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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage a railway control centre 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262337  Manage a railway control centre 
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  16 
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 credited with this unit standard will have the ability to direct the rail traffic from the railway control centre during normal and degraded mode.

Learners will be able to:
  • Start and end railway control centre operations.
  • Set up routes for the movement of trains on signalling system.
  • Manage the train authority in case of incidents.
  • Manage the failure of equipment.
  • Manage train movements during degraded circumstances. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Start and end railway control centre operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The process to "log in" the computer program is conducted in accordance with company standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process to load a timetable in the computer system is conducted in accordance with company standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tests for the equipment indications (setting up or cancellation process) are explained and conducted in accordance with manufacturer's and company standards and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment indications include but are not limited to routes, points locking, and signals.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The extent, purpose and location of all local and remote transmission equipment and communication links to the control traffic centre system are described according to organisational operational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Set up routes for the movement of trains on signalling system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Rail movement information is collated for the generation of the routes in accordance with the timetable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Routes are generated in accordance with the system requirement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reasons why generated routes are not set up on the system are explained in terms of function and failure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Planned movements are communicated and agreed upon with neighbouring stations and drivers. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Manage the train authority in case of incidents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different methods and orders given to the driver are explained to catch-up the delay in accordance with company standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Instructions given to the driver and control centre process are explained in case of train overrunning in station platform in accordance with company standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Instructions given to the driver and control centre process are explained for Signal Passing At Danger (SPAD) () in accordance with company standards and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Manage the failure of equipment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Failure of equipment includes but is not limited to track circuit occupied, loose of point's detection, signals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Movement during failure of equipment is authorised in accordance with company standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The consequences of equipment failures are explained in terms of the impact on train movement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The equipment failures are reported to technical support personnel according to organisational operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The maintenance strategy is explained in accordance with the organisational quality management system. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Manage train movements according to service requirements during degraded circumstances. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Degraded circumstances include but are not limited to big delay, train failure; station closed, emergency situations, loss of control centre control. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Train movements are rearranged according to service requirements during degraded circumstances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Access to support contact people is explained using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Management of emergency situations with EMS, Staff, and third parties are demonstrated in accordance with company standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An incident report is compiled in accordance with company policies and procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against the unit standard (including through RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU 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 one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • 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 (power failures, station closures, 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 employee in the execution of his duties. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and self-management:
  • A learner has acquired the ability to operate his train safely within the specified timetables, running times, special notices or instructions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation:
  • A learner has acquired the generic ability to evaluate information from visual and/or audible indicators and environmental conditions whilst handling his train. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    A learner has acquired the generic ability to communicate effectively by using visual and/or audible language skills in oral and/or written form (when authority must be obtained from another source). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Learners have acquired the generic ability to use science and technology effectively and critically when operating the railway control centre. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter relatedness of systems:
  • A learner has acquired the knowledge to understand how one system has an effect on another. 

  • 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 
    POSMOR in this unit standard refers to Principles of Safe Movement on Rail. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  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.
     
    1. Bombela Operating Company 



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