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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: Transport Operations|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|61489||National Certificate: Transport Operations|
|SGB Transport and Logistics Operations|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|TETA - Transport Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Certificate||Field 11 - Services||Transport, Operations and Logistics|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||138||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
The purpose of this qualification is to ensure the coordination and implementation of transport operations so that freight (goods, passengers or livestock) is moved from origin to destination in terms of stakeholder requirements. This must be done in compliance with legislative requirements and international codes and practices.
This qualification builds on the qualification at NQF Level 4 dealing with practical aspects of transport operations. It will provide career development opportunities for those working in transport operations, and promote mobility across the different modes of transport.
Transport is a complex sector in and of itself, and at the same time it affects every other sector in some way. It is essential that those in charge of transport operations develop the insight, knowledge and skill to function effectively in a competitive, multi-faceted environment with unique demands.
The multi-modal nature of this qualification will also provide for a variety of learning pathways with increased specialisation possible, as required. The qualification will also enable many to have their practical skills, developed on the job, recognised through an RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) process.
A learner obtaining this qualification will be able to:
The skills, knowledge, values and understanding in this qualification are essential for national competitiveness and will have a positive impact on social and economic transformation and upliftment of the democratic South African society.
Transport operations deals with the movement and supply of freight (goods, passengers or livestock) from origin to destination in terms of stakeholder requirements. It involves the movement of any and all goods and materials from raw material stages, through the manufacturing process, to the delivery of finished products and their disposal. It also deals with the routing of freight using all transport modes and related activities such as warehousing.
This qualification establishes the essential knowledge and skills required for competence in Transport Operations, and specifies the assessment requirements for recognition at this level. Learners completing this qualification will be able to coordinate and facilitate operations within the transport environment.
This qualification will provide learners with access to employment opportunities within the Transport Operations environment. Learners will be able to take responsibility for the planning and transportation of goods nationally as well as internationally. The benefit for organisations and the community lies in the continuous improvement of transport service levels. Government is also committed to improving the public service by supporting the transformation of transport operations.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that the learner entering this qualification will be competent in:
Recognition of Prior Learning:
This qualification may be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. The learner should be thoroughly briefed on the mechanism to be used and support and guidance should be provided. Care should be taken that the mechanism used provides the learner with an opportunity to demonstrate competence and is not so onerous as to prevent learners from taking up the RPL option towards gaining a qualification.
Access to the Qualification:
Access to this Qualification is open to all learners with at least an NQF Level 4 Qualification or equivalent.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|For award of the qualification, candidates must achieve the required number of credits as specified in the rules of combination below as well as the criteria specified for integrated assessment in the Integrated Assessment Criteria below.
Rules of combination:
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Establish and maintain service level agreements in a transport function.
2. Plan transport and transport infrastructure to meet contractual obligations.
3. Apply the principles of the economics of transport to transport operations.
Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:
This qualification addresses the following critical cross-field outcomes, as detailed in the associated unit standards:
Learning programmes directed towards this qualification will also contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large, by making individuals aware of the importance of:
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
> Range: A total supply chain solution includes but is not limited to risk in transport and provision, fleet capacity and agreements concluded with customers, realistic understanding of own capacity, operational costs and customer requirements.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
Assessment should take place within the context of:
Assessment will take place according to the detailed specifications indicated in the unit standards above.
Over and above the achievement of the specified unit standards, evidence of integration will be required as per the following broad criteria, all within the context of an active learning environment.
Assessors should note that the evidence of integration (as below) could well be presented by candidates when being assessed against the unit standards - thus there should not necessarily be separate assessments for each unit standard and then further assessment for integration. Well designed assessments should make it possible to gain evidence against each unit standard while at the same time gain evidence of integration.
Assessment should be in accordance with the following general and specific principles:
> Use appropriate, fair and manageable methods that are integrated into real work-related or learning situations.
> Judge evidence on the basis of its validity, currency, authenticity and sufficiency.
> Ensure assessment processes are systematic, open and consistent.
|Qualifications from the following countries were sourced for a comparison with:
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) - International Diploma in Logistics and Transport was selected as the benchmark for transport qualifications due to its international recognition and credibility. Other UK qualifications of relevance include the undergraduate degree in Transport and Business Management - significant because of the close relationship between the first year of study and the proposed Level 5 qualification.
The USA was selected as a first world, world leader in transport logistics, and their GS-2130, a US Individual Occupational Requirement for Transport Operations - was reviewed.
Singapore has established itself as a multi-modal transport node for the East and it was logical to compare the proposed Level 5 qualification with their Diploma in Logistics & Operations Management.
Australia and New Zealand have set up a joint occupational classification system which has informed current Department of Labour deliberations around occupationally based qualifications. They are also world leaders in outcomes based approached. The National Diploma in Road Transport Management shows marked similarities to the proposed Level 5 qualification.
