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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Set up and operate a camping site 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262246  Set up and operate a camping site 
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 
The unit standard is aimed at individuals who are required to set up and operate a camping site in the outdoors in an environmentally safe manner.

The setting up of a camping site is specifically associated with a wide range of adventure and recreation intervention requirements and activities and should not be confused with the preparation for camping within the confines of a professionally run holiday camping environment.

Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Select a suitable camping site within the area of operation.
  • Conclude logistical arrangements according to identified intervention requirements.
  • Conduct a camping intervention.
  • Conclude a camping intervention. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select a suitable camping site within the area of operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential camping sites are identified as per operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Types of activities, duration, route plans, relevant permits, agreement of landowners and other statutory requirements.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Environmental impact is evaluated so as to minimise impact on the natural environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Suitability of terrain is evaluated in terms of potential risks and hazards that can impact on the participants. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Evaluation includes but is not limited to:
  • Access to water, survival principles, safety, access, shelter, safe use of fire.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A suitable camping site is selected according to all factors considered. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Factors include but is not limited to:
  • Group size, operational requirements, environmental impact, risk and suitability of terrain.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conclude logistical arrangements according to identified intervention requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Prevailing weather and conditions are identified and used to determine whether special safety precautions need to be taken. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Logistical requirements are identified and the necessary actions taken to ensure compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements and safety of participants. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Requirements include but are not limited to:
  • Transportation, obtaining of permits and agreements, shelter, camping equipment, provision for food and food preparation, human waste removal, rubbish removal, group size, type and duration of intervention planned.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Logistical arrangements are concluded as per determined requirements and needs. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct a camping intervention. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A camping site is set up so as to meet intervention needs and safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Camping equipment is operated in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and safety guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Provisions are stored and food prepared to ensure food safety and hygiene. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Provisions includes but is not limited to:
  • Water and water treatments ensuring suitability for human consumption, beverages, dry, wet, fresh or preserved food items across the full spectrum of the main food groups including protein, carbohydrates, fruit, vegetables and fats.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Acceptable campsite behaviour is discussed and agreed with the group participating in the intervention. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Camping activities are managed so as to ensure minimum impact on the environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Activities includes but is not limited to:
  • Campfire safety and use of fire within land management guidelines, agreed upon environmentally friendly rubbish and human waste disposal or removal.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conclude a camping intervention. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Participants are briefed on requirements for camp site evacuation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The camping site is dissembled so as to minimise negative impact on the environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Dissembling includes but is not limited to:
  • The safe dismantling of equipment, clearing and cleaning of equipment such as food utensils, packing and storing of equipment, removal and/or disposal of rubbish and all human waste, removal of personal belongings including shelters, disposal and/or removal of food items or provisions.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Campfires are extinguished in a safe and responsible manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Logistical arrangements associated with departure of participants are concluded according to operational requirements. 


    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 
  • Camping equipment and equipment care.
  • Relevant aspects of camp craft and safety.
  • Outdoor cooking skills.
  • Water safety principles.
  • Appropriate knowledge of CPR.
  • Trip preparation, stores and packing-up.
  • Personal hygiene, camp hygiene and health risks.
  • Broad knowledge of the region of operation.
  • Health and safety issues, in specific relations to camping.
  • Features of a desirable camp site.
  • Environmental impacts of camp sites.
  • Permit requirements for camp sites (including for camping in National Parks or on land under the control of traditional owners).
  • Issues relating to use of open fires in camp sites.
  • General principles of nutrition (in relation to providing a balanced diet for clients).
  • General food preparation and cooking techniques that are commonly used in a camp site environment.
  • Common camp site catering equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving is employed when shelter is arranged appropriately for the prevailing weather and conditions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Team work is encouraged when environmentally-friendly rubbish and human waste disposal procedures are established, agreed on with the group and monitored at all times. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation is implemented when the site is accessed in accordance with route plans, relevant permits, agreement of landowners and other statutory requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication is used when acceptable campsite behaviour is discussed and agreed with the group. 

    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 
    Elective  71549   Further Education and Training Certificate: Tourist Guiding  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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