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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Administer a Radio Train Token System for safe movement on rail 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260917  Administer a Radio Train Token System for safe movement on rail 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
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 
A learner will be able to administer the Radio Train Token by planning rail movement and issuing /cancellation of tokens to conform to POSMOR and related construction train working rules in a specific railway environment and contribute to safe movement on rail. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan rail movement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The requirements of a rail movement plan are explained in terms of rail safety regulations and organizational directives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The layout and designations of a rail movement plot diagram is explained in relation to a line diagram. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information regarding the railway activities in a confined rail section is collated and confirmed in terms of company directives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A rail movement plan is plotted in terms in terms of the anticipated outcomes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Execute a train movement plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Role players related to a planned railway movement are identified in terms of their functions in the confined rail section. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Role-players include but are not limited to neighbouring construction sites/station(s), permit office, Planning Office, affected railway companies.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Train arrangements are made in conjunction with other role-players in accordance with company directives. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Role-players include but are not limited to neighbouring construction sites/station(s), permit office, Planning Office, affected railway companies.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A train plot diagram is completed and the information transferred to the token register. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The radio authorisation communication procedure is explained in terms of company directives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Train movement authority is communicated between the train controller and train driver in terms of rail safety and company directives. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Authority includes train movement at all stages from initiation until termination.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A train movement plan is maintained for the duration of the movement in accordance with company directives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The fallback plan for a train movement plan in the event of total radio communication failure is described in accordance with railway safety and organizational directives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    A fall back plan in the event of total radio communication failure is initiated in accordance with company directives. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Administer movement of trains. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All train movements are recorded according to the relevant train working rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The radio authorization communication procedure is explained in terms of company directives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Train movements are communicated to all role players according to the relevant train working rules. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • 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.
  • A learner specializing in Rail Operations through this elective standard will be assessed by an assessor who has been certified as competent against the National Certificate in Rail Operations NQF level 5, which must include this unit standard.
  • 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.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant TRANSPORT SETA - ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this standard must be registered and accredited as a provider at SAQA.
  • 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:
  • Principles and theory of the Radio Train Token system for the purpose of safe movement on rail under normal and abnormal circumstances.
  • POSMOR and company-specific rules related to the Radio Train Token system.
  • Relevant elements of the OHS Act, Act 85 of 1993.
  • Protocols of two-way communications to facilitate safe movement on rail.
  • Applicable computer operating procedure related to Track Warrant system. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem-solving:
  • Learners have acquired the generic ability to solve problems by reacting to abnormalities, i.e. re-arrangements of trains, etc. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Team work:

    Learners have acquired the generic ability to work together in a team for the safe movement of rail vehicles under normal and abnormal circumstances. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organization and self-management:

    Learners have acquired the generic ability to manage and organize themselves by:
  • Planning train movements in the Radio Train Token system for safe movement of rail vehicles.
  • Adhering to and complying with company specific train working rules in normal and abnormal circumstances. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation:
  • Learners have acquired the generic ability to critically analyze, verify and evaluate information received by the Radio Train Token system to execute safe movement of rail vehicles. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication:
  • Learners have acquired the generic ability to communicate verbally under normal and abnormal circumstances. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of science and technology:
  • Learners have acquired the generic ability to use radio communication and diagram for the safe movement of rail vehicles. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems:
  • Learners have acquired the generic ability to understand that the operational environment includes a set of related systems. 

  • 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
    Elective  65589   Further Education and Training Certificate: High Speed Inter-City Commuter Railway Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  61849   Further Education and Training Certificate: Train Driving  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    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.
     
    NONE 



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