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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate a radio transceiver 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260918  Operate a radio transceiver 
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
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 will enable learners to operate a radio and establish communication with second and third parties. Learners will be able to apply speech procedures to communicate in a clear and concise manner over a radio transceiver.

Qualifying learners will be able to:
  • Describe the uses and types of radio transceivers.
  • Demonstrate the use of the specific radio transceiver.
  • Explain the purpose of radio speech procedures.
  • Describe the measures to promote accuracy when communicating over a radio transceiver. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication at NQF Level 2. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Wherever the term "speech procedures" is used throughout this unit standard it should be interpreted as the procedures which are commonly used when communicating verbally via a radio transceiver.
  • Range of modes of operation include, but are not limited to: Frequency modulation, amplitude modulation, simplex, speech and duplex.
  • Range of features include, but are not limited to: Rebroadcast, relay, pre-selected channels and saveable channels. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the uses and types of radio transceivers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The roles of the radio are described in terms of their operating principles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Roles include, but are not limited to:
  • Man pack, handheld, vehicle installation.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Types of radio transceivers are identified in terms of their uses and limitations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Types of radios include, but are not limited to Very High Frequency (VHF), High Frequency (HF), Mobile, Walky-talky.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The frequency or channel range of the radio transceiver is identified for optimum use within a structured scenario. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate the use of a radio transceiver. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    A radio transceiver used in a high security environment can be used to assess this specific outcome. Learners must be assessed using at least one radio transceiver. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The control features of the radio are used in a structured scenario. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Control features include but are not limited to switching on, setting of volume and tuning in to a specific frequency.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A mode of operation is selected in a structured scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The radio handset is used in a structured scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A power supply of a radio is tested in a structured scenario. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the purpose of radio speech procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The need for use of speech procedures is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Rules of transmission are explained in terms of organisational processes and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of deviating from prescribed procedures are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Rules to ensure security when communicating over a radio are listed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The use of code words when communicating over a radio is described in terms of its effect on the security of the communication. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe the measures to promote accuracy when communicating over a radio transceiver. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Voice techniques used for radio transmission are described in terms of their impact on the communication. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of voice techniques include, but are not limited to:
  • Pronunciation, emphasis, tone, clarity.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools used to clarify a voice message are described in terms of their impact on the communication. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of accuracy tools include, but are not limited to:
  • Phonetic alphabet, numerals, date, time.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Radio discipline when communicating over a radio is described in terms of its impact on the security aspect of the communication. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Operating rules for communicating over a radio is listed with examples. 


    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, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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 or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving:
  • A learner has acquired the ability to identify and react to sub-standard conditions (failure in transmission etc). 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork:
  • Learners have acquired the generic ability to work effectively with others as part of a team-group/organisation/fellow employees in the execution of his duties. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral means over a radio network. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    A learner has acquired the knowledge to understand how one system has an effect on another. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors must be registered as assessors with a relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

    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  66709   National Certificate: Rail Operations (Functional Yard Operations)  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  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.
     
    1. African Rail And Traction Services 
    2. S-Squared Training Solutions Pty Ltd 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.