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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of and apply rules and regulations to effectively officiate a netball game 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264634  Demonstrate knowledge of and apply rules and regulations to effectively officiate a netball 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 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 for learners who participate as Umpires to control the game and the players or used as Timekeeper/Scorer at a netball match. In achieving this unit standard, the learner will display the competency of netball official (Timekeeper and Scorer) with primary focus on the application of the rules and regulations to enhance the quality of the game. On achievement of this unit standard the learner will be able to physical keep score and to keep time at a netball match.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of a netball game.
  • Applying the fundamental rules and regulations to control the netball game and the players.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the different types of documents used at a match.
  • Providing feedback on the result of the game according to international score sheet. 

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

  • 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 
    Demonstrate an understanding of a netball game. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An understanding of the origin and history of netball game is demonstrated in relation to the international and South African contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose and philosophy of officiating a netball game is explained within the context of the roles and responsibilities of an umpiring a netball game. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply the fundamental rules and regulations to control the netball game and the players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Fundamental rules and regulations of netball are explained in order to make accurate decisions when officiating a game. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Netball rules refer to but are not limited to the rules from AENA rulebook.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The roles of a netball umpire/co-umpire and scorer/timekeeper are identified and explained in order to effectively officiate a game of netball is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An understanding of the rules of the game is demonstrated according to different time periods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The environment within which the netball game is to take place is checked in order to ensure own safety and that of others before the match begins. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Environment includes but is not limited to the courtside areas in terms of the court surface.
  • Safety refers to but is not limited to the court surface to be free of ice or dangerous things such as tennis potholes, pools of water, sport bags with straps and other perilous items.
  • Safety of players refers to but is not limited to ensuring that players are not wearing jewellery, have the appropriate kit and suitable footwear.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The significance of performing pregame, during game and postgame procedures is explained in terms of officiating responsibilities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the different types of documents used at a match. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different types of documents used in a netball match are identified and described in terms of their uses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of completing all documents during a match is explained in terms of the game requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Physical score is kept during a match for record purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Time is kept reflecting on different times of a match (Injury time, Umpires time and official time) in terms of timekeeping requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Documents are completed correctly and handed over to statics office and media. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Provide feedback on the result of the game according to international score sheet. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An understanding of the international score sheet is described in terms of its features. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information is prepared according to centre passes. 

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


    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 to control the game. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Planning, organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to ensure own safety and that of others. 

    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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