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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Execute a mission plan 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259538  Execute a mission plan 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
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 as a warfare operations officer on a warship. The learner successfully completing this Unit Standard will gain essential knowledge and practical skills in executing a mission plan, as part of a team.

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:
  • Execute planning and provisioning requirements of the mission plan.
  • Conduct briefings in response to threat appreciation and safety management.
  • Develop tactics for the mission.
  • Contribute to safety during mission execution.
  • Evaluate the mission planning execution process. 

  • 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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    A mission includes any mission within the continuum of warfare and may include but is not limited to anti-poaching, anti-piracy and rescue missions. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Execute planning and provisioning requirements of the mission plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The provisioning of the vessel and crew is conducted to meet the requirements of the mission plan according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tactical planning is conducted in terms of available intelligence, applicable rules of engagement and naval orders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Orders are clarified with the appropriate authorities as required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tactical planning regarding the mission plan is communicated to ships personnel as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Conflicts arising from communication during execution of the plan are resolved, queries handled and instructions clarified as required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Mission plan execution is adapted based on the information updates received about the situational picture. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct briefings in response to threat appreciation and safety management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Mission plan briefing is conducted with personnel in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personnel are briefed concerning the threat appreciation relating to enemy platforms, weapons and sensors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The emission control plan is communicated with all personnel and monitored throughout the operation to protect the security of information. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop tactics for naval missions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tactics are developed in response to the threat appreciation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tactics are reviewed by means of trialling them in force preparation exercises. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tactics are reviewed after the operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reviewed tactics are submitted to the higher authority. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Contribute to safety during mission execution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The roles and responsibilities between the Operations Rooms and the Bridge is co-ordinated with respect to control, tactical objectives and navigational safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Intelligence and advice is provided to the bridge within time to allow for early warning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Navigation is monitored so as to provide for ongoing safe navigation in the event of temporary incapacity of bridge personnel or function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The communications, publications and emission control plans are executed and monitored so as to ensure the protection of information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The Officer of the Day is assisted alongside during periods of heightened hostilities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Evaluate the mission planning execution process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Debriefing sessions are conducted in a positive and constructive manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information pertinent to the evaluation is gathered from all relevant sources and involved personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Personnel involved are debriefed in accordance with established debriefing procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The evaluation report produced complies with format and content requirements and is forwarded to the appropriate authority via approved channels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Information relating to the evaluation is disseminated via approved channels to assist with refinement of equipment, responses and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Debriefs are conducted to validate and/or contribute to the development of effective training evolutions. 


    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:
  • Executing planning and provisioning requirements of the mission plan.
  • Developing tactics for the mission. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • The planning and provisioning of requirements for the mission plan.
  • Safety management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Executing planning and provisioning requirements of the mission plan.
  • Developing tactics for the mission. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Conducting briefings in response to threat appreciation and safety management.
  • Contributing to safety during mission execution. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Contributing to safety during mission execution. 

  • 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  64129   National Certificate: Warship Operations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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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