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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct a sea kayaking experience for recreational use 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262243  Conduct a sea kayaking experience for recreational use 
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 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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This standard is aimed at individuals who are proficient in the handling of sea kayaks to enable them to conduct recreational/guiding sea-kayak experiences for individuals or groups. Individuals achieving this unit standard will be able to maintain the safety of participants and providing a quality recreational experience.

The learner completing this unit standard will be competent to guide and run a sea kayak experience for recreational trips.

Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Prepare to conduct a sea kayaking experience.
  • Demonstrate sea-kayaking skills.
  • Conduct a sea-kayaking experience.
  • Conclude and review the sea-kayaking experience. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.

    It is recommended that individuals embarking on this unit standard should be in possession of an open water life-saving qualification/certificate and be in possession of a valid and current first aid certificate so as to enable the addressing of possible emergency situations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare to conduct a sea kayaking experience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A recreational sea-kayaking experience meeting the skills and competencies of an identified group of participants is planned taking into account Environment factors, weather conditions, hazards and kayaking ability of participants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resources required are identified and put in place in support of a sea-kayaking experience. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Resources include but are not limited to:
  • Kayaking equipment, first aid kit, safety equipment, adequate resources as per group size, logistical arrangements such as transportation of equipment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety requirements are considered and put in place and explained to participants. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to:
  • Safety equipment to be used, legislative requirements, weather conditions including wind, rain and prevailing sea conditions, minimising of risk, guarding of personal and group safety, communication with participants, navigational equipment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment checks are carried out to determine suitability of equipment for use. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Checks include but are not limited to:
  • Buoyancy, sea-worthiness, leaks, and working condition of all tools and equipment, working condition of rudder and paddles, waterproofing, packing, stowing and fastening of equipment. Safety and suitability of equipment.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate sea-kayaking skills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Securing techniques for the handling of a sea-kayak are demonstrated to participants. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes, securing for transportation by road, securing to the bottom, bank or shore.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Boarding and exiting techniques are demonstrated according to the requirements imposed by the launching or landing place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Navigational skills are demonstrated to participants. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Navigations skills that may be used in various conditions while kayaking, include piloting, steering and controlled paddling, efficient use of paddle strokes, effective use of rudder.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Capsize and rescue procedures are demonstrated in support of the safety of the activity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Wet exit following capsize, re-entering, capsize recovery, self rescue, craft and paddle rescue after capsizing, emptying of a flooded kayak with assistance, deep-water re-entry techniques, rescue methods according with standard prescribed and accepted practice for sea kayaking, handling of craft recovery when re-entry is not possible.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct a sea-kayaking experience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Participants are briefed so as to enable understanding of the rules, conditions and safety requirements of the experience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Final equipment inspections and adjustments are concluded in support of individual and group safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Final participant preparation is concluded in preparation for the sea-kayaking experience. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Preparation includes but is not limited to:
  • Fitting and adjustment of equipment to suit participants and crafts, waterproofed, packed stowed or fastening of equipment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Rescue skills are demonstrated so as to familiarise participants with techniques that fit prevailing conditions and environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Capsizing, emptying of the boat, self and supported rescue.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Guiding and adventure leadership is provided in support of individual and group safety. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Management of the group, monitoring of individual levels of fatigue and motivation, handling of emergency incidents if so required.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Effective communication is maintained with the group for the duration of the experience so as to support individual and group safety and risk reduction. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conclude and review the sea-kayaking experience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Post activity routine and non-routine maintenance checks are conducted so as to ensure effective equipment maintenance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to:
  • Dismantling of equipment, checks for wear, damage, loss and maintenance/replacement requirements, repairs.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment records are completed as per administrative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Input from participants is obtained so as to review the effectiveness of the experience and to inform future planning and improvements. 


    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 
  • Appropriate clothing.
  • Flotation devices.
  • Types of craft and paddles.
  • Safety features of kayaks.
  • Capsize procedures.
  • Rescue techniques.
  • Equipment use.
  • Safety.
  • Use of ropes and knots.
  • Water proving of equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork is required when a flooded kayak is emptied in deep water with assistance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information-review is called for when equipment is checked to ensure it is in good working condition and meets prescribed safety regulations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of science and technology is implemented when local conditions are studied and taken account of including knowledge of tides and currents. 

    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 
    N/A 

    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: 
    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.
     
    NONE 



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