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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct naval ceremonial duties 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259422  Conduct naval ceremonial duties 
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, but is not restricted to, 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 achieve the knowledge and practical competencies required to plan and execute ceremonial duties on board a ship according to organisational standards.

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 the procedures for special ceremonial duties.
  • Plan and execute daily ceremonial duties.
  • Explain the procedures for dressing the ship. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner has the following knowledge and skills:
  • Mathematics at NQF Level 3.
  • Communication at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of special ceremonial duties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A description is given of the purpose and meaning of different types of ceremonial discs with reference to the formality of the visit, the required dress and ceremony required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given of the purpose of bridge cards with reference to command seniority and ceremonial requirements on leaving harbour. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A description is given of procedures applied as marks of respect for passing ships and visiting officers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A description is given of procedures for piping the side with reference to personnel entitled to this compliment and applicable times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A description is given of procedures for half masking with reference to circumstances and/or persons entitled to this mark of respect. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A description is given of procedures for gun salutes with reference to circumstances and/or persons entitled to this mark of respect. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    A description is given of marks of respect for ships entering or leaving the harbour in terms of specific actions required. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan and execute daily ceremonial duties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A description is given of personnel involved in the execution of daily ceremonial procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Colours are raised and lowered at the correct times and with the correct ceremony. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sunset is marked with the appropriate signals and lowering of flags. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the procedures for dressing the ship. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of specific events, occasions and actions for dressing the ship with reference to the roles and responsibilities of warship personnel involved in the operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different flags are correctly identified in terms of their meaning and associated response and action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A description is given of what flags that would necessitate the initiation of special safety precautions with reference to the associated safety precautions in displaying those flags. 


    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 
    South African Navy General Procedures 1D. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Ceremonial duties.
  • The dressing of the ship. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Planning and executing daily ceremonial duties. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Demonstrating knowledge of the procedures for special ceremonial duties.
  • Planning and executing daily ceremonial duties.
  • Explaining the procedures for dressing the ship. 

  • 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 



    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.