman like appearance, neatness and cleanliness, condition and positioning of flags, equipment appropriately covered/uncovered, cleanliness of the quay, alertness and dress of sentries and hatches, doors or flaps opened or closed.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Inspection rounds are schedule in accordance with standard operating procedures and standing orders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Documentation associated with routine upper deck inspection rounds is completed at the end of each round and submitted to the appropriate supervisory personnel within agreed timeframes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An explanation is given of the authority of the Officer of the Day with regards to inspection rounds. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare for and carry out night rounds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Ship personnel are scheduled and assigned to routine night round duties in a manner that ensures that all personnel is sufficiently rested, ready for duty and relieved at appropriate intervals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A description is given of duties associated with routine night rounds with reference to responsibilities for safety and security checks on the ship. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A description is given of the authority and accountability of the Officer of the Day with regards to night rounds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Documentation associated with night rounds is completed at the end of each round and submitted to the appropriate supervisory personnel within agreed timeframes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Night rounds are carried out according to standing operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Handovers and relief of shifts are conducted according to standing operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Monitor and maintain a ship's hygiene. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The activities of personnel preparing, cooking and presenting food are monitored to ensure that food is stored, handled and prepared according to procedures, instructions and legislative regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Living spaces, dining areas, offices and passageways are monitored to ensure that areas are cleaned in accordance with ships routines and standing orders. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Spaces includes toilets, bathrooms, recreation spaces.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Un-hygienic circumstances are rectified with the responsible party through corrective action. 


    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:
  • Conducting routine duties associated with duty watch. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Routine duties associated with duty watch.
  • Night rounds.
  • The monitor and maintenance ship's hygiene. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Conducting routine duties associated with duty watch.
  • Preparing for and carry out night rounds.
  • Monitoring and maintaining ship's hygiene. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Conducting routine duties associated with duty watch.
  • Preparing for and carry out night rounds.
  • Monitoring and maintaining ship's hygiene. 

  • 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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