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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate the movement of Electrical Multiple Unit (EMU) or Motor Coaches 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262358  Operate the movement of Electrical Multiple Unit (EMU) or Motor Coaches 
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  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 
Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to prepare and operate the safe movement of an EMU and motor coaches in accordance with the company procedures and "Principles of Safe Movement on Rail" (POSMOR) in normal and degraded mode.

A learner completing this unit standard will be able to:
  • Conduct preparation and stabling of the train.
  • Operate a train in normal mode.
  • Operate a train in degraded (abnormal) mode. 

  • 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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard is inclusive of the following:
  • Power test.
  • Static Brake test.
  • Efficiency brake test.

    Degraded conditions include:
  • Emergency brake procedures.
  • Accidents/incidents reporting.
  • Fire.
  • Company specific protection procedures. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare and stable a train. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The components of the train are explained in terms of its purpose and function. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Components include but are not limited to the acceleration and braking system, bogies, wheels, engine, compressor, pantograph, communication systems, coach layout.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Visual information from the gauges is collated, analysed and evaluated to determine serviceability of the train. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Indicators and hazards are responded to in terms of company standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Preparation of the train is conducted in accordance with company standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Yard/depot knowledge is applied in accordance with company procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Yard/depot knowledge includes but is not limited to yard, depot layout.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Stabling operation is conducted in accordance to company standards and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Operate a train in normal mode. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Train handling skills to maintain a safe journey is demonstrated in accordance with company standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Road knowledge is applied in accordance with the prescribed route and company standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Indicators and hazards are responded to in accordance with company standards and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Indicators include but are not limited to warning systems, hand signals, alerts, alarms, warning boards.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The application of the running time and time tables for the prescribed route is explained to terms of meeting schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Arriving and departing from a station platform is demonstrated in accordance with operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Arrival and departure includes the operating of the doors for the embarking and disembarking of passengers.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Operate a train in degraded (abnormal) mode. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Train operations in degraded mode are explained in terms of its impact on train movement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Identified defects are reported in accordance with company standards and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Defects include but are not limited to EMU or motor coach, track, traction power, communication.
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The contingency plan activation procedures to rectify a sub-standard condition is explained and demonstrated in accordance with company standards and procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Methods of assessment:
  • Written tests/case studies.
  • Oral/on-the-job.
  • In situ (on-the-job) observations.
  • Simulation.
  • Role-play/structured classroom discussions and oral tests.

    These methods must be selected carefully based on the purpose of the assessment (for example, the written method could be used to assess knowledge; or on-the-job demonstration could be used to assess practical competence).

    The assessment must integrate a number of different methods (no less than three of those detailed above) in order to give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes.

    The following tools may be used to supplement the above minimum assessment methods:

    Valid, reliable and authentic evidence (presented as a portfolio of evidence) from past achievements and experience may serve to supplement the assessment of applied competence. The portfolio should include, inter alia:
  • Written statements from persons (e.g. current and/or previous employer, colleague, peer, manager, external customers) confirming competence of the learner.
  • Relevant certificates or awards.
  • Previous assessment records (in accordance with validation regulations relevant to the specific unit standard).
  • Journal (Logbook).

    Assessment mechanisms:
  • 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 the relevant ETQA for Transport and Logistics Operations.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA for Transport and Logistics Operations.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered and accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA for Transport and Logistics Operations.
  • Moderation of assessment will be done by the ETQA for Transport and Logistics Operations as prescribed.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be trained, qualified and certified or re-certified (in accordance with validation regulations relevant to the specific unit standard) in this specific unit standard and registered as an assessor with the ETQA for Transport and Logistics Operations. 

  • 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 
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to:
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • Learners have acquired the generic ability to organise and collate EMU equipment and relevant documentation and work to a structured work sequence to test and confirm that EMUs are fit for service or service worthy. 

  • 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:
  • Interpret information from gauges and warning systems to assess the correct operation of the EMU.
  • 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 safe movement of EMUs. 

  • 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 EMU 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.
     
    1. Bombela Operating Company 



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