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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate professionally in a sport, recreation or fitness environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258724  Operate professionally in a sport, recreation or fitness environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Sport 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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
10211  Operate Professionally in a Fitness Environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of this unit standard is to enable qualifying learners to conduct themselves professionally within the sport, recreation or fitness workplace through a knowledge and understanding of the environment in which they work their scope of practice, the role of the stakeholders and future developments of the industries of sport, recreation, fitness, leisure and wellness.

Replaces operate professionally in a fitness environment.

In particular, on completion of this unit standard, the learner is able to:
  • Provide details on careers in sport, recreation and fitness in order to make informed career choices.
  • Comply with legal and ethical business practices with regard to scopes of practice and professional codes of conduct.
  • Identify matters relating to the negligence and liability and comply with the legal requirements of the profession. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    A learner undertaking this unit standard is assumed to be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    As stated under the assessment criteria.

    Learners are required to create mechanisms that ensure that the required Acts that impact on the operative environment e.g. South African Schools' Act etc, policies and procedures are implemented within that environment. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Provide details on careers in sport, recreation and fitness in order to make informed career choices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Career paths in sport, recreation or fitness are explained in terms of professional job opportunities and learning pathways. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Current trends in employment opportunities in fitness, sport and recreation are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Professional membership and licensing requirements are described with regard to current national and international requirements for professional registration bodies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Comply with legal and ethical business practices with regard to scopes of practice and professional codes of conduct. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The need for strict adherence to a Professional code of conduct is explained in the context of the sport, recreation or fitness work environment or job description. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Legal and ethical practices are explained relative to a professional code of conduct. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of non-adherence to a prescribed code of conduct for the individual, the organisation and the client are explained in terms of legal and organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify matters relating to the negligence and liability and comply with the legal requirements of the profession. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concepts of negligence and liability are explained in the context of sport, fitness and recreation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Various types of liability that could affect the various role players are identified and described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to civil liability, criminal liability, vicarious liability, delictual liability.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Legal and ethical implications are considered in terms of use of trade marks, logos and advertising when selecting and using equipment or clothing. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard (including through RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU 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 one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Details on careers in sport, recreation and fitness can be provided in order to assist learners to make informed career choices.
  • Legal and ethical business practices are complied with regarding scopes of practice and professional codes of conduct.
  • Matters relating to the negligence and liability are identified and legal requirements of the profession complied with. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving is involved when the concepts of negligence and liability are explained in the context of sport, fitness and recreations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation is required when various types of liability are identified and described that could affect the various role players. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Professional development is indicated when legal and ethical practices are explained relative to professional codes of conduct. 

    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 10211, "Operate Professionally in a Fitness Environment", Level 4, 4 credits.

    Values:

    Demonstration of the knowledge and skills outlined in this unit standard must be consistent with the principles of:
  • Respecting the natural and cultural environment.
  • Accepting and maintaining a non-discriminatory attitude towards diversity including, for example: Differences in gender, race, religion, physical ability and culture. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  63669   Further Education and Training Certificate: Fitness  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  64369   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sport Coaching: Juniors/Beginners  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.