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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Lead a survival experience in the outdoors 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262245  Lead a survival experience in the outdoors 
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 unit standard is aimed at individuals required to plan and apply basic survival skills within the Adventure Based Learning environment to enable participants to participate safely in a basic level survival experience.

Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Conduct preparations for a survival experience.
  • Brief and prepare the group participating in a survival experience.
  • Conduct a survival experience. 

  • 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 
    Conduct preparations for a survival experience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Candidates are screened to determine their suitability for participation in a survival experience. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Screening includes but is not limited to:
  • Physical condition, previous experience, purpose for participation, medical history and health risks.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The level of endurance and difficulty of a survival experience is determined in order to enable effective planning and the choice of participants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The survival experience is planned so as to ensure the safety of participants. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Group gear, ration planning, provisions and equipment, transportation, maps, permits and regulatory requirements, administration.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Brief and prepare the group participating in a survival experience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Participants are briefed as to the challenges, which will be encountered to ensure that participants make an informed decision to participate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Facilitator's theoretical knowledge of survival techniques is shared with group as part of preparing them for the experience and their relevant responsibilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Logistical arrangements are clarified so as to ensure that all participants are informed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Provisions, equipment, ration planning, gear, transportation, maps, permits, routes, weather conditions, clothing, search and rescue procedures, water management.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Individual tasks are allocated so as to ensure that responsibilities are shared and effectively carried out by participants. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct a survival experience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A survival experience is facilitated so as to enable the application of survival techniques according to the pre-determined objectives and survival scale. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Survival techniques are employed in the facilitation of the experience in order to transfer survival skills and competencies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Survival experience leaders are monitored and mentored by the facilitator so as to ensure individual safety and security. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Time management is employed to ensure completion of the experience within the allotted time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The experience is evaluated to determine whether objectives were reached. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The group is debriefed and a report compiled for record purposes. 


    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 
  • Evacuation procedures.
  • Communication systems.
  • Weather and the outdoor environment.
  • Health and safety relating to the activity.
  • Relevant aspects of risk management.
  • Clothing for the outdoors environment.
  • Relevant principles of fire.
  • Search and rescue procedures.
  • Principles of water management.
  • Appropriate knowledge pertaining to navigation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving and creative thinking is reflected when determining the level of difficulty of an experience with regard to the experience and fitness levels of the participant. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Team and group work is demonstrated when helping lost or stranded persons and building an emergency shelter to provide protection. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    A systemic approach to search and rescue procedures involving helicopters is applied to ensure safety of participants. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Effective communication is reflected in successful search and rescue operations. 

    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 
    It is recommended that environments used for basic survival experiences should be pre-selected to enable adequate planning against the outcomes and objectives of the selected activity.

    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
    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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