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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct an adventurous experience 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262279  Conduct an adventurous experience 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Adventure Based Learning 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 involved in the preparation, conducting and conclusion of Adventure-based Learning activities and experiences in a variety of situations in the outdoor environment. The activity will have to be carried out taking into account the weather and other conditions likely to occur in the operational environment that would have an influence on the activity.

Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Plan and prepare for an adventure based activity according to operational requirements.
  • Prepare participants for an adventure based activity.
  • Supervise an adventurous experience according to operational requirements.
  • Monitor the safety, enjoyment and achievement of participants.
  • Conclude an adventurous 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 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare for an Adventure-based activity according to operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An adventure-based activity is designed to meet the aims, and challenge, but not exceed, the participants' adventure challenge levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The location and/or route are researched and equipment is selected for the experience to meet operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    External influences and hazards relevant to the experience are identified and eliminated or minimised through risk assessment procedures to ensure safe activity experiences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Logistical requirements are identified and complied with according to operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to:
  • Permits, travel arrangements, food, clothing and equipment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Legal issues are adequately addressed and complied with according to operational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare participants for an adventure based activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Physical abilities and/or disabilities and the mental/emotional state of participants are reviewed to ensure that the activity is enjoyable, safe and suited to the participants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All skills and information required to enjoyably and safely complete the activity are comprehensively and clearly passed on to participants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety parameters for the experience and the location are fully communicated to participants. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to:
  • Special clothing, equipment and other requirements are allocated to participants.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Participants are briefed on the objectives, procedures and processes as they apply to selected activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Mutual trust, support and openness in the group is encouraged about concerns, apprehensions, strengths and weaknesses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Participants are prepared to cope with both anticipated and unforeseen circumstances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Positive confirmation is obtained that participants understand and can follow both the standard and the emergency procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Supervise an adventurous experience according to operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Progress and status of participants are monitored at pre-selected and ad-hoc stages in the experience to determine if programme objectives are being achieved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    External factors are monitored to ensure minimal negative impact on the environment whilst maintaining the safe conduct of activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Adjustments to the planned proceedings, including stoppages and/or changes to the level of challenge are made where appropriate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Any issues relating to teamwork, participation, discrimination or any other anti-social behaviour are appropriately addressed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Participants are supported and assisted to enable the safe conclusion of activities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Monitor the safety, enjoyment and achievement of participants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety of participants is monitored throughout the duration of the activity according to operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Participation is monitored to enhance the enjoyment of the experience for participants within the parameters of safety requirements and activity objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The attainment of identified objectives is monitored form each selected adventure activity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Conclude an adventurous experience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A review is conducted with participants to evaluate the successful achievement of objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Post implementation activities are concluded as per prior arrangements and organisational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Activities include but is not limited to:
  • Departure of participants, reporting of incidents to responsible persons or authorities.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Feedback on the experience is given to the appropriate party. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Feedback includes but is not limited to:
  • Reports, verbal feedback and includes recommendations or suggestions for future activities and improvements.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment is checked and stored in accordance with organisational requirements and industry standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment checked includes but is not limited to:
  • Checking for wear, damage and loss as it applies to equipment, clothing and other resources. Removal and reporting of unsafe or unserviceable items, servicing of non-faulty equipment and other resources, storage in the correct facility.
     


  • 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 
  • Basic assessment techniques.
  • Relevant planning methods.
  • Techniques to design and plan appropriate adventure activity experiences.
  • Policies, procedures and resources available and required.
  • Equipment and facility or site knowledge.
  • Safety, medical and emergency procedures.
  • A range of communication techniques suitable to different participants and situations.
  • Maintenance and storage of equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving is demonstrated in designing an adventure-based activity to meet the aims, and challenge, but not exceed, the participants' adventure thresholds. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork is promoted when mutual trust, support and openness in the group, about concerns, apprehensions, strengths and weaknesses are encouraged. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation is displayed when taking into account physical abilities and/or disabilities of participants to ensure that the activity can be enjoyably and safely completed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication skills are demonstrated when positive confirmation is gained which participants understand and can follow both the standard and emergency procedures. 

    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 required that individuals completing this unit standard should already possess competency in a specific adventure recreation activity to enable contextualization as it applies to assist in ABL activities. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  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.
     
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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.