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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Evaluate and apply electronically measured track geometry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
255955  Evaluate and apply electronically measured track geometry 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
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 person credited with this unit standard is able to understand track standards in relation to the class of line and interpret reports to determine any further action which may need to be taken. Learners will also be able to actions required for deviations according to set parameters. Learners will also be in a position to understand the actions required to deal with any and all deviations and what resources and measures are required to deal effectively and efficiently with each deviation.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the terminology of track geometry reports.
  • Assessing track conditions from reports in order to determine the extent and location of immediate priorities.
  • Locating immediate priority/ies on track.
  • Determining the resource requirements to rectify deviations. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will be assumed competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Unit Standard: Measure track geometry in order to determine track condition: ID 119973. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the terminology of track geometry reports. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The layout of a strip chart is described in terms of headings and events. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The parameters on a strip chart are identified and described in accordance with industry specific definitions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Parameters may include but are not limited to vertical alignment, twist, super elevation, gauge, horizontal alignment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The scaling of the data on a strip chart is applied in order to determine the magnitude and location of the deviation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Track standards are explained in accordance with laid down specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Track standards may include but are not limited to parameters, thresholds, fixed points, and vehicle structure gauge.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assess track conditions from reports in order to determine the extent and location of immediate priorities. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Reports may include but are not limited to strip charts, written reports, electronic copies, exception reports, track quality index, ADA II. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reports are interpreted in order to determine the extent and location of immediate priorities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Extracted information is prioritised in terms of the extent of the deviation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The effects of deviations are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Deviations are prioritised by applying the set parameters. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Locate immediate priority/ies on track. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The methods of locating immediate priorities on track are described by using strip chart features. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The physical location of the deviation is pointed out in a given scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The magnitude of the deviation is determined by using standard measurement procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The cause of the deviation is determined in order to establish possible resource requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Determine the resource requirements to rectify deviations. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Resource requirements may include but are not limited to labour, material, cost machines, and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Local conditions which may have an impact on rectification actions are described in order to optimise resources. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Local conditions may include security situation, access to worksite, type and number of lines and communication availability.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resource requirements are identified to match each individual deviation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Emergency measures which must be taken are explained when resources are not immediately available. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Time frames of the repairs are explained in terms of different types of repair. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Role-players are communicated with regarding the actions being taken to rectify deviations. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Track standards and specifications.
  • Rail profile measurements.
  • Purpose of track measurements.
  • Track and turnout measuring methods.
  • Types of track alignment deviation.
  • Causes of track alignment deviation.
  • Different types of curves.
  • Principles of calculations of off sets.
  • Principles for the calculations of the radius of the curves.
  • Principles for the application of super elevations.
  • Principles for the application of gauge.
  • Track geometry formulae.
  • Health, Safety and, housekeeping procedures and regulations.
  • Relevant environmental regulations and legislation.
  • Reporting and documentation requirements and procedures.
  • The methodology of the electronic measuring of track geometry. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems during the assessment of track conditions. The location of priorities and in determining the resource requirement to rectify deviations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with all role-players in order to obtain the correct and accurate information and in taking corrective action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities in order to ensure that measurements and data are accurately processed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information which will assist in the effective evaluation and application of electronically measured track geometry. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with all role-players with regards to any and all actions, which will be taken to rectify deviations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to evaluate and assess electronically measured track geometry. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the incorrect evaluation and application of electronically measured track geometry has a negative impact on the public and organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of: Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities to ensure the safety of rail users. 

    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  61670   Further Education and Training Certificate: Railway Construction and Maintenance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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