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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Interpret and apply the fundamental rules of netball at the beginner level 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264521  Interpret and apply the fundamental rules of netball at the beginner level 
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 
This unit standard is for learners who participate as Umpires at a beginner level. In achieving this unit standard, the learner will display skills and techniques appropriate to effectively officiating the game.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Assess conditions for the game.
  • Observe a game and identify information on which to base fundamental decisions.
  • Interpret and apply rules and regulations in accord with the spirit of the game.
  • Communicate decisions and manage the outcomes of decision making while umpiring the game. 

  • 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 at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Rules and Regulations refer to rules and regulations as contained in the AENA Rulebook. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Assess conditions for the game. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The condition of players is assessed in terms of their suitability to participate in the game. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    External influences are assessed to ensure that they are in accordance with the requirements of the game. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    External influences refer to but are not limited to environment facilities, resources and equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Possible risks associated with game are identified and explained in order to take appropriate action to ensure safety of players, officials and spectators. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The levels of safety and other risks are assessed to confirm acceptability prior to commencement of the game. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Observe a game and identify information on which to base fundamental decisions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Knowledge of the team environment is demonstrated to ensure a game is conducted in a friendly and professional manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Players and club officials are observed to see that the game is conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations of netball. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Rules and regulations refer to international and local rules.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Observation is done with minimal disruption to the conduct of the game. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Fundamental positioning skills relevant to umpire netball at the beginner level are demonstrated using simulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Breaches of rules and regulations by players and club officials are identified and described in order act accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Basic motor skills are applied in order to effectively move around the court to umpire a game of netball. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Interpret and apply rules and regulations in accord with the spirit of the game. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Rules and regulations are interpreted consistent with the spirit of the laws of netball. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relevant information is used to make informed decisions about the game. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Accurate and consistent decisions are made based on impartiality, participant safety and the spirit of the laws. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Communicate decisions and manage the outcomes of decision making while umpiring the game. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Decisions are communicated in accordance with the prescribed procedures for umpiring netball at junior or beginner level of competition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reactions of players and those of club officials are managed in accordance with fundamental rules and regulations of netball. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A report is compiled in accordance with the requirements of the game. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Basic communication strategies are used to umpire netball at the beginner level. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise.
  • Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standard as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners should have a knowledge and understanding of:
  • Game rules and regulations.
  • Health and Safety.
  • Report writing.
  • Time management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems relating to decisions taken during the netball game by applying the netball rules to avoid questioning umpiring decisions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a work team in order to develop rapport with players, coaches and spectators and effectively deal with difficult situations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Planning, organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to manage all aspects of umpiring a game of netball. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information relating to the details of game itself, players and other important information to level the playing field. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using language skills in the form of oral and non-verbal communication to give vocal instructions and non-vocal instructions by means of a whistle to control the game. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and others by applying safety standards as required by the netball rulebook. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation by consulting other umpires officiating netball games in other parts of the world. 

    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 
    Integrated Assessment:

    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the unit standards being assessed. Assessors must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge by developing assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which the learners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment. It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together in an integrated way, thus reducing the overall number of assessments and ensuring that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.

    Assessment Option:

    Learners could be assessed using the following methods:
  • Oral or written questions.
  • Observation.
  • Simulation.
  • Role-plays. 

  • 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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