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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Utilise a Radio Train Token system of train control for safe movement on rail 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260937  Utilise a Radio Train Token system of train control 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 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 
A learner will be able to utilise the Radio Train Token system of train control by receiving, identifying, verifying and reacting to tokens and will be able to conform to Principles of Safe Movement on Rail (POSMOR) and related 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 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This standard excludes:
  • The administering of any current system of train control except Radio Train Token system for construction trains. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Complete and verify tokens for the Radio Train Token system of train control. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The radio authorisation communication procedure is explained in terms of company directives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Portfolio of a train is compiled and forwarded to the control office in the prescribed format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Train movement information is obtained from the controller and recorded in Radio Train Token and verified in accordance with company directives. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Information includes but is not limited to train number, section(s), purpose, crew.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The procedure to request permission for movement is explained in terms of company directives. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Execute movement of a train under control of a Radio Train Token system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The Radio Train Token procedures to move a train are explained in terms of company directives. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Procedures include but are not limited to radio management procedures, crossing procedures at token stations, inter-siding(s) kilometre points, admittance procedures, departure procedures, reporting train positions and cancellation of token procedures, route reporting procedures.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The admittance procedures at a Radio Token station are applied in accordance with company directives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The crossing procedures at a Radio Token station are applied in accordance with company directives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The departure procedures at a Radio Token station are applied in accordance with company directives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    En route reporting procedures of train positions are applied in accordance with company directives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Destination reporting procedures of train positions are applied in accordance with company directives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Crossing reporting procedures of train positions are applied in accordance with company directives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The reporting procedures of Radio Train token cancellations are applied in accordance with company directives. 


    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 standard.
  • A learner specializing in Train Driving through this elective standard will be assessed by an assessor who has been certified as competent against the National Certificate in Train Driving NQF level 4, which must include this 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 of 1993.
  • Protocol of two-way communications to facilitate safe movement on rail. 

  • 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. rearrangements 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 one self by:
  • Arranging train movement at crossing places during radio communication failures, and adhering and complying with company-specific train working rules under normal and abnormal circumstances. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation:
  • Learners have acquired the generic ability to critically analyze, evaluate and verify 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 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.
     
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