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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Utilise fixed and temporary trackside indicators for rail movement 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262448  Utilise fixed and temporary trackside indicators for rail movement 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
14634  Utilise various fixed and temporary trackside indicators for rail movement  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner will acquire the necessary knowledge to describe the location and purpose of fixed and temporary trackside indicators in the rail environment. They will be able to identify and react to various trackside indicators applicable to specific environments to contribute to safe movement on rail.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Describing trackside indicators.
  • Reacting to all trackside indicators. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe trackside indicators. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Trackside indicators are identified in terms of appearance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Indicators include but are not limited to speed restriction boards, warning boards, distance boards, catch point indications, warning symbols.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Trackside indicators are described in terms of appearance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The positioning of all trackside indicators is described according to the relevant organizational standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The purpose of the trackside indicators is explained in terms of their expected outcomes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    React to all trackside indicators. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Expected response to trackside indicators are explained according to relevant organizational standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Expected response to degraded trackside indicators are explained according to relevant organizational standards and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Degraded trackside indicators include but are not limited to defective, missing and indistinct indicators.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of incorrect reaction to trackside indicators are explained in terms of railway safety. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in the specific outcomes of the unit standard as well as the integrated competence described in the purpose of the unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Utilisation of trackside indicators.
  • Communication process that is required for a specific situation.
  • Relevant elements of POSMOR.
  • Relevant elements of the OHS Act, Act 85 of 1993. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the deciding on the appropriate reaction to trackside indicators in which responses display that critical thinking is used for responsible decision making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a railway team by complying with standard reactions to fixed and temporary trackside indicators to ensure team safety. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in responding appropriately to all trackside indicators. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about the location of trackside indicators in order to react appropriately and on time. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 14634, "Utilise various fixed and temporary trackside indicators for rail movement", Level 3, 3 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  61849   Further Education and Training Certificate: Train Driving  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  49795   National Certificate: Rail Construction and Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  66709   National Certificate: Rail Operations (Functional Yard Operations)  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. PRASA T/A Metrorail Gauteng North 
    2. PRASA T/A Metrorail Gauteng South 
    3. PRASA T/A Metrorail KwaZulu Natal 
    4. PRASA T/A Metrorail Western Cape 
    5. S-Squared Training Solutions Pty Ltd 



    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.