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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plan Ammunition Process Building Tasks 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
421840  Plan Ammunition Process Building Tasks 
ORIGINATOR
QCTO Task Team - Explosive Ordnance 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Not Applicable  NQF Level 05  10 
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 are involved in the maintenance and repair of ammunition. Learners assessed against this unit standard will possess the skills and techniques required to plan an Ammunition Process Building task. This unit standard will contribute towards compliance with legal, safety and organisational requirements related to the storage of ammunition and explosives.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Research an Ammunition Process Building task.
  • Perform a preliminary investigation.
  • Design a task layout.
  • Compile a work instruction. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 or equivalent.
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Research an Ammunition Process Building task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Research is conducted using the range of available documents on a given APB task to determine the scope of the work and the process that needs to be followed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Available documents include but are not limited to Instructions, Unit Load Specification, Marking Manual, Statistics List, Comprehensive Classified List, Republic Ammunition Identification Number Book, Ammunition and Explosives Technical Manuals, Marking Drawings.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The planning process is described in accordance with organisational policy and prescripts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Restrictions and constraints in the process flow are identified and suitable actions are taken to rectify these. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The task requirement is analysed in to determine the process and the resources required to complete a given task. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform a preliminary investigation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A preliminary inspection plan is compiled to identify the physical location of the ammunition type and actions to be taken and role players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ammunition is visually inspected in a storage facility to determine the physical condition, packaging and storage conditions of the ammunition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A written report is compiled in accordance with organisational policy to recommend the level of maintenance and repair of the inspected ammunition. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Design a task layout. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A given Ammunition Process Building task is designed to determine the flow diagram, work method, risks involved and comfort of the personnel involved in executing the task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A flow diagram is designed based upon the planning that was conducted to visually represent the tasks and goals of the personnel involved in the given task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The static safety requirements are identified in accordance with organisational policy and standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The mobile safety requirements are identified in accordance with organisational policy and standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The regulations applicable to the care of ammunition in an explosive workplace are described in accordance with relevant legislation and organisational policy prescripts. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Compile a work instruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A work instruction is compiled for a given APB task in accordance with layout prescribed in organisational standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The work instruction must include the flow diagram and operating instruction per task.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process for obtaining the approval of the work instruction is described in accordance with organisational standard operating procedures. 


    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 QAP.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant QAP.
  • 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 QAP.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant QAP at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Methods of conducting research and gathering information.
  • Planning methods and techniques.
  • Related sections of the Explosives legislation.
  • Related sections of the Explosive Control Regulations.
  • Related sections of the Occupational Health and Safety legislation. 

  • 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 are demonstrated when learners are capable of identifying the maintenance tasks that must or must not be performed in order to ensure the continued safe storage and use of ammunition. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community is demonstrated where the individual can coordinate preliminary inspection tasks with the range of role players involved in the storage and maintenance of ammunition. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively are demonstrated when using time efficiently to prepare and plan an ammunition process building task. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information is demonstrated during the conducting of the investigation and accurately planning an Ammunition Process Building task. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively with the various role players involved in the storage, maintenance and repair of ammunition is demonstrated when planning an ammunition process building task. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically is demonstrated when gathering, processing and storing information pertaining to the planning and execution of an Ammunition Process Building task. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 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  90652   National Certificate: Ammunition Fitting  Not Applicable  NQF Level 05  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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