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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop and maintain own physical and mental conditioning 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264516  Develop and maintain own physical and mental conditioning 
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 purpose of this Unit Standard is to enable the learner to, in combination with context expertise standard(s), explain the physiological requirements of a Technical Official to maintain appropriate levels of fitness to enable him or her to carry out the required officiating functions. The learner will be able to elaborate on the physiological implications in the context of Technical Officiating. In addition, the learner will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice to other areas which involves Technical Officiating

On achievement of this unit standard the learner will understand and becompetent in:
  • Describing the aspects of fitness required to perform successfully as a Technical Official.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of nutritional factors which may influence the ability of Technical Officials to perform effectively.
  • Demonstrating techniques used to develop visual strength in preparation for an Event.
  • Explaining the effects of sleep and the importance it plays in the role of effective Technical Officiating.
  • Identifying and managing the impact of fatigue.

    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:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Fitness refers to but is not limited to mental, physical and dietary fitness.
  • Maintain fitness refers to but is not limited to preparation, performance and recovery.

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

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the aspects of fitness required to perform effectively as a Technical Official. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Fitness demands are identified and described with reference to the roleand level of officiating. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    General aspects and levels of fitness appropriate to these demands are maintained in order to perform effectively. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An appropriate set of exercises designed to establish and maintain fitness for a Technical official in a chosen sport code is demonstrated with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of nutritional factors, supplements and drugs which may influence the ability of Technical Officials to perform effectively. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of basic food groups is understood in relation to physical performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Physical factors influenced by Glycaemic Index are understood in relation to performance as a Technical Official. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Substances/activities that could adversely affect the level of fitness are identified and managed to meet officiating rules and regulations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate techniques used to develop visual strength in preparation for an Event. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of visual alertness and accuracy is understood in respect to effective performance as a Technical Official in a chosen sport code. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An appropriate set of exercises designed to establish and maintain visual fitness for a Technical official in a chosen sport code is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Mental strategies are developed and applied to cope with the demands of specific events. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the effects of sleep and the importance it plays in the role of effective Technical Officiating. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Knowledge of the physiological requirements for sleep is demonstrated with specific accent on an understanding of the symptoms of lack of sleep. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of Cycadian Rhythms is understood in relation to physical performance. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Identify and manage the impact of fatigue. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The term "fatigue" is explained with regards to technical officiating. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The signs and symptoms of fatigue are identified and described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate actions are taken to prevent and manage fatigue when presented with the symptoms. 


    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:
  • Dietary and nutritional knowledge.
  • Doping control and drug free regulations.
  • Appropriate exercise regimes.
  • Cycadian rythms.
  • Signs and symptoms of stressors and fatigue. 

  • 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 dealing appropriately with sports injuries and their prevention. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organization and management is required when a protocol is developed for managing data related to exercise regimes, diets and nutrition information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation is shown when identifying injury prevention techniques that are non life threatening and those that is life threatening. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of science and technology is promoted when using a computer database to update exercise regimes, diets and nutrition information. 

    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: 
    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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