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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply rules to officiate at multi-sport related competitions 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264518  Apply rules to officiate at multi-sport related competitions 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 envisaging operating as an entry-level race official (referee) for triathlon, duathlon, aquathlon, other multi-discipline or off-road versions of the sport. Technical practices as it relates to this unit standard aims to generate interest and to encourage new entrance in order to address broad based triathlon competency in the community.

The qualifying learner will be able to explain the basic components of swimming, cycling and running, showing understanding of the principles of the sporting codes making up triathlon. Learners will be able to demonstrate the skills and techniques required for the TSA NQF Level 1 category of refereeing triathlon, duathlon and aquathlon.

On achievement of this unit standard the learner will understand and be competent in:
  • Describing the origins and evolution of triathlon as a sport in national and international contexts.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of a triathlon referee.
  • Interpreting and applying the basic rules governing the sport of triathlon.
  • Demonstrating the ability to officiate in all the different areas of competitions.
  • Compiling a competition report.

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

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication skills at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.

    It is assumed that learners attempting this unit standard are familiar with the basics of swimming, cycling and running as it applies to triathlon. In addition individuals accessing this standard are assumed to have a current first aid certificate so as to enable the handling of injuries. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Multi-sport refers to but is not limited to:
  • Triathlon.
  • Aquathlon.
  • Duathlon.
  • Canoe Triathlon.
  • Off-Road Triathlon.
  • Indoor Triathlon.
  • Winter Triathlon. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the origins and evolution of triathlon as a sport. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A basic overview of the history of triathlon is provided to show understanding of its evolution. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Basic history of triathlon includes but is not limited to, the evolvement of the sport and its application from a competitive and recreational context.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The sport of triathlon is explained in terms of the principles of triathlon and the sporting codes involved in the sport. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of the sport is explained in terms of benefits to the individual and the community. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Interpret and apply rules governing the sport of triathlon. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An overview is provided of the rules of triathlon as it applies to the main elements of the sport. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Elements refer to but are not limited to swimming, running, cycling and transition.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The official signals and control requirements are explained as they relate to the sport. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role and duties of a technical official are explained as they apply to the maintaining of the rules governing the sport of triathlon. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The principles of safety are explained as they apply to the sport of triathlon and the laws governing the sport. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Principles of safety include but are not limited to correct clothing, use of equipment, laws of the road as it applies to running and cycling, aquatic safety, importance of correct instruction of techniques and safety precautions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Knowledge of the Code of Conduct is demonstrated using a case study. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Officiate at competitions in the different areas. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Different areas refer to run, cycle, swim, transition, start, dismount/mount to finish. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Rules and techniques relevant to officiating triathlon and multi-sport competitions are demonstrated at club, provincial sanctioned and provincial hosted competitions in different profiles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Different profiles include but are not limited to run, cycle, swimming, transition, start, finish, mount and dismount.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The principles applicable to triathlon and multi-sport are explained in accordance with the Code of Conduct. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Compile a report on the designated areas of competition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A report is compiled highlighting challenges and/or opportunities in the designated area of competition in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A record of technical officiating sessions is produced in accordance with organisational procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing an individual against this unit standard must meet the assessor requirements of the relevant ETQA. In particular, such assessors must demonstrate that they assess in terms of the scope and context defined in all the range statements.
  • Any institution offering learning towards this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • 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.
  • The knowledge, skill and understanding which should be embedded in the process to enable the learner to become competent in all of the Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners should have a knowledge and understanding of:
  • Sport specific administration and management.
  • Athlete well being (Physical, psychological, social).
  • Rules of the sport.
  • History of the sport.
  • Ethics.
  • Technical Officiating philosophy.
  • Benefits of a safe, fair, spectator friendly sport.
  • Technical Officials roles and responsibilities.
  • Safety of athletes, officials and spectators.
  • Technical knowledge.
  • Code of conduct.
  • Equipment maintenance.
  • Communication techniques. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The ability to recognize problem areas and intervene timeously to avoid complications and to act swiftly when faced with unexpected challenges so that the competition progresses satisfactorily. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork is supported in the working with others and in a team as it relates to the officiating at a triathlon or triathlon related multi-sport competition. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self organisation and management is supported in the planning, conducting and recording of technical officiating sessions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Effective communication is supported in performing officiating duties in the use of written and verbal communication skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The practices associated with the sport internationally as well as the impact of the sport on an individual and group basis supports and understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems. 

    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  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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