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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate an Automatic Train Protection Signalling System 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262357  Operate an Automatic Train Protection Signalling System 
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 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 
A learner will be able to comply with the Automatic Train Protection (ATP) signalling system to conform to Principles of Safe Movement on Rail (POSMOR) related train working rules and safe movement in a railway environment.

Learners will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of railway signalling system.
  • Explain the Automatic Train Protection (ATP) signalling system.
  • Use the ATP signalling system in normal and degraded mode. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate because performance must be carried out:
  • In different weather conditions.
  • During day and night time.
  • In different yard layouts/mainline/siding (may or may not include overhead traction).
  • Under hazardous and abnormal conditions.

    Procedures include but are not limited to Principles of Safe Movement on Rail (POSMOR) related principles. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of railway signalling system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The signalling system is described in terms of type, purpose and functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The wayside signage indicators are described in terms of type, purpose and functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hands signals are described with reference to their purpose, application, and equipment used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Signalling rules and procedures are described as applied in a railway system in accordance with company standards and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the Automatic Train Protection (ATP) signalling system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ATP signalling system is explained in terms of purpose and functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    ATP modes are described in terms of the driving area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ATP signalling system is explained in terms of the relationship between the running time and the characteristics of the section. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    ATP signalling rules and procedures are explained as applied in a railway system. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use the ATP signalling system in normal and degraded mode. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ATP system is tested in accordance with company standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The information and order given by the ATP system are described and applied in terms of the expected outcome. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of ATP failure are explained in terms of the impact on train movement. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    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 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 the 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 
    A learner has acquired the ability to apply the principles related to automated signal systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    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 
    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.
     
    1. Bombela Operating Company 



    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.