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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Officiate and control sporting activities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264535  Officiate and control sporting activities 
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 officials to officiate and control sporting activities and the players where the acquisition of competence against this unit standard will add value to one's job and capabilities and an insight into the laws of the game and the mechanics of officiating a sport activity.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Planning and preparing activities for a match, game or competition.
  • Communicating effectively as a technical officiator in the sport specific context.
  • Ensuring fairness and integrity in a specific sporting context.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of competition formats and the technical officiators roles. 

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

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare activities for a match, game or competition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Planning and preparation for competition activities is conducted to achieve the goal of the game/competition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Discipline/sport applicable planning documents are provided to indicate planning and preparation of technical officiating. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate reports are compiled and completed in accordance with federations requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Planning and preparation refers to activities to be conducted before, during and after the game/competition.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Communicate effectively as a technical officiator in the sport specific context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Effective communication is applied during technical officiating activities using communication techniques and strategies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Conflict resolution is demonstrated through the use of effective interpersonal skills. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Ensure fairness and integrity in a sporting environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Values and ethics are demonstrated in sport or fitness activities and sporting competition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Behaviour complies with respective codes of conduct. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Rules and regulations are applied in competitive situations to ensure fair competition. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of technical officiator's roles in relation to competition formats. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The nature and characteristics of competition formats are outlined with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Various competition formats are reviewed according to success factors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Rules applicable in a particular competition format are explained in own context. 


    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:
  • The meaning of world-class competitiveness in the context of sport.
  • Fundamentals of world-class behaviour.
  • Benchmarking principles and techniques.
  • Communication Skills.
  • Current operating Practices (Local).
  • Best Practice Guidelines (International).
  • Sport Specific Knowledge.
  • Analytical Techniques. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems relating to planning and preparing for a sport competition. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when officiating a game/match/tournament to ensure the success of the event. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities carrying out agreed activities arising from meetings as a technical official. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information when identifying and analysing Best Practice guidelines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with the panel of official to implement laws, rules and regulations governing the sport activity. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to communicate and monitoring results. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by communicating with national and international technical officials to keep up with current trends for benchmarking purposes. 

    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.
     
    NONE 



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