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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Understand, interpret and apply ship stowage plan 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14000  Understand, interpret and apply ship stowage plan 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
TETA - Transport Education and Training Authority 
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2002-10-09  2005-10-09  SAQA 0144/02 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2006-10-09   2009-10-09  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
242973  Understand, interpret and apply ship stowage plan  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner competent against this unit standard will be able to interpret and apply information from the stowage plan for the effective planning and safe implementation of a stevedoring operation. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
CFH06, CFH08, CFH 15 and Recognise and Understand Basic Ship Design/Type in relation to Cargo Handling unit standards. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
This unit standard is for people interpreting and applying a stowage plan for the loading and discharging of any cargo aboard cargo vessels, in conjunction with the ship's personnel and their agents. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Understand and explain knowledge of cargo types and their specific stowage and lashing requirements 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The principle cargo types are correctly listed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Bulk Cargo (wet and dry), Consumables/perishables, Forest Products, Steel Products, Granite, Motor Vehicles, Live Stock and Hazardous Cargo.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Cargo compatibility is correctly understood and explained in terms of principle cargo types. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Stowage, lashing and separation requirements are correctly understood and explained in terms of principle cargo types. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Recognise and Interpret abbreviations, colour codes and layout/format used in stowage plans 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Abbreviations are identified and interpreted correctly in terms of stowage plan, as per industry best practice. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Ports and Cargo type units and stowage locations.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Colour codes are identified and understood correctly in terms of stowage plan as per industry best practice. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Port marks and Cargo Separation.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Ship's cargo plan is interpreted correctly and specific locations identified. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Demonstrate knowledge of, interpret and apply stowage plan information 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Stowage plan is correctly interpreted as per operational requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Understanding of stowage plan information is correctly demonstrated and applied. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Contingency Plans are appropriately developed in terms of the original stowage plan, in order to minimise delays and maximise productivity. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Non-arrival of cargo, Rejected/damaged cargo, Alteration in port sequences and short-shipped cargo.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Understanding of the use of stowage factors is demonstrated. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Demonstrate and apply knowledge and understanding of basic dynamic and static stresses 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Demonstrate and apply knowledge and understanding of basic dynamic and static stresses due to movement in a seaway with respect to lashing arrangements and cargo location. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Rolling, pitching, heaving and pounding. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The movement of cargo due to ship's motion at sea is anticipated and explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Lashing points are identified and lashing material and equipment prepared, as per cargo type and location on board, in anticipation of dynamic stresses. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Cargo is appropriately secured to prevent movement at sea, as per vessel and shipper's requirements. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Accreditation process (including moderation):
  • Anyone assessing a learner 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 by the Freight Handling Chamber of the Transport SETA and/or relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.

    Methods and tools of assessment:

    The following methods of assessment have been identified as the preferred measurement and assessment of learner competence in the above-mentioned Performance Assessment Criteria:
  • In-situ (on the job) observations or simulation
  • Oral assessment methods (e.g. presentations)
  • Written tests/case studies/projects
  • A portfolio of evidence - valid, reliable and authentic evidence from past achievements and experience may serve to supplement the assessment of applied competence. The portfolio should include inter alia:
  • Written statements from persons (e.g. current and/or previous employer, colleague, peer, manager, external customers) confirming competence of the learner
  • Relevant certificates or awards
  • Previous assessment records
  • Journals/logbook

    These methods must be carefully selected based on the purpose of the assessment (for example, the written method could be used to assess knowledge, or the on-job demonstration for measurement of practical competence).
    The assessment must integrate a number of different methods (no less than three of those detailed above) in order to give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following knowledge is considered essential and will be assessed in the assessment criteria attached to the specific outcomes of the unit standard.
  • Basic trigonometry
  • Basic numerical skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Understanding of basic ship stability concepts, bending moments and stresses in a beam/structure
  • Basic product knowledge and types
  • Interpret a 3-D diagram (plan, end and side elevation)
  • Understand the concepts of volume, mass, density, specific gravity and buoyancy
  • Client care knowledge and orientation 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical thinking skills: in relation to the interpretation of the stowage plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively: in the collation of all relevant information for the timeous understanding and completion of the critical stowage information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information: from the stowage plan for the safe stowage of cargo. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (showing responsibly towards the environment and health of others): in relation to the use of dedicated software for the interpretation of stability, bending moment and stress information. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 242973, which is " Understand, interpret and apply ship stowage plan ", Level 4, 12 credits.

    Supplementary information:

    Definition of Terms as found in the latest edition of the South African Ports Cargo Handling Code of Practice issued by the National Port Authority and incorporated into the Maritime Occupational Safety Regulations 1994 by Government notice No. R. 1904.

    It is to be noted that the Maritime Occupational Safety Regulations 1994 (in terms of the Merchant Shipping Act) apply to this Standard and not the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

    Understand, interpret and apply ship stowage plan 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  22443   National Certificate: Freight Forwarding  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-11-28  Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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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