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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use orienteering techniques in a mapped area 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262240  Use orienteering techniques in a mapped area 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Adventure Based Learning 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Gaming and Leisure 
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 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 aimed at individuals involved in orienteering in mapped areas through the use and application of mapping, compass and navigational skills in order to conduct an Adventure-based learning or recreational experience to participants whilst maintaining safety in order to provide a quality experience to participants.

Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Interpret and use a map by identifying scale.
  • Use a map to orientate your position and course.
  • Orienteer through demarcated terrain.
  • Deal with common emergencies and local hazards. 

  • 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 3.
  • Communication at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Interpret and use a map by identifying scale 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different types of maps are identified, assessed and an appropriate map is chosen to ensure that the relevant factors are considered in the planning of a route. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Symbols and information on the map are interpreted to eliminate possible errors and inaccuracies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The map is oriented with the aid of the surroundings without the use of a compass. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Use a map to orientate position and course. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Factors that affect accuracy are identified and incorporated into planning the designated course using geographical features. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A route is planned using appropriate techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The information contained on the map is used to plan a route/course suitable to participant's abilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Relevant techniques are applied to orient the participant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Additional information is obtained to assist in orienteering from the map. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Distance and time to cover the terrain is calculated in accordance with the features on the map. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Orienteer through demarcated terrain. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A Map is oriented to surroundings with and without the use of a compass. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A pre-set route/course is selected according to the surroundings and conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A route is followed demonstrating applications of orientation skills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The distance orienteered is estimated using map features. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Deal with common emergencies and local hazards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The procedures to attend to medical emergencies and injuries are explained in accordance with organisational policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Potentially dangerous animals and plants are identified to ensure the safety of participants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The selection of clothing is explained as it applies to different weather conditions and regions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Minimal impact on the environment is practiced in order to preserve the terrain. 


    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. 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 or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.
  • External moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Identify map features.
  • Observation and decision making skills.
  • Orientation of information.
  • Relevant data gathering skills.
  • Environmental awareness.
  • Relevant problem solving skills.
  • Appropriate interpretation skills.
  • Relevant aspects of safety.
  • Appropriate knowledge and use of equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem identification is reflected in coping with emergency situations encountered on the trip. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Effective teamwork is displayed when dealing with medical emergencies and attending to injuries of fellow members. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing self and resources is demonstrated when planning and preparing for the trip. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information is evaluated when symbols on map are interpreted and when map is oriented to surroundings. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Science and technology is used to calculate grid and magnetic bearings using a map and compass. 

    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 
    Where this unit standard is utilised in the Adventure-Based Learning environment, learners operating from a Centre-based environment must demarcate the navigation area to participating groups prior to the implementation of the activity.

    In areas where dangerous animals or poisonous plants occur, it is required that participants are briefed by means of informative sessions. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  65569   Further Education and Training Certificate: Adventure Based Learning  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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