Investigations into Africa showed that there was little formal development of transport operations qualifications in Africa, apart from South Africa. There are clear indications, though, that Africa is keen to cooperate on transport issues, as signaled by the African Maritime Transport Charter and the Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Policy Programme. A common approach to transport management training would facilitate such initiatives.
In more detail, the reviewed qualifications include:
UK and international - The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport - International Diploma in Logistics and Transport:
This qualification builds on knowledge gained from the CILT International Certificate course in Logistics and Transport. The Diploma is basically aimed at those already.
working in the industry/sector at a middle management level and who wish to develop a strategic view of logistics and transport operations and be capable of reviewing operational activities.
Students who are successful in their Diploma studies meet the knowledge standards for Membership (MILT) of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport subject to a minimum of 3 years experience in the logistics and transport sector.
CILT International have produced this course material for the use of education and training Institutes throughout the world but especially where CILT Sections and Branches have been or are being established. CILT International believe that one way to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the logistics and transport sector especially in the developing world is to promote education and training and membership of the local CILT Section.
Course Content (All 6 modules are compulsory):
UK - Transport and Business Management:
This qualification is included (although it is a degree qualification) because of the similarities in content, particularly in the initial years.
The programme equips learners with a thorough and practical knowledge of the economic, social and technological aspects of the main modes of transport, so that they will be able to play a part in their future development. It covers the principles of managing the human and technical resources required in transport systems and the importance of transport in relation to the economy and society. This is examined in terms of the numerous benefits and costs of transport in general and of the relative merits of the different modes of air and surface transport. The programme is multidisciplinary, embracing the fundamental principles and applications of planning, management, economics and technology.
Introduces the principles and problems of transport together with the analytical techniques required in subsequent parts of the programme. Students with a wide range of backgrounds and educational qualifications are brought to a comparable level.
Modules include: Management; Finance; Economics; Statistics; Surface Transport Systems; Logistics; Air Transport; Transport Demand and Human Need; French/German/Spanish or Transport Technology.
Elaborates on the fundamental subjects with more emphasis on practical application and investigates the characteristics of the various transport modes in some detail.
Modules include: Transport Planning; Business Strategy; Economics of Transport; Supply Chain Management; French/German/Spanish or Project Appraisal.
Year 3 or 4:
Allows learners to specialise in areas of personal interest including the choice of topic area for a final year project in the form of a detailed study and analysis of a transport problem and is intended to develop initiative and creativity. The findings are presented in the form of a dissertation.
Modules include: Project; Applied Research Methods; Options from: Aviation Safety; Transport and Environment; Transport Policy; Rail Transport Operations; Transport Services Marketing; Transport Demand Management; Travel Behaviour.
Professional Recognition: The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
USA - GS-2130: Traffic Management Series (Individual Occupational Requirements):
The GS-2130 is a US Individual Occupational Requirement for Transport Operations, and its provisions are outlined below. Examples of certificates which result in recognition for this classification are included below:
> (1) operating a transport or traffic system to move passengers or commodities of an organization when there is accountability for operating costs, (2) operating a transportation system to provide common carrier types of services to shippers, and (3) procuring common or other carriers and other transportation services to move an organization's personnel, freight, and/or other commodities. Performing loss and damage prevention work when this included responsibilities such as policy and procedures formulation and studies of traffic operations and services.
> Negotiating with carriers and/or regulatory bodies on questions of rates, transit privileges and charges, special services and charges thereof, and classification of commodities.
> Providing advisory service involving commodity analysis from the transportation standpoint.
Possession of a certificate as Certified Member, American Society of Transportation and Logistics meets the requirements for GS-5. Persons with such certificates may also qualify for higher grade levels based on their education and/or experience.
Certified in Transportation and Logistics (CTL):
AST&L is the premier professional organization that develops and administers the Certification in Transportation Logistics. AST&L began the CTL Certification Program in 1948, known as the CPA of the transportation/logistics industry, and is constantly revising and updating the certification exams, keeping current with changes occurring in the field. To qualify an individual must be active member of AST&L and has a four year undergraduate degree or three years of professional experience. The certification is granted to individuals who successfully complete six of the following exam modules:
Four compulsory subjects:
Plus any two elective subjects from:
Certificate in Transportation Management:
Capstone program for Shippers and Foundation program for Shippers, Carriers and Logistics Services Providers (LSPs): Today's Buying, Selling and Pricing of Transportation Services.
Singapore - Diploma in Logistics & Operations Management:
Companies across all businesses are extending their geographical reach and influence. They need trained people who understand the nature of logistics & supply chain in an ever-connected world. The Diploma in Logistics and Operations Management trains professionals who will excel in today's dynamic business environment.
The Course provides a strong business foundation in the Freshman year. In the Junior and Senior years, learners will be equipped with business knowledge on how companies manage their physical products and services through subjects like Management Science, Management Accounting & Finance, Operations Management, Material Management, Quality Management and Purchasing Principles & Practice, Specialised knowledge on logistics will be introduced through subjects like Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Transport Management and Distribution Centre Management.
