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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply rules and regulations in officiating competitive sporting events 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264495  Apply rules and regulations in officiating competitive sporting events 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Sport, Recreation & Fitness 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
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 qualifying learner, on completion of this unit standard will demonstrate knowledge of the rules and regulations when officiating a sporting competition. This will be done in such a way that the outcome of the game/activity is dependant upon the skills of the participants, with minimum interference from the Technical Official, thus enhancing the enjoyment of the game/activity for participants, coaches and spectators. Competent qualifying learners will provide safe, quality and positive experiences to participants and spectators thereby strengthening and promoting sporting activities in general.

On achievement of this unit standard the learner will be competent in:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the theory of rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the theory of competition.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theory of officiating.
  • Demonstrating and maintaining self-control while officiating a sporting competition.
  • Making, communicating and adjudicating decisions at a sporting competition.
  • Collating and disseminating information in according to specific sporting code reporting procedures.

    On completion of this unit standard the learner should be ready to develop learning in further, more complex processes related to Technical Officiating. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Where applicable, range statements have been included under individual specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the theory of rules and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Knowledge and understanding of the theory of rules and regulations applicable to competition is demonstrated to ensure correct and fair judgement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relevance of a Code of Coduct for sport is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The significance of record keeping and reporting within the context of rules and regulations is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role of Code of Conduct in each sport is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Consequences of infringement of the Code of Conduct are explained using a given case study. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the theory of competition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Knowledge of the context and spirit of the sporting competition is demonstrated with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Spirit refers to but is not limited to the integrity of the competition, character, knowledge and impartiality.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The levels of competition are identified and described in terms of their categories and responsibilities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Levels include but are not limited to club,regional, district, provincial.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the theory of officiating. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The roles and responsibilities of officials are described to ensure that the competition proceeds within the context of the applicable rules. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to positioning, interference, etiquette, integrity and drive.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Effective officiating is described in terms of facilitating the competition to ensure that the desired outcome of the competition is achieved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Resources required to effectively carry out the role of the official are identified and explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Resources include but are not limited to dress, equipment, Information and etiquette.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Own health and safety is explained to minimize health and safety hazards using a given case study. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An understanding of the context and spirit of the competition is demonstrated with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the rules and regulations for sport competitions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Decisions are taken in accordance with relevant rules, regulations and guidelines including the nature and spirit of the activity to ensure fair and equitable judgement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Results are communicated at the appropriate time to relevant people according to rules and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Communication techniques are applied to ensure good rapport between official(s) and competitor(s). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Results are communicated in a controlled but decisive manner in order to ensure fair participation in the competition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Practical application of rules and regulations is demonstrated at an entry level competition. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Entry level refers to but is not limited to beginner, club, local and district levels.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Definitions for negligence and liability are provided in the context of rules of the game. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The safety of equipment and apparatus are identified before the start of the competition to ensure a safe and fair environment for the competition. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Develop and maintain self-control while officiating a sporting competition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The qualities of a good technical official are described in terms of good judgement and decision making. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Qualities include but are not limited to consistency, rapport, decisiveness, poise, integrity, judgement, confidence and enjoyment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Decisions are made in a firm and fair manner strictly according to the rules and regulations of the game. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The behavior and conduct of an official meets the professional standards of the specific sporting code. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Interaction with relevant people is maintained in a way which is consistent with achieving the desired outcomes of the competition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Influences and pressures from relevant people and the situation are managed using coping techniques. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Relevant people include but are not limited to performers, performer representatives, co-officials, support staff, governing body representatives, spectators and media.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Collate and disseminate information in accordance with reporting procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The reporting procedures are described and applied as they relate to the policies of the specific federation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information that is accurate, sufficient and relevant is gathered for the purpose of which it is needed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reportable offences/incidents are identified and recorded in terms of breaches of rules and regulations specific sports code. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Information is recorded and stored according to the organisation's systems and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of ensuring that the information gathered is accessible in the required format to authorized people only is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Reports are submitted timeously to a designated person/department. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard for the purposes of achieving credits, including through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution recognised for assessment purposes by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard, or assessing this unit standard, for the purposes of achieving credits must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The knowledge which should be embedded in the process to enable the learner to become competent in all of the above Specific Outcomes includes:
  • Technical and tactical knowledge of the sport application.
  • Knowledge of the Sport.
  • Knowledge of the rules of the game.
  • Communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the relevant Safety regulations.
  • Current Basic First Aid.
  • Knowledge of apparatus and equipment.
  • Information gathering methods (e.g qualitative and quantitative). 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving is demonstrated when identifying unsafe equipment/apparatus. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Team work is shown when developing good rapport with fellow officials and other role players. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organization and management is developed when displaying the qualities of a good technical official in terms of good judgement and decision making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication skills are displayed when communicating judgement in a friendly and decisive manner. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of science and technology is needed when using the appropriate technology to make judgements and in conveying decisions to the relevant authorities. 

    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
    Core  66809   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sport Technical Officiating  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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