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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate, and regulate a Railway station 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262339  Operate, and regulate a Railway station 
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 
Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to operate and regulate the safety of a railway station in accordance with company standards and procedures.

Learners will have the ability to:
  • Conduct opening and closing operation of the station.
  • Manage a railway station in normal mode.
  • Manage the station in a degraded (abnormal) situation. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    A railway station can include extended areas such as tunnels and car parks. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Conduct opening and closing operation of the station. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Typical layout of a station is described in terms of its functionality. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Layout includes but is not limited to ticket office, ablutions, workshops, escalators, passenger control gates.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Station equipment is described in terms of its functionality and purpose. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Station equipment includes but is not limited to lifts, escalators, doors, fare gates, public address systems, public information systems, lighting, ticket vending machine.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Opening operation of a railway station is conducted in accordance with company standards and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Opening operation includes but is not limited to briefing by security personnel, unlocking of doors, activating lights, lifts, escalators, computer equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Closing operation of a railway station is conducted in accordance with company standards and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Closing operation includes but is not limited to briefing of security personnel locking of doors, deactivating lights, lifts, escalators, computer equipment.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Manage a railway station in normal mode. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An inspection of equipment in the area of responsibility is conducted in terms of its serviceability according to company standards and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment includes but is not limited to lifts, escalators, doors, fare gates, service rooms, facilities.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Identified defects are reported in accordance with company standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Defects are managed in accordance with company standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Indicators and hazards are responded to in accordance with company standards and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Manage the station in a degraded (abnormal) situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Degraded situations are explained in terms of its impact on customer care and station operations according to company standards and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Degraded situations include but not limited to emergency situations, power failures, fire, robbery, riots, industrial action.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The contingency plan activation procedure to rectify a sub-standard condition is explained and demonstrated in accordance with company standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The use of emergency equipment installed on the station is demonstrated in accordance with company standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A limited practical evacuation exercise is conducted in accordance with company procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    A limited practical evacuation exercise excludes the physical participation of external role players.
     


    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:

    Learners have acquired the generic ability to:
  • Do a diagnostic analysis by means of visual and audible indicators to identify defects according to company specific procedures.
  • Implement company procedures to deal with abnormal conditions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self organisation and self management:
  • In taking the responsibility for the station operations the learner will develop ability to organise manage him- or herself. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication:
  • Learners have acquired the generic ability to utilise and respond to communication systems and the use of active sentences to impart clear and concise information to another party. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Information evaluation and the use of science and technology:

    Learners have acquired the generic ability to:
  • Evaluate company procedures related to the working environment to ensure all work performed adheres to company standards. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter relatedness of systems:
  • 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 safety of passengers. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Learner and societal development:
  • Learners have acquired the generic ability to assess risks and take the corrective action to reduce/remove risks within the rail and surrounding environment.
  • The learner gained the understanding of the use of communication protocol to impart clear and concise information. 

  • 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  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.
     
    NONE 



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