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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Handle and use a manually operated rifle or carbine 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119651  Handle and use a manually operated rifle or carbine 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Security 
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  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
10750  Use of a rifle  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for anyone who privately uses a manually operated rifle or carbine and or who requires a Competency Certificate in terms of relevant legislation.

People credited with this unit standard are capable of:
  • Handling a manually operated rifle or carbine;
  • Using a manually operated rifle or carbine; and
  • Carrying out basic inspection and maintenance of a manually operated rifle or carbine for safe use. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in terms of the following unit standard:
  • 117705: Demonstrate knowledge of the Firearms Control Act (Act No. 60 of 2000) applicable to possessing a firearm.
  • Communication NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Handle a manually operated rifle or carbine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The manually operated rifle or carbine is handled without threat of injury or harm to people whether accidental or intentional. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The term harm includes damage to property.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A safe muzzle direction is defined and maintained at all times with due consideration for safety of persons and property. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The manually operated rifle or carbine is treated as if loaded at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The finger is held off the trigger until ready to fire. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Loading and unloading is carried out in a safe manner appropriate to the mechanisms of the manually operated rifle or carbine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The manually operated rifle or carbine is controlled, carried and transported without threat of injury or harm to people whether accidental or intentional in accordance with the requirements of relevant legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The term control includes safe storage.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Use a manually operated rifle or carbine. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • "Use" includes pointing without firing, firing and handling malfunctions.
  • Malfunctions include failure to fire, failure to feed and failure to extract. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Descriptions are provided of common law related to private defence and necessity of use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Fundamentals of manually operated rifle or carbine handling are demonstrated appropriate to manually operated rifle or carbine. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Fundamentals of manually operated rifle or carbine handling refer to but are not limited to stance, grip and aiming.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Scenarios in which a manually operated rifle or carbine may and may not be used are described in terms of relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Prior to firing the manually operated rifle or carbine, the target is identified as well as what is behind target and where bullet will come to rest. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Ammunition used is appropriate to manually operated rifle or carbine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Target is hit accurately with control of bullet impact and accountability for every shot. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Accurately means 10 out of 10 shots on an A5 size target from a distance of 10m with accountability of impact for every shot fired. The distance may be increased, but may not be decreased. Target size may not be altered.
  • The term accountability refers to the accuracy of the shots fired.
  • The term hit refers to initial bullet impact.
  • The amount of shots fired may be reduced to 5 in the case of large caliber rifles due to excessive recoil.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Malfunctions are correctly identified in terms of possible cause and corrective action. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes identifying those corrective actions that can be handled by self, and those that need to be referred to a gunsmith.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    In the event of malfunctions, the manually operated rifle or carbine is restored to safe and effective functioning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Manually operated rifle or carbine must be fired unsupported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Unsupported means without dead resting the manually operated rifle or carbine but allows firing with two hands.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Carry out basic inspection and maintenance of a manually operated rifle or carbine for safe use. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Basic maintenance is limited to cleaning and lubricating without the use of tools but could include a cleaning kit. Basic inspection includes that barrel is clear and dry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Inspection identifies firearm conditions that could impact on the safe functioning of the manually operated rifle or carbine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The manually operated rifle or carbine is cleaned and or cleared so as to ensure it is free of obstruction and in a condition to be fired safely. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Where inspection reveals manually operated rifle or carbine conditions that require more than basic maintenance, appropriate action is taken. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Appropriate action could include consultation with or referral to a recognised expert and or gunsmith.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider by the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following areas of knowledge are embedded within the unit standard:
  • Basic functioning of a firearm;
  • Main parts of a firearm and their functions;
  • Use of safety equipment and range rules where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems: related to conditions for using the firearm and dealing with malfunctions and obstructions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively: the handling and use of a firearm requires self organisation and management. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically: related to the use of firearms as a technology. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system: related to providing descriptions of common law in respect of private use and necessity of use. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full development of oneself. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 10750, "Use of a rifle", Level 4, 10 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50480   Further Education and Training Certificate: Firearm Training  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAPFTC 
    Elective  59389   National Certificate: Nature Conservation: Resource Guardianship  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  58577   National Certificate: General Security Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  62289   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Traffic Law Enforcement  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.
     
    1. 2000 SIMUNYE SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    2. ABONGILE MNYANDA TRADING CC T/A EKO KOBRA 
    3. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY 
    4. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY - BUNDU 
    5. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY - CURLEWS 
    6. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY PHALABORWA 
    7. AKAF BODYGUARDS 
    8. BLACKEN SECURITY SERVICES 
    9. BTC TRAINING AFRICA PTY LTD 
    10. CITY OF JOHANNESBURG METROPOLITAN POLICE : FIREARM SERVICES 
    11. DEPARTMENT OF ROADS AND TRANSPORT T/A LIMPOPO PROVINCE TRAFFIC TRAININ 
    12. DOGS AND ALL 
    13. DYNAMIC ALTERNATIVES PTY LTD 
    14. EKHURHULENI SHOOTING AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    15. ENFORCE SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD ETHEKWINI 
    16. FALCON FIREARM ACADEMY 
    17. Fidelity Security Services 
    18. G4S SECURE SOLUTIONS (SA) (PTY) LTD WYNBERG 
    19. Hadassah Security Consultants Cc 
    20. HJN TRAINING CC 
    21. IMVULA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 
    22. INSTITUTE FOR PERSONAL CLOSE PROTECTION 
    23. IPELENG RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES PTY LTD 
    24. ITO FOCUS PHOLE 
    25. KWAZULU NATAL TRAFFIC TRAINING COLLEGE 
    26. L AND L TRAINING 
    27. Lesedi Security And Training Servic Es 
    28. MA SECURITY TRAINING AND PRIVATE INVESTIGATION 
    29. MANGAUNG TRAFFIC COLLEGE 
    30. Mangaung Traffic Training College 
    31. MILLCREEK TRADING CC 
    32. NTATE AVIATION AND SECURITY TRAINING 
    33. NU LAW FIREARMS COMPLIANCE 
    34. PROTEA COIN GROUP (ASSETS IN TRANSIT AND ARMED REACTION) 
    35. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    36. RONIN PROTECTION SERVICES 
    37. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 
    38. STALLION LEARNING CENTRE PTY LTD 
    39. STAR PROFESSIONAL FIREARM TRAINING CENTRE CC 
    40. TACTICAL TASK FORCE AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    41. THE BTC GROUP 
    42. TZANEEN TRAINING CENTRE 
    43. TZANEEN TRAINING CENTRE LIMPOPO 
    44. VITAL SKILLS CC 
    45. ZEVOLI 9 PTY LTD 



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