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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Utilise various fixed and temporary trackside indicators for rail movement 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14634  Utilise various fixed and temporary trackside indicators for rail movement 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-09-05  2009-02-18  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-02-18   2013-02-18  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
262448  Utilise fixed and temporary trackside indicators for rail movement  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner will be able to identify and react to varius trackside indicators applicable to specific environments to contribute to safe movement on rail. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Utilise semaphore signals/indicators for rail movement on single lines - NQF level 3
Utilise telegraph orders for safe movement on rail - NQF level 3
Utilise van Schoor system of train control for safe movement on rail - NQF level 3
Utilise wooden train staff system of train control for safe movement on rail - NQF level 3
Utilise radio train order system of train control for safe movement on rail - NQF level 3
Utilise radio track warrant system of train control for safe movement on rail - NQF level 3
Utilise semaphore signals/indicators for rail movement on double lines - NQF level 3
Utilise colour light signalling for rail movement - NQF level 4 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The level assigned to this standard is appropriate because performance must be carried out:
  • under different weather conditions,
  • during day and night time,
  • for different sections/yards/sidings/stations/crossing places, etc.
  • within a specific time span to adhere to predictable service

    This standard includes:
  • trackside indicators within different train control systems 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify trackside indicators and the location thereof. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All trackside indicators are identified and described according to the relevant train working rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The location of all trackside indicators are identified and described according to the relevant train working rules. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    React to all trackside indicators. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All trackside indicators are reacted to according to the relevant train working rules. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Adhere to specific safety instructions when trackside indicators are missing or indistinct etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Specific safety instructions are adhered to when trackside indicators are missing or indistinct etc. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. An individual wishing to be assessed against this standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provided institution that has been accredited by the relevant ETQA.
    2. A learner specialising in Rail Operations through this elective standard will be assessed by an assessor who is certified as competent against the National Certificate in Rail Operations NQF level 5, which must include this standard.
    3. A learner specialising in Train Driving through this elective standard will be assessed by an assessor who is certified as competent against the National Certificate in Train Driving NQF level 4, which must include this standard.
    4. Any assessor and training provider must ensure that the relevant company-specific procedures/rules are used as reference material when designing courseware, assessment or when selecting pre-designed assessments.
    5. Anyone assessing a learner against this standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant TRANSPORT SETA - ETQA.
    6. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this standard must be registered and accredited as a provider at SAQA.
    7. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA as prescribed. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners can understand and explain the following in a rail environment:

    1. Principles and theory related to the utilisation of various trackside indicators
    2. Communication process that is required for a specific situation
    3. Relevant elements of POSMOR
    4. Relevant elements of the OHS Act, Act 85 of 1993 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to critically analyse, evaluate and verify visual information from trackside indicators.
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to solve problems by reacting to various trackside indicators. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to work as a team for the safe and timeous adhering to trackside indicators. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to manage and organise themselves by observing, interpreting and adhering to various trackside indicators. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to communicate continuously with all the role players, by utilising various communication media (verbal, radio, written, etc.) when observing and reacting to various trackside indicators. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to understand that the environment includes a set of related systems (one indicator to another and to systems of train control). 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard will be replaced by unit standard 264402, which is "Utilise fixed and temporary trackside indicators for rail movement", Level 3, 3 credits, as soon as 264402 is registered.

    ASSESSMENT PROCESS

    When conducting assessment, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the unit standards being assessed.

    They must ensure that assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge.

    Each environment/situation will be different, it will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the context in which the assessment will take place.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT

    During formal training at the provider:
    1. Written tests
    2. Case studies.
    3. Simulation

    During on the job training:
    1. Oral test
    2. Observations
    3. Case studies.

    Integrated final on the job assessment:
    1. Observation
    2. Oral tests
    3. Case studies

    In the Rail Operations environment it will be more effective to assess a number of unit standards together and the assessor must evaluate each assessment request to determine the grouping of the standards for assessment.

    The assessment must integrate a number of different methods. (Example: When equipment and communication are normal the integrated assessment will be based on normal working. The abnormal working assessment will then be based on a case study (simulation) or when the equipment and/or communication are defective or missing during the assessment period, the normal working assessment will be a case study (simulation). This will give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes and skills.

    The integrated assessment must take place in the environment where the learner will work independently on completion of final assessment.

    Valid, reliable and authentic evidence (presented as a portfolio of evidence) from past achievements and experience may serve to supplement the assessment of applied competence. The portfolio should include, inter alia:
    1. Written statements from persons (e.g. current and/or previous employer, colleague, peer, manager, external customers) confirming competence of the learner.
    2. Relevant certificates or awards.
    3. Previous assessment records.
    4. Journal (Logbook).

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Trackside indicators consist of:
    Speed, whistle, warning, distant and other information boards such as catch points, beginning/end of CTC (Centralised Traffic Control), km pegs, warning symbols. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49795   National Certificate: Rail Construction and Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  23893   National Certificate: Rail Operations (Functional Yard Operations)  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-06-17  Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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.
     
    1. PRASA T/A Metrorail Gauteng North 
    2. PRASA T/A Metrorail Gauteng South 



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