New Zealand - National Diploma in Road Transport Management:
The National Diploma in Road Transport Management recognises the skills expected of an experienced manager in a road transport company to manage some or all of the company's operations in full compliance with the law and organisational procedures.
The qualification is structured to provide maximum flexibility for people in small, medium or large size organisations in any sector of the road transport industry. Significant emphasis is placed on the management and interpersonal skills required of a manager of either a small organisation or at a senior level in a large organisation, as well as on the particular road transport knowledge required to operate a successful road transport business.
The diploma can build on the skills acquired through the National Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Operations) with strands in Vehicle Despatch, Operations Supervision, and Taxi Operations [Ref: 0861], the National Certificate in First Line Management (Communication and Quality) (Level 3) [Ref: 0743], the National Certificate in First Line Management (Level 4) [Ref: 0649], or the National Certificate in Business Administration (Level 4) [Ref: 0634].
African Maritime Transport Charter:
There appears to be little formal development of transport operations qualifications in Africa, apart from South Africa, which takes the lead in this regard. The African Maritime Transport Charter, though, is one indication of the willingness and intention of Africa to homogenise transport throughout the continent, which suggests an openness to skills development in this area. Extracts from the Charter include:
Article 10: Multimodal Transport:
Member States agree to promote the establishment of multimodal transport joint ventures so as to enable African shipping lines set up within the framework of the U.N. Convention on International Multimodal Transport of Goods, modern systems of point-to-point transportation, improve their services and increase their capacity to finance modern and efficient fleet.
Article 13: Legal Framework:
Member States agree to set up enabling harmonized legislative and regulatory framework that shall promote and guarantee the stability of maritime transport joint ventures, particularly multimodal transport joint ventures.
Article 24: Co-ordination of Policies and Actions:
Transit Member States and Land-locked Member States agree to co-ordinate their policies of acquisition and use of means of land transport (road and rail), river, air,
maritime transport and port. They also agree to co-ordinate the actions and instruments of implementation of their national maritime policies, those concerning, inter-alia, grouping, pooling and cargo sharing, operation of cargo handling equipment as well as clearing and forwarding of cargo in transit.
Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Policy Programme:
Another indication of a willingness to cooperate and transform transportation in Africa is suggested in the Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Policy Programme. An extract:
It is evident that Transport Operations is considered an essential skills area in all economies, and the existence of international bodies coordinating skills development in this area are powerful arguments for transport specific qualifications.
The proposed National Certificate: Transport Operations (Level 5) is comparable to examples in most developed countries. The approach adopted by the SGB, though, recognises the need for transformation in emerging economies, and the need to 'step' development to provide access. Building as it does on the Level 4 qualification, the National Certificate: Transport Operations (Level 5) provides for learning and career pathways for those involved in transport operations. It will encourage the development of skills to internationally comparable standards, and provide leadership, for the development of transport in Africa.
|This qualification has horizontal articulation possibilities with the following qualifications:
This qualification has vertical articulation possibilities with the following qualification:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||255801||Demonstrate an understanding of risk in a transport function||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||5|
|Core||255794||Demonstrate an understanding of the economics of transport||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Core||255797||Determine, monitor and control transport operating costs||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Core||255805||Establish and maintain service level agreements in a transport function||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|Core||255804||Establish tariffs in a transport function||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Core||255800||Implement risk mitigation and contingency plans in response to transport related incidents||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|Core||255798||Maintain compliance with transport legislation||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Core||255802||Plan transport to meet contractual obligations and service level agreements||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||12|
|Core||255795||Provide a supply chain visibility service to customers||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Core||255799||Provide design input to transport infrastructure||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|Core||255796||Tender for business in the transport sector||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Core||255803||Integrate transport operations into total supply chain solutions||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||8|
|Fundamental||117763||Prepare, verify and distribute reports||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||16|
|Elective||14927||Apply problem solving strategies||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||119676||Apply the skills of customer care in a specific work environment||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||120127||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of issues of compliance or non-activity that could result in civil or criminal liability in terms of business law||Level 4||NQF Level 04||2|
|Elective||242685||Demonstrate knowledge of environmental legislation as it impacts on management of risk||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||110000||Generate information and reports for internal and external use||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Elective||242819||Motivate and Build a Team||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Elective||114272||Analyse complaints and reports relating to referred disputes and select appropriate resolution process||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Elective||15234||Apply efficient time management to the work of a department/division/section||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Elective||252037||Build teams to achieve goals and objectives||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Elective||15219||Develop and implement a strategy and action plans for a team, department or division||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Elective||15224||Empower team members through recognising strengths, encouraging participation in decision making and delegating tasks||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Elective||252024||Evaluate current practices against best practice||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Elective||15225||Identify and interpret related legislation and its impact on the team, department or division and ensure compliance||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Elective||15229||Implement codes of conduct in the team, department or division||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||3|
|Elective||252034||Monitor and evaluate team members against performance standards||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
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