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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Compile a train 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
260957  Compile a train 
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  12 
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 plan, organise and execute the compilation of trains consisting of different commodities and truck types. Learners will be able to make distinction between trains for passengers, commuters and goods (various commodities including hazardous and non-hazardous products). Compiling of trains include the shunting of rail vehicles in accordance with the Principles of Safe Movement on Rail (POSMOR) and workplace procedures and specifications.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Plan the compilation of a train.
  • Delineate a track.
  • Execute movement in accordance with a designated plan. 

  • 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 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan the compilation of a train. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Rolling stock types are identified by means of profile codes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Commodity types are identified by means of symbolic signs/data sheets/colour-coding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A train profile is formulated in terms of freight and destination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Communication techniques are defined in terms of the operational instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Communication techniques include but are not limited to written orders, electronic orders, hand signals, radio.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Delineate a track. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The operating environment is described in terms of its condition, layout, type of traffic and the specific features that affect safe operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Operating environments include but are not limited to a marshalling yard, maintenance yard, locomotive depots, sidings.
  • Features include but are not limited to track geometry points, stop blocks, gradients, speed restrictions, direction, rail curvature.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Infrastructure is described in terms of start and end before train and shunting movements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Infrastructure includes track; points; overheads; signal systems; civil infrastructure.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The track is ensured to be clear and free of conflicting movements before train and shunting movements, in accordance with specific company and/or site regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Authorisation to move is obtained from authorised persons before train and shunting movements for all stages of movement, in accordance with specific company and/or site regulations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Stages of movement includes before moving; while moving; coming to a standstill; while stationary.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Actions when the locomotive and/or rolling stock are stationary meet the need for a secure loco and load, in accordance with specific company and/or site regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Types of points used in the shunting area are explained in terms of their differences and purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Points to be used are set in accordance with company instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The track is assessed for sub standard conditions and dealt with in accordance with POSMOR and/or company instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Execute movement in accordance with a designated plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Authorisation is obtained in accordance with company instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Rail vehicles are prepared for shunting in accordance with operational instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Prepare includes but is not limited to coupling and uncoupling of vehicles, coupling and uncoupling vacuum/air brake pipes, release of hand brakes, vacuum and or hand brakes, closed doors, removal of loading apparatus, tying down of tarpaulins.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Shunting speed is explained in terms of its impact on shunting operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The communication system is used in accordance with operational instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Communication systems can include but are not limited to hand signals and radio transceivers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Rail vehicle movements are controlled in a specific environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Sub standard conditions are recorded and dealt with in accordance with POSMOR and/or company instructions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation Options:
  • Providers of learning towards this unit standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the relevant ETQA.
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that has been accredited by a relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered and accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation Option:
  • The moderation requirements of the relevant ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Principles of Safe Movement on Rail (POSMOR) and safe work procedures.
  • Existing communication and reporting lines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.

    Note: Learners can identify hazards within the rail environment (main line, sidings, sheds, etc) in accordance with company specific procedures, take remedial action to reduce/eliminate hazards and take the necessary corrective action to rectify sub-standard conditions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note: Learners can do a diagnostic analysis by means of visual and audible indicators to identify defects according to company specific procedures; and implement company procedures to deal with abnormal conditions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Note: Learners can interpret information from gauges and warning systems to assess the correct operation of the locomotive; and evaluate company procedures related to the working environment to ensure all work performed adheres to company standards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.

    Note: Learners can utilise and respond to communication systems and the use of active sentences to impart clear and concise information to another party. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Note: The learner has knowledge of testing, communication systems as well as the generic ability to identify hazardous and sub-standard conditions, which would have an impact on the safe movement of the locomotive/s. 

    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  66709   National Certificate: Rail Operations (Functional Yard Operations)  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  61849   Further Education and Training Certificate: Train Driving  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  65589   Further Education and Training Certificate: High Speed Inter-City Commuter Railway Operations  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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