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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Supervise the operation of a shooting range and tactical shooting exercises 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123517  Supervise the operation of a shooting range and tactical shooting exercises 
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 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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
10758  Safely supervise the operation of a shooting range and shooting exercises  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  30  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard applies to persons who will need to supervise the operation of a shooting range or shooting exercises in respect of tactical use of firearms.

Benefit to society of this unit standard is that persons who need to supervise tactical training will contribute to the safety of tactical situations.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the standards and legislation required for the setup and operation of a shooting range.
  • Carry out an inspection of a shooting range. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication at NQF 02. It is further assumed that the following unit standards relating to the firearm have been completed before attempting this unit standard:

    Unit Standard: Apply tactical knowledge in the use of firearms.

    For handgun: 117705, 119649 and 123515 or 10748.
    For shotgun: 117705, 119652 and 123514 or 10754.
    For rifle: 117705, 119650, 119651 and 123519 or 10750 and 123511 or 10756.

    This unit standard may be completed with a handgun only, following the learning assumed to be in place listed above, or any combination i.e. handgun and shotgun or handgun and rifle or rifle and shotgun or it may be completed with all three firearms. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the standards and legislation required for the setup and operation of a shooting range. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Current SABS requirements for both indoor and outdoor shooting ranges are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Range commands applicable to tactical training exercises are described in accordance with safety standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Carry out an inspection of a shooting range. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The inspection must be carried out in order to determine whether or not the shooting range complies with SABS requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An inspection checklist is designed to determine shooting range compliance with SABS requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A safety assessment of a preset tactical training exercise involving live fire is carried out in relation to shooting angles and safe distances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A "Pre shoot safety briefing" is demonstrated in respect of a tactical training exercise. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    "Pre shoot safety briefing" includes informing learners what dangers exist in the exercise before they begin, in order to minimize the risk of injury or harm to people or property.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The ability to conduct a night shooting exercise is demonstrated in a structured scenario. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Night shooting must include: a live fire shooting exercise with a minimum of four learners on the firing line.
     


    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 
    The following areas of knowledge are embedded within the unit standard:
  • Knowledge of applicable standard and legislation required for the setup and operation of a shooting range.
  • The ability to carry out inspections of both shooting ranges and the layout of shooting exercises in respect of tactical training. 

  • 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 tactical shooting exercises when considering safe angles, bullet trajectory and ricochets. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively in respect of the safe operation of night shooting exercises. 

    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 tactical exercises and how they will have an impact on safety. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Any assessor assessing against this unit standard, must be registered as a subject matter expert at the relevant ETQA in respect of firearm training. Due to the nature of the activity it is essential that all assessors prove that they are capable of successfully completing the practical components of this unit standard, before being registered as assessors. 

    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 , "Safely supervise the operation of a shooting range and shooting exercises", Level 5, 30 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 


    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. EKHURHULENI SHOOTING AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    2. Fidelity Security Services 
    3. Lesedi Security And Training Servic Es 
    4. NTATE AVIATION AND SECURITY TRAINING 
    5. TZANEEN TRAINING CENTRE 
    6. TZANEEN TRAINING CENTRE LIMPOPO 



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