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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply the laws of badminton to effectively umpire a game 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264614  Apply the laws of badminton to effectively umpire a game 
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 that credited learners are able to umpire a match on all inter-provincial, provincial and national tournaments. Learners credited against this unit standard are capable of umpiring and administering matches as required by the International Badminton Federation (BWF). Application of this set of competencies will ensure that matches will be umpired fairly.

This unit standard also allows for transformation within the Sport of Badminton, as learners become models for other learners. It is envisaged that this exemplary conduct would attract quality people to aspire to join the ranks of the Badminton South Africa Court Officials (BSACO).

Learners credited with this unit standard would be capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of badminton laws and regulations.
  • Planning and preparing for a match.
  • Umpiring a match.
  • Administering the proceedings of a match as laid out in the competition rules. 

  • 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.

    The recognition of prior learning will formalise informal and non-formal learning and learners will be able to obtain credits towards a national qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of this unit standard is related to the specific sport, namely, umpiring of matches in Badminton tournaments.The typical context is embedded in the International Badminton Federation Statute and in the Badminton South Africa Court Official's Manual. (Learning credited will reflect the ability to develop a rigorous approach to the acquisition of a broad knowledge base regarding examination for umpires). (Credited learners would be able to umpire a range of matches, and determine solutions to a variety of unpredictable problems during a match, often including a range of varied and specific contexts involving creative and non-routine activities). They would be able to exercise appropriate judgement as appointed line and service judges during tournaments. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of and apply the badminton laws and regulations in refereeing a badminton game. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Badminton laws and regulations including by-laws refer to laws in accordance to the International Badminton Federation (BWF) and the BSACO manual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Various aspects of badminton are interpreted and explained according to the BWF and BSACO manual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Various activities involved in a badminton game are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The basic regulations for the competition are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan and prepare for a match. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment used for badminton is identified and checked for correctness using a checklist. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment include but is not limited to competition net, scoring device, net measuring stick, score sheet, clipboard, stopwatch, yellow and red cards, pen.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The kit used by a referee is identified and checked to ensure conformance in terms of BWF and BSACO manual. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Kit refers to but is not limited to jersey, suitable shoes, socks, shorts.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The significance of utilising the courts and officials equipment is explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Competition net, scoring devices, net measuring sticks, score sheets clipboards, stopwatches, yellow and red cards.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Logistical arrangements for athletes are completed in according to BWF laws to ensure correctness and safety. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Logistical arrangements refer to but are not limited to accommodation, transportation, changing room.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Umpire a match. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The need to ensure that all players are on court prior the match is started is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A toss is conducted with the players and allows the winning side to exercise their rights before warming up starts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The court and court equipment are inspected to ensure that it is laid out properly and in a working condition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of ensuring that line judges and service judge are placed out correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The opening announcement is used to ensure that the match is started with when warming up time elapses in accordance with badminton laws. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Faults during play are identified and corrected according to the BWF Statute and BSACO manual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Lets are identified in order to make corrections according to the BWF statute and BSACO manual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The significance of acknowledging line and service judges and their decisions during the match is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Knowledge of correct closing procedures is demonstrated when umpiring a game and a match. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    Hand signals are used when necessary when refereeing a match according to BWF Statute and BSACO manual. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hand signals refer to but are not limited to service not continuous in a forward position, double address, whole of the shuttle not below the server's waist at the moment of being struck, at the instant of hitting the shuttle, the shaft of the racket not pointing in a downward direction, initial point of contact with the shuttle not on the base of the shuttle, some part of both feet not on the service court and in a stationary position until the service is delivered.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Administer the proceedings of a match as laid out in the competition rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A score sheet is completed according to the BWF Statute and BSACO manual prior to and following a match. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The completed score sheet is submitted to match control for record keeping purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A report on all misconducts after the match and the decisions made during the match to the referee is compiled in accordance with standard match procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Documents are completed correctly and handed over to statics office and media. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The umpire's logbook is completed in accordance with badminton procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learners occurs through providers accredited by Badminton South Africa Court Officials (BSACO) in accordance with applicable ETQA's policies and procedures.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with BSACO in accordance with applicable ETQA's policies and procedures.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant BSACO in accordance with applicable ETQA's policies and procedures.
  • The relevant BSACO according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed BSACO procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard.
  • 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:
  • International Badminton Federation (BWF) Statute.
  • South Africa Badminton Court Officials (BSACO) Manual.
  • Applicable forms. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems during the match while applying the laws and by-laws set out in the International Badminton Federation (BWF) Statute as well as administering the match according to tournament rules. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Co-operating effectively in a team with other officials under the auspices of the Referee to plan, organise, stage and present a Badminton Tournament. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself, other officials and players and their activities responsibly and effectively when preparing courts and equipment according to BWF/BSA specifications. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information regarding assessment results of umpire's logbook. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively to give clear instructions for umpires, and communicate test results using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by using a calculator, electronically and mechanical scoring devices according to the International Badminton Federation Statute ensures accuracy and fair treatment of all contestants. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Effectively interacting with contestants to promote a positive rapport with the court officials. 

    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 
    Unit Standard Outcome Header:
  • Umpire a Badminton match according to the BWF/BSACO laws and by-laws on the given level of competition. 

  • 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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